Executive Team

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Todd Abbott – President & CEO

A global leader with the expertise to establish strategic direction and the ability to develop an execution driven culture, Todd brings deep sales, technology, operations and marketing experience in the computer and networking industries from some of the world’s largest high-tech companies. Before Tely, he was executive vice president of Strategy & Go-To-Market at Sonus Networks where he led the development and execution of the company’s worldwide go-to-market plan in addition to its portfolio management, marketing, sales and channel enablement functions. Todd also held senior executive roles at Cisco, Symbol Technologies, Seagate and Avaya, including living and managing businesses in Asia and Europe. Todd holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University.

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Sudhakar Ravi – Founder & CTO

Sudhakar leads overall technical vision and strategy for Tely. Before founding Tely, Sudhakar co-founded Code Green Networks where he was the technical visionary for market-leading solutions that safeguard intellectual property. Prior to Code Green, he was co-founder and CTO at SonicWALL (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading provider of Internet security solutions. Sudhakar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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A.E. Natarajan – Senior Vice President of Engineering

A.E. Natarajan leads all services, software and hardware engineering operations at Tely. Previously, A.E. was the Head of Worldwide Engineering at Polycom, responsible for all product development, project management and engineering operations. Prior to Polycom, he served as vice president of engineering at Cisco, where he helped create and grow several billion-dollar product lines. A.E. has led numerous industry forums and has built and managed teams across multiple geographies. A.E. holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras.

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Brian Wallin – Vice President, Product Management

Brian has more than 15 years of experience in the video communications market. Prior to joining Tely, he served as Director of Product Management at Avistar Communications, where he was responsible for delivery of infrastructure products. He brings significant experience in the delivery of video solutions to the enterprise, service provider, and OEM segments. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

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Mike Conlon – Vice President of Sales & GM, Americas & Global Channels

Mike joins Tely from ThreatTrack Security where he was the Vice President of Worldwide Channels and brings 17 years of experience in various sales and channels executive roles in the Americas and Worldwide at Polycom, Tandberg and Cisco. His last role at Polycom was running the global channels and distribution strategy. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.

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Chris Taylor – Vice President of Sales & GM, APAC

Chris brings 14 years experience in various leadership roles in the Asia Pacific region for Polycom, Cisco Systems and Fluke Networks, including positions leading sales and services teams supporting both the companies’ direct and indirect business. Before heading to Asia Pacific, Chris spent 16 years in the Middle East working for various companies including Compaq, where he drove the company’s 100% partner-based services business across the region. Chris has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Amit Walia – Vice President of Sales & GM, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa

Amit is an experienced business development leader across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Amit joins Tely from Teliris where he built up a successful EMEA channel sales strategy. Previously, he served as Services Director for the Emerging Markets, Strategic Alliances and Service Providers at Polycom, and held other senior sales management and consulting roles with Computacenter and LogicaCMG. Amit holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Hertfordshire.