AetherPal’s Leadership

Daniel Deeney, CEO

Daniel leads the company’s overall vision and strategy to expand its leadership in the enterprise mobility market through its focus on mobile support for end users. Prior to AetherPal, Daniel was a founding partner of New Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm with $700 million under management, where he worked closely with entrepreneurs and companies to launch new businesses in the enterprise and carrier markets.

Before joining New Venture Partners, Daniel was with its predecessor organization, Lucent New Ventures Group. Prior to Lucent, he held a variety of senior positions at Mobile media Communications where he played a key financial role in the firm’s IPO. Daniel is currently on the venture advisory councils at Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

He holds a MS in Management of Technology from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania/Penn Engineering, an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in Finance from San Diego State University.

Subbu Ayyalasomayajula, VP of Product Delivery
Subbu has over twenty years of experience in software life cycle management, customer program management and software solution delivery for tier 1 wireless customers. He is responsible for requirements management, product quality and delivery, pre-production/production support and internal IT. Prior to AetherPal, he worked for Mformation Technologies as a Director of Product Delivery where he was responsible for overseeing new product releases and product upgrades to multiple tier 1 wireless customers worldwide. At Mformation, he worked with cross functional teams in successfully providing many large-scale device management solutions to global wireless providers. Prior to Mformation, he worked for Verizon Communications in their revenue assurance unit where he successfully worked with clients in identifying, prioritizing, developing and delivering Revenue Assurance projects that contributed to an average revenue recovery of $30+M per year between 2005 and 2008.  Subbu holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business and a BS in Electronics Engineering.

Mitch Berk, VP of Product
Mitch leads the product vision, strategy, and roadmap, as well as all marketing functions at AetherPal. Mitch brings nearly 20 years of experience driving product strategy for start-up companies delivering innovative and market-defining enterprise-class software. Prior to joining AetherPal, Mitch was Vice President of Product Management at BoxTone where he helped lead the creation of a Mobile Service Management platform that delivered visibility and reliability to the IT Operations and Help Desk teams responsible for the largest enterprise mobile deployments in the world. Mitch drove the expansion of the product suite to include modules to help enterprises reduce their mobile support costs, improve their reliability and service quality, track mobile ROI and utilization, monitor compliance, and provide secure configuration through Mobile Device Management (MDM). Mitch has also held product leadership positions at Good Technology (acquired by BlackBerry), BlackBerry, and Mantas (acquired by Oracle Financial Services). Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University in Information Management & Technology.

Ron Caines, VP of Global Sales
An experienced sales leader with a strong technical background, Ron brings over 20 years of enterprise and channel executive-level sales, marketing, business development and general management expertise. Ron has developed and protected company brand value and gained market share for companies throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Most recently, Ron was Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for B2M Solutions, a UK company, where he led the introduction of device performance analytics in the Mobile Enterprise. Prior to B2M, Ron had been President of Worldwide Sales and Service for Psion Corporation, a company acquired by Motorola Solutions. His extensive background includes senior roles in companies such as Symagery Microsystems, Verilink Corporation and Intermec Technologies.

Tom Flaherty, Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of AetherPal, Tom manages all of the financial activities of the Company, including business planning and analysis, treasury functions and financial reporting, as well as overseeing HR, Legal and other administrative matters. Tom has over 20 years of experience at venture capital backed and publicly traded software, mobile communications and technology companies; with a focus on early stage and high growth companies. Tom’s software industry experience includes being CFO of Wayside Technology Group, a publicly traded software distributor and Corporate Controller of VPIsystems, a software company that optimizes telecommunications networks. Tom’s experience in the mobile communications industry includes being Director of Accounting at Centennial Communications, a mobile operator in the USA and the Caribbean. While an Audit Manager at Ernst & Young, his largest client was Cellular One, a mobile operator in the USA.

Deepak Gonsalves, Co-founder & CTO
Deepak is the Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of AetherPal. With an extensive background in wireless technologies and standards, he helps drive the technology strategy and the overall product vision of the company. He is responsible for the design and development of AetherPal’s carrier-grade customer care platform which has been proven by the world’s most respected mobile operators.  Deepak holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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