Co-Founder, Megahertz Corporation
Childhood friends, Stephen Aldous, Spencer Kirk, and David Spafford, founded Megahertz Corporation in 1985, which became the leading manufacturer of modems for laptop computers in the world. The company grew from a basement operation to the leading supplier of solution-oriented mobile data communications products. In 1988 the company was one of the first to offer third-party modems for the nascent laptop computer market. The infrastructure of today’s “wireless world” is a direct result of their innovative developments. The company went public in 1993 and the next year was acquired by US Robotics, which was in turn acquired by 3Com Corp. Aldous, Kirk and Spafford are all active members of the LDS Church.