Barry H. Soloway founded Management Pragmatics LLC in 1999 as a consultancy through which he serves high tech startups and turnarounds in roles that range from due diligence, to mentoring' to full time interim executive positions. With extensive technical and general management accomplishments in the telecom, optics and semiconductor industries, his core competence is Product Realization: helping companies cross the chasm that separates a proof-of-concept from an economically viable commercial product.
During the past seventeen years, he held CEO, COO or Sr. VP positions with several young companies, of which three remain viable today: Glimmerglass Networks (optical switching), Continuum Photonics/Polatis (optical switching), and Novalux/Arasor (laser diodes).
In addition to serving as a Mentor with startup teams, Barry served as CEO & Co-Founder of AIRGIA LLC, a breakthrough small wind turbine company with a micro-business focused approach to providing basic electricity for rural and remote areas around the world.
Prior to founding Management Pragmatics, Barry served as Sr. VP Operations & Development with TimePlex, a turnaround with sales of $175 million.Manufacturing voice and data switches and providing Network Operations Centers, this mature company needing to regain its competitive advantage.Barry refocused, resized, and rebuilt worldwide engineering, marketing, manufacturing and quality operations, acquired and integrated a young company having a gap-filling product line, and confronted the challenges of emerging technologies and rapidly evolving markets. Earlier, as Division General Manager with ITT, he started up two of the five divisions at its Advanced Technology Center, achieving a high success rate in technology development and technology transfer within a multi-national environment.Barry began his career with Bell Labs, leading the development of many of the first integrated circuits to be employed in telecommunication systems.He earned an MSEE from New York University with specialization in solid-state physics, and a BSEE from Fairleigh Dickinson University.