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. Prior to that, he was VP Hardware Development in charge of WCDMA/Wimax CPE and Base Station hardware at Soma Networks. Dave led the hardware development for Hammerhead Systems on a carrier grade networking switch, earning full NEBS level certification. He has also held Engineering VP positions in integrated media access, optical switching utilizing MEMS, and VoIP. Dave started his career as an ASIC designer, and later co-authored the ATM Forum IMA specification. He received his BSEE from San Jose State University and an MSEE from Santa Clara University, and most recently earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.