Matthew Gast

Matthew Gast

Director of Product Management at Aerohive Networks

San Francisco Bay Area

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Matthew Gast's Overview


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Matthew Gast's Experience

Director of Product Management, Advanced Technology

Aerohive Networks

March 2010Present (4 years 7 months)

Author and Blogger

O'Reilly Media

1998Present (16 years)

Matthew Gast's Organizations

  • Wi-Fi Alliance

    Task Group Leader
    • 2007 to Present

    Task group chair for Security Marketing, Security Technical, and Wireless Network Management Marketing

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

    Registered US Patent Agent
  • IEEE 802.11 Working Group

    Task Group chair
    • March 2006 to September 2010

    Chair of 802.11-2012 revision task group and task group officer for 802.11u.

  • OpenSEA Alliance

    Founder, Director, and Corporate Secretary
    • 2007 to 2010

    Co-founded open-source development foundation for network security software; served as a board member and corporate secretary. The OpenSEA Alliance was dissolved in 2012.

  • InteropNet/InteropLabs

    • 2002 to 2007

    Participated in multiple technology demonstration initiatives on wireless security and VoIP, and instructed Interop Labs classes for conference attendees.

Matthew Gast's Skills & Expertise

  1. Wireless
  2. WiFi
  3. Wireless Networking
  4. Product Management
  5. Network Security
  6. WLAN
  7. IEEE 802.11
  8. Enterprise Software
  9. Security
  10. Wireless Security
  11. Network Architecture
  12. 802.11n
  13. IP
  14. Published Author
  15. System Architecture
  16. Unified Communications
  17. TCP/IP
  18. Mobile Devices
  19. Strategy
  20. Mobile Technology
  21. Professional Services
  22. 802.11
  23. 802.11ac
  24. Network Administration
  25. Pre-sales
  26. Wireless Network Design
  27. Cloud Computing
  28. Telecommunications
  29. Go-to-market Strategy
  30. US Patent
  31. General Awesomeness
  32. Linux
  33. Virtualization
  34. Business Development
  35. Ethernet
  36. Registered US patent agent
  37. VoIP
  38. Data Center
  39. Strategic Partnerships
  40. Mobile Applications
  41. Routing
  42. Network Design
  43. SaaS
  44. VPN
  45. Testing
  46. Ninja Skills
  47. QoS
  48. Firewalls
  49. Networking
  50. IPO

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Matthew Gast's Publications

Matthew Gast's Patents

Matthew Gast's Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Innovation Award

    Aerohive Networks
    • 2012
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

    • 1996

    National scholarship for young scientists

  • Robert Noyce Award

    Grinnell College
    • May 1997

    Award given for contributions to campus computing and named for Intel co-founder and Grinnell alum Bob Noyce; see

  • Andrew W. Archibald Prize for Highest Scholarship

    Grinnell College
    • May 1997

    Awarded to the highest GPA in the graduating class, and came with a small cash award that helped me buy my first car!

  • Bronze badge

    Soaring Society of America
    • June 2013
  • Mission Specialist

    Wi-Fi Alliance

    Recognized for significant contributions to the cause of Wi-Fi security over several years. The award's name is inspired by the astronaut position.

Matthew Gast's Certifications

  • Private Pilot (glider)

    • Federal Aviation Administration
    • April 2013

Matthew Gast's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • 2nd Lieutenant

      Civil Air Patrol
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      August 2013 present (1 year 2 months)

      As part of Amelia Earhart Senior Squadron 188 in Oakland, California, I am qualified to serve as a mission commander for search & rescue and disaster relief missions. I also volunteer as an orientation pilot to introduce young cadets to glider flying.

    • Board Member

      Northern California Soaring Association
      January 2014 present (9 months)
    • Non-pilot member

      Angel Flight West
      August 2014 present (2 months)

      Non-pilot member of AFW while building qualifications to fly humanitarian transport missions.

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