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.
Chris van StadenCHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Chris van Staden
Chris van Staden brings nearly twenty years of experience driving dynamic change and profitable global expansion. He joins Balbix from Invicti Security where he helped the world’s biggest banks, tech companies and government contractors secure their web applications, and was instrumental in generating company revenue in a hyper growth environment. Before Invicti, van Staden worked at large enterprises like NCR and Symantec, and with fast-growing early-stage SaaS companies to accelerate their growth and scale globally.
Trevor DaughneyChief Marketing Officer
Trevor Daughney is a cyber security software marketing executive with a track record of building successful global businesses. Prior to Balbix, he led enterprise product marketing at Exabeam, McAfee, Ping Identity and Symantec. Trevor approaches marketing with a global mindset, and builds on his experiences living and working in the US, Canada and Asia. He has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
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.