Executive Management

Michael Vladescu , President & CEO

Michael Vladescu is responsible for all operations of WiLAN, including the development and implementation of the company’s strategic and operating plans.

Michael brings more than 20 years of management experience related to all aspects of patent licensing, portfolio development and patent prosecution.

Prior to joining WiLAN, Michael was Vice-President, Licensing and Intellectual Property at MOSAID Technologies where he led the effort to license the company’s patent portfolio to many of the world’s best known electronics companies and drove success in their patent licensing programs. Michael also previously held the role of Patent Portfolio Account Manager with Semiconductor Insights, a leader in technical and patent analyses of integrated circuits and electronic systems.

Michael has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo and also holds an Executive MBA from Queen’s University.

Andrew Parolin , Senior Vice-President

Andrew Parolin is responsible for the licensing of WiLAN’s portfolio of wireless, wireline, digital television and other technologies.

His previous role with WiLAN was Vice-President, Wireless Technologies, which he assumed in November 2007. During his tenure, the business unit negotiated license agreements with over 95 companies including global technology leaders ASUSTek, BlackBerry, Sharp and Samsung.

Before joining WiLAN, Andrew worked at SiGe Semiconductor, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in next-generation integrated circuit designs, where he served as Director of Wireless Data Products.

Andrew has a MBA from the University of Ottawa, a Master of Applied Science from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. Andrew is a member of the Licensing Executives Society.

Ken Stanwood , CTO

Ken Stanwood is responsible for government affairs, university technology transfer, litigation support, and technical advisory of acquisitions and investments. Ken brings more than 30 years of experience in broadband wireless technology development including protocol and algorithm development, intellectual property, and standardization. For the past 16 years, Ken has been involved in developing the foundational technology for 4G broadband wireless networks.

Ken was a co-founder of the WiMAX Forum, vice-chair of 802.16 and the first technical working group chair of the WiMAX Forum. He holds more than 100 U.S. patents in broadband wireless communications.

Prior to WiLAN, Ken served as Executive Vice President, Technology and Standards for NextWave Wireless. His responsibilities included systems engineering for forward looking mobile broadband wireless technology; corporate intellectual property strategy; and corporate standards strategy. NextWave Wireless acquired Cygnus Communications, which Ken had co-founded to create WiMAX semiconductor products.

Ken holds a BS in Mathematical Sciences from Oregon State University and a MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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