Pandian has more than 20 years of product and engineering leadership experience and is also a serial entrepreneur. Before founding CloudPost, he was the Chief Development Officer at Aruba, responsible for all of engineering and product management functions. Aruba, an enterprise mobile wireless company, was acquired by HPE for $3 Billion in March 2015. Before Aruba, Pandian served as the head of engineering for Cisco’s multi-billion-dollar Wi-Fi business unit and before that as VP of engineering for low-end switching product lines. He graduated with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Chennai, India and holds several patents to his credit in various networking technologies.
Russell Rice brings over 20 years of experience in the network security industry. Russell has held senior leadership roles in product management, technical marketing, and engineering in startups and established companies spanning Cisco, Skyport Systems, Global Internet, and Dow Jones. At Cisco, Russell was the executive business leader for network access control (NAC), policy, and remote access products. Russell is an accomplished speaker and his teams were responsible for the Cisco SAFE network security guidelines. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Before starting Cloudpost in 2015, Sheausong was the Chief Architect and VP of Technology at Aruba Networks, an HP Company. He has over 28 years of industry experiences in wired and wireless networking, cellular communication, system management software, and cloud computing software. Sheausong held both technical and management positions in Cisco System, AT&T Bell Labs, and several startup companies. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University.
WING’s single purpose is to help build dominant leaders in business technology markets. WING brings its unmatched credibility to CloudPost with a unique blend of focus, energy, resources, and patience.
As a founding partner at Wing Peter led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPO’s or successful acquisitions including Nimble Storage, Redback Networks, Riverbed, Arrowpoint Communications, and Infinera. Before founding Wing, Peter helped lead Accel Partners for 15 years as Managing Partner. Peter holds an A.B. in Physics from Harvard College, summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Dan Warmenhoven is the Former Executive Chairman and CEO of NetApp. Under Dan‘s leadership, NetApp grew to become a multibillion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage, a concept the company pioneered. He led the company’s initial public offering in November 1995. Dan has received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce, was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World in 2006 and won the prestigious “National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2004. He is a director of Bechtel Group, Inc., Cohesity, Theranos, and Palo Alto Networks. Dan is also on the board of the Tech Museum of Innovation as well as a trustee of Bellarmine College Preparatory, both in San Jose, California. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, with honors, from Princeton University.
Dominic was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Aruba Networks in April 2006 and he took Aruba public in 2007. On March 2015, Aruba was acquired by HPE for $3 billion. Prior to that, Mr. Orr served as the company’s Chairman of the Board. Before Aruba, he was President of Nortel Networks’ Intelligent Internet Business Unit. Mr. Orr also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alteon WebSystems, a leader in Layer 4-7 networking, which was merged with Nortel Networks in October 2000. Mr. Orr started his career as Member of Technical Staff in Communications Networking for Hughes Aircraft and held senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Bay Networks prior to becoming President and CEO of Alteon. He holds a BS in physics from City University of New York and a MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology.
Pankaj Patel has over 25 years of experience developing highly scalable technology products and services by building and leading large, high-performance global engineering organizations. Currently, he is focused on incubating, building, scaling and advising startups with their strategy and go-to-market. Patel served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in IT that creates solutions built on intelligent networks.
Bhalerao is a successful high-technology entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist. He has co-founded and is the chairman of highly sought-after start-ups, including Amber Networks, Ishoni Networks, Alopa Networks, Ambit Inc., and ECTone. All of these are headquartered in Silicon Valley, though several have R&D facilities in India. Together, Bhalerao’s companies employ over 110,000 professionals worldwide.