Executive Team


Pat Sewall, Founder and CEO

Pat has more than 25 years of experience in wireless software, Internet services, and embedded electronics. He served as Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Cradlepoint, Inc, the market leader in securely connecting people, places and things with 4G LTE, SD-WAN and Cloud services. He also founded and was CEO for UCEEM, a SaaS WiFi security company, and Ridgerun, Inc, a developer of Linux-based mobile phone software. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and MS in Computing Science from UC Davis.

Pat Sewall
Founder and CEO

Pat has more than 25 years of experience in wireless software, Internet services, and embedded electronics. He served as Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Cradlepoint, Inc, the market leader in securely connecting people, places and things with 4G LTE, SD-WAN and Cloud services. He also founded and was CEO for UCEEM, a SaaS WiFi security company, and Ridgerun, Inc, a developer of Linux-based mobile phone software. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and MS in Computing Science from UC Davis.

Art Hawkins, Chief Revenue Officer

Art brings 25 years of progressive sales experience in the technology industry. Prior to founding Forsta, Art spent six years as Senior VP of Sales at CradlePoint and VP of Sales for Extended Systems/SAP, Retek and Oracle. His specialties include both inside and field sales, pre and post sales and business development. Art has a proven track record for turning both small and large sales organizations from average performers to overachievers. Art is on the Board of Directors at Forsta.

Art Hawkins
Chief Revenue
Officer

Art brings 25 years of progressive sales experience in the technology industry. Prior to founding Forsta, Art spent six years as Senior VP of Sales at CradlePoint and VP of Sales for Extended Systems/SAP, Retek and Oracle. His specialties include both inside and field sales, pre and post sales and business development. Art has a proven track record for turning both small and large sales organizations from average performers to overachievers. Art is on the Board of Directors at Forsta.

Extended Team


John Hale

John is the retired Managing Partner of KPMG LLP Boise, and led KPMG’s National Commercial Credit Risk Practice. He has provided consulting services to Albertsons, Google, Silicon Valley Bank, Deutschebank, Capital One and the IMF. John is on the Board of Directors at Forsta.

Glenn Michael

Glenn previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Clickbank, My Dirty Jobs, LLC, Dedicated Devices, Inc. and SPC Global Technologies. Glenn was a General Partner with Highway 12 Ventures, a venture company focused on promising high-growth companies in the Intermountain West.

Melissa Maxwell

Mellisa is Associate General Counsel and Privacy Officer at Healthwise, Inc. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Mellissa’s expertise include HIPAA and HITECH regulatory compliance.

Nor Rae Spohn

Nor Rae is a retired Senior VP of the IPG LaserJet Printing Business at Hewlett-Packard. Nor Rae was appointed to the Governor’s Science and Technology Advisory Council. She currently serves on the board of the Idaho Science, Math and Technology Coalition and Idaho Discovery Center.

Paul Boyd

Paul Boyd is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP, focusing his practice on the representation of public and private corporations, emerging companies and venture investors in business and technology acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and other securities transactions. Paul is Corporate Secretary at Forsta.

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