Board of Directors
Philip Brace was appointed to the Inseego Board of Directors in 2023. Mr. Brace has 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, server, IoT and storage industries and has served in multiple roles across various disciplines, including software, hardware, engineering, marketing, and sales. His most recent role was as President and CEO of Sierra Wireless Inc. from July 2021 to January 2023, where he led the company through operational improvements that increased profits by more than 100 percent and grew revenue by more than 40 percent, culminating in a successful acquisition by Semtech. Prior to Sierra Wireless, Mr. Brace served as Executive Vice President of Veritas Technologies from 2019 to 2021 and President of Cloud Systems and Electronic Solutions at Seagate Technology from 2015 to 2017. Mr. Brace began his career at Intel Corporation and LSI Corporation, holding various engineering and management roles.
Mr. Brace holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. Mr. Brace is also a member of the Board of Directors at Lantronix and Blackberry.
Christopher HarlandIndependent Director
Christopher Harland was appointed to the Inseego Board of Directors in 2019. Mr. Harland is a Founding Partner of PJT Partners, based in New York, NY, as well as a member of the PJT management committee. Prior to joining PJT Partners, Mr. Harland spent 32 years at Morgan Stanley. From 2008 to March 2015, Mr. Harland served as Chairman and Regional Head of Morgan Stanley Latin America and was also a member of the Management Committee and International Operating Committee. Under his leadership, Morgan Stanley significantly expanded the scope of its operations in Brazil and Mexico and opened new offices in Peru, Colombia, and Chile. Before assuming responsibility for Latin America, Mr. Harland was Global Head of the Media and Communications Investment Banking Group from 1996 to 2007. In this capacity he advised many leading media and communications companies on a variety of acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate financing. He is a trustee of the New York Studio School, a director of Round Hill Developments and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Harland graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, attended Oxford University and received an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.
Christopher Lytle was appointed to the Inseego Board of Directors in 2020. Mr. Lytle is a proven leader with extensive experience providing strategic vision to SaaS-based businesses and investing in technology companies. He served in a consulting capacity as Inseego’s Head of Government Affairs from April 2020 to October 2020 and has provided strategic consulting services to the company since 2018. Mr. Lytle previously served as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Enterprise SaaS Solutions from August 2017 to October 2018. Prior to joining Inseego, he was President of Cavulus, a privately held SaaS-based technology provider in the healthcare industry. Before joining Cavulus, Mr. Lytle was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and was Lead Portfolio Manager of RCL Capital, a hedge fund focused on small and mid-cap telecom and wireless technology businesses. He also recently became Chairman of Prolifiq, a leading cloud-native provider of sales-enablement applications to Salesforce customers.
Mr. Lytle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lafayette College.
James B. Avery
James B. AveryIndependent Director
James B. Avery was appointed to the Inseego Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Avery joined Tavistock Group in 2014 and is currently a Senior Managing Director. From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Avery was a Managing Director and Co-Founder of GCA Savvian, a boutique investment bank. In addition, he held the position of Representative Director for GCA Corporation, GCA Savvian’s parent company, which was publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Prior to GCA Savvian, Mr. Avery spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley in the New York and Silicon Valley offices advising clients across a number of industries on strategic, merger and acquisition, and capital market transactions. Mr. Avery has also held roles at Edward M. Greenberg Associates, Burson- Marsteller, Westdeutsche Landesbank, and Republic National Bank of New York.
Mr. Avery holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University. Mr. Avery also serves on the Board of Directors of FrontWell Capital Partners.
Jeffrey TuderIndependent Director
Jeffrey Tuder was appointed to the Inseego Board of Directors in June 2017. Mr. Tuder is a Partner of Ambina Partners, a private investment firm that makes private equity and credit investments and is the Founder and Managing Member of Tremson Capital Management, LLC (Tremson), a private investment firm focused on identifying and investing in securities of undervalued publicly traded companies. Prior to founding Tremson, he held positions at SEC-registered investment advisors that primarily invest in undervalued securities of publicly traded companies, including serving as the Director of Research for KSA Capital Management, LLC from 2012 until 2015 and as a Senior Analyst at JHL Capital Group, LLC during 2011. From 2007 until 2010, Mr. Tuder was a Managing Director of CapitalSource Finance, LLC, a publicly traded commercial finance company where he analyzed and underwrote special situation credit investments in the leveraged loan and securitized bond markets. From 2005 until 2007, Mr. Tuder was a member of the investment team at Fortress Investment Group, LLC (Fortress), where he analyzed, underwrote, and managed private equity investments for several of Fortress’s private equity investment vehicles. Mr. Tuder began his career in various investment capacities at Nassau Capital, a privately held investment firm that managed the private portion of Princeton University’s endowment and ABS Capital Partners, a private equity firm affiliated with Alex Brown & Sons. Mr. Tuder served on the Board of Directors of MRV Communications, Inc. (MRVC) until August 2017, where he also served as Chairman of the Audit Committee prior to its sale to Adva Optical Networking. Mr. Tuder also serves as a director of a number of privately held companies.
Mr. Tuder holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. Mr. Tuder’s private equity and hedge fund investment experience, his expertise in evaluating both public and private investment opportunities across numerous industries, and his ability to think creatively in considering ways to maximize long-term shareholder value, provide a valuable background to serve as a member of our Board, as Chair of our Audit Committee, Chair of our Compensation Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Stephanie BowersIndependent Director
Stephanie Bowers was appointed to the Inseego Board of Directors in 2021. Ms. Bowers has two decades of U.S. government experience at the White House and with the U.S. Department of State. She has worked in Washington, D.C., and U.S. embassies across the world to promote U.S. economic and commercial interests, helping U.S. companies expand into new markets and engaging with high-ranking business and government officials around the globe on commercial projects. Ms. Bowers most recently served as Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in The Bahamas. Previously, she held senior positions in both Democratic and Republican administrations, including serving as Chief of Staff for the Western Hemisphere at the State Department and as a National Security Council Director at the White House. As an Economic Officer in Spain, Ms. Bowers led the U.S. government’s engagement on information and communications technology (ICT) issues.
Ms. Bowers was a Fellow for MIT’s Seminar XXI on Foreign Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Affairs, and French Language and Literature from The George Washington University. Ms. Bowers is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, where she received a Master of Science in National Security Strategy.