Ross W. Manire brings more than 30 years of business management, finance and leadership experience to the company.
Prior to founding ExteNet Systems, Manire was President, Enclosure Systems Division of Flextronics International, Ltd., a multi-billion dollar electronics manufacturing services company. The Enclosure Systems Division was responsible for the manufacture and integration of electronic packaging systems for the telecommunications and high-technology industries. Manire came to Flextronics through the company’s acquisition of Chatham Technologies, Inc., where he was Chief Executive Officer.
Before joining Chatham, Mr. Manire was Senior Vice President of 3Com Corporation’s $1 billion Carrier Systems Division. Prior to his position with 3Com, he led the dramatic expansion of U.S. Robotics’ Network Systems Division, which he founded to capitalize on the growing demand for Internet access in the enterprise. Under Manire’s leadership, the division grew from its founding to $600 million in fewer than four years. Mr. Manire began his tenure at U.S. Robotics as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer.
Manire was previously a partner at Ridge Capital, a leveraged buyout firm focusing on middle-market acquisition opportunities. He began his career at Ernst & Young, where he was a Partner in its Entrepreneurial Services Group. Mr. Manire holds a BA from Davidson College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.