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Executive Leadership

JP Carney, Chief Executive Officer

JP Carney is the CEO and co-founder of Revolabs. With more than 15 years of experience in wireless technologies, he has held key positions at companies such as Raytheon, M/A-Com, and most recently, Analog Devices – a world-renowned semiconductor company. One of his many accomplishments at Analog Devices includes growing an RF product line focused on the cellular market from $800,000 in revenue to more than $30 million – in just three years. In addition, Carney developed the company’s strategy for the development and implementation of IP in the open ISM bands that include wireless LAN and Bluetooth.

Carney holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, respectively, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.

Peter Hemme, Chief Financial Officer

Peter Hemme brings more than 20 years of senior and executive-level experience in financial and operations management to his role of CFO at Revolabs. During that time, he honed his abilities and established a successful record of improving profits, raising capital, and managing corporate acquisitions and integrations. Previously, he served as CFO and treasurer of Lodestar Corporation, which was sold to Oracle Corporation in 2007. As vice president and corporate controller at Sonus Networks, Inc., he completed a successful IPO and two secondary offerings, raising over $290 million.

Hemme holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brandeis University.

Mike Fitch, Vice President Sales

Michael Fitch is the Vice President of Sales for the Americas at Revolabs. An established professional and sales leader in the Unified Communications industry, Fitch brings years of sales and revenue management to his role. Prior to joining Revolabs, he worked with West Corporation in its Unified Communication Services division. During his tenure with West, he held many positions and was responsible for overseeing the sales efforts for regions across the United States. Most recently, he managed the New England sales team, successfully growing the revenue for the company’s broad product portfolio. Prior to West, Mike was co-founder and head of sales for a start-up venture. He holds a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship and small business management from Quinnipiac University.

Mark Reid, Vice President of Engineering

As the vice president of engineering, Mark Reid is responsible for ensuring Revolabs’ product development efforts align with overall company objectives. With more than 30 years in the industry, his skills and insight have helped build efficient, scalable, cross-functional teams and quality-assurance initiatives that drive innovation and reduce time-to-market.

Prior to joining Revolabs, he was vice president of software operations at Clique Intelligence; senior director of engineering at Vidyo; senior director, Halo Engineering at Hewlett-Packard; and Senior Director of R&D, Telepresence & Vertical Solutions at Polycom. Reid earned a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from Ohio State University. He also holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering, with a focus on communications and signal processing, from Northeastern University.

Nick Emoto, Vice President of Business Strategy

As vice president of business strategy, Nick Emoto plays an instrumental role in leading the development and promotion of departmental synergy between Yamaha's Independent Enterprise Subsidiary Planning Group and Revolabs, which Yamaha acquired in early 2014. In addition, he is responsible for achieving revenue growth by accelerating collaboration between the two organizations through product planning and enhanced sales strategies.

Over the last 27 years, Emoto has served Yamaha in a wide range of capacities, beginning with his position as a DSP engineer. He has since held the position of field applications engineer for Yamaha Systems Technology; engineering manager; marketing manager for Project Phone; manager of the product planning and IP group within the Sound Network Division; and manager of the SN Overseas Sales Section within the Audio Product Sales and Marketing division.  Emoto holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology and five patents related to acoustics. 

Jack Antounian, Vice President of Operations & Quality

As Vice President of Operations & Quality, Jack Antounian is an accomplished operations leader with more than 20 years of experience in developing and managing multi-factory, world-class global manufacturing operations; new product introductions; and global supply-chain development and management. A Lean Sigma champion, Antounian has demonstrated success in implementing BKMs in leading high-tech manufacturing companies and supply chains serving the semiconductor, robotics, medical, and telecommunications industries. Previously, Antounian held key positions at PRI Automations, MKS Instruments, BTU International, Seegrid, Lifeline Systems (Philips) and Ultra Electronics.

Antounian holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, a Master of Science in business administration from Boston University, and executive training through Harvard Business School.