Mr. Wayrynen has served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive
Officer of Deru Communications since it's inception in January of
2000. Deru Communications initially started as a Broadband Wireless
Internet Service Provider focusing on providing broadband Internet
communications to consumers in metropolitan and rural areas where
no alternative Broadband Internet access is available.
Prior to founding Deru
Communications, Wayrynen was Vice President of Engineering for WinStar
Communications where he was responsible for engineering, planning,
and operations of WinStar's nationwide IP, Frame Relay, and ATM
networks that were acquired from GoodNet. Under Wayrynen's direction,
annualized revenues from data related services grew from $7 million
in January of 1998, to well over $100 million in January of 2000.
In addition to his engineering responsibilities, he was instrumental
in the due diligence process on acquisitions WinStar made, and various
strategic transactions in which the company participated.
WinStar acquired GoodNet
in January of 1998, where Wayrynen was Chief Technology Officer
and a Board Member. As CTO, Wayrynen was responsible for the groups
that designed, built, and maintained a nationwide hybrid IP, Frame
Relay, and ATM network. Wayrynen negotiated over 100 peering relationships
with other backbone Internet providers (GTE (Genuity), MCI, Cable
& Wireless, Sprint, America Online, etc) effectively creating
one of the first non-telecommunications company backed Tier 1 Internet
Service Providers. Under Wayrynen's direction, the company grew
to become the sixth largest backbone Internet provider in the United
States based on traffic volume and customer base size.
Wayrynen developed many
proprietary technologies that GoodNet deployed, including technologies
that made GoodNet the first nationwide one hop Internet Protocol
network, the first to implement cold potato routing on a nationwide
basis, and the first to offer integrated communications (ATM/Frame-Relay/Internet
Protocol) on a public network.
Prior to GoodNet, Wayrynen
was President of NetZone Communications, one of the first Internet
Service Providers in Phoenix, Arizona. He also was a consultant
with PrimeNet, GetNet, and Internet Direct - three other startup
ISPs in the Valley of the Sun.