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Array Management Team

Array Networks has assembled a diverse management team consisting of successful and seasoned security, networking and Internet professionals.

 

Michael Zhao
President & CEO

Michael Zhao

Dr. Zhao brings to Array Networks more than 20 years worth of experience in executive roles at Internet infrastructure and systems integration companies. Most recently, Michael was founder and COO of Asia Info – a $500M systems integration company he led to a NASDAQ IPO. He is considered a major industry leader and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Sameena Ahmed
Chief Financial Officer

Sameena Ahmed

Ms. Ahmed is responsible for worldwide financial accounting, reporting, human resources, legal and corporate administration at Array. She is also primarily responsible for budgeting and providing direct financial support to the company's business functions. She brings over 20 years of experience in finance and cost control, and was recognized as CFO of the year by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2010. Prior to joining Array Networks, Sameena held senior management positions at Optical Microwave Networks, a subsidiary of MTI, a publicly traded Company in Taiwan. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Madras, India, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Fara Zarrabi
VP of HW Engineering & Operations

Fara Zarrabi

Mr. Zarrabi has over 25 years of high-tech operations experience. Fara joins Array Networks from NetEnrich, a virtual private management company, where he was VP of Operations and Customer Service. Prior to NetEnrich, Fara was VP of Operations at SonicWALL, and prior to SonicWALL, Fara was at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc., an enterprise software company in the CTI industry, where he was VP of Operations. In addition, prior to Genesys Telecommunications, Fara was the Director of Operations at Network Appliance, Inc. and has held a variety of positions in operations at Apple Computer and Kaiser Electronics. Fara holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering.

Vinod Pisharody
CTO & VP Engineering

Vinod Pisharody

Mr. Pisharody has more than 20 years of engineering and leadership experience in networking and security. Most recently, he was an architect for F5 Networks’ SSL Orchestrator, SSL VPN, Secure Web Gateway and Web Access Management product lines. Previously he served as product development manager and principal software engineer at F5 Networks; as principal software architect at Array Networks; and as senior software engineer at Tata Infotech. As CTO, he is responsible for planning and executing Array’s technology roadmap as well as leading Array’s product engineering team. He holds a B.E in Computer Science from the University of Mumbai.

Paul Andersen
VP of Sales, North America

Paul Andersen

Mr. Andersen has more than 20 years of high-tech industry experience, and has previously served in various roles at Cisco Systems, Tasman Networks and Sun Microsystems. He served as Senior Director of Marketing for Array Networks for more than ten years, leading critical positioning, sales generation and marketing efforts as well as sales training and partner marketing, enablement and management. Paul holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from San Jose State University.

Board of Directors

 

Board Chair

Robert Shen

Robert Shen brings 25 years of experience in the electronics industry to Array Networks, 15 of which in executive roles. His prior experience includes: CTO of Broadband Communications; General Manager of Ethernet business for Lucent Microelectronics; Founder and CEO of Enable Semiconductor; and President of 8x8 Inc. He is currently Managing Director for H&Q Asia Pacific. Mr. Shen received a BA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, an MA from Marquette University, and a Ph.D. from Southern Methodist University, all in Electrical Engineering.

President & CEO

Michael Zhao

Michael Zhao brings to Array Networks more than 20 years worth of experience in executive roles at Internet infrastructure and systems integration companies. Most recently, Michael was founder and COO of AsiaInfo – a $500M systems integration company he led to a Nasdaq IPO. He is considered a major industry leader and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Director

George Chen

George Chen is Senior VP and Chief Technical Advisor of H&Q Asia Pacific, based in the firm's Palo Alto as well as Greater China offices. Prior to H&Q Asia Pacific, Mr. Chen was a co-founder of ANDA Networks from 1998 to 2001. Previous positions included Senior VP of Mergers and Acquisitions at Cortelco Telecommunications, ITT Corp. from 1995 to 1996, and VP of Network Business Division at ALCATEL N.V. Mr. Chen has a BA in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University, and both a MS in Computer Sciences and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.

Director

William P. Fuller

William P. Fuller is currently President Emeritus of The Asia Foundation, having served as its president for 15 years. Prior to joining The Asia Foundation, Dr. Fuller was with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), first as Director and then as Deputy Assistant Administrator. He has also held advisory roles with the Ford Foundation in Asia, the World Bank in Paris and UNICEF in Beirut, Cairo, and New York. He is active in many business and community organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Bank of the Orient in San Francisco and Orient First in Hong Kong. Bill holds BA and MA degrees in political science from Stanford, a Ph.D. from Stanford University's International Development Education Center, and an MBA from Harvard University.

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