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Scenera Research Management Team

Ryan C. Fry, CEO
Serving as CEO of Scenera, Ryan is responsible for corporate direction and strategic initiatives. As a co-founder of the company, he has overseen the company's growth to date. Ryan joined Scenera from Woodhaven Investors, Inc., a Texas-based private investor group. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

Stephen J. Tytran, President & General Counsel
As President, Stephen is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Scenera and execution of its business plan. In addition to overseeing and advising Scenera's CEO and board on all corporate legal affairs, his responsibilities as General Counsel focus on supporting Scenera's IP enforcement, licensing, and sale activities.

Stephen joined Scenera in 2004 as its Chief Patent Counsel, responsible for building and overseeing operation of the company's patent preparation and prosecution infrastructure. Prior to joining Scenera, he counseled and provided patent legal services to Fortune and International 500 companies while employed at a top-five national patent boutique, held various legal and engineering positions within the IBM Corporation, and worked on the technical staff at General Motors Corporation. Stephen holds an advanced degree in electrical engineering and is admitted to practice law in North Carolina and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Theodosios (Ted) Thomas, Chief Patent Counsel
Ted is responsible for managing Scenera's patent procurement infrastructure, including our team of intellectual property experts who work closely with our research scientists to provide strategic patent protection for our many innovative technologies.

Prior to joining Scenera, Ted's legal experience included counseling Fortune and International 500 companies in securing both U.S. and foreign patent protection. His prior engineering experience includes the design and application of state-of-the-art life safety systems in complicated structures, including the Empire State Building, LaGuardia Airport, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Stock Exchange and many other such sites. Ted holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Juris Doctor from St. John's University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in both North Carolina and New York and is registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.

Dan Coole, Vice President of Business & Strategic Development
Dan oversees the company's strategic development, business partnering, and acquisition activities aimed at monetizing and growing the Scenera portfolio to create ongoing value for Scenera's partners.

Prior to joining Scenera, Dan was a key member of the management team for OZ Communications (acquired by Nokia) where he drove standardization initiatives and built the initial business for the leading mobile IM and mobile consumer email solutions.  Dan has also held senior business, marketing, and product management positions for Ericsson, Mitsubishi Electronics, Booz-Allen, and CallWave, with a consistent focus on bringing new technology to the market. Dan received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Penn State and a master's degree in systems engineering from Virginia Tech.




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