At Meru, leadership = vision

Our leadership team shares a commitment to building an even stronger company.

William Quigley

Chairman of the Board
Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners

William Quigley focuses on Clearstone's communications investments. His areas of investment interest include broadband wireless enabling technologies, operational support systems, and communications service innovators. Quigley joined Clearstone Venture Partners from Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds (MAVF), where he focused on early-stage communications companies targeting the software, equipment, and service sectors.

Dr. Bami Bastani

President and CEO, Meru Networks

Dr. Bami Bastani was appointed Meru CEO and president and member of the Board of Directors in March 2012.  Prior to joining Meru, he was CEO and president of Trident Microsystems Inc., a semiconductor company, from June 2011 through the present (and it is anticipated he will remain so until May 2012).  

Harold Copperman

Lead Director
Independent Venture Capital and Private Equity Investor

Harold (Harry) Copperman is an independent venture capital and private equity investor and serves as president and CEO at HDC Ventures Inc., a management and investment group focusing on enterprise systems, software, and services. Prior to that, Mr. Copperman was a consultant and private investor, as well as senior vice president and group executive at Digital Equipment Corp.

Stephen Domenik

General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds

Stephen Domenik has been a general partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm, since 1995, and brings considerable experience from both established and small companies in the semiconductor and software industries to the Meru Board of Directors. Domenik has also served as a director of Emcore Corporation, a public traded provider of compound semiconductor based components and subsystems, since December 2013; a director of PLX Technology, Inc., a publicly traded semiconductor company, since December 2013; a director of Pixelworks, Inc., a publicly traded designer, developer and marketer of video and pixel processing semiconductors, since August 2010; and director of MoSys, Inc., a publicly-traded, IP-rich, fabless semiconductor company, since June 2012.

Chuck Kissner

Chairman, Aviat Networks

Chuck Kissner serves as the Chairman of Aviat Networks, the world’s largest independent supplier of wireless transmission systems. Mr. Kissner also serves as Chairman of ShoreTel Inc., a business communications systems company, and is on the board of Rambus, Inc., a technology licensing company focusing on the development of technologies that enrich the end-user experience of electronic systems.

Nicholas Mitsakos

Chairman, Nayna International Inc.

Nicholas Mitsakos is a cofounder of Meru Networks and has served on the Board of Directors since 2002. Since 1989, Mitsakos has served as chairman and CEO of Arcadia Holdings Inc., an investment firm focused on private equity and venture capital. He has also served as a senior advisor to Sardis Capital, a London-based merchant bank, since 2003; to Franklin Templeton China, in Shanghai, since 2001; and to Templeton International since 1996.

Barry A. Newman

Independent Director

Barry A. Newman currently serves on the Board of Directors as an independent director. Mr. Newman has extensive experience in business strategy, financing and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Newman currently serves as the Managing Partner of Rutberg & Company, a boutique investment banking firm. From 2006 until 2012 he was a Managing Director at NeoCarta Ventures. He has also served as a Vice Chairman of the Technology Group at Bear Stearns, the Head of Global Technology Corporate and Investment Banking for Banc of America Securities and its predecessor Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities and as the head of Global Technology Corporate finance at Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney.

Sudhakar Ramakrishna

Sr. Vice President and General Manager Enterprise and Service Provider Division
Citrix Systems, Inc.

Sudhakar Ramakrishna leads the Enterprise and Service Provider Division of Citrix, a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles, as senior vice president and general manager. Mr. Ramakrishna oversees Citrix's strategy and execution for its virtualization, networking and cloud solutions. With more than 20 years of experience across the mobility, networking, security and collaboration markets, Mr. Ramakrishna joined Citrix from Polycom, where he was president of products and services. 

Eric Singer

Co-Managing Member of Potomac Capital Management, III, L.L.C and Potomac Capital Management II, L.L.C.

Eric Singer brings significant experience as a public company director of technology companies, as well as significant financial and investment experience, to the Meru Board of Directors. He currently serves as a co-managing member of Potomac Capital Management III, L.L.C., the general partner of Potomac Capital Partners III, L.P., and Potomac Capital Management II, L.L.C., the general partner of Potomac Capital Partners II, L.P.since March 2012 and has served as an advisor to Potomac Capital Management, L.L.C. and its related entities since May 2009.