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About Hitesh Solanki
Senior Product Manager. Hitesh built his career in the wireless industry as a QA engineer in the early days of 2G all the way to his most recent stint where he led and launched multiple hardware & software products viz., 4G LTE (CBRS) Access Points, a Cloud-based LTE management system, EPC & Subscriber Management Platforms-as-a-service.
In the past 15+ years, Hitesh has led multiple products at top tier mobile network operators, leading cellphone makers & in-building coverage solution providers both in the US as well as internationally. He has successfully solved many significant customer problems with delightful solutions.
With his exposure to diverse markets & enterprises around the globe, Hitesh brings unique perspectives to networking problems & potential solutions. He joined the Product Management team at Apstra late last year & is contributing in executing Apstra’s mission of simplifying & automating networks with a focused, data-driven and customer-centric approach.
VP, Product Management. Sean Hafeez heads Apstra’s product team. He is responsible for helping define and deliver Apstra’s vision.
Sean is a 20+ year veteran in the computer networking industry. He joined Apstra in 2015 as the original Product Manager for the 1.0 release of AOS®, then moving to head Apstra’s successful entry into the Asia Pacific market. Prior to Apstra, Sean worked at Big Switch Networks, Arista Networks, Shasta Networks (Nortel). Joining Arastra (now Arista Networks) in 2008 as the first Consulting Systems Engineer, he built their competitive and POC teams. Sean was a key figure in Arista’s first customer wins on Wall Street along with their notable wins in Network World testing. He also has deep experience on the customer side, starting in Technical Support at one of the first ISPs in South California, IT Systems Architect at Uniden and as a Sr. Network Architect at Telocity
About Santosh Easale
Senior Product Manager. Santosh has vast experience in the software industry, specifically in networking.
More recently at Juniper Networks, he was in charge of Product Management for NorthStar Controller, increasing its revenues by three-fold. Before that as part of the Routing development team, he led many innovative projects in the area of IP and MPLS, filing seven patents along the way.
Prior to that at Alcatel Lucent, he played a major role at the inception of 7210 series of access switches, creating a new revenue stream and closing their portfolio gap. Santosh joined Apstra at the starting of the year and is working in a team to deliver Apstra’s vision.
Product Manager. Claire developed a passion for networking at university and started her career executing proofs of concepts for innovative networking products at Alcatel-Lucent. During her early career Claire expanded her knowledge in network virtualization and Data Center network challenges as she worked closely with customers to integrate the company Software-Defined Networking solutions. She quickly moved to product management and drove product development in the area of platform security, operations and monitoring. Over a year ago, Claire joined Apstra as a Product Manager and is working with her peers to help deliver on Apstra's vision.