A shared passion

For Innovation

Mobile invincibility doesn’t just happen.

It takes unrivaled talent, foresight and experience all working together toward a single goal. The OnwardMobility team has been assembled with key players from some of the world’s leading mobile technology and cyber security companies.

Peter Franklin

Chief Executive Officer

Perhaps no one embodies the OnwardMobility spirit more than Peter. With over 15 years experience in reconstructing technology companies, including working on key initiatives with both Microsoft and Zynga, there is no one we’d rather have leading this new endeavor.

Donavon Favre

Chief Strategy Officer

Considering the last name, you might say leadership is in Donavon’s blood. He comes to us with a consulting pedigree that includes the world’s most successful corporations. As Managing Partner and founder of Accenture Procurement Solutions, he led nothing less than the world’s largest global procurement outsourcing practice.

John Casio

Chief Financial Officer

Solid, steady and with a unique talent for guiding for all things financial for digital brands, John’s vast experience is a most welcome asset at OnwardMobility. Previously the Director of Finance for HigherEducation.com, a Red Ventures portfolio company and PwC, we look forward to taking advantage of his 15+ years of experience.

Chuck Becher

EVP Global Sales

It’s easier to aim for invincibility when you have professionals like Chuck on your team. His credentials speak volumes: Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO) of Sonim Technologies from December 2016 to January 2020; and numerous key roles at Kyocera Communications, Inc., including Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sales, Marketing and Product.

Melody Russell

SVP Marketing

With credentials that read like a Who’s Who of the world’s most successful companies, Melody brings an unmatched level of experience to the OnwardMobility brand. From carriers, chip manufacturers, software providers or ODMs—to brands like AT&T, T-Mobile, HTC, Intel, Qualcomm, or most recently, TCL’s BlackBerry mobile, her leadership in the wireless space is truly unmatched.

Géraud Boutibonnes


When it comes to navigating the vast complexity of mobile needs in the international arena, few bring the qualifications of Géraud Boutibonnes. An accomplished operations and business leader with 25 years’ experience in IT and telecom across the globe, Géraud’s unique blend of entrepreneurship, decisive leadership and ability to motivate continually leads to outstanding performance from teams and clients, alike.

Claude Leroux

Executive Security Advisor

In a cyberworld fraught with danger, it’s safe to say you need someone like Claude on your side. Over 15 years’ serving and protecting the most security-conscious, large-scale customers in the world. Beyond being well-versed in cybersecurity threat detection, Claude thrives on developing strategies and solutions to mitigate threats.

Pam Norris

SVP Product

Great products don’t just happen. They’re the result of stellar product development. And in Pam Norris, SVP Product, we reach for the stars. With 25+ years’ experience developing strategic products and managing complex software integration projects for the likes of Nokia and Samsung, she brings to OnwardMobility a level of product expertise that is beyond compare.

Jeff Pon

SVP of Operations, Corp Dev

With over a decade of experience as a cross-functional leader, Jeff previously served as both the SVP Global Sales and SVP Product at Sonim Technologies Inc., where he led the company’s internal IPO efforts, which culminated in a successful initial public offering on NASDAQ.

“Our team is known for tackling challenges from perspectives that aren’t typically found in the device-making world. We’ll apply those diverse and complementary skills to develop and manufacture the most productive, user-friendly and secure mobile devices for government, enterprises, and consumers.”
Peter Franklin, CEO