Leadership Team

Bernard Herscovici

CEO & Founder
Prior to founding the company, Bernard was vice president of Wi-Fi at Ericsson, founder and CEO of BelAir Networks, a company that was sold to Ericsson in 2012. Prior to BelAir, Bernard was the president of Breezecom Inc. and vice president at Newbridge Networks. Bernard has co-authored several patents and has an MBA from the University of Ottawa and Master of Science in Wireless Communications from the University of Toronto (Canada).

Marcel Chenier

Development
Marcel was most recently Engineering Program Leader for the Wi-Fi and Small Cell Solutions products at Ericsson. Prior to Ericsson, Marcel was vice president of engineering at BelAir Networks, a company acquired by Ericsson. Prior to BelAir, Marcel was head of engineering at Zhone Technologies Canada from early company stage to IPO. As VP of R&D for Premisys, Marcel was part of the leadership team that lead the acquisition by Zhone. Marcel spent 16 years with Nortel Networks working on research and development as an R&D Executive. Marcel is a co-inventor on several patents in the area of wireless networking architecture. Marcel has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa (Canada).

Subbu Ponnuswamy

Technology
Prior to joining the company, Subbu held senior leadership and Distinguished Engineering roles at Aruba, Kiwi Networks and Vivato. Subbu was an early participant in the IEEE 802.16 working group and a contributor to the IEEE 802.16 and IEEE 802.11 standards. In addition to co-authoring a book on IEEE 802.16, Subbu has authored many publications and patents in wireless communication, real-time systems, and communication networks. Subbu has an MS in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University and a BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Madras (India).

Derek South

Revenue
Derek was most recently VP of Global Sales at XCellAir. Prior to XCellAir he was with BelAir Networks, a company acquired by Ericsson, as Sales Director Service Providers. At Ericsson he was VP Service Provider Sales – Wireless, targeting large wireless opportunities in the MSO space. Prior to that, he was Director of Service Provider Sales at Ruckus Wireless. Derek has over 30 years of sales and executive management experience at start-ups and early stage companies. He holds a BSEE from The University of Virginia.

Huw Rees

Business Development
Prior to joining the company, Huw held several senior leadership roles at 8×8, Inc., including vice president of business development, VP of Sales & Marketing and CEO of Centile, Inc., an subsidiary of 8×8. As an officer and senior member of the 8×8 management team for 16 years, Huw was responsible for the execution of the company’s shift to a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). Huw holds several patents in the cloud PBX technology field. Rees received a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Manchester (England), Institute of Science and Technology in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and has an MBA from the University of LaVerne (USA).

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