S. DOUGLAS (DOUG) HUTCHESON joined InterDigital’s Board of Directors in July 2014 and he assumed the role of Chairman of the Board in June 2015. Since 2015, Mr. Hutcheson has served as a senior advisor of Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) for Searchlight Capital, a global private investment firm. From March 2014 through May 2017, Mr. Hutcheson served as CEO and a director of Laser, Inc., a corporation created in connection with the acquisition of Leap Wireless by AT&T. Prior to March 2014, Mr. Hutcheson served as CEO of Leap Wireless and its operating subsidiary, Cricket Communications, for nine years. Before serving as CEO, Mr. Hutcheson held other executive positions at Leap Wireless, including President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Leap Wireless, he was Vice President of Marketing in the wireless infrastructure division at Qualcomm for three years, where he was responsible for global CDMA accounts.
Mr. Hutcheson serves on the Board of Directors of Pitney Bowes Inc. and the Board of Directors of the privately-owned company AgilePQ. He also serves as the vice chairman and incoming chairman trustee of Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and as a board observer for Eolo, S.p.A., an Italian broadband provider and Everynet, B.V., a London based neutral host IoT network provider.
Mr. Hutcheson earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from California State University in San Louis Obispo and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California in Irvine. He is the holder of 14 U.S. patents.