ParkerVision, Inc., is a leader in proprietary radio frequency (RF) technologies. With decades of RF technology expertise, it designs, develops and markets advanced wireless solutions for current and next generation communications networks.
Protected by a highly-regarded worldwide patent portfolio, the Company’s solutions for wireless transfer of RF waveforms addresses society’s needs for a broad range of wirelessly connected devices that deliver high levels of RF performance, coupled with best-in-class power consumption.
Board of Directors
Jeffrey L. Parker
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey L. Parker has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of ParkerVision since the company’s inception in August 1989 and was president from April 1993 to June 1998. From March 1983 to August 1989, Mr. Parker served as executive vice president for Parker Electronics, Inc., a joint venture partner with Carrier Corporation performing research, development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry. Mr. Parker is a named inventor on 31 U.S. patents.
Among other qualifications, as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Parker has relevant insight into company operations, the technology industry and related risks, as well as experience in bringing disruptive technologies to market.
Frank N. Newman
Audit Committee Member
Frank N. Newman has been a director of ParkerVision since December 2016. Mr. Newman has served since 2011 as chairman of Promontory Financial Group China Ltd., an advisory group for financial institutions and corporations in China. From 2005 to 2010, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Shenzhen Development Bank, a national bank in China. Prior to 2005, Mr. Newman served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Bankers Trust and chief financial officer of Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank.
Mr. Newman served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury from 1994 to 1995 and as Under Secretary of Domestic Finance from 1993 to 1994. He has authored two books and several articles on economic matters, published in the U.S., mainland China, and Hong Kong.
Mr. Newman has served as a director for major public companies in the U.S., United Kingdom, and China, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall. He earned his BA, magna cum laude, in economics at Harvard.
Paul A. Rosenbaum
Audit Committee Member
Paul A. Rosenbaum has been a director of ParkerVision since December 2016. Mr. Rosenbaum has extensive experience as a director and executive officer for both public and private companies in a number of industries. Since 1994, Mr. Rosenbaum has served as chief executive of SWR Corporation, a privately-held corporation that designs, sells, and markets specialty industrial chemicals. Since 2009, Mr. Rosenbaum has been a member of the Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation Council of Trustees, and previously served as president of the Council. In addition, from September 2000 until June 2009, Mr. Rosenbaum served as chairman and chief executive officer of Rentrak Corporation, a Nasdaq publicly traded company that provides transactional media measurement and analytical services to the entertainment and media industry and from June 2009 until July 2011, Mr. Rosenbaum served in a non-executive capacity as chairman of Rentrack. From 2007 until 2016, Mr. Rosenbaum served on the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Portland, including as vice chairman from 2012 to 2016.
Mr. Rosenbaum was chief partner in the Rosenbaum Law Center from 1978 to 2000 and served in the Michigan Legislature from 1972 to 1978, during which time he chaired the Michigan House Judiciary Committee, was legal counsel to the Speaker of the House of the state of Michigan and wrote and sponsored the Michigan Administrative Procedures Act. Additionally, Mr. Rosenbaum served on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, as vice chairman of the Criminal Justice and Consumer Affairs Committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures, and on a committee of the Michigan Supreme Court responsible for reviewing local court rules.
Robert G. Sterne
Robert G. Sterne has been a director of ParkerVision since September 2006. He also served as a director from February 2000 to June 2003. Since 1978, Mr. Sterne has been a partner of the law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, specializing in patent and other intellectual property law. Mr. Sterne provides legal services to ParkerVision as one of the company’s patent and intellectual property attorneys.
Mr. Sterne has co-authored numerous publications related to patent litigation strategies. He has received multiple awards for contributions to intellectual property law including Law 360’s 2016 Top 25 Icons of IP and the Financial Times 2015 Top 10 Legal Innovators in North America. Among other qualifications, Mr. Sterne has an in-depth knowledge of ParkerVision’s intellectual property portfolio and patent strategies. He is considered a leader in best practices and board responsibilities concerning intellectual property.