Management


HP Jin
Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
HP co-founded Telenav in 1999 and has led the company to become a global leader in location-based services (LBS), automotive navigation and location-targeted mobile advertising. Telenav was the first company to launch GPS navigation services for mobile phones to the world, and today its product reaches more than 100 countries on mobile phones and within vehicles. Telenav was also the first LBS company in the USA to IPO when it began publicly trading on NASDAQ in May 2010. Telenav has subsidiaries in US, China, Europe and South America.

Prior to starting Telenav, HP served as a Senior Strategy Consultant for the McKenna Group and a Business Strategy and Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company. HP has also served as a Technical Director at LINCSS/Loral Space Communication.

HP holds a Ph.D. in Guidance, Navigation and Control (Aeronautics and Astronautics department), a Ph.D. minor in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China.

Michael Strambi
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Strambi was named Chief Financial Officer in June 2012. He was previously Telenav’s vice president of finance. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles for public and private companies. From 2002 to 2006, he was vice president, controller and treasurer of Macromedia, Inc. More recently, he served in senior financial roles for several private, venture-backed technology companies, including Silver Spring Networks, Inc., Metacafe, Inc., and MobiTV, Inc. He also served as vice president, finance for Blue Martini Software. Strambi began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young.

Michael received an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California and a BS in business administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Sacramento.

Y.C. Chao
Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Y.C. Chao is a co-founder of Telenav and has extensive experience in navigation technology implementation as well as software and hardware development. His career includes a track record of success in wireless location technology, network-assisted navigation algorithm development, and the implementation of real-time embedded systems for navigation applications. Y.C. was a GPS software engineer at SnapTrack, where he worked on network-assisted GPS chipset performance, evaluation and software development. Prior to SnapTrack, Y.C. was a GPS receiver engineer for Trimble Navigation.

Y.C. holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, a Master of Science from the University of Texas Aerospace Engineering Center for Space Research, and a Bachelor of Science from National Taiwan University.

Sal Dhanani
Co-Founder and President, Automotive
Sal Dhanani is a co-founder of Telenav and brings years of experience in product marketing, product management, business strategy and operations within the telecom industry. Prior to Telenav, Sal worked with the McKenna Group, a leading strategy-consulting firm, where he developed market entry, product launch and expansion strategies for various start-ups, telecom companies and telecom infrastructure providers. Before joining the McKenna Group, Sal was responsible for product development and management at Schlumberger Ltd., Test and Transactions Group.

Sal completed coursework through Stanford University's IEEM program and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

Dariusz Paczuski
Vice President of Marketing, Products and Monetization
Dariusz Paczuski is responsible for corporate, channel and consumer product marketing as well as product management, mobile advertising and commerce for Telenav. Dariusz's career spans 15 years in consumer-focused media including mobile, local, search, content, and advertising. Dariusz joined Telenav from Microsoft where he led the Bing and Tellme carrier strategy to transform directory assistance into mobile search. Previously, he managed the consumer services business at Tellme where he introduced award-winning products including Tellme with Bing for BlackBerry and Windows phones, and Ford SYNC with Tellme voice services. Prior to joining Tellme, Dariusz served as vice president of search products at AOL, where he managed marketing, product and design. During his career, Dariusz has also held leadership roles at Netscape, MSNBC, NBC and General Electric (GE).

Dariusz holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Certificate in International Business from California State University in Long Beach.

Hassan Wahla
President, Automotive
Hassan Wahla has more than 14 years of experience in the wireless and telematics industries. Hassan is responsible for establishing and managing partnerships with wireless carriers, content providers, channel partners and device manufacturers. Prior to joining Telenav, he managed the GPS Tracking Product Portfolio at Nextel Communications. He also developed and implemented the Consumer LBS strategy for Nextel. Hassan has held several other senior management positions including vice president of business development at Wireless Multimedia Solutions, director of business development at MicroStrategy, Inc, and senior consultant at Maritime Power Corporation.

Hassan holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Peg Wynn
Vice President of Human Resources
Peg Wynn is responsible for Telenav’s human resources (HR) operations worldwide. She has 30 years of HR experience in the Silicon Valley area, most recently as vice president of HR for Atheros Communications (acquired by Qualcomm in spring of 2011). Prior to Atheros, she served as vice president of HR at Granite Construction, senior vice president of HR at Adobe and vice president of worldwide HR at Xilinx. Peg has also served in senior management roles at Intel Corp. and has managed her own consulting firm focused on strategic planning, productivity improvement and large-scale change management programs for international clients.

Peg received her Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She was the recipient of the 2002 Overall HR Excellence Award presented by the Silicon Valley HR Symposium, and also received the 2002 Tribute to Women and Industry Award presented by the YWCA, for her role in the company’s cost reduction program.

Evan Berg
Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy
Evan Berg leads Telenav's investigation and execution of strategic investments and acquisitions and is also responsible for licensing technology and content used in our products and services. He was previously Telenav’s Senior Director of Business Development and has over 13 years of experience in technology companies. Prior to joining Telenav, he held senior Business Development and Corporate Development positions at several public and private, venture-backed companies, including Avid, Visible Measures, Brightcove, Macromedia and Allaire. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Edwards Wildman Palmer in Boston.

Evan holds an MBA and J.D. from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Rochester.

Loren Hillberg
General Counsel
Loren Hillberg has more than 20 years of legal and management experience, bringing a broad range of technology business expertise to the Telenav management team. Prior to joining Telenav, Loren served as vice president, general counsel for Force10 Networks where he was a key member of the executive team providing counsel for day to day operations and strategic decisions. Loren has also served as chief legal officer for a number of companies including Macrovision Corporation, Macromedia, Inc. and Micro Focus Group, where he held executive roles responsible for strategic operations and legal counsel. He began his legal career as a corporate attorney at Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe.

Loren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Longxue Li
General Manager
Longxue Li joined Telenav in 1999 as one of the company’s first employees and served as operations and project manager. In 2002, Longxue was promoted to general manager of Telenav ShangHai, Inc. and Telenav BeiJing, Inc. where he manages Telenav’s Chinese operations and much of Telenav’s engineering operations. Longxue also serves on the company’s board of directors. Before he began his career at Telenav, Longxue was a senior consultant for LCI International, which was later acquired by Qwest International. Longxue has years of experience in commercial software development as he served as a senior software engineer and product manager for ScanData Systems as well as a software engineer for Entek Scientific Corp.

Longxue received his Master of Engineering in computer engineering from Wright State University, a graduate degree in management at the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and his Bachelor of Science from Dalian Institute of Technology in China.