The Team

Ciaran Connell

Chief Executive Officer

Ciaran Connell has over 33 years experience of the communications and semiconductor industry, and has gained Fortune 500 experience in Strategy, Operations, Business Development and Corporate Investments & Acquisitions. Ciaran has extensive experience in identifying, starting, penetrating, building and developing new technology markets in the semiconductor arena.

Prior to Decawave, Ciaran headed Strategy and Business Development (EMEA) at Freescale France. Prior to that Ciaran worked at Motorola in France and the US, and Cornel.

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Michael McLaughlin

President & CTO

Michael McLaughlin is a veteran of more than 33 years of the communications and semiconductor industry, and is an acknowledged authority on ultra wideband. Active in IEEE UWB standards development since 2002, Michael proposed and had ratified key parts of the IEEE802.15.4a standard. Michael is the author of Decawave’s patents.

Prior to Decawave, Michael worked with Parthus, and was chief technologist at Cornel Electronics and Lake Datacommunications. 

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Graeme N Walker

Chief Financial Officer

Graeme has over 25 years of finance experience including 20 years in the semiconductor industry. Graeme is responsible for all investor relations, corporate finance, strategy planning, financial management and corporate governance activities at DecaWave.

Prior to jointing DecaWave, Graeme was the CFO of MicroEmissive Displays plc and Freescale EMEA. Graeme also held senior roles at Motorola and Rolls-Royce.

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William McFadden

Chief Operations Officer

William McFadden is a 27 year veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry, with experience in senior level program management, systems architecture, hardware design, and business unit strategy development in a range of wired and wireless technology developments including SONET/SDH, WLAN, WPAN and Bluetooth.

Prior to joining Decawave, William held positions with Duolog, Parthus, AT&T and Lucent Technologies.

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Billy Verso

Vice President Software

Billy Verso is a 25-year veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry, with senior level experience in software project management, embedded systems architecture and interfaces, software design and implementation, and extensive knowledge of DSP and microprocessor systems.

Prior to Decawave, Billy was Design Authority and Head of Software at Lake Datacomms, and Senior Design Engineer at Cornel Electronics.

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Luc Darmon

Chief Marketing Officer

Luc Darmon is a 27 year veteran of the communications and semiconductor industry. Luc has extensive experience in complex technical customer offers in the high-tech and semiconductor domains, including development and commercial contract negotiation, business development, partnerships, alliances and customer relationship building.

Prior to joining DecaWave, Luc worked in strategic marketing and management roles with Freescale and Siemens Automotive. Luc holds a EE MSc degree specializing in electronics and signal processing from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Electricite, Electronique, Informatique et Hydraulique in Toulouse, France.

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Gerry O’Grady

Chief of Staff

Gerry has 27 years experience in the technology sector with both design and managerial capabilities. Gerry is responsible for customer account management, hardware & software design and the management of complex, multi-site engineering programs at DecaWave. Prior to joining DecaWave, Gerry was the Engineering Director at Silansys Semiconductor and was Project Manger at Frontier Silicon. Gerry also held senior roles at Parthusceva, Microsol, Invotron and Graftel Systems.

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