Pericle has attracted and retained some of the most talented engineers and technicians in the wireless industry. Following are brief resumes for our key personnel.
Jay M. Jacobsmeyer, P.E. – President & Owner
Jay holds BS (magna cum laude) and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and Cornell University, respectively. He has over thirty years experience as a field engineer and researcher. Before co-founding Pericle Communications Company in 1992, Jay served nine years on active duty with the United States Air Force and a brief stint with a defense contractor in Colorado Springs. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2005 at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He regularly advises public safety agencies on land mobile radio issues, including new system design, microwave path design, drive test surveys, 800 MHz rebanding, interference studies, and radio frequency exposure surveys. His technical papers have appeared in IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, and in twelve IEEE conference proceedings. He also authors the engineering column for Urgent Communications magazine. Jay has served as principal investigator on six government research projects, one for the U.S. Navy, two for the U.S. Air Force, and three for the National Science Foundation. A licensed professional engineer in the State of Colorado, Jay is also a senior member of IEEE, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and a member of the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
Bryan K. Petch – Senior Engineer
Bryan holds a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating in 1986. Prior to joining Pericle Communications in 2007, Bryan held a number of senior engineering and management positions with Texas Instruments, Omnipoint Technologies, Xircom, Intel and Xovix, focusing on cellular GSM/GPRS/EDGE and CDMA products and technologies. With these companies, Bryan helped pioneer the development of location and spread spectrum technologies for commercial PCS applications and led the Intel/Xovix project team which delivered volume production of GSM/GPRS modem products. At Pericle, Bryan uses his project management and engineering experience to perform radio system coverage modeling and deliver software-defined radios and satellite transponders to U.S. Government customers.
Brian L. Fox – Principal Systems Engineer
Brian Fox holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa (1989) and Virginia Tech (1997), respectively. While at Virginia Tech, he performed early research on software defined radios. Brian is a veteran of the wireless industry and held senior technology and business roles at several companies including Intel, Xircom, Omnipoint Technologies, MicroUnity and Hewlett Packard. Brian’s early career was focused on radio systems engineering and product architecture including RFIC design, advanced wireless modem design, standards development, and advanced wireless location systems. Brian was formerly a Strategic Business Development Manager for Intel where he developed several equity investment deals with Intel Capital, as well as new business incubation, strategic alliances, technology licensing deals and acquisitions in the wireless space. Brian joins Pericle from SmartMountain Technologies Inc. which he founded in 2005 to commercialize software radio technologies and to provide technology and business consulting services to major wireless technology companies and government agencies. His areas of expertise include satellite communications waveform development, software radio development, public safety and transit radio system optimization, and RF geolocation algorithms. Brian has published several papers and holds four U.S. patents.
David L. McGinley – Senior Engineer
Dave holds a BS degree (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. With over 30 years experience as a radio engineer and 8 years as an Air Force electronics technician, Dave can handle just about any challenge in the wireless domain. Before joining Pericle Communications Company in 1994, Dave spent 20 years with the U.S. Air Force and three years with SAIC. He was the lead radio engineer for the Denver International Airport (DIA) project from 1997 to 2013 and he now serves as technical lead for the RTD CAD/AVL radio replacement project. Dave also solves interference problems for the City of Oakland, AT&T Mobility and other customers.
Brian T. Singer – Senior Radio Technician
Brian has over thirty years experience as a land mobile senior radio technician. He earned his Associate Degree in Electronics Technology from Wadena Community College in 1981 and joined Motorola as a radio technician in the Chicago area. Later, as a system integrator with Legacy Communications, Brian implemented and configured many federal government and commercial projects including the U.S. Air Force Academy Trunked Land Mobile Radio (LMR) System, U.S. Army Fort Carson and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Services (FPS), Motorola 4.1 SmartZone Systems, Schriever and Buckley AFB Trunked LMR Systems, and Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) Florence Complex digital trunked radio system. While managing the radio system maintenance for the FPS Denver Mega Center, he oversaw the maintenance and interface of all radio systems and links into it for the western United States including Alaska. Brian also served in the Katrina disaster recovery effort for FEMA, supporting the two regional DHS Federal Protective Services mobile command vehicles and radio system covering Louisiana and Mississippi. He has completed numerous Motorola continuing education courses and his radio expertise includes Motorola, Harris, EF Johnson, Tait and Kenwood radio systems. Since joining Pericle in 2006, Brian has worked on a variety of wireless projects, including land mobile radio drive testing, cellular data drive testing, managing new public safety radio projects, radio frequency exposure measurements, interference hunting and resolution for wireless operators, and computer modeling of land mobile radio systems.
Michael N. McGinley – Staff Engineer
Mike is a 2008 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is expert in test and measurement and has worked on a variety of projects for the company. Mike is especially skilled in tracking down and correcting interference at AT&T and Verizon cell sites. He also conducted drive testing and radio system troubleshooting for several customers, including RTD. Mike joined the company part time in 2010 and full time in 2012.
Celia Canaan – Security Manager
Celia holds a BS in Organizational Management, Project Management from Colorado Christian University, graduating in 2011. She has over 13 years of industrial security experience. Joining Pericle Communications in 2015, Celia’s primary responsibilities are to implement and maintain the facility’s DoD Security Programs as the Facility Security Officer (FSO). Celia has completed numerous DoD security education courses and has received certificates in Counterintelligence Awareness and FSO Program Management. Celia is a Chapter Committee Chair of the National Classification Management Society (NCMS), a security professional organization.