About Laird Connectivity
We simplify wireless connectivity with innovative IoT solutions and world class customer support. Our culture creates a fast moving, stimulating, flexible work environment for all our employees. Together we are innovating wireless for a connected world.
What We Offer
With more than three decades of wireless expertise and design facilities around the world, we can help you bring your wireless product to life.
Customizable IoT Solutions
From user experience to full IoT product development and manufacturing, Laird Connectivity offers a single partner for your IoT product needs. Learn More
Unmatched Customer Support
Our dedicated FAE and in-house customer support team is here to assist with any of your design needs. We provide free tier one support, antenna scans and schematic reviews.
Highest Performing and Reliable Products
Laird Connectivity offers the highest quality antenna and module products in the industry. Our products fit a range of environments, mounting options and application requirements.
EMC and Wireless Testing Services
Laird Connectivity is the only manufacturer that offers our own on-site EMC testing approvals, which drastically reduces risk and time to market. Learn More
Meet our Leadership Team
Bill Steinike Chief Executive Officer
Bill serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Laird Connectivity having previously held the position of VP of Strategic Business Development. Bill joined the company as part of the LSR acquisition in 2015 . Prior to the acquisition, Bill served as the president and board member for LSR since 2002, which included the wireless module business and the engineering design and EMC testing services. Bill earned a bachelor’s degree from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Bob Sallmann Chief Financial Officer
Bob joined Laird Connectivity in August of 2019 and currently serves as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) where he is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s global financial strategy. As CFO, he serves as a strategic partner to the CEO and executive team by leading Laird Connectivity’s Finance and Operations functions. He ensures the organization is focused on growing enterprise value by providing operational and commercial insight while supporting the near and long-term decision-making processes. Before joining Laird Connectivity, Bob worked at Enbi Global Inc., IDEX Corporation, Alvarez and Marsal, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University, and has studied at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Jonathan Kaye Vice President of Product Management & Marketing
Jonathan is the VP of Product Management & Marketing having previously served as Senior Director, Product Management at Laird Connectivity for 10 years. Jonathan joined Laird Connectivity as part of the EZURiO acquisition in 2008 and has extensive experience in Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), LoRaWAN, cellular IoT, proprietary RF, and 802.11 wireless solutions and ecosystems. Jonathan holds a BA from Liverpool John Moores University.
Jen Sarto Chief Revenue Officer
Jen Sarto is the Chief Revenue Officer at Laird Connectivity. Previously Jen served as VP of Sales for the organisation, and Director of Sales in North America for Laird Connectivity's Modules Business. Jen joined Laird Connectivity as part of the LSR acquisition in 2015, where she held multiple sales leadership roles including VP of Sales. Prior to joining LSR in 2007, Jen worked as a field sales engineer for a manufacturer’s representative company. Jen holds a B.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Kurt Furlong Vice President of Engineering
Kurt Furlong has been with Laird Connectivity since 2012, and serves as VP of Engineering. Previously, he held the position of Director of Engineering in the Design Services division and a variety of other hardware, software, and project leadership positions to bring IoT systems and solutions to market. Kurt joined Laird Connectivity as part of the LSR acquisition in 2015 and has also worked for Rockwell Automation and Industrial Design Services. Kurt has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Jarrod Paulsen Vice President of Operations
Jarrod joined Laird Connectivity in 2021 and serves as VP of Operations. Before joining Laird Connectivity, Jarrod was Director of Global Supply Chain at Young Innovations and VP of Asia Operations at Victorinox AG. Jarrod also served as Asia Pacific Souring Manager with Millipore Sigma and Director of Offshore Sourcing at Spectrum Brands. Jarrod holds a BBA from the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business.
David England Vice President of Information Technology
David joined Laird Connectivity in 2016 as the Director of Cybersecurity. He assumed the role of Sr. Director of IT in January 2020 and now serves as VP of Information Technology. Prior to joining Laird Connectivity, David led an IT architecture team at Monsanto, was an enterprise consultant at Microsoft, and was the Director of Application Architecture and Information Security and Disaster Recovery at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Anna Burtch Vice President of Human Resources
Anna is responsible for all aspects of human resources, people management, and culture creation in her role as VP of Human Resources. Anna previously held the position of Global HR Director and managed regional human resources and a variety of generalist roles within Laird Connectivity. Since joining Laird Connectivity in 1999, she has been instrumental in integrating human resources initiatives into the strategic goals of the organization. Before Laird Connectivity, Anna worked for Tetra Pak and Trustmark Insurance. Anna holds a BA in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Wisconsin– Madison.
Laird Connectivity has offices and manufacturing facilities around the world
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