Leadership Team
Devdutt Yellurkar

Steve Mullaney

CEO

Steve Mullaney brings 30 years of marketing, product management, and engineering experience in network infrastructure and security to Aviatrix. Most recently, Steve was the CEO of Nicira Inc., a network virtualization and software-defined networking company, from 2009 until it was acquired in 2012 by VMware for $1.26 billion. Nicira invented the concept of offering software-based services running on top of networking hardware. Mullaney became the senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Networking and Security business unit following Nicira’s acquisition.

Prior to Nicira, he served as vice president, marketing, and interim CEO for Palo Alto Networks. During his tenure, Mullaney oversaw the company’s invention of the next-generation firewall market category, which helped cement Palo Alto Networks’ reputation as a thought leader and cybersecurity innovator.

Steve also held executive positions at Blue Coat, Force10, Cisco, Growth Networks, ShoreTel, Bay Networks and SynOptics, and began his career as a design engineer at GTE Government Systems. Steve holds a BSEE from University of Rhode Island.

Sherry Wei

Sherry Wei

Chief Product Officer and Founder

Sherry Wei quit her job at Huawei in 2013 and bootstrapped Aviatrix. The idea behind the technology was to extend the enterprise datacenter to AWS without touching the underlying network infrastructure. Aviatrix was able to acquire a couple of enterprise customers using its hybrid cloud solution before receiving funding.

Prior to Huawei, Sherry worked at Cisco for 13 years. She led and developed a few Cisco first generation products, among them the first Intel-based Cisco Integrated System Router (ISR) and the first Cisco T1/E1 Voice and WAN Interface Module.

Sherry joined Cisco as part of the acquisition of Ardent Communications where she was the first employee and wrote a significant amount of code. Prior to Ardent, Sherry was an early employee at Centillion Networks that was acquired by Bay Networks (Nortel). Sherry holds a Ph.D from Purdue University in EECS.

John Jendricks

John Jendricks

Chief Operating Officer

John Jendricks serves as the chief operating officer for Aviatrix. Formerly Chief of staff for VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger, Jendricks initially joined VMware six years ago as vice president, business development and operations, alongside the Nicira acquisition. He has over 35 years of technology experience in driving innovative technologies to become industry-leading products.,

Prior to joining VMware, Jendricks was responsible for business & commercial operations as vice president, business development and operations at Nicira, Inc. Jendricks also spent many years as CIO in the industry, leading technology implementation at Adobe, Wellfleet (acquired by Synoptics), and StrataCom (acquired by Cisco).

Rod Stuhlmuller

Rod Stuhlmuller

Vice President of Marketing

Rod Stuhlmuller is an experienced, early stage technology market creation executive, Rod brings over 25 years of product marketing experience and base of knowledge in cloud, data center and mobile networking, network management, network security and AI. A serial “startup guy”, Rod was Sr. Director of Product Marketing for VMware’s Network and Security Business Unit after leading product marketing for Nicira, the early stage startup that created the network virtualization market and was acquired by VMware in 2012.

Prior to Nicira, Rod has held management positions at several startup companies including ActivCard (ActivIdentity) after beginning his career in field systems engineer and product management roles with industry leaders Bay Networks, Synoptics and Novell.

Take a closer look at Aviatrix hybrid cloud solutions.


Simplify Workload Migration with Hybrid Cloud Networking

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Quantifying Business Benefits of Aviatrix Hybrid Cloud Networking

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Next Generation Cloud-Native Networking

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Lab Review: Networking Integration with Amazon Web Services — Aviatrix

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This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Aviatrix solution and how it integrates with AWS.