Leadership

Executive Team

  • Sumit Dhawan

    CEO

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    Sumit Dhawan

    CEO

    Sumit is a seasoned executive with a proven track-record of establishing market leadership positions. Sumit has led multiple $1B+ enterprise software and SaaS businesses with responsibilities in managing P&L and all functions of the business from R&D to sales. With expertise in creating new market categories; Sumit brings a proven leadership approach that results in top-performing teams.

    Prior to joining Instart Logic, Sumit served as the general manager of the end-user computing business at VMware. Prior to VMware, Sumit served at Citrix, where he held a number of executive roles – across engineering, product development, marketing, corporate development, and general management – and was a key contributor to Citrix’s growth from a private company to the publicly-traded, multinational business that it is today.

    Sumit holds an MBA from the University of Florida – Warrington College of Business, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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  • Manav Ratan Mital

    Chief Strategy Officer and Founder

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    Manav Ratan Mital

    Chief Strategy Officer and Founder

    Manav is a co-founder of Instart Logic and has been CEO since we started in late 2010. Previously, he was with Aster Data, where he led the design of major components of their flagship product, including the core database engine and all query processing. Aster Data, a pioneer in the big data market, was acquired by Teradata Corp for $263M. Before Aster, Manav was part of Yahoo's Web Search team, where he helped design and build systems to improve search rankings by better webpage classification. Manav has a MS in Computer Science from UCLA and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.         

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  • Hariharan Kolam

    CTO and Founder

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    Hariharan Kolam

    CTO and Founder

    Hariharan is a co-founder and CTO of Instart Logic and is responsible for focusing on long-term innovation and competitiveness. Previously, Hariharan was with Aster Data where he worked on all features across the entire development stack, ranging from the kernel to the BI application layer (distributed workload management, backup and data re-partitioning services). Prior to Aster, he was part of the Solaris Cluster group at Sun, where he contributed critical modules of software responsible for high availability on Solaris zones. Hariharan has a MS in Computer Science from Stony Brook and a BS in Computer Science from NIT Nagpur, India.

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  • Mark Boullie

    CRO

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    Mark Boullie

    CRO

    Mark is a seasoned sales executive and General Manager with a proven track record of success in driving growth and profitability at enterprise software technology and solutions companies. With deep field operational experience with enterprise software companies focused on security/compliance, database, and infrastructure solutions. Mark played key roles at technology leaders Oracle, Mercury Interactive, and ArcSight. Mark is passionate about building results driven enterprise sales and technical service teams. Mark holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.

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  • Dan Druker

    Chief Marketing Officer

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    Dan Druker

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Dan is an enterprise software marketing and operating executive with a proven track record spanning multiple successful outcomes - creating markets, hiring great teams, aligning product with sales and marketing, driving brand and visibility, crafting partnerships, generating pipeline, executing boldly and delivering rapid and profitable growth. Dan has led multiple teams to initial public offering.

    Prior to joining Instart Logic, Dan was the Chief Marketing Officer at cloud security leader Zscaler and held CMO roles at MyBuys the leader in cross-channel personalization as well as cloud ERP leader Intacct.

     

    Dan holds an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

     
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  • Seema Desai

    VP of Talent and HR

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    Seema Desai

    VP of Talent and HR

    Seema is a seasoned human resources executive with over 20 years or HR and talent management experience. Seema has extensive experience across industries including ecommerce, healthcare, ocean robotics, data virtualization, and identity management. For the past twelve years, Seema has built world-class talent functions for venture-backed companies. Before joining Instart Logic, Seema was at data virtualization startup Delphix, backed by Greylock Partners and Lightspeed Ventures. Seema holds an MS in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University, and a BS in Psychology and a BA in Human Development from the University of California, Davis.

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  • Justin Fitzhugh 

    VP of Technical Operations

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    Justin Fitzhugh 

    VP of Technical Operations

    Justin is responsible for expanding the company’s world-class endpoint-aware application delivery infrastructure and ensuring impeccable reliability and scale. He brings over 17 years of experience to Instart Logic, most recently as CIO and Vice President of Technical Operations at Jive. Prior to Jive, Justin ran Engineering Operations at Mozilla for over 5 years where his team scaled the infrastructure from 2 racks to 7 global data centers serving over 25% of the internet and 500 million users. In addition Justin bootstrapped the business intelligence group while also managing the web development, support, infrastructure security, operations and architecture groups, growing the team to over 90. Previously he has worked at Cisco, Macromedia, Currenex and holds a degree in CS from University of the Pacific.

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  • Peter Blum

    VP of Product Management

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    Peter Blum

    VP of Product Management

    Peter is responsible for product management at Instart Logic. Previously, Peter was with Citrix, where he was senior director of product management and marketing for the XenClient product. Earlier, at XenSource, he held a variety of product management and technical sales roles focusing on the XenServer virtualization platform. Citrix acquired XenSource for $500M. Prior to XenSource, he held a variety of pre-sales, web development and IT admin roles, including five years at Marimba working with enterprise change management systems. Peter has a BA in Political Science with a minor in Computer Science from UCSD.         

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  • Samrah Khan

    VP of Business Development

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    Samrah Khan

    VP of Business Development

    Samrah is responsible for all Business Development and Partnership functions at Instart Logic. Prior to Instart, Samrah was with MuleSoft, where she was responsible for Strategic Global Partnerships that focused on driving channel revenue via sales and services. Earlier at MuleSoft, she also focused on alliances for go to market of joint MuleSoft cloud solutions with ISV’s. Before MuleSoft, she spent 7 years at TeleNav that went public in 2010. At TeleNav she held variety of client facing roles ranging from technical sales to business development that focused on large Telcos and OEMs in the mobile space. Samrah has a BS in Computer Science from Santa Clara University.

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Investors

Board of directors

  • Ashvin Bachireddy

    Geodesic Capital (Observer)

  • Bobby Yerramilli-Rao

    Independent Director

  • Brian Melton

    Tenaya Capital

  • Gaurav Garg

    Independent Director

  • Hariharan Kolam

    Instart Logic

  • Manav Ratan Mital

    Instart Logic

  • Matt Murphy

    Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Observer)

  • Peter Levine

    Andreessen Horowitz

Advisors

  • Anthony Alles

    Founder/CEO Shasta Networks, Pioneer of MPLS, Advisor Aruba

  • Dan Boneh

    Professor of Computer Science and Cyber Security, Stanford University

  • Peter Danzig

    Former VP Technology at Akamai and early investor in Riverbed

  • Gary Traver

    Director of Media at Telstra