Meru Makes Cuts

Wireless LAN switch startup Meru Networks Inc. has cut its VP of worldwide sales and several marketing staff, but the company says it is actually still growing.

A spokesman for Meru says the outgoing sales veep, Jerry Jalaba, is leaving because the company is "aligning our headcount with our business needs." So far, the firm has no plans to seek a replacement.

"Three or four" marketing people are also getting the chop, but the spokesman says the pink slips are not a sign of serious bloodletting at the startup.

"There's no major whacking going on," he assures Unstrung.

In fact, he says Meru has increased its overall headcount, and he claims sales are increasing "two or three hundred percent" quarter-over-quarter. Meru also has plans to expand its operations in Asia.

Meru's actions, however, certainly confirm the fluidity of the wireless LAN market, which has recently seen a slew of shutdowns and exits alongside some positive news about enterprise WLAN growth (see Agere Quits 802.11, Extreme's Jain Drain, and WLAN: Winners & Losers).

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

lrmobile_wifiguy 12/5/2012 | 1:10:15 AM
re: Meru Makes Cuts Yeah, right. Of course, all cuts will *always* be down-played. The word on the street from the "handful" of whacked people is that like half the company is gone. Does anyone else hear the giant sucking sound?
OpticOm 12/5/2012 | 1:10:14 AM
re: Meru Makes Cuts I have never seen less trustful and less qualified "execs" than those at Meru.
sekarm 12/5/2012 | 1:10:08 AM
re: Meru Makes Cuts so 4 days after "no major whacking", they announce a new/expanded facility in Bangalore? hmm...
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