EXECUTIVE TEAM

 
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DANIEL L. HODGES
Board Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Mr. Hodges founded and acted as Chairman for Transform-X, Inc., the former holder of our DragonWave-X and Lextrum subsidiaries. Mr. Hodges also served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of, Medusa Scientific LLC, a science and engineering research and development company. When one of  Medusa's   technologies    showed extreme commercial promise, he made the decision to spin it off and formed TM Technologies, Inc., a 'sister-company,' to commercialize the proprietary modulation technology. He continues to serve as Board Chairman and CEO of TM. We believe Mr. Hodges has an extraordinary business development mindset, strong investigative research experience and deep experience within both the commercial sector and the U.S. Department of Defense and related areas. In addition to his commercial successes, Lieutenant Colonel Hodges served for 26 years as a military member, spending his last 18 years in service as a senior flight instructor with the Air National Guard and retired in September 2014. Mr. Hodges holds multiple U.S. Patents as inventor including a "Method and System for a Grass Roots Intelligence Program" along with numerous radar and communications and radar-related technologies. As an author he wrote and published a volume titled "Future Span" covering current and future U.S. energy paradigms. As the founder and leader of multiple enterprises, he has built organizations from inception that included subsidiaries covering focus areas of Aerospace, Marine, Communications, and Scientific R&D.
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JOHN E. HOWELL
Director, President and Co-Founder
Mr. Howell held senior roles within Transform-X, Inc. and TM Technologies, Inc., including as CEO of Transform-X and President of TM Global, LLC.  Prior to leading TM Global, Mr. Howell was a Co-Founder of the Willowdale Family of boutique advisory companies. Mr. Howell continues to serve as Willowdale’s Non-Executive Chairman. Outside of leading efforts on behalf of Willowdale’s clients, Mr. Howell is also an active leader with a number of national non-profits, particularly in the fields of children’s health and veterans’ affairs. Mr. Howell was an early member of the Business Advisory Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s venture philanthropy activity (MVP). Mr. Howell also serves as one of the four Directors of The Rip Van Winkle Foundation, the New York-based Foundation funded largely with proceeds from the Estate of late New York Yankee Henry “Lou” Gehrig and his wife Eleanor. Previously, Mr. Howell served the U.S. government in a variety of uniformed and civilian capacities worldwide for the United States Army and Central Intelligence Agency. John is both Airborne and Ranger Qualified. Mr. Howell is a Fulbright Scholar and alumnus of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
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DUSTIN H. MCINTIRE, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. McIntire is an electrical design engineer with more than 20 years of experience designing hardware and software for embedded and consumer electronics, wireless communications systems, and the Internet of Things. Additionally, he has an acute broad area expertise over several technological fields and is a skilled technologist and systems architect with a history of successfully leading projects and teams from concept through production utilizing extensive background in computer architecture, low power circuits, embedded software, and communications protocols.  Previous commercial accomplishments include co-founding of a cloud-based SaaS company providing IoT services, hosting hundreds of thousands of devices for multiple Fortune 500 companies and developing a scalable edge computing system to perform distributed tracking using multimodal sensing assets. Previous government program experience includes leading efforts under multiple successful DARPA STO programs including early software defined radio technology and a technology transition program into the US Army for distributed target tracking and classification.  Companies Dr. McIntire has led as either a Chief Technologist, CTO, or CEO include Tranzeo Wireless, Arrayent, Prodea, and Silver-Bullet Technology.  He holds a B.S. from Stanford, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
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BUD PATTERSON
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Patterson brings over 30 years of operational and engineering experience in the development of wireless communications systems and semiconductors. He most recently served as COO of Silver Bullet Technology, leading an expert team to successfully deliver commercial products and government projects while managing on-shore and off-shore manufacturing resources to build low and high-volume products, including management of export restricted materials. Mr. Patterson has a unique interdisciplinary skill set and holistic approach to the design-for-manufacturing process which results in manufacturable products on tight engineering schedules. Recent commercial successes include the design through production delivery of an embedded IoT platform for the automotive telematics market. Government successes include delivery of software defined radio platforms for multiple DARPA STO programs. Previous roles and companies include VP Operations at Coretex, VP Engineering at Tranzeo Wireless, Sensoria Corporation and Accelerix, as well as senior engineering management roles at MOSAID Technologies, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems and Brooktree Corporation. Mr. Patterson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and graduated from the Leadership and Management Program at the University of California San Diego.
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KEVIN M. SHERLOCK
Secretary and General Counsel
Mr. Sherlock is licensed to practice law in Washington D.C., Florida and Arizona, having graduated from Georgetown with his Juris Doctorate. He began his legal career as an associate in the Washington D.C. office of a New York law firm with a practice area of aviation law, insurance defense litigation (including complex multi-district air crash disaster litigation) and general corporate matters. After 5 years, Mr. Sherlock opened his solo practice in 1993, with a focus on small business mergers and acquisitions. Since 1996, Mr. Sherlock has been involved in various capacities with small public companies, including serving as corporate secretary, senior management, general counsel, and as a director. Mr. Sherlock has had considerable experience in corporate structure, preparation and review of SEC filings, and mergers and acquisition work. Since 2008, Mr. Sherlock has worked as a law partner at the firm he co-founded Heurlin & Sherlock, PC, in Tucson, Arizona, with a focus on business litigation, securities arbitration, and security clearance matters. Since 1995 Mr. Sherlock has been involved with a non-profit organization, Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, including as Vice-President since 1996 and a Director since 1999. Kevin joined ComSovereign full-time in January 2020.

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