Claude Haw | Chairman of the Board, Company Director
Peter Allen | President, Chief Executive Officer DragonWave Inc
Peter Allen brings 21 years of industry experience in Broadband Telecommunications. Prior to joining DragonWave as President and CEO, Peter was founder, President and CEO Innovance Networks. Prior to Innovance, Peter was the Vice-President of Business Development and General Manager of the Optoelectronics organization within Nortel Networks' Optical Networks division, where he had responsibilities for both the system and component businesses.
Peter's experience in business leadership includes heading up a 5000-employee global operation spanning R&D, manufacturing, as well as Sales & Marketing. Peter has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and has been involved in numerous multi-billion dollar transactions, as well as establishing business partnerships in North America, Europe and Japan. Peter has also held managerial positions at Ford Motor Company and Rothmans International, and has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Africa.
Cesar Cesaratto | Company Director
Mr. Cesaratto has more than 35 years of experience in the Canadian technology industry. Mr. Cesaratto joined Nortel Networks Corporation, a communications equipment manufacturing company, in 1970 and assumed increasingly senior management roles during his 31 year career with Nortel, culminating in the role of President, Wireless Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Mr. Cesaratto retired from Nortel in 2001 and has continued to be active in the technology sector. He is currently a member of an angel investment group dedicated to the development of technology start-up companies in the Ottawa.
He was a director of Tundra Semiconductor (2007 to 2009) and Breconridge Manufacturing Solutions (2007 to 2010) and is currently chairman of the board of directors of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. Mr. Cesaratto holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from McGill University.
Jean-Paul Cossart | Company Director
Jean-Paul Cossart is an Associate Director of Infoteria of France, a company that provides technological coaching. He has held this position since 2004. Prior to this Jean-Paul was Vice President Strategy and Marketing of Cofratel since 2002, a company that provides PBX and LAN integration for the enterprise market and was a subsidiary of France Telecom. Jean-Paul also held several positions at Alcatel. Jean-Paul‘s experience has spanned carrier, corporate and consumer markets; telephony, data/internet and broadcast services; and international development, global sales and marketing. He was also a member of the executive committee of the French chapter of the Institute of Directors, United Kingdom. Jean-Paul has been an executive advisor to DragonWave since 2007. Jean-Paul is also on the board of directors of Mitel Networks Corporation. Jean-Paul holds an electronic engineering degree from Supélec (aka Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité) in Paris.
Russell Frederick | Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary DragonWave Inc
Russell brings over 20 years of financial and operational experience to the DragonWave team including raising venture capital, mergers and acquisitions transactions, and the management of small, high opportunity organizations.
Prior to joining DragonWave Russell was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Wavesat Wireless Inc. based in Montreal. Previous to Wavesat Russell was the CFO of PRIOR Data Sciences Ltd. where he played a key role in the management buy out of the company and subsequent sale. Russell was also with Digital Equipment of Canada in various financial roles.
Russell holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance as well as a Bachelor of Science degree.
Lori O'Neill | Company Director
Lori O’Neill is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois). She retired from Deloitte in 2012 after over 24 years of service, 16 years as partner, serving growth companies from startup to multinationals, supporting complex transactions, private and public equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions in Canada and the U.S. Ms. O’Neill currently provides contract advisory services to growth companies. Ms. O’Neill serves as co chair of the Executive Committee of the Ottawa Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, is a member of the board of directors of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the board of governors of Ashbury College, the board of directors of Startup Canada, the board of directors of Face 2 Face, the finance committee of the Stem Cell Network, an advisory board for the Dean of the Sprott School of Business, a faculty member of Lead To Win, and previously served on the boards of the Shepherds of Good Hope and the Ottawa Life Sciences Council. Ms. O’Neill graduated Carleton University with a Bachelor of Commerce Highest Honours in 1988, achieved her CA designation in 1989, her CPA designation in 2003, was recognized as “Top Forty under Forty” in 1999 by Ottawa Business Journal, and completed the ICD Director Education Program attaining the ICD.D designation in 2012.
Andrea C. Johnson | Secretary to the Board of DragonWave