Jia-Ru Li, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Jia-Ru Li leads the development and execution of LILEE Systems’ long term strategy and growth. Prior to founding LILEE Systems he was the Vice President of Technology of Sigma Resources and Technologies. He has more than 20 years of experience in wireless technologies and was software architect, project lead, and software engineer at Extreme Networks and Cisco Systems. Dr. Li has been a voting member of both IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi and 802.16 WiMAX for several years, and actively participates in the standards body defining next-generation wireless architecture.
Jia-Ru received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has published more than 20 technical papers for conferences and journals and has authored more than six patents. He received the Van Valkenburg Research Award for demonstrated excellence in research in 2000, the CIC Award for Excellent Chip Design from the National Chip Implementation Center in Taiwan in 1994, and the Research Creativity Award for Outstanding Thesis from the National Science Council in Taiwan in 1993.
Vice President, Technology
Yale Lee has over twenty years of engineering and product development experience in the networking industry. Prior to joining LILEE Systems, he was an architect and project lead at Cisco Systems where he designed and developed the virtualization platform for the next generation ISR routers. While at Cisco, Yale led teams that delivered the Telco Class 5 Soft Switch products and the SIP based Fixed-Mobile Convergence Server (Wi-Fi-Cellular handoff server) products. Prior to Cisco, Yale held various Windows application development positions.
Yale has authored three patents and is a member of the JCP JSR-289 committee. He received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering and MS degree in Computer Engineering both from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
US Sales Team
Business Development ManagerEdward is an accomplished and versatile Business Development Executive with over 20 years of experience in developing business, products, and implementing integrated solutions for public and mass transportation providers. Consulting with clients to understand their business needs and challenges and present solutions which achieve their goals. Edward also works collaboratively with engineers, product managers, and senior executives to create wining proposals and professional presentations that align with each client’s objectives.
Sr. Sales DirectorEric has worked to design and deliver software solutions to the freight rail and public transportation industries for over 20 years. He has held the positions of Principal Software Architect at GE Transportation Digital Solutions and Software Product Manager for Trapeze EAM. Over his diverse career, Eric has worked collaboratively with customers including CN, MBTA, CTA, MARTA, NJT, Denver RTD, and Metrolink to drive innovation and support for changing federal requirements.
Vice President of Products & ServicesNamed as one of Progressive Railroading’s “Rising Stars” of North America’s railroad industry in 2013, Kevin has over eighteen years of experience delivering technology in the public and private transportation industry. His roles have spanned management, executive sales, business development, product line management, and engineering. He has also developed and implemented successful business plans for penetration of the broader public safety, first responder, and commercial fleet applications of LILEE Systems’ connectivity products. His extensive ecosystem of partners includes CAD / AVL, passenger Wi-Fi, electronic logging devices (ELD), passenger information systems (PIS), telematics, onboard entertainment, managed service providers, onboard video analytics, onboard advertising, and other applications enabled by highly available and reliable connectivity.
Business Development and Sales ExecutiveLisa’s experience encompasses technology-based solutions including Industrial IoT, Intelligent Automation, Wireless and Infrastructure in the Information Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Federal, State, Municipal, & Public Safety markets. She has proven success leading entry and growth to new customers, channels and markets in both the B2B and government sectors. Lisa’s experience includes leading business development & sales, cross-functional teams, complex projects and business integration all focused on sales goals attainment, operational excellence, profitable growth and client satisfaction.
Global Sales Team
Technical Director, EMEARobert has over eighteen years of pre-sales and post-sales experience in the SAAS segment in both government and enterprise industries. Currently responsible for launching our EMEA operation, Robert works closely with our new partners and customers to develop and implement reliable communication and IoT projects. In his previous roles, Robert ultimately served as Vice President Global Professional Services at iPass Inc. where he was responsible for global Technical Sales & Professional Services activities. Prior to joining iPass, Mr. Huijsmans held several business development, sales and consulting positions in leading technology companies such as AlcatelBell, Adero and WorldCom. Mr Huijsmans received a Master of Science degree in Telecommunication and Electronics from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands.
Business Development, EMEAJorge is a business development manager who loves to open doors, start positioning and move sales cycles to closure. Having been in this business for over 20 years, he knows it’s not whips and chains that drives results. Successful sales results come through incremental growth…getting better every day and building relationships.
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