Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Vice President, Technical Sales
Marketing and Partnership
Sunil leads the vision and direction at Nuage Networks. Sunil brings over fifteen years of experience in the communications and networking industry, including his former role as VP of business development for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), as well as VP of global product management for Alcatel Lucent’s IP Division.
Sunil gained expertise in the networking startup space in his time at TiMetra Networks, where he led product management and standardization. And before that, he held a variety of product management and consulting engineering management roles with Bay and Nortel Networks in New York and Santa Clara.
Sunil has co-authored and contributed to multiple IETF drafts. He is also a regular speaker at industry events and conferences. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in CIS.
Having joined Nuage Networks in 2011, Suresh brings more than fifteen years of experience in networking software development, team building, leading cross-functional teams, and delivering high-quality software. Today, he leads the software effort for the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Controller.
Suresh’s experience includes extensive protocol development, having developed IP routing and multicast protocols from scratch and deploying them in large ISPs. Suresh was part of the original TiMetra team before becoming part of Alcatel Lucent as Principal Engineering. He then took a role as Director of Engineering at Juniper where he worked on their QFabric product. Earlier in his career, Suresh worked in software engineering at Shasta Networks (Nortel acquired) as well as Fore Systems (Marconi, Ericsson acquired).
He earned a master’s in computer engineering from Syracuse University.
Saurabh Sandhir leads the Product Management team at Nuage Networks. Saurabh brings over 16 years of experience leading cross-functional engineering, product management and marketing teams focussed on networking software products. Most recently, Saurabh was Head of Technology Strategy, CTO office at Ericsson. Prior to his role at Ericsson, Saurabh held a variety of leadership roles during his 13 year tenure at Juniper Networks. He was the head of the NFV platform product line for both engineering and product management functions. Saurabh also headed the Network Programmability (Junos SDK) product line at Juniper and the development of the industry’s first network API toolkit for developers. This group was also instrumental in defining the marketing blueprint for the introduction of software products in a thus so far hardware centric industry. Saurabh played key roles in building Juniper’s SDN partner and channel programs and defining the SDN architecture/strategy leading to the acquisition of Contrail Systems.
Saurabh has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, a Masters in Computer Science from Purdue University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
The former CTO of Alcatel-Lucent’s Verizon customer team and leader of their IP Division wireline consulting engineering organization, Mike Loomis brings over 18 years of data networking experience to Nuage Networks. His career spans from customer service to product management at networking pioneers Wellfleet Communications, Bay Networks, and Nortel. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.
Hussein Khazaal leads Nuage Networks Marketing & Partnership Program. Prior to this role, Hussein served as Sr. Director, Business Development. Before joining Nuage Networks in 2014, Hussein served as Vice President, Operations & Customer Service at Ciinow, a cloud services start-up that was acquired by Google in 2014. Prior to that, Hussein was a Management Consultant at Alvarez & Marsala, a leading management consulting firm, where he delivered performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to Fortune 1000 companies seeking to transform operations and grow their business.
Earlier in his career, Hussein held leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cyras Systems (Acquired by Ciena) and Newbridge Networks (acquired by Alcatel).
Hussein holds a B.Eng. (EE) from the University of Dalhousie and an M.B.A. from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.