Meet our Team

Dr. Venkata Rayapati

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Prior to SAI, Dr. Rayapati worked as Vice President of Design Engineering at Chartered Semiconductor, and served as Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Xalted Networks Inc. Rayapati also co-founded Portal Player Inc. (now part of NVidia) as their VP of Engineering & CTO. He has over twenty years of experience in Cyber Security, Wireless Video, and Artificial Intelligence. Before that he worked at Lucent Technologies as Director of Product Development, responsible for development of the broadband access products. He won Bell Labs President Award for the innovation of Stinger and Eagle Products. He held several technical positions at Nortel Networks, National Semiconductor (Chief Architect) and AMD (Architecture Manager of K6 & K7). Dr. Rayapati was also on the Board of Directors at Digital Video Systems Inc. and has held various technical advisory board memberships at Zarlink Semiconductor. Dr. Rayapati holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Montreal, Canada. He has also taught several courses at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz in emerging Wireless, Optical Communications, Telecom, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security related advanced technologies. Dr. Rayapati has published approximately 35 papers in various reputable International Journals and Conferences

John Wilson

Vice-President of Sales

John Wilson is Vice President of Sales for SAI Technology. Prior to joining SAI, John worked as a Regional Vice -President of Sales for MCI WorldCom, Vice President of Sales for Williams Communications, Vice President of Sales for Frontier Communications, and Vice President of Teleglobe. He generated over $4 Billion dollars sales Revenue over the 20 years period. John has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years and has held several senior global sales leadership positions in networking & Telecom organizations. He developed and managed senior executive relationships with Intel, Yahoo, Cisco Systems, NADG, Trusthouse Forte, and Kaiser Permanente etc. John thrives on exceeding revenue goals and has always been a top producer and market innovator. John is a strategic Sales Leader in the Networking, Telecom, and Healthcare verticals. John has BA Degree in Business and Political Science from Westminster College, PA.

Phillip hadreas

Vice-President of Sales - US region

Phillip Hadreas is Vice President of Sales for SAI Technology. Prior to joining SAI Technology, Phillip worked as Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Open Source Storage. Where he spear- headed and managed both domestic and international markets. With over 20 years of enterprise sales experience with significant sales revenue generated. Phillip has cultivated and managed large enterprise accounts such as Stanford Medical, Dignity Health, UCSF Medical, Wells Fargo, AIG and Nordstrom. He has also held positions at EMC, Cardiff Software, and Xerox in which he played a pivotal role in driving growth. Phillip’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach and overall revenue growth. He earned a BA in Public Relations and Business Economics from California State University, Chico

Ajit Khokar

Vice President of Engineering

Ajit Khokar, Vice President of Engineering at SAI Technology, manages all phases of product development functions related to 4G LTE/5G CRAN, eNB, EPC, UE, Stinger, Eagle IOT Gateway Products. Ajit played a pivotal role in the development of world’s first WiFi 4X4 MIMO Product to completion as a joint venture effort between SAI and Qualcomm. Prior to SAI Technology, Ajit has worked as development engineer on many networking products include Cisco's WLAN products and Gateway Products etc. His core responsibilities: product development, management, research and development (R&D). He is also responsible for the end to end product quality design from concept to delivery to the customers. Since joining with SAI Technology in 2008, Ajit has served in several pivotal roles in product research and development (R&D) organization. He has been instrumental to the organization for growth and managed several product releases related 4G LTE/5G Products. He is a pioneer in advanced WiFi/LTE Security Algorithms implementation. He holds B.S degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Maharshi Dayanand University, India.

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