With more than 25 years of leadership in Silicon Valley, Rick Wilmer brings extensive experience to the CEO role at Mojo Networks. As CEO, Rick is propelling Mojo Networks to the next phase of rapid growth and development, starting with a new leadership team, the rebranding of the company, and a focused go-to-market strategy. With headquarters in Silicon Valley and a large staff in Pune, India, Rick oversees both offices providing leadership and vision. Rick has extensive international experience, especially in Asia, where he resided for two years. Rick received his BS in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a patent in data storage technology.
Pravin Bhagwat is a wireless networking pioneer and an accomplished researcher. He brings 20+ years of leading edge research and development experience in wireless, security and networking and leads product innovation, technical strategy and technical marketing at Mojo Networks. Prior to founding Mojo Networks, Pravin spent 1.5 years as a visiting faculty member with the Computer Science department at IIT Kanpur. He received the 2005 Global Indus Technovator Award for successfully engineering the world’s first massively large scale outdoor WLAN network connecting two cities in North India. Pravin started his research career at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and AT&T Research where he was a lead member of Mobile, IP, and Bluetooth research teams. Pravin has research papers (with 1000+ citations) and 16 patents to his credit. For the past three years, Pravin has also been active in several community-level green initiatives and social entrepreneurship projects. Pravin has a B.Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur, India and an MS/PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.
Michael Anthofer brings 30 years of technology company financial expertise to his position as he works to expand Mojo Networks' business footprint and help execute its long-term growth strategy. Previously, Michael was Executive Vice President and CFO of Tessera Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for the company's finance office, strategic planning and investor relations. Prior to Tessera, he served as Vice President and CFO of Kodiak Networks Inc., and before that he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Smartpipes Inc. Before joining Smartpipes, Michael was Senior Vice President and CFO of Concentric Network Corp, which merged with Nextlink Communications to form XO Communications, where he was instrumental in taking the company public. During his tenure, the company grew from $2 million in annual revenue to a $250 million annual run-rate in five years. Michael earned both his BS and MBA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business).
Kester Kyrie has more than 25 years of enterprise and channel sales experience in wireless, security, and networking. Prior to Mojo Networks, he served as Vice President of Sales for Cyphort, helping launch the company while building out the sales and channel organization. He spent 10 years at Aruba Networks, most recently serving as the Area Vice President of Sales for the West, taking the company from its first sales through its IPO in 2007, and to more than $600 million in revenues. He was previously Director of Sales for the Western Region of Intruvert Networks, acquired by McAfee in 2002, ran the global hosting business for Alteon WebSystems, later acquired by Nortel, and was instrumental in launching sales at Shomiti Systems, acquired by Finisar. He began his career in the channel at Merisel and Telebit. He holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.