Dr. Venkat Rayapati
Founder, President & CEO
Prior to SAI, Dr. Rayapati worked as Vice President of Design Engineering at Chartered Semiconductor, and served as Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer of Xalted Networks Inc. Rayapati also co-founded Portal Player Inc. (now part of NVidia) as their VP of Engineering & CTO. He has over twenty years of experience in Cyber Security, Wireless Video, and Artificial Intelligence. Before that he worked at Lucent Technologies as Director of Product Development, responsible for development of the broadband access products. He won Bell Labs President Award for the innovation of Stinger and Eagle Products. He held several technical positions at Nortel Networks, National Semiconductor (Chief Architect) and AMD (Architecture Manager of K6 &K7). Dr. Rayapati was also on the Board of Directors at Digital Video Systems Inc. and has held various technical advisory board memberships at Zarlink Semiconductor. Dr. Rayapati holds a Doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Montreal, Canada. He has also taught several courses at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Cruz in emerging Wireless, Optical Communications, Telecom, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security related advanced technologies. Dr. Rayapati has published approximately 35 papers in various reputable International Journals and Conferences.
Vice President of Sales – US Region
Phillip Hadreas is Vice President of Sales for CYBER UTM. Prior to joining CYBER UTM, Phillip worked as Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Open Source Storage. Where he spear- headed and managed both domestic and international markets. With over 20 years of enterprise sales experience with significant sales revenue generated. Phillip has cultivated and managed large enterprise accounts such as Stanford Medical, Dignity Health, UCSF Medical, Wells Fargo, AIG and Nordstrom. He has also held positions at EMC, Cardiff Software, and Xerox in which he played a pivotal role in driving growth. Phillip’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach and overall revenue growth. He earned a BA in Public Relations and Business Economics from California State University, Chico.
Vice President of Sales for EMEA Region
Chris Barnes joined as Vice President of Sales for EMEA Region with SAI Technology, Inc. immediately before joining with SAI, he served as Sales Leader of Avaya networking for the EU channel for three years. He lead that team to networking sales for the region of $220M during that period. He oversaw the successful launch of the Avaya ACE-Fx technical certification in EU as well as developing and signing many new partners to Avaya. Previously at Thales and working in a number of senior roles he drove over performance in ICT sales notably to central UK government and public service authorities. Chris also lead teams at KPN Getronics where sales grew; British Telecom (BT) from 2006 to 2008, where he grew the EDS business as the Global Sales Director. He built a successful team as SI Sales Director at Cable and Wireless (Vodafone) where the business value grew £34M to £42M. Other roles during his IT sales career include European Account Director at Level 3 where he built their first global WAN. Sales Director of Partners EMEA at ThruPoint Inc the professional services company supporting Cisco and as the Global Account Director at Cisco Systems, where he ran a virtual team that helped build the first alternate IPVPN and IP Telephony service providers. Chris had obtained a Higher National Diploma from West Sussex college of Design (HND), and he has won numerous Sales Awards.
VP, HR & Operations
Vijiyasri has over 13 years of Human Resources management, technical recruitment, and organization development experience. She has worked with IBM, Mindfinders, Vertical Net and several other companies on a full time and part time basis. Vijiyasri has also run her own recruitment firm supporting clients like Lucent Technologies, AMD, Portal Player and several start-up companies in the Silicon Valley. Vijyayasri obtained a B.S Degree in Fine Arts, and also a Post Graduate Diploma specialized in Human Resources Management from the University of Santa Cruz, California.