Meet the Team

556 Ventures analysts specialize in market intelligence and consulting with several decades of technology and telecom experience.

William Ho

Founder & Principal Analyst

William Ho is Principal Analyst at 556 Ventures. William has over 25 years experience in the telecom, internet and government markets. Previously, Mr. Ho was Vice President of Consumer and Small Business research at Current Analysis.

Prior to 556 Ventures, William Ho was Vice President in charge of Current Analysis’ Consumer and Small Business Group, including Mobile and Fixed line Consumer Service offerings, Mobile Devices, Fixed line and Mobile Services research. In that capacity, he provided and directed market analysis, competitive research, and consulting services on and opportunities to Current Analysis’ clients in the mobile device and telecommunications service provider space.

During his 20+ years in the telecommunications industry, William has served many roles. Prior to Current Analysis, he helped develop and promote National Security/Emergency Prepardness wireless programs for the National Communications System (part of the Department of Homeland Security). William has also worked in the service provider space at Verizon in disciplines including marketing, product management, project management, network planning, engineering and installation.

In addition, William contributes to such industry press as RCR Wireless, Fierce Wireless, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and USA Today. Mr. Ho holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S.in Engineering Management from Tufts University.

William Ho | 703-787-7588| william.ho@556ventures.com |

Debashish Nag

Senior Analyst

Debasish Nag is Senior Analyst at 556 Ventures and has years of experience in the Automotive, Communications, and Personal Electronics market verticals.

Debashish has held a variety of marketing, product and business management positions domestically and internationally (VoIP, Audio, Emerging End Equipment, Wireless, Industrial, and Automotive), as well as in various optical and Ethernet CPE startups, and Cisco Systems.  Nag has also worked as a real-time embedded developer for wireless applications at Motorola and Samsung.

Debashish received a bachelors’s degree in electrical engineering from Oakland University and an MBA from Southern Methodist Universtiy.

Debashish Nag | 972-898-3208| debasish.nag@mail.556ventures.com |

Stephan Reckie

Senior Analyst

Stephan Reckie is a Senior Analyst at 556 Ventures with over decades of high technology experience in engineering, consultative and business development roles.   At 556 Ventures, Mr. Reckie focuses on the connected automotive and wearables segments.

Additionally, Stephan serves as a founding managing member at Angelus Funding, LLC where he oversees an angel funding network and cultivates deal flow for early stage funding opportunities.  Prior to Angelus, Stephan held executive operational roles for DigiLink Software, an embedded video software and hardware solutions company, and Ittiam Systems, an Indian embedded software and design firm.  At Texas Instruments, Stephan drove business development of voice over IP (VOIP) embedded software products for commercial and consumer IP-based digital media applications.

Mr. Reckie holds a B.S. and a M.S.in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

Stephan is actively involved in his community.  He holds voluntary positions for the Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts, American Red Cross and the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Stephan is also a licensed U.S. Merchant Mariner Master and enjoys being out on the open water.

Stephan Reckie | 720-989-1976| stephan.reckie@mail.556ventures.com |

David Tuniman

Senior Analyst

David Tuniman is a Senior Analyst at 556 Ventures with over 26 years of experience in the high-tech industry including software development, systems design, and consulting. At 556 Ventures, David focuses on smart homes and appliances, systems integration and communications, and personal digital appurtenances.

 Mr. Tuniman previously worked at Microsoft where he headed-up wireless services for WindowsCE Mobile, network and security integration for Windows NT, and handled systems-integration for Microsoft Office products.

 

David is based in Seattle where he builds on land and relaxes on the water. David is co-founder of Refound Homes which is a "reDesign-reBuild" company specializing in redeveloping classic Seattle homes for high-tech buyers. David has also served as a Principal with Nautical Wireless, where he was able to mix business with a bit of pleasure; in his off-time David enjoys cruising the waters of the Puget Sound with his family.

 

Mr. Tuniman is a graduate of the Management and Technology program at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a B.S. in Engineering, Computer Science and a B.S. in Economics, Decision Science from the Wharton School.

David Tuniman | 206-331-6356| david.tuniman@mail.556ventures.com |