The Brightest Minds

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).

Subbu Ponnuswamy

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).

Huw Rees

VP of Sales
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).

Marcel Chenier

SVP of Engineering
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).

Ronny Haraldsvik

Ronny was most recently the SVP/CMO with an emerging cloud micro-services innovator and SVP/CMO at SpiderCloud Wireless, the industry leader for 3G+4G scalable small cell systems. Before SpiderCloud, Ronny was the SVP/CMO at BelAir Networks, a company acquired by Ericsson. Prior roles include: vice president of Global Marketing at Bytemobile, Inc., a company awarded “Private Company of the Year” by Lightreading (a company later acquired by Citrix); vice president of strategy and marketing for mobile broadband with Qualcomm and vice president of marketing at Flarion Technologies, a company acquired by Qualcomm; vice president of marketing with Nortel Networks IP Services BU, a unit created after the acquisition of Shasta Networks; Director of North American Field Marketing at Bay Networks, a company acquired by Nortel Networks. Ronny holds a BA in marketing from University of San Francisco (USA).

Scott Fortier

Director of Supply Chain
Prior to joining the company, Scott was the director of supply chain at BelAir Networks, a company acquired by Ericsson. Scott has 25 years of leadership experience with NPI, product, contract manufacturing and supply chain management. Scott has an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a BA/SC from the University of Waterloo (Canada).

Paul Chatigny

Director of Finance, CPA, CA
Prior to joining the company, Paul was VP and Corporate Controller at HCM Works and Payment Services Corp. Previous to this, Paul was the CFO of San Anton Resource Corp, a publicly traded mining company on the TSX. Paul is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA in Canada), and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from The Sprott School of Business (Carleton University, Canada).

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