Executive Team

Sunit Saxena
Chairman, CEO & President

Sunit has over 30 years of extensive and wide-ranging experience in the silicon chip and other industries. Prior to co-founding Altierre in 2002, he was an Exec. Officer/COO/Exec VP of various companies including Alliance Semiconductor and Sandcraft Inc and has managed very large P&L’s in the most competitive sectors of the silicon industry. > more

Anurag Goel
CTO & VP Software Development

Anurag Goel has over 30 years experience in systems engineering, product design, development, product management, product evangelism and marketing of robust enterprise scale software products. His technology experience ranges from computer image processing & pattern recognition, hardware interfaces, CAD/PLM and enterprise software. > more

Shan Kumar
CFO & VP Marketing

Shan Kumar has over 30 years of experience in finance and marketing strategy with top tier US retailers. He was most recently the VP of Category Marketing and Planning at Albertsons. He initiated the company’s first ever collaborative marketing planning with suppliers (came to be known as ACBP) and develop multi-year product segment business plans. > more

Rob Crane
SVP Global Sales

Rob Crane serves as Senior Vice President Global Sales for Altierre, he has responsibility for all customer facing sales activities globally.

Rob has a long and impressive track record of delivering growth for large, medium sized and growth phase technology companies. In addition to leading significant sales organizations at Oracle and SAP focused on the Retail Vertical.> more

Guillaume Vicot  (Altierre France)
General Manager, EMEA

Guillaume joined Altierre’s management team as GM of EMEA after 17 successful years in the Auto-ID industry, barcode scanning and mobile computing. With PSC / Datalogic he grew with the company, starting as junior sales in 1999 and most recently, served as VP Sales Western Europe and Africa. He was key in the growth of that company, achieving revenues well over $100M.> more

Niclas Qvist (Altierre France)
VP Partner Management & Marketing

Niclas has an international background, multi-lingual, and experience in doing business in a number of continents where he has successfully built partner networks and sales teams. With 15 years’ experience in growing sales and marketing globally he holds deep expertise in Digital, Wireless and IT solutions for retailers. He was EVP Marketing at NASDAQ -listed company Pricer for many years. > more

Jean Michel Luquot
VP Sales EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

Jean Michel  has over 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing of B2B technology solutions for retailers. He was most recently Director of Sales for Europe and Large Accounts Director at Pricer in Europe, where he led sales management for France, Belgium, Spain and Italy and managed key retail accounts worldwide. >more

Ravi Bhatnagar
VP Digital Systems and Digital IC Development

Ravi has over 30 years of experience in designing integrated circuits. In the 80’s he led the development of the PC AT chipset at Chips and Technologies (acquired by Intel) that gave birth to the IBM PC clone market. This enabled the widespread use of the IBM PC. At Chips and Technologies he was Vice President of the $190M personal computer division at where he successfully led a team of 150 developers to develop the first clean-room 486 class microprocessor outside Intel. > more

Ken Cioffi
VP RF Systems and RFIC Development

Dr. Ken Cioffi has been in the wireless communications area for over 25 years holding numerous engineering, management and executive positions and has successfully designed over 40 RF integrated chips. He was previously VP of Product Development at Discera where he developed the first MEMS-based clock oscillator product for RF systems > more

David Wetle
VP Systems Engineering

Dave has been in the communications industry for over 30 years holding numerous technical leadership and executive positions delivering commercial networking solutions.  He was most recently VP of Engineering at Luxim Corporation which was successfully acquired and merged into LUMA.  At Luxim, Dave significantly improved the reliability of the plasma light source and high power RF ballast, and reduced product cost through the introduction of Luxim’s first ever ASIC. > more

Dave Diffenderfer
VP Operations

Dave has over 25 years experience in operations and has held Vice President level positions managing teams of 600 people, specializing in global manufacturing, supply chain management and worldwide outsourcing across North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Since joining Altierre in 2010, Dave has managed the explosive manufacturing ramp of Altierre’s chips, networking equipment and digital signs. Prior to that, he was Vice President at ProWorks/Creation Technologies and Executive Director of Materials and Manufacturing for Pemstar/Benchmark Electronics. > more