Tom Allen has served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer since June 2014. Mr. Allen co-founded ACME Communications, a US-based broadcasting company in 1997 and still serves on ACME's board of directors and served as its chief financial officer until 2010. Mr. Allen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer for Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. a publicly traded national cable television network and production services company which was acquired in 2013 by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment. Throughout his career, Mr. Allen has held executive positions at major broadcasting and entertainment firms including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Chief Financial Officer of the Fox Broadcasting Company. He has also served as board director for public and private companies. Mr. Allen is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is a certified public accountant.
Slim S. Souissi
President and Chief Operating Officer
Slim S. Souissi has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2014. Prior to that he served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from 2004 to June 2014, and as our Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from October 2002 to 2004. He previously served as our Vice President of Emerging Technologies from December 2001 to October 2002 and as our Principal Research Scientist from May 2000 to December 2001. Prior to joining us in 2002, Dr. Souissi was Principal Staff Engineer in Motorola's research and development operation from November 1994 to May 2000. Dr. Souissi earned a Ph.D. and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Digital Signal Processing from the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (France) and a Master of Science in Engineering from the Ecole Centrale Marseille (France). Dr. Souissi holds 37 U.S. patents, all related to wireless technology.