Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Joe has been a high tech executive and CEO for the last 25 years. He became CEO of Cadence Design Systems in 1987 and over the next decade grew the company from $10M to $1B via internal growth, acquisitions and strategy shifts to become the leader in electronic design automation (EDA) – the software used to design all electronic circuits today. In recognition of his service to the EDA industry, he was awarded the Phil Kaufman award, the highest accolade in the EDA industry, in 2004. Joe has also served on the board member of dozens of companies including Oracle, Macromedia, Clarify and Mercury Interactive as well as numerous private companies.
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Mohan is the chief technology officer and a co-founder of Enlighted. He has more than 20 years of experience in the computer networking and software industries. Most recently at Tropos Networks, he was responsible for solutions that manage the world’s largest WiFi mesh network. He has also served in management and architectural roles at Cisco, Nevis, Novell, and Hughes. Mr. Mohan has a BS degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Founder, Vice President & General Manager of International Business Development
Mr. Ashar is a co-founder of Enlighted and drives the International Business Development efforts. He is responsible for setting up the highest quality customer service and implementation for international franchises, with management responsibilities for international sales operations and support. Mr. Ashar brings more than 15 years of technical management and over 3 years of operations management experience to Enlighted. He holds an MS in Computer Science from LSU and BE from VES Institute of Technology.
Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Gentry leads Enlighted’s Saved Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) program. He has been a successful marketing and business development leader for more than 20 years. Prior to Enlighted, Mr. Gentry has also been responsible for product and business development initiatives at Adura, SunPower, Robertson Stephens, Bear Stearns, Presidio Financial, and John Hancock Financial. Mr. Gentry obtained his MBA and BS degrees from UC Berkeley.
Vice President, Professional Services
Chris joins Enlighted after a successful 25-year history with OSRAM Sylvania. He served as Vice President and General Management of SLS, the service arm of OSRAM Sylvania, and prior to that he was the Vice President of Operations for PMC, OSRAM’s Global Precision and Material Components Division. Chris holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Nevada-Reno and he is also a Graduate of the Babson Executive Management Program. He has certifications in 6 Sigma Management Black Belt and Lean Coach. His awards include 3 United States Patents, 7 GTE Proprietary, and the Leslie H Warner Award (GTE’s Highest Technical Achievement Award). At Enlighted, Chris is charged with leading the Professional Services team in ensuring the timely support of both installation and customer support services.
Vice President Operations
Mr. Fossett joined Enlighted with an extensive background in manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management, and service logistics. Prior to Enlighted, he served as vice president of manufacturing operations for Network Equipment Technologies. Mr. Fossett previously served as vice president of operations for Vernier Networks, Inc.; director of strategic partner programs for Ecrio, Inc., and in program management roles with NuvoMedia and Lam Research. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and an MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.
Vice President, Sales
Mr. Lin has led Enlighted’s sales efforts to unprecedented growth for a new lighting control company. Prior to Enlighted, he managed utility sales for Control4’s energy division and was General Manager of Everex when it achieved $100 million in retail channel sales within two years after product launch. He was also VP of Sales for FIC, a multi-billion dollar PC ODM. Mr. Lin has more than 20 years of sales leadership experience and holds a BA degree in Economics from U.C. Berkeley.