Unwired Planet is led by a talented team of visionary executives and board members. Their exceptional combined track record includes building businesses, acquiring and integrating new technologies, and finding innovative ways to help customers' transform their businesses by maximizing new market opportunities.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
General Manager, Intellectual Property Division
Timothy M. Robbins
General Manager, Intellectual Property Division
Mike Mulica is chief executive officer for Unwired Planet (formerly Openwave Systems) where he is focused on executing the company’s corporate strategy and positioning the company at the forefront of the Mobile Internet value chain.
In 2007 the World Economic Forum named him a Technology Pioneer, reflecting his 25 years in the technology and communications industry – including four years as a the original head of sales, service and support at Phone.com. As a senior vice president at Phone.com, he helped lead the $9-billion acquisition of Software.com, which led to the formation of Openwave.
Prior to joining Openwave, Mulica served as the president and head of strategy and corporate development of Synchronoss, a leading provider of transaction management, cloud enablement and mobile connectivity services for connected devices. While at Synchronoss, he redesigned its product and go-to-market strategies, and completed several acquisitions as well as a $124 million secondary offering.
Mulica joined Synchronoss after the acquisition of FusionOne, a leader in mobile content portability of which he was CEO. Mulica has also served as President and CEO of Bridgeport Networks, a leader in mobile-to-Voice-Over-IP. He has also held the position of President at California Microwave, as well as, various management positions at Tandem Computers and Data General Corporation. Mike currently serves as a Board Member on the CTIA Board of Directors.
Mike holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business from Marquette University, and a Graduate Certificate in International Business from Copenhagen Business School. The companies that Mike has led have received numerous industry awards for leadership in technology innovation and as such, he is an active speaker and panelist at industry events around the world.
Eric Vetter has over 20 years of financial and general management expertise, including significant experience in the intellectual property-based business. Eric oversees Unwired Planet’s finance, information technology and corporate services departments. Prior to his appointment as CFO & CAO, Eric was a consultant to Aristocrat Technologies where he was responsible for reviewing the company’s strategic planning and cost saving initiatives. From 2000 to 2011 he was with International Game Technology, serving in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting for the $2B Gaming Group Division, with responsibility for Operational Finance and Accounting, M&A, Treasury and Business Development.
Eric holds B.S. in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
As general manager of Unwired Planet’s intellectual property business, Daniel is responsible for creating and executing a successful patent strategy for Unwired Planet. Before joining Unwired Planet, Daniel co-founded Visto (now Good Technology) in 1996 and has been instrumental in developing leading industry technologies. He is the principal inventor of multiple patents related to remote access, security and remote synchronization.
Prior to Good, Daniel was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at American Management Systems (AMS), where he managed large-scale projects and was involved in the AMS Center for Advanced Technologies. Before AMS, Daniel served in a variety of technical leadership and management roles, including Director and Senior Technical Consultant at Cambridge Technology Partners.
Daniel holds an A.B. in computer science, with a concentration in cognitive psychology from Harvard University.
As general manager of Unwired Planet’s intellectual property business, Tim is responsible for creating and executing a successful patent strategy for Unwired Planet. Prior to joining Unwired Planet, Tim served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Visto Corporation, which acquired and merged with Good Technology, from 2004 to 2011. He has a proven track record of solving complex legal and business problems, and extensive experience in managing and settling high profile multi-jurisdictional IP litigation. He also brings substantial cross-border transactional experience, with licensing and corporate transactions completed in over 30 countries. Prior to Good Technology he worked as an attorney at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin and Hachigian.
Tim holds a B.A. in business/economics from the University of California Los Angeles and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.