Vineet Jain, CEO
|Vineet is the CEO and co-founder of Egnyte. Prior to Egnyte, Vineet founded and successfully built Valdero, a supply chain software solution provider, funded by KPCB, MDV and Trinity Ventures. He has held a rich variety of senior operational positions at companies like KPMG, Bechtel, etc. in the past. He has 20 years of experience in building capital-efficient and nimble organizations. Vineet earned a BS in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and received an MBA from Santa Clara University.|
Steve Sutter, CFO
|Steve Sutter brings extensive financial management and operational experience to Egnyte. Most recently Steve was the CFO of Eye-Fi where he was a key contributor in developing and executing the strategy of this consumer device plus cloud services company. Previously Steve held senior financial management roles at Elance, Identity Engines, Valdero and Netfish Technologies, where he successfully led the sale of the company to Iona Technologies for $270M. Steve holds a BS in Accounting, from California Polytechnic State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.|
Barry Phillips, CMO
|Barry Phillips is responsible for Marketing at Egnyte. Prior to Egnyte, Barry was the CMO of Wanova (acquired by VMware) where he led Marketing, Sales, and Business Development. Barry came to Wanova from Citrix Systems, where he was the Group Vice President and GM of the Delivery Center Product Group. Barry has held executive roles at Net6, Nortel Networks, Everypath, and Cranite Systems. He began his career in the United States Naval Aviation where he logged over 1,000 hours in a P-3C Orion. Barry holds a Bachelors of Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Computer Science from UCLA.|
Hakan Ancin, VP Engineering
|Hakan is a hands on engineering leader who has worked in start-ups and Fortune 1000 companies. Most recently, he was a co-founder and CTO of Cognier, a SAAS analytics start-up company for operational intelligence. Before Cognier, Hakan was VP of Engineering at Autonomy Inc./Iron Mountain. He joined Iron Mountain through the acquisition of Stratify, the leader in eDiscovery software as a service, where he was Director of Engineering. He led a team who built large scale service for eDiscovery that were used by hundreds of users for reviewing terabytes of data. Hakan has PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and MS degree from Syracuse University.|
Rajesh Ram, VP Product Management
|Rajesh is a co-founder of Egnyte. He leads the product management and customer support teams. Rajesh's strength in defining, delivering and supporting software solutions was developed while at Oracle, KPMG consulting and Valdero Corporation. Rajesh holds a BS in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras and received an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota.|
Steve Erbst, VP Worldwide Field Operations
|Steve is responsible for direct sales and channel development at Egnyte. Steve brings more than 20 years of senior management experience in the leadership and management of global and domestic sales operations, generating over $350 million in revenue. Prior to Egnyte, Steve held management positions at RSA Security (acquired by EMC), Network Chemistry (acquired by Aruba), and Sana Security (acquired by AVG Technologies). Most recently he was director of worldwide sales for Cisco's collaboration products after their $215M acquisition of PostPath. Steve has a BSC in Finance from Santa Clara University.|
Kris Lahiri, VP Operations and Chief Security Officer
|Kris is a co-founder of Egnyte. He is responsible for Egnyte's security and compliance, as well as core infrastructure, including storage and data center operations. Prior to Egnyte, Kris has spent many years in the design and deployment of large scale infrastructure for Fortune 100 customers of Valdero and KPMG Consulting. Kris has a B.Tech in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras, and an MS from the University of Cincinnati.|
Board of Directors
Dave Barrett is a general partner of Polaris Ventures' Boston office, having joined Polaris in April 2000. He focuses on investment opportunities in technology, including interests in both early and growth-stage internet software businesses. He is exceptionally experienced in on-demand business models, with particular background in infrastructure, financial and healthcare service technologies.
Karim brings over a decade of operational, entrepreneurial and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google´s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions. His primary areas of focus include Internet services, mobile and digital media. Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure. Previously, he was Director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company´s voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various engineering and marketing roles at Intel, and Siemens. Karim has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Computer Engineering from Brown University.
Vineet Jain serves as Egnyte's CEO.
Mike Maples, Jr. is the managing partner of Floodgate Fund (formerly Maples Investments), and was recently named as one of "8 Rising VC Stars" by Fortune Magazine. Before becoming a full-time investor, Mike was an entrepreneur and operating executive who worked in a variety of senior management roles in high-growth companies.
Matt Murphy is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; he joined in 1999. Murphy manages the iFund at KPCB, a collaborative initiative with Apple focused on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet. His expertise is in both mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. Murphy is either a Director or works closely with the management teams of Booyah!, GOGII, Pelago, Shazam, shopkick, RGB Networks, Stoke, Aerohive Networks, Egnyte, and Puppet Labs. Previously, Murphy was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO) , led KP's investment in Autonavi (NASDAQ: AMAP '10), and was a Director at Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell '10), Peakstream (acquired by Google '08), Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM '09).
Todd Rulon-Miller is a founding partner of Apogee Venture Group, an early stage venture investment and consulting firm, and a former senior vice president of worldwide sales and services at Netscape Communications. During his time at Netscape, Todd built the company's sales team to 800 employees operating in more than 30 countries and increased revenue to more than $600 million. During his tenure, in August, 1995, Netscape completed the then-most-successful initial public offering on the NASDAQ. Prior to his role at Netscape, Todd served in executive roles at First Data Resources, IBM (NYSE: IBM), NeXT, Inc., Software Alliance, and Tandem Computers. Additionally he has served on the Board of Directors of Active software (IPO: ASWX); Epiphany (IPO: EPNY); and Oblix Software (Purchased by Oracle Corporation), and currently serves on the Board of Crowd Science, Aerohive and Symplified and contributes to the Advisory Boards of Zuora and Appcelerator. Todd holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University.
Michael Klayko brings 35 years of experience in the storage, computer, and telecommunications industry. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of MKA Capital, an investment company focusing on technology investments. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a comprehensive network solutions provider. Additionally, Mr. Klayko has held executive positions at Rhapsody Networks, McDATA, EMC, HP and IBM.