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Manish Nair

Manish Nair

Director of Engineering

Manish Nair is the Director of Engineering at Cumulus Networks. He has years of experience with software engineering in remote sites within the networking industry, previously working as Senior Manager of Engineering at Cisco Systems. Joining Cumulus, Manish was fascinated by building a team focused on a progressive product that is disrupting the industry through the disaggregation of hardware and software. Based in Bangalore, India he is leading a team that is expanding Cumulus Linux functionality by incorporating Broadcom chipsets that enable high-speed forwarding of packets.

Manish is a methodical person who leads with a results-oriented management style. A proponent of thorough planning, he works closely with his team to set daily and weekly goals that have the end-result in mind. At the same time, he makes sure to avoid analysis paralysis and losing time in the preparation phase. Once reports know their role, he gives them procedural flexibility and autonomy and expects them to dive head first into the project. Manish’s helpful and respectful nature fosters a collaborative work environment that instills a sense of unity among reports. His team is encouraged to consult one another with any problems that may arise and if Manish’s technical expertise is needed, he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.

Outside of work Manish enjoys reading and travel. Of late, he has developed a taste for understanding world history.