Leadership Team

Eric Chen

Eric Chen

Founder & CTO

As Relay2’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Eric is responsible for leading the company’s product development and technology solutions to support business strategy.

He founded Relay2 in 2011 with the vision of the next generation cloud controller as a platform. He was the CEO until 2013 and has led the company from its birth through the early stages. Prior to Relay2, Eric was a senior member of the CTO Office at Nokia Networks Systems and was granted one US and International patent during his tenure at Nokia. Previously, he was a senior software engineering manager at Asus Computer International, Tahoe Networks, and Cisco Systems, Inc.

Eric holds a B.S. degree from National Taiwan University as well as an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University.

Wei Lu

Wei Lu

VP of Business Development in China

Wei Lu brings over seventeen years experience in business development, solution sales and marketing in mobile industry. Prior to Relay2, he held a variety of management positions in business development, sales and marketing, and professional service in Nokia, where he experienced mobile infrastructure business growth in China.

Wei graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with Bachelor Degree on engineering, and Advanced Management Program from China Europe International Business School

Satoshi Arano

Satoshi Arano

Country Manager of Japan

Arano joined Relay2 from Mitel (Mavenir/Stoke) to open Japan market.

In previous careers Arano spans business development roles and restructuring of global companies in Japan, in Stoke after win of NTT Docomo business added KDDI and Soft Bank as customers, in ZTE recover mobile business in short period and reconstruct Network Business Division by hiring 80 Japanese, in Raritan reconstruct partner structure and sales organization and increase market share from 25% to 55%, in Alcatel-Lucent working throughout North Asia and APAC to establish Japan business, in Centillium Communications in charge of ADSL and FTTH chipset business with NTT and Japanese vendors(NEC, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Oki), in Ericsson as Senior marketing manager in charge of contract negotiation of 3G system with J-Phone(Soft Bank) , in Avionics during log period as High Density Packaging Engineer in charge of a number of national projects in defense and space area and after cold war started to work in cellular phone market.

Richard Shao 
Directot of Product Management 

As Director of product management, Richard Shao leads Relay2’s product platform strategy and roadmap to support company vision and drive business growth.

Richard Shao brings in rich product management experiences and technology expertise from his multiple senior product management roles at Cisco. In those roles, Richard led product strategy and execution of multiple product lines, including software, hardware appliance, and Cloud SaaS product offerings. He brought several new, innovative products to markets spanning multiple segments that include service provider, enterprise, commercial, SMB, and public sector. He served as a business lead for his product portfolio where he spearheaded overall business strategy and operations, including GTM, partnership development, ODM/JDM management, in addition to P&L, product positioning, pricing responsibilities.

Richard holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and several US patents.

Andreas

Director of Program Management 

Before joining Relay2, Andreas enjoyed 6 years doing research and development at Microsoft. During his time in Microsoft Research he worked on future wireless networking concepts and methods of empiric software engineering, which lead to the grant of three patents and a number of publications. Prior to working with Microsoft, he held different engineering/management positions at Nokia Networks in the SGSN and GGSN platform development and CTO office. He also worked many years as software developer in the areas of high-performance computing (Pallas GmbH acquired by Intel) and industry automation

Andreas holds a B.Sc. honors in Computer Science from University of Applied Science Cologne – Germany 

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