Rehan Jalil is a venture advisor to Mayfield Fund. He was President of WiChorus (A Tellabs Company) and SVP, Mobile Internet of Tellabs. He led WiChorus as founder and CEO through inception, product delivery, major customer wins and eventual merger with Tellabs for about $200 million in cash and stock. Previously, he was chief architect at Aperto Networks, where he led development of broadband wireless silicon and carrier-grade equipment. Rehan also worked for Sun Microsystems, where he contributed in development of one of the industry’s earliest advanced multi-core multithreaded processor for throughput computing and graphics applications. At Siemens, he managed large-scale projects related to system-level design and implementation.
He contributes to social entrepreneurship projects, is on the board of OPEN and Koshish and is a charter member of TiE. He holds a Bachelor of electrical engineering from NED University and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and has 25 patents pending. He was named Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for 2010.