Biographical Sketch

Biographical Sketch of Ronald S. Lesniak

Instructor, University of California Berkeley IEOR Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Instructor with the National Science Foundation
Instructor with Santa Clara University

Education

Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Marquette University
Master in Business Administration, Loyola University of Chicago
Doctor of Management, University of Phoenix

Business Experience

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1985 to 2009 – CEO, Chairman, and Founder, Teledex LLC, San Jose, CA

2010 to 2012 – President, Cotell America, San Jose, CA
2010 to 2011 – President, Voice Carrier Phone Division, San Jose, CA
2009 to 2010 – Manager of Business Development, Vtech Communications, Beaverton, OR
1983 to 1985 – President and Co-Founder, Alverson Lesniak & Associates, Inc., San Jose, CA
1978 to 1983 – Director of Marketing and Distribution – ROLM Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
1976 to 1978 – Marketing Manager – ITT Corporation, Des Plaines, IL
1970 to 1976 – Senior Engineer – GTE Automatic Laboratories, Inc., Northlake, IL

Academic Experience

2011 – Instructor, UC Berkeley, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Marketing
2013 – Adjunct Professor, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
2013 – Capella University, Mentor and Adjunct Professor, Minneapolis, MN
2010 – 2011 – Chancellor University, Faculty, The Jack Welch Management Institute, Cleveland, OH
2009 – Present – Faculty, NorthCentral University, Prescott, AZ
2006 – Teacher, University of Phoenix, San Jose, CA.

Selected Publications

• 2006 – Book, “Leadership Moments –Turning points that changed lives and organizations”
• 2006 – Dissertation, “A CORRELATIONAL STUDY: ELEMENTS of EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND LEADERSHIP AMONG TECHNOLOGY LEADERS”

Patent Awards

• United States Patent #7,251,321 July 31, 2007, Teledex LLC, “Crescendo Telephone Ringer”
• United States Patent #D531,613 November 7, 2006, Telecex LLC,“Telephone”
• United States Patent #7,130,417 October 31, 2006, Telecex LLC, “Telephone – Coupled Debice for Internet Access”
• United States Patent #D449,287 October 16, 2001, Teledex LLC , “Telephone with Display Screen”
• United States Patent #D437,588 February, 13, 2001, Teledex LLC, “Telephone”
• United States Patent #D427,174 June 27, 2000, Teledex LLC, “Telephone”
• United States Patent #D426,828 June 20, 2000, Teledex LLC, “Housing for Network Access Device”
• United States Patent #D426,822 June 20, 2000, Teledex LLC, “Telephone”

Personal

I am a happily married guy to a world class successful corporate attorney, Deb Ludewig. We have 8 kids combined and 3 wonderful grandkids, Cody, Kyle, and Brooke.

And, I love riding my Harley, we have 2 in the family (one for Deb).

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