Meet our Board & Advisors

Board of Directors & Advisors

R. Gerard Salemme


Currently is Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and a Director of Pendrell Corporation. Mr. Salemme has over 27 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He was Executive Vice President-Strategy, Policy and External Affairs of Clearwire Corporation, a broadband wireless service provider deploying operations throughout the United States and in other countries throughout the world. He is also a Principal of Eagle River Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Eagle River Investments, LLC. Mr. Salemme was Senior Vice President, External Affairs of XO, and, before joining XO, he was AT&T Corporation's Vice President of Government Affairs, directing AT&T's federal regulatory public policy organization, and overseeing AT&T's participation in the FCC's narrowband and broadband PCS auctions. Prior to joining AT&T, Mr. Salemme was Senior Vice President, External Affairs for McCaw Cellular Communications Inc. He also held the position of Senior Telecommunications Policy Analyst for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance. He also served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts. Mr. Salemme earned a B.A. in Political Science and Economics, and an M.A. in Economics, from Boston College.

Amit Mehta

Currently is a Vice President at Eagle River, an investment firm based in Kirkland, Washington. Since 2006, Amit has been responsible for the firm's investments by leading its diligence efforts, structuring and negotiating transactions, as well as managing the accounting, human resources and legal services teams. Throughout his career, Amit has held a variety of leadership positions in the high tech and telecommunications industries and has served as a consultant and board member to a number of early-stage and established telecom and digital media companies. He served as Treasurer at Nextel Partners, Inc. where he also was a member of the team that sold the company to Sprint Nextel for $6.5 billion and then its integration into Sprint. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance and Corporate development at Monet Mobile Networks, the first 3G mobile wireless broadband operator in the United States. As a founding team member at Monet, Amit raised more than $50 million from strategic and financial partners. Amit started his career with the AT&T Corporation. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Howard G. Trott

Currently Chief Executive Office of RECON Dynamics. Mr. Trott has spent more than 30 years working with telecommunications pioneer Craig McCaw’s companies. Howard has completed a vast array of high-profile projects ranging from solar farms and aviation projects to large conservation projects. He is deeply focused on advancing green energy technologies, and designing with sustainability and conservation. Most recently he has worked on large scale storage projects in the Western United States. Howard's experience working with utilities and utility contractors makes him uniquely qualified to lead and accelerate RECON's growth in the utility industry.