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"White Hawk has an extensive network of skilled Associates that we can bring to any engagement."

Don Winters
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Don has over 25 years of management experience in the telecommunications industry and has been involved in wireless communications since 1988.  Don is the founder and president of White Hawk Associates, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in corporate strategy, technology planning, interim management assignments, executive placement and mergers and acquisitions.  He sits in the board of directors at TechnoCom Wireless, eVergent Technologies and on the board of advisors at Venture CatapultPrior to establishing his own business, Don served as the chief operating officer of SignalSoft Corporation (NASDAQ: SGSF).  SignalSoft is a software development company that builds location-based applications and middleware and sells to wireless operators worldwide.  Don joined the company during seed funding in 1996 and was instrumental in its growth into a successful public company.  SignalSoft was sold to Openwave (NASDAQ: OPWV) in 2002.

Before joining SignalSoft, Don was the vice president of business development for Coral Systems, which developed and sold fraud detection software to wireless operators.  Prior to that, he was the managing director of corporate technology at AirTouch Communications and held a number of other management positions at AirTouch and PacTel Cellular.

Barbara Winters
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Barbara is a 25 year veteran within the telecommunications industry, with 10+ years in an executive capacity. 

Barbara most recently served as vice president of global sales operations and vice president of internal audit at Openwave Systems, Inc.  As vice president of global sales operations she was responsible for the oversight of all sales pipeline management, and the development of sales training, programs and processes necessary to achieve and maintain functional excellence in the field. 

As vice president of internal audit, Barbara led Openwave to their initial Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Compliance and Certification.


Prior to joining Openwave Barbara was at SignalSoft Corporation, as the vice president of administrative services, overseeing Human Resource administration and organizational development, Facilities, Information Technology, and Business Process Engineering and Deployment worldwide.

Prior to SignalSoft Corp., Barbara served as vice president and general manager of wireless services at SCC Communications Corporation (now Intrado) where she established their wireless business unit and was responsible for all wireless-related public safety (E911) and commercial services.


Barbara received her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR)
 certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

Our Associates

Eric McCabe
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Eric is currently a consultant for clients in the mobile, internet and venture capital industries.  Eric's work as a consultant has included several projects in the mobile advertising and location-based applications space.  Prior to becoming a consultant, Eric was a member of the founding management team for Jumptap in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  As Vice President of Marketing, Eric launched the company in both North America and Europe, and grew Jumptap to become the leading mobile search and advertising provider to mobile operators.  Eric also launched and was the chairman of the Mobile Search Working Group within the Mobile Marketing Association. 

Prior to Jumptap, Eric was Director of Marketing for Openwave, where he developed the company's strategy for mobile entertainment and MVNOs.  Prior to Openwave's acquisition of SignalSoft, Eric had been SignalSoft's Vice President of Marketing, where he was responsible for product management, product marketing, corporate communications and standards.  Prior to SignalSoft, Eric served as Associate Director of Corporate Strategy at US WEST, where he helped formulate and manage US WEST's multimedia strategy for integrated communications, entertainment and information services.  Eric has served on the board of directors of the Location Interoperability Forum, a global industry body for the creation of standards in the wireless location industry.

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and received an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Tom Prosia
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Tom brings over 25 years of sales, strategic marketing and international business development experience to White Hawk.

He has held executive-level positions in numerous early stage software and services companies.  These included Covia Technologies, a pioneer in the middleware market, and Coral Systems where he navigated the company to leadership in cellular fraud detection.  Subsequently, he led Inteliant Corporation to a successful acquisition.

As a consultant with SoftBridge Advisors, for the past four years his efforts have been focused on Verascape, a Chicago-based provider of customer service and marketing solutions that focus on speech automation technology, where he provided strategic market planning and positioning services, and held a sales and business development role.

Tom holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.

Mike Dodson
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Mike brings over 25 years of technical leadership and has spent nearly his entire career in the wireless industry.  His experience spans network design, planning, deployment, operations, and program management. He has held network leadership positions at LightSquared, Sprint, Nextel, AirTouch, Vanguard Cellular, and Motorola.

In recent years, Mike has led Ethernet backhaul and transport programs for mobile broadband deployment at both Sprint and LightSquared, where he and his team developed extensive experience with both wireless and wired (fiber) Ethernet and IP transport networks.

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