John S. Thode is president of DigitalOptics Corporation (DOC). Thode joined DOC in February of 2013 and leads all strategy, product, sales and business functions for DOC.
Prior to DOC, Thode was executive vice president and general manager of McAfee’s Consumer, Mobile and Small Business unit from 2011 through 2012. From 2007 through 2011, he was general manager of Dell’s Mobility Products Group where he was responsible for leading the strategy and development of Dell’s nontraditional products, including smartphones and tablets
Prior to Dell, Thode was president and chief executive officer at ISCO International, Inc., a telecom infrastructure company, where he led a successful turnaround effort including substantial increase in revenue, cash flow and international market expansion.
Thode also spent 25 years with Motorola, Inc. in various management roles, including general manager of its UMTS Handset Products in its Personal Communications Sector and general manager of its Wireless Access Systems Division in its General Telecoms Systems Sector.
Thode holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. He is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.