Talari Networks has announced the appointment of Emerick Woods as president and CEO. He succeeds Andy Gottlieb, co-founder of Talari, who remains active with the company as a member of the Board of Directors.
Woods has led and founded a number of early- to mid-stage high technology companies as well as completed two IPOs.
Most recently, Woods served as CEO of Global IP Solutions, a publicly listed company that provides media processing software for voice over IP (VoIP) and video conferencing solutions acquired by Google.
Previously, Woods served as CEO of Vicinity Corp. where he completed an IPO raising $125 million. Subsequently acquired by Microsoft, Vicinity provided a location-based services platform to many of the world’s leading brands.
He has also been CEO at several other venture-backed companies focused on the mobile carrier, location-based services, and network infrastructure markets. Woods has held a variety of management and executive positions at Quarterdeck, Symantec, Central Point and Microcom.
Talari Networks’ WAN Virtualization solutions transform broadband and other affordable Internet links to deliver reliability and performance predictability at consumer prices.
Talari delivers a network with 30 to 100 times the bandwidth per dollar, ongoing WAN costs reduced by 40% to 90%, and greater reliability than existing corporate WANs.