As Senior Product Line Manager, Mike oversees Ixia’s Carrier Ethernet go-to-market strategy and product line on the Ixia core and IxN2X platforms. Before moving into Product Management, Mike spent over 11 years in the communications industry becoming an expert in advanced routing/switching protocols and transport design, playing key roles in supporting, testing and designing local and wide area networks. Mike’s professional experience includes roles in network engineering and marketing at IBM, AT&T, and Spirent Communications. In his current role at Ixia, he contributes to the development of advanced routing and switching test equipment and helps drive strategic marketing programs. He has spoken at several industry events including CEWC, MPLSConn, MPLS World Congress and has conducted many technical seminars throughout the world. Mike also represents Ixia within the Metro Ethernet Forum and is on the IEEE-ISTO Committee of Experts for IEEE 1588.