Industry veteran and former Nortel senior executive, John Vice brings more than 25 years of telecommunications experience to Kodiak Networks. His extensive background includes working in a variety of functional areas which make him particularly suited to leading the Kodiak team. John brings a unique, broad understanding of the mobile communications industry, as well as, extensive hands-on experience in the development and deployment of mobile solutions.
Before joining Kodiak, John had been a strategic management and investment consultant to companies ranging from small startups to Fortune 500 size corporations. He also served as CEO for Geyser Networks, Inc., a privately held supplier of optical network systems in Sunnyvale, Calif. John also had a distinguished, 19-year career at Nortel Networks, where he advanced to President and General Manager, Mobility Solutions, in Richardson, Texas.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario and a master’s degree in business administration with a marketing concentration from McMaster University.
Kris Patel has more than 17 years of experience and thought leadership in wireless, VoIP, broadband and Voice networks. Kris has led the design, development and deployment of carrier class systems around the world. His extensive qualifications stem from all facets of project lifecycle development, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through documentation, implementation, user training and enhancements. Kris is a proven organizational leader, team builder and project manager.
Prior to Kodiak, Kris was Vice President of Engineering at XYBridge Technologies Inc. Kris has delivered systems to NTT DoCoMo and Verizon Wireless and is well-versed in leading teams across two continents.
Kris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics from B.V.M. in V.V. Nagar, India and a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Bruce Lawler brings over 15 years of telecommunications experience in fixed wireless, satellite, and terrestrial local and wide area networks. Bruce was a founding partner of inOvate Communications Group, and led the company’s investments in Danger, Rosum Corporation and Kodiak Networks. In addition, he served as the Network Operations Center (NOC) program manager for AT&T Wireless Services where he gained intimate knowledge of carrier operations.
Bruce received his Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree from Purdue University and holds Masters degrees in Engineering and Business from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tim Hall has nearly 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 and start-up companies in the wireless, tele/data communications, and security industries. His management career has included key marketing, sales and business development positions for leading hardware and software companies including ITT Industries, UB Networks (now Alcatel Lucent), Adaptec, Terayon (now Motorola), and Portal Software (now Oracle). Before joining Kodiak Networks, Tim was VP, Sales and Services for Asia and Japan at Narus, where he successfully partnered and sold security and mediation software to some of Asia’s largest telecommunications providers including KDDI, NEC and Korea Telecom.
A graduate of Santa Clara University with a B.S. degree, Tim also holds a management certificate from the Wharton Business School.
John Dilley brings over 18 years of telecommunications expertise to Kodiak Networks, including an extensive sales background in wireless mobility, applications, broadband, wireless, wireline, OSS, and Enterprise. Recognized as a successful sales leader, John has worked for a number of well-known organizations, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
A graduate in Electronics Engineering from the ITT Technical Institute in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, John also completed Executive Sales Management at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York.
Juan Gutierrez has spent over 25 years in the telecommunications industry working with start-ups and large multi-national corporations. He joins Kodiak Networks from LeadCom Integrated Solutions, a Miami-based system integrator for wireless and wireline operators in the CALA region. Prior to working at LeadCom, Juan spent a significant portion of his career at Nortel Networks in a variety of sales and marketing roles.
Juan graduated Cum Laude with a BSEE from the University of Miami. He also holds a MBA degree from Saint Mary’s College based in Moraga, CA.
Daniel Getty brings nearly 20 years of international accounting and financial management experience to Kodiak Networks. Daniel is responsible for all aspects of Kodiak's accounting and financial operations and takes an active leadership role in financings, business modeling, sales compensation as well as customer and partner deal-making.
Daniel served as Kodiak's Corporate Controller from inception through September 2008. Prior to Kodiak, Daniel held management positions at a variety of technology-focused companies, including VP & Controller of inOvate Communications Group and Accounting Manager of Investment Technology Group (NYSE: ITG). Daniel began his career at KPMG, were he served the world's premier financial institutions, including Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Daniel earned the position of Senior Manager at KPMG while working in the firm's New York, Taipei and Frankfurt offices.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a concentration in Finance, from Binghamton University.
Perry Swearingen is a 27-year veteran of the telecom and data communications industry. As VP, Global Customer Support, Perry is responsible for all customer facing operations activities including managing customer trials, installations, training, and professional services.
Perry was most recently the Chief Operations Officer for SkyPort International in Houston, Texas. In this role, he was responsible for all operations, customer support, and professional services. Prior to SkyPort International, Perry was President and COO of Telpro Technologies in San Ramon, California.
Perry began his telecom career with Northern Telecom (now Nortel) in 1979. His other work experience includes working for DSC/Alcatel and Newbridge Networks. Perry holds a degree in engineering from Eastfield College and has completed over 4,000 hours in technical coursework.