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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Chief Technology Officer
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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Chief Marketing Officer
Kevin joined Talari Networks in July 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. He brings more than 30 years of high-growth communications expertise to Talari, including helping companies achieve market-leading status in new market categories by delivering breakthrough products and services directly to businesses and consumers. Prior to joining Talari, Kevin's executive experience includes Chief Marketing Officer at ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR), leading provider of unified communications platforms including business phone systems. Prior to ShoreTel, he was Chief Marketing Officer at GoBeam Communications, a VoIP-based hosted PBX service provider purchased by Covad Communications in 2004. He was also Chief Marketing Officer at InternetConnect, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Softnet Systems, Regional VP at Teligent, Corporate VP of Marketing and Product Development at Nextel Communications and Regional VP of Marketing at McCaw Cellular. Kevin is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Executive Education Program at Stanford University.
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