Emerick Woods Named President and CEO of Talari Networks
Technology Veteran to Lead Company’s Continued Growth and Market Expansion
San Jose, Calif., August 23, 2011 – Talari Networks Inc. today announced the appointment of Emerick Woods as president and CEO. The accomplished business leader brings more than 30 years of global experience in enterprise software, services and networking hardware industries to move Talari Networks into the next phase of its growth and innovation. He succeeds Andy Gottlieb, co-founder of Talari, who remains active with the company as a member of the Board of Directors.
“Emerick is the right executive to drive top-line growth and achieve operational scale,” said Jeff Thermond, chairman of Talari Networks’ Board of Directors. “His demonstrated leadership capabilities and vision for the potential of Talari’s innovative technology suite is a perfect fit to the leadership position Talari has achieved in WAN Virtualization.”
Woods has led and founded a number of early- to mid-stage high technology companies as well as completed two initial public offerings (IPOs). Most recently, Woods served as CEO of Global IP Solutions (GIPS), a publicly listed company that provides media processing software for voice over IP (VoIP) and video conferencing solutions acquired by Google. Under his leadership, GIPS increased revenues by 400 percent within 18 months. Previously, Woods served as CEO of Vicinity Corp. where he completed an IPO raising $125 million. Subsequently acquired by Microsoft, Vicinity provided a location-based services platform to many of the world’s leading brands. He has also been CEO at several other venture-backed companies focused on the mobile carrier, location-based services, and network infrastructure markets. Woods has held a variety of management and executive positions at Quarterdeck, Symantec, Central Point and Microcom. Woods began his distinguished career at McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen & Hamilton.
He holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BS degree in Computer Science from Yale University.
“I’m very excited about the opportunities ahead for Talari Networks,” said Woods. “Talari’s award-winning WAN Virtualization technology is redefining the traditional economics of some of today’s most important networking trends, including cloud computing, server consolidation, real-time interactive applications and remote office connectivity. I look forward to working with the team and further executing on the large market opportunity ahead of us.”
About Talari Networks
Talari Networks’ WAN Virtualization solutions bring Internet economics to corporate WANs by transforming broadband and other affordable Internet links to deliver business-class reliability and performance predictability at consumer prices. Talari delivers a network with 30 to 100 times the bandwidth per dollar, ongoing WAN costs reduced by 40% to 90%, and greater reliability than existing corporate WANs. In 2011, Talari was named aGartner Cool Vendor and its Mercury T750 won Best of Interop–Performance Optimization. For more information, please visit www.talari.com.