Craig Farrill


CEO
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Craig Farrill joined Viziv Technologies from the wireless telecom industry where he is an internationally-recognized visionary, technology and business leader. For over 45 years, Craig has successfully designed, built and expanded national wireless businesses and networks that have enriched the lives of people around the world. The Wireless History Foundation and the University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management recognized Craig for his lifetime contribution to the global wireless industry as a company founder, board member, industry leader, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and technology innovator.

Craig helped fuel the explosive 36-year growth of the global wireless industry as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for major multinational wireless carriers including Vodafone AirTouch, PacTel Corp. and AirTouch Communications. As Global CTO for Vodafone AirTouch, Craig integrated multinational R&D, technology and network operations across 27 countries serving over 100M customers. As PacTel’s CTO, Craig became widely recognized as a pioneer in Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology and deployed the world’s first large-scale commercial CDMA network covering Southern California. Craig led the rapid expansion of PacTel Cellular, guiding and directing network and advanced technology planning, and supporting license acquisition, network design and rollouts, and start-up operations in PacTel’s U.S. and 12 international businesses.

Concurrently, Craig fostered wireless carrier collaboration and accelerated global adoption of next generation 2G and 3G wireless networks by forming and leading the CDMA Development Group (CDG) and 3G Operator Harmonization Group (OHG) – – international wireless industry associations.

After Vodafone, Craig founded inOvate Communications Group in 2000 and Kodiak Networks in 2003, a VC-backed wireless infrastructure company specializing in instant group communications, including push-to-talk (PTT) over cellular. Craig served more than four years as Kodiak’s first President and Chief Executive Officer during the start-up years.

As a FirstNet (U.S. Commerce Dept.) founding board member, acting General Manager and CTO from 2012 to 2014, Craig planned the start-up and nationwide deployment of an American Public Safety broadband wireless network and organization.

Craig has extensive Board (Rockwell/Conexant, Kodiak, CDG, OHG) and trusted advisor (Samsung, Loral) experience.

Craig received his MBA degree from the University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management and his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma, College of Engineering.

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