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 … Read more

Leigh Ann Ryals - COO Able Device

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 … Read more

Ian Johnson Able Device CTO and Co-founder

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 … Read more

Ryan Rangel

EVP of Engineering

Ryan Rangel, a Raleigh-based, serial entrepreneur with an impressive track record in wireless technologies and Internet of Things (IoT), is EVP of Engineering at Able Device. In this role, Ryan is responsible for leading the development team; managing product deliveries; supporting customer opportunities; and working alongside the CTO to determine and implement new innovations. In … Read more

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 … Read more

Jeffrey Simpson


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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Able Device Austin Groves

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 … Read more

Able Device Jack Dziak

Jack Dziak


Jack Dziak is a C-suite executive and Board Member in the enterprise IT and communications services industries. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has extensive global experience in managing complex technology businesses, from hyper-scaled IT and communications services to systems integration and strategic consulting. Jack is the CEO of Dziak Advisory Services LLC, … Read more

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 … Read more