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 60 patents.
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 Engineering
John Weald leads the engineering team at Balbix and has over 30 years of Silicon Valley experience developing security, enterprise and carrier-grade products. Before joining Balbix, John led engineering for Micro Focus’ security products including Voltage, Fortify, ArcSight and Atalla. John was previously VP of Engineering at Voltage Security, Sylantro Systems and Worldtalk. John has a BS in Data Processing from Loughborough University, England.
Jeff has a proven track record in the security industry with more than 20 years of enterprise technology sales leadership. He was a core leader on the sales team that built and grew Websense (now Forcepoint) from its very first sales to achieving revenue of more than $385 million. More recently, he ran the global sales organization at Digital Shadows, growing revenue over 400%. Jeff has played a significant role in two acquisitions and two IPOs.
Rich brings nearly 20 years’ experience in technology marketing, sales, and product management. Prior to joining Balbix, Rich worked at Bitglass, a Cloud Access Security Broker, where he joined as first non-founding employee and served in various roles at the company, including most recently as CMO. Prior to that, Rich was Senior Director, Product Management, at F5 Networks and at Juniper Networks, driving strategy for a portfolio of security products. Rich started his career as an SE at Sprint. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson.
VP of Business Development & Alliances
Chris Griffith leads business development for Balbix. Chris brings over 15 years as a business development, product 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.
VP of Products
Srinivas brings a strong track record of product management and engineering experience from successful start-up and large companies. Before Balbix, he was VP Product Management for Cloud Security at Symantec, via the acquisition of Elastica, a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) platform company. Prior to that, he managed application layer security (App-ID) and all firewall integration interfaces at Palo Alto Networks. He also held engineering roles at Andiamo, now a part of Cisco. He holds multiple US patents and has published in computer networking journals. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and MS in Computer Science from Purdue.
VP 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.
Sr. 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.