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EvoNexus Irvine Committee
President & CEO, Enevate Corporation
Former Executive Vice President & General Manager Mobile and Wireless Group at Broadcom Corp
Currently President and CEO of Enevate Corporation (leading advanced Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery company).
About Enevate: Enevate Corporation is a leading advanced Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery company with its global headquarters in Irvine, CA. Founded in 2005 at the University of California, Enevate was spun out in 2008 so that it could focus on next-generation Li-ion batteries for high volume applications.
Since its inception, Enevate has developed breakthrough industry intellectual property and has been issued key patents worldwide. HD-Energy® batteries employ innovative materials, industry standard production processes, and advanced battery architectures to deliver ultrafast charging, ultrahigh energy density, low temperature performance, and plug-and-play compatibility with smartphones, ultrathin PCs and tablets, wearables, and other mobile devices.
Bob Rango is a demonstrated high technology leader with a track-record of growing profitable multi-million and multi-billion dollar businesses. He leverages an engagement style that focuses on team member development, intensive technical understanding, deep customer relationships, and high energy. Rango is skilled at identifying first-to-market technologies, M&A, and development of products that require complex mix of software and hardware.
Bob Rango’s recent experience includes positions on the Board of Directors of multiple public companies, which has significantly broadened his understanding of leadership development, finance, and corporate governance.
Bob is a high technology executive known for building successful multi-billion dollar businesses. He is a seasoned leader with broad operational business experience in a number of technologies including mobile, short range wireless (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC), location (GPS, GNSS), processors, and industries including semiconductors, smart phones, tablets, Internet of Things (IOT), networking and embedded software.
Selected highlights from Bob’s career include:
Led Broadcom’s Mobile and Wireless Group, which in 2013 accounted for 45% of the company’s total revenue with $3.9 Billion in annual revenue and 4,500 employees. He worked for Broadcom for over twelve years.
Built Broadcom’s Wireless Connectivity business (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Touch and NFC) from $250 million to $3 Billion and led it to number 1 market share positions in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Wireless Combo Chips. Bob served as EVP & General Manager at Broadcom Corp where he had P&L responsibility for Broadcom’s $3.9B/4500 person Mobile and Wireless Group.
Built Lucent Microelectronics Analog Modem business from zero to $350 Million.
Worked with leading companies that include Agere Systems (now part of Avago), Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Labs. Bob is currently a Board Member at Keysight Technologies, KLA-Tencor and IDT-Integrated Device Technology.
Specialties: C-Suite Leadership, P&L Management, Technology Leadership, Short Range and Cellular Wireless Technologies, Software & Systems Development, Energy Storage/Next Generation Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Business Development, Product Marketing.