Derek Aberle




Derek Aberle

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Derek Aberle

Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman of XCOM Labs

DEREK ABERLE has been a director of the company since September 2022. Mr. Aberle is Co-founder and Executive Vice Chairman of XCOM Labs, a company focused on developing and commercializing advanced wireless and Metaverse technologies. Prior to that, from 2000 through 2018, Mr. Aberle served in various senior executive roles at Qualcomm, including as President of Qualcomm from 2014 through 2018. Beginning in 2008, Mr. Aberle served as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee, as Executive Vice President and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing from 2008 through 2011 and as Executive Vice President and Group President from 2011 through 2014 where, among other things, he led Qualcomm’s technology and IP licensing business, helping to significantly grow its global licensing business and negotiating deals with its largest licensees. Mr. Aberle has also served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Prospector Capital Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, since its inception in 2020. Prior to Qualcomm, Mr. Aberle was an attorney with the international law firms Pillsbury Winthrop and Heller Ehrman. Mr. Aberle also serves on the boards of directors of XCOM Labs, LeddarTech, EvoNexus and the Alliance for SoCal Innovation. The board has concluded that Mr. Aberle should serve as a director of the company because of his years of experience in patent licensing and his global business acumen and leadership.