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Novatel Wireless appoints new CEO

Staff writer | San Diego, Ca., USA | October 30, 2015
Novatel WirelessOctober 30, 2015, San Diego, Ca., USA - Novatel Wireless, a provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and inventors of MiFi technology, appointed its current chair, Sue Swenson, to serve as CEO.
Ms. Swenson brings decades of leadership experience and operational expertise in the wireless technologies industry. She was president and COO of PacTel Cellular, which later became part of AirTouch Cellular.

She served as CEO and president of Cellular One and as president of Leap Wireless before landing at T-Mobile USA where she was COO until moving to MVNO startup Amp'd Mobile. Most recently she served as CEO of Sage, North America, a software firm.

She also sits on a number of boards including those of Harmonic, Spirent Plc, and Wells Fargo. Ms. Swenson is chair of FirstNet has been a member of Novatel Wireless's Board of Directors since 2012 and has been chair of the Board since 2014.

Ms. Swenson replaces Alex Mashinsky, whose employment with the Company was terminated on October 27, 2015.