Gaurav BangaFounder & 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 70 patents.
Vinay SridharaChief 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.
Chris GriffithChief Product Officer
Chris Griffith leads product management for Balbix. Chris brings over 15 years as a product, business development and strategy leader in security and technology. Prior to Balbix, Chris led tech alliances for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s (HPE) security portfolio. Chris also ran product management for HPE’s Data Security business and drove strategic acquisitions in corporate development. Chris holds an MS from Stanford and a BS from Princeton, both in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
Sriram PuthucodeSVP of Sales
Sri is a category builder who loves identifying, building, accelerating, and scaling businesses. Most recently, Sri was Global Vice President of GTM at Palo Alto Networks responsible for all aspects of Go to Market for the NG software firewall product suite growing the business to 3 folds to $320M in 2.5 years. He also led GTM/sales and customer success at Elastica growing the business from $0 to $100M in 4 years through the acquisition by BlueCoat systems and Symantec for $300M. He also had executive positions at Symantec, Qualys, JP Morgan Chase and Cisco. Sri holds an MBA from Anderson School of Management, UCLA, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from ASU and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering.
Ramki RamakrishnanVP of Operations
Ramki Ramakrishnan has over 25 years of experience in supply chain, SaaS, customer support, and business operations with multiple technology companies including Infoblox, Citrix and Cisco Systems. Ramakrishnan has demonstrated unparalleled success with new product introductions, supply chain management and global logistics, business operations and customer support. Most recently, Ramakrishnan was the EVP of Operations at Enlighted, Inc, a Siemens company, where he helped deploy smart sensory network solutions globally and delivered multiple generations of new products.
Michelle Van Der VeenCorporate Controller
Michelle Van Der Veen
Michelle Van Der Veen has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to Balbix, she has held various finance and accounting leadership roles in early start ups like SumoLogic and ArcSight and large public companies like HP. Early in her career, Michelle worked at KPMG. She holds a Business degree from San Jose State University.
Shri ChickerurVP of Customer Success
Shri is a seasoned Customer Success executive who has built pre and post-sales capabilities at early-stage startups as well as large public companies. Most recently, he built the CS function at Noname Security. Prior to that, he led Customer Success for a large BU at Palo Alto Networks. Earlier in his career, he held leadership roles at Dome9, CipherCloud, large multinational corporations and founded an identity management startup.Shri holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and BS degree from Nagpur University.
Umang BarmanVP of Marketing
Umang runs product, growth, brand and corporate marketing at Balbix. Prior to Balbix, he held marketing leadership positions at Cisco and Duo. Umang has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Saurabh SharmaVP, Strategic Alliances & Channels
Saurabh Sharma leads Strategic Alliances & Channels for Balbix. Saurabh brings over 22 years of sales, business development, alliances and strategy experience in security and technology. Prior to Balbix, Saurabh was a VP Strategic partnerships with Virsec Systems where he opened new revenue streams and markets through key partnerships with leading GSIs and ICS vendors. Before that, Saurabh worked with Tech Mahindra as their Head Communication Technology BU–West. Saurabh holds an MS in Manufacturing Systems from BITS Pilani, India.
Neil SeniorVP of Product Operations
Neil Senior is the Vice President of Product Operations at Balbix. With over 35 years working in technology, he has spent the majority of his career leading Customer Success and Services teams. Neil is passionate about ensuring customers realize the true value of their investment in technology by understanding their business needs and ensuring a high-touch experience.