Management Team

Dr. Jaushin Lee, President and CEO

Dr. Lee, the 2017 CIE Entrepreneur of the Year, is the founder and CEO of Zentera Systems. He is the visionary architect behind the award-winning Zentera CoIP (Cloud over IP) platform that enables enterprises and cloud services vendors to dramatically accelerate the provisioning of virtual network security infrastructure across cloud datacenters and enterprise on-premise environments.

 

Jaushin brings 20 years of R&D management and executive experience in networking and computing engineering. Before Zentera, he was the founder and CEO of Imera Systems, which provided secure enterprise collaboration solutions. He built Imera from the ground up, raised three rounds of funding, and successfully acquired a number of Global 2000 enterprise customers with a multi-million dollar run rate. Earlier, he managed Cisco’s network search engine program, supporting numerous critical product lines such as the CRS-1 router, Catalyst 4K and Catalyst 6K, among others. Jaushin has held management positions with Terawave Communications and Silicon Graphics as well as holding an assistant professorship with the EE Department at University of Virginia.

 

Jaushin earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MS from Columbia University, and a BS from National Taiwan University, all in EE. He has published numerous international conference and journal papers and been granted a number of US patents.

Mike Loftus, VP Marketing

Mike is currently VP of Marketing at Zentera Systems. He previously served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at The Angel’s Forum. He brings over 20 years experience working with startups and early stage companies. He has held senior leadership roles with several young companies including E-machines, Graphic Media, Spectron, Connectix, Netfish Technologies and inFreeDA.

 

Mr. Loftus mentors Australian companies through the ANZA Technology Network and Danish companies through Innovation Center Denmark where advises early stage companies on building leadership teams, defining product roadmaps, building market entry strategy and sourcing investment capital.

 

Mr. Loftus has earned degrees in business and computer engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, completed the Executive MBA program at Stanford University and completed the Franklin Covey Leadership Program.

Mike Ichiriu, VP of Technology and Products

Mike has over 20 years of practical experience leading engineering, product, marketing, and sales for growing companies in cybersecurity, datacenter, networking and IoT. His comprehensive background spans software, hardware and systems.

 

As VP of Applications Engineering at NetLogic Microsystems, a supplier of networking and multicore chips for infrastructure markets, he was instrumental in growing the company from its earliest days to its IPO and $3.7B acquisition by Broadcom. Mike was also GM of the Layer 7 business unit that developed deep packet inspection co-processors. At Avast Software, Mike headed up secure enterprise virtual mobile infrastructure products, and drove a product transition from an on-premises to a SaaS business model.

 

Mike has advised numerous networking and IoT high-tech startups, and is currently an advisor to Verdigris Technologies. He holds a B.S.E.E. from the California Institute of Technology.

Bruce Feeney, VP Sales

Bruce Feeney, VP Sales – As Vice President, Bruce is responsible for helping customers be wildly successful in adopting Zentera’s products and services and generating the most value from their investment. Bruce brings more than 20 years of experience in high technology sales, engineering and IT industry software and related services. He has a diverse background of managing sales and field teams, evangelizing new technologies including next generation network and infrastructure security solutions, coordinating complex sales campaigns and facilitating repeat business with large global enterprises.

 

Bruce has held senior management positions at several companies including Imera, Magma and Cadence Design Systems. He is passionate at strengthening customer satisfaction and loyalty while maximizing revenue for both parties. He holds EMD engineering degree, multiple sales certifications and completed the Santa Clara University Executive MBA program.

Will Chu, VP Engineering

Will Chu is currently VP of Engineering at Zentera Systems. He is responsible for the system design, software development and management of the Company’s R&D teams in Asia. Will brings over 20 years of experience in managing all aspects of software development activities. He has extensive hands-on experience in planning, designing, implementing, testing, deploying and maintaining software.

 

Prior to Zentera, he was a Director of Engineering at Imera Systems. He led the APAC R&D team and played a major role in Imera’s success with its collaboration security management, risk management, and web-based solutions. Previously, Will held a senior role at Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories, the research and development arm of the largest telecom company in Taiwan. He was responsible for developing large BSS/OSS systems like billing, calling card and short messages, among others. Will majored in Mathematics from National Cheng Kung University and earned a MS in Industrial Engineering from National Tsing Hua University.

Zentera Systems, Inc.

Zentera secures application workloads in hybrid environments with a type of software-defined perimeter called an enclave. The CoIP Enclave™ solution provides security and connectivity. It works with any infrastructure in any environment, does not interfere with existing environments or security, and can be up and running in less than a day. CoIP Enclave provides comprehensive network security for enterprise applications in the cloud, moving to the cloud or on-premise, and is deployed for worldwide operations by global corporations. The company has received numerous honors, including consecutive Red Herring Top 100 Awards, and is based in Silicon Valley.

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