Leadership Team

The team has decades of experience founding and leading technology companies with market-dominant products and services resulting in highly successful outcomes for investors and customers.

While the bulk of the executive, sales and technology development teams are in Boston, the company's European customers are managed from our EU operations center in Germany. Additional technology/development operations are located in the EU and India.

 
  Dennis Chateauneuf  / CEO / Co-founder   At Reef Point Systems Dennis raised $45M for the Company and won a tier one telecom customer in first year. Reef Point was acquired by General Bandwidth. At Shiva Corporation he led a successful technology and market merger with a European entity that helped accelerated Shiva’s products to market globally and orchestrated a successful IPO. At Sun Microsystems, Dennis was recruited to address some fundamental COGs problems preventing the company from an IPO. Dennis led the team responsible for COGs reduction of nearly 10%, assisting the company through it’s highly successful IPO

Dennis Chateauneuf  / CEO / Co-founder

At Reef Point Systems Dennis raised $45M for the Company and won a tier one telecom customer in first year. Reef Point was acquired by General Bandwidth. At Shiva Corporation he led a successful technology and market merger with a European entity that helped accelerated Shiva’s products to market globally and orchestrated a successful IPO. At Sun Microsystems, Dennis was recruited to address some fundamental COGs problems preventing the company from an IPO. Dennis led the team responsible for COGs reduction of nearly 10%, assisting the company through it’s highly successful IPO

  Kevin Wells / Chief Strategy Officer / Co-founder   Kevin recently led global market development for Reach Analytics, a predictive analytics firm serving Walgreens, First Republic Bank, RSA, Blue Cross, Allstate and others. A founding Director at ZDNet, he led interactive advertising & marketing, working with Saatchi, Interpublic, HP, IBM, Gateway and others. ZDNet become a top ten Internet site during his tenure. While at Ziff, he conceived and developed NetBuyer.com which grew to lead the category as a $1B+ Direct Channel web portal in 2 years. He co-founded and successfully exited visual recognition firms Mobot and in8 Mobile. In8 deployed 500+ million successful recognition events for Verizon Wireless.

Kevin Wells / Chief Strategy Officer / Co-founder

Kevin recently led global market development for Reach Analytics, a predictive analytics firm serving Walgreens, First Republic Bank, RSA, Blue Cross, Allstate and others. A founding Director at ZDNet, he led interactive advertising & marketing, working with Saatchi, Interpublic, HP, IBM, Gateway and others. ZDNet become a top ten Internet site during his tenure. While at Ziff, he conceived and developed NetBuyer.com which grew to lead the category as a $1B+ Direct Channel web portal in 2 years. He co-founded and successfully exited visual recognition firms Mobot and in8 Mobile. In8 deployed 500+ million successful recognition events for Verizon Wireless.

  Edward Mier / Managing Director EU   Active investor in Wind & Renewable Energy companies in Europe. Became the PTK Centertel Mobile CEO/President (Acquired by Orange Telecom).  At Aspect Telecom /Summa Four, Edward served as Managing Director Europe for those start-ups and established European operations and grew each companies revenue in the EMEA from 0 to $50M+. Earlier in his career, Edward was the EMI Medical  Engineering Team Lead for the development of the first CT Scanner. He also served as the Director of Telecom for DataQuest  Market Research consultancy and analysis

Edward Mier / Managing Director EU

Active investor in Wind & Renewable Energy companies in Europe. Became the PTK Centertel Mobile CEO/President (Acquired by Orange Telecom).  At Aspect Telecom /Summa Four, Edward served as Managing Director Europe for those start-ups and established European operations and grew each companies revenue in the EMEA from 0 to $50M+. Earlier in his career, Edward was the EMI Medical  Engineering Team Lead for the development of the first CT Scanner. He also served as the Director of Telecom for DataQuest  Market Research consultancy and analysis

 
  Devanjan Sarkar / Vice President Engineering   Devanjan   Developed EMCs first enterprise scale Software Defined Storage Controller helping customers with petabytes of storage transition to private/hybrid cloud. Launched CoprHD™, EMCs first Opensource Program.  Prior to EMC,  Devanjan was a  Cisco  Acknowledged visionary and key architect in distributed computing architecture for IVR and Data Analytics. Devanjan was a recipient of the John Chambers Pioneer Award for Technical Innovation.

Devanjan Sarkar / Vice President Engineering

Devanjan Developed EMCs first enterprise scale Software Defined Storage Controller helping customers with petabytes of storage transition to private/hybrid cloud. Launched CoprHD™, EMCs first Opensource Program. Prior to EMC, Devanjan was a Cisco Acknowledged visionary and key architect in distributed computing architecture for IVR and Data Analytics. Devanjan was a recipient of the John Chambers Pioneer Award for Technical Innovation.

  Whitney Weller / Chief Scientist / Co-founder   An accomplished engineer with a deep understanding of the alchemy that science + technology brings to life, Whit’s teams have developed a wide range of diverse projects from ground breaking millimeter wave threat detection systems and complex body scanning systems and PBIED detection deployed worldwide for L-3 and Qinetiq North America, to pioneering automatic target recognition using Artificial Intelligence (AI).  .

Whitney Weller / Chief Scientist / Co-founder

An accomplished engineer with a deep understanding of the alchemy that science + technology brings to life, Whit’s teams have developed a wide range of diverse projects from ground breaking millimeter wave threat detection systems and complex body scanning systems and PBIED detection deployed worldwide for L-3 and Qinetiq North America, to pioneering automatic target recognition using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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  Michael Brunsveld / Vice President Sales , EU   30+ years experience in telecom, defense and aerospace (drone, advanced data capture) and new technology innovations. Extensive experience in senior business development roles for new start-ups in Europe, Asia and North America. Highly skilled in restructuring for growth as well as innovation management for technology companies.

Michael Brunsveld / Vice President Sales , EU

30+ years experience in telecom, defense and aerospace (drone, advanced data capture) and new technology innovations. Extensive experience in senior business development roles for new start-ups in Europe, Asia and North America. Highly skilled in restructuring for growth as well as innovation management for technology companies.

 
     Hakim Belaidi / Vice President Data Acquisition   Hakim has over 25 years of engineering, product development and system integration in Data & Telecom Networks and Energy sector (Nuclear and Renewables/Smart Grid). He has held product development positions in early stage and large companies (AT&T Bell Labs, Optovia, Mintera, Petra Solar) and founded Packet Photonics.

 

Hakim Belaidi / Vice President Data Acquisition

Hakim has over 25 years of engineering, product development and system integration in Data & Telecom Networks and Energy sector (Nuclear and Renewables/Smart Grid). He has held product development positions in early stage and large companies (AT&T Bell Labs, Optovia, Mintera, Petra Solar) and founded Packet Photonics.

     Ed Minasian / Senior Director Product Management   Prior to joining AirFusion, Ed helped found and grow Shell Techworks--Shell’s first US Innovation Center.  While at Shell, Ed headed product development with responsibility for business development, program management and commercialization.  Ed began his career with Raytheon in missile defense guidance systems.  Ed brings deep cross industry product management experience from Defense, Security, Storage, Oil & Gas, and Cable/Telco.  He holds a BSEE.

 

Ed Minasian / Senior Director Product Management

Prior to joining AirFusion, Ed helped found and grow Shell Techworks--Shell’s first US Innovation Center.  While at Shell, Ed headed product development with responsibility for business development, program management and commercialization.  Ed began his career with Raytheon in missile defense guidance systems.  Ed brings deep cross industry product management experience from Defense, Security, Storage, Oil & Gas, and Cable/Telco.  He holds a BSEE.

     Jim Marino / Vice President Sales, Americas   Jim’s career in sales, management and venture investing spans 20+ years.  Most recently, Jim ran global sales for Gainspeed, acquired by Nokia in July 2016. Jim recently joined AirFusion to lead sales for the Americas.  In addition to AirFusion, Jim is a partner at Alder Opportunity, LP and Alder Somerset IV, LP.  Alder Opportunity, LP holds an investment in AirFusion.

 

Jim Marino / Vice President Sales, Americas

Jim’s career in sales, management and venture investing spans 20+ years.  Most recently, Jim ran global sales for Gainspeed, acquired by Nokia in July 2016. Jim recently joined AirFusion to lead sales for the Americas.  In addition to AirFusion, Jim is a partner at Alder Opportunity, LP and Alder Somerset IV, LP.  Alder Opportunity, LP holds an investment in AirFusion.