Virsec’s solution is built on a patented ability to create AppMAPS of interpreted web applications and the underlying binaries that run the applications.
Executive Chairman and CEO
Atiq Raza is the Chairman & CEO of Virsec Systems, Inc. Mr. Raza is an industry veteran and has been working in engineering leadership and senior management positions for the past thirty-two years. He was the founder, Chairman and CEO of RMI which was acquired by NetLogic which in turn was acquired by Broadcom on the strength of the RMI processor. Earlier, he was Chairman and CEO of NexGen, the first company to challenge Intel in microprocessors. NexGen became a public company and subsequently was acquired by AMD. Atiq became the President and COO of AMD and served on its Board of Directors.
Atiq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Punjab University, a BS with Honors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of London, and a MS degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University..
Executive Co-Founder and CTO
Satya Gupta is Virsec’s visionary and has over 25 years of expertise in embedded systems, network security and systems architecture. Prior to focusing Virsec to a product orientation, Satya built Virsec as a highly profitable software design and consulting business and targeted data networking, application security and industrial automation projects. Prior to this, he was Director of Firmware Engineering at Narad Networks and Managing Director and Chief Engineer at Eastern Telecom and Tech Ltd.
Satya holds six patents in complex firmware architecture with products deployed to hundreds of thousands of users. He holds a BS degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur and additional degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Ray DeMeo is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Virsec. With more than twenty years of operations and global business development experience, Ray has held key roles in the successful growth and transition of multiple tech. startups, including Giganet, acquired by Emulex and EqualLogic, acquired by Dell. He has led teams in roles of responsibility ranging from operations management to global sales and CEO.
Ray holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Computer Science from Norwich University, and a MS degree in Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Senior VP, Worldwide Engineering
Kamlesh Mehta brings a strong combination of technical, leadership and entrepreneurial skills to head Virsec’s product development and engineering. With over twenty years of experience building world-class engineering teams, he has created ground-breaking products in enterprise security, large-scale network-server infrastructure and cloud systems.
He has extensive leadership experience as Engineering VP for Security Management at Palo Alto Networks during a 4-year period of hyper growth, and as founder of nSolutions (spun out from Lucent Technology) where he served as the CTO/VP Engineering. He has also held senior positions at Cosine Communications, Silicon Valley Networks, and Bay Networks/Synoptics.
Kamlesh holds three Masters Degrees, in Computer Science (California State University, Chico), Artificial Intelligence (University of Essex, UK) and Physics (Vikram University, India).
Vice President of Marketing
Willy Leichter leads Virsec marketing, with over twenty years of experience in outbound marketing, communications, digital marketing, demand generation, product marketing, and product management. He has worked with a wide range of global enterprises to help them meet evolving security challenges.
With extensive experience in a range of IT domains including network security, global data privacy laws, data loss prevention, access control, email security and cloud applications, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and author on IT security and compliance issues. A graduate of Stanford University, he has held marketing leadership positions in the US and Europe, at CipherCloud, Axway, Websense, Tumbleweed Communications, and Secure Computing (now McAfee).
SVP of Sales
Tom brings an outstanding combination of global sales leadership, as well as broad experience developing product strategy, growth initiatives, business profitability, operations, and M&A.
He has previously been SVP of Sales for both Malwarebytes, and Zscaler, driving direct and channel sales across all market segments including enterprise, SMB and retail.
Tom was also President of Trend USA, leading all activity for Trend Micro’s US Business Unit. In this role, he drove strategic planning, operations, and key growth initiatives in developed and emerging markets, including M&A development. He also served as the executive vice president of sales and marketing of Trend’s US business unit accomplishing significant improvement in customer satisfaction and record sales growth.
In addition, Tom has held positions in sales management at ActivCard, Infonet, and MCI, and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and business law from Syracuse University with international study at the Syracuse London Center, and continuing education at Harvard Business School, University of Michigan, Kellogg and MIT.
Vice President of Business Development
Saurabh Sharma brings over 18 years of industry experience in new business development, go-to-market strategy, technology partnering and sales. He was recently a VP of Sales at FixStream responsible for sales, new business development and channel strategy for the West Coast. Prior to that, Saurabh was VP Communications Business West at Tech Mahindra, leading the strategy for new business development and joint go-to-market with key technology players. He was a founding member of Tech Mahindra West Coast operations, a key leader contributing to region’s growth from zero to $200m+ in 10 years, and won numerous sales awards.
Saurabh has an MS degree from BITS Pilani, lives in San Jose with his family, and spends his spare time singing, biking and organic gardening.
Vice President Sales (Asia Pacific, India, MEA)
Bobby brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience in Analytics, Cybersecurity, Storage, and IT services markets to this role, managing Virsec sales across Asia Pacific, India and MEA. He has held numerous senior management positions, overseeing sales, operations, market development and organizational change. Prior to joining Virsec, Bobby served as VP Asia Pacific at Guavus, VP West Coast Cognizant, Senior Vice President at Tech Mahindra and Asia Pacific Leader at IBM Global Services. Bobby has been part of Global Transformation Teams & is experienced in selling large scale, complex transformation deals and has lead sales teams with revenues of $300M.