Ameesh Divatia came to Lightwire in October 2009 after serving as an Executive Advisor since October 2008. Ameesh has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise networking, service provider infrastructure and enterprise storage markets. From May 2006 to September of 2008, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intelligent Network Products at Emulex Corporation. Ameesh came to Emulex as a result of the company’s acquisition of Aarohi Communications. He was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aarohi Communications since its inception in April 2001 and was responsible for establishing Aarohi as a successful player in the storage virtualization and converged fabric space. Prior to joining Aarohi, he was Chief Product Strategist for the optical transport business unit at Cisco Systems. Ameesh came to Cisco in December 1998 through the acquisition of PipeLinks, Inc, a company he founded in July 1996 and was its Chief Technology Officer. Ameesh received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Irvine and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the M. S. University of Baroda.