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Assured Wireless Corporation was founded to deliver reliable communications solutions in the most demanding environments. We are at the forefront of a surge in innovation that is being applied to advanced connectivity solutions for first responders like police, EMT, fire and rescue personnel.

The high-performance user equipment breakthroughs from the team at Assured Wireless are driving that technology surge from the test labs and into the field. We build the enabling technology that provides public safety professionals with the most reliably-connected broadband devices ever. Devices that stay connected even in the most challenging environments.

We believe that this upgrade in communication reliability is the cornerstone that will enable the mission-specific situational awareness apps and services that are being built by next-generation public safety network architects.


Our highly-skilled team combines experience with passion, creativity, and dedication. With more than 140 combined years of experience in advanced wireless technologies, executive management, and business development in the global public safety market, the Assured Wireless team is dedicated to providing the most advanced capabilities to our public safety first responders around the world to help them save lives and protect property.

Tom Bilotta


Principal, founder, engineer, entrepreneur, consultant, you name it, and Tom Bilotta’s done it. Most recently, as President and CEO of Assured Wireless, Tom is the innovator who is leading the development and deployment of new LTE and 5G technology that will bring major impact to our Public Safety community.

Prior to Assured Wireless, Tom served in high-level positions at eight high-tech startups to include two successful exits with cumulative valuation creation in excess of $170 million. As a key player in multiple tech organizations –TurboNet Communications, Malibu Networks, Rainbow Network Systems, and Nextivity – Tom upped the value of new companies 15-30 times their initial worth in one to three years.

He holds an MBA in entrepreneurship from San Diego State University, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and developed six patents in telecommunications technologies.

Bob LaRose

Vice President, Business Development

Bob LaRose, one of our co-founders, received a Philmore cat whisker crystal radio set for Christmas at the age of 10 and that was it. He fell in love with radio.

He pursued that passion and received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. However, he soon found more of an interest in the marketing and sales of land mobile radio communications systems, especially for Public Safety and in developing countries.

His involvement in marketing and sales led him to executive management sales positions in domestic and international companies, like Harris Corporation, STORNO (Denmark), Datron World Communications, and Raytheon/JPS Communications.

Bob is a Senior and Life Member of the IEEE, a Fellow in the Radio Club of America, and holds Amateur Radio Extra Class License W6ACU.

Edward Lin

Vice President, Engineering

Edward is Assured Wireless’s resident radio frequency wireless technology expert. Developing leading edge technologies in cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other communications products is his forte. He runs the gamut when it comes to his experience in companies large and small for the past 24 years, fusing innovation with product development to produce cutting-edge technology.

He has designed systems for RF Solutions, TurboNet Communications, Public Wireless, Nextivity, Motorola, TV/COM International (Hyundai Electronics) and E-Systems, Inc. (Raytheon) as an electrical engineer.

Edward is a graduate from Villanova University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania in electrical engineering.

George Mansho

Vice President, Licensing & Strategic Alliances

Mansho brings together a unique combination of legal experience – from patents to understanding the basics of what makes intellectual property valuable – and keen business expertise in the practicalities of monetizing such property. He also has expertise in international operations and finding the right partners to move technology into international markets.

 With more than 17 years at Qualcomm, Inc., as a vice president in the legal department, he applied his business development and negotiation skills as well as his wireless ecosystem expertise to ensure rapid and seamless worldwide growth of next-generation wireless technologies and services through licensing Qualcomm’s intellectual property. As a senior vice president in Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT), he was responsible for business development, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions for the semiconductor business. Before joining Qualcomm, Mansho spent more than 13 years at Ball Corporation where he held various management and legal positions for Ball’s communications division.

Mansho holds a BA and Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and practiced law in the State of Colorado and the Federal District Court

Sheikh Hafiz

Vice President, Product Engineering

Sheikh was a key player in defining new product and cutting-edge technology commercialization plans at Qualcomm for more than 23 years.

He led product certification and commercial launch of the first CDMA handset in North America followed multiple 3G/4G commercial handsets and Gobi module product launch in worldwide operators- AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica, NTT DoCoMo, China Telecom, America Movile, and others.

Sheikh has a strong track record of building highly efficient engineering team from ground up and meeting aggressive product launch timeline for new technology adoption through industry and carrier certifications programs. He is driven by new and dynamic challenges with desire to be successful in all endeavors.

Sheikh received his master’s degree from George Mason University in electrical and computer engineering and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Sheikh currently owns 5 key patents on wireless systems and RF designs implementations.

Upkar Dhaliwal

Vice President, Technology & Strategy

Upkar is an engineer, system architect, entrepreneur and Wireless Technology subject matter expert on Wireles Mobility. He has over 30 years of hands on wireless and internet experience undertaking Application, Intellectual Property, Business Development and Technical advisor support for Present , Future Wireless Technologies and product development for 10+ startups. At present, working on beyond 4G charting towards 5G and beyond in terms of Cognitive Radios, Distributed Mesh Sensor Radios and beyond LTE-Advance into the World of Big Data and Internet of Things IoT that will drive next generation of Internet and Innovation.

As a Professional C.Eng. Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council UK, he is a wireless & RF System Architect Executive on numerous industrial/technical/policy bodies with US National Policy influences and technical societies with specialized knowledge and technical leadership.

Over the past 30 years of technology leadership, Upkar worked at Qualcomm during the 3G /4G CDMA/UMTS/LTE era, at STMicroelectronics in a joint design team with NOKIA Mobile 4G LTE and HSPA, for Samsung Telecom for early 2G – GSM, and his earlier years in Space & Defense RF & Wireless, including Power Amplifier development.

Upkar is very active with the IEEE, holds a bachelors & master’s Degree in Engineering from Leeds and University College London Universities respectively.

Mike Fox

Vice President, Software Engineering

Mike Fox has been directing software development for many decades, he has led the development and productization of network management systems, voice over IP gateways, video compression and optimization platforms, as well as over the top push to talk solutions.

He holds patents in areas of signal classification, network processing, and network optimization. Mike graduated with a BS in Physics from UCSD.

Board Members and Trusted Aadvisors

Board of Directors


Founder and CEO
Assured Wireless Corporation


Global View Partners


Qumu Corporation

Board Observer


VP, Enterprise Mobility Product Management

Trusted Advisors




Managing Director
Kidron Corporate Advisors


Financial Advisor
VALIC Financial Advisors