Lee Chen, Founder & CEO

Lee Chen

Founder & CEO

Lee served most recently as co-founder and vice president of engineering at Foundry Networks. Lee was also a founding member of Centillion Networks (acquired by Nortel). He has held management and senior technical positions at Apple Computer, Convergent Technologies and InSync Group. He holds an M.S.E.E. from San Jose State University and a B.S. in Electrophysics from National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan.
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Raj Jalan, CTO

Raj Jalan


Raj has over 25 years of experience in the Networking Industry. Prior to A10 Raj was the lead architect for Foundry Networks' ServerIron and L2/L3 switching product families. Before Foundry he worked on a wide range of Networking technologies from Ethernet, Token-Ring, ATM and Digital Switching Systems. Raj holds a number of patents related to L2/L3 as well as L4/L7 switching. He has a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

Greg Straughn, CFO

Greg Straughn


Greg has over 30 years experience in the financial management of technology companies, serving as CFO for multiple organizations. At A10 Networks, Greg is responsible for Finance, Accounting and Human Resource Management. Prior to A10, Greg served for 12 years as CFO for Kabira Technologies, a provider of high-performance software products to the telecommunications and financial services market. Previously, he also served as CFO for AT&T/Pacific Bell Internet Services, Principal and General Manager for Meridian Business Systems and CFO for PacTel Finance. Greg holds a B.S. in Finance from UC Berkeley and is the author of several books on financial and general management of small businesses.
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Rob Cochran, VP, Legal and Corporate Colloboration

Rob Cochran

Vice President, Legal and Corporate Collaboration

Rob has 30 years of experience serving as corporate and general legal counsel for emerging technology companies. Immediately prior to A10, for 19 years Rob was principal of a boutique law firm based in Woodside, California, where he specialized in the representation of growth corporations, and the investors funding such ventures. During this period, Rob served on the Board of Directors of numerous private corporations, and Techwell, Inc., a fabless public semiconductor company. Earlier in his career, Rob was an International Mergers and Acquisition advisor, and Vice President and General Counsel of Mosel-Vitelic, Inc. Rob started his career as a corporate securities lawyer with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P. C. Rob has an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Ray Smets, Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Ray Smets

Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Ray has over 25 years of success leading high-growth teams in the IT, telecom, networking and security markets. Most recently, Ray was Senior Vice President of Field Operations, Sales and International Development for Metaswitch Networks, Inc. Prior to Metaswitch, he was Vice President and General Manager at Cisco Systems, leading its global Wireless/Mobility business unit. Ray also held executive positions at Packeteer Inc., Netopia Inc. and McAfee Security. He also served 15 years at BellSouth Corporation (acquired by AT&T) where he became VP of Network Transformation and Corporate Officer. He holds an M.B.A degree from Nova-Southeastern University, a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, and is an alumnus of the Stanford University Executive Program.

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Anurag Narula, Vice President of Engineering (Software)

Anurag Narula

Vice President of Engineering (Software)

Anurag has over 25 years of management and engineering experience focused in the areas of networking, security software, and client server application software development. Prior to A10, Anurag was Senior Director of Engineering for Cisco's Services and Routing Technology Group, responsible for driving the direction and strategy for integrated WAN optimization services and security solutions. Prior to Cisco, Anurag was the VP of Engineering for Mirapoint and over his career held numerous engineering and management positions at Silicon Graphics, Hewlett Packard and Intel. Anurag holds a M.S. in Computer Science from University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Tech & Science.

Eric Kwok, Sr. Director Global Support

Eric Kwok

Sr. Director of Worldwide Support

Eric has 20 years of experience in the networking and telecom industry. He has held senior management and technical support engineering positions in a variety of technology companies such as Brocade (through the Foundry Networks acquisition), AT&T, Verizon and IBM. He is also a partner with XF Ventures, a team of former Foundry Networks Executives who provide access to seed capital along with technical help, operational expertise and strategic mentorship to promising business teams and start-ups. Eric holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.