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    Management Team

    Leadership Bios

    Laurent Marchand

    Founder & CEO

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    Laurent Marchand

    Founder & CEO

    Laurent has been an engineering and technology leader across all aspects of ICT.  He is considered by most of his colleagues as a visionary with a keen sense of understanding where the market is going and identifying the opportunities that will be created.  He was the prime visionary behind Kaloom.  His experience includes:

    • Over 25 years experience in telecom network architecture, mobile infrastructure and data center technologies
    • Key competencies include Network Functions Virtualization, Software-Defined Networking, Mobile Evolved Packet Core and Datacenter infrastructure, IP, WDCMA/LTE, iOT, VDSL and DOCSIS
    • Most recently responsible for Ericsson’s Cloud Networking architecture and strategy
    • Leveraged silicon photonics & SDN to create low cost, high performance non-blocking Ethernet switch fabric
    • Leader in fixed-mobile convergence, mobile packet core network and distributed cloud infrastructure
    • Drive the architecture and design of the first virtualized Evolved Packet Gateway for LTE and Wi-Fi accesses
    • Lead the design and implementation of the M20 GGSN
    • Prolific inventor with over 15 patents
    Suresh Krishnan

    Suresh Krishnan

    CTO

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    Suresh Krishnan

    CTO

    Suresh is a leader in the IP community and is an expert in all areas of IP technology.  His leadership and experience will contribute heavily to the unique IP capabilities that the Kaloom solution will support while ensuring full compatibility with related data center IP infrastructure.  Suresh’s experience includes: 

    • Recognized leading expert in IETF having lead and/or contributed to over 45 IETF RFCs while working at Ericsson and previously Cisco
    • Key competencies include Routing and Switching, IPv4/IPv6, Mobile IP, GTP, Datacenter infrastructure, Linux, C/C++ and Evolved Packet Core Networks
    • Defined, established, and contributed to the successful implementation of Ericsson IPv6 product strategy
    • Lead architect and lead designer of Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet System
    • Responsible for the Ericsson first implementation of Open vSwitch with Intel DPDK
    • Lead designer for the first Ericsson IP Network Configuration Management platform
    • Over 25 patents
    Paul-Henri Rouleau

    Paul-Henri Rouleau

    CFO

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    Paul-Henri Rouleau

    CFO

    Paul-Henri is a seasoned CFO and Executive in technology companies, skilled in entrepreneurship, venture capital, banking, management, corporate development, and mergers & acquisitions.  After a few years at RBC Group head quarters, Paul-Henri moved to National Bank of Canada to start up, at age 33, a specialized division investing in technology venture capital funds and financing high-tech companies with tailored financial tools to support growth in emerging markets. Strong with the success of continuous return on capital exceeding 30% of the $300 M portfolio he contributed to build, he moved up with Desjardins’ venture capital fund to manage new investments in software companies. Paul-Henri was drawn out of the investment sector by a few successful fast growing technology companies looking for his mentoring and talent as CFO. Over the last 15 years as CFO, he structured companies for major operative growth, and worked out successful downsizing as well,  leaded a few acquisitions and exits, established operative subsidiary in South East Asia and developed business in Middle East and Europe. He is recognized for managing growth and positioning companies for success.

    David Kramer

    David Kramer

    SVP Corporate Development

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    David Kramer

    SVP Corporate Development

    David brings an extensive amount of leadership experience and business knowledge to the team.  Originally a lawyer, David’s executive experience and negotiating skills will be invaluable as the company executes its business plan.  The majority of David’s career has been in the technology sector.  Specific highlights include:

    • Over 25 years of business, operational, legal, finance and technical experience.
    • M&A, corporate and securities attorney at Morgan Lewis, LLP representing tier one clients such as Bell Atlantic, General Electric, British Aerospace and The Carlyle Group.
    • SVP and Deputy General Counsel of PSINet Inc. (NASDAQ: PSIX). Managed key aspects of M&A, corporate development, joint venture, partnership and capital markets activities for a Tier 1 internet service provider both domestically and internationally.  Interfaced with key network suppliers, telco’s, customers and channel partners as well as C-Level executives and internal business leads in the connectivity/ISP and data center BU’s.
    • Co-Founder and former COO/CEO of enterprise software company in the mobile video space selling products to government customers as well as Fortune 500 customers in the energy, transportation, aerospace and transportation verticals.
    • Co-inventor on a number of USPTO patents in the mobile software/LBS sector.
    • SVP of Corporate Development for a public Australian based satellite service provider selling network and bandwidth/connectivity to government and commercial customers worldwide.

    Thomas Eklund

    VP Marketing & Strategy

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    Thomas Eklund

    VP Marketing & Strategy

    Tom has a successful track record as an entrepreneur and as an executive, focusing on data driven businesses and networking. He has extensive experience operating global businesses, leading diverse cross functional teams and recruiting extraordinary talent to build and sell unique products. Tom is responsible to drive the product vision, strategy and marketing at Kaloom. He is a thought leader in AI, automation, analytics and fully closed loop systems. Previously, he founded Xelerated (acquired by Marvell), a pioneer in programmable networking infrastructures. He also held executive roles at Jolata (big data analytics), Cipherlex (AI driven privacy and security) and Ericsson (SDN, hybrid cloud and data services).

    Holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.

    Michael Rymkiewicz

    VP Worldwide Sales

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    Michael Rymkiewicz

    VP Worldwide Sales

    Michael brings extensive background in Technology Sales and Leadership experience to Kaloom. He has experience in operating Global Businesses, leading teams across various geographies and responsibility over global expansion. Over his career, Michael has built and grown sales teams for early stage companies to large technology companies. Michael will be responsible for the Sales execution of both Direct and Channel Business for Kaloom. Previously, his experience includes background in Analytics, Hybrid and Public Cloud, AI, IoT and Enterprise Software with Amazon AWS, Google, VMware and Oracle.

    Holds a Degree in Computer Science from University of Calgary.

    Per Andersson

    Per Andersson

    Chief Architect

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    Per Andersson

    Chief Architect

    Per has spent his entire career in multiple engineering roles.  His experience and knowledge of building large-scale systems and Data Center infrastructure will contribute significantly to the Kaloom solution.  Per also has most recently been very focused on cloud solutions and is considered an expert in highly scalable load balancing.  Per’s specific experience includes: 

    • Over 20 years of experience in the telecom and software industry
    • Key competencies include Scalable systems, Load Balancing, Datacenter infrastructure, Virtualization technologies, Linux, C/C++, Agile development and DevOps
    • Extensive experience and knowledge in architecture and design of distributed & scalable high performance systems
    • One of the main contributors to the Ericsson cloud program with a focus on scalability and load balancing
    • Lead designer for Ericsson’s hyper-scale datacenters and cloud architecture
    • Lead architect of Ericsson cloud load balancer
    • Lead Architect and lead designer of Ericsson eVIP, a load balancer and distributed IP stack
    • Lead Architect and designer of Ericsson Carrier-grade Linux Telecom Server Platform

    Benoit Tremblay

    Head of R&D

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    Benoit Tremblay

    Head of R&D

    Benoit cumulates more than 25 years of experience in software research and development in various domains.

    Among those years, 18 were spent at Ericsson, with a large share of them in research. 
    His work focused on establishing experimental systems for the IP edge, access and broadband networks. 
    He has held a technical leader role in research projects covering Carrier Ethernet, Distributed Control Plane, Packet Systems Architecture, Cloud, and Distributed Data Storage. 
    His interests also cover agile software development, continuous delivery and DevOps.

    Benoit has contributed to more than fifteen patents.