Management

Brian Collie

Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Brian Collie serves on SeaWell’s Board of Directors and is the Founder and CEO, responsible for SeaWell’s overall management and strategic direction of the company, as well as business development and partnership activities.

He is a recognized technology entrepreneur who has started five new businesses in the last fifteen years, including co-founding both SeaWell and Chantry Networks. Chantry is a WLAN (WiFi) equipment provider, named one of Canada’s top 10 High Tech Stars in 2002 by the National Post and acquired by Siemens AG in January 2005. While with Siemens, Brian held the role of Senior VP, Business Development and established a new HD Video Conferencing Business Unit. Prior to Chantry, Brian co-founded the first Internet division at Nortel Networks and started their first VoIP business unit. Both of these divisions contributed significant revenue growth for Nortel. Brian has also held positions at Motorola’s Internet and Data Networking Group and started his career with Bell Canada.

Brian holds a B.Sc. in Honors Physics from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. in Systems Science from the University of Ottawa. He is in high demand in the tech community, where he spends time sharing his vision and experience with young and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Bob Myers

Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director

Bob Myers serves on SeaWell’s Board of Directors and is the Founder and CTO, responsible for setting the company’s technology direction and promoting ongoing innovation.

Bob has extensive experience in launching new businesses, building and executing product strategies, managing M&A activities, and developing OEM relationships. He has defined successful high-revenue product strategies for dial access, IP-VPN, VoIP, wireless LANs and video conferencing portfolios. Along with Brian Collie, Bob co-founded Chantry Networks and served as CTO, pioneering the evolution of wireless LAN solutions. After the acquisition of Chantry by Siemens, Bob served as VP of Emerging Solutions at Siemens Enterprise. Bob also helped found several key new businesses at Nortel Networks including the first program to address VoIP for carriers and the first initiative to directly address the Internet Service Provider market. While with Nortel he held several senior positions in product management and architecture, leading product strategy efforts.

Bob holds a BSEE degree from the University of Waterloo. He holds a number of patents on networking technologies, and his work has garnered two “Best of Shows” awards at Network World/Interop.

Duncan Potter

Chief Marketing Officer

Duncan Potter heads up SeaWell Networks’ marketing and product management.  Duncan has over 25 years of experience in the video and network industry specializing in building effective communications with customers, partners and sales organizations both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining SeaWell Networks, Duncan spent two and a half years as CMO at Edgeware AB where he was responsible for all company marketing strategy, program definition, product and brand strategy as well as Vice President, Operations responsible for support and training services, logistics and manufacturing. Duncan has served in a variety of marketing roles at Westcon Group, Extreme Networks, Cisco and 3Com.

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Susan George

SVP Sales and Distribution

Susan heads up SeaWell’s sales efforts, and is responsible for all aspects of product distribution.

Susan brings to SeaWell a wealth of experience in the online content delivery space. Prior to joining SeaWell, she was the regional vice president of cable sales at Verivue, Inc. She also served as regional vice president of cable sales at BigBand Networks, Inc., vice president of worldwide sales at Camiant, Inc., and vice president of ITV sales at SeaChange International Inc.  Through Susan’s experience and knowledge of the content delivery space, she has become known as an industry expert, with a proven track record in opening new markets and sales opportunities.

Susan is a graduate of the executive MBA program at Babson College, and earned her BA in economics from Regis College.

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Ram Ranganathan

VP, Engineering

Ram Ranganathan heads up SeaWell Networks’ Engineering and is responsible for the design, development and quality assurance of SeaWell’s products.

Ram has over 15 years of experience in leading teams through the complete product cycle and has served as a leader and key contributor for several startup companies helping build strong product portfolios and increased revenue opportunities leading to successful M&As. He joins SeaWell from Borderware Technologies (acquired by WatchGuard Technologies), where he was Engineering Manager for the Security Protocols & Proxies Group focused on enterprise security products for the Web, Instant Messaging and Peer-to-peer applications. Prior to Borderware, Ram served in technical leadership positions at Chantry Networks (acquired by Siemens Communications), which focused on large-scale enterprise Wi-Fi deployments and CPlane Inc., a Bay Area company pioneering the technology behind Software Defined Networking.

Ram holds an M.S., Computer Engineering with Honors from the University of Kansas, a B.Eng in Electronics and Communications from Anna University, Madras, India and a Diploma in Software Technology and Systems Management from the National Institute of Information Technology, Madras, India.