Phil Delansay, PhD
Senior Vice President, Business Development
As Aquantia’s senior vice president of business development Phil oversees business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, legal, patents and corporate communications. He also served as the company’s founding president and chief executive officer during the critical stealth period from 2004 to 2009.
Prior to Aquantia, Phil held various management roles in companies ranging from early-stage startups to large international corporations. After starting his career in optical networking at NEC in Japan, Phil joined Alcatel, first in France and then in the United States. His responsibilities there spanned high-capacity WDM networks to next-generation packet switching architectures. He then joined Lightera Networks in the startup phase which was eventually acquired by Ciena. Phil spearheaded Lightera’s 10Gigabit development effort, and lead the Core Director product optical/electrical interfaces engineering group. Later, as part of Lightera’s CTO office, Phil worked on projects involving high-speed interconnects and next-generation switching architectures. In 2003 Phil joined Greylock Partners as an entrepreneur in residence, helping to execute due diligence on a number of projects before founding Aquantia in January 2004. Phil received his PhD in semiconductor physics from Orsay University and his MSEE from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, France.