Management

Brendan O’Flaherty

Chief Executive Officer

Brendan brings over 20 years of experience and executive leadership to the CEO role at cPacket Networks. Prior to joining cPacket as one of the early employees, Brendan was President and Chief Operating Officer at Massana Semiconductor, where he led a successful acquisition by Agere Systems. Previous to that, Brendan was Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Aureal Systems, a public audio technology company. Before entering corporate executive management, Brendan had a successful career in Silicon Valley as an attorney with the predecessor law firm to DLA Piper Rudnick, specializing in corporate law, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. O’Flaherty earned his Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence, Magna cum laude, from Santa Clara University Law School.

Hari Miriyala

Vice President, Software Engineering

Hari brings over two decades of technical leadership and engineering expertise in building complex software products. Mr. Miriyala has played key technology and product development roles starting from SONET to ROADM/DWDM based optical networking to multi service packet networking systems. Prior to joining cPacket, Hari held technical leadership and management roles at Fujitsu, developing networking and software products. Prior to Fujitsu, Hari worked at Space R & D center where he developed software and systems for image processing and GIS applications. Hari has M.S in Computer Science and Engineering and B.E in Electronics and Communications Engineering and holds multiple patents in network management. Outside of work, Hari is an avid yoga and meditation practitioner, enjoys recreational sports and actively participates in charity programs centered around child development.

Ron Nevo

Vice President, Systems Engineering

 

Ron brings over 20 years of experience leading engineering teams thorough the creation and development of complex networking. Ron started his career in Qulacomm, where he was a lead system engineer for mobile telephony systems and the creation of IP that is part of the core 3G and 4G systems.   Ron was a co-founder of Mobilian a wireless semiconductor company. Ron joined Intel through the acquisition of Mobilian, where he led engineering teams in the wireless group and Intel’s new business group. Ron holds BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Technion in Israel, and holds more than 15 granted US patents.

 

Kerry Takenaka

Vice President, Product Management

As a long-time member of the management team, Kerry owns Product Management for cPacket Networks, as well as the Customer Support and Solution Engineering teams. Before joining cPacket, Kerry held senior product management positions with Micrel and Massana, for Ethernet and Switch processors. Previously, he worked at several early-stage start-ups in both software and firmware development roles. Kerry earned his BS in Computer Engineering and an MA in Technology Management from the University of California, San Diego.

Jim Berkman

Senior Director, Marketing

Jim brings over 20 years’ experience across Marcom, Field, Partner and, Product Marketing. Before joining cPacket, Jim was Marketing Director at Gigamon, taking them from early-stage startup through successful IPO. Previously, Jim was Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development for The Telos Network, a startup developing IP-addressable digital signage networks for hospitality and retail. Earlier in his career, Jim held senior field sales roles for several F1000 organizations, including Unigate PLC and Dial/Viad. Throughout his career, Jim has worked closely with technology innovators such as Cisco, AT&T, Verizon, Fluke Networks and Alcatel/Lucent. Jim is an alumnus of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business, and is currently finishing his EMBA at Pepperdine University.