Our team


CEO/Founder: Jeff Kreegar

Jeff focuses ON World's talented team of analysts at solving the critical research needs of our customers. He provides technical analysis, consults with our clients on their emerging technologies, business development strategies and directs the development of our in-house analytic research tools.

Before founding ON World, Jeff held senior positions for Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems and General Electric Medical Systems. While working at these companies, Jeff developed many ground breaking technologies and received several individual and group patents for his contributions.

In his spare time he likes to create music and is a gold record recipient for his musical work with Joe Satriani on "Surfing with the Alien."

Jeff has a master of science degree in information systems from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a bachelor of science from Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana.


Senior Technical Advisor: Michael W. Ritter, Ph.D.

Mike provides ON World with technical advice and strategic analysis on emerging wireless technologies. His background includes executive positions with wireless startups such as Mobility Network Systems and Metricom and management positions with Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer.

He recently served as the CTO of MetroFI, creator of wide-area WiFi systems. An entrepreneur and author of multiple technical white papers, Mike recently designed software-based radios that are compatible with Bluetooth and 802.11b. His article, "The Future of WLANs," has been published in the June 2003 edition of the ACM magazine.

For fun, Mike likes to jump mogols on his snowboard in the Sierra mountains.

Mike has a Ph.D, MS and MA in physics from Yale, New Haven, CT and a BS in physics from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.


Wireless Sensors Technical Lead: Charlie Chi, Ph.D.

One of the world's leading wireless sensor market analysts, Charlie is one of the few analysts in this field with extensive and relevant industry experience as a technologist.

Charlie's background includes more than seven years of experience as an R&D engineer, product manager and management consultant in the communications and medical technology industries. He has led numerous and varied projects involving networking real-time systems, embedded control systems, sensors, MEMS and photonics for companies such as Agilent, Integrated Surgical Systems (ISS) and C Speed. Charlie is also the founder and president of Wren Technologies, a private consulting business focused on Wireless Remote Embedded Networking solutions.

While at Agilent, Charlie designed next generation optical subsystems and at C-Speed, a start-up venture developing MEMS based all-optical switching subsystems, he spearheaded the architectural design and completion of the first 32-channel OXC subsystem. Prior to this with ISS, Charlie developed computer-controlled robotics for surgical applications.

Charlie's interests include Communication Systems, Robotics and Automation, MEMS, Adaptive Systems and Computational Intelligence.

Charlie holds a Ph.D. and B.S. in electrical engineering from UC Davis and a M.S. in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.


Director of Research: Mareca Hatler

Mareca leads ON World's research projects and drives the creation of our reports. Since 2000, she has conducted research on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as wireless sensor networking, energy harvesting and cloud computing. Over the past decade, she has covered thousands of companies in the industrial, smart grid/energy, building automation, smart home, mobile/telecom, and health/medical industries.

A 20-year high-tech veteran, Mareca has extensive research experience on emerging technologies for venture capitalists, startups and Fortune 1000 companies. Her analyses have been instrumental for private equity investments in companies that have a combined value that exceeds $2 billion today.

In her spare time, Mareca likes to run long distances such as the 26.2-mile Rock 'N Roll marathon in San Diego, California.

Mareca has a bachelor of science degree from San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.


WSN, ZigBee/Senior Market Analyst: Darryl Gurganious

A member of our technical team, Darryl contributes to ON World’s proprietary information systems, statistical analysis, and data models and provides expertise on wireless, communications, and semiconductor technologies.

Darryl has more than 20 years of experience in wireless information systems for companies such as TRW and Tracor Elsin. Before joining ON World, Darryl was a venture capitalist for a San Diego, CA based firm focused on emerging wireless technologies.

Darryl has a master’s of science in computer sciences from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.


Telecom, VOIP/Senior Research Analyst: Brian R. Thompson

Brian’s background includes nearly a decade of technology research, high-tech publishing and investment banking for USB Warburg, LLC, Fred Alger Management Inc. and Miller Freeman, Inc. In addition to competitive and financial analysis of more than 150 technology companies, Brian built and maintained company earnings models, conducted primary research with senior management and wrote company and industry white papers on 3G networks, 802.11 versus HomeRF and GSM and CDMA Convergence.

Brian has a master of business administration (MBA) from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management from Ithaca, New York and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.


Europe/Senior Market Analyst: Colin Carroll

Colin has more than 11 years experience as a market analyst, operating executive and management consultant. A partner with Rawlings Consultants, a consultancy to the wireless industry, Colin has been instrumental in formulating operator managed virtual network operator (MVNO) strategies that have increased network capacity utilization, lowered customer acquisition costs, reduced churn and increased ARPU. Colin has developed WLAN and data strategies for mobile network operators, and is currently working on VoWLAN initiatives.

A consultant since 2000, Colin is frequently published in telecoms industry trade magazines and a frequent speaker at industry conferences on both sides of the Atlantic.

Colin has an MSc/MSE in operations research and in industrial engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI and a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton, New York.


Asia Pacific/Senior Market Analyst: Ben Piper

Ben brings with him over 10 years of international experience, including global market management roles at Forrester Research, Lucent Technologies, and VeCommerce, Inc.

He has extensive background in the Asia-Pacific Telecommunications market and has worked with clients such as NTT, Japan Telecom, KDD, and China Unicom. At Lucent, he managed the Japan market for the company's Core Switching Division.

An avid traveler, Ben has considerable overseas living and studying experience in Asia, Europe and West Africa. He is proficient in both French and Japanese.

Ben holds a MBA from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, AZ and a bachelor's of arts from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.


Enterprise Networks/Senior Market Analyst: Kathleen Hurley

Kathleen's background includes seven years with Dataquest (Gartner Group) a leading market research firm headquartered in San Jose, CA. She is a high-tech marketing veteran, with more than fifteen years of product marketing experience with companies such as Sun Microsystems, Clarify (Nortel Networks) and Silicon Graphics (SGI).

Kathleen's adventures have included climbing to the summit of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Kathleen has a MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA and a bachelor of science from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.


Mobile VOIP/Senior Research Anayst: Mary Andruszkiewicz

Mary has had nearly a decade of experience in the Telecommunications and Transportation industries including manager, director, and consulting positions with Verizon, Boeing, Siemens, and the Massachusetts Port Authority.

Mary has received a master of science in Management of Technology from Massachusetts of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management and School of Engineering, Cambridge, MA and a bachelor of arts in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
Senior Research Analyst: Danielle Phaneuf

Danielle has nearly a decade of experience with designing, managing, and implementing quantitative market research and aligning results with business strategy. She has worked for companies such as ACNielsen, the Forbes consulting Group, and Affinnova.

Danielle has a BS from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.


Senior Research Analyst: Laurie Wagner

Laurie has 15 years of experience in high tech marketing, working for companies such as Sun Microsystems in product management, research, business development and demand generation.

In her spare time, Laurie likes to run, snowboard, hike, camp and travel.

Laurie holds a BSBA from Boston College with a concentration in computer science and completed advanced computer science courses from Boston University.


Senior Research Analyst: William Lin

William has been instrumental in developing our market forces models and other analytic tools and has contributed to our Voice over Wireless LAN research area.William has more than a decade of technology marketing, product management and analysis experience for companies such as IBM, Oracle, Deloitte Consulting, Accenture and Marimba.

William has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.


Senior Research Analyst: Anna Evangelista

Anna
has had several years of research, report writing, statistical analysis, and data modeling experience for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, University of Western Sydney, and Australian Taxation Office. She has authored several technical reports including on wireless communications such as GSM and CDMA.

Currently pursuing a doctorate, Anna has been awarded a master of commerce in marketing from University of Sydney and a bachelor of economics, majoring in econometrics.

Senior Advisor/Architect - Network & Systems Engineering: Marc Paley

Marc is an expert in network/systems engineering & security, (HA) 24X7 web operations, WiFI/WLAN, VoIP & advanced system integration. For the past several years, Marc Paley has been managing both production and corporate network operations as well as solving network problems for several software & technology companies.

In addition to ON World, Marc has implemented networking solutions for companies such as: Line6, Inc., Westfield Corporation, Comcast, NBC Universal, GoldenGate Software, Salesforce.com, Inc., Avid Technology Inc., MySQL, Inc, Utility.com, Pure Digital Technologies, Digidesign, SF Academy of Art College, AutoDesk, Cinebase Software, Eloquent Software Inc., Pacific Bell Network Integration, QuestLink Systems, BV Capital, Micromenders, Gaz de France, Teldata Systems, & FirstPoint Energy.

Marc has a M.S in Information Systems Management from University of California at Santa Cruz and a B.F.A. in Music Composition & Theory from San Francisco State University.

We are always interested in talented people who are passionate about research and smart technologies.

ON World is hiring talented analysts and web researchers worldwide.
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