Management Team

Executive Team

  • Vineet Jain, Chief Executive Officer

    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.

  • Isabelle Guis, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer

    Isabelle Guis is the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Egnyte, overseeing all global marketing as well as product and go-to-market strategies. She previously served as EMC’s vice president of Marketing for the Public Cloud Solutions Group and Enterprise Storage Division, driving cloud buyer and service provider segmentations, as well as messaging, product positioning and go-to-market strategies for the company’s core storage solutions. Isabelle has also held leadership positions at Avaya, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Systems, and Nortel Networks. She holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec (France), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Rajesh Ram, Chief Customer Officer

    Rajesh is Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder at Egnyte. His 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.

  • 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.

  • Amrit Jassal, Chief Technology Officer

    As CTO of Egnyte, Amrit is responsible for the overall technical direction of the company. He has extensive experience in building large scale, highly available systems all over the world. In the past he has deployed such systems at Cisco, Fujistu and Sun Microsystems. Prior to Egnyte, he served as the CTO of Valdero. He received his Bachelors in Technology in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

  • Steve Sutter, Chief Finance Officer

    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.

  • 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.

  • Ian McEwan

    Ian McEwan, VP and General Manager for EMEA

    Ian McEwan is VP and GM for EMEA at Egnyte. His focus is on building an industry-leading sales team in EMEA with a strong emphasis on enterprise customers and channel partners. Prior to joining Egnyte, Ian was vice president of Sales for networking traffic visibility market leader Gigamon, where his team managed the company’s European operations through a successful IPO, with a valuation that was set at more than $600 Million. He previously served as a founding member of the Cloud Industry Forum, an industry body responsible for a Code of Practice for cloud services, and is a member of the UK Institute of Directors. He also brings deep experience in sales and pre-sales from a range of industry leaders, including IBM, BMC, Frontrange Solutions, Peregrine (now HP) and Vignette.

  • Bob Patel

    Bob Patel, VP of Enterprise Sales

    Bob Patel is the vice president of Enterprise Sales at Egnyte. He has a deep background in developing and growing high-value customers in the enterprise software market. A proven strategist and sales leader, Bob has worked in lead sales roles at Riverbed Technology, Netuitive, Inc., Microsoft, AmberPoint and Sun Microsystems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rutgers University.

Board of Directors

Dave Barrett

Dave brings 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and operating executive to Polaris, including building and leading teams as VP, Sales & Services at Lotus Development (IBM), SVP WW Operations at Pure Atria/Rational (IBM ), and COO at Calico (IPO). His 13 years of Board experience has included LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM, MarkMonitor (Thomson Reuters), Centra Software (NASDAQ: CTRA), vKernel (Dell) and 170 Systems (KOFAX). He focuses on SaaS, with particular interests in Data and Healthcare IT. His current Boards include Automattic (WordPress), Confluence, Egnyte, Imprivata, Phytel, Logentries and Recurly. He also works closely with Lob and

Dave's an Always-On VC 100 and VC East 50 recipient, recognizing investment returns over the last five years, as well as an Always-On "Cloud Power Player". He serves as a TechStars mentor, and is highly-active in the MIT & Harvard communities. He also serves on the Microsoft VC Advisory Board and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Board of Trustees.

Karim Faris

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

Vineet Jain serves as Egnyte's CEO.

Mike Maples

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

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).

Michael Klayko

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.


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