Dave Laurello is CEO and president of Stratus, leading the company through a strategic evolution addressing the need for edge computing as IoT adoption grows. Focused on innovation, he understands that the edge is real and growing and will be critical for customers entrusting Stratus to keep their most critical IT and business operations running without fail. Intent on driving growth and profitability, he leads Stratus' 450 employees globally and distributors in more than 50 countries.
Dave rejoined Stratus in Jan. 2000 from Lucent Technologies, where he held the position of VP and GM of the CNS (converged network solutions) business unit. Prior to this, he was VP of engineering of the carrier signaling and management business unit at Ascend Communications. From 1995 to 1998, Dave was VP of hardware engineering and product planning at Stratus. Before Stratus, he held a number of senior engineering management positions at Digital Equipment Corporation.
Dave earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. Dave is a member of the Stratus board of directors and serves as a director on the boards of the Massachusetts High Technology Council and the Massachusetts United Way of Tri-County. Dave is also a member of the advisory board of the Manning School of Business, University of Lowell.