We Are ECSite.

Innovating site testing and closeout.

Meet Our Team


The core ECSite team has deep technical background in RF, telecom, civil, construction, test automation, mobile and cloud apps. Comprised of a highly innovative leaders in the industry from Silicon Valley, ECSite is building a world-class team that can automate everything.
Subbu Meiyappan

Subbu Meiyappan

CEO and Co-Founder

Subbu Meiyappan is a leader in wireless telecom with over 25 years of entrepreneurial and technology development experience.  He is a serial entrepreneur, having previously co-founded NextNav, an inventor and an author. As CEO of ECSite, he is responsible for leading the company’s vision to automate everything, everywhere, helping transform the Telecom industry into the all-digital era.

Subbu previously co-founded NextNav in 2007  – an indoor location company. The technology (a terrestrial based network of highly-synchronized beacons that emit GPS-like signals on a licensed spectrum) he helped develop at NextNav has been adopted by NASA and is finding its way into public-safety, E-911 and myriad of location applications where GPS does not work.

Prior to NextNav, Subbu was Principal Engineer at Qualcomm and Airgo Networks leading the development of first commercial implementations of MIMO WiFi ICs. He has also worked at Cisco Systems, Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and VLSI Technology.

Subbu has over 25 issued US and international patents and several more pending. He has written several technical publications and spoken at industry and academic conferences. He also taught courses at Arizona State University and been on several industry standards committees.

He has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Instrumentation from Annamalai Unversity (India) and dual Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and Tennessee Tech.

He also co-founded a non-profit organization Vetrivelfoundation.org that is helping take world-class education to the masses by converting Khan Academy videos into Indian regional languages.

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Jayakumar Kadirvelu

Jayakumar Kadirvelu

Director of Product Management and Customer Success

Jayakumar has 20 years of experience in Software Architecture, Product Management, and Customer collaboration.  At his last company, Cisco Systems, his passion for innovation and customer focus has helped him spearhead multiple next-generation and award-winning products. The last product he worked on, Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) won both the Cisco Pioneer and Interop ITX Awards. With years of cross-functional experience and leadership, Jay has won key customer deals, strategized delivery across platforms, and solved critical customer escalations. His expertise lies not only in developing products from conception to production but also in building and leading energetic teams to execute it. He strongly believes that trust and empathy are the fabric of an exceptional company, and has incorporated such a culture in all his teams.

Outside of work, Jay loves to volunteer along with his family in the local community. His educational background includes an Engineering Leadership Certificate Program from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Bachelors in Computer Science from Annamalai University, India.

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Susan Kea

Susan Kea

Director of Sales

Susan has an extensive background in telecom over the last decade with roles in Business Development as ExteNet’s Business Development Manager and Site Acquisition Management and Design with Public Wireless and Modus, Susan filled many roles including business relationship management with owners and carriers, contract negotiations, new site identification, project management, production of A&E drawings for zoning and construction, close-out package and delivery and jurisdictional approvals. Susan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Urban Studies and a minor in Architecture.

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Padhu Balamani

Padhu Balamani

VP of Engineering

Padhu is an experienced leader and successful entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of envisioning, creating and delivering successful products. Padhu Co-Founded Entappia and 10jumps bringing to ECSite his knowledge in enterprise software and product development for Cloud and Mobile SDK/App, Analytics and big data product. In addition, Padhu has held senior level positions at SAP Labs, Hewlett-Packard, Fishbowl Inc., and GE Healthcare.

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Andy Middlebrooks

Andy Middlebrooks

Senior Project Engineer

Andy is a skilled Technical Engineer experienced in the installation, testing, commissioning and support of Commercial and Public Safety Communications systems for over 40 years! He has both office and field knowledge after having held positions in his career as Project Manager, Implementation Engineer and Performance Engineer for an OEM, a Carrier, and several DAS System Integrators.

Thaiyal Annamalai

Thaiyal Annamalai

Design Engineer

Thaiyal has over 15 years of experience in the Hardware, Services and Telecom industries. She is a certified iBwave Designer. Thaiyal was formerly a Technical Hardware Lead at HCL Technologies, India. She also worked at Mistral Solutions and VI Micro Systems. Thaiyal holds Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, India.