Vagan Shakhgildian

Vagan Shakhgildian • Senior Vice President, Network Products • Comtech EF Data

Dr. Vagan Shakhgildian joined Comtech EF Data in early 2021, as part of the acquisition of Canada-based UHP Networks. Shakhgildian is responsible for Comtech’s VSAT networking product lines (Heights, UHP and Memotec). As the CEO and a co-founder of UHP Networks, he led the company from a virtual start-up to a market leader in high-performance VSAT systems with over 400 networks with Tier 1 operators worldwide. The UHP technology is known for its unique software-defined architecture which packs the highest processing power in the smallest volume. Prior to UHP, Shakhgildian was the President/ COO of Advantech Wireless, Head of Research at Adaptive Broadband and held senior R&D positions with Motorola and Signal Processors. Vagan authored research papers on signal processing in satellite and wireless systems and holds several patents. He holds advanced degrees in mathematics and electronic engineering, as well as an MBA from the London Business School.