People and Partners

Meet Our Team

Roger Dewey

CEO and Founder

An internationally recognized leader in the emerging growth areas of the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, Roger Dewey is the Founder and CEO of Able Device, having established the company in early 2010.  Dewey returned to Able Device in December 2014, after a three year stint as a Co-founder and Executive Vice President at Device Cloud Networks…

Leigh Ann Ryals

COO and Co-founder

Throughout her career, Leigh Ann Ryals has been applauded for her unique ability to create innovative and highly successful business, product, and marketing strategies that revolutionize new and existing companies and enables them to compete in highly competitive global industries. Ryals is the COO & Co-founder of Able Device having joined the company at its inception in 2010. Ryals served…

Ian Johnson

CTO and Co-founder

A successful, experienced technology leader in the field of wireless data solutions, especially in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry, Johnson is a co-founder and Software Architect for Able Device.  Johnson has successfully managed and brought to market wireless data software and hardware products for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.  He has over 20 years of software engineering experience, with over…

Ric Murray

VP, Corporate Development

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Ric has achieved a successful track record in executive leadership and business development throughout the international wireless telecommunications industry. Some of his recent projects include being engaged as a strategic consultant working on IoT (Internet of Things) go-to-market planning and strategies for Tech Mahindra (India), AT&T Mexico (Mexico City), and EMnify GmbH…

Jeffrey Simpson

CFO

Jeff is a strategic and hands-on executive with extensive experience as a CFO in the wireless communications industry and the software industry serving the telecommunications, healthcare, decision support and data analysis markets. His experience includes achievements with M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, treasury management, venture funding, banking transactions and financial modeling. In his most recent position as CFO for WorldCell, Jeff…

Mike Heath

VP, Program Management & Co-founder

Technology leader backed by more than 35 years of experience in the wireless communications industry, Mike Heath is co-founder and VP, Program Management for Able Device.  Most recently, Heath has excelled in the successful launch of several new products in the M2M/IoT market requiring engineering management of technically challenging development projects.  This experience spans the spectrum from cellular, two-way, and…

Austin Groves

Business Development Manager, Greater China

An international business + technology leader who has built, delivered and scaled Internet of Things solutions for Fortune 500 clients on 4 continents. Based in Shanghai, fluent in both Chinese and Spanish, Mr. Groves leads Able Device’s Greater China operations. Prior to joining Able Device, Mr. Groves served as a sales executive at Verizon responsible for large-scale consulting and implementation…

Joe Jesson

Technical Advisor

A celebrated technology leader in the M2M / IoT industry, Joe Jesson is the CTO and Technical Advisor for Able Device.  Jesson has over 40 years of wireless and embedded technology experience and was the co-founder of GE’s Asset Intelligence Telematics Business Unit where he was awarded the Prestigious GE Edison Award. In addition to his extensive industry experience and…

Board of Directors

Roger Dewey

Director

An internationally recognized leader in the emerging growth areas of the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, Roger Dewey is the Founder and CEO of Able Device, having established the company in early 2010.  Dewey returned to Able Device in December 2014, after a three year stint as a Co-founder and Executive Vice President at Device Cloud Networks…

Leigh Ann Ryals

Director

Throughout her career, Leigh Ann Ryals has been applauded for her unique ability to create innovative and highly successful business, product, and marketing strategies that revolutionize new and existing companies and enables them to compete in highly competitive global industries. Ryals is the COO & Co-founder of Able Device having joined the company at its inception in 2010. Ryals served…

Erik Hällström

Independent, Non-executive Director

A veteran leader and builder of international technology businesses, Erik Hällström serves as Independent Director on Able Device’s Board. His experience as a CEO and in other senior executive and advisory positions ranges from startups to multinationals in several technology fields including mobile infrastructure, software and services. Beginning with the Boston Consulting Group’s technology practice in Europe and in North…

Partners

Janus Remote Communications

Janus Remote Communications is a Wireless Enabler that provides state-of-the-art products and services for the worldwide Internet of Things (IoT) marketplace. Janus solutions are widely used by customers in AVL and fleet management, asset management, process monitoring and control, facility and energy monitoring control, health, safety and security. Janus, a division of The Connor-Winfield Corporation, offers wireless products such as…

Emnify

EMnify, the Berlin-based global cellular IoT and M2M connectivity platform provider, offers all SIMbae features on EMnify SIMs (Subscriber Identity Modules). During Mobile World Congress 2017, the two companies jointly demoed SIMbae Credentials Exchange Manager (S-CEM) (S-KEM), to securely transfer IoT app security credentials to devices. The company is headquartered in Germany, backed by a team of young, energetic and…