Eric B. Stang has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since January 2009 and as Chairman of our board of directors since December 2014. He is currently also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rambus Inc., a publicly traded technology licensing company, and a member of the Board of Directors of Avalanche Technology, Inc., a privately held developer of new memory technologies. Mr. Stang was previously a director of InvenSense, Inc., a publicly traded MEMS semiconductor company, from 2014 to 2017, and Solta Medical, Inc., a publicly traded medical aesthetics company, from 2008 to 2014. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Stang was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Reliant Technologies, a privately held developer of medical technologies for aesthetic applications. From 2001 to 2006, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Lexar Media, Inc., a solid-state memory products company and currently a subsidiary of Micron Technology. Mr. Stang also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lexar Media from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Stang holds an A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.
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”.
Chris Burgy is responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnerships and driving Ooma’s strategy for enterprise unified communications as a service (UCaaS). He brings diverse experience ranging from information technology, sales, channel business models, corporate development and strategy. Prior to joining Ooma, Chris was Vice President of Corporate Strategy at ShoreTel and was a leading contributor to the successful transformation of ShoreTel into a cloud company.
He holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degrees from California State University, Bakersfield.
Ron Davis is the Vice President of Direct Sales at Ooma. He has 20 years of experience leading and scaling teams in telecom, software and technology fields for growth that positively impacts top line revenue year after year. Previously he was VP of Sales at Securus Technologies, Integra and Eschelon Telecom. Ron was instrumental in the evolution of Securus from a simple telecom company to a dynamic software and technology organization. Ron’s team was responsible for all the growth West of the Mississippi. During his tenure at both Eschelon Telecom and Integra Telecom, Ron was instrumental in building and overseeing rapid new sales growth throughout the Western US driving outside, inside, and channel teams to double digit growth each year. In his spare time Ron enjoys snowboarding, running, and spending time with his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Linfield College.
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.
Ben Nader leads the team responsible for developing video technology for Ooma’s home monitoring and security platform. Previously Ben was the founder of Butterfleye, Inc., which introduced a smart video camera for home monitoring built on a platform of innovative imaging, video, and audio technology and powered by machine learning with advanced cloud-based intelligence. Ooma acquired Butterfleye in December of 2017.
Prior to Butterfleye, Ben held various engineering and product management roles at Texas Instruments, Maxim Integrated Products, Intel and InFocus. He has been recognized as a “Change Agent” by USA Today, and has written and published technical articles on audio and video engineering throughout his career. Ben graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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.
Dayton Turner leads the engineering and product team responsible for Ooma’s enterprise business communications solution. Previously, he was the founder of Voxter, a company providing end-to-end solutions for business communications primarily as white-label hosted PBX, which was acquired by Ooma in early 2018.
Dayton has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technologist. He was co-founder of Prolexic Technologies, a security company focused on mitigating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, before it was acquired by Akamai in 2014. He has worked with a diverse range of companies, often as an early stage employee, ranging from wireless ISPs, managed services providers, data center operators, and gaming software companies.
Bridget Winston leads the direct and channel sales team for Ooma’s enterprise communications solution and brings extensive business management experience in software as a service, network security, and unified communications. Previously, she led enterprise sales, channel marketing, and customer success teams at Mitel, ShoreTel, RSA, and Nokia, specializing in optimizing the customer journey, delivering exponential growth and client retention. Bridget has been named to the CRN “Women in the Channel” list multiple times and has been awarded CRN’s “Channel Up & Comer” distinction.
Bridget graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and Spanish.