Glenn Krupa is the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Coolpad Americas. He is an experienced leader and sales executive with more than 20 years of advancement and achievement in the wireless industry. Glenn previously spent 14 years at Samsung Electronics America where he was responsible for many accounts as well as growing market share, profitability, revenue and volume. Prior to Samsung, he spent 3 years at Kyocera Wireless growing market and mind share for their mobile division, and also spent 3 years at Qualcomm building the handset division at many US operators.
Chief Product Officer, Coolpad Americas
As Chief Product Officer at Coolpad Americas, John Choi is responsible for leading the company’s product planning, portfolio strategy, and product innovation initiatives. He plays a critical role in furthering the company’s commitment to delivering smartphones, tablets, wearables and IoT products with improved features and user experiences that consumers will love.
Choi hold a BEng (hons) in Computer Systems Engineering, and MSc. in e-Business Management from The University of Warwick in the UK, and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He also holds multiple patents related to product design and product experience.
Chief Technology Officer, Coolpad Americas
As Chief Technology Officer, Steve leads the technological vision for Coolpad Americas and is responsible for ensuring the company’s technical resources are aligned to that vision. His organization is focused on driving the company’s future around 5G, AI and application infrastructure support for IoT.
Steve most recently served as General Manager of TCL Communication, driving the company to an industry-leading position within the North American telecommunication market. He is a veteran of Fortune 500 companies, including Samsung Telecommunication, Ericsson and Panasonic.
Cistulli holds an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC) and a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) from The University of Massachusetts (UMASS). Steve holds multiple patents related to hardware and software designs.
Head of HR, Coolpad Americas
Brandy Cudd is the Head of Human Resources of Coolpad Americas. Brandy has over 20 years of experience as a Senior Leader in the retail industry, working for industry leaders such as Gap Inc. and Williams Sonoma. She’s an experienced leader with a proven track record in building strong teams of between 50 to 500 people that deliver strong results. Brandy will lead all HR functions including talent development, recruiting, benefits, and business support, and will be focused on creating and maintaining Coolpad’s work culture for employees.
Head of Sales, Coolpad Americas
Tim Rowden has worked in the wireless industry for over 25 years. His vast experience includes product management, product marketing, sales and bringing hundreds of products to market. Prior to Coolpad, Tim spent 18 years at Samsung, where he held numerous leadership roles including VP of Product Management, VP/GM for the AT&T Account, and most recently, VP of Product Marketing. His responsibilities will include driving all sales activities for North America and cultivating partnerships. Rowden holds degrees in Electrical Engineering Technology and Marketing from Texas Tech University.
Chief Marketing Officer, Coolpad Americas
Virginia Strickland is Chief Marketing Officer for Coolpad Americas. Virginia is responsible for brand strategy, channel marketing, creative and communications. She has spent over a decade working with top consumer electronics and mobility brands which include Apple, Alcatel, BlackBerry Mobile, and Sprint Prepaid brands Boost Mobile & Virgin Mobile.
She has extensive background and expertise in marketing strategy, brand development, global product launches, and go-to-market strategy. Virginia most recently served as Executive Director of Marketing at TCL Communication, managing the Alcatel, BlackBerry and TCL Mobile brands in North America. She holds Design and Marketing degrees from Cal Poly Pomona.
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