Management Team

Vaibhav Sathe, President

Vaibhav Sathe has over 23 years of experience in wireless communications. Mr. Sathe has an excellent technical background and strong leadership qualities along with keen problem solving skills. Prior to founding Perigee, Mr. Sathe worked as Vice President with Advanced Mobile Integrations (AMI). He was key contributor to the growth of AMI in 4 years of operation and also expanding business with Vodafone USA. Prior to AMI, he built and mentored a powerful team of technical specialists in Bechtel’s Telecommunication Division that executed several network integration and deployment projects with AT&T Mobility from 2003 through 2011. He was a key player in AT&T/Cingular’s initiatives to launch 2G, 3G and LTE networks and directed seven mergers and network integration projects. Prior to Bechtel, Mr. Sathe worked with AT&T Wireless in the fixed wireless division and with Netro Corp in the Customer Advocacy group in pre-sales system engineering support. He also worked in several international markets in EAME and the Far East deploying cellular networks with Hughes Network Systems. Mr. Sathe holds a B.E. (Electronics) degree from University of Bombay and M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

Murthy Bonda, Vice President

Murthy Bonda has over 18 years of experience in Telecom industry including design, development, testing, implementation, sales and support for a wide range of wireless products and services. Area of expertise includes all telecom technologies in the segments of RF, Telecom & IP core networks. Extensive experience in telecom protocols, Voice/Packet core technologies, testing methodologies, troubleshooting and process improvements. Experienced in technical development, troubleshooting, customer interface, partnership building and team/project management. Murthy holds a B.E. (Electronics and Communication) degree from University of Madras.

Strong Technical Team

Ebenezar Raj

Mr. Raj has over 22 years of experience in Telecom industry. He has been working with Bechtel/AMI on the AT&T projects for the past years and is a Subject Matter Expert on 2G/3G/LTE/VoLTE technologies, various EPC and IMS core network acceptance and signaling protocols (SS7, CAMEL, SIP). Prior to AMI, Mr. Raj worked for 10 years with Lucent Bell Labs in Germany, Malaysia and Chicago providing services in vendor compliance testing, interoperability testing and supported development of MAP for Lucent softswitch. Mr. Raj has Bachelors of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from India.

Ernest (Don) Walker Jr.

Mr. Walker has over 29 years in the Telecommunications Industry with a vast experience in wireline and wireless service requirements, design and deployment. Mr. Walker has designed and deployed various start-up wireless networks including Aerial Communications, Sprint PCS and Chase Communications to name a few. He has managed and provided technical support for various LTE and VoLTE projects within AT&T. He has obtained extensive experience in leading edge technology requirements and Wireline system design while working as a Lead Member of Technical Staff (MTS) at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Mr. Walker has been responsible for the management and budgeting for complete network engineering systems totaling in excess of $15-$20 million. Mr. Walker graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Walker also holds a MS Degree in Electrical Engineering and a MS Degree in Computer Science from The Stevens Institute of Technology.

Jaya Rudrakshala

Jaya has over 11 years of experience and she been working with AMI as Senior Member of Technical Staff. She has successfully led and delivered on key special projects for AMI such as Apple iPhone launch for AT&T, IT production launch for AIO/Cricket Wireless, Re-IMSI (2G sunset) project for AT&T, Picocell Deployment for disaster recovery for Vanguard, Maersk Container SIM Profile for Vanguard, VOLTE friendly user trial at various locations for AT&T, and Wireless performance QoS reporting for AT&T. Jaya holds a Master's degree in Telecommunications Management from Oklahoma State University, she started her career at AT&T's West and Southeast network operations centers. She later joined Bechtel Telecom as a Senior RF engineer to contribute to AT&T's Blue to Gold Integration effort in Georgia.

Gagan Sanghera

Mr. Sanghera has over 13 years experience in Telecommunications field. He worked as the Manager of Smalls Cells division in AMI and He also led the Small Cells Group division in Strategy and testing process for deployment of Small Cells within AT&T’s network. He has also been the technical lead on various projects that resulted in the national launch of the AT&T 3G/LTE networks, the 3G/LTE residential and commercial Small Cell, has been part of the launch of the Apple iPhone at AT&T and the post-launch operations. Prior to AMI he worked at Bechtel Telecommunications Division and contributed to network integration and 3G/LTE deployment projects with Cingular Wireless and AT&T Mobility. Prior to Bechtel he worked as Systems test Engineer at ALU and was involved in IP qualification of ALU products including DSL boards, Residential Gateways. Prior to ALU he worked as a Systems Engineer at Telcordia Technologies (now Ericsson) on Verizon’s ADSL Solution and wrote requirements for Configuration of Verizon’s Element Management System and prepared Equipment Models for Network Elements and EMS for Telkom South Africa. Mr. Sanghera graduated with B.A.Sc. Honors in Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University, Canada.

Rashmi Rao

Rashmi Rao has over 16 years experience in various wireless technologies like GSM, UMTS, HSPA, LTE and VOLTE. She started working at Ericsson after graduating with a Master's degree in Computer Science from University of Texas in Dallas. She Worked with Ericsson's Research and Development division developing the MSC software. She later worked in Bechtel's Telecommunications Divison on network integration and 3G/LTE Deployment projects with AT&T Mobilty. In AMI, she is currently leading a team of technical specialists for AT&T's VOLTE deployment and other initiatives. She also supported launch of the first generation iPhone and AT&T's Digital Life product.  She planned and lead a team to execute UAT and pre-production end to end testing for ATT Prepaid IVR and AT&T Real times Usage Notification products.