Cyan is led by an executive team with deep experience in telecommunications networks, software, cloud-based applications, and global sales.
Chairman and CEO
Mark Floyd is Cyan’s chief executive officer.
Mark joined the Cyan board as its first independent director in 2007 and was named chairman in January 2012.
Mark has had a long and successful career in the telecommunications and software industries. Most recently he was CEO at SafeNet, board chairman at NetSocket, and a director at Riverbed. Previously, Mark was CEO at Entrisphere, a leading broadband access supplier that was sold to Ericsson in 2007. He was also founder and CEO of broadband pioneer Efficient Networks, which went public in 1999 and was ultimately sold to Siemens for $1.5 billion in 2001.
Mark has also worked within the venture-capital industry as a partner at El Dorado Ventures and as an executive at Crosspoint Ventures. He has also held executive positions at NetWorth, Interphase, Scott Instruments, and Texas Instruments.
Mark attended the University of Texas where he received a B.B.A. in finance.
President and Co-Founder
Michael Hatfield runs product development and market strategy for Cyan.
Michael is a veteran of three successful communications systems start-ups. Most recently Michael was founder and CEO of Calix (NYSE: CALX), a publicly held communication systems company. Calix is a leading provider of high-speed access systems for communications service providers.
Prior to Calix, Michael was co-founder and COO of Cerent, a leading provider of high-speed fiber-optics systems, which was acquired by Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) for $7 billion. Michael's initial start-up success came as an early team member and vice president of marketing for Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC). During his tenure, AFC went from start-up to a publicly traded enterprise and was subsequently purchased by Tellabs (NASDAQ: TLAB).
Michael has also served in management roles at DSC Communications and Ameritech. He has a BSEE in Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Economics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University.
VP North American Sales and Co-Founder
Eric Clelland is responsible for sales and systems engineering for Cyan's North American markets.
Eric has an extensive background ranging from sales to systems engineering and business development for companies including Ameritech, Caymas, Cerent, Cisco and DSC Communications.
Most recently, Eric was an officer of Caymas Systems, where he managed sales and business development.
Prior to joining Caymas, Eric was a senior sales executive at Cisco, leading a national sales operation selling all Cisco products. Eric joined Cisco through the acquisition of Cerent Corporation, where he was the initial sales leader and helped drive customer requirements, secure Cerent’s initial design wins, and build the national sales team as the director of sales.
Prior to Cerent, Eric worked at DSC Communications in multiple sales and systems engineering roles. He started his career as an engineer at Ameritech in network planning and design. Eric holds a BSEE from Oakland University and a MSEE from the University of Michigan.
Vice President Product Management and Business Development
Tom Corker is responsible for product management and business development at Cyan.
Tom is a veteran of three successful communications systems start-ups. Tom co-founded Calix in 1999 and held the position of vice president and general manager of access products. Tom was responsible for guiding all aspects of Calix product development, product marketing, and product line management during his tenure. Calix is now a publicly traded company.
Prior to Calix, Tom was vice president of product marketing at Cerent Corporation, an industry leader in high-speed optical transport that was purchased by Cisco for $7 billion in 1999. Prior to Cerent, Tom was director of product marketing at Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC). During his tenure, AFC went from start up to a publicly traded enterprise. Tom also has held development roles working on next-generation access products at DSC, acquired by Alcatel in 1998, and at Nortel Networks. Tom holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chief Marketing Officer
Joe Cumello oversees all aspects of Cyan’s global marketing efforts, from product marketing to global brand development.
Joe has significant experience with both equipment suppliers and service providers. He was most recently vice president of marketing at Sidera Networks, a major provider of fiber-based communications services to large enterprises, data centers, and carriers.
Prior to Sidera Networks, Joe was vice president of marketing at SafeNet, a global provider of data protection solutions. Before SafeNet, Joe spent eight years with Ciena as senior director of global marketing. There, he focused on the development of next-generation optical and Ethernet services and accompanying marketing plans to support and grow Ciena’s service provider partners. He also oversaw Ciena’s industry and regional marketing efforts targeting the telecom, wireless backhaul, financial services, healthcare, and government markets across North America. Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
Joe is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park.
Vice President Operations
Norm Foust is responsible for manufacturing operations at Cyan.
Norm brings 24 years of general management, manufacturing, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, and quality experience from industry-leading telecommunication companies.
Prior to joining Cyan, Norm was vice president of operations at Dilithium Networks, a leading 3G telephony equipment provider, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of manufacturing outsource solutions.
Prior to Dilithium Networks, Norm was the director of operations and director of supply chain at Calix, where he was responsible for the global manufacturing outsource strategy, including the scalable expansion of manufacturing operations internationally in China and Mexico.
Prior to Calix, Norm held various supply chain and operations management roles with Advance Fibre Communications (AFC), Digital Switch Communications (DSC), Fujitsu (FNTS), and Texas Instruments.
Norm started his career as a manufacturing engineer for Texas Instruments in the Defense Systems Electronics Group. Norm holds a BSIE from Penn State University.
SVP Worldwide Sales
James Hamilton oversees all aspects of Cyan’s worldwide field operations organization.
James has held senior executive positions with companies in a diverse array of industries, including software, networking, cloud services, and security. James was most recently president at Click Security, an Austin-based developer of real-time security analytics platforms. Prior to that, James was a principal partner and board member with CPSG Partners, a nationally recognized consulting firm focused on information security, enterprise applications, and business intelligence. Previously, James was executive vice president at SafeNet, where he led strategic alliances and mergers and acquisitions.
Up until 2009, James was president and CEO at TippingPoint, which was acquired by 3Com in 2005 and is now part of HP. Before that, he served as president of Efficient Networks, an early pioneer in the DSL space, which was subsequently acquired by Siemens. James has also held executive positions at Picazo Communications (acquired by Intel), Networth (acquired by Compaq), and Grid Systems. James graduated with a BS from Lawrence Technical University.
Vice President Business Operations and Customer Service and Co-Founder
Rick Johnston is responsible for customer service and business operations at Cyan.
Rick has a long history in the region known as Telecom Valley, with roles ranging from customer service to business development and executive management with four highly successful communications start ups.
Most recently, Rick was a co-founder and vice president of business development at Calix. His responsibilities included creating and fostering key partner relationships for Calix. He also served as the company's chief communications officer where he was responsible for the company's communications, infrastructure, and personnel.
Prior to Calix, Rick was vice president of customer service at Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC). Rick joined AFC while it was still a young start up and built a pre- and post-sales technical support organization. Rick was also an early participant in the first Telecom Valley start up, Optilink Corporation. Optilink was later acquired by DSC and then Alcatel. Rick held management positions at DSC Communication and Rockwell Communications. Rick has a BS in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University.
Vice President Product Development
Scott Pradels is responsible for product development at Cyan.
Scott brings more than 15 years of experience developing networking and telecom products. Prior to Cyan, Scott was a member of the founding team at Turin Networks, where he led the architecture and design of the company's optical product line. Scott began his career in the Advanced Research & Development Group at Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc. (AFC), where he was responsible for the development of wireless transport systems.
Scott holds a BSEE from California State University, Chico.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey Ross, has served as our Chief Financial Officer since March 2014.
Prior to joining Cyan, Mr. Ross most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Velti plc, a provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology and solutions, a position he held from January 2013 until December 2013. Prior to joining Velti, Mr. Ross was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sybase, Inc. an enterprise software and services company, from November 2007 until June 2012. From August 2004 to November 2007 he served as Corporate Controller of Sybase.
Mr. Ross holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Vice President and General Counsel
Ken Siegel is responsible for legal, regulatory, and compliance matters at Cyan.
Previously, Ken was senior vice president and general counsel at QuinStreet, an internet direct marketing company. Before that, Ken served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at SafeNet, a provider of data security products and solutions. Prior to SafeNet, Ken served as vice president and general counsel at Verigy Ltd., a provider of advanced semiconductor test systems and solutions, where he was responsible for legal affairs and compliance worldwide, corporate governance, including SEC reporting, and legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions and strategic transactions. Before that, Ken was senior vice president and general counsel at Agile Software Corporation, a provider of product lifecycle management software solutions.
Earlier in his career, Ken served as senior vice president and general counsel at Efficient Networks, Inc., a publicly traded broadband telecommunications equipment company that was acquired by Siemens AG. Prior to joining Efficient, Ken was with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati as a partner in the corporate & securities practice group.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Steve West is responsible for Cyan's overall technical direction.
Steve has a track record of telecom development innovation with Cyan as his third communications systems start up. He was previously a member of the founding team at Turin Networks, Inc., where he was responsible for product architecture. Steve was also an early employee at Advanced Fibre Communications Inc. (AFC) where, as the Director of Engineering, he was responsible for development of all international features.
Prior to arriving in the US, Steve developed ASICs for use in telecommunications and mining blasting. Steve has an MSc (Engineering) and BSc (Engineering) (Cum Laude) from The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.