Board of Advisors

Thu, 8/10/2017 - 1:00PM — KRISTI L. STATHIS

Ocean Tomo seeks to be the first choice for corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors seeking financial services related to Intellectual Capital Equity® value.

To support this mission, the firm has established an independent Board of Advisors.  This diverse group of senior executives will help Ocean Tomo management review and refine the strategic direction of the firm to grow our Opinion, Management and Advisory Services. Joining Ocean Tomo’s Board of Advisors:

Dean Becker, Vice Chairman, Ocean Tomo Board of Advisors

Dean Becker is Vice Chairman of the Ocean Tomo Board of Advisors where he leads ideation for new products and services as well as chairs the Board’s member selection committee. Currently Mr. Becker manages his personal IP brokerage activities in collaboration with Ocean Tomo’s Advisory Services Business Unit. Mr. Becker held the position of Ocean Tomo Vice Chairman and Managing Director from 2005 to 2009. He was CEO of ICAP Patents from 2009-2016.

Mr. Becker has been widely recognized as a visionary in the field of intellectual property markets having created the Ocean Tomo Live Public Auction practice in 2006.  He has extensive experience as a principal in venture capital and private equity funded transactions with a focus in the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Becker’s market-making experience extends back more than 30 years across several technologies.  He founded 422 Inc., an innovative wireless directory assistance service.  He was also the Chairman and CEO of eWireless, a patent-based abbreviated dial service across all major wireless carriers that enabled direct response consumer marketing for participating radio advertisers.  Mr. Becker served for several years as the Chairman and CEO of Becker Beeper.


Randall (Randy) Rader, Ocean Tomo Board of Advisors

Randy Rader is member of the Ocean Tomo Board of Advisors where he contributes to the creation of new products and services for the firm. He is former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, appointed by President George H. W. Bush.  He was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Randy has served as law professor, teaching patent law and intellectual property course at Tsinghua University, George Washington University, University of Virginia School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center.  Randy is the co-author of a casebook on patent law.  He has received numerous awards including the J. William Fulbright Award for Distinguished Public Service.  Randy has led or participated in over sixty delegations to foreign nations focused on teaching rule of law or intellectual property concepts to developing nations.  He is on the Board of the International IP Commercialization Council (, a global NGO.




Kristi L. Stathis is the Marketing Director for Ocean Tomo and serves on the board for the Center for Applied Innovation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization created to manage education, public policy outreach and related economic activity around applied technology and intellectual property (IP) rights in the State of Illinois and around the world. She is the co-creator of the Center for Applied Innovation’s Invent for Humanity™ Technology Transfer Exchange Fair, a community, marketplace and event facilitating Appropriate Technology transfer for the betterment of mankind. She also serves on the board of The Children’s Research Fund, principal benefactor of the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, having served as the annual campaign co-chair in 2013.


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