Technologies are only as strong as the technologists who build them. Plexxi co-founder and Vice President of Engineering Ephraim Dobbins is among the best with over 25 years of experience in engineering development. Most recently, Ephraim spent six years as the Vice President of Engineering at Acme Packet where he was responsible for the design and development of the company product set. Prior to that, Ephraim spent five years at Bay Networks (now Nortel) where he built a team and led the design and development of a set of next-generation routers and integrated voice over IP gateways. Ephraim is the primary author of two patent applications and the co-author of four patent applications in the telecommunications field. Ephraim holds a BS in Applied Mathematics with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.