Mahboud Zabetian - Chairman
Mr. Zabetian served as President and CEO of WildPackets for 10 Years before taking the role of Chairman. Prior to founding WildPackets, Inc., Mr. Zabetian held several different technical roles at Princeton University, Kinetics, Excelan, and Novell where he developed a number of network management, performance, and productivity tools including the EtherPeek program. He was also Founder and Chairman of Timestamp.com. Mr. Zabetian came to the U.S. from Iran and received his EECS degree from Princeton University with a special interest in computer networking.
Timothy David McCreery - President & CEO
Mr. McCreery has over 25 years of experience in the networking industry. He co-founded WildPackets, Inc. as AG Group in 1990. His past positions include Founder and President of Kinetics, Founder and CEO of SilkStream Corporation, and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Excelan, Inc. Mr. McCreery has also been on the board of other start-ups, including Clear Ink Corp. and Tut Systems. Mr. McCreery is also President of the Board of Youth Homes, Inc., a non-profit agency serving at-risk foster care children in Contra Costa County. Mr. McCreery graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology. He taught undergraduate Computer Science at U.C. Berkeley while obtaining a Master's degree in EECS.
Jeffrey F. Wheeler - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wheeler manages accounting, banking, finance, and investor relations for WildPackets. He brings a long record of business success which includes building start-ups, managing explosive growth, and leading turnarounds in mature companies. Mr. Wheeler has arranged over $100 million in debt and equity financings, has prepared two companies for IPO, and has engineered over 15 merger/acquisition and joint/strategic venture deals since 1989 including foreign acquisitions and joint ventures in Japan with Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT) and Canada with Saskatchewan Telephone. Mr. Wheeler has held senior finance and management positions in a diverse group of firms, including Glacier Bay, Wallace & McKenzie, Technical Communities, Swift Sports Optics, Zacson Corporation, Logistics Management, and BiRite Foodservice. He began his career in commercial banking at Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Wheeler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
Jim Laird - Vice President of North America Sales
As vice president of North America sales, Mr. Laird is responsible for the company’s sales and customer account management. Mr. Laird brings over 20 years of experience leading sales and business development to WildPackets. Prior to WildPackets, Mr. Laird served as a principal for Otago Corporation where he helped companies expand their sales and marketing efforts, creating rapid growth and significant revenue increases for his clients. Mr. Laird was also senior vice president at HCorp, where he implemented sales, professional services, and customer service infrastructure for an interactive television platform. Prior to HCORP, Mr. Laird served as Division President for Zacson Corporation and transformed service centers into profitable organizations for technology and telecommunication clients including Sun Microsystems, Motorola, TiVo, Nortel Networks, Pacific Telesis, and PeopleSoft. At Zacson, he was charged with strategic client relationships ultimately responsible for the creation of over $250 million in client company sales, employing 500+ Zacson staff. Mr. Laird received a BA in Economics from the University of California, Davis.
Ron Lloyd - Vice President of Operations
As vice president of operations for WildPackets, Mr. Lloyd is responsible for manufacturing operations, technical support, and IT. Mr. Lloyd has over 25 years of Operations experience and has managed and led all aspects of product development, new product introduction, material sourcing and procurement, factory siting and construction, manufacturing, subcontractor management, and quality system management. Most recently Mr. Lloyd was COO at Fat Spaniel Technologies, and prior to that, he was VP of the White Star program at Tesla Motors. Mr. Lloyd spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of roles, culminating in VP of Worldwide Manufacturing in Operations and VP Engineering in the Network Storage Division. Prior to that, Mr. Lloyd spent 7 years at Hewlett Packard in manufacturing engineering and engineering management. Mr. Lloyd holds a BSE from Harvey Mudd College, and a MS Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford, with a specialty in alternative energy and sustainability.
Cecilia Parisi - Vice President of Human Resources
As vice president of human resources for WildPackets, Ms. Parisi is responsible for all aspects of human resources overseeing recruitment, organizational development, benefits, compensation, training, and strategic planning. Prior to joining WildPackets in 2005, Ms. Parisi held various human resource roles at several companies including telecommunications, retail, and technology companies where she shaped the company’s culture while building scalable, solid human resource infrastructure. Her prior experience includes MCI where she was a Senior Human Resource Business Partner supporting a global employee population of over 400 employees, Gap Inc, as a Human Resource Manager where she was hired to provide human resource leadership in opening their largest store in the company, and Target Corporation where she was a certified field trainer for leadership and development management training modules and a regional college executive recruiter. Ms. Parisi holds a bachelor degree in Psychology. She graduated magna cum laude from Golden Gate University with a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and taught human resource certification courses while obtaining her degree.