Meet the Team

We put software and hardware security into billions of devices. 100+ security patents. 30+ papers in top conferences. USENIX, CCC, and Blackhat presenters.

Prior to founding Fortanix, Ambuj was lead architect at Cryptography Research Inc. where he led and developed many of the company's security technologies that go into millions of devices every year. Previously, he worked for NVIDIA where he designed world's most advanced computer chips including world's fastest memory controller. He has Bachelor of Technology from IIT Kanpur and Masters of Science from Stanford University, both in EE.
Anand has previously worked at Symantec and VMware, as a researcher and an engineer in the areas of security and networking. He has presented at Financial Cryptography and BlackHat conferences, and has filed over 25 patents. Anand holds a PhD from Stony Brook University and a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Kanpur, both in Computer Science.
Faiyaz Shahpurwala most recently led the charter for IBM Cloud Platform as VP/GM delivering a portfolio of enterprise cloud offerings. Prior to that he was SVP at Cisco Systems, responsible for building and running their Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Services Organization. He also spent 4 years in India leading Cisco’s globalization efforts in Bangalore and being responsible for the Advanced Services and Industry solutions business for Asia Pac and Emerging Markets. In 2001 he was part of a storage Networking Startup Andiamo Systems that was acquired by Cisco. He was the inventor and holds a patent for NatKit, a remote monitoring tool. He has held an advisory role for many startups (View, Platform 9,, Minjar)
David Greene leads the company's sales, marketing and channel efforts worldwide. Prior to Fortanix David was CEO of ZeroStack, developer of self-driving private cloud platforms. He has over 20 years of experience in enterprise infrastructure and security, including technical and customer-facing roles at Aerohive Networks, Riverbed, BMC Software, and Hewlett-Packard. David holds degrees in Architecture and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Anand Balasubrahmanyan is a proven strategic financial leader for high-growth businesses. Prior to joining Fortanix, he was Head of Finance & Business Operations for VeloCloud Networks, where he was a key member of the executive team navigating through the inevitable ups and downs of hyper-growth in the enterprise infrastructure space, and led VeloCloud's $50M Series D fundraise and subsequent strategic sale to VMware. Prior to VMware/VeloCloud, Anand had a 20-year career as an investment banker and private equity investor at DLJ, Morgan Stanley and The Carlyle Group. Anand holds Bachelors degrees from Wharton and the Engineering School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Seth Knox lis the VP of Marketing at Fortanix and the Outreach Chair for the Confidential Computing Consortium. Prior to Fortanix, he was the VP of Marketing at Agari, a leader in email security, phishing defense, and co-authors of the DMARC email authentication standard. Seth has 20 years of go-to-market experience leading marketing, products, PR, analyst relations and product marketing for enterprise software products in the cloud security, endpoint security, email security, storage and virtualization markets with multiple Gartner Magic Quadrant and Forrester Wave leader quadrant selections. Seth holds a BA in Political Science from Brown University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Krishna is a Founder and Managing Director, NeoTribe Ventures
Sunil is a Managing Director at Intel Capital driving early-venture and growth-equity investments in the Software and Security Sector across cloud infrastructure, big data, security and next-generation enterprise applications. In addition to Fortanix, Sunil has held board or advisory roles at several leading companies including Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI), Sumo Logic, Snowflake Computing, Xensource (NASDAQ: CTXS), Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK), and TeleNav (NASDAQ: TNAV).
Professor Porter is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research develops abstractions for managing concurrency and security, primarily in the operating system, and extends these abstractions to other portions of the technology stack as appropriate. Contributions of his team include study of modern Linux API Usage and compatibility and Graphene-SGX.
Professor Devadas is the Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include computer architecture and computer security. His team has done pioneering work on secure processing, including a detailed analysis of Intel SGX.
Benjamin Jun is an internationally recognized expert in security. He formerly co-founded Cryptography Research, and over 20 billion consumer devices have shipped with security technologies he helped develop and architect. His security components play a role in leading payment systems, mobile phones, digital content, and semiconductor companies. Ben serves on the Board of Advisors of the RSA Conference.
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