Christopher Morton PhD
Dr. Christopher Morton has more than 30 years of entrepreneurial and corporate leadership experience in the communications industry. He has focused on developing and commercializing new technologies and using those innovations to create or enhance successful commercial companies. As co-founder and CEO of SkyCross, a leading antenna company serving the wireless device space, he led the company to multi-year double digit growth, achieved trusted supplier status with multiple Tier 1 customers worldwide, and identified and led the acquisition of a Shanghai, China based company. Dr. Morton also led and contributed to the development and market introduction of iMAT, the company’s new breakthrough smart antenna technology and recipient of four major industry awards. Prior to joining SkyCross, he was Executive in Residence with MILCOM Technologies, where he oversaw the formation of new communications companies launched with aerospace technology. He and his partners previously created and sold a mesh networking company to Motorola and formed TelASIC, a software-defined wireless infrastructure product company, where Dr. Morton was the initial CEO. He has raised more than $85M in capital from leading Venture Capital firms nationwide, served in high-level executive positions with notable communications companies such as AT&T (General Manager, Integrated Access Products), Allen Telecom (President, Allen Telecom Systems), and AT&T Bell Laboratories (Head, Communication System Performance and Design Laboratory). Dr. Morton also serves as Senior Advisor to Focus Bankers, a middle market investment banking firm with offices throughout the United States. Chris Morton earned his Ph.D. in communication systems from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a national winner of the General Electric Doctoral Fellowship.