Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Amir Zoufonoun founded Exalt Communications in 2004 and since then has served as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Amir has over 30 years of experience in the wireless telecom and networking industry, 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.
Chief Operating Officer and Founder
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.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Greg Marzullo has over 25 years of experience developing and leading go-to-market initiatives which have secured over $1 billion in contracts for start-up and multinational organizations in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA regions. Before joining Exalt, Greg was vice president of sales at Fastback Networks, an early-stage start-up specializing in wireless small cell backhaul and carrier Ethernet service edge extensions. He also spent four years at Navini Networks as EVP global sales, where he grew annual orders and revenues at an 80% CAGR, leading to its acquisition by Cisco Systems in 2007. In previous positions, Greg headed global sales organizations at two other access technology start-ups, and also held several executive positions in sales and marketing during a 10-year career at Nortel Networks. He began his career in operations and marketing at Bell Atlantic. Greg holds a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech.
Vice President of Operations
Robert Schlaefli has over 25 years of experience in operations and general management for high technology firms. Prior to Exalt, Robert headed operations for start-ups Teak Technologies and Loea Corporation, a manufacturer of E-Band 70/80GHz point-to-point digital radios. Previously, Robert was the vice president of global operations for Stratex Networks (now Aviat Networks), a leading global supplier of microwave backhaul equipment, and also served as vice president and general manager of DMC Stratex Networks NZ Ltd. in Wellington, New Zealand. During his 5 years with Stratex Networks, Robert was responsible for revenue growth from $30M to $200M. Earlier in his career, Robert served as division president at Signal Technology specializing in the development and manufacture of microwave products serving telecommunications and defense markets. Robert is a graduate of the management program at AEA Institute, Stanford University.
Vice President, Marketing - Outbound & Channel
Pam Valentine has over 25 years of corporate and channel marketing experience with high technology companies from start-ups to global enterprises. Prior to Exalt, she was vice president of marketing and customer support at Firetide, where her efforts were responsible for making Firetide wireless mesh the leading brand in the public safety and security markets. Before Firetide, she was responsible for outbound marketing at Proxim Wireless, where she helped reinvent the company’s corporate image, messaging, and channel marketing program following its emergence from bankruptcy. She has also held senior management positions with Apple Computer and 3Com Corporation, where her efforts drove the company’s distribution channel revenue from $0 to $42M in one year. As the former president of MktFX, a marketing consulting agency, Pam worked with dozens of high-tech clients including Cisco, Sun, and IBM to build their reseller channels through innovative messaging, creative programs and imaginative co-marketing partnerships.