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Tallac Networks delivers industry-leading SD-Branch remote site automation enabling a new level of automation and control of the branch office via a cost-effective cloud-based solution that offers faster response and resolution to common branch-office issues without having to send your IT tech on-site.

Tallac delivers SD-Branch automation using Software Defined Mobility to deliver solutions providing cloud-based capabilities for rapid configuration and deployment and robust cloud-based management and automation capabilities for your wired, wireless and branch office environments.  Tallac is a leading innovator in SD-Branch with recognized industry cloud service patents delivering cloud-based solutions and services opportunities.

Tallac Networks Team

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Bill is an outspoken advocate for Software-Defined Networking and the rich capabilities this breakthrough technology represents. Bill brings a strong passion for customers, technology, and business results to Tallac.

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Bill Johnson


Paul is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Tallac Networks. Prior to Tallac Networks Paul was a Fellow at Hewlett Packard Networking and Communications Labs. He was responsive for HP’s research into mobility, wireless and SDN network infrastructure. In this 33 years he has become widely esteemed as an inventor and leader in the networking industry


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Paul Congdon

Andrew is VP of Marketing & Business Development with 25+ years innovative sales & marketing leadership in Europe and US with both startups and Hewlett Packard.
Andrew has a strong passion for bringing customer solutions to the market that are simple to understand and deliver significant business value.

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VP Marketing & Biz Dev

Andrew Wilkinson

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VP Sales

Darla Sommerville

Darla is the VP of Sales at Tallac Networks. With over 25 years of Sales, Marketing, Business, and Channel Development, and Operations Management experience at Hewlett Packard Networking and other companies, Darla has a strong customer focus and passion for working with channel partners and customers to create solutions that deliver business results.

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EMEA Sales Managing Director

Clive Hallam

Clive is Managing Director of EMEA sales, based in the UK. With 20 years of extensive channel, end user sales experience. Clive successfully helped grow the HP Networking Business in the UK to #2 and is now driving Tallac Sales in the UK and mainland Europe


Ali is Co-Founder and Principal Systems Architect at Tallac Networks with 28 years of experience in the computer industry. Ali started his career as a software development engineer with HP‘s Personal Computer business working on firmware and operating systems. Ali spent most of his career as a systems architect in HP’s Networking Server Division, and later joined HP’s Business Critical Systems working on Microsoft Windows Server enablement

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Principal System Architect

Ali Ezzet

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Principal Software Architect

Chuck Black

Chuck is a Co-Founder and Principal Software Architect at Tallac Networks. He has over 30 years of experience in the networking industry and is a recognized innovator and developer of products in the areas of network management, network security and data center connectivity. Chuck authored Software Defined Networks: A Comprehensive Approach

Advisory Team

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CEO Edgecore Networks

George Tchaparian

CEO Edgecore Networks, GM of Accton Data Center / Open Networking and Vice Chair of Open Compute Project, Taiwan


Dr. Paul Goransson co-founded Elbrys Networks, Inc. and serves as its Chairperson. As Chairperson of the Elbrys board, Dr. Goransson leads corporate strategy and directs Elbrys’ Intellectual Property portfolio. He founded Meetinghouse Data Communications, Inc. in 1988 and served as its President. He co-founded Qosnetics in 1996. He is a passionate, extreme entrepreneur that has led two boot-strap start-up companies through successful acquisitions by industry giants – Qosnetics by Hewlett Packard (1999) and Meetinghouse by Cisco (2006). He held senior management roles with HP’s Advanced Networks division (currently Agilent) focused on Internet protocols and Cisco’s wireless networking business unit focused on wireless branch office and sensors solutions. 

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Founder and Chairman, Elbrys Networks

Paul Goransson

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