Dell’Oro Group is comprised of a strong team of managers and senior analysts with an average of over 20 years of experience. These technical specialists have served in senior roles across all segments of the industry.

“Dell’Oro Group analysts have significant experience performing business analysis for leading equipment manufacturers, component companies, and financial firms.”

They have performed business analysis at leading equipment and component manufacturers, have faced the same types of business decisions you deal with every day. Our diverse analyst team with its depth of experience ensures that we deliver the best market information so that you can make your strategic business decisions with confidence. The Dell’Oro Group analyst team includes:

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    Sameh Boujelbene

    Director, Controller & Adapter and Server Market Research

    Sameh Boujelbene is responsible for Dell’Oro Group’s Controller & Adapter and Server market research programs.  While at the firm, Ms. Boujelbene has significantly expanded the Controller & Adapter research and built our coverage on the Server market.

    Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group, Ms. Boujelbene was a Solution Sales Manager with Nokia Siemens Networks in Tunisia.  During her tenure at Nokia Siemens Networks, Ms. Boujelbene focused on broadband access & IP connectivity solutions for mobile and fixed operators.  Ms. Boujelbene was also engaged by Tunisie Telecom.

    Ms. Boujelbene has written about the influence Ethernet connectivity has on server purchases such as 10 GE Server Migration published in Network World. She is often cited in publications such as InformationWeek, Orange County Business Journal, and Reuters. She frequently performs speaking engagements at industry events such the Ethernet Summit, the Open Server Summit, and the Storage Networking Industry Alliance.

    Ms. Boujelbene holds an M.B.A. from San Jose State University, and a Master’s Degree in Telecommunication from Higher Engineering School of Communication in Tunisia. Ms. Boujelbene graduated with the highest honors from both universities.

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    Tam Dell’Oro

    Founder and President

    Tam Dell’Oro is the founder and president of Dell’Oro Group, a research and consulting firm that specializes in business planning and strategic competitive analysis. The firm’s coverage started in the networking and telecommunications industries, and more recently broadened to include servers and storage systems—where IT is converging with networking. She developed Dell’Oro Group’s research methodologies and customer-focused processes to deliver the highest quality data and insights to the trends supporting the data. Under her leadership, Dell’Oro Group is now considered the “gold standard” for market research in these industries. Ms. Dell’Oro oversees all of Dell’Oro Group’s research programs.

    Before launching the firm in April 1995, Ms. Dell’Oro was the industry analyst for Local Area Networks at Dataquest. She joined Dataquest from SynOptics (which was acquired by Bay Networks and subsequently became part of Nortel), where she spent four years in Business Planning. At SynOptics, she developed a competitive analysis program to evaluate the strategic performance of key companies in the networking industry. Prior to SynOptics, Ms. Dell’Oro administered technical contracts at a nuclear generating station with Bechtel Construction Corporation, as well as military aerospace contracts with the General Electric Company.

    Ms. Dell’Oro’s research and analysis has been quoted in trade and business publications, including Barron’s, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Forbes, InformationWeek, Network World, San Francisco Chronicle and The Wall Street Journal. She speaks at investor technology conferences, industry forums, and to corporations around the world.

    Ms. Dell’Oro received a B.S. degree in International Business from Santa Clara University and an M.B.A. in Strategy and Marketing from the University of Chicago.

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    Chris DePuy

    Vice President, Carrier IP Telephony, Storage Systems, Wireless LAN & Wireless Packet Core Market Research

    Chris DePuy is responsible for Dell’Oro Group’s Carrier IP Telephony, Wireless LAN, and Wireless Packet Core market research programs. In addition, he built our coverage on Storage Systems.

    Mr. DePuy brings to Dell’Oro Group more than 20 years of financial and business analysis, and engineering experience.

    Prior to Dell’Oro Group, Mr. DePuy worked with TS Cap, LLC, performing consulting services for clients ranging from investors to technology industry startups. He has been involved with numerous startups, including as a co-founding board member of Wireless Security Corporation, later sold to McAfee.

    For ten years, Mr. DePuy worked as a research analyst covering software, communications and Internet sectors with investment companies such as Bowman Capital and Morgan Stanley. He was named the top ranking Equity Research Analyst in the Data Networking sector by Institutional Investor and Greenwich Research Survey. Previously, Mr. DePuy worked as a consulting engineer at Hill Environmental and Stearns & Wheler.

    Mr. DePuy co-authored the book named “The Internet Report”, first published by Morgan Stanley in 1995, and later published by Harper Business in 1996. More recently, Mr. DePuy has written articles on VoLTE published in Capacity Magazine, and Service Provider WiFi published in RCR Wireless. He is frequently cited in publications such as EETimes, FierceWireless, PCWorld, and TMCnet. Mr. DePuy often presents at industry conferences such as the Flash Memory Summit, NetEvents, and the Open Storage Summit.

    Mr. DePuy received a Masters in Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and holds a Bachelor in Science in Engineering from Union College, Schenectady, NY.

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    Steve Nozik

    Principal Analyst

    Steve Nozik participates as an advisor to Dell’Oro Group’s market research analyst team.

    Mr. Nozik brings to Dell’Oro Group more than 28 years of financial management, business planning, product management, and engineering experience. He is widely quoted for his insights and expertise regarding industry structure and trends.

    Prior to working with Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Nozik was Group Controller for the Service Sales and OEM Software Sales organizations for Sun Microsystems. In this capacity, he was responsible for structuring sales transactions, financial planning and analysis, sales compensation, order administration, and credit/collections. Prior to Sun, Mr. Nozik spent more than 12 years working for Amdahl Corporation, where his roles included Product Manager, Finance Manager, Business Planner, and Financial Analyst. Mr. Nozik also worked for Motorola for three years in various financial analyst roles in the Computer Systems group.

    Graduating magna cum laude from Tufts University, Mr. Nozik earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. He received his M.B.A. in Finance from University of California, Berkeley.

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    Stefan Pongratz

    Senior Director, Carrier Economics and Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) Market Research

    Stefan Pongratz joined Dell’Oro Group in 2010 and is responsible for the firm’s Carrier Economics and Mobile RAN market research programs.  While at the firm, Mr. Pongratz has expanded the Mobile RAN research adding significant detail on LTE.  He has authored several Advanced Research Reports on the wireless market including the evolution of the Small Cell market, the market opportunity with 5G, and the impact of C-RAN.  He built the Carrier Economics coverage detailing revenues and investments of over 50 carriers worldwide.

    Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Pongratz was with Anritsu Company for 10 years, where he was most recently a Senior Product Manager responsible for portable spectrum analyzers and cable and antenna analyzers used to verify base station quality. During his tenure at Anritsu, Mr. Pongratz also held positions in engineering and manufacturing management.

    Mr. Pongratz has published articles in industry media such as in RCR Wireless and Capacity Magazine.   He is often cited in publications such as Barron’s, Bloomberg, Fierce Wireless, and Telecom Asia.  He has hosted webinars on C-RAN, LTE, and Small Cell, and presents at various industry conferences such as Small Cell Forum, the Telecom Industry Association, as well as to corporations around the globe.

    Mr. Pongratz graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Irvine.  He also holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and an M.B.A. from University of California, Davis.

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    Casey L. Quillin

    Director, Network Security & Data Center Appliance and Storage Area Network Market Research

    Casey Quillin joined Dell’Oro Group in 2011 and is responsible for the Network Security & Data Center Appliance and Storage Area Network market research programs. While at the firm, Mr. Quillin has significantly expanded Data Center Appliance research including the build out of Network Security Appliances by threat type and deployment location.

    Mr. Quillin brings over 18 years of experience as an executive manager and entrepreneur in the technology sector. Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Quillin held positions with a number of startups including Vice President of Engineering at Snapfish, the world’s largest online photo-sharing site, later acquired by HP. He was also CTO of Oasys Networks, an application service provider in the financial services market; Co-founder and CEO of Logic by Design, an interactive media agency; and Managing Partner of Cornice Networks, a network integration and IT consulting firm in San Francisco.

    Mr. Quillin is frequently cited in publications such as Fierce Telecom, TechTarget, and HeraldOnline. He often gives presentations at industry conferences such as the Ethernet Technology Summit, NetEvents, and the Open Server Summit.

    Mr. Quillin holds a B.A. in Government from California State University, Sacramento. He also earned an M.S. in Finance from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College.

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    Alam Tamboli

    Senior Analyst, Access, and Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch Market Research

    Alam Tamboli joined Dell’Oro Group in 2012 and is responsible for the Access, and Router & Carrier Ethernet Switch market research programs.

    Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Tamboli spent seven years in Financial Analysis and Engineering. Most recently, he was with Maxim Integrated, where he was a Business Unit Financial Analyst supporting mobility, automotive, and power business units. Before this, Mr. Tamboli worked at Seventy-Six Capital, a Venture Capital fund out of Philadelphia that invests in consumer Internet companies.

    Earlier in his career, Mr. Tamboli was a design engineer at IBM and supported the server group. He worked on several analog circuits, including Phase Locked Loops, On Chip Thermal Sensors, and Electronic Fuses. His work on Built-In-Self-Test circuits has earned him a patent.

    While at Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Tamboli has given presentations to corporations around the globe and industry associations such as the Ethernet Alliance. He is often cited in trade publications such as Lightwave, PCWorld, and Telecom Lead.

    Mr. Tamboli graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also holds an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from New York University, and has passed all three C.F.A. exams.

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    Shin Umeda

    Vice President, Telecommunications Infrastructure and NFV Market Research

    Shin Umeda covers a broad view of Telecommunications Infrastructure at Dell’Oro Group as he has built our coverage and researched many of the technologies. He currently produces the analysis on Network Functions Virtualization’s (NFV) impact on telecom operators as well as equipment and component manufacturers. He previously covered the Optical Transport, Routers, and Carrier Ethernet markets for Dell’Oro Group.

    Mr. Umeda joined Dell’Oro Group in 2000, bringing extensive experience in financial and operations planning and analysis. Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Umeda held financial analyst and management positions at a number of networking and technology companies, including Nortel Networks, Bay Networks, SynOptics Communications, and Amdahl Corporation.

    Mr. Umeda’s research and analysis has been widely cited in leading trade and business publications including Bloomberg, Businessweek, Network World, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared as an invited speaker at industry conferences such as NetEvents Global Summit, SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, and Carrier Network Virtualization. He has presented at investor conferences, customer seminars, and sales meetings around the world.

    Mr. Umeda has a B.A. degree in Business from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Golden Gate University.

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    Alan Weckel

    Vice President, Ethernet Switch, Data Center SDN, and Enterprise Telephony Market Research

    Alan Weckel joined Dell’Oro Group in early 2006 and is responsible for the Ethernet Switch, Data Center SDN, and Enterprise Telephony market research. While at the firm, Mr. Weckel has significantly expanded Dell’Oro Group’s research on the data center including deep analysis of network convergence with servers and storage systems. In addition, he has authored several Advanced Research Reports on the Ethernet Switch market and related technologies, including the impact the Cloud, SDN, and white box vendors have on the data center. Mr. Weckel participates in and oversees the research produced on the data center across the analyst team.

    Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group, Mr. Weckel spent five years at Raytheon, where he worked as a Systems Engineer in the Network Centric Division on a variety of projects ranging from product development to integration and test.  Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Weckel held positions in software development and manufacturing at General Electric Power Systems and Cisco Systems, Inc.

    Mr. Weckel has written articles on the Ethernet Switch market, such as Data Center as the Growth Engine published in Capacity Magazine; Beyond 10 GE published in CRN; and the evolution of Enterprise Telephony published in No Jitter, and is frequently quoted in various publications including Bloomberg, Businessweek, Converge! Network Digest, Forbes, InfoWorld, TelecomTV, and The Wall Street Journal.  He is recognized as an industry expert and is often invited to present at various industry and investor conferences.

    Mr. Weckel received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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    Jimmy Yu

    Vice President, Microwave Transmission and Optical Transport Market Research

    Jimmy Yu built our coverage on the Microwave Transmission market and has significantly expanded coverage on the Optical Transport market. He has authored several Advanced Research Reports on Mobile Backhaul and is researching Carrier SDN.

    Mr. Yu originally joined Dell’Oro Group in 2001, and spent over four years as the primary analyst for Dell’Oro Group’s Optical Transport program and built our coverage of the PON market. In 2006, Mr. Yu joined Spansion, a leader in flash memory solutions, where he was a Strategic Product Marketing Manager for Spansion’s server memory subsystem product line. He re-joined Dell’Oro Group in 2008.

    Prior to joining Dell’Oro Group in 2001, Mr. Yu worked for Deloitte Consulting in the strategy and operations group as a Management Consultant with a focus in the high-tech industry. Mr. Yu began his career in Northrop Grumman’s space technology group, where he was a lead mechanical engineer developing satellite communication subsystems and components, such as transceivers. While at Northrop Grumman, he also developed advanced packaging approaches for millimeter wave RF semiconductors, circuit boards, fiber optics, and photonics.

    Mr. Yu is a recognized authority in the Optical Transport market and has written articles in various industry magazines such as Lightwave, and TMCnet. He is frequently quoted in publications such as Bloomberg, Businessweek, Converge! Network Digest, Dallas Business Journal, and Network World.

    Mr. Yu is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events, including Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit, OFC, OIDA, Photonics Society, and the Next Generation Optical Networking and Packet Microwave and Backhaul conferences.

    Mr. Yu received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Davis and an M.B.A. in General Management with an emphasis in Corporate Strategy and Finance from the University of Michigan.