As a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience developing innovative technology and leading high-growth organizations, Plamen Minev specializes in building large-scale telecom, enterprise, and cloud solutions by inspiring high-energy engineering teams. With a dynamic background that includes senior leadership and management roles, he brings deep crossfunctional experience that spans a wide range of company sizes, technologies, and industries. He has led the development of groundbreaking technologies and products at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies (e.g., Cisco, CPLANE, CITTIO, Topspin, Nortel, and SUN). A native of Bulgaria, Plamen holds an MS in computer science and computer engineering from Sofia Technical University (Bulgaria). He moved to the U.S. in 1992 and lives in the Silicon Valley. Plamen speaks English and Bulgarian fluently and Russian conversationally.