About

About Guerrilla RF

Guerrilla RF, a privately-held company headquartered in Greensboro, NC, provides high performance Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) for the wireless infrastructure market. Since our inception in 2013, we have dedicated ourselves to the development of innovative, high performance MMICs that allow wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers to provide greater coverage area and higher data rates.

Employing a team of industry veterans, Guerrilla RF offers cutting edge products utilizing our unique IP and our patented Guerrilla Armor™ technology. Partnered with the world's best semiconductor foundries and assembly vendors, we have the supply chain to meet any customer needs. Fully qualified to JEDEC and 100% RF tested, our parts are ready to drop in and take your application to the next level. Upgrade now to Guerrilla RF.

Executive Team

Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt

Founder & CEO

Bio
Ryan has two decades of RF semiconductor experience. His experience includes Director of Engineering at Skyworks, Greensboro design center (which he founded), Engineering Manager of RFMD's Network Components Product Line Wi-Fi front end group, and RFIC design engineering positions in RFMD's Digital Cellular Product Line, Infrastructure Product Line, and Network Components Product Line Wi-Fi group. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Jeff Broxson

Jeff Broxson

Vice President, Sales

Bio
Jeff comes to Guerrilla RF with over 20 years of semiconductor sales and sales management experience. He also brings invaluable experience working with start-up companies, having served as Business Development Manager for Triad Semiconductor, Inc. for five years. Prior to joining Triad Semiconductor, Inc., Jeff was Area Sales Manager for Power Integrations, Inc. and Sales Manager for Beacon Electronic Associates, Inc. Jeff began his career as a Field Applications Engineer and a Quality Control Engineer for Oki Telecom, Inc. He holds a BSEE from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Alan Ake

Alan Ake

Vice President, Applications & Technical Marketing

Bio
Alan is an RF industry veteran with over 25 years of design and applications engineering experience. He began his career as a design engineer for Motorola's paging division in South Florida in the mid-1990's. Alan's experience includes RF front end and transceiver design. In addition, Alan has held engineering and management roles within other startup organizations. The last 10+ years of Alan's career have been spent providing applications engineering support for RF Micro Devices, Inc. and Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He holds a BSEE with a mathematics minor from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Fred Adkins

Fred Adkins

Vice President, Operations

Bio
Fred has over 30 years of experience in Semiconductor Manufacturing Operations supporting leading RF/Analog technology for Military, Space and Commercial Applications. He began his career at Analog Devices as a Quality Engineer. His prior start up experience includes 21 years with RFMD and 8 years with Comlinear (acquired by National). As Operations Director at RFMD, Fred was responsible for all aspects of back end processing (Receiving, Final Test, Tape & Reel, Warehouse Operations, and Global Calibration and Supply Chain Logistics). Fred holds a BSEE from Virginia Tech.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Vice President, Quality

Bio
Joining Guerrilla RF in 2015, Steven has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace, automotive and semiconductor industries. Beginning his career with Lockheed Martin Manned Space Systems, Steven moved to Tyco International Automotive and finally to RFMD/Qorvo prior to joining Guerrilla RF. Steven is passionate about Quality and has broad technical and management experience in Quality Systems and Product Reliability. Steven earned his Bachelor Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology/EET from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Billy Pratt

Billy Pratt

Vice President, Technology

Bio
Billy has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry. He began his career as a GaAs HBT and Si BiCMOS RFIC designer, and then moved into multiple management roles at RFMD, all related to product development. After 18 years at RFMD, Billy moved to Triad Semiconductor as VP Engineering. At Triad, he led the development of over 20 mixed signal CMOS ICs. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

John Berg

John Berg, CPA

CFO

Bio
John has over 35 years of experience as a financial management executive, both in public accounting as well as in industry. John served as the corporate controller of Sara Lee Branded Apparel and the Director of Finance at RFMD. He is a member of the AICPA and NCACPA. John is a North Carolina CPA and has his BS in accounting from UNCG, an MBA from High Point University and an MSA from the University of Connecticut.

Kent Shelton

Kent Shelton

Vice President, Information Technology

Bio
Kent has over 20 years of Enterprise Information Technology experience. His experience includes Senior Director of Architecture and Engineering at Market America. He also brings experience in Enterprise Architecture, Application Development, and IT Systems. He brings a specialty in E-commerce platforms, API & Microservice Architecture, and Big Data Analytics in highly complex systems. He is committed to driving business value, increasing efficiency, and extending capabilities through technology solutions and process.