Netronome products run on industry-standard server hardware and provide modern data center functions such as network virtualization, security, load balancing, and telemetry to fast-growing software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) applications, and are optimally designed for x86 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server-based compute and service node applications. Netronome has already found significant success with tier-one customers such as Akamai, Blue Coat, Cisco and NTT Communications, providing high-performance x86 co-processing solutions for networking, security, load balancing, virtualization and SDN.
At the heart of this success is its deep market knowledge and core competency in the area of server-based networking. Utilizing its Agilio SmartNIC platform, Netronome is significantly expanding its market opportunity in 2018. Netronome's production-quality hardware and software platforms are available directly to cloud data center and telecommunications service providers, as well as to large enterprises adopting SDN and private/hybrid cloud practices. Netronome products are also available through partners such as OEMs, ODMs, system integrators and value added reseller (VAR) channels.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Niel was the founding CEO of Netronome and as a technology and business visionary, has led the company in the development of x86 networking co-processing solutions resulting in significant revenue growth. Prior to founding Netronome, Niel served as group CTO for Marconi plc after serving as GM and SVP of the FORE Systems Service Provider BU, where he drove a highly successful ATM adapter and switch portfolio of products. He attended the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Cambridge University in the UK.
Chief Financial Officer and VP of Administration
Perry has over 30 years of experience in the finance and high-tech industries. Prior to Netronome, Perry served as CFO of Zilog, where he drove significant revenue growth prior to its acquisition by Ixys Inc. Prior to that, Perry was CFO of Ramp Networks where he led an IPO and successful acquisition by Nokia. Perry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Business Law and Computer Science from Deakin University in Geelong, Australia, and was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Chief Operating Officer
Jim has over 30 years of senior management experience in the networking and communications industries. Prior to Netronome, Jim was GM of both the Network Processor Division and the Communication Infrastructure Group's Technology Office at Intel. Prior to Intel, Jim was at Basis Communications, where he was a key member of the executive team that negotiated its highly successful acquisition by Intel. Jim has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electronic Engineering from The Queens University, Belfast.
SVP, Platform Engineering and Operations
Mike has more than 20 years of experience designing and architecting networking products for both service provider and enterprise networks. Mike has held senior management and engineering positions at FORE Systems, Marconi and AT&T Bell Labs. His career has spanned ATM and Ethernet technologies where he has led delivery of high-quality and high-volume platforms to tier one customers. Mike received his M.S. degree from Stanford, a B.S. from Rensselaer and holds patents in the areas of network interface design and packet processing.
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
Sujal leads the company’s product strategy and marketing initiatives. He specializes in products related to high performance and scalable data center networking, where he has led many seminal initiatives. Before Netronome, he was at Broadcom, where he drove the growth of white box and open networking-based switches. Prior to that, he was at Mellanox, where he helped establish the value of low-latency networking in data center applications. Sujal holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, and a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India.
Chief Architect, SVP, SW Engineering and Co-Founder
Johann is a recognized industry expert in SDN, Linux-based networking technologies, network virtualization, security, and NFV. Johann has been an active contributing member and has been nominated to leadership roles in multiple standards bodies related to SDN and NFV. As Netronome’s Chief Architect, Johann leads all aspects of Netronome’s product design and development, with heavy emphasis on advanced and open server-based networking technologies, where he also holds multiple patents. He holds a Masters of Engineering in Electronics.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Dr. Nils Rix has more than 20 years’ experience in the networking and communications industries and has led sales and marketing as well as technical organizations at multiple successful first-tier technology and service providers. Before joining Netronome, Dr. Rix was vice president of sales and technical sales, as well as Market Area CTO with Alcatel- Lucent EMEA. He previously held executive positions at Bharti Airtel Ltd. and Ericsson AB. He studied economics and applied physics at Christian-Albrechts- University in Kiel and the University of Washington in Seattle and holds a Ph.D. from Christian-Albrechts- University.
SVP, Corporate/Business Development
Leonard has over 25 years of experience in the high tech industry. Prior to joining Netronome, Leonard held executive, chair and CEO positions at Apical (acquired by arm), Artofus, Intune, FORE Systems, Cinehub (acquired by C&C) and Digital Hub (Ireland’s largest tech incubator). Leonard was the EVP and GM of Euristix when it was acquired by FORE Systems. He holds a BSc in Management Science from Trinity College Dublin and an Advanced Marketing Techniques degree in Information Technology from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Krishna has been a venture capital investor since 1999. He was previously a Partner in 3i’s Venture Capital team and most recently a Partner with Draper Esprit. During that time he led investments in Netronome, Trustpilot, Qosmos, RadiumOne and SportPursuit, Icera (Nvidia), The Cloud (BskyB) and Cam Semi (PI Inc) amongst others. He started his career at Ernst & Young before founding Optika Fibre Technologies, a polymer fibre and display technology start-up based in SE Asia. He has a degree in Management Sciences from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Robert Sansom is the founder of the Cambridge Angels, a group of seasoned technology and biotechnology entrepreneurs who invest in and mentor technology start-ups. Prior to becoming an angel investor, he co-founded FORE Systems, a leading developer of high-speed data networks. FORE was founded in 1990, went public on NASDAQ in 1994, grew to more than 2,000 employees and was sold to Marconi in 1999. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA and an M.A. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Niel was the founding CEO of Netronome and as a technology and business visionary, he has led the company in the development of x86 networking co-processing solutions resulting in significant revenue growth. Prior to founding Netronome, Niel served as group CTO for Marconi plc after serving as GM and SVP of the FORE Systems Service Provider BU, where he drove a highly successful ATM adapter and switch portfolio of products. He attended the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Cambridge University in the UK.
Sean Maloney served as Chairman of Intel China from August 2011 to January 2013. Prior to this appointment, Sean was an Executive Vice President at Intel and Co-General Manager of the Intel Architecture Group (IAG). He was responsible for architecting, developing, and marketing Intel’s platform solutions for all computing segments. In this capacity, Sean focused on business and operations with over one half of the company reporting to him. He also previously ran the Communications Group and served as the Chief of Sales and Marketing Worldwide for the company.
Prior to co-founding Draper Esprit in 2005 Stuart was a partner of 3i Ventures. Over his 13 years at 3i he was responsible for investments in Neutec Pharma (LSE), Network Technology (LSE), The Cloud, Searchspace and Magic 4. He currently serves on the Board of Kiadis (Euronext), M-Files, Imagine, Doutissima and Netronome. He is a graduate of Loughborough University and serves as a Board Member of the Loughborough School of Business and Economics.
Simon Crosby is cofounder and CTO at Bromium. He was founder and CTO of XenSource prior to the acquisition of XenSource by Citrix, and then served as CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix. Previously, Simon was a Principal Engineer at Intel where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. He was also the Founder of CPlane Inc., a network optimization software vendor. Prior to CPlane, Simon was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, UK, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. In 2007, Simon was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs.
Jon Crowcroft has been the Marconi Professor of Communications Systems in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge since October 2001. Jon has worked in the area of Internet support for multimedia communications for over 30 years focusing on three main topics: scalable multicast routing, practical approaches to traffic management and the design of deployable end-to-end protocols. Jon’s current research areas are Opportunistic Communications, Social Networks and techniques and algorithms to scale infrastructure-free mobile systems. Jon gained an MSc in Computing in 1981 and his PhD in 1993, both from University of Cambridge.
Sakir Sezer graduated in 1994 with a Dipl Ing. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. In 2000, he completed his PhD at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. From 1995 to 1998, Sakir worked with Nortel Networks and Amphion Semiconductors in the development of ASICs. In October 1998, Dr. Sezer joined QUB to lead research and teaching in the areas of communication and digital systems. Sakir has co-authored over 70 publications in the field of Communication Systems, Programmable Systems, VLSI and SoC, and also serves as a technical committee member for a number of prestigious international conferences, including IEEE SoCC, ICT, FPT, RAW and ICONS.