AOptix Technologies Appoints Earl Charles as CFO
AOptix Technologies Inc., a developer of ultra-high bandwidth wireless communication and iris-recognition biometrics solutions, has appointed Earl C. Charles as chief financial officer. Charles brings vast operational experience and financial leadership to AOptix, as the company ramps up to meet the growing demand for its wireless communications and iris recognition security products.
“I’m extremely pleased to have Earl join the AOptix team,” said Dean Senner, president and CEO of AOptix. “Our company is scaling quite rapidly, and Earl brings the broad experience and proven track record necessary to take AOptix to the next level.”
Charles' responsibilities will include corporate finance, financings, mergers and acquisitions, and infrastructure planning to see AOptix through the company’s fastest and most exciting growth phase to date.
“I’ve been in Silicon Valley many years, and the AOptix technology and market opportunity story is incredible. We’re in border security and mobile wireless network bandwidth – two enormously exciting businesses,” Charles said. “The advanced iris recognition and long-distance wireless communication products are finding broad acceptance in the market and it’s my job to keep us financed and focused to meet our customer demands.”
Before joining AOptix, Charles served as CFO at eMeter and XenSource. As CFO of eMeter, Earl led and negotiated financing to accelerate sales growth while improving the company’s systems and infrastructure. Before eMeter, he was CFO at XenSource Inc., a server virtualization software company that was acquired by Citrix Systems Inc.