Eric Carmès, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Eric Carmès is a Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of 6WIND. In this capacity, he drives the corporate strategy and growth. Under his leadership, 6WIND was the very first company to understand the impact of multicore architectures on networking software industry and became within three years the undisputed leader for multicore packet processing software. Eric was previously 6WIND’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for driving the company’s technology vision and directing its Quality Assurance programs. Eric’s leadership in the design of innovative networking architectures has been instrumental in the company being awarded eight patents. With more than 20 years’ experience in IP standards and architectures, he is an expert in current and next-generation IP technologies and protocols.

Prior to founding 6WIND, Eric was Head of the Network Department at Thales (previously Thomson-CSF), having also previously served at Dassault Electronique. He managed large teams of advanced R&D engineers, gaining solid hardware and software development experience on both professional and military programs. His highly qualified team of developers was responsible for designing and developing IP network architectures and COTS technologies for stringent military programs.

Eric holds Master of Science degrees from both INSA (French University for Applied Sciences) and ESE (French Electrical Engineering University).