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Kevin Mills

Kevin J. Mills

President & Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Mills was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Socket Mobile, as well as a member of its Board of Directors, in March, 2000 - having served previously as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Socket Mobile, Kevin spent six years at Logitech, Inc., a computer peripherals company, working most recently as Director of Operations. Kevin began his career as Quality Assurance Manager for NorthStar Computers Ireland. He holds a B.E. degree with honors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.


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Leonard L. Ott

Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering

Len Ott was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of Engineering in January of 2019. Len is responsible for Socket Mobile's strategic technical direction. He also manages the Company’s internal IT infrastructure. Joining Socket Mobile in March 1994, Len has held increasingly responsible positions at Socket Mobile, initially as Senior Software Engineer and then Director of Software Development. Len has been active in various trade associations and technical groups setting standards for mobile devices including the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the CompactFlash Association and the Secure Digital Association. Before joining Socket Mobile, Len was Vice President of Research and Development with Vision Network Systems. He holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Lynn Zhao

Vice President of Finance and Administration, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer

Lynn Zhao was appointed to the position of CFO in May of 2019. Lynn has served as the Company’s Controller since January 2015 and was appointed as Vice President and Controller in September 2017. She has served as a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership team since her appointment as Vice President and Controller. Lynn holds an MBA degree from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Xiamen University in China.

Dave Holmes

Dave Holmes

Chief Business Officer

Dave Holmes was appointed to the position of Chief Business Officer in May 2021. Dave is responsible for Socket Mobile’s worldwide business development and marketing activities. He is one of the pioneers in the NFC and mobile payments industry with over 20 years experience in the industry and is an ardent believer in the future of mobile and digital access, experience and payments. Dave has worked with NFC industry leader NXP and Identive and his more recent experience was with UL’s Cybersecurity division, where he had responsibility for their Global Strategic Accounts. Dave holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Nebraska.