Monarch Antenna, Inc.'s mission is to develop and apply true aperture tuning to improve performance of antennas and become the leader in wireless applications.

Dr. Tayfun Özdemir is a co-founder of Monarch and serves as its President and Chief Technology Officer. At Monarch, he is responsible for technology development and manages all R&D activity. Dr. Özdemir is also the co-founder and President of Virtual EM Inc., which is active primarily in the defense market and develops disruptive technologies in areas of computational electromagnetics, antennas, RF circuits, embedded wireless systems and machine learning. At Virtual EM, he is credited with winning competitive R&D contracts worth over $8M and served as principal investigator on over 30 federally funded R&D projects. Dr. Özdemir holds a patent on a planar integrated antenna, and has over 20 years of experience in his field of expertise. Dr. Özdemir published 7 refereed journal papers, made over 50 conference presentations and holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

John Carney serves as consultant to Monarch regarding investment and acquisition matters. John is currently the Managing Director of China IP Exchange, LLC and previously served as the Director of Commercialization & Licensing at Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC. His career in the automotive business spans 39 years with background in finance, sales, marketing and program management. He successfully completed four divestitures as a deal director during Delphi's 2005 -2009 restructuring effort. John joined the Delphi licensing activity in 2009, where he is currently the director of the worldwide licensing and IP monetization efforts. Delphi is a major producer of vehicle systems and components today with manufacturing, engineering and sales activities in 33 countries and 130 sites worldwide. Delphi's 2015 revenues were $15 billion. John holds a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University and hold accreditation as a Certified Licensing Professional. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Aerospace and Transportation Committee for the High Tech Sector, of the Licensing Executive Society.

Mr. Terry Cross is a member of the Board of Directors of Monarch and serves as its Secretary. Mr. Cross is an active venture capitalist and serves as Wayne State University's Entrepreneur in Residence at the School of Business. After graduating from Wayne State University with an MBA in Finance in 1966, Mr. Cross entered the machine tool business in Detroit, Michigan, with The Cross Company, (publicly traded) the world's leader in Automated Machine Tools. From 1964 through 1968, Mr. Cross worked in many departments of The Cross Company, learning the business from the ground up. In 1970, Mr. Cross joined Kidder, Peabody & Co, and spent the next 25 years in the brokerage and investment banking business in Detroit, New York City, and San Francisco where he focused primarily on technology companies. Mr. Cross' past board memberships include: G2 Networks, Inc. of Los Gatos, CA, Safari Technology Inc. of Lawton, Michigan, GCB Technologies of San Jose, CA, InGenius Technologies of Kalamazoo, MI., Wordenglass Inc. of Kalamazoo, MI., Machine Vision International of Ann Arbor, MI, and Inivest of Detroit, MI, and Triumph Resources of New York City Since 1962, Mr. Cross has invested in forty private companies. Among the more well known are Novell, DSC Communications, Inktomi, Warehouse Club, PayPal, Napster, and he was a first round investor in Google.

Monarch Antenna, Inc.  |  3055 Plymouth Rd, Ste 12  |  Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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