Raymond Paul Dolan

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Raymond Paul Dolan
Born (1957-09-15) September 15, 1957 (age 65)
United States
NationalityAmerican
EducationUnited States Naval Academy (B.S.)
Alma materColumbia University (M.B.A.)
OccupationExecutive, mechanical engineer, United States Marine Corps pilot
Known forCDMA IS-95A and Flash-OFDM

Raymond "Ray" Paul Dolan (born September 15, 1957) is an American mechanical engineer, executive, and former United States Marine Corps pilot notable for his involvement in the development of the CDMA-based digital cellular technology known as IS-95A.[1][2] Dolan also oversaw the development of the signal processing technology Flash-OFDM.[3] He co-founded Flarion Technologies, which was acquired by Qualcomm, and currently leads Cohere Technologies.[4][3]

U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Dolan to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee in 2016. Currently, he still holds this position (see National Communications System).[5][6][7][8]

Education[edit]

Dolan graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.[9] He was a member of the Naval Academy's rowing team, the Navy Crew.[9] He also earned an M.B.A. from the Columbia University School of Business.[5][6]

Career[edit]

Dolan served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a tactical jet pilot for more than seven years before being honorably discharged in 1986.[5][1]

He became a field engineer at PacTel Cellular in 1986, eventually becoming Manager of Network Operations before leaving the company.[10][1]

CDMA IS-95A[edit]

From 1988 to 1996, Dolan served in numerous roles at Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile, which would eventually become Verizon.[11] As Director of Technologies, he was involved in the development of the CDMA-based digital cellular technology known as IS-95A.[2]

After leaving Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile, Dolan served as COO of NextWave Telecom from 1996 to 2000.[11] In 2003, Dolan was appointed to the board of directors of American Tower, a position that he still holds today.[2][12][13]

Flash-OFDM[edit]

After NextWave, Dolan co-founded Flarion Technologies in 2000.[2] At Flarion, Dolan oversaw the development of the signal processing technology Flash-OFDM.[3][14][15] Dolan became Chairman and CEO of Flarion Technologies up until its acquisition by Qualcomm in 2006, which formed Qualcomm Flarion Technologies.[3][11] Dolan also served as CEO of Qualcomm Flarion Technologies and eventually became Senior Vice President of Qualcomm Inc.[5][6][16]

Other work[edit]

In 2008, Dolan was appointed to the board of directors of Nii Holdings, a position which he held until 2012.[17] He was also appointed the president, CEO, and a board member of Sonus Networks in 2010.[16][18] Dolan joined Cohere Technologies as the company's Chairman in early 2018, and later that year as the company's CEO.[19]

Appointments by President Barack Obama[edit]

In 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama appointed Dolan to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2001.
  2. ^ a b c d "Ray Dolan - Cohere Technologies | BIG 5G Event Speaker". tmt.knect365.com.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ray Dolan Dons a 5G Cap at Cohere". Light Reading.
  4. ^ "Cohere Technologies promises a 'spectrum multiplier'". February 3, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c d Committee Member Biography - The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. The President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
  6. ^ a b c Obama taps president of Mass. tech firm for national security post.
  7. ^ "White House Appoints Sonus CEO Raymond Dolan to NSTAC". www.techzone360.com.
  8. ^ Committee Members,Meetings and Advisory Reports. FACADatabase.gov.
  9. ^ a b 150th Anniversary of Navy Crew.
  10. ^ "A0T.XE Company Profile & Executives - American Tower REIT - Wall Street Journal". www.wsj.com.
  11. ^ a b c "Sonus appoints Raymond Dolan president, CEO". October 14, 2010.
  12. ^ "Board of Directors". Company-corporate.
  13. ^ "DEF 14A". www.sec.gov.
  14. ^ "Flarion created to develop data rooted technology". November 30, 1999.
  15. ^ Reading 6/13/2002, LR Mobile News Analysis Light. "Nextel Trials Flarion's Flash". Light Reading.
  16. ^ a b Sonus names Qualcomm exec Dolan to top roles.
  17. ^ "NII HOLDINGS, INC. DEF 14A". www.sec.gov.
  18. ^ "Sonus Networks Names Raymond Dolan CEO - Update". RTTNews.
  19. ^ "Cohere gains new CEO, former boss of Sonus and Flarion". Rethink.
  20. ^ "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts". whitehouse.gov. October 8, 2015.