Management Team

The founders and key personnel of TeamF1 come from a strong technical and management leadership background and drive the company to grow as an engineering-focused team bringing pioneering embedded products to the market that raises the bar for the competition.

Mukesh Lulla
Co-founder & President

A co-founder of TeamF1, Mukesh has been with the company since 1998. Before TeamF1, Mukesh was at QuickLogic Corporation for 6 years, where he was a Member of Technical Staff and the architect of their software solutions for FPGA and Embedded Standard Product design. Mukesh holds an MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from R.E.C. Surat in India. He also holds several patents related to programmable silicon, software algorithms and the embedded use of FPGAs. Mukesh's background and experience makes him uniquely qualified to shape the high-level direction of the company's research endeavors as well as to lead the company as it executes its business plan.

Vinai Kolli
Co-founder and Vice-President of Engineering

Vinai is responsible for maintaining TeamF1's technical lead in world-class embedded networking and security technologies. Vinai has over 18 years experience in networking protocols for modern 32-bit RTOSes and embedded operating systems which include a 6-year tenure at Wind River Systems and 3 years at Integrated Systems (ISI). At WindRiver, he was the architect of the SENS networking stack and was also responsible for key architecture ports of VxWorks®. His keen awareness of hardware dependencies and throughput-bottlenecks in embedded systems networking, helped him lay a foundation for the architecture of high-performance networking and security protocols at TeamF1. Vinai holds an MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from R.E.C. Surat in India.

Prasanna Kondapaneni
Vice-President, Application Development

Prasanna joined TeamF1 in October 2001, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in engineering management, software engineering and business development. At TeamF1, Prasanna is responsible for building out its applications, cloud and user-interface strategies. Prior to this role, Prasanna was responsible for setting up TeamF1’s global R&D and operations team and building a world class organization in TeamF1’s India Development Center. Before TeamF1, Prasanna co-founded NightFire Software, Inc., a leading developer of intersystem service management platforms for the telecommunication industry. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Auburn University, Alabama.

Deepak Kulkarni
Vice-President, Business Development & International Sales

Deepak joined TeamF1 in June 2002, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development. At TeamF1 he is responsible for the expansion of International sales and forging relationships with Key ODM and processor partners. Before joining TeamF1, he worked with BI Technologies (Astec Power/Emerson Electric) where he managed a key product Line. Prior to BI technologies, he was the Director of International sales responsible for the sales of Mixed Signal semiconductor devices. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Karnataka, India and Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

Michael Brockway
Vice-President, North America Sales

Michael Brockway joined TeamF1 in September 2008 as Vice President of Sales, bringing more than 20 years of experience in domestic and global sales. Prior to joining TeamF1, from 2003 to 2008, he served as Vice President of Sales at Embedded Solution Partners, a value added reseller of software technology for the embedded systems industry. During his tenure at Embedded Solution Partners, Michael was a key contributor to the company’s growth and success, leading to its acquisition in 2008. From 1996 to 2003 he was at Wind River Systems, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, where he was responsible for managing tier-1 strategic accounts in North America and International. Prior to Wind River Systems, Michael held various senior sales management positions at Tektronix and Fluke Manufacturing, developers of test and measurement equipment for the electronic industry. Michael's role at TeamF1 is to ensure that all revenue, profitability, productivity, and customer satisfaction goals are met. Michael graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Business Administration.

Rama Chandra Rao Nalam (RC)
Vice-President, Application Engineering and Special Projects
RC joined TeamF1 in 2003 and has more than 13 years of experience in software engineering and engineering management. RC is responsible for directing the srategic engineering vision of the company and leading efforts on working with key company accounts. RC has played a key role in growing the company to where it stands today through his contribution in developing TeamF1's intellectual property portfolio with key interest in latest technological advancements.