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The Polte leadership team has hundreds of years of combined experience in radio, wireless, power, telecommunications, engineering and cloud technology. We’ve worked with 4G LTE and voice-over-LTE, radar systems used on battlefields, and life-saving E-911 technology. Fearless leader, Polte CEO Ed Chao, has even done work in the White House.

What makes Polte’s leadership lineup most impressive, however, is how we leverage that deep knowledge to fuel innovation for a concept that has been stagnant for years – for any industry that has assets that move. Our mission? Become the world’s next global location system.

Give it a go: learn more about the careers, education and personalities of Polte executives by clicking on their headshots below.

Russ Markhovsky

President/Founder

Russ Markhovsky

  • 15 years in the location space
  • 12 patents in location technology
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Iowa
  • MS Computer Science, University of Chicago

What was your quarantine binge-worthy show?

“F*ck, That’s Delicious on Vice with Action Bronson.”

One thing you’ll never do again? 

“Grow hair on the top of my head.”

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

“Club Tropicana by Wham! I grew up in West Hollywood in the 80’s, so it fits.”

Ed Chao

CEO

Ed Chao

  • 26 years in the wireless industry, including roles at Bell Labs and T-Mobile
  • 3 Patents in mobile technology
  • MBA Columbia University
  • MS EE Georgia Tech
  • BS EE Rutgers University

A fun or dorky fact about you?

“I was in a band. We had 15 minutes of fame my senior year in high school. We were playing a lot of punk and heavy metal. We just had this really bad band that I was the lead singer of, and I would yell into the mic. That’s me.”

What’s your hobby?

“Other than guitar, I play golf on occasion, fishing, raising the kids. That sounds very old – I fish and I golf.”

What was your first concert?

“The first, first one was probably the Replacements, which is my favorite band of all time, when I was 14. I got my head bashed in basically slam dancing. Bruises right along the side of my head.”

Andrew Wolverton

CTO

Andrew Wolverton

  • 20 years in software engineering and strategy
  • 4 co-patents in wireless technology
  • BS Computer Science, Math, & Physics, Texas A&M

A fun or dorky fact about you? 

“I don’t believe in facts.”

If loving this is wrong, you don’t want to be right…

“I host a secret anonymous ramen noodle blog and podcast with more than 200k subscribers.”

What was your first job? 

“Bailing hay.”

Robert Wondoloski

SVP Operations

Robert Wondoloski

  • 26 years in wireless engineering at MetroPCS, IoT
  • 3 Patents in LTE/wireless technology
  • MBA University of Texas at Dallas, summa cum laude
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University

What was your quarantine binge-worthy show?

“If I have to admit, my daughter and I watch Bob’s Burgers.”

What are you competitive about? 

“I was a college athlete, so I rowed on the crew team. I was a competitive rower, but still when I get on the rowing machine, I’m still competing with myself.”

What’s your all-time favorite movie?

“Lethal Weapon.”

Dan Rudich

SVP Business Development

Dan Rudich

  • 20 years in enterprise solutions and SaaS
  • 3 patents in the mobile industry
  • MBA, Yale
  • Bachelor of Commerce, McGill University

A fun or dorky fact about you?

“I was on the Canadian version of Shark Tank, and I invented a fit chair, which was a La-Z-Boy, and you pressed the button and a bicycle came out of it, so you could exercise while sitting in front of the TV. I got to pitch to Mr. Wonderful.”

If loving this is wrong, you don’t want to be right…

“Really fruity cocktails are my guilty pleasure. Everybody makes fun of me. Everybody is out having a bourbon or beer, and I’ll just get like a Mai Tai or Pina Colada. I like it. Order it like a boss, don’t feel guilty about it.”

What’s your all-time favorite movie?

“I’m gonna say The Hangover. I laugh so hard. I was on an airplane on a red-eye flight, and everybody kept telling me to shut up because I was laughing out loud uncontrollably for two hours.”

Jason Hockett

VP Finance

Jason Hockett

  • 20+ years in early stage, start-up industry
  • 15+ years financial executive
  • MBA UT Dallas, CPA

What was your quarantine binge-worthy show?

“I think you gotta go back to Joe Exotic. Tiger King. By the end of the show there are things going on that seem normal for the show, that if you had started there you would have been like ‘WHAT?’ It’s a trainwreck after another.”

One thing you’ll never do again? 

“Run a 40 yard dash in under 5 seconds. Can’t do it anymore.”

What was your first job?

“I worked at a sub sandwich place. It was good too. It was called Sub-Conscious. It was a great place for a 16-year-old to work because we got free food and we had steak sandwiches, and I ate the heck out of those. I don’t think I found anyone who makes them anymore.”

Len Schuch

General Manager Business Development EMEA and AP

Len Schuch

  • 20+ years in telecoms including international roles with carriers
  • Co-Founder of Ubiquisys, acquired by Cisco
  • Founder of Stratto, acquired by major Private Equity firm
  • BBA Finance, George Washington University

What’s your go-to karaoke song?

“I bet you no one has done karaoke like me in Tokyo. I can guarantee it. I can clear a room because they run for the exits. It’s usually New York, New York because I scream it. It only comes out of my mouth one way.”

If loving this is wrong, you don’t want to be right…

“Snail pizza. You don’t know what you’re missing, really. The cheese has to be right. The garlic has to be right.”

What was your first job?

“I had a summer job in London in a jean shop. I was too occupied looking at the attractive people coming in. When you’re 17, that’s all you do. You forget why you’re there.”

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