Mr. Robert Laikin is an Angel Investor. In this role, he provides strategic counsel to Alain and works closely with state and federal officials, particularly in the mobility, government and education fields to further Ingram Micro's business objectives. He was named to the position in October 2012 after Ingram Micro acquired Brightpoint, Inc. Prior to taking on this role, Bob, founder of BrightPoint, served as a member of the board of directors from the company's inception in August 1989 until the sale of BrightPoint to Ingram Micro in October 2012. In January 1994 Bob was named chairman of the board and CEO of BrightPoint. He was president of BrightPoint from June 1992 until September 1996 and vice president and treasurer of BrightPoint from August 1989 until May 1992. From July 1986 to December 1987, Bob served as vice president, and from January 1988 to February 1993, president of Century Cellular Network, Inc., a company engaged in the retail sale of cellular telephones and accessories. In addition to his role at Ingram Micro, Bob also serves as lead independent director for Washington Prime Group (NYSE: WPG), a retail REIT that owns and manages 96 shopping centers totaling more than 50 million square feet diversified by size, geography and tenancy. Bob is a life-long entrepreneur with an established track record of launching and building successful enterprises. He is a valued expert in the wireless industry with focus on supply chain solutions innovation, business strategy and finance as well as general management, global business operations, talent management and retention, marketing, investor and public relations, negotiation, deal structure and board management. Bob received his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.