Management Team

Matthew McRae, Chief Executive Officer


Matthew McRae has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2018. Mr. McRae previously served as NETGEAR’s Senior Vice President of Strategy since October 2017. Mr. McRae previously served as the Chief Technology Officer of Vizio Inc. from March 2010 to October 2017, and prior to that served as its Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Products Group, from August 2008 to March 2010. From July 2007 to August 2008, Mr. McRae served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Fabrik (now part of HGST, Inc.), a provider of data storage and next generation web services, and prior to that, from 2001 to June 2007, was the Senior Director, Worldwide Business Development at Cisco Systems Inc., a leader in networking services. Mr. McRae has served on the board of Dedicated Hosting Services, Inc. (d/b/a Streaming Media Hosting), a private content delivery network company, since 2014, and on the board of the UC Irvine Institute for Innovation since June 2015. He previously served on the board of the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at the Business School of Chapman University from 2012 to 2015. Mr. McRae holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Christine M. Gorjanc, Chief Financial Officer


Christine M. Gorjanc has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2018. Ms. Gorjanc previously served as NETGEAR’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2008, Chief Accounting Officer from December 2006 to January 2008 and Vice President, Finance from November 2005 to December 2006. From September 1996 through November 2005, Ms. Gorjanc served as Vice President, Controller, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for Aspect Communications Corporation, a provider of workforce and customer management solutions. From October 1988 through September 1996, Ms. Gorjanc served as the Manager of Tax for Tandem Computers, Inc., a provider of fault tolerant computer systems. Prior to that, Ms. Gorjanc served in management positions at Xidex Corporation, a manufacturer of storage devices, and spent eight years in public accounting with a number of accounting firms. Ms. Gorjanc is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Audit Committee Chairman of Invitae Corporation, a public genetic information company. Ms. Gorjanc holds a B.A. in Accounting (with honors) from the University of Texas at El Paso and a M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Brian Busse, General Counsel


Brian Busse has served as our General Counsel since July 2018. Previously Mr. Busse was NETGEAR’s Vice President Intellectual Property & Litigation where he was responsible for overseeing NETGEAR’s worldwide litigation, intellectual property, privacy and licensing matters. Before joining NETGEAR in September 2009, Mr. Busse served as Counsel in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Menlo Park, California beginning in December 2008 where he represented public and private technology companies in a wide range of intellectual property litigation matters, including all aspects of patent litigation, including trial, discovery, law and motion, and claim construction.

Mr. Busse began practicing law with the New York firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, advising clients on various areas of litigation. Mr. Busse holds a J.D. from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from Oregon State University, and a B.S. in Physics from Virginia Tech. Mr. Busse is admitted to practice law in California and New York.

Tom Babula, Senior Vice President of Sales


Tom Babula has served as our SVP of Sales since July 2018. Previously Mr. Babula was NETGEAR’s VP of North American Sales. Before joining NETGEAR in July 2006, Mr. Babula held various sales leadership roles at Konica Minolta, Packeteer, NetObjects, Apple and other technology companies. He holds a MBA from Santa Clara University, and a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.

Lily Knowles, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Customer Care


Lily Knowles has served as our SVP of Marketing and Customer Care since January 2018. Previously Ms. Knowles was the Senior Vice President of Marketing at VIZIO where she led all aspects of marketing across all of VIZIO’s product lines and services, including corporate marketing, product marketing, retail marketing, and digital marketing. Prior to joining VIZIO in 2008, Ms. Knowles held various marketing leadership roles at Fabrik, Linksys, and Universal Electronics. She holds a MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.A. from Azusa Pacific University.

Tejas Shah, Chief Information Officer


Tejas Shah has served as our SVP of Product since May 2019 and our Chief Information Officer since July 2018. Mr. Shah is responsible for Product Management, Cloud Operations, Cybersecurity and Corporate IT functions that enable Arlo’s business operations and customer experience. Mr. Shah also serves as a board advisor for Bugcrowd, a crowd sourced security platform. Previously, Mr. Shah was NETGEAR’s Chief Information Officer. Before joining NETGEAR in August 2008, Mr. Shah held leadership positions in consulting services with NaviSite and Tata Consultancy. Mr. Shah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Statistics from Gujarat University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA.

Marcus Apitz, Senior Vice President of Technology


Marcus Apitz has served as our SVP of Technology since February 2018. Previously, Mr. Apitz was the Vice President of Engineering and Quality at VIZIO. Before joining VIZIO in 2007, Mr. Apitz was a Senior Director of Engineering at Oxford Semiconductor. Prior to this he held various engineering roles at Keen Personal Media (Western Digital), Gyyr and Rockwell International. He holds a BSEE from California State University, Fullerton.

Scott McManigal, Senior Vice President of Design and Experience


Scott McManigal has served as our SVP of Design and Experience since March 2018, where he is responsible for Arlo’s user experience design and research, industrial design and mechanical engineering. Previously, Mr. McManigal was the Vice President of Design at VIZIO, where he set the creative vision and drove design, definition and execution for all products in VIZIO’s portfolio. Prior to joining VIZIO in 2009, Mr. McManigal held creative leadership, product development, engineering and design positions at OpenPeak, Herbst Lazar Bell, BMW/Designworks, Mattel Toys and Patton Design. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University, where he studies Product Design.

Gordon Mattingly, Senior Vice President of Finance


Gordon Mattingly has served as our SVP of Finance since July 2018. Previously, Mr. Mattingly was NETGEAR’s Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis, where he was responsible for overseeing forecasting and budgeting for NETGEAR’s worldwide operations since 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Mattingly was the Managing Director of NETGEAR International Limited in Ireland and headed up Finance and Accounting for NETGEAR’s international Operations since 2006. Mr. Mattingly joined NETGEAR in 2003 as their European Accounting Manager, based in the United Kingdom. Before joining NETGEAR, Mr. Mattingly held various European finance positions within US Technology companies such as RealNetworks, Inc., International Business Machines Corporation and Tivoli Systems Inc.

Mr. Mattingly began his career in Finance with the London audit firm of Mazars Group, where he specialized in audits at Lloyd’s of London and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Mattingly also qualified in 2013 as a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Mr. Mattingly holds a BSc in Economics and Accountancy from Southampton University in the United Kingdom.

Antoinette Switzer, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources


Antoinette Switzer has served as our SVP of Worldwide Human Resources since July 2018. Previously, Ms. Switzer was NETGEAR’s Vice President of Human Resources International, where she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resource and Talent Management for NETGEAR’s EMEA and APAC Operations since July 2013. Ms. Switzer was also the Managing Director of NETGEAR International Limited in Ireland from September 2011 to July 2018. Ms. Switzer joined NETGEAR in 2006 as their Senior Human Resource Manager for EMEA, and subsequently held the position of director EMEA and APAC based in Cork, Ireland.

Before joining NETGEAR, Ms. Switzer held the position of European Human Resource Manager with Ryanair based out of Stansted, London where she had responsibility for the setup and running of several European Airline bases as well as full Human Resource management for thousands of employees and contractors across Ryanair’s extensive European network.

Ms. Switzer began her career in Human Resources with PC Company Gateway 2000 in Dublin, Ireland where she gained extensive experience in European Human Resource Management, call center management and technical support. Ms. Switzer will be awarded a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology from University College Cork in 2019. Ms. Switzer holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.