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Board of Directors


Tarique Mustafa


Founder, CEO & Chairman

Tarique is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of nexTier Networks, Inc. Previously, Tarique founded Network Utilities, a Silicon Valley startup that built a wireless infrastructure and security platform. Tarique also served as the CTO of Andes Networks, architects of an SSL Security Appliance and acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003). Most recently Tarique served as Principal Architect at Nevis Networks where he was responsible for building next generation Security Monitoring and Security Event Correlation technology for IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention) and SSL/IPSec.
Tarique has held key technical positions with Symantec Corporation, DHL Airways, MCI WorldCom and EDS Systems where he led engineering teams developing and running industry-leading technologies,applications and systems. Tarique has several patents pending with USPTO and has published many research publications in areas of computer & network security, software architecture and database technologies. Tarique holds masterís degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC). Tarique was awarded the prestigious Rotary International Scholarship for Computer Science studies from USC based on his doctoral studies in Computer Science.

Naveed Alam


(External BOD Member)

John Montgomery



John has practiced corporate law in Silicon Valley since 1984. John's experience includes extensive corporate counseling to public and private companies and venture capital firms. He has represented clients in connection with numerous venture capital financings, initial public offerings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions and a variety of other general corporate matters. Prior to co-founding M&H, John was the co-chairman of the venture capital practice at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP, an early partner of GCA Law Partners, LLP and an associate corporate attorney at Baker & McKenzie and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. John was also an in-house attorney at The Cooper Companies. John is passionately committed to accelerating the growth and success of his clients' businesses and is a frequent speaker and panelist on venture capital topics at forums like the Churchill Club, SVASE and Intel's CFO Forum. John is also actively involved with Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, The Asian Religions and Cultures Intitiative at Stanford University, and E2, Environmental Entreprenuers. John has a J.D. from Northwestern College of Law, Lewis & Clark College and B.A. from Stanford University.


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