Management Team

Grid2Home's veteran team brings together years of experience and proven success across a wide range of environments from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 multinationals. Our management team's experience spans a variety of relevant industry segments such as cellular communications, Bluetooth, and Zigbee from both the end-product and semiconductor perspectives. Active in driving HAN communications standards, the Grid2Home management team brings an unmatched combination of business savvy and communications protocol expertise to the fast-growing Smart Grid market.

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Rick Kornfeld

President and CEO

Mr. Kornfeld has worked for some of the region's most notable tech companies, including Linkabit, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments. Currently the President and CEO of Grid2Home, Mr. Kornfeld was most recently EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, NextWave Wireless and NextWave Broadband and previous to that served as President & CEO, Staccato Communications from 2004 to 2006.

Prior to taking the helm of Staccato, Mr. Kornfeld was vice president and general manager of Texas Instruments' Wireless Chipset Business Unit. He joined TI as part of the acquisition of Dot Wireless, where he was co-founder, chairman, and CEO. Prior to founding Dot Wireless, Mr. Kornfeld was a founding member of NextWave Telecom, Inc., where he was the senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Products division. Previously, Mr. Kornfeld was vice president of engineering at Qualcomm, leading the development of the first commercial CDMA subscriber equipment. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Kornfeld held technical positions at M/A-Com Linkabit.

Mr. Kornfeld received his B.S. from the University of California, San Diego where he was also named the Alumni of the Year in 2001. He serves on the Council of Advisors of UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of CommNexus, the Chairman of EvoNexus, the Vice-Chairman of the San Diego AIPAC Council and serves on the national AIPAC council.

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Don Sturek

CTO and Co-founder

Co-founder and CTO of Grid2Home with more than 20 years experience in the software design of IP, mesh networking and wireless protocols and products. He has been an active member IEEE, ZigBee, Blue tooth and ISA, holding key chair positions. He is actively involved in ZigBee in defining the next generation standards for Smart Energy. Don formally co-founded Figure 8 Wireless, which developed the original ZigBee stack and was acquired by Chipcon and then Texas Instruments.

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Mike Bourton

Co-founder and VP of Business Development

Leveraging more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Mike Bourton co-founded Grid2Home Inc, a VC well funded software development company, providing innovative networking products for the Smart Grid.

Mr. Bourton has extensive experience working with early stage and established telecom companies, developing their strategic plans, business models, product and marketing plans and guiding them through their life cycle. His functional involvements have spanned general management, design and development, marketing, corporate and strategic marketing and planning, market development and product line management, corporate alliance and business development.

Prior to Founding Grid2Home, Mr. Bourton was Director of New Business Development for Texas Instruments in the Home Networking. He also served as vice president and general manager for Agilent Technologies where he was responsible for the design and manufacture of telecommunication testing and service assurance equipment and was vice president and general manager for Acterna Corporation, the largest provider of communications test solutions for telecommunications and cable network operators. While at Acterna, Bourton was responsible for the design and marketing of test equipment for the field access network, from voice, DSL to high speed optical. He began his management career in the UK at Telspec and then IPM, providers of communications systems. At IPM he was general manager of Europe and Asia responsible for the development of payphone equipment and marketing in Asia.

Mr. Bourton received his bachelor’s degree in Communication Engineering from Plymouth University, UK. He is US citizen.

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Gordon Lum

Vice President of Engineering

With over 23 years experience in the design, development, and deployment of all types of digital communications equipment, Mr. Lum leads the company’s engineering team with overall responsibility for taking the G2H SE2 Software to production. Prior to joining Grid2Home, Mr. Lum founded and acted as Vice President of Engineering at TurboNet.