Chris Lytle has more than two decades of experience on Wall Street and with public/private investing roles primarily focused on the technology and telecom space, including two periods of employment at Morgan Stanley & Co. from 1991-1998 and 2006-2009. The former period involved roles in corporate finance, equity research, and fixed income trading. After he started the RCL Capital hedge fund in 2003 at John Levin & Co., he sold a minority stake of the Fund to Morgan Stanley in 2006 and continued in his role as Managing Director and lead Portfolio Manager of the Morgan Stanley Small/Mid-Cap Hedge Fund until 2009. The fund primarily focused on the wireless, telecom equipment and technology industries.
Prior to Inseego from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Lytle was the lead external investor and President of Cavulus, a privately-held SaaS-based technology provider, which provided a cloud-based platform automating marketing, sales, enrollment and compliance operations for consumer-facing health plans. As President, he oversaw Corporate Strategy and led sales efforts to help drive growth from 12 to over 30 enterprise health plan customers. As lead outside investor, he led the sale of his investor network holdings to the Company’s largest client in 2016.
As Executive Vice President and head of Strategy, Mr. Lytle is responsible for creating and overseeing Inseego’s long-term strategies to drive profitable growth in new and existing markets, as well as the development of strategic partnerships and acquisitions that address SaaS-based telematics and IOT solutions. Mr. Lytle holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Lafayette College.
Ashish Sharma is a technology industry senior executive with vast experience driving major innovation for IoT and mobile solutions and SaaS companies. With a diverse background in sales, marketing, strategy, product management and engineering, he brought numerous highly innovative products to market and helped build multi-billion dollar brands in the mobile industry for companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, Alvarion, FreeWave and Spectralink.
Prior to joining Inseego, Ashish was Chief Marketing Officer at Spectralink where he authored a new end-to-end mobility vision and strategy for the company for multiple enterprise segments. Prior to Spectralink, Ashish was Senior Vice President and General Manager for Graymatics, a cloud-based machine-learning SaaS company. At Graymatics, Ashish led sales and marketing efforts for the North America market and significantly grew the company’s large enterprise customer base. Before Graymatics, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at FreeWave, an IoT company focused on Oil & Gas, Utility and Defense Industries. Prior to FreeWave, Ashish was the Vice President of Marketing for Alvarion where he played a prominent role in building and growing the WiMAX industry into a multi-billion dollar market. Ashish also held multiple sales, marketing and engineering roles for Ericsson and Qualcomm and helped create the early market adoption of CDMA technology. He is a well-known industry expert in mobile and wireless system architectures.
Ashish holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of District of Columbia, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University and a Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Finance, Marketing and Strategy.