ZeroStack's mission is to empower IT organizations to scale beyond human constraints
David Greene CEO and Board Member
David leads ZeroStack’s innovative team and directs corporate strategy. He has nearly 30 years’ experience leading marketing, product management, and business development in public and private technology companies. He previously served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at cloud networking leader Aerohive Networks. Prior to that he held CMO and vice president positions with Riverbed Technology, BMC Software, and Active Reasoning.
David holds a B.A. in Architecture and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ajay Gulati Co-Founder, CTO and Board Member
Ajay shares responsibility for driving ZeroStack’s product innovation, bringing to life his thought leadership in systems infrastructures and virtualization. Ajay was a senior architect and R&D lead at VMware where he designed flagship products including Storage I/O control, Storage DRS and DRS. He has been recognized as a prolific inventor by his peers and has more than a dozen patents to his name. Ajay has consulted with multiple startups including Nimble Storage and Velocloud Networks.
Ajay has a Ph.D. from Rice University and a B.S. from IIT Kharagpur.
Steve Garrison Marketing & Business Development
Steve leads go-to-market, market creation experience and brand development strategies at ZeroStack, and is a seasoned Information Technology executive with nearly 20 years of technology marketing experience. Steve has held global marketing positions at several public and venture-backed companies, including Pica8, Infoblox (NYSE: BLOX) , Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell, Inc.) and Riverstone Networks (acquired by Alcatel-Lucent). He holds an MS in Materials Science Engineering from MIT, and a BS in Ceramic Science and Physics from Alfred University.
Kamesh Pemmaraju Product Management
Kamesh leads product management, product marketing, and technology partnerships at ZeroStack. Kamesh is a seasoned product management / marketing leader with a strong engineering and consulting background. In his most recent product roles at Mirantis and Dell, he focused on delivering private and hybrid cloud solutions to enterprises. He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Science.
Joel Norton Sales Asia
Joel leads ZeroStack’s Asia Pacific team and business operations from Singapore. He has 20+ years Asia Pacific experience with industry leaders (HDS, Sun, IBM) and start-up initiatives (DDN, Infinidat, 3Par, EqualLogic). Joel’s career has been in early & mid-term business development and management spanning a broad spectrum of IT solutions & services in roles from Sales Executive to Regional VP. Joel has a Master of Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Information from Massey University, New Zealand.
Brice Layton Sales Americas
Brice leads ZeroStack’s Americas sales team. He has more than 20 years of technology sales experience with several high-profile companies. He previously served as VP of worldwide strategic alliances at Aerohive, where he was responsible for partnerships with Dell, Juniper, and others. He previously served as general manager of sales for Niara (acquired by HP), and as VP of sales Americas at Aerohive. Prior to that, he held sales and sales leadership positions at Redback Networks (acquired by Ericsson), Cisco, Virtela (acquired by NTT), Savvis, and Digex. Brice holds a BS from the University of Delaware.
Antonius Welling European Sales
Ton leads ZeroStack’s EMEA sales operations and team. He has a 20+ year track record of success in enterprise and channel sales leadership roles, and has worked at several hyper-growth companies in the EMEA region, including Data Domain, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems and Pure Storage. Ton holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Vrije University of Amsterdam.
General Partner, Foundation Capital
Ashu Garg is a General Partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on startups in MarTech, Analytics, and SaaS applications. He currently serves on the board of directors for a number of companies including TubeMogul, Localytics, and Conviva.
Mark Leslie is currently the managing director of Leslie Ventures, a private investment company. He is also a Lecturer in Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mark Leslie was the founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software.
Shirish Sathaye is a General Partner at Formation 8. He focuses on investments in next-generation enterprise software, cloud-based software, wireless and wireline networking, storage infrastructure and systems.
Investors and Advisors
Founder and CEO, Cohesity
Mohit Aron is the Founder and CEO of Cohesity Inc. He is regarded as the pioneer of hyper-convergence, the first architecture to converge compute and storage to simplify virtualization.
President and CEO, ScaleArc
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Justin is responsible for ScaleArc’s day-to-day operations and leading the company’s go-to-market strategy. Justin also served as ScaleArc’s President and COO from Dec 2011 to Sept 2013.
Co-founder, Insieme Networks
Mike Dvorkin is a recognized thought leader in policy driven automation and operations. Mike’s work focus is on policy abstraction models and intent-based nonlinear automation methods applied to all aspects of infrastructure, applications and operations.
Founder and CEO, CIO Advisory Group, LLC; Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures
Marina Levinson has more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience leading all aspects of IT and business process transformation for both B2B and B2C enterprises, including 12+ years as a Global CIO of fast-growing high tech companies.
Co-founder and CTO, Nimble Storage
Umesh Maheshwari has over 20 years of experience building networked storage systems. Before founding Nimble Storage, he was a technical director at Data Domain, responsible for the core areas of deduplication and clustering.
VP of Worldwide Sales, Nimble Storage
Denis is responsible for leading the company’s global sales operations and team with a goal to increase engagement and customer acquisition across the enterprise. Denis has a 25-year track record of success in enterprise and channel sales, along with experience spearheading industry-leading sales organizations in hyper growth companies.
Partner, Foundation Capital
Adit Singh joined Foundation Capital as a Partner in August 2013. His areas of interest span enterprise IT infrastructure, systems, software and services. He has invested in companies in cloud computing, data center, networking, management, security and virtualization.
Independent Consultant, Ex-Principal Engineer, VMware
Carl Waldspurger is an independent consultant, working primarily with early-stage startups. For over a decade, he was responsible for core resource management and virtualization technologies at VMware.