• 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


    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


    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

    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 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.

  • Sanjay Kapoor

    Vice President of Global Marketing

    Sanjay has over 20 years of global marketing experience at some of the world’s most successful technology companies. At A10 Networks, he is responsible for establishing A10 Networks as a leading global brand in application networking and security markets, catalyzing new demand and increasing market share and revenue. Sanjay joined A10 from Nominum, where he was CMO and SVP Strategy—successfully repositioning Nominum from a network infrastructure software firm to a market leader in digital marketing and subscriber behavior analytics. Previously, Sanjay was chief strategy officer for the software division at Juniper Networks, where he led the business transformation of Juniper’s portfolio to SDN/NFV. Earlier appointments include 15+ years of marketing, general management and product leadership roles at Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems. Sanjay earned his MS Computer Science degree from San Diego State University and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program.

  • 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 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.

Business Development

  • Gunter Reiss

    Vice President of Strategic Alliances

    Gunter has more than 20 years of success in international business development and global sales with technology expertise in the mobile, IP networking, SDN, cloud and IT industries. He has galvanized and established a myriad of multi-million dollar business alliances and senior level executive relationships with Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining A10, Gunter served as vice president of business development and strategy for product area IP & Broadband at Ericsson Inc. in the Silicon Valley. Previously he held senior roles in business, partnership, alliances and strategy development at Ericsson in Austria, Sweden and Texas. He also spent three years in England in senior leadership roles with Damovo and IPC. Gunter served on the board of privately held Skorpios Technologies and was a member of the Sun Microsystems customer advisory board. He received his electrical engineering degree from the Higher Technical School in Vienna, Austria. He is an alumnus of the UCLA Executive M&A program and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Venture Capitalist Executive Program.

  • Kirsten Lee

    Vice President of Global Channels

    Kirsten has more than 20 years of experience in channel management for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 10. Most recently Kirsten comes from HP where she was Vice President of Worldwide Channel Marketing for the Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking (ESSN) organization. Prior to joining HP, Kirsten served as Vice President of Worldwide Channel and Field Marketing at Blue Coat, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales at Packeteer, and has held various prior positions in Sales and Marketing at Net Manage, Caldera Systems and The Santa Cruz Operation.

  • Asoka De Saram

    Vice President of Systems Engineering

    Asoka has 20 years of experience in the networking industry, including a broad range of networking experience in data center, virtualization, security and application delivery. He has held various positions at A10 Networks: starting as a Senior Corporate Systems Engineer, then leading the North American Systems Engineering team as the Senior Director of Systems Engineering. Prior to A10, Asoka was Principal Systems Engineer at Brocade (supporting service provider customers), Senior Systems Engineer at Foundry Networks (supporting commercial and enterprise customers in Northern California) and Worldwide Consulting IT Architect at IBM. Asoka holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Samer Alami

    Sr. Director of Global Services

    Samer came to A10 as an experienced leader in professional services and customer success, with a background of consistently creating and delivering on services in highly competitive markets. Samer is currently A10’s global services leader; responsible for sales and delivery of professional services and customer training worldwide. Before joining A10, Samer helped various enterprise companies (such as Guidance Software, Microstrategy, Crystal Decisions, and various startups) build and grow their practices. Samer also worked with high-profile consulting companies Sapient and Accenture. He received a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.

Regional Sales Management

  • Peter Stokes

    Vice President of Sales, North America

    Peter has a 25+ year track record of building successful sales teams for emerging and established technology companies including Reconnex, IBM, Tandem Computer, Bay Networks and Netopia. Peter holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

  • James Cai

    Vice President of Sales and General Manager for China

    James Cai is a highly qualified business manager with over 15 years of experience in general management, product and program management, high-touch channel sales and business development in China. Most recently, James was General Manager for Motorola's Wireless Networks Business Unit in China. Prior to Motorola, he was Vice President of Sales and Channel Management for Alcatel-Lucent in addition to holding various executive positions at UTStarcom and ZTE. James is a graduate of The Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

  • Howard Lee

    Regional Vice President and Korea Country Manager

    Howard Lee joined A10 Networks in 2013 as a Regional Vice President and Korea Country Manager. Lee's 25+ year career spans senior roles in Telecoms and Networking companies, including ALU (Head of Korea IPD BD), Stoke and Force10 Networks (RVP and Korea CM), Riverstone Networks (GM/VP of APJ), Cisco (Channel Manager) and Samsung (Sales Director). Howard holds a B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Kyungpook National University (KPNU) in Korea.

  • Toru Kawaguchi

    Vice President of Sales, President and Country Manager of Japan KK

    Toru has a deep understanding of security and networking solutions. His previous experience as Blue Coat’s President and Managing Director of Japan and leadership positions at IBM and Unisys honed his knowledge of the Japanese market and established his reputation as a highly regarded leader in the region.

  • Henk Jan Spanjaard

    Vice President of EMEA Sales

    Henk is a seasoned industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience working in computer storage, security and data management. He formerly served in senior leadership roles at companies including NetApp, Imperva and InfoBlox.

  • Alain Karioty

    Vice President of Latin American Sales

    Alain has a successful track record of over 15 years in the networking, security and telecom industries. He has held different senior management and sales positions responsibilities in a variety of companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 giants, including British Telecom and Corero Network Security. Since 2013, Alain has been responsible for the development of sales partnerships and the gain of key customers in Latin America for A10 Networks. Alain’s current mission is to further expand the sales network and A10 footprint in Latin America. Alain holds a B.S in Sales Engineering from Euridis Business School in Paris, France.

  • Song Tang Yih

    Vice President of Asia Pacific Sales

    Song brings over 20 years of infocommunications sales and leadership knowledge to A10 Networks. Starting his career at companies including IBM and Lotus Development, he went on to serve as VP of Asia Pacific for Palo Alto Networks as well as F5 Networks, where he was a key player in growing both companies’ global sales, shareholder value and industry recognition. Most recently, Song held key management roles at Metech International Limited and Advance SCT Limited. Song graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science degree.