Marty Bradford brings over 20 years of financial and operational management experience across accounting and finance. Marty has extensive background in driving company strategy, raising capital, conducting due diligence (IPO and M&A) and also has a history of making process improvements at companies, which have resulted in significant bottom line results.
Most recently, Marty served as CFO at Quorum where he led finance and worked with CEO in driving strategy and determining key metrics for the growing SaaS business.
Previously, Marty was CFO at InMage Systems (acquired by Microsoft)and SeeCommerce (acquired by NCR/Teradata). In his spare time, Marty serves as board member for Above & Beyond Basketball, a non-profit organization working with youths. Marty is a CPA and holds a degree in Business Economics from the University of Washington.
Larry Lang is a senior business leader with extensive management and product development experience in start-up, early stage, and Fortune 100 environments. Larry serves on the board of Violin Memory, and also held board positions at Infineta Systems and BelAir Networks, acquired by Ericsson.
Previously, Mr. Lang served as president and CEO of QuorumLabs, which provides disaster recovery as a cloud service, where he was influential in driving significant revenue growth, developing the leadership team, and raising capital. Prior to joining Quorum, Larry served as vice president and general manager of the mobile service provider business unit at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco, Larry was vice president of product management at start-up company Ipsilon Networks, acquired by Nokia. He started his career at Bellcore. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Stanford University.
CTO & Co-Founder
Before founding PLUMgrid, Pere was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems in the Research and Advanced Development team, where he led innovation in the areas of cloud, security and converged infrastructure.
Prior to that, Pere was responsible for the architecture and technology of network services and their integration with switches and routers for datacenters. Pere also led Cisco’s Service Enabled Network initiative, which contributed some of the early thoughts and ideas behind Software Defined Networks. He sponsored some of the early work around SDN, including the SIGCOMM 2008 OF prototype on Cisco’s flagship Catalyst 6500 platform.
During Pere’s 12-year tenure at Cisco, Pere led the development and architecture of billion-dollar products in the area of firewalls, L4-L7 load balancing, application delivery and datacenter switching. He has filed multiple patents in the areas of networking, including control plane, data plane, security, load balancing and cloud, and is a frequent speaker at networking technology forums.
Chief Architect & Co-Founder
Sushil is a leading innovator with a diverse set of technical skills. As a master of distributed systems, analytics, simulations, kernel, embedded systems and ASIC/FPGA design, he has designed multiple networking systems for switching, content security, distribution and delivery optimizations.
Prior to co-founding PLUMgrid, Sushil served as Technical Leader at Cisco Systems, driving the architecture of next-generation datacenter switches. Previous to that, he held senior engineering positions at Yuni Networks, which was acquired by AMCC, and at Netsift, which was acquired by Cisco. He has been awarded multiple patents in the areas of arbitration, scheduling and security.
VP of Product Management and Marketing
Wendy Cartee is VP of Product Management and Marketing at PLUMgrid, Inc., the leading innovator of secure cloud infrastructure for enterprises building private and public clouds. With over 15 years of product management and marketing experience at prior companies such as Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and HP Cloud, Wendy has defined solutions for data centers, WAN, Internet, and mobile infrastructure that generated billions in revenue.
An avid technology and customer advocate, Wendy has 8 U.S. patents in networking technologies, all of which are deployed in some of the largest networks. Wendy is listed in the CCIE Hall of Fame as the first 100 CCIEs in the world. She has a BSEE from Cal Poly, MBA from Santa Clara University, and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program from the Graduate School of Business.
VP Sales and Business Development
Prior to joining PLUMgrid, Kash was Head of Dell Network Sales for North America. Under his leadership, the size of Dell’s networking sales team doubled within one year and achieved more than 50 percent year-over-year sales revenue growth.
Kash came to Dell as a result of the acquisition of Force10 Networks, where he was VP of Sales for the Americas and contributed significantly to Force10’s data center strategy and product direction. He built the company’s sales and systems engineering teams, diversifying the business by developing a channels field organization, and leading Force10 to its largest sales revenue growth and consequent acquisition by Dell.
Previously, Kash served at Cisco for seven years in lead roles in customer advocacy, sales engineering and sales management. During this time he helped design some of the largest data centers and complex enterprise networking environments for Fortune 500 companies. Kash holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and from UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School. He earned his MS degree in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.
Prior to joining PLUMgrid, Faisal was the Vice President of Mobile Video Product Line at Allot Communications where he led the US R&D center for intelligent traffic optimization and monetization solutions for fixed and wireless operators. Faisal came to Allot through the acquisition of Ortiva Wireless, where he was the VP of Engineering leading development, design and delivery of OTT video optimization product. He was instrumental in winning strategic customer accounts such as Sprint, Hutchinson and Vodafone.
Previously, Faisal was a founding member of Wichorus taking the company from inception to revenue generation in less than two years. There he led the development of packet core infrastructure products for WiMAX and LTE that helped the company achieve its market leadership position. Wichorus was later acquired by Tellabs.
Faisal began his career at Cisco Systems where he designed and developed several routing/switching product families. He was the lead architect of virtual switching system (VSS) that introduced a new paradigm for Catalyst 6500 multilayer switch. He received an MSEE from Purdue University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Faisal holds multiple patents in the areas of networking, including control plane, data plane, load balancing and video delivery.