We are building the next generation distributed mobile services network.
Luminate Wireless is an emerging leader for next generation mobile networks. Luminate Wireless enables highly flexible mobile networks with web-scale computing and cloud-enabled networking to simplify mobile network access and services delivery for enterprise customers. Our patented approach to software defined networks increases mobile network capacity, and creates new services revenue opportunities for service providers and business partners.
We have assembled a talented team of proven experts in the areas of mobile network access, distributed systems, data center networking, licensed and unlicensed wireless and software. Our team comes from thought leading companies like Apple, Aruba, Atheros, BelAir, Cisco, Flarion, Google, HP, Juniper, Qualcomm, Ruckus, SpiderCloud Wireless, Starent and Yahoo.
CEO and Co-Founder
Before co-founding Luminate Wireless with Kevin, Murari led strategic wireless initiatives with Google’s Access Services team. Prior to Google, Murari was the Vice-President of Wireless Systems Engineering at SpiderCloud Wireless responsible for launching the industry-leading scalable 3G small cell system for large enterprise deployments. Previously, Murari was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Charles River Ventures (CRV). Before CRV, Murari was the Principal Engineer / Manager at Flarion Technologies where Murari was one of the core architects of FLASH-OFDM®, the world's first commercial and mobile OFDMA technology. Flarion Technologies was acquired by Qualcomm in 2005. Murari has over 15 years of experience in the wireless industry and has 20 patents granted. Murari earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard University.
VP of Engineering and Co-Founder
Before co-founding Luminate Wireless with Murari, Kevin was most recently with Google's Technical Infrastructure team where Kevin led several core networking and analysis projects, including the core networking and inter-machine/process frameworks, web/external communication frameworks, and core IDL libraries. Prior to Google, Kevin was the Software and Algorithms Lead at Quantenna Communications. Kevin worked previously at Atheros Communications as Senior Software Manager where, among other accomplishments, Kevin led the engineering effort and customer engagement with Apple Computer resulting in winning nearly every Intel based Apple SKU. Kevin has over 15 years of experience in large-scale computing systems and software, embedded software, networking and protocols, wireless communication theory, RF CMOS IC design, and signal processing theory. Kevin earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
VP of Product Management
David is responsible for all aspects of product definition and product management at Luminate Wireless. Before joining Luminate Wireless, David was Vice President of Product Management at Aruba Networks responsible for cloud Wi-Fi products, including Aruba Instant, Aruba Central, as well as all Access Points. At Aruba David successfully launched a number of industry-defining enterprise controller platforms including the M3, 3000 Series and 7200 Series. Prior to Aruba Networks, David held positions at Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Philips Semiconductors/Philips Electronics and Telstra. David has 19 years of experience in enterprise and service provider networking. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering from RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.
VP of Sales and Operations
Chuck Wieland is the VP of Sales and Operations at Luminate Wireless and is responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution. Prior to Luminate, Chuck was Vice President of Sales and General Manager of Americas Operations at Vasona Networks. Previously, he was Vice President of Sales and General Manager of North America at Intucell. As Operations Director at Cisco, Chuck was responsible for end-to-end network infrastructure, mobility, and applications sales to AT&T. He had joined Cisco via its acquisition of Starent Networks where he was responsible for Verizon and CALA sales. Chuck began his career at GTE/Verizon, where he was a senior manager of network planning. Chuck has 15 years of experience in sales leadership to the wireless industry and services providers. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oklahoma.
Before joining Luminate Wireless, Ronny was SVP/CMO at SpiderCloud Wireless, the industry leader for 3G+4G scalable small cell systems. Prior to SpiderCloud, Ronny was SVP/CMO at BelAir Networks which was acquired by Ericsson. Before BelAir Networks, Ronny was VP of Global Marketing at Bytemobile, Inc., a company later acquired by Citrix. Previous roles include VP of strategy and marketing for mobile broadband with Qualcomm and VP of marketing at Flarion Technologies, a company acquired by Qualcomm. Before Flarion, Ronny was the VP of Marketing with Nortel Networks IP Services BU, a unit created after the acquisition of Shasta Networks. Before Shasta, Ronny was Director of North American Field Marketing at Bay Networks, a company acquired by Nortel Networks. Ronny began his career working a decade in B2B advertising in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Ronny has 25 years of experience with wireless and IP networking. Ronny holds a BA from the University of San Francisco.
VP of Sales and Managing Director for EMEA and Asia-Pacific/Japan
Dennis has over 40 years of experience in computing, IP and telecom spanning a variety of executive positions in business development and sales. Before joining Luminate Wireless, Dennis led business development at Compass-EOS and was also the Chairman of Netnod AB. Prior to Netnod, Dennis worked 22 years at Cisco and led worldwide market development and technical marketing engineering with the Service Provider Group. Dennis also held sales and management positions with Nokia and ABB.
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