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Ashok Rao

5 Saddlewood Estates

Houston, Texas 77024

arao@excaliburpictures.com

 

 

·        Serial Entrepreneur with four successful technology start ups.  Has taken a company public (IPO) with a market cap in excess of $400mm.

·        CEO of Excalibur Pictures - currently producing three full length feature films, scheduled for release in 2007.

·        Vice Chairman, Intellicheck Corp (“IDN”). Angel Investor in 5 high-tech startups.  On the Boards of several private & public companies. President of TIE Houston.

·        From 200 to 2003, was CEO of Prime Wave Communications, a broadband wireless access technology start-up. Revenues of $50 million. Sold it in 2003.

·        Founded Trex Communications Corporation in Dec 1997.  In the Satellite Communications business TrexCom’s revenues reached $60 million in 2 years.  Sold TrexCom to L3 Communications in March 2000.

·        President of the North-American operations of Houston-based Enron Corporation 1996/1997.  Revenues grew from $300 million in 1996, to $2 billion in 1997.

·        Founded Midcom Communications in 1990.  As CEO, grew the company into the ninth largest long distance carrier with $250 million in annual revenues, culminating in a successful IPO in July 1995. Was one of the first Indian Americans to take a company public.

·        Professional speaker:  Keynote speaker at numerous conferences, Rice University and Franklin Pierce University.  Also a motivational speaker at private sessions for Fortune 500 companies and various trade organizations.

·        Guest lecturer at Rice University and USC. Trustee – Franklin Pierce University.

·        Founded ASCENT, the largest trade association for the long distance & wireless industry with over 1,000 member companies.  Was Chairman for its first 2 years.

·        BS in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi.  MS from Marquette University. Diploma in Financial Management from the London School of Economics.

·        Married to Sheela, 2children; hobbies include golf, guitar, photography, poetry and various charitable organizations.