Chief Executive Officer
Ronald has a broad experience of transforming early-stage technology concepts into mass-market solutions. He has a strong customer focus, and is enjoying the journey from technology idea to reaching mass market solutions. Previously he was CEO of SemiBlocks and General Manager of Qualcomm Nijmegen, furthermore he has been VP Marketing & Sales at various companies. Ronald was responsible for introducing the industry 1st Closed Loop Antenna Tuning to Mobile Phones. Ronald stronghold is combining his international, technical and commercial skills with his drive for closure.
Dr Leo Laughlin
Founder - Chief Technology Officer
Leo’s award-winning research on signal cancellation technology forms the basis of Forefront RF’s product development. He was previously a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, and has worked in the wireless industry on mobile chipset development. He has a Ph.D in wireless communication, has published in top academic and industry journals, and is named inventor on several patents.
Founder - Chief Operational Officer
Julian has been promoting, developing and marketing breakthrough RF technologies for use in mobile phones for over 30 years. He was Managing Director of Cambridge-based TTPCom plc’s Silicon IP Licencing business followed by spearheading the licensing of start-up Nujira’s envelope tracking technology to global chip and handset manufacturers. Julian combines technical knowledge with strong leadership skills and a commercial awareness born of negotiating multi-million pound contracts with blue chip companies around the world.
Director - New Product Introduction
Dr Phil O’Donovan
Phil O’Donovan, as co-founder and Managing Director, helped grow Cambridge-based CSR plc from a start-up of nine into a highly successful FTSE 250 listed fabless semiconductor company employing, in 2015, more than 2,000 people in 23 locations.
Within four years from 1999, CSR became the Bluetooth market leader and supplier of chips to hundreds of global high-volume consumer product manufacturers. By 2012, CSR had achieved annual revenue of $1billion and had, by 2015, shipped close to 4billion chips. CSR was acquired by US company Qualcomm in September 2015 for $2.5billion.