- Emerick Woods, President & CEO
- John Dickey, Vice President of Engineering
- Alan Waldrip, Vice President of Worldwide Sales
President & CEO
Emerick has led and founded a number of early stage high-technology companies as well as completed two initial public offerings. Before joining Talari Networks, he served most recently as CEO of Global IP Solutions (GIPS), a publicly listed company focused on voice and video media processing for IP networks, which he sold to Google after increasing revenue by 400 percent within 18 months. Previously, Emerick served as chief executive officer and completed the initial public offering for Vicinity Corporation, a publicly traded company—subsequently acquired by Microsoft—providing a location-based services platform to many of the world’s leading brands. He has also been chief executive at several other venture-backed companies—a number of which were acquired—focused on the mobile carrier, location-based services, and network infrastructure markets and has held a variety of general management and executive positions at Quarterdeck, Symantec, Central Point and Microcom. He began his career in consulting where he held positions at McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Emerick holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a B.Sc., Computer Science degree from Yale University.
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Vice President of Engineering
Before co-founding Talari Networks, John was senior director of software engineering at Applied Microcircuits (AMCC), where he led the architecture, design, and development of a broad array of switching and routing protocol software implementations for embedded systems. John joined AMCC upon its acquisition of MMC Networks, the pioneering maker of network-optimized processors (NPUs). He was also the founding Chair of the Network Processing Forum industry standards organization's Software Working Group and holds patents in multiple areas of networking technology. Prior to MMC, John held a variety of engineering and management positions at IBM and was distinguished as an Advisory Engineer. John earned a degree cum laude in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Alan brings more than three decades of sales experience in many aspects of Information Technology to Talari. Most recently, he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Global IP Solutions (a Google-acquired company), where he grew the company's revenues year-over-year and helped to establish the company as a worldwide market leader in media processing software (video and voice) with nearly 1 billion users of its technology deployed worldwide. Most notably, he led efforts to establish successful partnerships with industry giants like IBM, Nortel, Google, Yahoo, NEC, Avaya, and Brazil Telecom, among others. Prior to that, Alan served in various executive sales and account management positions at G-LINK Technology, Samsung Semiconductor, and Cypress Semiconductor. Alan holds an MBA from Rivier College in Nashua, NH and a BSEE degree from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, MA.
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