Reza Ahy - Chairman & CEO
Reza Ahy is CEO and chairman of Aperto Networks. He is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the company. Prior to founding Aperto, he held executive and senior technical management positions with Harris Corporation, Varian Research Center and RadioLAN, with a focus on businesses and products in broadband wireless and high-speed optical communications systems. Dr. Ahy earned his BSEE and MSEE from the University of California, San Diego and his Ph.D.EE from Stanford University. He is on the board of directors for the Wireless Communications Association.
Manish Gupta - Vice President, Marketing and Alliances
Manish Gupta is vice president of marketing and alliances at Aperto Networks. He leads all marketing functions including corporate marketing, marketing strategy, product management and marketing communications. Mr. Gupta also drives Aperto's partnerships in the evolving WiMAX ecosystem. He has over 15 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry including 2.5G/3G infrastructure, DSL, VoIP, Satellite services, Webcasting, and Interactive Television. Mr. Gupta has held executive roles in marketing, business development, and sales with Megisto Systems, Jetstream Communications, Cyberstar, Apple Computer and National Semiconductor. He has his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Santa Clara University in California.
Subir Varma - Vice President, Engineering
Subir Varma is vice president of engineering for Aperto Networks. He is responsible for architectural definition and development of the company's fixed broadband wireless access systems. Prior to joining the founding team at Aperto, Dr. Varma was director of systems architecture at Hybrid Networks where he was responsible for the first widely deployed MMDS broadband wireless system. He previously held technical leadership positions at LSI and IBM, and has been an active contributor to IEEE 802, ATM-Forum and DOCSIS. Dr. Varma holds 20 U.S. Patents, with several others pending. He earned his B.Tech in EE from IIT Kanpur and an MS and Ph.D. EE, from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Bill Waters - Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Bill Waters is senior vice president of worldwide sales for Aperto Networks. He is responsible for direct and indirect channel programs in all target markets worldwide. Prior to joining Aperto, Mr. Waters was vice president of global sales at BayPackets, forging successful sales strategies, selling carrier oriented solutions and building customer momentum. He also served as general manager and senior vice president of sales for Terayon's telecom carrier solutions group. Mr. Waters also held executive positions at Mainsail Networks, Vina Technologies, Telco Systems, Racal Datacom and DCA/Cohesive. He is a graduate of the Stanford/ AEA Executive MBA Program, and the U.S. Air Force Technical School/ College of the Air Force.
Glenn Tamaru - Vice President, Operations
Glenn Tamaru is vice president of operations for Aperto Networks and is responsible for guiding, directing and coordinating the external manufacturing and global operations of Aperto Networks. Glenn, who has 25 years of operations experience with several leading technology companies, including Ascend/Lucent, Bay Networks/Nortel and Solectron, was most recently vice president of operations at GoDigital Networks in Fremont, Calif. He received his BS in Finance and his MBA from California State University, Hayward.
Eran Pilovsky - Chief Financial Officer
Eran Pilovsky is Aperto Network's Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the financial and administrative functions. From 2002 to 2005, Eran was the VP Finance and CFO of Blue Martini Software, a NASDAQ-listed enterprise software company. At Blue Martini Software, Eran was responsible for the worldwide financial, administrative, and corporate development activities. In 2005 Blue Martini Software completed a go-private and merger transaction and became a Golden Gate Capital portfolio company. Prior to Blue Martini Eran served as CFO of Vyyo Inc., a NASDAQ- listed supplier of broadband wireless systems where he led the IPO and Secondary offering in 2000. Prior to that, Eran was a partner with Ernst & Young LLP's advisory and assurance business service group, where he spent over 14 years. At E&Y, Eran participated in over 30 public offerings and M&A transactions of technology companies. Eran is a cum laude graduate of the University of San Francisco, with a BS in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Sue Chan - Vice President, Human Resources
Sue Chan is vice president of human resources for Aperto Networks. She is responsible for administrative management, recruiting, retention, employee communications, compensation, and benefits programs. Prior to joining Aperto, Ms. Chan was vice president of human resources at AlphaBlox, a web based analytical applications software and services company. She has also served as vice president of human resources at Veritas Software, and has held HR management positions at Intel, Amdahl and Watkins-Johnson. Ms. Chan earned a BS in Sociology from Santa Clara University.