The Balbix team consists of highly motivated people with different DNAs that don't normally come together. We are a group of security-types, scientists, designers, and visualization gurus all united with a single mission - to be able to comprehensive and proactively understand cyber breach risk.
Founder & CEO
Gaurav Banga is the Founder and CEO of Balbix, and serves on the boards of several companies. Before Balbix, Gaurav was the Co-founder & CEO of Bromium and led the company from inception for over 5 years. Earlier in his career, he served in various executive roles at Phoenix Technologies and Intellisync Corporation, and was Co-founder and CEO of PDAapps, acquired by Intellisync in 2005. Dr. Banga started his industry career at NetApp. Gaurav has a PhD in CS from Rice University, and a B.Tech. in CS from IIT Delhi. He is a prolific inventor with over 50 patents.
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Vinay Sridhara has more than a decade of R&D experience in Wireless communication, Security, and Machine Learning. Prior to joining Balbix, Vinay worked at Qualcomm Research for over 9 years, where he worked on wireless networking, mobile security and machine learning. While at Qualcomm, he served on several IEEE 802.11 working groups and contributed to several core areas in these standards. Vinay has a Ph.D. in ECE and Masters in CS from USC and University of Delaware. He has authored many research papers, and holds over 100 patents.
VP of Product Management & Design
Manoj leads Product Management and Design at Balbix. Prior to Balbix, Manoj ran Product Management for the Application Security (Fortify) portfolio at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He brings 15+ years of technology experience in various roles including Product Management, Strategy/Operations & Engineering at Brocade, Booz & Company, Cisco and Force10. Manoj has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Gujarat University and the University of Southern California, and an MBA from the Columbia Business School.
Vice President of Engineering
Vineet Kumar leads the engineering team at Balbix and has 20 years of Silicon Valley experience on developing a wide range of technologies including search engines, CDNs, storage appliances, web proxies and security products. Before joining Balbix, Vineet led several engineering teams at FireEye. Prior to this, Vineet held various engineering roles at Virtuata, Bluecoat, NetApp and Infoseek. Vineet has a MS in CS from University of Central Florida, and a Bachelors in CS from NIT in Rourkela, India.
CISO and VP of Cyber Practice
Mukul is CISO and VP of Cyber practice at Balbix. Prior to joining Balbix, he was the CISO of Altera, a semiconductor firm recently acquired by Intel. During his 8 years with Altera, he transformed their security program and enterprise security architecture into one that larger organizations envy and strive to duplicate. Earlier in his career he served in various roles at McKinsey and Microsoft. Mukul now directs the Balbix Services Team, and helps Balbix customers to considerably reduce their cyber risk.
Director of Human Resources
Natalie Gann has 20+ years of broad experience including employee relations, talent acquisition, compensation analysis, and benefits. She has led HR for several Silicon Valley start-ups from initial inception through the growth cycle phase. Prior to Balbix, she contributed to the success of TP-Link Research America where she helped hire the development team who created top consumer IoT products. Natalie holds a SPHR from HRCI, SHRM-SCP and a PHR for Human Resource Management from San Jose State University.