Joe Epstein is a respected leader, innovator and author in the networking space, including the wireless and security fields. Joe co-founded Meru Networks in 2002 directing company vision, technology, strategy and marketing and guiding it to a successful IPO in March 2010. While at Meru, he directed the company’s product and marketing strategy through multiple stages of rapid growth that earned industry awards and analyst recognition, after establishing the company’s ground-breaking 802.11-based technology as chief architect. Joe has been a Member of the Aerohive Advisory Board since November 1, 2011. He is the author of the book Scalable VoIP Mobility: Integration and Deployment, available from Elsevier, and holder of multiple patents. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Rajeev Krishnamoorthy has two decades of experience in communications, data networking and semiconductors. His pioneering work has resulted in the adoption of today's 802.11b wireless LAN standard, and the first commercially available wireless MIMO system for WiMAX. Prior to founding Tzero, Krishnamoorthy was vice president, technology at Iospan Wireless (now part of Intel) where his team developed MIMO and WiMAX products. He spent the early part of his career at Bell Labs in AT&T and Lucent, including several years at the wireless LAN division of Lucent in the Netherlands where he co-invented and developed the underlying technology for the current 802.11b (WiFi) standard.
Rajeev Krishnamoorthy is a consulting professor at Stanford in the electrical engineering department. He received his bachelor's degree from Caltech and his master's and Ph.D. from Cornell.
Bob O'Hara, co-founder of Airespace, is widely regarded as a pioneer in the wireless LAN industry for his significant role in the creation of the original 802.11 standard and for his continued leadership in the evolution and advancement of subsequent wireless standards. Airespace introduced the first centralized control system for wireless LANs. At Airespace, O'Hara developed the 802.11 system architecture and drove the adoption of the company's intellectual property in the 802.11 standard. Cisco Systems acquired Airespace in 2005. O'Hara has held executive and senior technical positions at AMD, Informed Technology, and Fairchild Space and Electronics. He is a co-author of the IEEE 802.11 Handbook: A Designer's Companion, and, in 2004, he was honored by Network World as one of the 50 most powerful people in networking. He holds a B.S. from the University of Maryland and has been issued nine patents for wireless LAN system design.
Bill Rossi brings extensive WLAN expertise to Aerohive based on his prior experience as vice president and general manager of the Wireless Networking Business Unit at Cisco, which he successfully grew from inception to more than $650 million in sales. He joined Cisco as part of the Grand Junction Networks acquisition in 1995 whose products today comprise over $5B in sales at the company. Currently he leads Google's Enterprise marketing efforts responsible for promoting Google's search, email, calendaring and collaboration applications into organizations large and small. Prior to Google, he was chief executive officer at Greenfield Networks, a Sequoia Capital-backed chip company that was acquired by Cisco in 2006. Bill holds an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a B.A./B.S.E.E. from Dartmouth College.
Jeff Thermond's 30-year career encompasses an impressive track record in leading and growing large organizations in global broadband and data networking markets. He led the team that established Broadcom's first foray into wireless products which grew to a quarter of a billion dollars in five quarters. Before becoming a part of Broadcom, Jeff was the CEO of Epigram which pioneered the high speed home networking marketplace for semiconductors, which has grown into a multi-hundred million dollar market today. He later architected the sale of Epigram to Broadcom for what was the largest amount ever paid for a pre-revenue semiconductor start-up. He also served as vice president and general manager of 3Com's enterprise router business, growing it from $60 million to $350 million during his tenure. Jeff holds an MBA in marketing from Indiana University and a BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Yale University.