Executive Management


Malik Khan, Executive Chairman.

Mr. Khan co-founded LTN and serves as its executive chairman of the Board. From July 2005 to July 2007, Mr. Khan served as Chairman and CEO of NexTone, Inc., a session border controller (“SBC”) company. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Khan served as Chairman and CEO of Converged Access, Inc., an integrated IP voice and data solutions company. Prior to that, Mr. Khan was founder, Chairman and CEO of Sitara Networks from 1996 to 2004 and co-founder and Chairman of Indus River Networks from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Khan served as entrepreneur-in-residence at Flagship Ventures during 1996. From 1984 to 1996, Mr. Khan was employed by Motorola Inc. and served in a variety of executive roles, including Vice President and General Manager of Motorola’s Network Systems Division.

Mr. Khan holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Chemical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School

Yousef Javadi, President and CEO.

Mr. Javadi is a co-founder of LTN and its President and CEO. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive leader in both telecom services and IP technology. Mr. Javadi brings over 25 years of experience at starting, growing, and running global businesses. Most recently, Mr. Javadi was President of NexTone Communications, a privately held provider of software products. Earlier, Mr. Javadi was President of Sprint International, where he ran all of Sprint’s businesses, alliances, and relationships outside of the U.S. Under Mr. Javadi’s leadership and direction, Sprint built its next generation global Internet backbone. Prior to that, he held increasingly important corporate executive positions, including: head of the billion dollar North American operations of Primus Telecom; president of a wireless messaging unit at G.E. Capital; and vice-president of global sales and marketing at OTI, a start up satellite company that was sold to MCI.

Mr. Javadi holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Yair Amir, Chief Science Officer

Dr. Amir is a co-founder and the Chief Science Officer at LTN. He is an established expert in building messaging systems and C3I systems. Dr. Amir is the initiator of the Spread group communication and messaging toolkit (www.spread.org), which is used in thousands of installations around the world in commercial, academic and government settings. He also led the development of Secure Spread, which includes the first robust key agreement protocols. Dr. Amir is a creator of the Spines overlay network platform and the SMesh wireless mesh network, the first seamless 802.11 mesh with fast, lossless handoff (www.smesh.org), as well as the Backhand load balancing and Wackamole NxWay fair-over web clustering projects (www.backhand.org).

Dr. Amir also serves as a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Distributed Systems and Networks lab (www.dsn.jhu.edu) at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Amir’s academic research has been funded by DARPA, NSF, NASA, and the NSA. He was nominated for the agency-wide “Performer with Significant Technical Achievement” DARPA award for 2004, and was awarded the DARPA Dynamic Coalitions program “Bytes for Buck” trophy in 2002.

Dr. Amir holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Participation by Dr. Amir as an officer does not constitute or imply endorsement by Johns Hopkins University.