James F. Brear
Chief Executive Officer
James F. Brear, a veteran in Silicon Valley has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Procera Networks (PKT: NASDAQ) since February 2008. Mr. Brear has grown annual revenues in excess of 1100% in less than six years. He completed a public offering of $95M in 2012 and oversaw a successful acquisition in 2013. Under Mr. Brear's leadership, Procera was added to the S&P 600 and the Russell 2000—two of the world's most widely followed stock market indices. Mr. Brear has built Procera into a global leader in its industry as a five consecutive year winner of Deloitte's Fast 500 award and Light Readings Public Company of year finalist in 2012. Mr. Brear was also selected as a Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year regional semi-finalist in 2013. Prior to Procera, Mr. Brear was at Tasman Networks (acquired by Nortel) and Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell). In addition, he spent five years with Cisco Systems with responsibility for delivering more than $800M in annual revenue. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Haväng is the CTO of Procera Networks and is responsible for the company's strategic technology direction. Haväng is widely known and a respected authority in the open source community, and is the lead architect for Procera's industry-recognized, deep packet inspection-based network traffic and service management solution, PacketLogic™. Earlier in his career, Haväng was one of the chief architects for the open source streaming server software Icecast, along with the secure file transfer protocol GSTP. He spent the early part of his career at IDA systems, an IT solution provider for the Swedish government, along with a stint in the Swedish military. Haväng studied computer science at the Linköping University in Sweden.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Constanti, Vice President and CFO, brings over 23 years of public company financial experience and a track record of delivering results to Procera Networks. Most recently, Mr. Constanti was the vice president and CFO of Netopia, Inc., a telecommunications equipment and software company, from April 2005 until its acquisition in February 2007 by Motorola, Inc., where he has held a senior finance position for the past two years. From May 2001 to April 2005, Mr. Constanti was the vice president and corporate controller of Quantum Corporation, for which he earlier served in different accounting and finance positions since January 1997. Before that, Mr. Constanti held various finance positions at BankAmerica Corporation for 8 years, including vice president positions in accounting policy and corporate general accounting. Mr. Constanti was an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers for several years and is a certified public accountant. He earned a B.S in Accounting from Binghamton University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Lindén is Chief Strategy Officer at Procera Networks, responsible for Procera's long-term strategy and technology partnerships. He has a background in sales, business development and global marketing with extensive experience in managing networking products throughout their life cycle. Prior to joining Procera Networks, Lindén was the CEO of the venture-funded company TheSchoolbook.com, and headed-up sales and marketing at a content management software company. Early in his career, he was project manager at the Swedish Trade Council in Chicago.
Mr. Alm is Chief Scientists at Procera Networks. He oversees the research team at Procera to create new industry-leading technologies. With more than 12 years of industry experience, Mr. Alm is one of the original founders of Netintact AB, and the original and ongoing chief architect of Procera's PacketLogic software. Procera acquired Netintact AB in 2006. Prior to Procera, Alm was the principle author of XMMS (known as X11AMP in the early days), which was the Linux Journal Award winning media player for Unix, six years in a row. He also worked as a software developer for Volvo IT.
Research and Development
Derek Lownsbrough is responsible for all research and development at Procera. Derek has been developing pioneering network technology for more than 15 years. Prior to co-founding Vineyard Networks (acquired by Procera), Lownsbrough was Vice President of Engineering at Itiva, a leading developer of high definition content distribution systems. Lownsbrough previously spent more than five years at Packeteer, Inc. leading the engineering teams responsible for classification and security. Prior to this he was the lead technologist at Workfire Technologies, a British Columbia-based company focused on Internet acceleration technologies, which was acquired by Packeteer in 2000. Derek holds a BA in English and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Victoria and holds three patents in network optimization.
Senior Vice President
Global Sales and Services
Mr. Gracie brings more than 20 years of senior-level sales and management experience in the IT industry to Procera. Mr. Gracie joined Procera as VP of Sales for EMEA. From start-ups to large, established companies, he has effectively built sales teams, recruited and nurtured channel partners, and significantly grown revenue throughout EMEA. Mr. Gracie previously served as Vice President of EMEA sales for Bivio Networks supplying Open Source Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) appliances to leading EMEA information security solutions vendors. He was also Vice President of EMEA at Silver Peak Systems and Redline Networks. Gracie's career in IT began with Case Communications; he then joined Bay Networks, a leading routing and switching vendor, which was acquired by Nortel. Following this, he went on to become top European sales performer at ArrowPoint Communications, acquired by Cisco Systems. Mr. Gracie joins Procera Networks from Fortinet Inc.
Mr. Cullen is the Vice President of Global Marketing at Procera Networks. Mr. Cullen is responsible for Procera's overall global marketing and product management, and is an active evangelist for Procera's solution and general market trends as well as an active blogger for Procera. He joined Procera as VP of Product Management to execute on product strategy and to expand the company's product offering. Prior to Procera, Mr. Cullen held senior Product Management and Marketing roles at Allot and Quarry Technologies/Reef Point Systems, where he was VP of Product Management and Marketing, and held various roles in business development, marketing, and sales at 3Com. Mr. Cullen was a captain in the US Air Force where we worked at the National Security Agency and the Air Force Information Warfare Center, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama.
Mr. Marken is an industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience leading world-class customer service organizations. Throughout his career, he has created and built out worldwide customer service organizations and back-end internal processes to fit the needs of any customer. Most recently, he was the vice president of customer engineering for Nevis Networks, a leading provider of secure switching and identity-based network security appliances, where he managed the worldwide customer service organization, all worldwide Sales Engineers, IT infrastructure and personnel, channel partner relationships and business opportunities. Previously, Marken held senior management positions at Riverstone Networks and CoSine Communications. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.
Global Support and Quality
Mr. Schuh, Vice President of Global Support and Quality, bring over 20 years of telecom and networking operations and customer service experience from both telecom carriers and networking product providers. Most recently he was the Vice President of Worldwide Support and Services at Meru Networks, a leading provider of Wireless LAN infrastructure systems, where he managed global technical support, professional services, educational services, and service maintenance. Previously, Schuh was Vice President of Worldwide Customer Service for Trapeze Networks, and also held management roles at Spectralink, Global Crossing and Frontier Communications. Early in his career, Schuh was also a member of the U.S Army, including a 3 year tour in South Korea.