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Ramesh Rajagopal Ramesh Rajagopal
Ramesh Rajagopal

Co-founder and CEO

Ramesh Rajagopal
Ramesh Rajagopal

Co-founder and CEO

Ramesh is co-founder and CEO of Authentic8. Prior to this leadership role, he was VP Corporate Development at Postini running all strategic planning and business development leading up to the acquisition of the company by Google in 2007 for $625 million.

Before Postini, Ramesh was Senior Director of the Corporate Strategy Group at Microsoft, where he co-led a team in identifying and evaluating new growth opportunities for the company in areas including consumer web services, business applications and security.

In his time before Microsoft, Ramesh worked at JP Morgan in both the investment banking and capital markets groups. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Scott Petry Scott Petry
Scott Petry

Co-founder and Executive Chairman

Scott Petry
Scott Petry

Co-founder and Executive Chairman

Scott has been using the cloud to disrupt the information security market for nearly 20 years. He founded Postini in 1999, which pioneered the cloud-delivered service model for email security and content compliance, effectively securing SMTP while remaining compatible with every existing mail service. In 2007, Postini was acquired by Google, where Scott remained as Director of Product Management for Google Enterprise to further cloud adoption.

In 2010, he co-founded Authentic8, a secure virtual browser solution designed to address the inherent lack of security in the protocols the world uses to access the web. Silo, its flagship product, executes in the cloud, providing isolation from web code while providing a full-fidelity user experience.

Scott started his career at Apple Computer, worked in the wireless industry (SkyTel) and the open-source industry (Cygnus and Red Hat). He graduated with a B.S. from San Diego State University. As a member of the U.S. National Rowing team, earned a bronze medal in the World Championships. In addition to Authentic8, he sits on the boards of UpGuard and Virtru.

Kevin Lund Kevin Lund
Kevin Lund

Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Lund
Kevin Lund

Chief Technology Officer

Kevin is chief technical officer of Authentic8. In his earlier career, he led Postini's anti-threat team and served as the principal system architect. When Positini was acquired by Google, Kevin became staff engineer at the tech multinational. Kevin holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of California where he specialized in machine learning and computational psycholinguistics. 

Chirag Vasavada Chirag Vasavada
Chirag Vasavada

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Chirag Vasavada
Chirag Vasavada

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Chirag Vasavada is head of finance and business operations at Authentic8, where his responsibilities include finance and strategy, operations and business development functions. Previously, Chirag helped build out the commercial sales and customer success teams.

Prior to joining Authentic8, Chirag spent 13 years investing in and advising technology companies at T Rowe Price, Fidelity and several other investment firms, and he was responsible for building and overseeing finance teams, as well as research and compliance functions. Chirag began his career as a strategy consultant at Accenture and later was a member of the corporate development and strategy team at Microsoft.

Miguel Ramos Miguel Ramos
Miguel Ramos

Head of Product

Miguel Ramos
Miguel Ramos

Head of Product

Miguel is the head of product at Authentic8, responsible for product management and product marketing. Prior to joining Authentic8, Miguel was a corporate strategy director at Forcepoint, where he worked with the senior leadership team to establish Forcepoint’s long-term strategy and identify and evaluate new market opportunities.

Miguel began his career in software engineering, and over the years he held several product management roles at companies such as Forcepoint, Raytheon, Neustar and Network Solutions. Miguel holds an MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School, an M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, and a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

Rick Nee Rick Nee
Rick Nee

Head of Sales

Rick Nee
Rick Nee

Head of Sales

Rick Nee is a head of sales at Authentic8. A determined and dedicated business leader, Rick drives all aspects of sales: operations, strategy and business planning. Prior to joining Authentic8, Rick held strategic sales positions with various global technology companies. Rick also served several years as a Marine Corp officer. 

Rick holds an MBA from Syracuse University. He earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University and criminal justice from Norwich University.

Jessica Morales Jessica Morales
Jessica Morales

Head of Marketing

Jessica Morales
Jessica Morales

Head of Marketing

Jessica is the head of marketing at Authentic8 where she brings more than 20 years of hands-on marketing and communications experience. Jessica's background is in building and executing brand and content strategy for software and technology start-ups in the areas of IT security, finance, IoT and cloud.

She has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Taylor Johnson Taylor Johnson
Taylor Johnson

Head of Legal affairs

Taylor Johnson
Taylor Johnson

Head of Legal affairs

Taylor is the general counsel and head of legal affairs at Authentic8. He’s spent the previous thirteen years providing legal and business counsel to technology and government contracting companies, including Blackbird Technologies, Raytheon Company, SOS International and Merlin International. He received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Virginia.

Matt Ashburn Matt Ashburn
Matt Ashburn

Head of Customer Success

Matt Ashburn
Matt Ashburn

Head of Customer Success

Matt is the Head of Customer Success, focusing on cross-functional strategy and engagement with customers. Prior to Authentic8, Matt served as a CIA officer focusing on cyber issues, including a detail serving on the National Security Council as the Chief Information Security Officer and Special Advisor to the National Security Advisor, leading technical expertise, risk reduction strategies, and policy for national security systems.

At CIA, Matt led the technical direction and coordination to stand up an innovative, unified cyber security operations center to fully harness agency authorities, resources, and talents to prevent and respond to advanced cyber threats.  He also led the detection watch floor of CIA's cyber incident response team, and has been recognized with a national intelligence award and service ribbon from the Director of National Intelligence and the IC CIO Partnership Award.  

Prior to CIA, Matt gained over 10 years of government and private sector experience focusing on intelligence matters and cyber security initiatives at federal agencies and a major financial institution.  He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of FBI's Intelligence Basic Course at Quantico, VA.  Matt splits his time between Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and volunteers as a sworn reserve police officer with the DC Metropolitan Police.

Les Dunston Les Dunston
Les Dunston

Head of Engineering and Infrastructure

Les Dunston
Les Dunston

Head of Engineering and Infrastructure

Les began his career writing software in C and Motorola Assembly while he was obtaining his bachelor's in CS. He next took up network engineering at Cisco where his responsibilities included the build-out of enterprise network topologies using 90 percent of Cisco's product line.

He then went into IT consulting in the biotech space where he learned to effectively manage time, budgets, projects and people. This work led to tech startups, where he built infrastructures that supported 70 million users.

He currently splits his time between developing chef recipes, automation tools in ruby and managing his group.
 

Christina Calderon Christina Calderon
Christina Calderon

Head of Human Resources

Christina Calderon
Christina Calderon

Head of Human Resources

Christina is the head of human resources for Authentic8. She has more than 15 years of experience working with small to mid-size technology companies, implementing human resources infrastructure and strategy.

Christina has a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State and an MBA in Finance from Notre Dame de Namur University. She holds SPHR-CA and SHRM-SCP certifications in Human Resources.

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