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Leadership

Dr. Rao Papolu

Dr. Rao Papolu

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Biography

 

Dr. Rao Papolu became President and Chief Executive Officer of Cavirin Systems, Inc. in March 2016 and has been serving as Cavirin’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 2012. Dr. Rao led the acquisition of Cavirin in 2012 and guided its evolution from a network change and configuration technology that originated from Bell Labs and transformed into a leading security and compliance solution today. Dr. Rao proactively drives Cavirin’s vision, strategy, and operations as the cybersecurity landscape evolves with broadening threat landscape, dark data security risks, IoT, AI security, and predictive analytics to ensure Cavirin’s continued innovation and product development. Prior to Cavirin, in 2005, Dr. Rao launched SRA OSS, Inc. with a flagship product called Open Vision into a leading and widely adopted Open Source middleware application stack. Dr. Rao is still President of SRA OSS and has held prominent leadership positions as the Chief Operating Officer of SRA America, Inc.; Country Manager for EMRC Japan; and General Manager of Moldflow Japan taking the company through to an IPO and subsequently acquired by Autodesk. Dr. Rao’s technology and business experience spans 33 years across Asia and the United States. Dr. Rao was formerly on the Board of Proxim Wireless and currently on the Board of Directors of SRA, Inc., a publicly-traded company, as the only non-Japanese executive member in SRA’s 49-year history; Advisory Board Member to Solix Technologies; and Industry Advisory Board, Business department, in International Technological University. Dr Rao received his Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He has published 25 technical papers in various international journals and was a visiting scientist at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan.

Jack Kudale

Jack Kudale

Chief Operating Officer

Biography

 

Jack Kudale is Cavirin’s Chief Operating Officer, bringing to Cavirin over two decades of business executive experience. He joins Cavirin most recently from Lacework, a cloud security startup, where he was CEO. Previous senior roles included SnapLogic, a leader in hybrid cloud integration, and CA Technologies, where Kudale led DevOps sales for the Fortune 500 leader. With deep operational experience in the DevOps, cybersecurity, IT Ops, and APM spaces, Jack is poised to help Cavirin execute on its vision of hybrid cloud continuous compliance enabled through DevSecOps automation. Jack holds an engineer’s degree, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, from the University of Pune, India.

Brajesh Goyal

Brajesh "BG" Goyal

Vice President, Engineering

Biography

 

Brajesh Goyal (BG) is an industry veteran in the hybrid cloud space, bringing to Cavirin over 20 years of high tech engineering experience. He was the founder & CEO for ITAPP, a disruptive cloud management company that was purchased by ServiceNow in 2016. He built ITAPP from ground up, ITAPP’s product was deployed at numerous enterprise customers, and won industry awards such as Gartner Cool vendor and top 20 DevOps player. He has been active in the hybrid cloud space for 2 decades before it was called cloud. At Oracle, he defined the term “enterprise grid computing” (former name for cloud) and wrote books on the topic. He continued to lead initiatives for enterprise grid computing, virtualization, and cloud at NetApp. BG holds a Master's degree, in Computer Science (CS) and Engineering from University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Technology Degree in CS from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Tom Hance

Tom Hance

Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Biography

 

Tom Hance is Cavirin’s VP of Worldwide Sales, bringing to Cavirin over two decades of experience building innovative, industry-leading technology companies and has held executive positions at notable companies including Dome9, Sophos, Fortinet, NetScreen, and Juniper. Prior to Cavirin, Tom served as vice president of sales at Nyotron, Inc. and previously founded and served as the CEO of GovAssure, a federally focused network security systems integration company. Tom is poised to lead Cavirin’s overall enterprise, commercial and channel strategy.

Mukul Kumar

Mukul Kumar

CISO & VP of Cyber Practice

Biography

 

Mukul Kumar is Cavirin’s CISO and VP of Cyber Practice, bringing to Cavirin over 18 years of IT and security experience, including his previous role as CISO and VP of Cyber Practice at Balbix. Prior to this position, Kumar served as the Chief Security Officer at Altera, now part of Intel, where he was responsible for leading the cybersecurity team, working directly with both technical and non-technical compliance professionals, to transform their security program and enterprise security architecture. Earlier in his career, he served in various roles at McKinsey and Microsoft.

David Ginsburg

David Ginsburg

Vice President, Worldwide Marketing

Biography

 

Dave brings to Cavirin over 25 years of experience spanning corporate and product marketing, product management, digital marketing, and marketing automation. Previous roles included CMO at Teridion, Pluribus, Extreme, and Riverstone Networks as well as senior marketing leadership positions at Nortel and Cisco. His expertise spans networking, cloud deployments, and SaaS.

Anupam Sahai

Anupam Sahai

Vice President, Product Management

Biography

 

Anupam Sahai, serves as the Vice President of Product Management and brings to Cavirin 25+ experience in the high-tech industry. Anupam has deep domain expertise in cloud services and SaaS, cybersecurity and risk management, vulnerability management, threat analysis and management, information security and operations, governance, risk and compliance, cloud and network security, data science and analytics, and enterprise software. Anupam is an accomplished technology leader, with extensive experience directing large teams to develop and launch globally-renowned products used by hundreds of millions of users. Most recently he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Aegify, a cloud-SaaS based cybersecurity and risk management solution built for the enterprise. His career history also includes various management roles with companies including Ixia, Polycom, Avistar, Hewlett-Packard, and Microsoft Corporation. Anupam holds a Master’s degree in engineering and an MBA from MIT. As well as a Masters and an undergraduate degree in computer science and communications from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and Kharagpur, India.

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