Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Sudhakar Ramakrishna has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Meru Networks. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Sudhakar has more than 20 years of experience across the mobility, networking, security, and collaboration markets. He joined Citrix in 2013 where he currently serves as SVPand GM of the Enterprise and Service Provider Division. Previously he was at Polycom, where he was President of Products and Services. Before Polycom, he was Corporate VP and GM of Motorola’s wireless broadband business, where he was responsible for building and scaling their 4G and LTE mobile product initiatives. Sudhakar also ran global software operations at Motorola, developing innovative and collaborative teams focused on a wide range of customers, technologies and solutions. He has also held senior leadership roles at Stoke Networks, 3COM, and US Robotics. He has led strategic partnerships with IBM, HP, Huawei, Siemens, and others, and has overseen several mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Sudhakar has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Kansas State and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) is a market leader in the development of mobile access and virtualized Wi-Fi solutions. Meru’s MobileFLEX wireless architecture addresses the ever-growing need for higher bandwidth and higher client densities. The Meru Identity Manager solution greatly simplifies secure device on-boarding and the company’s unique Context-aware Application Layers enable dedicated channel assignments for specific applications, devices and usage scenarios. Meru customers include Fortune 500 businesses as well as leaders in education, healthcare and hospitality. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Japan.
We’re very pleased to have added Sudhakar to the Meru Board. His track record is very impressive and well-suited to bring to the Board of Directors the specific expertise that we had targeted. His industry expertise, thoughtful approach, and business experience will serve Meru and its shareholders well.The Lonergan team was very focused in identifying, screening, and introducing us to a number of highly qualified candidates that fit our specification. By any measure, we consider this search and placement to be very successful.Chuck Kissner, Director & Chairman of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, Meru Networks
I am looking forward to serving on Meru’s Board. The enterprise wireless industry is extremely dynamic and rapidly expanding, with a lot of room for innovation. With Meru’s strong and diverse Board, and its executive management commitment, the company is poised for success.Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Director, Meru Networks
The Board of Directors at Meru had a clear view of the strong technologist they wanted to add to the Board. With Sudhakar, the Board has added not only a world class technologist, but someone with the business acumen and leadership skills to match.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners