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CloudGenix™ was founded by a group of seasoned innovators with extensive careers in networking administration. Our team has decades of collective experience as network administrators building some of the world’s largest networks—and working at the largest networking companies building products used in nearly every network in the world.

As such, we have a deep understanding of the complex issues. We knew the only way to truly solve them, to deliver networking tools that people wanted and needed, was to stop iterating and trying to patch using current tools and configurations. We started fresh from the ground. We haven’t looked back since. A great idea is only half the battle, however. Our internal team, together with our partners, our investors, our board and our advisors are all deeply committed to our mission to provide the solutions needed to change the way the world builds networks.

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CloudGenix Management

Kumar Ramachandran Kumar Ramachandran CEO
Kumar Ramachandran

Kumar RamachandranCEO

Kumar co-founded CloudGenix in March 2013 and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding CloudGenix Kumar held leadership roles in Product Management and Marketing for the multi-billion dollar branch routing and WAN optimization businesses at Cisco. Prior to Cisco, he managed applications and infrastructure for large companies such as Citibank and Providian Financial. Kumar holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, and a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Bombay.

Venkataraman Anand Venkataraman Anand VP Engineering
Venkataraman Anand

Venkataraman AnandVP Engineering

Anand was previously Director of Engineering at Cisco, having led teams for Wireless, WAN optimization and optical products. Holder of several patents, Anand is a hands-on technology executive who has fine-tuned his operational skills building L4-7 networking and associated management systems. Prior to Cisco, Anand held various software engineering roles at small (Optilink/DSC) and large companies (Alcatel, IBM). Anand holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Karaikudi, India.

Vijay Sagar Vijay Sagar VP Product Management
Vijay Sagar

Vijay SagarVP Product Management

Vijay is Vice President of Product Management for CloudGenix. He joined us from Cisco Systems where he was most recently director of product management in the Enterprise Routing group responsible for WAN Opt, Application Visibility, PfR and VPN technologies. Prior to Cisco, Vijay has held product management positions spanning Layer 2 through 7 and security at Broadcom and Rohati Systems (acquired by Cisco). Vijay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and is a graduate of the US Navy Nuclear Power School.

Matt Hickey Matt Hickey VP of Worldwide Sales
Matt Hickey

Matt HickeyVP of Worldwide Sales

Matt Hickey is Vice President of World Wide Sales at CloudGenix. He join’s us after a decade at EMC, where he built and led a team that grew EMC’s XtremIO revenue from zero to $300 million in 24 months. Record-setting sales growth and strong leadership have been the hallmarks of his career. Prior to his latest role as senior director of sales at EMC, he served as sales manager, where he was key in the success of EMC’s Data Domain and Avamar data protection products, consistently exceeding revenue goals. Matt was also successful in core enterprise sales, where he was responsible for all EMC products and services across storage, data protection, virtualization and security. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from North Carolina State University.

Kim Ringeisen Kim Ringeisen VP, Customer Success
Kim Ringeisen

Kim RingeisenVP, Customer Success

Kim is a Customer Success executive who holistically understands commitment to customers and how to best deliver to their expectations. With over 20 years in the industry, he has worked for Cisco Systems in Europe and the United States, he became part of the world-renowned Cisco Critical Account team only two years after joining Cisco, he led an award-winning customer facing, quality assurance program for one of Cisco’s billion-dollar product lines and has been a key contributor to several leadership teams in the Bay Area. Prior to joining CloudGenix, Kim led the development and operationalization of the Customer Success organization at an early stage startup and was part of that company’s launch team and market entry.

Technical Leadership

Mani Ramasamy Mani Ramasamy Chief Architect, Cloud
Mani Ramasamy

Mani RamasamyChief Architect, Cloud

Mani was previously a Principal Engineer at Cisco, driving architecture and development of flow-based routing, high performance WAN optimization, and Content Delivery Network products. Mani holds numerous patents in the areas of L4-L7 service routing, video delivery, application acceleration, and virtual desktops delivery. Mani obtained his Masters degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona and his Bachelor of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Varanasi.

Mukhtiar Shaikh Mukhtiar Shaikh Chief Architect, SDN
Mukhtiar Shaikh

Mukhtiar ShaikhChief Architect, SDN

Mukhtiar is Chief Architect at CloudGenix. Previously, he was Distinguished Network Architect in the Office of CTO at Brocade and was responsible for driving NFV strategy and shaping the future SDN products/solutions. Prior to joining Brocade, Mukhtiar was Distinguished Engineer at Cisco where he worked with fortune 500 companies and designed large-scale service provider as well as enterprise wide area networks in the financial, retail, healthcare, and other verticals.

Mukhtiar has several issued and pending patents in the routing, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, and Data Center technologies. He is an active contributor in various industry forums including IETF, ETSI NFV, ONF, and ONUG etc. Mukhtiar is CCIE and holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.

CloudGenix Advisors

Josh Schertzer Josh Schertzer Advisor
Josh Schertzer

Josh SchertzerAdvisor

Josh Schertzer is an advisor to CloudGenix. With over a decade of experience managing IT infrastructure, he is well-versed in all areas of enterprise architecture, including public and private cloud computing, networking, storage, and data centers. Josh currently serves as Managing Director, Global Head of Infrastructure at Blackstone Group, a leading investment firm. Josh began his career at the American Stock Exchange, where he was responsible for the architecture and implementation of many critical components to their corporate and trading businesses. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University at Albany, SUNY.

Martin Casado Martin Casado Advisor
Martin Casado

Martin CasadoAdvisor

Martin Casado is a CloudGenix advisor. Martin is currently the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Networking and Security Business Unit at VMware. He joined VMware in 2012, when the company acquired Nicira, of which he was a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Casado received his PhD from Stanford University in 2007 where his dissertation work led to the creation of the software-defined networking (SDN) movement, and laid the foundation for the new paradigm of network virtualization. He received his Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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Hans Robertson Hans Robertson Advisor
Hans Robertson

Hans RobertsonAdvisor

Hans Robertson is long-standing pioneer in the networking community. He is co-founder of Meraki Networks, Inc., the leader in cloud controlled Wi-Fi, routing and security for large-scale, distributed networks. Prior to founding Meraki, Mr. Robertson served as product manager for EMC’s Invista storage virtualization system, which he saw from inception of 1.0 through launch. Mr. Robertson also created first partner programs at VMware and was an early member of their sales team. Mr. Robertson began his career as a business analyst at McKinsey & Co. He holds a B.S. and M.E. in Computer Science from MIT.

CloudGenix Funding

Bain Capital Ventures Bain Capital Ventures
Bain Capital Ventures

Bain Capital Ventures

Charles River Ventures Charles River Ventures
Charles River Ventures

Charles River Ventures

Mayfield Fund Mayfield Fund
Mayfield Fund

Mayfield Fund

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Building Best-In-Class SD-WANs with Intel Compute Technology

RECORDED WEBINAR / November 9, 2016

More is being asked of the enterprise WAN than ever before—providing direct connectivity to the cloud, understanding what applications are...

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CloudGenix Appoints Kim Ringeisen as Vice President Customer Success

January 19, 2017

  Brings 20 Years of Experience Working with Cisco’s Critical Enterprise, Telco and Service Provider Customers; Addition Reflects Growing Demand...

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CloudGenix Tells Its SD-WAN Story

November 30, 2016

When Kumar Ramachandran of CloudGenix first talked about how his company could eliminate the need for routers, there was a fair...

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