Management

Venkat Mattela, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mattela has over 30 years of engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry. He is responsible for the company vision, strategy and execution. Prior to founding Redpine, Mr. Mattela was at Network Media Platforms Group of Analog Devices as Director and led many industry leading VLSI product development from concept to production. Prior to joining ADI, he was at Infineon Technologies as Director of Engineering and led the micro-architecture and design of TriCore MCU-DSP processor. Mr. Mattela started his career at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India in January 1983. Mr. Mattela holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India, and a graduate of Owner President Management (OPM) program of Harvard Business School and holds over 20 US patents.


David Shefler, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development

Mr. David Shefler joined the company in 2019. He brings over 25 years of experience in Management, Sales, Global Business Development and Marketing in semiconductors and systems for the Consumer Electronics, Wireless, Medical and Industrial markets. Prior to joining Redpine Signals, David was Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Amimon which was acquired by Vitec Group in late 2018. He also held senior business positions in various companies including Texas Instruments, Butterfly Communications and Kunatech.David holds a BSEE degree from Technion, Israel.


Dhiraj Sogani, Senior Vice President, Marketing

Mr. Sogani has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor, system and design automation industries. In his current role at Redpine, he has the worldwide responsibility for wireless chip and module business. Mr. Sogani joined Redpine from Wi2Wi, a wireless sub-system provider, where he served as the General Manager & Sr. Vice President and successfully launched multiple products in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS markets. Prior to joining Wi2Wi, Mr. Sogani co-founded and served as VP of Engineering and Marketing at ICONIC Technologies, a System-in-Package company that developed products in the data communication and networking market segments. Mr. Sogani has also served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Applications for Sequence Design, Inc. (now part of Ansys) and has held senior level marketing and engineering positions with Duet Technologies (now part of NXP). Mr. Sogani holds a BSEE from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, an MBA from Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University and Certificates in Marketing & Project Management from University of California, Berkeley. He also holds multiple US patents.


Prabhashankar Shastry, Vice President, Engineering

Prabhu has over 25 years of industry experience in Wireless Communications, Systems Architecture, Product development, and change management. Prabhu has a long-standing track record of defining and executing highly complex wireless silicon and system product roadmaps while driving strategic engineering initiatives to support long term business goals. Prabhu is responsible for Redpine’s hardware and software products. Most recently, Prabhu was the Director of Engineering at Qualcomm and developed products and IP for Smart Home, Control & Automation, Infotainment and Telematics markets. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles at CSR, Marvell, Resonext and Proxim. Prabhu has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University and MBA from Indian School of Business.


Chandra Sekhar Abburi, Vice President, Systems and Software

Mr. Abburi has over 26 years of experience in a range of areas including, product development, management, and customer support. He manages systems and was instrumental in the creation of Redpine Signals system lab for the validation wireless systems. He is now responsible for manufacturing operations of all our systems products. Prior to Redpine Signals, Mr. Abburi led the engineering group of Exaband in the development of a VOIP product for their internet-based unified messaging system. Mr. Abburi possesses a Masters degree in Advanced Electronics from JNTU, Hyderabad, India.


Narasimhan Venkatesh, Vice President, Advanced Technologies

Mr. Venkatesh has over 28 years of engineering and management experience in wireless system design, telecommunications, optical networking and avionics. Mr. Venkatesh is a key wireless technologist and champions the universal integration of wireless into embedded systems. His responsibilities include leading the development of wireless systems at Redpine's development center in Hyderabad, and their application in diverse industry areas. Prior to joining Redpine Signals, Mr. Venkatesh was General Manager of Paxonet Communications. Prior to that, he was Deputy Manager in the avionics research unit of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. Mr. Venkatesh holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.