Executive Chairman, Director, Co-Founder of Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation
Benjamin Wolff serves as Executive Chairman, Director, and Co-Founder of Sarcos Robotics, a leading global robotics and sensor company which, until recently, was known as Raytheon Sarcos, a robotics group within the Raytheon Company. In this role since 2015, Wolff oversees the strategic direction of the company and engages with some the company’s strategic partners, customers and investors. Prior to joining Sarcos, Wolff served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman at Pendrell Corporation (NASDAQ: PCO) from 2009 to 2014. During his tenure, Wolff navigated a turnaround of the company by facilitating a resolution to a complex subsidiary bankruptcy, and creating more than $500 million in value for equity holders by eliminating more than $1.5 billion of consolidated debt. In 2003, Wolff co-founded Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR), where he served as a member of the board of directors as Executive Vice President, company President, Co-CEO, CEO, and finally as Co-Chairman, a position he held until March 2010. Wolff managed both strategic and operational aspects of the business, growing it from a five-employee company without revenue, to 3,500 employees and more than $1 billion in revenues. He was also responsible for taking the company public in 2007, raising $12.5 billion in equity and debt financing during his tenure. Clearwire was sold to Sprint in 2013 for more than $14 billion. From 2004 until 2011, Wolff served as the President of Eagle River Investments, the private equity and venture capital vehicle funded by Craig McCaw. Between 1994 and 2004, Wolff was an attorney with the national law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, where he became a partner in 1998. His practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance, intellectual property licensing, and strategic alliance transactions. In 2003, he was named one of the nation’s “Top 45 Lawyers Under the Age of 45” by The American Lawyer. In 2008, Wolff served for two years on the board of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA). Prior to receiving the Wireless Industry Leadership Award by Wireless Week in 2009, he was the recipient of the Wireless Communications Industry Association Innovation Achievement Award in 2008. Wolff often speaks on issues affecting the wireless industry, including delivering keynote addresses at industry events such as the International CTIA Wireless Conference and International 4G World Conference. A past board member of the Woodland Park Zoo and Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, Wolff is a current member of the Board of Visitors of Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Before earning his law degree from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1994, Wolff earned his Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University in 1991.
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About : Sarcos is a robotics company developing wearable and teleoperated industrial robotics that improve the safety & productivity of their users.