Leadership Team

Meet the technology innovators leading Q Factor’s charge to make mobile better


Subhash Roy

Chief Executive Officer

Subhash Roy has more than 23 years of experience in advanced technology coverage application areas including telecommunications, supercomputing, medical and automotive .

In May 1999, Subhash co-founded Onex Communications, a fabless semiconductor supplier in the Wide-area Telecommunications space, serving as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Vice-President of Engineering. Onex was acquired in September 2001 by TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC). he served as TranSwitch’s CTO for Metro, and Core products until February 2003. Subhash, then joined Kodiak Venture Partners, initially as an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), and then as a Principal until June 2005. He was involved in Kodiak’s practice in semiconductors and OEM’s (Communications and Semiconductor Capital Equipment), and was heavily involved with the following portfolio companies: Cortina Systems, Simpler Networks, ALIS Technology Corporation, Tropic Networks, BTI Photonics, and Vette. From December 2005 to January 2012, Subhash served as Corporate CTO for Applied Micro (Nasdaq:AMCC) where he led product direction for all transport products for the tele-communications, data-communications, data-center, SMB, and consumer end-markets. Additionally he served, on the board of directors or technical advisory boards for companies wherein AMCC was a strategic partner or investor. He has also served as a key team member in the following corporate development areas: strategy, business development, strategic investment, and M&A.

Subhash has been awarded patents in telecommunications, data communications, and microprocessor areas and holds BS and MS Degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Igor Zhovnirovsky

Chief Technology Officer

Igor Zhovnirovsky brings 30 years of practical experience in wired and wireless communication technology to Q Factor.

Igor’s roots in technology date to the 1980′s, when he was involved with the development with of LAN technology with Lannet and CHIPCOM. Over the course of his career, he has worked in senior technical and development roles with Retix, Digital Equipment Corp, MMC Networks, OneX, Avatria, Celltitude, and AMCC, with a continuing focus on wireless communications. Igor is a graduate of Kiev Polytechnic Institute and Kiev State University.

Igor works days on US time, and nights on Ukranian time, keeping both our local and Kiev-based development teams running smoothly and in sync. He shares an addiction to strong coffee with Subhash.

Kanti Chakrabarti

Director of Product Management

Kanti Chakrabarti brings 16 years of experience in both the technical and business aspects of the wireless industry. He is responsible for managing Q Factor’s products and ensuring that the technical and business goals of each product are strategically aligned.

Kanti started in the wireless industry with Nortel Networks where he was part of their original CDMA base station team. He continued his focus on wireless technologies with Soma Networks, Airvana, Vanu and ThinkRF. Prior to joining Q Factor, Kanti was at Alcatel-Lucent as the lead for their Open API QoS solution and Smart Charging platform, focusing on API exposure and orchestration of mobile network assets.

Kanti has worked in a wide range of corporate areas: technical and business strategy, product management, marketing, rapid development, and integration. He has established relationships with worldwide operators and supported regional business teams in their efforts to secure presence in their local markets.

Kanti’s education includes a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Acadia University, a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Dalhousie University, and an MA in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

Whether it’s kiteboarding, coffee, or mobile, Kanti likes high-speed.

Mark Duffy

Chief Financial Officer

Mark brings a long and successful career in entrepreneurship to his role at Q Factor. In 1993, he co-founded ExpressPoint Technology Services, Inc -(www.expresspoint.com) a technology logistics company based in Minneapolis, where he and served as COO, EVP Business Development, and Director. ExpressPoint grew from four employees at inception to more than 400 employees and $60M in sales by 1997. In 1999 Mark co-founded Onex Communications, an ASIC company ultimately sold in 2001 to TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC).

Mark was a Director of Integrated Healthcare Information Services, Inc. (www.ihcis.com) from inception to its sale to Ingenix a division of United Healthcare in 2005. Earlier in his career, Mark spent several years at Advanced Technology Ventures, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. His companies and clients have raised a total of more than $100M from investors. Mark received his BA and an MBA from Boston College.

Mark is supportive of and involved in a number of non-profit organizations including American Liver Foundation, Wingspan Life Resources, and The Winsor School. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Music and Youth Initiative (www.musicandyouth.org).

Yang Cao

Vice President Technology – Major Accounts

Yang has more than16 years of experience in broadband (packet switching, optical networking and 3G/4G) optimization space. As part of the Q Factor team, he is responsible for innovation, development, identifying new business opportunities and technical interaction with major customer accounts.

Yang started his career in this space as a systems architect conducting R&D in the Air Force Research Lab and optical networking division at Bell Labs – (Lucent Technologies). Beginning in 2007, Yang served as Sycamore Networks’ Chief Architect, where he held major responsibilities incubating disruptive mobile broadband optimization concepts and leading new product line’s technology development efforts, end-to-end architecture solutions and control plane standardization.

To date, Yang has been awarded over dozens of patents on 3G/4G mobile network optimization, packet switching technology and intelligent optical network design. The latest awarded patent covers a distributed content caching solution for any 3G/4G mobile access network. Yang completed his PhD and Engineering studies in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Wright State University and Stanford University respectively.

Jumping from the core to mobile access network, and now mobile devices, Yang is continuing his path searching for innovative ways "to deliver better Q."

David Coombs

Business and Applications Development

David Coombs has more than 25 years in the network systems, services and semiconductor sectors, primarily with early-stage venture companies, serving in business development, sales and product management roles.

David’s career started as an engineer on satellite earth station subsystems at Hughes and Comsat, where he was a lead engineer for hardware design and systems integration. He later moved into a sales role as a sales engineer and account manager at TranSwitch Corporation covering most of North America and working to establish and support sales channels nationwide. He later worked in lead product management and business development roles at Timeplex/SLI, Onex Communications, Sonus Networks, Precisive LLC, and Unified Office Inc.

David holds a BSEE in RF Design and Communication Theory from Virginia Tech.