About Us

Guerrilla RF, a privately-held company headquartered in Greensboro, NC, provides high performance Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) for the wireless infrastructure market. Since our inception in 2013, we have dedicated ourselves to the development of high performance MMICs that allow wireless infrastructure equipment manufacturers to provide greater coverage area and higher data rates.

Employing a team of industry veterans, Guerrilla RF offers cutting edge products utilizing our unique IP and our patented Guerrilla Armor™ technology.  Partnered with the world's best semiconductor foundries and assembly vendors, we have the supply chain to meet any customer needs.  In addition, we RF test 100% of our parts and rigorously qualify them per industry standards.

Ryan Pratt Founder and CEO

Ryan has over 13 years of RF semiconductor experience. He is a technical leader with a proven ability to build world class product execution teams. His experience includes Director of Engineering at Skyworks Greensboro design center (which he founded), Engineering Manager of RFMD's Network Components Product Line Wi-Fi front end group, and RFIC design engineering positions in RFMD's Digital Cellular Product Line, Infrastructure Product Line, and Network Components Product Line Wi-Fi group. Even before graduating from NC State University, Ryan was able to gain an early exposure to the tech startup world as his father, Bill Pratt, cofounded RFMD in 1991, revolutionizing the RF semiconductor space.

Alan Ake Vice President, Applications & Technical Marketing

Alan is an RF industry veteran with over 20 years of design and applications engineering experience. He began his career as a design engineer for Motorola’s paging division in South Florida in the mid-1990’s. Alan’s experience includes RF front end and transceiver design. In addition, Alan has held engineering and management roles within other startup organizations. The last 10+ years of Alan’s career have been spent providing applications engineering support for RF Micro Devices, Inc. and Skyworks Solutions, Inc. He holds a BSEE with a mathematics minor from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Jeff Broxson Vice President, Sales

Jeff comes to Guerrilla RF with over 15 years of semiconductor sales and sales management experience. He also brings invaluable experience working with start-up companies, having served as Business Development Manager for Triad Semiconductor, Inc. the past five years. Prior to joining Triad Semiconductor, Inc., Jeff was Area Sales Manager for Power Integrations, Inc. and Sales Manager for Beacon Electronic Associates, Inc. Jeff began his career as a Field Applications Engineer and a Quality Control Engineer for Oki Telecom, Inc. He holds a BSEE from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Fred Adkins Vice President, Operations

Fred has over 30 years of experience in Semiconductor Manufacturing Operations supporting leading RF/Analog technology for Military, Space and Commercial Applications.  He began his career at Analog Devices as a Quality Engineer.  His prior start up experience includes 21 years with RFMD and 8 years with Comlinear (acquired by National).  Fred's experience includes establishing the initial quality systems, calibration, product compliance, failure analysis/reliability labs and volume production test capabilities at both Comlinear and RFMD.  As Operations Director at RFMD, Fred was responsible for all aspects of back end processing (Receiving, Final Test, Tape & Reel, Warehouse Operations, and Global Calibration and Supply Chain Logistics).   Fred holds a BSEE from Virginia Tech and was awarded the National 4-H Electric Champion Scholarship for the design and assembly of an all-electric car in 1975.

Steven Smith Vice President, Quality

Steven has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace, automotive, and semiconductor markets.  Before joining Guerrilla RF, Steven was at Qorvo, with lead Quality and Reliability roles to establish and support corporate business objectives for automotive, infrastructure and mobile PA markets.  Steven was also the quality manager for Nokia’s RF wireless handset business unit, directing the efforts of a global quality engineering team and staff to address all customer and reliability efforts.  In addition, he was a senior quality engineer at Tyco Electronics, supporting injection molding and metal stamping operations.  Prior to that, he was a quality and manufacturing engineer for Lockheed Martin Aerospace, providing technical support to assembly and test supporting the Space Shuttle’s external tank assembly operations as well as multiple missile and defense systems.  He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electronics engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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