The Aeras Networks

Bethe Strickland

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President and Chief Executive Officer

As the President, CEO and founder, Ms. Strickland is responsible for corporate strategy and direction, along with investor relations. She oversees the organizational and financial structure to support the company’s rapid growth and long-term stability. Ms. Strickland is an experienced executive with more than 20 years of experience in the high-technology industry. As an advisor to a small ($4MM) but high-potential communications company in 2000, Ms. Strickland successfully negotiated and orchestrated a sale of this company (DiscoveryComm) within six months to Nokia Broadband Networks for $230MM.

Ms. Strickland identified a product need in the telecommunications industry in the mid-1980’s and helped launch ADTRAN, a successful start-up company that went public in 1994. ADTRAN’S revenues for 2002 were approximately $400MM. Ms. Strickland has been an active investor, advisor, and board member in emerging technology companies. She earned a Master's Degree from the Pepperdine University Presidential MBA Program, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Psychology from Colorado Christian University.