Our Leadership

Larry Zulch

Larry Zulch

President & CEO, Board Member

As president & CEO, Larry Zulch directs company strategy and execution into the network and security markets. Before joining Savvius, Larry was chief strategy and development officer at SQLstream, a big data streaming analytics software company. Larry has also served as president and CEO of Photometics, Inc., executive chairman and interim CEO of PLC Diagnostics, and vice president and officer at EMC Corporation. Prior to EMC, Larry co-founded Dantz Development Corporation, makers of data protection software, and served as its chief executive officer until Dantz was acquired by EMC. Larry has served on the board of directors of several companies, including FreeRange Communications, PLC Diagnostics, Cloud Engines, NeoLogic, and LESCO.

Larry received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

Tim McCreery

Tim McCreery

CSO, Board Chairman

Tim McCreery co-founded Savvius, Inc. as AG Group with Mahboud Zabetian in 1990. He has served in a variety of executive roles within the company and overseen its transition to WildPackets in 2000 and then Savvius in 2015. Tim's 30 years of experience in the networking industry includes founder and president of Kinetics, a leading Macintosh networking company; founder and CEO of SilkStream, makers of network monitoring software; and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Excelan, a network equipment manufacturer. Tim has served on the boards of Clear Ink and Tut Systems and is currently on the board of Youth Homes, a non-profit agency serving at-risk foster care children in Contra Costa County, California.

Tim graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with bachelor's degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Psychology, and a Master's degree in EECS.

Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston

Sales

In his role as Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Savvius, Patrick leads teams in the US, EMEA, and APAC to grow sales through new customer relationships, expanded channel opportunities, and deeper strategic partnerships. Patrick has experience establishing sales and distribution networks for various high tech companies in North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Most recently Director of Channel Sales for Extreme Networks, Patrick's 25 years of experience in network sales includes working with successful companies such as Brocade Communications, Boole & Babbage, and Interlink Computer Sciences during their startup phases. He was the founding CEO of DockOn Inc., an advanced RF technology and design company.

Patrick graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Management Information Systems.

Julie Criscenti Heck

Julie Criscenti Heck

Marketing

Julie Criscenti Heck heads all marketing efforts at Savvius and is responsible for messaging, strategy, and execution of all programs conveying the company's value both as a leader in networking performance products and as an emerging force in the security market. Her analytical approach is focused on improving sales productivity, strengthening the partner ecosystem, and enabling a strong customer lifecycle. Julie has experience leading customer and partner marketing efforts at both large and small companies, including EMC, VMware, Nexsan, and Extreme Networks. She has been called one of the Top Women Leaders in the Channel multiple times by the Channel Company and has won awards for her partner programs.

Julie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from San Francisco State University, and continued post graduate studies in International Business at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland.

Jay Botelho

Jay Botelho

Products

Jay leads a team of dedicated engineering, quality assurance, and product management staff to define, design, and release products that deliver on Savvius' strategy in the network and security markets. A frequent speaker at industry events on trends and challenges in wireless networking, Jay's expertise extends to all aspects of network analytics. Prior to Savvius, Jay was Director of Product Management for Devicescape, a wireless software start-up, and held product management roles at Oracle and Sun Microsystems and engineering roles at GRiD Systems and Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.

Brian Ferguson

Brian Ferguson

Finance

Brian oversees the company's administrative organization, including finance, accounting, tax, and treasury. With over 20 years in financial and operational leadership roles for technology and construction firms, Brian facilitates ongoing operations while maintaining all appropriate controls and processes. Prior to Savvius, Brian held various senior finance positions with Geo. M Robinson & Co. and at Hood & Strong, a CPA firm, performing audit and tax engagements for technology and construction clients.

Brian, a CPA, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Mary's College of California.

Ron Lloyd

Ron Lloyd

Operations and Human Resources

As Vice President of Operations, Ron is responsible for all aspects of Savvius operations, technical support, and staffing. Ron has over 25 years of experience in operations within companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 150 companies. His expertise includes product development, material sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, and quality system management. Before joining Savvius, Ron held key roles at QuickMountPV, Fat Spaniel Technologies, and Tesla Motors. Earlier, Ron spent 14 years at Sun Microsystems and seven years at Hewlett Packard in a variety of management roles. Ron serves on the Alumni Board of Governors of Harvey Mudd College and served as president and board member of Grid Alternatives.

Ron holds a BSE from Harvey Mudd College, and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford with a specialty in alternative energy and sustainability.

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