Board of Directors
Dr. Surinder Kumar
Dr. Surinder Kumar founded Vecima Networks Inc. in 1988. Dr. Kumar was a professor and holder of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council’s Industrial Chair in Telecommunications at the University of Saskatchewan from 1987 to 1997. From 1982 to 1987, he was Vice President of Research for SED Systems where he was involved in the design of a variety of satellite earth stations. Prior to 1982, he worked with a government research laboratory in India. Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical communication engineering in 1967 from the India Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and his Masters of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 1971. He received his Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada where he was a Commonwealth Scholar. Dr. Kumar was named 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year for Western Canada and 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Pacific Region in Information Technology.
Dr. Kumar is a well recognized expert in microwave engineering and has a number of patents and papers in this area. He has supervised a number of M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and has extensive industrial experience.
Mr. Scott Edmonds
Mr. Edmonds’ 30 year career has been a unique blend of operational, strategic and financial leadership roles in both large and small companies in Canada, Europe and Asia. Most recently Mr. Edmonds led the turnaround of Webtech Wireless into a supplier of software as a service solution to fleet managers across North America. For his efforts, in 2014 he was recognized as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award (Pacific Region) in the B2B (business-to-business) category.
Prior to Webtech Wireless, Mr. Edmonds held CFO roles in two other Vancouver area software companies as well as 10 years with The Walt Disney Company in France, Indonesia and Singapore. Mr. Edmonds has also served on a variety of public and private company boards of directors over the past ten years. As a board member, Mr. Edmonds has acted as audit committee chair as well as governance and compensation committee chair. Mr. Edmonds holds a degree in finance and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Edmonds has also completed the Executive Development Program at The Kellogg School and was recently awarded the ICD.D designation.
Mr. T. Kent Elliott
Mr. Elliott is a 35 year veteran within the Internet security and telecommunication industries.
He has held a wide range of international executive positions including: CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman at ForeScout Technologies, Senior VP and Internet Communications at Nokia, President and CEO at Vienna Systems (acquired by Nokia December 1998), VP Sales and Marketing at TMI Communications, and Senior VP Product Management, GM of APAC and AVP of Business Development at Mitel Corporation.
Mr. Elliott has raised funds, sold and acquired companies and is a private start-up investor. He holds two degrees from Queen’s University, Canada: a B.Comm honours degree majoring in accounting and finance, and an MBA with a primary focus on marketing and strategic planning.
Director & Chief Executive Officer
Sumit Kumar is the President & CEO of Vecima Networks. With significant technical and executive experience, Sumit worked in Vecima’s R&D department on the architecture and development of EdgeQAM and WiMax products as well as within the business development and senior management groups since joining Vecima in 1995.
Sumit works closely with the senior management team and the Board of Directors to develop and execute the overall strategy for the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree and a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
Danial Faizullabhoy, who is currently the CEO of Cypherpath Inc, brings more than 20 years of experience in general management, venture capital, and strategic growth of companies. From June 2012 through March 2014, Danial worked as an independent consultant providing operational, financial, and strategic advice. From July 2006 through December 2012, he served as President and CEO of BroadLogic Network Technologies, Inc. (BroadLogic), a video-processing mixed signal semiconductor design and supply company. Education: B.S.E.E. from Norwich University and a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. Board Memberships: Danial served on the board of directors of the following private companies: BroadLogic from 1999 thru 2012; Matisse Networks, Inc. from May 2001 to April 2007; Sierra Atlantic, Inc. from July 1999 to April 2007; and Airtight Networks, Inc. from March 2004 to April 2007.