Amir Zoufonoun, Chairman
Amir Zoufonoun founded Exalt Communications in 2004 and has served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since inception. Amir has over 30 years of experience in the wireless telecom and networking industries, including 13 years at Western Multiplex where he was the visionary executive champion and wireless business founder responsible for the launch of numerous successful new wireless categories and extensions, and the growth of the company's installed base to over 150,000 microwave backhaul systems worldwide. Under Amir's leadership as president and chief operating officer, these market successes led to significant periods of profitable growth, multiple mergers and acquisitions, and a successful IPO. Amir also spent 10 years at Harris and Farinon in various management and engineering positions focused on delivering fixed and portable microwave backhaul systems for voice, data and video transmission. Amir holds a BSEE from San Jose State University, a MSEE from Santa Clara University, and is a SEP graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Britts is a managing partner and founding partner of Fuze Capital (formerly Velocity Interactive Group) and served as a general partner of its predecessor, ComVentures. Before joining ComVentures, he was general partner and global head of JPMorgan Partners' communications, semiconductors and storage technology venture investment group. Prior to that, Mr. Britts was a member of the founding team of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell (DMG) Technology Group, which later became Credit Suisse First Boston. There, he established the global communications equipment practice, advising and investing in numerous high growth companies. Mr. Britts holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mr. Nasr, partner, InterWest Partners, focuses on investments in the data center and communications sectors, including systems, software and semiconductors. From 2000 through 2005, Mr. Nasr invested in information technology companies for Alta Partners. Prior to that, Mr. Nasr spent 16 years with start-ups in the networking and telecommunications industries. Mr. Nasr was president and chief executive officer of FlowWise Networks; general manager and vice president of Ipsilon Networks; chief operating officer of Advanced Computer Communications (ACC); vice president, marketing and services, Premisys Communications; and vice president of network services, Newbridge Networks. Mr. Nasr holds B.A. and M.A. in mathematics and social and political sciences from Cambridge University.
Gordana Pance is a co-founder of Exalt and serves as its Chief Operating Officer and a board member of the company. A seasoned executive with extensive operating background, Gordana has over 20 years of experience in the wireless networking industry. Prior to Exalt, Gordana held various management roles at Western Multiplex, Glenayre and Proxim, most recently as senior vice president of engineering and product management leading multiple teams responsible for all products including point-to-point radios, point–to-multipoint, wireless LAN, and WiMAX. Gordana was a key driver behind the development and introduction of multiple generations of highly successful and best-in-class microwave backhaul products. Gordana holds a BSEE degree from the University of Belgrade, and MS and PhD degrees, also in electrical engineering, from the University of Rochester, New York.
Mr. Wang, general partner, Trinity Ventures, has over 13 years of experience in venture capital. Prior to joining Trinity in 1999, he was a partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, investing in infrastructure companies. Previously, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) advising clients such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), AT&T, and Apple Computer. Before BCG, Fred held operating positions in the New Technologies Group at Pacific Bell and Intuit. Mr. Wang holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University, an M.S., Industrial Engineering and a B.S., Electrical Engineering, from Stanford University.