Board of Directors

» James R. Scapa
» James E. Brancheau
» Marc F. McMorris
» Martin C. Clague
» Louis M. Crain
» Steve Earhart
» Jan Kowal

Louis M. Crain

Louis M. Crain is the chief executive officer of
Crain Partners and former CEO of Wildgate Wireless, a technology leader in providing hardware and software products for one-number solutions, unified messaging, wireless communications and consumer solutions based in Culver City, Calif. For two years prior to taking that position in 2000, he was CEO of Collectors Universe, a sales and support organization serving the collectible community. Under his leadership the company grew from $11 million in revenue to a successful $200 million IPO with revenues of $48 million. Crain led a number of organizations from 1984 to 1998, including serving as president and CEO of MARC Analysis Research Corp., supplier of advanced finite element analysis, interactive graphics and modeling software, from 1992 until 1998; and president of Symmetric Software from 1989 to 1992. He was with PDA Engineering International from 1975 until 1989, serving as president and vice president of PDA’s PATRAN division - the designer and developer of the original PATRAN software product, based in Costa Mesa, Calif. Crain began his professional career at McDonnell Douglas Corp. as a software specialist with responsibility for aerospace applications, including those for the Apollo and Skylab missions.

Crain holds a bachelor of science degree in aeronautics and astronautics, with an emphasis on computers and economics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass.


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