Board of Directors
Our leadership team shares a commitment to building an even stronger company
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 May 2012.
Prior to joining Trident, Dr. Bastani was chairman and CEO of B2 Global Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm, from 2008 until 2011. From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Bastani was president and CEO of ANADIGICS Inc., a semiconductor company providing RF solutions for the wireless and broadband communications equipment markets. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Bastani was executive vice president of Fujitsu Microelectronics, where he led the Systems LSI Group, including ASIC System-On-Chip, local area networks, SPARC processors, and RFICs. Previously, he served for more than a decade at National Semiconductor, where he held several key executive positions, most recently as vice president and general manager of the Embedded Technologies Division. He has a PhD and MSEE from Ohio State University and a BSEE from the University of Arkansas.
Dr. Bastani’s prior experience as a chief executive officer and his role as Meru’s CEO give him unique insights into the day-to-day operations of the company, and his membership on the board allows him to share these insights with the board. He also brings to the board his strong background in senior management at technology companies.
Barry L. Cox
Chairman of the Board of Adesto Technologies
Mr. Cox joined the board of directors of Meru in May, 2015. Additionally he is currently the Chairman of the Board of Adesto Technologies, a privately held semiconductor company; and he is a member of the board of directors of Audience and Pixelworks, publicly traded semiconductor companies. Mr. Cox has over forty five years of experience in the high technology industry. Mr. Cox has held senior management positions including President, COO, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at several private and public corporations.
Mr. Cox has served as a member of the board of directors of twenty corporations and has been involved in four public offerings, three secondary offerings, and twelve acquisitions at these twenty companies.
Mr. Cox holds a BS degree from the US Air Force Academy and MBA from Boston University.
Independent Chairman of the Board
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.
He served on the board of directors of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a publicly-traded fabless semiconductor company, from January 2001 until it was acquired in February 2012.
Domenik was previously CEO of two high-technology companies in the RFID and software domains. He was also vice president of marketing at Cyrix, an SRF portfolio company, where he worked from its early days until after its IPO. Prior to Cyrix, Domenik was the vice president of marketing at Weitek, a venture-backed startup company that also went public.
Domenik holds an M.S. in electrical engineering (M.S.E.E.) and a B.S. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Board of Directors for Axcelis Technologies, Inc.
John T. Kurtzweil joined the Meru Board in May 2015 and brings significant senior executive leadership experience, including nineteen years as chief financial officer of publicly traded technology companies and placing approximately $1.9 billion in equity and debt instruments. His qualifications also include extensive M&A experience, financial market experience, training through the Stanford Directors College, and active membership with National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Kurtzweil also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Axcelis Technologies, Inc. From June 2012 until September 2014, Mr. Kurtzweil served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Special Advisor to the CEO of Extreme Networks, Inc., a provider of high performance, open networking innovations for enterprises, services providers, and internet exchanges. From September 2006 to June 2012, Mr. Kurtzweil served as Executive Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer of Cree, Inc., a company that develops, manufactures, and sells lighting-class light emitting diode, lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency applications. From May 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Kurtzweil was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer at Cirrus Logic, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company.
Mr. Kurtzweil is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant. Mr. Kurtzweil earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University.
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.
Before Polycom, he was corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's wireless broadband business, responsible for building and scaling their 4G and LTE mobile product initiatives. Previously he ran global software operations at Motorola, developing innovative and collaborative teams focused on a wide range of customers, technologies and solutions. Mr. Ramakrishna has also held senior leadership roles at Stoke Networks, 3COM and US Robotics, and brings to Citrix a wealth of experience working with enterprise, carrier/operator customers and ecosystem partners.
Mr. Ramakrishna earned his master's degree in Computer Science from Kansas State, and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Mr. Ramakrishna holds and has filed several patents in the areas of IP telephony, soft switching and load balancing.