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Kent Thexton was named President & Chief Executive Officer October 16, 2018 and assumed the permanent role on November 1, 2018. Mr. Thexton joined the Sierra Wireless Board of Directors in March 2005 and has had several roles including Chair of the Board from February 2016 to May 2018 and Interim President & CEO prior to the latest announcement. Mr. Thexton also currently serves as a member of the Board’s Governance and Nominating Committee.
Mr. Thexton brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience in the cellular wireless and IoT industries as well as venture capital technology investing. He held prominent roles as Founding Chief Marketing Officer and board member of O2 plc in the U.K. (now part of Telefonica); the Chief Operating Officer of Rogers Cantel in Canada; and he co-founded a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) business in the U.S. Mr. Thexton has spent the past five years in Canada as Managing Partner at OMERS Ventures and Co-founder and General Partner at ScaleUp Ventures.

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