Talari Networks Leadership Team

Talari Management Team

Patrick Sweeney

Chief Executive Officer

Sweeney brings a wealth of executive operating experience in high-growth network infrastructure markets, having served in multiple executive roles over his 16 years at SonicWall and Dell, Inc. Sweeney helped take network security company SonicWall private under Thoma Bravo in 2010, and in 2012 sold the company to Dell where he served as Vice President of Security Marketing in the Dell Software Group. In 2016 Sweeney helped spin out SonicWall from Dell as an independent company under private equity firm Francisco Partners.Sweeney earned his MBA from Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, and a BSM from Tulane University.back to top

John Dickey

Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer

Before co-founding Talari, 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.back to top

Bob Mosteller

Chief Financial Officer

Bob brings over 20 years of business experience, with CFO and COO leadership roles in venture capital, financial services, logistics and commercial construction. As CFO of Talari, Bob will oversee all financial and operational needs. Bob comes to Talari from Teakwood Capital, where he served as CFO to deliver financial, investment, and operational expertise to the firm and its portfolio companies. Prior to Teakwood, he served as CFO with Silver Creek Ventures and was responsible for the operations, finance, accounting and administrative functions for their investment funds and worked closely with the financial operations groups of their portfolio companies to assist in budgeting, reporting, raising equity and bank related capital. Additionally, he participated in closing dozens of equity financings in both the Texas and Silicon Valley markets. Bob earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and resides in Dallas, Texas.back to top

Andy Gottlieb

Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

A leading expert in WAN/LAN switching and routing, Andy co-founded Talari Networks and served as its first CEO after previously serving in executive roles in both startups and public corporations. He was Vice President of Marketing at RouteScience, a route optimization startup, and before that led marketing at MMC Networks, the pioneering Network Processor developer, through its $4.5B acquisition by Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) in 2000. Andy also served on the board of LVL7 Systems, a network processing software company. Previously, he spent more than a dozen years at 3Com Corporation, highlighted by his leadership of the Switching Systems business unit through its development and introduction of the CoreBuilder 9000 enterprise switching platform. He also served as 3Com's Vice President of Marketing for Large Enterprise Markets and held a number of other senior marketing, product management, and engineering roles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Stanford University.back to top

Sales Organization Leaders

George Just

VP of Sales

George has over 30 years of experience in networking as an engineer, sales manager, and sales leader. Prior to joining Talari, George was the Director of Sales for Alcatel Internetworking where he led multi-tiered sales efforts for their ethernet switch/router business in North America. George joined Alcatel upon its acquisition of Xylan, a pioneer in the Ethernet Switch and VLAN markets, where he successfully developed a successful channel and distribution sales division after starting as one of the initial sales professionals hired at the start-up. Prior to Xylan, George held a variety of sales, management and engineering positions at Proteon, Sprint, Telenet and Fibronics.back to top

Adrian Tate

VP of Sales - EMEA

Adrian provides over 30 years of experience in the IT industry having started his career in technical roles with both IBM and ICL before making the move into ERP software sales with a large IBM AS/400 software house. Prior to Talari he was with InfoVista for 2 years as their VP Sales UKI.Adrian also spent just under 3 years as Regional Sales Director at Riverbed Technology where he was instrumental in growing the UKI business to in excess of $50M. This role followed on from 15 successful years at Quest Software, where he held positions as London Regional Sales Director, European Sales Director for Java Solutions and UK Sales Director of their Application Performance Monitoring Division, helping to build the UK operation from start up to a turnover in excess of $30M.back to top

Liz Barnhart

Director of Channels

Liz Barnhart is Talari’s Director of Channel Sales. In this role, she is responsible for driving the channel strategy as well as optimizing Talari’s partnering model and tool set. Barnhart extends the reach of the Talari sales teams by engaging and enabling the most effective channel and alliance partners.Barnhart has more than 20 years of experience in IT sales and management. She has a successful record of new market and channel development at the OEM, Distribution, VAR, and integrator levels. Prior to joining Talari, she held a strategic role on EMC’s Cloud Service Provider team. back to top

Jeff Zeichick

VP of Sales – East

Jeff Zeichick brings more than 25 years of sales experience in IT infrastructure, Cloud, Virtual, Wireless, and software industries.  He has been with Talari over 5 years, and is currently responsible for managing Sales in the US-East as well as our team in Europe.    Most recently, he was Vice President of North American Sales at Telepo, a Unified Communications company, sold to Mitel, and held both the Vice President of Sales, Americas and Vice President Sales and Channels, EMEA at Global IP Solutions (a Google-acquired company).  At GIPS he grew the company’s revenues year-over-year and helped to establish the company as a worldwide market leader in media processing software (Voice and Video) with nearly 1 billion users of its technology deployed worldwide.  Previously, Jeff held Sales Engineering and Sales Management roles at Spike Broadband Systems (Broadband wireless access solutions for Service Providers– acquired by REMEC), Mysticom (Integrated Circuits for the Enterprise, Datacenter, and Storage Markets) and a Manufacture Representative providing embedded technology solutions across wide range of market segments and applications.   Jeff holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Computer Engineering with a focus in Marketing and Economics from the University of Massachusetts.back to top

Oracle Board of Directors

Chairman of Northside Services, LLCback to top

Professor of Economics and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow at Stanford Universityback to top

Bruce R. Chizen

Senior Adviser to Permira Advisers and Independent Consultant

Chairman of Akamai Technologies, Inc.back to top

Professor of Computer Science/Electrical Engineering at Stanford Universityback to top

Operating Executive at The Carlyle Groupback to top

Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Former US Secretary of Defenseback to top

Senior Partner at Ostriker von Simsonback to top