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The PacketZoom Story

Chetan Ahuja founded PacketZoom in 2013 out of frustration. Ahuja experienced first-hand how bad connections affect the user experience while commuting by train. None of the big companies were coming up with good-enough solutions so Ahuja started PacketZoom - the first in-app technology that boosts mobile app performance.

PacketZoom's executive team includes technology addicts with combined experiences from Google, Akamai, Riverbed and more. The team loves to push boundaries and is determined to dazzle customers with PacketZoom’s cutting edge technology.

Our Leadership Team

Shlomi Gian
Shlomi Gian
CEO
 

Shlomi serves as PacketZoom Chief Executive Officer since June 2016. Mr. Gian has 20 years of experience in the technology space with 12 of them heavily focused on mobile measurement and performance solutions.

Shlomi joined PacketZoom after spending four years at Akamai where he co-founded the Emerging Mobile Business Unit and served as the Head of Mobile Market Development. Prior to Akamai, he was the General Manager of Mobile Solutions at Cotendo before it was acquired by Akamai. Prior to Cotendo, he served as the General Manager of Mobile services at Keynote Systems. Prior to Keynote, Mr. Gian served as the General Manager of DeviceAnywhere which evangelized the real device based mobile testing and monitoring market and was acquired by Keynote Systems in 2012.

Mr. Gian holds an B.S. degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv Academic College and MBA degree from the University of San Francisco.

Chetan Ahuja
Chetan Ahuja
CTO
 

Chetan is the chief tinkerer of the company. Prior to co-founding PacketZoom, he was involved with developing technology at several companies including Google, IBM and Riverbed Technology. At Google Chetan worked on the Admob infrastructure and development of the linux kernel scheduler. His involvement in Admob also included resolving performance issues in lower level systems and overall performance.

Chetan was a member of technical staff at Riverbed Technology where he helped to design server clustering software for storage. He also created CIFS file system translation layer for a high performance file transfer protocol over WAN links.

He has experience working on massively scalable high performance distributed file systems, high performance distributed server technology, transaction logging, kernel software, and data distribution over massive clusters.

Chetan holds a Chemistry Masters degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Computer Science Masters degree from Michigan State University.

Keith Cook
Keith Cook
VP Worldwide Sales
 

Keith joined PacketZoom as VP Worldwide Sales in October, 2017. Keith brings a strong combination of Silicon Valley start up experience along with Fortune 500 knowledge.

Most recently, Keith spent three years at CA Technologies in the Agile Management BU after the Rally Software acquisition, where he held multiple strategic sales roles. Prior to Rally, Keith served as VP WW Sales at software test management vendor Zephyr before it's successful acquisition by Frontier Capital. Prior, Keith was a part of the founding team at DeviceAnywhere where he was the VP of WW Sales, contributing to the companies acquisition by Keynote Systems. Earlier in his career, Keith was part of Rational Software during its acquisition by IBM.

Mr. Cook earned his B.S. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.

Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson
Lead investor
 

Silicon Valley one-man band Steve Anderson remains high up on the Midas List through a portfolio that includes early bets on Instagram, Heroku, Machine Zone, Social Finance and Stitch Fix. Anderson is often one of a company's first investors, such as at Instagram when he supported Kevin Systrom's decision to move away from his app called Burbn and try something new. The Baseline Ventures founder was one of the first supporters of Katrina Lake and her commerce company Stitch Fix, which though it keeps a low profile with press is now valued in the hundreds of millions. In February 2017, Anderson's investment SoFi took on another $500 million in funding that upped the company's valuation to a reported $4.5 billion. The former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers investor scored one of his first exits when Heroku was acquired by Salesforce in 2010; now the former DJ and cycling enthusiast says he's looking more into robotics and artificial intelligence through recent investment Dishcraft Robotics.

source: https://www.forbes.com/profile/steve-anderson/

Steve Anderson
Tim Wilson
Technical advisor
 

With 30 years of experience in the games industry, including a 19-year tenure at Electronic Arts, Tim Wilson has a wealth of technical expertise in online systems for console and PC games, engineering analysis and auditing, with a strong background in global technology and engineering leadership.

Mr. Wilson previously served as Glu Mobile Chief Technology Officer until September 2017, providing world-class technology leadership to Glu to expand its digital entertainment portfolio.

He previously served in various positions (including Chief Technology Officer, EA Mobile) at Electronic Arts from January 1995 to January 2011, and again from October 2012 to July 2015.

From January 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Wilson served as the Executive Vice President of Strategic Relationships at Gaikai (now PlayStation Now), and later as an Advisory Board Member.

Mr. Wilson holds a B.S. in both Engineering and Geology from California State University, Sacramento.