Leadership Team


Vanu Bose, President and CEO
Dr. Bose is CEO of Vanu, Inc. Founded in 1998, Vanu, Inc. pioneered the commercialization of software-defined radio and was the first company to receive FCC certification of a software-defined radio in 2004. The company has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Software-Defined Radio Forum Achievement Award, IEEE Spectrum Magazine's Wireless Winner, and the GSM Association Technology Award for Most Innovative Infrastructure Product. Dr. Bose has been granted the personal distinctions of being named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a ComputerWorld Honors Program Laureate. Dr. Bose is currently serving as a Commissioner to the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development, as a member of the Army Science Board, and as a member of the Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program Industry Advisory Board. Dr. Bose was a technical expert for the President's Council of Advisors (PCAST) report: Realizing the full potential of government-held spectrum to spur economic growth. Dr. Bose received his B.S, M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
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Andy Beard, Chief Operating Officer
Andy Beard has been an employee of Vanu, Inc. since it began operations. He was associated with the Boston based law firm of Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP from 1993 until he joined Vanu, Inc. Andy specialized in the firm's business practice area primarily representing small businesses and investment funds with respect to corporate transactional and securities matters. Andy graduated from the Boston University School of Law in 1993 and from Dartmouth College, with a B.A. in Philosophy, in 1987.
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Barry West, Board Member
Mr. West was most recently a Strategic Advisor to Clearwire and President of Clearwire International. Prior to joining Clearwire, Mr. West was President of the 4G Business Unit for Sprint Nextel. He previously served as Sprint Nextel's Chief Technology Officer as well as executive vice president and CTO for Nextel Communications Inc. Mr. West is an industry pioneer who helped deploy the first GSM networks while an executive at British Telecom.
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Clay Christensen, Board Member
Dr. Christensen Clayton M. Christensen is the architect of and the world's foremost authority on disruptive innovation, a framework which describes the process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves 'up market', eventually displacing established competitors. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1952. He graduated with highest honors in economics from Brigham Young University in 1975. Later, he received an M.Phil. in applied econometrics and the economics of less-developed countries from Oxford University in 1977, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He received an MBA with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1979, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar. In 1982-1983 he was a White House fellow, serving as an assistant to U.S. Transportation Secretaries Drew Lewis and Elizabeth Dole. In 1992, he was awarded a DBA from the Harvard Business School, receiving the Best Dissertation Award from the Institute of Management Sciences for his doctoral thesis on technology development in the disk drive industry. He is currently the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.
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