Mark Vanderaar has over 26 years, entrepreneurial, management, investment, and engineering experience in technology related businesses. He was the founder and CEO of Efficient Channel Coding (ECC) Inc., a company that developed error-correction technology IP for satellite communications. He led the company from its inception to its successful acquisition by ViaSat, Inc.. Mark has made significant technical contributions in satellite communications, optical networking, forward error correction and broadband terrestrial applications. He currently has 18 patents, several patents pending and has contributed to numerous publications. He holds a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toledo.