Ryan Baker is a RF semiconductor sales and marketing professional, currently working as the Product Marketing Manager for the RF division of Wolfspeed, a Cree company. In this role, he is responsible for global strategic marketing of the company’s competitive advantage in gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) transistor and monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) products and RF foundry services. Prior to the Wolfspeed spin-off from Cree, he was the North American sales manager for Cree’s RF components and the RF marketing manager.

Ryan obtained his BS undergraduate degree, specializing in high tech management, from San Jose State University and an MBA from North Carolina State University. He volunteers on committees for various conferences, including IEEE WAMICON and IEEE MTT-S IMS. In addition, he co-manages various LinkedIn groups, such as Amplifier Frontier Research.

Utkarsh Unnikrishna is a Staff Microwave R&D Engineer with the Microwave Components Group at National Instruments – Silicon Valley (NISV) in Santa Clara, California. He has been a member of the IEEE since 2003 and is co-chair of the IMS Young Professionals Committee of IMS-2016. His research interests include Microwave and Millimeter-wave circuits and systems in 5G communication, automotive sensor systems, and test and measurement systems. He has published related papers in international conferences. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Mumbai University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Sherry Hess brings to AWR more than 15 years of EDA experience in domestic and international sales, marketing, support, and management. Prior to joining AWR, she served as vice president of business development at CebaTech, Inc., where she was responsible for taking the R&D stealth-mode EDA/IP start-up to market, which included all aspects of sales, support, marketing, and business management.

For the majority of her career, Sherry served in various positions at EDA software developer Ansoft Corporation. She joined the company in 1990 as a sales and support engineer, and was instrumental in setting up new semiconductor / major accounts throughout North America. In 1995 Sherry was promoted to director of European operations, with responsibility for all company operations throughout Europe. In 2000 she was named vice president of marketing, directing worldwide marketing of Ansoft's high-performance EDA software product lines until leaving the company in 2005. Before joining Ansoft, Sherry spent two years with Intel Corporation, where she worked in the ASIC Group and developed relationships with companies such as Bell Northern Research and Northern Telecom.

Sherry holds BSEE and MBA degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Within technical marketing at National Instruments, Phyllis Cosentino focuses on the communication and support of new capabilities for RF, Wireless, Microwave, and Communication products. Prior to joining NI, Phyllis held senior leadership roles within Dell’s Communication Solutions Group, Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless Division and AT&T Bell Labs RF Services and Wireless Development where she made significant contributions to the development and deployment of CDMA and GSM systems globally. Phyllis holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, completed the Program for Executives at Carnegie Mellon University, and holds several patents in wireless technology.