Management
  • David K. Flynn

    President, Chief Executive Officer

    • David Flynn has served as Chair of our Board since July 2013, as a member of our Board since July 2006, as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2007 and as President since November 2007. He previously served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2007 to July 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Flynn was with Juniper Networks until 2005. He joined Juniper in April 2004 through its acquisition of NetScreen Technologies, where he had served as Vice President of Marketing since June 1999. Mr. Flynn holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • Alan Cuellar Amrod

    SVP, Products and Marketing

    • Alan Cuellar Amrod leads both Products and Marketing. Mr. Amrod joined Aerohive in early 2016 as our Vice President, Global Systems Engineering, before expanding this role in January 2017 to lead product development and July of 2017 to lead marketing. Mr. Amrod brings over 25 years of experience and leadership to Aerohive in engineering, product management, product marketing, marketing, sales, and customer support. Prior to joining Aerohive, Mr. Amrod was the Global Field Operations Leader for Cisco’s Wireless Business and served as a member of the Product Strategy Teams for Wireless, Access Switching, and Network Management. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Amrod held a series of management positions at Xirrus, Ixia, Alcatel, Xylan, and General Electric. Mr. Amrod is a veteran of both the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy. Mr. Amrod holds a B.S in Computer and Electronic Technology from the State University of New York and is a named inventor and contributor to several patents, granted and pending.

  • Steve Debenham

    Vice President of Legal Services

    • Steve Debenham has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since December 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Debenham served as Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary at Silicor Materials Inc., a manufacturer of solar-grade silicon and aluminum products, from August 2010 to December 2012. From September 2009 to December 2012, he provided advisory services and legal counsel to several privately held companies. From September 2003 to September 2009, Mr. Debenham served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Asyst Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Previously, Mr. Debenham was a partner in a San Francisco Bay Area law firm, focusing on intellectual property litigation. Mr. Debenham holds an A.B. in History from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.

  • Valerie Junger

    Vice President, Human Resources

    • Valerie Junger joins us from Model N, a 600-employee $90M enterprise and Saas software company in the revenue management space. During the three years that Ms. Junger served as Model N VP of People, she helped to ready the company for IPO, created a global HR function and helped to launch leadership and management development programs. Prior to Model N, Ms. Junger was at Space Systems/Loral, a 3,000-employee $1.2B commercial communication satellite manufacturer, where she served as Vice President of Human Resources for a period of two years. Prior to that, she led the Human Resources and Facilities functions for 11 years at Risk Management Solutions (RMS), a software and professional services company providing catastrophic risk models and analytics to insurers, reinsurers, and financial services customers. During her tenure at RMS, the company grew from a non-profitable 150-employee organization to a profitable and professionally-managed global company of 2,000. Ms. Junger earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University and has practiced in the employment litigation area in a small firm in Palo Alto. She has a B.A. in Journalism from San Jose State University.

  • Eyal Kaldes

    Vice President, Client Services & Customer Success

    • Eyal Kaldes has served as our Vice President, Client Services & Customer Success since February 2014. Prior to joining Aerohive, Mr. Kaldes served as Vice President of Worldwide Technical Support at Proofpoint Inc., a leading next-generation security and compliance company, from April 2008 to January 2014. While at Proofpoint, Mr. Kaldes helped ready the company for an IPO, managed worldwide technical support, and built and launched premium enterprise support and training programs. From March 2007 to March 2008, he served as Director of Services for LogLogic (acquired by Tibco). From July 2003 to February 2007, Mr. Kaldes held various positions at Postini, Inc. (acquired by Google) where he built and managed all post-sales enterprise activities, including project management, technical account management, and customer activation. Mr. Kaldes holds a B.S. in E-Business from the University of Phoenix.

  • Changming Liu

    Founder and CTO

    • Changming Liu is one of our co founders and has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2007 and as a member of our Board since March 2006. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from March 2006 to February 2007. Prior to joining Aerohive, Mr. Liu was a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, which he joined following its acquisition of NetScreen Technologies in April 2004. Previously, Mr. Liu held other key positions with Nortel Networks and Vistar Telecommunications. Mr. Liu is the author of more than ten networking patents. Mr. Liu holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in Beijing and an M.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.

  • John Ritchie

    Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

    • John Ritchie is our CFO and COO responsible for finance and business operations. Mr. Ritchie joined us as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, in August 2015, and was appointed our Chief Operating Officer in February 2017. Over the last two decades, he has run the finance and compliance aspects of several multinational organizations with significant global footprints, most recently at Telerik prior to its acquisition by Progress Software. Mr. Ritchie held the CFO role at several successful publicly traded technology companies in the Silicon Valley, including Ubiquiti Networks - a communications technology company, Electronics For Imaging - a digital imaging and software solutions company, and Splash Technology - a digital imaging company. Mr. Ritchie holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

  • Remo Canessa

    • Remo Canessa has served as a member of our Board since September 2013 and serves as chair of our audit committee and a member of our compensation committee. Mr. Canessa currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Zscaler, Inc., a provider of cloud-based security for the internet. Mr. Canessa previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of Illumio, Inc., a developer of adaptive security for cloud computing environments from July 2016 through February 2017. Mr. Canessa previously was the Chief Financial Officer of Infoblox, Inc., an automated network control company, from October 2004 through January 2016, and continued as an executive advisor to the company through April 2016. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of NetScreen Technologies, from July 2001 until its acquisition by Juniper Networks in April 2004. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.

  • David K. Flynn

    President, Chief Executive Officer

    • David Flynn has served as Chair of our Board since July 2013, as a member of our Board since July 2006, as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2007 and as President since November 2007. He previously served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2007 to July 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Flynn was with Juniper Networks until 2005. He joined Juniper in April 2004 through its acquisition of NetScreen Technologies, where he had served as Vice President of Marketing since June 1999. Mr. Flynn holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

  • Curt Garner

    • Curt Garner has served as a member of our Board since June 2015 and serves on our audit committee. Mr. Garner currently serves as Chief Digital and Information Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Mr. Garner was previously with Starbucks, Inc., which he joined in January of 1998, holding various technology leadership positions prior to his appointment as Starbuck’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in March 2012. Mr. Garner served as Starbuck’s EVP and CIO until November 2015, overseeing global technology and engineering services for all Starbucks businesses and serving as a member of Starbucks senior leadership team. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Garner held various technology leadership positions with Wendy’s International, Inc. Mr. Garner holds a B.A. in Economics from The Ohio State University.

  • Changming Liu

    Founder and CTO

    • Changming Liu is one of our co founders and has served as our Chief Technology Officer since January 2007 and as a member of our Board since March 2006. He previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from March 2006 to February 2007. Prior to joining Aerohive, Mr. Liu was a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, which he joined following its acquisition of NetScreen Technologies in April 2004. Previously, Mr. Liu held other key positions with Nortel Networks and Vistar Telecommunications. Mr. Liu is the author of more than ten networking patents. Mr. Liu holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in Beijing and an M.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Queen's University, Ontario Canada.

  • Frank Marshall

    • Frank Marshall has served as a member of our Board since March 2011, and serves as chair of our nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Marshall is also our lead independent director. Mr. Marshall has been a General Partner of Big Basin Partners since October 2000 and also serves as a director and advisor for several privately held companies. He currently serves as a director of MobileIron, Inc., a developer and provider of security and management software and hardware solutions for mobile apps, content and devices, and previously served as a director at PMC-Sierra, Inc., a semiconductor company, and at Juniper Networks. Mr. Marshall holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

  • John Gordon Payne

    • Gordon Payne has served as a member of our Board since March 2014, and serves on our audit committee. Mr. Payne served as the Chief Operating Officer of DocuSign, Inc., an electronic signature and digital transactions management company, from January 2014 through May 2016. He previously was employed with Citrix Systems, Inc., a virtualization, cloud and mobile solutions company, from December 2005 to January 2014. He holds a B.A. in Commercial and Administrative Studies from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and an M.B.A. from IMD, Lausanne Switzerland.

  • Conway 'Todd' Rulon-Miller

    • Conway ‘Todd’ Rulon-Miller has served as a member of our Board since May 2009, and serves on our compensation committee. Mr. Rulon-Miller has been a partner of Apogee Venture Group, an early stage venture investment and consulting firm he founded, since January 1998, and also has served as a director and advisor for several privately held companies. He holds a B.A. in History from Princeton University.

  • Christopher J. Schaepe

    • Christopher J. Schaepe has served as a member of our Board since July 2006, and serves as chair of our compensation committee and as a member of our nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Schaepe is a founding partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners, an early-stage technology venture capital firm, and has served in that capacity since 2000. He currently serves as a director of Riverbed Technology, Inc., an application and network performance company, and previously served as a director of eHealth, Inc., an online health insurance services company, and of Fusion-io, Inc., a computer hardware and software systems company. Mr. Schaepe holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.