Team

Passion For Mission & Innovating At The Speed Of Trust

Led by tactical communications veterans, satellite and software visionaries, Reticulate Micro is on a mission to redefine resiliency with the first quantum-protected, open platform for video compression management, terminal management and multi-orbit SATCOM connectivity.

Every employee of Reticulate Micro shares a common passion for innovation, mission and honesty. The discipline and experience of our team means we bring credibility with customers, with partners and with the industry. Our company culture is deeply influenced by the United States Special Operations – the vanguard of new technology innovation. We share the same strategic focus to execute and innovate fast, enabled by trust.

Reticulate MicroManagement Team

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President and CEOJoshua Cryer

Joshua is a United States Air Force veteran with 25+ years of experience in the military communications industry. At Reticulate Micro, he sets the vision and values, while building a world-class executive team to drive the company’s strategy across multiple technology verticals.

Prior to leading Reticulate Micro, Joshua had built a global reputation as a mission-focused, technology innovator in communications for the elite United States Special Operations community and NATO as well as for the defense contractor community. Noteworthy highlights include:

⦿ leading teams that created and delivered disruptive technologies for United States NAVY SEALS as the Branch Chief for Communications Research and Development at the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG);

⦿ spearheading the Satellite Communications (SATCOM) technical team at the NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) in Mons, Belgium, curating a 1.85B Euro space acquisition portfolio; and

⦿ overseeing strategy development at L3Harris Technologies, advising on mergers and acquisitions, directing technical alignment strategies, and establishing the combined Communications Systems (CS) segment SATCOM franchise portfolio.
Amit Shrestha

CFOAmit Shrestha

A veteran international finance leader who has led digital transformation in emerging and public sector markets, Amit oversees Reticulate Micro’s finance strategy and serves as a strategic advisor on global growth strategy.

Following a 20-year career at Microsoft Corporation, Amit brings to Reticulate Micro a passion for fiscal discipline, diversity, and linking business processes and execution to customer success.

In his most recent role as CFO of Microsoft Mexico, Amit led digital transformation efforts and achieved 20% plus sustainable growth. He also served as CFO for Area HQ for GCR, covering China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, where he again leveraged his digital transformation expertise to drive 30% savings in finance resources in a challenging geo-political environment.

Prior to his GCR role, Amit was CFO of Microsoft US Public Sector, where he restructured the business’s sales model and accelerated cloud growth and customer satisfaction. Earlier in his career, he held senior finance roles at Payment Online, Inc., in Seattle and at PWC.

A native of Nepal, Amit is a frequent public speaker on finance transformation. He holds an MBA in Finance from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Philippines University.
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COO and President, Reticulate SpaceDavid Horton

David Horton brings three decades of experience in executive, product strategy and technology leadership roles to Reticulate Micro, where he oversees overall corporate operations and leads the company’s space segment. David thrives at driving growth for both established and fast-growth tech firms in the aerospace, defense and satellite industries.

Most recently, David led product solutions marketing strategy for ALL.SPACE, a leading UK-based satellite terminal innovator. Prior to ALL.SPACE, he served as VP of Sales and Business Development for mmTron, a leading provider of innovative millimeter-wave linear power-efficient broadband products.

He also co-founded and served as CEO for NXT Communications Corporation (NXTCOMM), a mobile broadband antenna firm that was named the 2021 Innovative Company of the Year by the Technology Association of Georgia.

David is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves.
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EVP, Sales and Chief Strategy Officer, Reticulate SpacePaul Scardino

Paul is an executive technology leader whose experience spans 35 years in engineering, program management, business and product development, sales and marketing, business strategy and sales operations.

He joined Reticulate Micro in January 2024 to oversee the sales and the strategic direction of Reticulate Micro’s new and emerging products and services. He also assists in M&A targeting/analysis and their integration into the corporation, the design of the organizational structure and corporate staffing, and the design, development, evaluation, implementation and improvement of corporate goals, policies, processes and structure.

Prior to Reticulate, Paul held senior leadership roles at Comtech, L3Harris Technologies, Speedcast and Globecomm Systems, Inc. In his last two roles leading sales and business development at L3Harris and Comtech, bookings doubled and nearly quadrupled, respectively, each in two years.

Paul holds a BSEE from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and an MBA in Business Management from Hofstra University in New York.
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CCOEddy Martinez

Eddy has 30 years of experience promoting and realizing the business benefits of technology. As CCO of Reticulate Micro, Eddy is leveraging his strong entrepreneurial and leadership experience to bring new products with broad commercial application to market. He oversees Reticulate Micro’s sales, marketing, business development and program management across industry verticals.

Prior to joining Reticulate Micro, Eddy ran “shark tank” for technology investments at Fortune 500 companies. He was responsible for due diligence, project management and annual capital expenditures for all projects totaling more than $100 million.

As a leader with strong influence, communications and relationship skills, he was tasked with leading large teams through major change initiatives. In doing so, Eddy built a strong network of customers, partners, and suppliers that he now engages at the speed of trust.

Eddy is bilingual in English and Spanish and earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and an MBA from Florida International University.
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CTOJohn Dames

John is a creative technology executive with 27+ years of experience in UX, technology innovation, production and development. He is passionate about helping customers find solutions by bringing together business, technical and creative disciplines.

Dames eagerly applies his enthusiasm and experience to Defense, Public Sector and Commercial customers, solving complex problems with simple, usable solutions.

John holds several patents in situational awareness and advanced UI for communications technologies and has helped create more than 20 products in the Defense and Public Sector market.
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EVP, Product & Services StrategyMark Steel

A pioneering 35-year veteran of the communications and satellite industry, Mark leads product and services strategy for Reticulate Micro and serves as CTO for the company’s satellite communications (SATCOM) business segment.

Prior to Reticulate Micro, Mark was EVP of Product & Marketing for ALL.SPACE, a leading UK-based satellite terminal innovator, from December 2022 to January 2024. From 2021 through November 2022, he served as Managing Director of Micro-Ant LLC., an antenna design and engineering firm. He also spent over a decade at Inmarsat, now part of Viasat, holding key roles such as Vice President of Product Development and Strategy and Director for User Terminal Development for the company’s Global Xpress (GX) global broadband network, where he established the type approval function for Inmarsat’s GX product portfolio.

Mark previously served as senior director of Engineering at Cobham Satcom, where he helped lead the development of a new set of products, focusing on micro terminals, flat panel arrays and solving challenges inherent with comms on the move.

A UK native, Mark served for 15 years in the Royal Air Force working on Airfield Navigational aids, including terrestrial microwave links. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Satellite Communications, in addition to an MSC in Electronics from the University of Bedfordshire and an MBA from the University of Liverpool.
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Sr. Dir. BDThomas Larkin

Thomas Larkin is a technology and innovation enthusiast who has been bringing new capabilities to the Department of Defense, both US and international, for the last seven years.

With a keen eye for opportunities, Thomas has seen repeated success in beating the new capability valley of death and has multiple notable program wins.

Thomas is focused on new capability test and assessment opportunities both in the US and abroad, strategically aligning notable government exercises with programs.
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Principal ArchitectBrian Hawkins

Brian is a dedicated and results-driven professional with a passion for technology and innovation. At Reticulate Micro, he leads software development across multiple platforms and supports R&D strategy for the company’s next-generation products and features. He brings 15 years of software and product development with a focus on wearable tech and mobile app development.

Brian has worked for both startups and established companies, contributing to and leading the creation of innovative wearable and digital solutions for the defense and the public sector. He thrives on challenges, continuously expanding his knowledge and embracing innovative ideas to make a meaningful impact in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Brian is an Eagle Scout who holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from Missouri State University. While a student, he was a top 15 US finalist in the 2009 Microsoft Imagine Cup for his GreenENV project designed to reduce corporations’ carbon footprint through more efficient power consumption and temperature monitoring of data centers.
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Sr. Dir., Business DevelopmentLouis Sutherland

Louis Sutherland is a retired United States Army Major with over 37 years in the defense communications industry. At Reticulate Micro, he serves as the lead for defense tactical communications redefining connective resiliency through quantum-protected, open platform video compression management. Prior to serving Reticulate Micro, Louis built a reputation as a mission-focused, technology innovator for the United States Special Operations Community, having served as a communications officer for a tier one unit in the Army. Louis has led the way in the mobile, tactical communications space and is well-known in the industry for other highlights including:

⦿ defense leadership in the global tactical radio space at Persistent Systems (MPU5);

⦿ Business Lead for Global Public Safety and Government for the IoT (Internet of Things) Solutions Group in Cisco Systems; and

⦿ the design, development, and deployment of Dynamic Link Exchange Protocol (DLEP), and the Cisco 5915 Embedded Services Router.

Louis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Texas (now Tarleton Texas A&M), and he attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth.
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Sr. Director, Marketing and CommunicationsAnne Wainscott-Sargent

Anne is an award-winning writer and communicator for disruptive deep tech industries, who leads marketing, PR and brand communications for Reticulate Micro.

In a diverse career, Anne has worked as an entrepreneur, technology journalist, and communications director for commercial tech startups in the space and defense sector. Her industry expertise also includes government, academia, biopharma, telecom, science, security and publishing.

Anne has written for several industry publications, including 13 years contributing to Via Satellite and Avionics International. Her byline also has appeared in Upward, the quarterly magazine of the International Space Station.

She began her career in corporate communications at NCR and later helped launch AT&T’s award-winning employee magazine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and a graduate certificate in communications management from Rutgers State University. She is an APMP-credentialed Bid and Proposal Management professional and the author of two non-fiction books.
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Director of MarketingDerek Cahill

As Director of Marketing, Derek is responsible for RM's branding and coordinating marketing strategies. Derek is the founder and President of GoBig, a digital agency working with Fortune 1000 and startup companies on branding, marketing, social media, direct response and other marketing and operational services in the areas of product marketing, retail distribution, marketing automation, CRM and more. Previously Derek was in the founding group and CTO of MediBuy.com, a $120M funded startup by Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia Capital.
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Business Development ExecutiveEmil Reynolds

Emil Reynolds brings a 23-year track record of achieving mission-critical results in fast-paced environments through dynamic action, teamwork and leadership to Reticulate Space. A successful small business defense contractor and 10-year U.S. Army veteran, who served both in conventional forces and in Special Operations, Emil most recently founded Combat Bound LLC, where he led innovation in electronic warfare, combat extraction, and nano-UAV weapon appliques to support warfighters and first responders.

Additional career experience included key roles in global business development, product development leadership and test and evaluation for the government and commercial sector. His career entails in-depth experience with live, virtual, and constructive experimentation, research and development, test & evaluation, and tactical operations. His military experience enables him to understand the needs and to visualize and conceptualize innovative technologies that revolve around operations and innovstions in rescue, protection, and lethality. These innovations are focused on improving the performance and survivability of soldiers in the field, always prioritizing a decrease in Warfighter load, and including autonomous systems.

As a warfighter, a business owner and business developer, Emil is staunchly dedicated to providing innovative solutions to U.S. and allied armed forces. He is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy – Strategic Leadership from Liberty University and earned his MPS in Organization Development and Change from Penn State University.

Reticulate Micro leadership team has decades of experience working with the following companies and organizations:

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Reticulate MicroStrategic Advisors

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Senior Science AdvisorRadmilo Bozinovic

Radmilo Bozinovic, PhD has been involved in various areas of computer science and engineering for over 45 years. His doctoral research at SUNY/Buffalo involved multiple aspects of artificial intelligence and pattern recognition, resulting in a still widely cited system for off-line handwriting recognition.

Dr. Bozinovic holds several patents in fields covering a wide spectrum of signal processing, data transformation and user interface, with close to 600 reference citations in other works.
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Advisory Board MemberGary W. Goldstein

Beginning his career as a criminal defense attorney for an underserved African American community in San Francisco, Gary later moved to Los Angeles to break into the film industry. After ten years running his own literary management firm, he became a full-time film producer who's generated over $1 billion at the box office, including films like Under Siege, The Mothman Prophecies, and Pretty Woman, which became the highest-grossing live action film in Disney’s history. His films have received multiple Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe.

Gary is also a collaborative partner in establishing the PowerSource Summit, the brainchild of Dr. Christyl Johnson, Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments at NASA’s Goddard Center.

With a lifelong passion for health and human performance, Gary sits on the board of directors for Stratosphere ATC, Inc. and has acted as an advisor to numerous companies with a focus on technology designed to deliver a better human experience.
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Advisory Board MemberHarry Xenitelis

Colonel (Retired) Harry Xenitelis served a total of 30 years in the US Army, primarily as a Signal Corps officer, retiring in April of 2016. Career highlights include multiple tours in the Special Operations community, full and part-time service in the Hawaii Army National Guard, and several deployments in support of various combat operations. He earned the Military Free Fall, Master Parachutist, and Air Assault skill badges. After retiring, COL(R) Xenitelis was the Director of Business Development at Tampa Microwave for several years before starting his consulting business in 2019.
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Strategic AdvisorMike Henry

Michael is a high achieving operationally minded senior leader excelling in high stress environments drawing from 29 years of unique SOF military experience with 12 combat deployments across the globe. He specialized directing the communications at the national and strategic level and solving the most difficult national security communications problems around the world in contested and dynamic environments.

Michael brings experiences of excellence and winning as a technical and operational director with a demonstrated history of working solutions with multiple US and coalition governments, agencies, and industry partners. He led several digital transformation efforts within DoD impacting all Services while demonstrating expertise resolving challenges and delivering a plan with results that enabled strategic decision making. Skilled in innovative technologies, strategic partnerships, cross functional team leadership, and technical solution designs with Command C5ISR Systems.

Mike graduated from University of California Davis with a Bachelor of Science in managerial economics and Embry Riddle with an MBA. Holds Top Secret, SCI Clearance.
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Strategic AdvisorKeyvan Bohlooli

With a remarkable career of senior executive results in diverse industries, Mr. Keyvan Bohlooli knows what it takes to transform companies and drive business results through strategic vision and technology innovation.

Kayvan brings decades of engineering, technology development, and leadership expertise, developed and refined in his leadership roles at Naturener USA, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Ryder Systems, NextEra Energy Resources, and Florida Power and Light (FPL).

Mr. Bohlooli holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for Samsung Mobile and Actian, a Big Data Silicon Valley company. He is also a member of the CIO Network of the Wall Street Journal. Active in his community, he is a Board Member for the Education Foundation of Martin County, Florida.
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Strategic AdvisorBabak Aghevli

Mr. Babak Aghevli brings more than four decades of technical, managerial and executive leadership
background in technologies that have been market disruptive in multiple industries. Through his work as
the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for companies in software development and mobile satellite
technologies, he is uniquely qualified to set strategies in those areas. Babak has a strong knowledge of
software development, real-time location systems, satellite, manufacturing and telecommunications
industries.

Babak currently serves as the CTO of DeCurtis Corporation, a leading provider of location and proximity-
enabled solutions in complex environments. He oversees software engineering strategy and
development for a suite of products and services used in hospitality, safety and security, and
predominantly, the $8.3 billion cruise industry.

Reticulate MicroBoard Members

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Executive ChairmanMichael Chermak

Michael Chermak has 40 years of experience in leadership roles in the healthcare industry and has raised over $200 million for his various enterprises, both private and public. Michael is the founder of Makena Investment Advisors, LLC., a firm focused on assisting emerging companies access equity capital markets. He currently serves as an officer and/or director for a few select public and private entities. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Healthdemographics, Inc., a company in the healthcare predictive data and decision support business, with over 1,200 clients worldwide and was regularly sourced by the Wall Street Journal for articles on the healthcare industry. He sold the company in 1997 to Medirisk.
In 1998, he was the co-founder, initial investor, and original Chairman of Medibuy.com, an Internet healthcare supply vendor. Medibuy raised over $140 million in its first 18 months of operation backed by leading VCs such as Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia, Oak, and institutional investors including Alianz. Medibuy acquired the ecommerce initiatives of two leading GPOs, Premier and Columbia HCA, that at one time accounted for nearly 70% of healthcare product expenditures in the US. Medibuy was sold to GHX (Global Health Exchange), an ecommerce company founded by General Electric, Abbot, Baxter, Medtronic. Becton-Dickinson, Braun, Guidant, Tyco, Siemens, and others.

He worked in China for over 6 years and was the former Chairman and CEO of Bridgetech Holdings International (OTC: BGTH), which focused on introducing Western medicine into China. He has served on the Board of Directors and as an Audit Committee member of Beijing Origin Seed (NASDAQ: SEED), a Chardan Capital SPAC.

Michael graduated from the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management. Michael and his wife fund and run a 501c3 animal sanctuary and are focused on animal rescue and the support of rescue organizations.
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Independent DirectorIan Subel

Ian Subel has been nominated to serve as an independent member of our board of directors commencing as of the effective date of the registration statement. Ian is currently Managing Director of Fogel Capital Partners (2011 –Present), providing corporate finance advisory services through numerous Family Office and other organizations in, amongst others, the renewable energy, insurance, consumer products, healthcare, technology, oil and gas sectors. Mr. Subel was a Managing Director at Deloitte Corporate Finance, LLP from February 1998 to February 2002 and became a Partner during his five-year tenure at Fisher Hoffman Sithole/Panell Kerr Forester (1992 – 1997).

Ian has extensive executive experience leading wealth management firms. Ian graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accounting and holds a CPA and several insurance licenses.
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Independent DirectorDoug Cole

Doug Cole has been nominated to serve as an independent member of our board of directors commencing as of the registration statement’s effective date. From November 2017 to August 2021, Mr. Cole was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Battery Metals Corporation (OTCQB:ABML) and led the transition from a lithium exploration and development company to a lithium asset and lithium-ion battery metal recycling company.
Doug has been a Partner with Objective Equity LLC since January 2005, a boutique investment bank focused on the high technology, data analytics, and the mining sector, overseeing all ongoing deal activities.

Doug received his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.

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