Before joining Forum, Mr. Schnell served as president, Management & Technology Consulting, a venture capital and private equity strategy group. Prior to that, Mr. Schnell led the global Sales, Marketing and Business Development functions for Cyneta Networks, a venture capital funded start-up in the wireless networking market, responsible for Cyneta's carrier customers in Europe and the U.S. Prior to Cyneta, Mr. Schnell co-founded and was division vice president and general manager of Siemens Communication Devices, a division of Siemens Information and Communication Group. Mr. Schnell led the business from concept and start-up to a $150m successful operating division, creating a completely new wireless product category, launching over a dozen new products and garnering numerous industry awards.
Mr. Schnell began his career with Nortel Networks, where he spent over 18 years in a variety of senior leadership roles in manufacturing, operations, marketing, sales, and product development.