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 KPMG and Bechtel. 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 Strategy Officer
Isabelle Guis is the Chief Strategy Officer at Egnyte, overseeing all global marketing, go-to-market, partnership and product 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 Ram is Chief Customer Officer and Co-Founder of Egnyte. As Chief Customer Officer, his charter is to maximize customer acquisition, satisfaction and retention. Rajesh works with Egnyte's customers and internal teams to ensure that the comprehensive voice of the customer is reflected in the company’s corporate strategy and execution. Previously, Rajesh held executive roles within Egnyte's Product Management and Engineering functions. 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.
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 BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also holds an MBA from the 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. 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 the core infrastructure, including storage and data center operations. Prior to Egnyte, Kris spent many years in the design and deployment of large-scale infrastructures 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.
Tal Broner, Vice President of Software Engineering
Tal Broner is Vice President of Software Engineering at Egnyte, overseeing product development and innovation. Tal has held a variety of leadership positions in engineering, product management and global operations for large-scale cloud and on-premise enterprise software solutions companies. Prior to Egnyte he served as Vice President of R&D in HP’s Enterprise Software division with responsibility for the IT Service Management products, generating over $500 Million in annual revenue. He was also a key leader at Mercury Interactive, Appilog, Inc and Broadband Studios, Inc., through their acquisitions. Tal graduated with honors from Ben-Gurion University in Israel with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Engineering and completed Executive Development Programs at Harvard Business School and Tel-Aviv University.
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, 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, 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 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 Vhoto.
Dave is 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 and Harvard communities. He also serves on the Microsoft VC Advisory Board and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Board of Trustees
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 and 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 Managing Director at Menlo Ventures. His expertise is in both mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. Previously, he was a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO), led KPCB's investment in Autonavi (NASDAQ: AMAP '10), and was a Director at Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell '10), Peakstream (acquired by Google '08), and Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM '09).
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.