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. Prior to co-founding Altierre in 2002, he worked as product architect and group manager for EDS /PLM, McDonnell Douglas, Medstone and Amada. > 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

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

Wyatt Alston
VP Sales Americas

Wyatt has 35 years of experience in sales to the retail sector in the US.  Most recently he served as General Manager – Director of North American Sales for Pricer, Inc., responsible for partner management and sales to top tier retail accounts, including the rollout of ESL to the Defense Commissary stores. >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