Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Patrick Lazar has been named Vice President of Engineering at FreeWave. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.
Patrick’s expertise includes revenue generation, product development, cross-business perspective, operational excellence, quality enhancement and cost reduction. His knowledge and experience make him uniquely qualified as FreeWave continues to expand wireless M2M communications in the access layer and across critical Industrial Internet of Things markets.
Previously, Patrick served as VP of Engineering at NETGEAR, Inc. where he helped guide the overall strategic direction of the company. He led global teams in several USlocations, China, India and Taiwan. At NETGEAR, Inc. he helped increase business unit revenue from $90 million to $385 million and increased product margins through numerous cost reductions. Prior to NETGEAR, Patrick worked at Marconi Communication (which later became Emerson Inc. and Tollgrade Communications) as the Director of Engineering.
Patrick attended Executive Education at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and Wharton School of Business, after earning his BS in mathematics and computer science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
FreeWave Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of wireless Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions that deliver reliable access to data for leading companies in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) markets. FreeWave’s fast, flexible and easy-to-deploy solutions streamline connectivity over long distances to create significant operational efficiencies for oil and gas producers, government and defense contractors, agricultural equipment manufacturers, energy and smart grid networks, municipalities and more. With 20-plus years of experience in the M2M market and more than 1 million radios deployed in the field, customers repeatedly turn to FreeWave to maximize their value in connecting M2Mdevices to optimize real-time decision making.
We’re extremely excited to announce Patrick as the newest member of our leadership team. His extensive experience across diverse industries complements FreeWave’s core competencies well, and we will rely on Patrick to make a lasting impact on our team as we continue to grow in the future.Kim Niederman, CEO, FreeWave
FreeWave has proven itself to be a leader in the industry for more than 20 years. I am fortunate to be joining such an innovative company that prides itself on customer support and whose wireless communications and networking solutions can be utilized in such a vast amount of ways. I am excited to help FreeWave continue producing technology of extraordinary value.Patrick Lazar, VP Engineering, FreeWave
Patrick’s experience at NETGEAR will bring a new discipline and engineering expertise to FreeWave, solidifying its technical leadership so they may continue to take innovative products to market in the rapidly growing M2M industry. He will be an excellent fit and will add great value to FreeWave through their next stage of growth.Alex Zakupowsky, Associate, Lonergan Partners