Marc J. Eisenberg, Chief Executive Officer
Marc Eisenberg joined ORBCOMM in 2002 and has served in a variety of roles beginning as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Eisenberg was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Before joining ORBCOMM, Mr. Eisenberg was a Senior Vice President of Cablevision Electronics Investments, where he was responsible, among other duties, for selling Cablevision services including video and Internet subscriptions through its retail channel. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations at the consumer electronics company, The Wiz, he was responsible for more than 2,000 employees and $1 billion in annual sales.
Michael W. Ford, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Ford joined ORBCOMM in 2018 and oversees the Company’s financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, reporting, accounting, tax and treasury functions, as well as focus on operations management. Mr. Ford has more than 30 years of experience as an international business leader for multi-billion dollar revenue companies, heavily focused on strategic business and financial planning as well as operations management. Prior to joining ORBCOMM, he served as Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending for Emigrant Savings Bank. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with Tyco International where he held several executive management positions at its various subsidiaries, including Vice President of Operations for Tyco Fire Products; Global Chief Financial Officer for ADT Security; President of Tyco Integrated Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Chief Financial Officer for Tyco SimplexGrinnell as well as Chief Financial Officer for Tyco Integrated Fire and Security based in Sydney, Australia. In addition, Mr. Ford spent 13 years at Ryder System, Inc. and held several financial management positions, including European Finance Director based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Mr. Ford received both his MBA and BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
John J. Stolte, Jr., Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations
John Stolte joined ORBCOMM in 2001 and is responsible for the technology and operations group, including the development, launch and operation of ORBCOMM’s second generation satellite constellation as well as ground infrastructure development and support, customer access portals and corporate-wide information systems. He has more than 25 years of technology management experience in the aerospace and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining ORBCOMM, Mr. Stolte held a number of senior management positions at Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he was responsible for the design, manufacturing and launch of ORBCOMM’s first generation satellite constellation. Mr. Stolte began his career with McDonnell Douglas in a number of positions, including at the Naval Research Laboratory, where he led the successful integration, test and launch of a multi-billion dollar defense satellite. Mr. Stolte has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis and a MBA from George Mason University.
Christian G. Le Brun, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Christian Le Brun joined ORBCOMM in 2005. Prior to joining ORBCOMM, Mr. Le Brun was an attorney with Chadbourne and Parke LLP, where he oversaw a broad range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings and work-outs, as well as debt and equity financing arrangements involving publicly-held and private companies. Mr. Le Brun received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and his B.S. in finance from Lehigh University.
Craig E. Malone, Executive Vice President, Product Development
Craig Malone joined ORBCOMM in 2011 as the Senior Vice President of Product Development. Mr. Malone has over 20 years of experience in leading teams engaged in the development of innovative products and solutions for the M2M, wireless and telecommunications industries. Prior to ORBCOMM, Mr. Malone was the Senior Vice President of Product Development and Operations at Skybitz. He also served as the Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer at GeoLogic Solutions and held executive positions at Philips Electronics and Raytheon Company. Mr. Malone received his M.S. in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts.
Jerome B. Eisenberg, Chairman
Jerome Eisenberg joined the Board of Directors of ORBCOMM in 2001 and served as CEO and President of ORBCOMM from 2004 to 2008. A satellite industry veteran, Mr. Eisenberg helped found Satcom in 1993. Before becoming a satellite pioneer, Mr. Eisenberg was a partner in the law firm of Eisenberg, Honig and Folger; CEO and President of Helenwood Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of equipment for the U.S. Department of Defense; and Assistant Corporate Counsel for the City of New York. Mr. Eisenberg is the father of Marc Eisenberg.
Didier Delepine, Director
Didier Delepine was elected to the ORBCOMM Board of Directors in May 2007 at the annual stockholder meeting. Mr. Delepine served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Equant (now Orange Business Services, global data networking and managed communications) from 1998 to 2003. Previously, Mr. Delepine served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Equant’s network services division and as Chairman and President of Equant’s Integration Services division in the Americas. Prior to joining Equant, Mr. Delepine held a range of senior management positions at SITA, the global telecommunications and technology organization supporting the world’s airlines. He has also held directorships at Intelsat, Ltd., a global provider of communications services and at Eircom Group plc, an Irish communications company.
Marc J. Eisenberg, Director
Marc Eisenberg has been seated on the ORBCOMM Board of Directors since February 2008. See "Management Team" above.
Marco Fuchs, Director
Marco Fuchs joined the ORBCOMM Board of Directors in 2001. Mr. Fuchs is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board of OHB Technology A.G., positions he has held since 2000. Previously, Mr. Fuchs worked at OHB Orbitale Hochtechnologie Bremen-System A.G., first as a Prokurist (authorized signatory) and then as Managing Director. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney for Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue in New York, and in Frankfurt am Main.
Karen Gould, Director
Karen Gould was elected to the ORBCOMM Board of Directors in June 2018. Ms. Gould presently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Turner Corporation in New York. She also presently serves on the Board of Directors and as Audit Committee Chair of Clark Builders, a subsidiary of Turner Construction operating in Canada. Previously, Ms. Gould held various senior executive positions in the telecommunications industry, including at Bell Canada, AT&T, Centerpost Corporation, and Ameritech Corporation, and was also a founding principal of several start-ups. Prior to that, she served as an Investment Banker at Kidder, Peabody & Company where she focused on serving technology and other high-growth companies and at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Timothy Kelleher, Director
Timothy Kelleher rejoined the ORBCOMM Board of Directors in March of 2008 after previously serving from December 2005 to June 2007. He is a Managing Member of KMCP Advisors II, LLC and Silver Canyon Group, LLC (investment management), and is focused on providing growth capital to established companies. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Pacific Corporate Group, which he joined in 2002. Prior to joining Pacific Corporate Group, Mr. Kelleher was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Desai Capital Management Incorporated from 1992 to 2002, and held positions at Entrecanales, Inc., L.F. Rothschild and Co. Incorporated and Arthur Young and Co.
John Major, Director
John Major joined the ORBCOMM Board of Directors in April 2007. Mr. Major is the founder and President of MTSG (strategic consulting and investment). From April 2004 to October 2006, Mr. Major also served as Chief Executive Officer of Apacheta Corporation, a privately held mobile, wireless software company. From August 2000 until January 2003, Mr. Major also held Chief Executive positions at Novatel Wireless, Inc., a wireless data access solutions company and Wireless Knowledge, a joint venture of Qualcomm Inc. and Microsoft Corp., positions he attained after nearly 20 years of wireless experience at industry powerhouses including Qualcomm and Motorola. Mr. Major is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Broadcom Corporation and a director of Lennox International, Inc., and Littelfuse, Inc.
Gary H. Ritondaro, Director
Gary Ritondaro became a member of the ORBCOMM Board of Directors at the time of ORBCOMM's initial public offering. Mr. Ritondaro served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation (entertainment, marketing and information services for the lodging and healthcare markets), a position he held from 2001 through 2010. Prior to joining LodgeNet, Mr. Ritondaro served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Mail-Well, Inc., an NYSE-listed manufacturer of envelopes, commercial printing and labels. Mr. Ritondaro was also Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ferro Corporation, an NYSE-listed international manufacturer of specialty plastics, chemicals, colors, industrial coatings and ceramics.