Egnyte Leadership

Vineet Jain

Chief Executive Officer

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.

Amrit Jassal

Chief Technology Officer

Amrit Jassal

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO and co-founder 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.

Rajesh Ram

Chief Strategy Officer

Rajesh Ram

Chief Strategy Officer

Rajesh Ram is Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Egnyte. 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.

Ravi Chopra

Chief Financial Officer

Ravi Chopra

Chief Financial Officer

Ravi Chopra, our Chief Financial Officer, brings more than twenty-five years of experience in strategy, financial planning, accounting and investor relations. Ravi leads our finance team including financial strategy and planning, accounting, tax and investor relations. Prior to joining Egnyte, Ravi worked at BugCrowd where he led the company's financial strategy and SonicWall, a cybersecurity company he helped create as an independent company post divestiture from Dell. Prior to joining SonicWall, Chopra held finance positions at Juniper, Cisco Systems, Deloitte Consulting and Lazard, a leading financial advisory and asset management firm. Chopra earned his MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, a master’s in Finance from Delhi University, and a bachelor’s in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University, India.

Stan Hansen

Chief Revenue Officer

Stan Hansen

Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO of Egnyte, Stan is responsible for leading all of Egnyte’s sales & channel partnership teams globally. Residing in the “Silicon Slopes” of Utah, he brings over a decade of leadership experience working in multiple top SaaS companies including Adobe, Domo and, most recently, Pluralsight, where he was part of the team that took the company public in 2018. Earlier in his career, Stan was a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo, where he led large-scale, 1000+ people organizations and technology initiatives.

Ramin Farassat

Chief Product Officer

Ramin Farassat

Chief Product Officer

Ramin is Chief Product Officer at Egnyte. In this role, he works in close concert with the executive leadership team to execute strategic initiatives in order to increase the company’s growth and profitability, and to strengthen its competitive positioning. Prior to Egnyte, Ramin held various leadership positions including product management, product marketing and strategy development roles at Cisco, Conviva, and RGB Networks (Imagine Communications) with focus on large-scale hybrid cloud application development, analytics/machine learning, and digital media technologies. Ramin holds a BS in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Data Communications from San Jose State University.

David Spitz

Chief Marketing Officer

David Spitz

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer of Egnyte, David Spitz is responsible for the strategy and execution of scaled programs that improve the customer experience, enable buyers and sellers, and promote and deliver upon Egnyte's brand promise. Most recently, David served as CMO of mParticle, a leading SaaS-based solution for structured data governance, compliance, and integration. He previously led digital strategy and business development for WPP, the world's largest marketing and communications services holding company, and worked as a management consultant in Deloitte’s marketing technology group. David holds an AB degree from Princeton and received master's degrees from Columbia Business School and MIT.

Julie Giannini

Chief Customer Officer

Julie Giannini

Chief Customer Officer

Julie Giannini is Chief Customer Officer at Egnyte. As Chief Customer Officer, she leads all post sales functions with a focus on customer growth, acquisition and retention. Julie works closely with Egnyte’s customers and teams to ensure voice of the customer is highlighted in Egnyte’s strategy and execution. Julie joins Egnyte from cyber security leader Imperva where she was VP Customer Success. Previously Julie held senior roles at notable tech companies including New Relic, Microsoft, Yammer, TIBCO, Ariba and Oracle. Julie graduated from UCLA with a BA in Economics/Business.

Kris Lahiri

Chief Security Officer

Kris Lahiri

Chief Security Officer

Kris is a co-founder of Egnyte. He is responsible for creating and implementing Egnyte's global information security and compliance management strategies, policies and controls that protect all of Egnyte's customers' content and users. 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.

Dean Chabrier

Chief People Officer

Dean Chabrier

Chief People Officer

Dean Chabrier, our Chief People Officer, comes to us as an alumni from Extreme Networks, Jive Software, Yahoo, Clarify, Sun Microsystems and Intel, companies that cover a wide spectrum of the tech industry. She held CPO roles at Extreme, Jive and Clarify. Dean brings deep experience building high performing teams and organizations, and has equally deep passion for creating world class employee experiences.

Tal Broner

Executive Vice President of Software Engineering

Tal Broner

Executive Vice President of Software Engineering

Tal Broner is Executive 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.

Frank Sicilia

Chief Information Officer

Frank Sicilia

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Frank Sicilia is responsible for Egnyte’s IT organization, including its people, processes, and technologies. His team supports the growing IT needs of Egnyte’s employees and its products. He joined Egnyte in 2015 as a Chief Solution Architect, and later served in VP roles in Operations and Customer Success. Prior to joining Egnyte, Frank served as CIO for Red Fuse Communications, and CTO at Y&R Brands.

Board of Directors

Vineet Jain

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.

Tom Schodorf

Tom started his 35-year sales career at IBM, going on to spend seventeen years at BMC Software where he finished his tenure as the VP/GM of their Identify Business Unit. Most recently Tom spent five years as the SVP of Sales and Field Operations at Splunk, before taking on his role as an independent board director for several public and private software companies. Tom holds an MBA from the University of Dayton as well as a Bachelor’s in Finance from The Ohio State University.

Matt Murphy

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). roles in high-growth companies.

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.

Holger Staude

Holger is part of the Private Capital Investing team in Goldman Sachs’s Special Situations Group. In that capacity, Holger invests in growing private companies throughout North America in the technology sector. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2010, Holger worked at Allen & Company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.

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 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.

David Barrett

Dave brings years of entrepreneurial and operating success to his investment partnering, including the building and scaling of extreme–growth teams at Lotus Development/IBM, Pure Atria/Rational/IBM, and Calico (IPO). His Board success has included LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM), Imprivata (NASDAQ: IMPR) MarkMonitor (Thomson Reuters), Phytel (IBM), Automattic/Wordpress and Centra Software (NASDAQ: CTRA). With an investment focus on SaaS, cloud infrastructure and data science, current partner companies in addition to Egnyte include: Confluence, InsideSales, Lob, Notarize, and Recurly. He’s been recognized as an Always–On VC 100 and VC East “Power Player” as result of investment returns success over the last five years. He also serves on the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute Board of Trustees.

Jeff Kalowski

Jeff brings a wealth of experience leading financial management at enterprise software and technology companies. He recently retired as CFO of Rapid7 where he served from 2017 to 2021. Previously, he served as CFO at Boston-based cybersecurity company Imprivata where he led the company through a public offering in 2014. Earlier in his career, Jeff was the CFO at ProfitLogic, Inc., and a variety of enterprise software and hardware technology companies, including Torrent Systems, Beyond Incorporated, and Magna Computer Corporation. Jeff began his career at Price Waterhouse, where he was an audit manager after receiving his B.S. in business administration from Northeastern University.

Alexa King

Alexa King has served on our Board of Directors since December 2021. Ms. King currently serves as a strategic advisor to Mandiant, Inc., a leader in cybersecurity formerly known as FireEye, Inc. From 2012 to 2021, Ms. King served as the executive vice president and general counsel at FireEye, where she led the legal, stock, government affairs, and privacy teams. Before FireEye, Ms. King was vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Aruba Networks, Inc. Since 2016, Ms. King has also served on the Board of Directors of Vocera Communications, where she chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Her early career included positions at Siebel Systems, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop), and Fenwick & West. Alexa graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was named to the Order of the Coif.

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