Meet the Management Team


Eric L. Pratt

Eric has a distinguished record of building highly successful organizations in the high-tech, telecommunications industry. Before joining IPacket Networks, Eric spent 10 years as the CEO of Taqua, an innovative technology OEM focused on VoIP, VoWiFi and VoLTE technology (acquired by Sonus Networks in 2016). Prior to joining Taqua, Eric’s background includes 20 years of experience holding various senior executive positions at Tekelec, Avatech Solutions, Telecom Technologies, InterVoice and DSC Communications.




G. Michael Eastep

Mike has an exceptional record in the telecommunications industry, having dedicated nearly thirty five years to building worldwide telecom networks and integrating innovative technology for equipment manufacturers and service providers. Previous to IPacket, Mike was the VP of Operations at Sonus Networks, a telecom vendor that led the development of next-generation voice over internet equipment. Mike’s background includes serving on the Board of Directors for Sonus Networks India pvt. Ltd, and holding various senior management positions in engineering disciplines at Telecom Technologies and MCI. Mike holds six US and international patents in the area of Internet communications.

SVP Engineering

Luis Santos

Luis brings more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications engineering, network design, and product integration to his role at IPacket Networks, where he is responsible for all network and systems engineering and design. Prior to joining IPacket, Luis spent eight years as Director of Vendor Product Integration at Sonus Networks. Previous to Sonus, Luis’ background included 13 years of holding various key management and engineering positions at MCI Communications.