Sierra Wireless Leadership Team

Phil Brace

President and CEO

Phil has an extensive technology and operations background and was most recently Executive Vice President at Veritas Technologies. He is an accomplished sales and technology leader with more than 25 years of experience in general management, engineering, and product roles. Phil’s previous executive roles include President of Seagate Technology’s Cloud Systems and Electronic Solutions, Executive Vice President at LSI Corporation, and General Manager at Intel Corporation. Phil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.

Samuel Cochrane

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Sam Cochrane oversees all aspects of Sierra Wireless’ financial reporting and statutory compliance, as well as the Company’s Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Supply Chain, Procurement, IT/Security, Human Resources, Facilities and Administration teams. Sam joined Sierra Wireless in May 2020 from Motorola Solutions Inc. (“Motorola”) where he served as Vice President, and before that as the CFO of Avigilon, which was acquired by Motorola in 2018. He joined Avigilon in 2014 and, prior to that, he served in senior finance roles with SNC-Lavalin Group, Golf Town, General Motors Canada, Ltd and Deloitte Touche. Sam articled with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is a Chartered Accountant with an accompanying Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.

Pravin Desale

SVP, Engineering

Pravin Desale oversees Global Engineering and Network Operations and brings more than 28 years of R&D and Engineering Management experience to Sierra Wireless. Prior to joining Sierra, Pravin was SVP of Engineering at Veritas Technologies where he was responsible for data protection appliance solutions, software defined storage, and application resiliency solutions. Prior to this, he was VP of Engineering at Seagate, and VP of Engineering at LSI Logic where he led teams in software and hardware development. Pravin has an Electrical Engineering Master's degree from Santa Clara University.

Jennifer Farac

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Jennifer Farac oversees legal affairs and corporate governance at Sierra Wireless. Ms. Farac joined Sierra Wireless in 2010 as Corporate Counsel. Before joining the Company, she gained her telecommunications experience in legal roles at Bell Canada where she served as Senior Counsel and at 360networks where she served as Assistant General Counsel prior to its acquisition by Bell Canada. Ms. Farac articled and worked as an associate at a Vancouver based law firm prior to joining 360neworks in 2000. She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Reading, England and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.

Steve Harmon

SVP, Global Sales

Steve Harmon is responsible for all Sales and Go-to-Market operations globally. He joined Sierra Wireless in May 2020 following six years at Blackberry in senior sales roles. Prior to that, Steve held senior sales positions with SAP and Sybase for nine years and began his career with Naylor Publications. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida.

Roy MacLean

SVP, Operations

Roy MacLean is responsible for global operations and customer experience including supply chain, purchasing and factory operations to ensure the high quality and efficient production and delivery of all Sierra Wireless products. Roy brings years of technology experience to the role, including senior leadership roles at Avaya, Nortel and Bell-Northern Research covering operations, customer care, product design, testing, documentation, training and multi-site development. Roy holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree both from the University of Ottawa.

Jim Ryan

SVP Product, Partnerships & Marketing

Jim Ryan is responsible for the entire global product and services portfolio as well as Partnerships and Marketing at Sierra Wireless. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless industry, including senior leadership positions with AT&T and Sprint in the U.S. and O2 in Europe. Jim joined Sierra Wireless in June 2019 from Zipit Wireless, where he served as Vice President of IoT Products and Partnerships. Prior to joining Zipit Wireless in 2017, Jim spent a decade helping numerous start-up and early stage SaaS companies capitalize on mobile ecosystem growth opportunities. Jim earned his MBA from Indiana University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics from Binghamton University.