Strategy, Operations, and Finance Executive in Breakthrough Innovations and Technologies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Early Stage Startups, Funding, Smart Cities
Ian Magazine has been a founder, investor and finance and operating executive for a host of enterprises in the wireless communications industry and a highly successful serial entrepreneur who has worked with breakthrough innovations in a range of technologies from wireless power transmission, to biotechnology and 360° Videography.
Mr. Magazine is best known for his work at Nextel, where he was an initial member of Nextel’s management team holding various leadership roles from the earliest days of the company through a strategic investment by Craig McCaw. Sprint acquired Nextel for a $35 billion in 2005. During his tenure Mr. Magazine was instrumental in leading the company through an intensive growth phase where he was responsible for the consolidation, integration and operations management of more than 180 of the company’s domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and led the acquisition of 30 businesses.
Mr. Magazine has extensive experience in understanding the critical issues and opportunities that can affect building and growing a ‘game changer’ business.
Most recently Mr. Magazine served as the Chief Financial Officer of PNA Innovations, a Carnegie Mellon University biotechnology and genomics startup where he led the company through launch and successful seed and series A financing rounds and helped negotiate the sale of the company to a tier one venture capital portfolio company.
Mr. Magazine served as Vice President of Finance and Operations, Secretary and Treasurer of 4DK Technologies, a Multi-National wireless telecom solutions provider. Radius Networks acquired 4DK Technologies in 2014.
From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Magazine served as VP of Finance and Administration and Assistant Treasurer at Cyren Call Communications, a company seeking to create a nationwide, seamless, ultra-broadband network for public safety communications.
Mr. Magazine has 26 years of financial services industry experience including Chief Operating Officer of Reinheimer & Company; Nextel’s initial Investment Banking firm.
Mr. Magazine Received a B.A. in Economics from State University of New York at Binghamton and completed M.B.A. courses at Pace University