Meet the freedom fighters.
Eric Stang joins Ooma from Reliant Technologies, a medical technology company, where he served as President and CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Reliant Technologies, Stang acted as Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Lexar, now a subsidiary of Micron. During his seven years at Lexar, Stang played a leadership role in taking the company public, effectively enacted a turnaround strategy, led its growth and entry into new markets, oversaw the development of a consumer brand, and established Lexar products in more than 70,000 storefronts worldwide with revenues in excess of $850 million. Under his leadership, Lexar also became one of the 50 largest public technology companies in Silicon Valley, before its acquisition by Micron.
Ravi Narula is the Chief Financial Officer at Ooma. Mr. Narula brings over 20 years of executive experience, including previously serving as the CFO of publicly-traded BigBand Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), the leading provider of video networking solutions, and more recently as the Interim CFO and Chief Accounting Officer of Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO).
During his tenure at both Gigamon and BigBand, Mr. Narula was instrumental in building and overseeing strong financial infrastructures and systems, driving growth and operational efficiencies and establishing strong relationships with the investment community. Over the past 8 years, he took Gigamon and BigBand through their IPO’s in June 2013 and March 2007, respectively. Prior to Gigamon, Mr. Narula worked in a number of finance leadership roles at BigBand, through its acquisition by ARRIS (Nasdaq: ARRS), and a number of other roles at Borland Software and Deloitte & Touché.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Garhwal, India and is a Chartered Accountant in Canada and received his CPA license from the State of California.
Jamie Buckley has more than 20 years experience in the technology and financial services sectors and has held senior executive positions at Apple Inc., Bank of America, and Providian. At Apple, Buckley led the telesales division for the Online Store where he increased revenue from $236M to $487M over a two-year period. He was instrumental in developing an ancillary sales channel that produced triple-digit growth in the iPod and AppleCare product lines. Mr. Buckley was previously the Senior Vice President of Sales & Service at Providian and helped fuel the aggressive portfolio growth increasing assets under management from $700 million to $26 billion. He also led the customer contact areas and managed 2,200 people at 8 locations, across 5 states. Previous experience includes customer-facing leadership roles at Citibank and Bank of America, where he managed Customer Service for the credit card division. Buckley has written and published two books on customer service and sales, “Customer Magic,” and “Customer Magic Two”.
Toby is the vice president of engineering and operations of Ooma and oversees all of Ooma’s technical development, manufacturing and engineering.
Toby has spent over 20 years creating high-tech products, from personal computers (at Apple for 10 years) and video game consoles (3DO), to satellite networking systems (founder and CEO of BroadLogic) and home broadband media centers (Moxi Digital and Digeo).
Toby holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Jim Gustke is a marketing and Internet veteran with a wealth of experience at the intersection of consumer and technology marketing. As Vice President of Marketing for Intuit, he helped lead the reinvention of Quicken and launch the first SaaS version of the popular personal finance software. Prior to Intuit, Mr. Gustke was responsible for business unit management, global branding and product marketing at Lexar Media, helping grow the flash memory company to over $850 million before its acquisition by Micron Technology. He also served as the founding Vice President of Marketing for Ofoto, an online photography service, acquired by Eastman Kodak in 2001. A pioneer in Internet marketing, he joined America Online in 1996 as the marketing leader for GNN, the company’s first Internet Service Provider, and in 1995 as a marketing manager at Polaroid Corporation he led the team that launched the company’s first corporate web site.
Spencer is an experienced corporate attorney that has advised emerging growth companies as well as venture capital funds, tech accelerators and other institutions on intellectual property matters, private venture financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Ooma, Spencer practiced law as a corporate and intellectual property attorney at Orrick, a leading global law firm, where he advised Stanford Student Enterprises on the formation of SSE Labs, which later became StartX, one of the best known and most successful student-run tech accelerator and mentoring programs in the country. Spencer has been a member of the StartX advisory board since its inception. Prior to Orrick, Spencer was an entrepreneur in the music industry, and an exploration geophysicist at Unocal Corporation.
Spencer holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, an MS in geophysics from Stanford University, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dennis is the vice president of product management and technical advisory board member of Ooma and is responsible for creating an intuitive, compelling user experience.
Prior to joining Ooma, Dennis worked at Cisco Systems for 11 years where he began his career as a customer support engineer. He later joined the Escalation Team where he focused on fixing the most technically challenging problems, as well as supporting the design, rollout and operations of the largest remote access and broadband aggregation networks worldwide. He was honored with the title of Distinguished Support Engineer because of his expertise in networking protocols, isolating and fixing highly complex issues, and leadership among his peers.
Dennis holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Tim Sullivan brings extensive experience in retail sales, channel development and marketing and has held senior executive positions at Seagate, Lexar Media and TDK. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Seagate’s Branded Group, Mr. Sullivan was responsible for consumer focused data-backup solutions in multiple channels. As EVP Worldwide Sales for Lexar Media he was responsible for guiding the company’s sales growth to over $850 million from retail, e-tail, and OEM sales channels worldwide. Mr. Sullivan also served as Vice President of Sales at Onechannel.net, an Internet start-up focused on e-commerce metrics. Prior to Onechannel.net, Mr. Sullivan was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at TDK Electronics Corp responsible for an over $400 million business which included the launch of such categories as the Recordable CD and DVD.