Robert J. Pera
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Pera founded our company and has served as our chief executive officer since October 2003. From January 2003 to February 2005, Mr. Pera was a wireless engineer at Apple Inc. Mr. Pera graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A. in Japanese Language, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering (emphasis in Digital Communications / RF Circuit Design).
Mr. Hurlston has served as one of our directors since August 2016. Mr. Hurlston is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications and Connectivity Division at Broadcom Limited, a leading developer and supplier of a broad range of semiconductor solutions (“Broadcom”). Prior to his current role, he held senior leadership positions in sales, marketing and general management at Broadcom. Prior to joining Broadcom in 2001, Mr. Hurlston held senior marketing and engineering positions at Oren Semiconductor, Avasem, Integrated Circuit Systems, Micro Power Systems, Exar and IC Works. Mr. Hurlston holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A from the University of California, Davis.
Ron Sege has served as our director since October 2012. Mr. Sege has served as a director and president and chief executive officer of Echelon Corporation since August 2010. He has been chairman of the board of directors of Echelon since October 2011. He served as president, chief operating officer, and board member of 3Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Sege was president and chief executive officer of Tropos Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband networks, from 2004 to 2008. Prior to Tropos, Mr. Sege was president and chief executive officer of Ellacoya Networks, Inc., a provider of broadband service optimization solutions based on deep packet inspection technology. Mr. Sege also served as executive vice president of Lycos, Inc., the Internet search engine. During the nine year period from 1989-1998, he served in a variety of senior management roles at 3Com Corporation, including executive vice president, Global Systems Business Unit. Mr. Sege holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from Pomona College.
Mr. Torres has served as one of our directors since October 2013. Mr. Torres currently serves as the Chief Financial Office of Instart Logic. Instart Logic is a cloud services company primarily focused on Web site and application speed and performance. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Torres served as the Chief Financial Officer of OCZ Storage Solutions, a global provider of high-performance solid state storage solutions and computer components. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Torres served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Capella Photonics, a privately-held firm selling optical switching subsystems. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Torres was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Power Integrations, a leader in high-voltage analog integrated circuits for power conversion. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Torres was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for PLX Technology, a provider of semiconductor-based connectivity solutions. Mr. Torres holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive). We believe that Mr. Torres possesses specific attributes that qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors, including his industry, operations, management, and finance experience.