Vera: When it comes to security,
there is no endpoint.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
As CEO and Co-founder of Vera, Ajay is building the next great security company for a world without borders. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in enterprise software. Most recently, Ajay co-founded RAPsphere, a cutting-edge mobile security company which was acquired by AppSense in 2012. He also served as Vice President of Products and Services at Mashery, Inc. (acquired by Intel) where Ajay built-out all products, engineering and SaaS/cloud operations. Prior to Mashery, Ajay served as Vice President of Products and Solutions at newScale, Inc. (acquired by Cisco). He has also held key product management, software engineering and consulting roles at Corio (acquired by IBM) and Oracle.
Chief Technology & Product Officer and Co-founder
Prakash is the chief technology & product officer and co-founder of Vera. In this role, he oversees all products and technology, and is responsible for developing the overall product strategy and technical vision of the company.
Prakash is an entrepreneur who is passionate about building game-changing products. He most recently served as CTO and co-founder at RAPsphere, which was sold to AppSense in 2012. Prakash received his PhD from Cornell University and earned his Bachelors from IIT Madras, both in Computer Science.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Vera’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, Wesley is a recognized technologist and business leader with a passion for scaling software, both as an engineer and fearless leader. Wesley has an impressive track record specialized in delivering high-scale, high-visibility SAAS systems for nearly 20 years. Most recently, Wesley was head of Advertising Technology at Adobe Primetime, providing architectural and operational guidance for the world’s most-viewed media platforms including the Olympic Games, the Super Bowl, March Madness, and the US elections. Prior to Adobe, Wesley joined OpenDNS in 2006 as its first VP of Engineering for the ultra-scale DNS service, handling trillions of real-time queries per day across the globe.
Chief Customer Officer
As Chief Customer Officer at Vera, Harnish plays a pivotal role in ensuring customer satisfaction and success across our global customer base. An entrepreneurial leader with 20-plus years of experience selling and delivering enterprise software globally, Harnish joins Vera from CipherCloud where he led customer enablement, customer support and customer success. Prior to CipherCloud, Harnish served as Vice President and General Manager within Oracle’s Cloud Applications Consulting team.
He also previously had responsibilities for managing global customer success and services operations at Taleo (now part of Oracle), Cognizant Technology Solutions, SumTotal Systems, Emagia, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and TATA.
Chief Financial Officer
As Vera’s Chief Financial Officer, Sam leads all financial initiatives of the company and plays an integral role in defining Vera’s corporate and growth strategy. A proven leader with 20-plus years experience, Sam previously served as CFO at Birst, a leading provider of SaaS business intelligence software where he was closely involved in business strategy and operations, as well as the company’s acquisition by Infor in May 2017. Prior to Birst, Sam served as CFO for three years at Blue Kai, a data marketplace and SaaS data management platform acquired by Oracle in April 2014. And prior to Blue Kai, Sam was VP of Finance at Yahoo! in 2004, where he had roles in accounting, investor relations, and financial planning and analysis.
Vice President of Marketing
Grant is Vice President of Marketing at Vera, where he’s focused on helping global businesses secure and share critical information with customers and partners. An expert in trusted collaboration, enterprise SaaS, and demand generation, Grant has helped brands like Fidelity Investments, UPS, USAA, and Viacom design and deliver elegant, intuitive, and useful solutions to their customers and employees. With over fifteen years of experience in marketing strategy, positioning and product design, Grant has built highly efficient product and marketing teams at Box, Microsoft and Tellme Networks, with a focus on unique positioning and rich customer-driven storytelling.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales
As Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Vera, Andy brings an exceptional pedigree of success as a strong and formidable sales leader. Andy joins Vera from Appcelerator, where he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and before that served as Director of Sales at Good Technology. Andy also held strategic sales roles at OpenPages (an IBM Company) and Callidus Software.
Andy is also an avid SCUBA diver and world traveler, founding a charity to assist the preservation of the Roatan Marine Park, Honduras. Andy attended USMA, West Point and has a BA from Florida International University and an MBA from Temple University.