Board of Directors
James (Jay) Monroe III
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Jay Monroe is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Globalstar, Inc.. He has held the Chairman position since Thermo Capital Partners purchased the assets of Globalstar in April 2004. He was the Company's CEO from January 2005 through July 2009 and July 2011 through August 2018.
Mr. Monroe has been the majority owner of the Thermo Companies since their founding in 1984. Mr. Monroe has overseen operations in a wide variety of businesses at all phases of growth from startup through maturity. Under his direction the Thermo Companies founded or acquired companies in diverse industries including power generation, natural gas exploration and production, industrial equipment distribution, real estate, telecommunications, financial services and leasing services. Mr. Monroe is on the Board of Directors of Thermo Capital Partners and several of its portfolio companies. Mr. Monroe is a graduate of Tulane University.
William A. Hasler
Mr. Hasler served from 1984 to July 1991 as Vice Chairman of KPMG Peat Marwick, an international public accounting firm. From July 1991 to July 1998, he was Dean of the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. After leaving Berkeley, Mr. Hasler served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Aphton Corp, a biotechnology firm. He held this position until July 2004. Mr. Hasler serves as director of Ataraxis Biosciences and Rubicon Ltd., and has previously served as director of Aviat Networks, DiTech Networks Corp., Mission West Properties, the Schwab Funds, Solectron Corp. and Tousa Inc.
James F. Lynch
James F. Lynch has served as a director since December 2003. He has been Managing Director of Thermo Capital Partners, L.L.C. since October 2001. Mr. Lynch serves as Executive Chairman of Fiberlight, LLC, a facilities-based provider of metropolitan fiber-optic network infrastructure and high-bandwidth connectivity solutions and served as CEO from 2015 through 2017. Mr. Lynch has also served as Chairman of Xspedius Communications LLC, a competitive local telephone exchange carrier which was a Thermo affiliate, from January 2005 to October 2006 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Xspedius from August 2005 to March 2006. Prior to joining Thermo Capital Partners, Mr. Lynch was a Managing Director of Bear Stearns & Co., an investment banking and brokerage firm.
Since January 2013, Mr. Cowan has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cowan Consulting Corporation LLC, a privately held company that manages investments and provides strategic planning and board advisory services. From July 2007 to January 2013, Mr. Cowan was the President of Strategic Planning and Corporate Initiatives at Sprint Corporation, with responsibilities that included developing the long-term strategic plan for Sprint, restructuring and managing Clearwire Corporation as a public company consortium including Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Intel, Google, and Bright House Networks, and managing the sale of control of Sprint to Softbank. From May 1996 to January 2007, Mr. Cowan held a variety of roles at BellSouth Corporation, which subsequently merged with AT&T, including Chief Development Officer, Chief Network Field Officer and President of Marketing and Product Management.
Mr. Wolff serves as the Chairman and CEO of Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in mobile, dexterous, tele-operated robots. Mr. Wolff served from 2009 to 2014 as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman at satellite communications firm ICO Global Communications which was subsequently renamed Pendrell Corp. In 2003, Mr. Wolff co-founded Clearwire Corporation, where he served as President, CEO and Co-Chairman. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Wolff also served as President of Eagle River Investments, a telecom and technology focused private equity and venture capital fund, and as a member of the board of directors of various public and private Eagle River portfolio companies.
Since October 2012, Mr. Lovett has served as managing partner of Eagle River Partners LLC, a privately held investment and advisory company. Until April 2012, Mr. Lovett served as the CEO and President of Charter Communications. Previously he was COO and joined Charter in August 2003 as Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Lovett’s career in cable and telecom related companies began in 1980 with Centel Communications where he held a number of positions in operations. He was with Jones Intercable Inc. from 1989 to 1999 rising to Senior Vice President with responsibility for operations in nine states; and AT&T Broadband as Regional Vice President of Operations from June 1999 to November 2000. He served as Executive Vice President of Operations for OneSecure Inc. a managed security service company providing management/monitoring of firewalls and virtual private networks from November 2000 to December 2001; and was Chief Operating Officer for Voyant Technologies Inc. a voice conferencing hardware/software solutions provider in Denver from December 2001 to August 2003.
Director and Vice President of Finance, Business Operations and Strategy of Globalstar
Timothy E. Taylor serves as Vice President, Finance, Business Operations and Strategy of Globalstar. Mr. Taylor also serves as Vice President of The Thermo Companies, the majority owner of Globalstar. Before joining the Company in 2010, Mr. Taylor was an Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Brown Brothers Harriman where he focused primarily on buy-side, sell-side and capital raising activities in the telecommunications industry.