Leadership Team

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. 

Gaurav Banga

Gaurav Banga

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.

Vinay Sridhara

Vinay Sridhara

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. 

Vinay Sridhara

Manoj Asnani

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.  

Vineet Kumar

Vineet Kumar

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. 

Manish Kalia

Manish Kalia

Vice President of Product Marketing

Manish Kalia runs Product Marketing at Balbix. Before joining Balbix he was Senior Vice President, Product Management at Bromium where he led the product strategy and execution. Prior to that, Manish was at Verisign where he was Sr. Director of Product Management in the security and network services business unit. Manish has had research positions at Lucent Bell Labs and IBM Research Labs and holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Mukul Kumar

Mukul Kumar

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.