Drake Yi is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Tecore Networks and brings more than 25 years of proven wireless leadership, decisive company strategy, and project management experience. He is responsible for operational efficiency and excellence at Tecore through his management of all operational activities. In addition, he leads the sales and marketing departments to foster growth and innovation, maximize market opportunities and ensure customers’ needs are met through Tecore’s portfolio of scalable software solutions and wireless network infrastructure products.
Prior to joining Tecore, Mr. Yi served as the Senior Director at MOBILITIE leading the DAS and Private Network Solutions and Services. In that role, he spearheaded a portfolio of complex DAS and network deployments including the orchestration of many fruitful partner relationships.
Originally joining Tecore Networks in 2008, Mr. Yi served as the company’s Senior Project Manager for 6 years. In his previous role, he was responsible for the management of Tecore’s project portfolio which included 22 concurrent projects along with overseeing the department. During that time he successfully directed the deployment of multi-technology projects consisting of GSM, CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, LTE and WiMAX technologies.
Additionally, his management portfolio includes experience gained at Samsung Telecommunications America, Cyneta Networks, Wireless Online, and Nortel Networks which has contributed to a deep cultural knowledge and experience in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Yi received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.