Meru Makes Cuts
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