Chandu Guntakala – Founder, President and CEO.
Chandu Guntakala is Founder, President and CEO of Anuta Networks. He is a successful serial entrepreneur in the technology industry. Prior to Anuta Networks, Chandu co-founded Jahi Networks, which was acquired by Cisco in 2004, co-founded Nipun Net Solutions in 2002 and was responsible for establishing the first wireless business partner in South India for Cisco. He also founded Austin Chetaks to help promote building healthy communities. Chandu devotes time to his Mathruseva Charitable Trust in India. It helps rural communities with drinking water, education and infrastructure. Chandu has an MS in Computer Science from UT Dallas, where he is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni award. An avid runner, he has participated in marathons in Paris, Chicago, Portland, Austin and San Antonio.
Srini Beereddy – Founder and CTO
Srini brings over 20 years of networking experience to Anuta Networks. Prior to co-founding Anuta Networks, he was also a co-founder of Jahi Networks, where he served as VP of Engineering. Srini worked at Cisco as a Technical Leader and Engineering Manager following the Jahi Networks acquisition. His earlier roles include senior technical positions at Intel and Trillium, where he served as a Senior Architect. Srini received an MS in Computer Automation from IIT Kharagpur, India, and holds several patents in networking.
Benjamin Di Lello - Vice President , Sales, Americas
Ben Di Lello is a passionate and seasoned sales leader focused on customer success in the technology industry. Prior to Anuta, Ben served as VP of Sales & Business Development for the Americas at Mavenir Systems (acquired by Mitel Networks), a provider of software-based telecommunications networking solutions to the leading service providers in the world. Prior to Mavenir, he served in a similar capacity at cVidya Networks, a global leader and innovative provider of Revenue Analytics solutions. As CEO of MCC/MA, Ben was instrumental in building numerous technology companies globally. For over 10 years as a partner at Regent Pacific Management Inc. he played a key role in the turnaround of the likes of: Glovia International, Accelerated Networks, 3DSystems, Vivato Networks and many other technology firms. Ben holds a Business degree from Rider University graduating with honors in 1979.
Praveen Vengalam – Founder and Vice President of Engineering
Praveen brings over 15 years of software development and networking experience to Anuta Networks. Prior to co-founding Anuta Networks, he also co-founded Jahi Networks. After Jahi's acquisition, Praveen worked at Cisco Systems in Senior Software engineering roles. Prior to Jahi, Praveen worked in Systems Engineering roles at Calient Networks and Nortel Networks. Praveen graduated from the University of Texas Dallas with an MS in Computer Science. Praveen also holds several patents in networking.
Daniel Snyder - CFO
Dan is an attorney and a CPA, licensed in Texas with over 35 years accounting and tax experience in the US, Europe and Asia/Pacific region. Dan has extensive experience in working with start-up companies, having led the development as COO at The Dock in 1980-1981 from 7 employees to 84 employees implementing financial systems, CRM solutions and managing HR, accounting and customer service groups. Dan’s practice focuses on corporate and individual cross border planning and compliance including structuring, IC DISCs, FTC planning and expatriate income.
Chakki Kavoori - Vice President, Finance and Operations
Chakki is an entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in Technology and Business. He was a co-founder at Teradiant Networks, a 40G networking semiconductor company, raising more than $30M in VC funding. More recently, Chakki was the head of Corporate Finance at Spansion Inc (acquired by Cypress), the largest NOR flash manufacturer with $1B+ revenues. Chakki was also a leading member of the M&A team managing the acquisition of a 1500 employee, $600M Fujitsu Microcontroller business. Chakki had various other Engineering and Management roles at Intel, Aureal Semiconductor, Morphics Technologies. Chakki has an M.B.A from the Wharton School, Univ. of Pennsylvania, an M.S.E.E from the Univ. of Hawaii, and a B.E (Hons) from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.
Monica Giannella Read - Vice President, Media Relations & Corporate Communications
Monica Read holds two decades of diversified high-tech public relations and communications experience, handling stragegic programs for industry leaders and start-ups like Sun Microsystems, Oracle, SAP, Siebel, SCO, Borland, Ernst & Young, and Kaviza/Citrix Systems. Monica has served on both the corporate and agency side covering a wide breadth of high-tech, vertical and consumer markets. Monica’s key industry expertise includes cloud computing, virtualization, software development and management, security and storage, new media, independent software vendors, integrators and resellers, telecom equipment and service providers. Monica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from San Francisco State University, and she has completed a two-year course work for a Master of Science in Communications from San Jose State University.
Vamsi Kottisa - General Manager, India
Vamsi was previously a director at Manhattan Associates, was a supply chain leader building supply chain optimization products, worked at HP building enterprise software systems and at Texas Instruments building semiconductor factory automation systems. Vamsi, has patent disclosures pending. He has a M.Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur and likes to spend time in Ashrams.
Hiroaki Tsuneyama - General Manager of Japan
Hiroaki brings over 20 years of software business experience in mobility, cloud and security to Anuta Networks. Throughout his professional career, Hiroaki has been at the forefront of sales, marketing and product strategy & management, who served as General Manager of Japan for BoxTone, Senior strategist and consultant for Itochu Techno-Solutions, Sales VP for Opera Software, Director of Sales for Openwave Systems, Product Marketing and Major account sales for HP(later Agilent). Hiroaki received a Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering from Doshisha Univ.
Venky Venkatesan – Advisor
Venky has been a faculty member of the Computer Science department at the University of Texas at Dallas since 1989 where he is currently a professor. Venky was the Chief Architect at IP Mobile (acquired by Cisco) and member of Advisory Board of Jahi Networks. He has published more than 100 papers in leading conferences and Journals. His research work spans distributed and mobile computing, sensor networks, reliable network design and cloud computing. He has received 27 research awards from federal, state and industrial agencies for his research work. Venky received his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from IIT Madras and Ph.D. degree from University of Pittsburgh.
Shripati Acharya – Advisor
Shripati is a natural entrepreneur and business executive. Shripati lead one of Cisco’s most successful switching product lines, was the Executive leader for the Cisco education initiative, and co-founded Snapfish, the world's largest photo site acquired by Hewlett Packard. He was also a key member at Transarc which was acquired by IBM. Having spent substantial parts of working career in the United States and India addressing worldwide markets, Shripati brings a global management perspective. Shripati is an IIT engineer, Stanford computer scientist and Harvard MBA . His passion for Indian business was lit when he interned for Boston Consulting Group in India after business school, and has grown through investments in and mentoring of Indian online startups over the last decade.