Management Team

  • President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
  • Vice President of Product Management
  • Vice President of Legal Services
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Vice President of Operations
  • General Manager, International
  • Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Founder and CTO
  • Vice President of Corporate and Product Marketing
  • Senior Director Global Human Resources

David K. Flynn

President, Chief Executive Officer

David Flynn has served as Chair of our Board since July 2013, as a member of our Board since July 2006, as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2007 and as President since November 2007. He previously served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2007 to July 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Flynn was with Juniper Networks until 2005. He joined Juniper in April 2004 through its acquisition of NetScreen Technologies, where he had served as Vice President of Marketing since June 1999. Mr. Flynn holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Gordon C. Brooks

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gordon Brooks has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, since January 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Brooks served as a consultant to private companies from June 2012 through December 2012. Previously, Mr. Brooks served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 2009 until May 2012 at Blue Coat Systems, Inc., an internet security firm acquired by Thoma Bravo, LLC, a private equity firm. From May 2009 to August 2009, he served as Vice President, Corporate Finance for VMware, Inc., a software company. From August 2008 through April 2009, Mr. Brooks served as Chief Financial Officer of Spikesource, Inc., a software certification company. He was with BEA Systems, Inc., an enterprise infrastructure software company acquired by Oracle Corporation, from January 2000 to February 2008, where he held various finance positions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Mr. Brooks holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Master of Accounting from the University of Southern California.

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Adam Conway

Vice President of Product Management

Adam Conway is Vice President of Product Management at Aerohive. Mr. Conway joined Aerohive in 2006 as Director of Product Management and was promoted to Vice President of Product Management in 2007. With almost 15 years in product management, Mr. Conway previously held product management positions at Juniper Networks and NetScreen Technologies, and worked as an engineer at Cisco Systems. During his career, Mr. Conway has delivered well-over 100 products and has been named as an inventor on multiple networking and wireless patents. Mr. Conway holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (fine arts minor) from Santa Clara University and an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University.

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Steve Debenham

Vice President of Legal Services

Steve Debenham has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since December 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Debenham served as Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary at Silicor Materials Inc., a manufacturer of solar-grade silicon and aluminum products, from August 2010 to December 2012. From September 2009 to December 2012, he provided advisory services and legal counsel to several privately held companies. From September 2003 to September 2009, Mr. Debenham served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Asyst Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Previously, Mr. Debenham was a partner in a San Francisco Bay Area law firm, focusing on intellectual property litigation. Mr. Debenham holds an A.B. in History from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

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Long Fu

Vice President of Engineering

Long Fu most recently was Aerohive's Director of Engineering for the HiveManager platform, consistently delivering complex, feature-rich products. Mr. Fu brings over 20 years of experience in engineering management, system engineering/architecture and software/firmware development. Prior to joining Aerohive, he was breaking new ground with Infoblox, and delivering carrier-class systems at market-leading companies, including Alcatel, BNR, and Ciena.

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Raphaël Gernez

Vice President of Operations

Raphaël Gernez brings to Aerohive more than 20 years of supply chain experience in leading Operational Excellence in competitive businesses (Consumer PC, Flat Panel TV, e-reader, Solar). Mr. Gernez came from SunPower, where, as VP Global Sourcing and Purchasing, he and his team achieved up to 35% cost reduction on components by building world class processes for vendor management and cost reduction. As VP, Product Supply Chain at Plastic Logic (e-reader product), Mr. Gernez reduced the COGS by 30% by implementing and managing outsourcing business models (Taiwan and China). Prior to Plastic Logic, Mr. Gernez spent 19 years at Hewlett-Packard where he was General Manager of the HP Flat Panel TV global business unit, growing the business from zero to $120M revenue. Previously, Mr. Gernez held many senior positions in the HP Consumer PC group where he helped grow the business from inception to the global market share leader. Mr. Gernez holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Design and Manufacturing) from Ecole Centrale in Nantes, France.

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Gareth Green

General Manager, International 

Gareth Green has over 18 years of experience in the networking industry in EMEA. Before joining Aerohive, Mr. Green was the VP EMEA for Network Engines, where he was responsible for sales, channels and strategic partner alliances in the region. Prior to Network Engines, Mr. Green served as VP Enterprise for Juniper Networks, Inc. through its acquisition of NetScreen Networks. During the six year period Mr. Green spent as VP EMEA, he was responsible for the strategies and development of the entire NetScreen EMEA business. Mr. Green helped establish NetScreen as a key network security vendor in the EMEA marketplace, taking the company from an unknown start-up to revenues in excess of $120 million. Prior to NetScreen, Mr. Green was a co-founder and director of Congress Communications, a European-based start-up incubator taking U.S. companies into EMEA, and worked with over 20 companies, including Ipswitch, Arrowpoint, Ramp Networks, Apogee, Indus River, and Ipivot. Mr. Green holds a B.A. with honors in Management from the Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

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David Greene

Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

David Greene has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer since September 2013. Prior to joining us, Mr. Greene served as Chief Marketing Officer at Riverbed Technology Inc., a wide-area network solutions company from March 2012 to September 2013. From January 2008 to February 2012, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and from July 2006 to December 2007 as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions Marketing at BMC Software Inc., an IT management solutions company. From October 2002 to June 2006, Mr. Greene served as Vice President of Marketing and Professional Services at Active Reasoning, Inc., an IT controls automation software company acquired by Oracle Corp. Mr. Greene holds an A.B. in Architecture and an A.B. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Dean Hickman-Smith

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations 

Dean Hickman-Smith has served as our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations since October 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hickman-Smith served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Proofpoint, Inc., a security-as-a-service company, from July 2008 until September 2012. From March 2005 to June 2008, he served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Support at ConSentry Networks, Inc., a computer security and networking company. Mr. Hickman-Smith attended Bristol Polytechnic (now the University of West England), where he studied electronic engineering prior to joining the Royal Air Force as a commissioned officer.

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Bill Hoppin

Vice President of Business Development

Bill Hoppin leads business development activity for Aerohive and is responsible for strategic and partner relationships. Prior to joining Aerohive, Mr. Hoppin was VP of sales and business development at Audience, a leading supplier of voice processor chips for the mobile market, where he built and managed sales and support, growing the business from pre-product to $50M in annual revenue in four years and established corporate and strategic partnerships with key mobile ecosystem drivers leveraging Audience authored ITU standards. Prior to that, Mr. Hoppin was VP of Sales & Marketing at Wi-Fi video module supplier Adimos, where he drove numerous strategic design wins, as well as at high-speed interconnect supplier Accelerant Networks, where he re-aligned the product offering, gained key design wins, and supported a successful acquisition by Synopsys. As VP of Sales & Marketing at Celeritek, a leading provider of power amplifiers for mobile terminals, Mr. Hoppin built a 60-person sales team and drove revenues in 2001 to $130 million, supporting a successful IPO and secondary offering. Mr. Hoppin is the author of numerous articles on wireless and data communications. Mr. Hoppin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

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Changming Liu

Founder and CTO

Changming Liu is one of our co founders and has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2007 and as a member of our Board since March 2006. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from March 2006 to February 2007. Prior to joining Aerohive, Mr. Liu was a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, which he joined following its acquisition of NetScreen Technologies in April 2004. Previously, Mr. Liu held other key positions with Nortel Networks and Vistar Telecommunications. Mr. Liu is the author of more than ten networking patents. Mr. Liu holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in Beijing and an M.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.

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Stephen Philip

Vice President of Corporate and Product Marketing

Stephen Philip has served as our Vice President of Corporate and Product Marketing since July 2009 and previously served as our Senior Director of Marketing from February 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Philip was at Juniper/NetScreen for six years, where he held the positions of Senior Director of Product Marketing, Juniper Security Products, Director of Product Marketing and Director of Americas Marketing NetScreen Technologies. Prior to joining NetScreen in 2000, Mr. Philip was Director of Technical Marketing, Business Connectivity Group, 3Com.

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Haley C. Recio

Senior Director Global Human Resources

Haley Recio joined Aerohive in September 2012, with over a decade of domestic and international human resource management in high growth technology start-ups.  Prior to Aerohive, Ms. Recio was Director of Global Human Resources and Administration for Enphase Energy (ENPH) from September 2010 to September 2012, and led their global expansion before their March 2012 IPO.   She was the founding Director of Global Human Resources and Administration at Teknovus, Inc., January 2003 to May 2010 and played a key role in the successful 2010 acquisition by Broadcom Corporation. Previous experience also includes successful senior sales management and senior business development roles for Bay Area technology consulting companies CSA and ICC, from October 1998 to January 2003. Ms. Recio holds an A.S. with honors from SRJC and is a B.S. candidate, Organizational Leadership at Penn State. Internationally accredited since 2005, she is one of an elite group of HR professionals worldwide to hold dual certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). 

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