Advisory Board

Chee Kwan – Mr. Kwan is currently the vice president of worldwide sales at Altair Semiconductor, the world’s leading producer of single mode LTE chipsets.   Mr. Kwan is responsible for all demand creation efforts for Altair.  Prior to joining Altair, Mr. Kwan was vice president of worldwide marketing and sales at Broadlight, Inc., a leading supplier of GPON solutions for the global fiber-to-the-home market. Before joining Broadlight, Mr. Kwan was CEO of start-up company Siimpel, aimed at becoming a supplier of auto-focus systems for the smartphone market.  Mr. Kwan began his career as a marketing product line manager at Conexant Systems, a leading provider of communication chipsets.   Mr. Kwan rose to become the senior vice president and general manager of Conexant’s Personal Communications Division before leaving to take the CEO position at Siimpel.
 
Joseph Adam – Mr. Adam has a passion for building businesses based on disruptive technology.  Over the last ten years he has lead both large public and small private organizations through commercialization and rapid growth of new technology based businesses.  He is presently CEO of Espada a disruptive equipment company commercializing femtolaser technology which will replace conventional laser and mechanical machining in a broad range of industrial and consumer applications.   Prior to Espada Joe was the COO/CEO of Thermal Technology an advanced materials company which was sold to GTAT in 2013 and CEO of Triformix an optical components company which was sold to Biorad in 2012.   He has also held executive positions in technology development and operations in Statschippak (contract mfg), Wispry (MEMS), and Skyworks (RF semiconductor).   He presently serves as an advisor  to IC Clarity (3D imaging), Femtometrix (semiconductor metrology), Wispry (RF MEMS), and Ultrawave Labs (medical imaging).    


Joe Mikhail - Mr. Mikhail is a seasoned corporate ventures executive. In addition to driving corporate incubation, technology spinouts and CVC programs, he is an entrepreneur who has successfully founded and directed several software startups. Joe has also been an advisor and consultant for a variety of startup to mid-sized companies.  Currently leading Worldwide Open Innovation at Lenovo, he is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and establishing strategic equity investments to bring innovation to market, such as Meta in the augmented reality space and Neura in IoT.  Prior to that, Joe has led and helped create the Corporate Venture Capital program at Flextronics, focused on Series A/B strategic investments. Also at Flextronics, he co-founded and led internal incubation and innovation efforts, generating a successful joint venture, Jamdeo, and a SaaS spinout, elementum, among many other innovation programs.


Howard Mirowitz - Mr. Mirowitz brings over 30 years of experience in high-tech business and new product development to icClarity.  He is a member of the Investment Committee of The Cove Fund I LLC and is an Expert-in-Residence at the Institute for Innovation at the University of California-Irvine (UCI).  He also works with private equity investors in identifying, evaluating and closing investments in high-tech businesses.  He served on the Board of Directors of SBI-Razorfish prior to its sale to aQuantive, which was subsequently acquired by Microsoft.  Howard co-managed Mitsubishi Electric’s U.S. high-tech business incubator, which created PocketNet, AT&T Wireless’s first Internet-capable smart phone, and On Command Video’s first digital pay-TV system for hotels.  The incubator also seed-funded OpenWave, which had a successful IPO.  Prior to this, Howard led advanced product planning in Mitsubishi’s U.S. Information Systems Group; and he supervised product marketing in Mitsubishi’s U.S. Computer Division, where he launched several new products that achieved leading U.S. market shares and started a U.S. final assembly facility for PC’s.  At Western Digital, Howard led the company’s entry into the Imaging business, achieving the leading share of the worldwide PC display controller market.   Earlier in his career, he headed market research and planning at Microdata Corporation and led Deloitte & Touche’s information systems consulting practice in Philadelphia.  He began his career in software engineering at McDonnell Douglas.