Vivek joined Clearstone in October 2003, bringing deep telecommunications and networking technical and market expertise to the firm. Prior to Clearstone, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Matrix Partners. Prior to Matrix, Vivek worked at Sycamore Networks in Business Development, where he led US carrier market development and software partnerships. Vivek was a core member of Sycamore’s strategic planning team and was instrumental in developing tier-1 carrier strategy, and establishing and managing multi-million dollar partnerships. Prior to Sycamore, Vivek worked at Verizon (Bell Atlantic) in various roles including systems planning, engineering, and development. At Verizon, he was a recipient of the Spirit of Excellence Chairman’s Award – Verizon’s highest honor.
Vivek earned his BS in Electrical Engineering with Distinction from Bangalore University, India; his MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park; and his MBA from Harvard Business School.