CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Christina Richards, AOptix’ vice president of marketing has been named a Woman of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal in the publication’s annual list of 100 prominent female leaders that have achieved success within their respective industries in Silicon Valley.
Christina’s career spans almost 20 years within the technology industry, including executive leadership, business operations, and nearly a decade of software engineering positions. In her current role, she is responsible for guiding the company’s strategic marketing direction and raising awareness around Laser-Radio technology, a high-bandwidth wireless alternative to fiber-optic cable developed by AOptix.
“I am truly honored to receive this award, and to be recognized among such a remarkable group of leaders in Silicon Valley,” said Richards. “Women are a valuable and growing part of the high-tech population, and throughout my career I have been passionate about providing mentoring opportunities for young women working to pursue careers in the technology industry”.
Recipients of the 2015 Women of Influence Award will be honored at the Silicon Valley Business Journal Awards ceremony on May 7th at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose.
AOptix (www.aoptix.com) is transforming wireless communications with high-capacity Laser-Radio technology that delivers an unprecedented combination of bandwidth, availability and distance. Building on technology originally developed for deep space research and then field-validated in advanced military defense applications, AOptix created a completely new and disruptive technology to wirelessly deliver multi-gigabit capacity. Today, AOptix unlocks new market opportunities for service providers, enterprises, and government organizations, enabling connectivity for previously unserved or underserved locations, and addressing diverse applications such as mobile backhaul, fiber diversity, fiber extension, disaster recovery, and enterprise last-mile solutions. Founded in 2000, AOptix is a privately held company based in Campbell, CA.