Mr. White is chairman of (SHW)2 Enterprises, an independent business development, consulting, and angel investment firm that he founded in 2004. He is a strategic advisor to, and consults with, wireless telecom companies and technology start-ups. He is currently on the board of two development stage technology companies.
In 1998, he formed and became CEO and Chairman of Leap Wireless International, Inc. Leap’s Cricket service is now of the sixth largest U.S. wireless carrier. Cricket pioneered the “all you can use for a set price” concept for U.S. wireless service that changed the pricing and cost structures of the U.S. wireless carrier industry.
Prior to Leap, in 1985, he was a co-founder and Director of QUALCOMM, Inc, where he was Executive Vice President COO until appointed as President and COO in 1992. He oversaw the rapid and successful growth of the company and interfaced with the financial community.
Earlier he was a director, EVP, and COO of Linkabit Corporation--the progenitor of the wireless industry in San Diego and held executive positions with several aerospace firms.
He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and graduated from Marshall University with a B.A. in economics. He also serves on the board of ViaSat, Inc. He and his wife, Sheryl, live in Del Mar and they both are active in the community directly, and through their charitable foundation.