Iyad Tarazi is a known thought leader in spectrum and telecom technology and has led massive transformations and pioneered new technologies in spectrum, machine learning, 4G, small cells, and cloud software development.
Iyad joined Federated Wireless as CEO in August 2014, at that point an early stage startup with significant intellectual property in spectrum management. Iyad is leading the commercialization of the technology, tapping the emerging $1B+ market in shared spectrum.
Previously, Iyad served as Vice President of Network Development at Sprint Corp where he led large-scale R&D and technology modernization programs in cloud software, spectrum, wireless radio, transport, applications, and subscriber devices. Responsibilities included overseeing the development and integration of new products within Sprint’s networks and managing Sprint- Nextel’s technology integration labs and fiscal management responsibility of over hundreds of millions in annual investments.
Prior to the Sprint-Nextel merger, Iyad led Nextel’s Network Engineering organization, managing network planning, integration performance engineering, testing, and core deployment initiatives. Iyad also held positions with MCI and served as a Board member for CafeX Communications, which specializes in collaborative software development.
Iyad has a Masters in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University and a B.S.in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.