Mahesh Krishnaswamy
General Manager, Taara
Mahesh Krishnaswamy leads Project Taara, which uses wireless optical communication to bring affordable high-speed, high-capacity bandwidth to unconnected communities around the world. Before founding Taara, Mahesh headed the manufacturing and supply chain for Project Loon (now an independent Alphabet company), which uses floating balloons in the stratosphere to augment cellular connectivity.

Before coming to X, Mahesh worked at Apple managing a portfolio of strategic products from concept to launch, and a decade at Motorola as a product manager, where he brought WiMAX and LTE portfolio products to market. Mahesh holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Northwestern Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s distinguished service award in 2009. Mahesh currently serves on the board of St. Jude’s Digital Innovation.