Tareq Hoque, Founder and President

Tareq is a visionary who has founded several successful communications and mesh networking companies. In addition to his pioneering work in the field of mobile mesh networking technology, he has extensive experience in spread-spectrum communications and signal processing architecture, packet-based network performance analysis and optimization, data coding and communications wireless technology, and homeland security and services markets.

Prior to founding Concentris in 2005, Hoque was president of Firetide, Inc., a successful early innovator in the field of mesh networking protocol and ad-hoc mesh networking products. Firetide, founded by Hoque in 2002, raised over $16 million in venture funding and was named one of the most innovative mobile technology companies by the San Jose Mercury Bulletin.

From 1999 to 2001, Hoque was president of Adtech Inc., the largest contributor to the Spirent Communications group of companies. Under Hoque’s leadership, Adtech became one of the communications industry's leading providers of innovative network analysis equipment with over $150 million in annual revenues and more than 300 employees. Before becoming involved in the high-tech industry, Hoque was an investment banking executive with Citibank and Credit Suisse First Boston and a management consultant with Bain & Co.

Tareq is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988) and holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. He also earned an MBA (1992) in Management Science from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. While at MIT, Hoque did ground breaking research in the areas of data coding and communications at the MIT Media Laboratory and the IBM Research Division. Hoque is a prominent leader in Hawaii’s high tech industry and has served as chairman of the Hawaii Technology Trade Association.

He is currently on the MIT Education Council and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, IEEE, ACM, and is a Certified Financial Analyst.