Board of Directors

Randy Battat

Founder, President And CEO

Before PreVeil, Randy was President and CEO of Airvana from 2000-2014, growing the company from a two-month old startup to a 400 person global corporation. Airvana became the #2 supplier of wireless broadband infrastructure software for the CDMA standard used by operators like Verizon and Sprint, and the #1 supplier of femtocell access points used to provide great wireless coverage inside homes. Randy spent the first thirteen years of his career at Apple, including five years as Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing and three years as Vice President of the PowerBook Division. After Apple, Randy joined Motorola to run its Wireless Data Group and later became Senior Vice President of Motorola’s Internet and Networking Group, responsible for businesses such as cable voice and data communications, enterprise networking equipment, and wireless content servers.

Sanjeev Verma

Founder and Chairman

Sanjeev is a technology entrepreneur with a track record of building successful businesses. In 2000 he co-founded Airvana, which developed mobile wireless infrastructure used by leading mobile operators such as Verizon and Sprint to deliver high speed 3G data services. Airvana grew to be the world’s second largest supplier of CDMA 3G mobile data infrastructure and the world’s largest supplier of small cells. Sanjeev spent over 13 years at Airvana and helped grow the company’s business from an idea to a large public company. Prior to Airvana, Sanjeev held various technical and business leadership roles in Motorola’s Internet and Networking Group.

Sanjeev is also a member of the board of directors of Citizens School, an education non profit. He earned a BS in EE from the Delhi College of Engineering, an MS in EE from University of Rhode Island and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Admiral James Stavridis

USN (Ret)

Admiral James Stavridis is the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  A retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, piracy, and cyber security.  He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He holds more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations.

Earlier in his military career he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group – all in combat.  In 2016, he was vetted for Vice President by Hillary Clinton and subsequently invited to Trump Tower to discuss a cabinet position in the Trump Administration.

Admiral Stavridis earned a PhD in international relations and has published eight books and hundreds of articles in leading journals around the world.  His 2012 TED talk on global security has over 700,000 hits. Admiral Stavridis is a monthly columnist for TIME Magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News, and has tens of thousands of connections on the social networks.

Santo Politi

Co-founder and General Partner of Spark Capital

Santo has led Spark’s current investments in Behalf, Colu, Cybereason, eToro, Nift, Orchard App, Qriously, Sourcepoint, Superpedestrian, Tashtego, and Uncommon.

Previously, Santo led Spark Capital’s investments in Adap.TV (AOL), Admeld (Google), CT-100/CNET (CBS), IPWireless (General Dynamics), KickApps (KIT Digital), Lexity (Yahoo), Oculus (Facebook) and OneRiot (Walmart). He served as a board member of 5Min (AOL). Santo was previously a partner at Charles River Ventures (CRV) where he led investments in BigBand Networks (NASDAQ: BBND), Broadbus Technologies (acquired by Motorola) and Groove Mobile (acquired by LiveWire).

Prior to Charles River Ventures, Santo served as president of new media for Blockbuster Entertainment (NYSE: BBI). Santo also previously co-founded BT Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm affiliated with Bankers Trust where he led successful investments in Aether Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AETH), DigitalThink (NASDAQ: DTHK) and Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVTL).

Santo has held various engineering and management positions at Matsushita Electric Industrial, Panasonic and Weston Instruments.

Santo holds an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from NJIT and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.