Atlanta, GA- December 16, 2003 - In recognizing the surging market demand for wireless LAN security and monitoring, telecommunications and network veteran Anil Khatod
has joined AirDefense Inc
. as President and CEO to lead the company in its next wave of super-charged growth.
...Khatod was most recently a venture principal with Waltham, Mass.-based Atlas Venture.He is widely known for his achievements as a senior executive with Nortel Networks where in his final position he served as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer.
In this role, Khatod
was responsible for corporate strategic planning, global marketing, alliances, acquisitions, integration of acquisitions, government relations and advanced technologies for all Nortel businesses across the globe.
pioneered wireless LAN security and monitoring," Khatod
said."The founding AirDefense team identified a huge market opportunity and delivered the first wireless LAN monitoring system that others have tried to emulate.I look forward to driving the company toward continue profitability and sustainable growth through strategic alliances and organic sales.With more than 125 enterprise customers monitoring thousands of locations and tens of thousands of wireless LAN devices, AirDefense
has an established base to build upon."As President of Nortel's optical internet division, Khatod led an increase in annual sales from $580 million to $10 billion.In his 19 years with Nortel, Khatod held senior management positions including Group President of internet solutions, President of wireless internet and senior vice president of marketing and sales.
brings to AirDefense
a powerful combination of operations experience, strategic insights and industry connections," Chaudhry said.
as President and CEO, I'm confident
can boost its growth to the next level and maintain its position as the market leader for wireless LAN security and monitoring."Khatod holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Rajasthan in India and an M.B.A from the Poddar Institute of Management in India.He is also a chartered accountant.