Leadership Team

Pioneers in Wireless Communications

Our leadership team is comprised of visionary professionals with a rich heritage in wireless networking and technology innovation. With experience spanning over two decades, our team has been instrumental in bringing to market a variety of groundbreaking Wi-Fi, 4G/5G mobile wireless, and IoT products. Their expertise has shaped the industry, contributing to major advancements while at leading companies like Samsung, Akamai, Qualcomm, and Cisco. The core team, with its roots in Qualcomm, has been pivotal in developing the first OFDMA-based 4G network and the all-IP TD-CDMA and LTE network solutions, setting the stage for today's mobile communications.


Allen Salmasi
Chairman and CEO

Allen Salmasi is the Chairman and CEO at Veea Inc. Prior to co-founding Veea in 2014, Mr. Salmasi was the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of NextWave Telecom Inc. and, its spin-off, NextWave Wireless Inc. (“NextWave”), a San Diego-based company that he founded in 1996. In partnership with MCI Communications Corporation, NextWave developed and substantially implemented the first Mobile Virtual Network Operator (“MVNO”) service in the US. NextWave also acquired substantial spectrum assets in the US and other countries between 1996 and 2007. NextWave Telecom was acquired by Verizon in 2005 and, its spin-off, NextWave Wireless was acquired by AT&T in 2013. NextWave also pioneered several products and technologies that were acquired at various times such as packet-switched wireless broadband network equipment and devices for TD-CDMA, LTE and devices based on various implementations of OFDMA waveform as well as mobile media and streaming software platform that was adopted by Google for Android devices.


Janice K. Smith
Chief Operating Officer

Janice Smith is our Chief Operating Officer based in the New York Office. Janice joined Veea in 2014. Prior to joining Veea, Janice was SVP, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Governmental Affairs for Overseas Ship holding Group, Inc., former largest NYSE-listed crude oil and petroleum product transportation company, where she was responsible for the enterprise risk management function, establishing and executing legislative agenda, including management of the firm’s “PAC” and supervising outside lobbyists. Prior to OSG, Janice was a corporate partner in the New York office of global law firm Proskauer Rose where her practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law transactions. Ms. Smith holds a BBA from Iona College, a JD from Fordham Law School and a Business Certificate from Columbia University.


Mark Tubinis
Chief Commercial Officer

Mark Tubinis is our Chief Commercial Officer. He is a seasoned technology executive recognized for building and managing Global Product and Services Organizations, He has broad experience in virtualized and cloud-based fixed and mobile service delivery (Voice, Video, Data and IoT), and has worked in Engineering Management, Product Management, Business Development, and Strategic Planning and Partnering over his career. At Alcatel-Lucent (via acquisition of WaterCove Networks), Cedar Point Communications, Savant, SeaChange International and now Veea, Mark enjoys working with industry thought leaders to deliver innovative, award winning solutions. Mark holds an MSEE/Computer Engineering and Communications from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a BSEE from Boston University.


Jeff Friedman
Chief Financial Officer

Jeff serves as CFO at Veea. He is a seasoned executive having previously been CFO at Hickey & Associates and Savi Technology and also COO at Pherson Associates. At Veea, he is responsible for all finance and accounting functions and is focused on leading the company growth financing strategy. Jeff was a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Monumental Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, with notable exits including Telverse Communications (acquired by Level 3), Cinea (acquired by Dolby), and Digital Sandbox (acquired by Haystax Technology). Jeff was at MCI in various financial management roles including Corporate Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financial Planning & Analysis. Jeff has a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA in Finance from The George Washington University.

Board of Directors

Allen Salmasi 
Chairman & CEO of Veea
Chairman of the Board

Joël André Ornstein
President at Majorn Corp.
Vice Chairman of the Board

Dr. Hen Suh Park
Chairman & CEO of KICCC

Douglas Maine
Senior Advisor at Brown Brothers Harriman

Srinath Narayanan
Co-Founder and Partner at Admit Capital LLC

Michael Salmasi
Founder and CEO Veea Solutions Inc.

Cyril Abecassis
Director Delphina Limited