Robert J. Laikin

Chief Executive Officer

Robert J. Laikin, who served as chairman of the board after co-founding Novus Capital Corporation II with Larry M. Paulson and Vince Donargo, recently was named chief executive officer. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology hardware, software, distribution and value-added marketplace, Laikin has a keen interest in technological innovation. In addition to his appointment at Novus, Mr. Laikin serves as non-executive chairman of the board of Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG), managing member and founder at L7 Investments LLC and board member with Eskenazi Health Foundation. Previously, he’s held leadership posts at Ingram Micro Inc. and Brightpoint, Inc. Mr. Laikin holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.

Larry M. Paulson

Chairman of the Board

Having served as chief executive officer since Novus’s inception, Larry M. Paulson now holds the title Chairman of the Board. Prior to co-founding Novus, he served as principal and founder of Rancho Santa Fe Solutions, a wireless industry consulting company and vice president of product management at Qualcomm (Nasdaq:QCOM), Vice President and President India and SAARC (2016-2018) and Vice President Sales NA and Australia (2018-Jan 2020). Prior to Qualcomm, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing officer of Brightpoint, Inc., a provider of worldwide distribution and integrated logistics services to the wireless communications industry, from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that he served with Nokia (NYSE:NOK) from 1987 to 2010 where he had numerous roles including global Senior Vice President and General Manager CDMA Product line. Mr. Paulson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Point Park University.
Vince Donargo
Chief Financial Officer
Vincent Donargo has been Novus’s chief financial officer post since its inception. Past posts have included executive vice president and chief financial officer at Celadon Group Inc. (OTC:CGIPQ), executive vice president and chief financial officer of Beaulieu Group LLC, and director of finance and corporate controller at Aearo Company. He also has held senior finance positions at several publicly traded companies including Brightstar Corporation and Brightpoint, Inc., and he provides financial advisory and consulting services to a number of private clients. Mr. Donargo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Rutgers University.