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Mahesh Veerina was appointed President of the NOOK Consumer Business for NOOK Media LLC in July 2014.  He joined NOOK Media in October 2013 as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing all of NOOK Media operations, including software engineering, hardware engineering, IT, digital services, device operations, research & development, device product management, and user interaction & design.

Mr. Veerina is a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology executive with over 24 years experience in building and operating technology companies from early stage through the growth stage.  In addition, he has led and re-engineered large teams with world-class companies such as Nokia and Motorola.

Prior to joining NOOK Media, Mr. Veerina founded several companies, including Azingo, Inc., a mobile software technology company he later sold to Motorola in 2010.  He then joined Motorola and until 2012 led the global software and cloud services team of over 2,500 engineers at Motorola Mobility.
 
Previously, Mr. Veerina founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ramp Networks, Inc., a leading provider of Internet security and broadband solutions for small offices, which he sold to Nokia in 2001. He then joined Nokia as Vice President of Nokia Internet Communications, where he successfully integrated Ramp’s engineering, product management, sales and support organizations into Nokia and developed a strategic plan to grow the business worldwide in Nokia channels.
 
Mr. Veerina graduated with a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.  He also received a Master of Science in Electronics from Andhra University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Nagarjuna University, India.