Tarique is the Founder, CEO and the ‘Brain’ behind GhangorCloud’s game changing technology and product. He is recognized in the industry as the leading visionary and expert in Information Security, Advanced Persistent Threat and Data Leak Prevention. Tarique’s groundbreaking innovation in Advanced Persistent Threat and ‘Malicious Data Leak Prevention’ has won international recognition - he is frequently invited as Keynote / Guest Speaker at prestigious Security Conferences and Forums.
Most recently, Tarique was the founding CEO/CTO of nexTier Networks – a Silicon Valley company that has built “Best of the Breed” award winning Data Leak Prevention solution and technology.
Tarique has more than 20 years of industry experience in technical leadership positions at Symantec, DHL-Airways IT, MCI WorldCom, EDS, Andes Networks and Nevis Networks where he built industry leading security products. Previously, Tarique founded Network Utilities (a Silicon Valley startup that built wireless infrastructure & security platform) that was acquired by Andes Networks. Tarique also served as the CTO of Andes Networks, architects of an SSL Security Appliance and acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2003. Tarique also served as Principal Architect at Nevis Networks where he was responsible for building next generation Security Monitoring and Security Event Correlation technology for IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention) and SSL/IPSec.
Tarique has several patents (approved and pending) with USPTO and has published many research publications in the areas of Information & Data Security, Computer & Network Security, Software Architecture, Database Technologies and Artificial Intelligence. Tarique was awarded the prestigious Rotary International Scholarship for his Doctoral Studies in Computer Science at University of Southern California (USC). Tarique also holds Master’s Degrees in Engineering and Computer Science from University of Southern California (USC), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from NED University of Engineering & Technology.
Bhanu brings over two decades of leadership and success in the Silicon Valley, in areas of Networking, Security & Storage. He has held leadership positions, and was an early member, at several successful startup companies such as Array Networks, AlteonWebsystems and Auspex Systems. Bhanu has extensive experience in driving an organization’s overall strategy, building a global partner eco-system, and driving customer success.
At GhangorCloud, Bhanu holds the position of Chief Operating Officer and is a member of the Board. He is responsible for the overall business side: Strategy, Sales, Business Development, Customer Success and Operations.
Prior to GhangorCloud, Bhanu served as VP of Worldwide Sales, Business Development & Services for Array Networks. Bhanu revamped Global Sales efforts to deliver consistently superior results, leading to consecutive profitable quarters/years. Array had a successful IPO in 2009. He led the company into newer regions in APAC and established Array as a leader in its market category.
Previous to his time at Array, Bhanu was an early member and held management positions at AlteonWebsystems where he built and led the Customer Advocacy team as well as contributing significantly to BD activities. Alteon was recognized for its Customer Satisfaction and Services. Alteon had a hugely successful IPO followed by M&A with Nortel. Prior to Alteon, Panda managed the Customer Satisfaction organization at Auspex Systems, with Fortune-500 clientele.
Bhanu holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Jackson State University.
John brings to GhangroCloud over 30 years of leadership experience in the security, software, and networking arenas. He has driven strategy and direction for a number of organizations, most recently serving as CEO of Enhanced Communications Delivery Systems, a SaaS company focused on multi- channel messaging as a platform service. Prior to ECDS Mr. Racioppi served as General Manager, Data Leak Prevention Group, at Trend Micro as well as AVP, Enterprise Business Unit. Mr. Racioppi helped develop Trend’s strategy in DLP and served on the team which acquired Provilla, Inc. While at Trend he led the project team focused on long-term strategy and direction. John has extensive functional experience in strategic planning, product assessment and planning, go-to-market strategies, and revenue improvement.
John has been a leader in a variety of successful startup organizations as well as large public corporations including Trend Micro, Borland, IBM, AT&T and early stage companies including Infravio, Moonlight Systems, Lutris, and DASCOM. John also has experience in the consulting arena as part of Ernst & Young's Telecommunications and Network consulting practice. John has led the strategy and planning activities of several global software vendors as they assessed new market opportunities. John received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
John is a 30+ years veteran of Silicon Valley high-tech industry. He started his career in key technical positions with the pioneers of the high-tech industry such as 3-Com and Juniper where he developed the core foundational components of high performance Router Kernel and OS. More recently John has been in lead technical roles in multiple security companies including ArcSight-HP, PGP-Symantec, LogLogic, Netscreen-Juniper, Nevis Networks, nexTier Networks and Accellion.
Mixing abstract and production points of view, he has been involved in Data security, Data Communications, Custom Databases, Embedded Systems, Web Services, Platform Engineering, OS Internals and File Systems, Cryptography and Complex Event Processing. John has been a contributor to the software industry’s Open Source initiatives where he has made substantial contributions to the widely recognized Gnu-based software development and debugging platforms. John was a key member of the main GDB team at Cygnus. John holds a Bachellor’s Degree in Computer Science from University of California Irvine.
Ellen brings more than 30 years of marketing experience in networking and security products to GhangorCloud. Her accomplished marketing career includes key leadership roles at Cisco, Juniper and Hewlett-Packard where she has managed multiple product marketing, product management and technical marketing organizations. She has successfully driven the adoption and market share enhancements for several cutting-edge networking and security products serving the Enterprise, Service Provider and Commercial markets. Previously, in her leadership role she was instrumental in the development and launch of top selling networking and security products for Data Centers and Enterprise networking. These products received multiple industry awards.
Ellen has extensive experience in working with distributors and channel partners. At GhangorCloud she is responsible for product marketing and product management functions.
Ellen holds a Master's Degree from Stanford University. She serves on the Board of Directors of Stanford Professional Women's Organization. She is also a member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and Women of the Channel Forum.
Tim Mather is a long-time Information Security practitioner, who has served in executive roles as CSO of Cadence, Advisory Director Information Protection at KPMG, VP & Chief Security Strategist at RSA Security, VP & CISO at Symantec, Security Manager at Verisign, and Manager Information Security at Apple. Tim is a Board Member of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Tim has co-authored two books on information security: "Cloud Security and Privacy: An Enterprise Perspective on Risks & Compliance" (O'Riely) and "The Executive Guide to Information Security: Threats, Challenges and Solutions" (Addison-Wesley). Tim is a CISSP, CISA and CISM. He holds Master's Degrees in Information Assurance form Brandeis University, National Security Studies from Georgetown University, and International Policy Studies from Monterey Institute of International Studies. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mike is a Strategy, Corporate and Business Development expert with a 25+ year background in Banking, Digital Media and Cybersecurity. Mike is a veteran consultant to early stage companies, having formed and built two management consulting practices in Silicon Valley, after successful Executive Strategy, Corporate and Business Development roles at OpenTV, Cyberguard, Secure Computing, and Lumension Security. Mike has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in International Finance from Thunderbird.