"George was an obvious choice to lead CradlePoint given his track record of guiding successful technology enterprise teams at HP and nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit with a variety of startups at Highway 12,” Gerry Langeler, board director
Boise, ID (PRWEB) September 30, 2011
CradlePoint’s Board of Directors today named George Mulhern as Chief Executive Officer.
"George was an obvious choice to lead CradlePoint given his track record of guiding successful technology enterprise teams at HP and nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit with a variety of startups at Highway 12,” said Gerry Langeler, board director, CradlePoint. “His vast experience combined with his passion for the CradlePoint business are integral to the role and his collaborative, approachable leadership style will be welcomed by employees, customers, partners and investors."
During his twenty-year career at Hewlett Packard (HP), Mulhern had responsibility for hardware, software and services businesses that ranged in size from several million dollars to multi-billions of dollars of annual revenue. He successfully led businesses with sites located in the U.S., Europe and Asia and developed and implemented growth strategies both organically and through acquisition for the SMB and Enterprise markets. Mulhern’s last position with HP was as Senior Vice President, leading the LaserJet Global Business Unit. More recently, Mulhern was a general partner with Highway 12 Ventures, a Boise-based venture capital fund that served as a catalyst for entrepreneurs and startups to help drive economic growth in the Northwest region.
George serves on McKinsey & Co.’s Advisory Board for their technology practice, the Idaho Technology Council Board of Directors, and is an advisor and guest lecturer at Boise State University. He also served on the Idaho Governor’s Science and Technology Advisory Council.
“I have been actively involved in Boise’s technology community for many years. The Cradlepoint team has done an exceptional job of building a leadership position in the emerging 3G/4G network router market. This is a market that is poised for tremendous growth and I am very excited to be able to help lead this company through it’s next stages of growth and success.”
Pat Sewall, founder and former CEO, has been named Chief Technology Officer and will maintain a leadership position at CradlePoint and on the board.
CradlePoint is the leading provider of 4G/3G network router solutions providing business-grade, secure connectivity from 4G and 3G networks to distributed enterprise, small business and mobile customers. CradlePoint solutions are optimized to provide the highest level of wireless performance and provide management services to ensure the highest level of network uptime. CradlePoint is a privately held company with headquarters in Boise, Idaho. Learn more at http://www.cradlepoint.com.