Gerald Wesel has over 37 years of industry experience and more than 20 years of experience in executive roles at leading-edge technology companies. As President and CEO at Polatis, he is responsible for the company's overall management and strategic direction.
Before Polatis, Gerald was Chairman and CEO of Ellacoya Networks, a pioneer in deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, which was acquired in 2008 by Arbor Networks. Prior to Ellacoya, he served as Chairman of the Board at Orthogon Systems, an innovative provider of non-line-of-sight wireless technology, which was acquired by Motorola in 2006.
Gerald was CEO of Crescent Networks, a developer of a next generation edge routing system for carriers, where he was responsible for all operations and for successfully raising over $60 million in venture funding. Prior to Crescent, he was Founder and Vice President at Agile Networks, an intelligent data switching company, where he engineered the strategic partnership that resulted in Lucent Technologies' acquisition of Agile Networks in 1996, Lucent's first ever acquisition. Before Agile Networks, he held executive sales and marketing positions at Interlan, an early Ethernet controller provider which was acquired by Micom/Racal, and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Gerald holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College. In 2005 he was awarded the distinction of Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.