At Taoglas, we understand that it is our team of experts, working to provide and maintain a superior level of service, that allows us to stand out from our competitors. Read the bios below for a brief introduction to some of the key members of our team.
Dermot co-founded Taoglas with Ronan Quinlan in 2003 and since then the duo have successfully grown the company into the dominant player in the IoT antenna and RF market that it is today. Having worked in technology sales since graduating from University College Dublin, Dermot moved to Taiwan where he met Ronan. It was here they co-founded Taoglas. Subsequently, Dermot moved back to his native Ireland to set up Taoglas HQ and global sales. After great success, he moved to San Diego to set up Taoglas USA operations in 2011 where he continues to remain.
Dermot is a recognized thought leader in the IoT industry and is also accredited with creating “The best IoT party” and networking event every year at MWC Americas. When not selling Taoglas, Dermot enjoys outdoor activities as well as spending time with his young family.
Ronan is a co-founder of Taoglas and has over 20 years’ experience in the electronics industry, between Asia and Europe. Ronan’s expertise in this area covers a broad spectrum, with a key focus on production, quality processes, and antenna and wireless product roadmap.
Ronan operates out of Taoglas headquarters in Ireland and serves as co-CEO of Taoglas Group. He has overall responsibility for the Taoglas EMEA region, and Taoglas Asia operations, where he spends a number of months each year.
Dennis is responsible for all aspects of business, including sales, marketing, customer support, engineering and operations. Prior to joining Taoglas, Kish served as President of the Fiber business at Google, where his team brought a triple-play (internet, TV, and telephone) service to market across the US.
Kish’s general management experience also includes roles as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, Vice President and General Manager of ST-Ericsson’s Connectivity & Peripherals business unit, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Connected Entertainment Business at NXP Semiconductors. Kish holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State University.
Charlotte is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global marketing programs, including product marketing, go-to-market planning, sales enablement and thought leadership programs. Charlotte brings more than 20 years of marketing and public relations experience from wireless and device OEM industries working in executive marketing and corporate communications positions at Ericsson, Novatel Wireless and Becton & Dickinson.
She also held executive positions on the agency side and founded her own consulting practice, serving clients such as Verizon, Nuance, Geotab and Epson. Charlotte holds a Bachelor in Economics and a Master of Business Administration and International Marketing and Management from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
With more than 30 years of experience, Dave joins Taoglas from Quectel, where he was the National Director of Technical Sales. Previously, he has held senior positions at CalAmp, Wavecom and Insight Electronics.
Eric (Youngmin) Jo
Dr. Eric Jo is responsible for managing Taoglas’ worldwide operations and leading its global effort for advanced internal antenna product development. Eric has over 25 years’ experience in the wireless industry, specializing in RF and antenna theory, technology development, manufacturing, quality control, and sales. Prior to joining Taoglas, Eric served in several executive positions including CEO, CTO, COO, President of East Asia, and VP of technology development.
He holds a Ph.D. and a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, and a BE degree in Electronic Engineering from Korea University and has published over 40 patents and papers in the related fields.
As General Counsel, Autumn oversees the legal function for Taoglas worldwide including risk management, contract management, IP Portfolio management, litigation management and corporate governance matters. Autumn is licensed by the California State Bar and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California. Prior to joining Taoglas, Autumn had a private legal consulting practice where she served as outside General Counsel and legal consultant to companies in the private sector ranging from startups to multinational enterprises with 4000+ employees and multiple subsidiaries worldwide. Autumn also previously worked as a civil litigator representing clients in employment, commercial, premises liability, and municipal tort/civil rights cases. Autumn has represented clients in the technology, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, health and wellness, electronic components, wireless infrastructure, power, military aeronautics, and agriculture industries. In addition to her Juris Doctor, Autumn holds a M.S.B.A in Entrepreneurship, B.A. in Business Administration (Human Resources Management), and a B.A. in Communication Studies.
Christina is responsible for all aspects of the company’s global People & Talent Strategy and related activities including Organisation Design and Development, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Learning and Development and Compensation & Benefits. Christina brings more than 20 years of International Human Resources and Business Operations experience from a number of industries including Technology, Telco, Renewables and BPO and has held global C-Suite roles in other Irish International companies including NTR Plc and Voxpro.
She holds a number of non Executive Board and Committee positions in various Irish organisations. Christina holds a Master of Business Administration from Dublin City University and a BA Degree in Finance and HRM.
Mo Nasser is an award-winning veteran of the Internet of Things (IoT) industry with over 25 years of global executive leadership experience. He is responsible for driving the innovation, product management and business development of Taoglas’ extensive, world-leading IoT portfolio.
Prior to joining Taoglas, Mo oversaw the IoT business at Sprint. His responsibilities included creating and commercializing innovative IoT solutions that impact the way people live, companies operate, and societies evolve. Mo led a team of over 35 professionals which focused on exploring and implementing leading-edge technologies including IoT applications, artificial intelligence (AI), big data analytics, cloud computing as well as edge computing.
Olivier joins Taoglas from AVX Inc where he was the Global Marketing Director of the RFS business unit. He has more than 20 years of experience within the antenna industry and has held executive positions throughout engineering, business development, and sales at numerous companies.
Olivier holds a MSc in electrical engineering with a specialty in telecom, antennas and high frequency electronics from ENSIL (Engineering School in Limoges, France), as well as a licentiate degree in high frequency electronics and optoelectronics from IRCOM Limoges.
Fergus is a globally experienced IT leader. He has held senior leadership positions in large Engineering and Life Science companies in Europe and Asia. Fergus brings more than 30 years Information Technology knowledge to the company. He has significant experience in aligning IT initiatives with business needs and in leveraging digital transformation as a business enabler.
Fergus is responsible for all aspects of the company’s Information Technology programs, including ERP, PLM, CLM, CRM and Infrastructure. Fergus holds a Bachelor in Computer Science from The Queens University Belfast, and an MBA from HKUST, Hong Kong, China.