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bio_SturzaMark Sturza

Mark Sturza is President of 3C Systems Company, which he founded 25 years ago to provide consulting expertise in the design, development, analysis, and regulation of communications systems.

Mark has been a key contributor to over a dozen venture startups. He was a member of the Teledesic founding team (Gates–McCaw “internet in the sky”), and advised the management and technical teams for the 12 year life of the company. Mark was technical lead for the Eagle River (Craig McCaw) due diligence leading to ICO’s emergence from bankruptcy. He has provided due diligence services to numerous venture funds.

Mark has served as a technical advisor to Microsoft and Google in spectrum regulatory matters. He was a member of the founding technical teams of SiRF Technology (GPS chipsets, 2004 IPO NASDAQ:SIRF), WirelessHome (broadband wireless access systems, acquired by Western Multiplex), and TrueSpan (digital video broadcast receiver chipsets, acquired by SiRF Technology).

Mark’s prior industry experience includes senior engineering management and technical positions at Teledyne, Magnavox, and Litton, where he developed advanced navigation and guidance systems for both commercial and government customers. Mark has served on the Boards of Directors of several startups. He holds twenty-nine patents in communications system design, with several additional patents pending, and has presented over 30 technical papers.

Mark has a BS in Applied Mathematics from Caltech, a MSEE from the USC, and a MBA from Pepperdine University. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and is a member of the Institute of Navigation, the Pacific Telecommunications Council, and the Society of Satellite Professionals International. Mark holds a General Radiotelephone Operator License from the FCC.