The people behind the bold new approach to digital ops

RAJU CHEKURI

CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, AND CEO

Raju founded Netenrich in 2004 after a successful IT career as an entrepreneur, visionary, and business leader in the Silicon Valley. He has led the company’s growth as SaaS for digital operations while innovating for AIOps and cybersecurity solutions. Raju is currently the Chairman of the board at OpsRamp, a spin-off from Netenrich. Previously, he founded Velio Communications, Inc., and led it to its acquisition by LSI Logic and Rambus in 2003. Raju earned an MBA at St. Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Technology at Kakatiya University.

PRAVEEN HEBBAGODI

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Praveen oversees the direction, development, and engineering of Netenrich’s technologies and solutions. He joined Netenrich through an acquisition of his former company, ThreatLandscape, in 2019. As founder and CEO of ThreatLandscape, he led the charge for the start-up’s innovative real-time intelligence and security platform leading up until its acquisition. Before ThreatLandscape, he was the co-founder and CTO at Epictions Transmedia and has held engineering leadership roles at Akamai Technologies, Speedera Networks, and Novell. Praveen holds an Engineering degree from University Vishweshwaraya College of Engineering.

RAY SOLARI

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ray leads the financial management, human resources, and legal functions at Netenrich. He is responsible for driving the financial direction and growth of the company. Throughout his successful career, Ray has led the finance function at several venture capital-backed, private technology companies, with expertise in private equity and M&A transactions. He began his career at Deloitte and was later at Intel. Ray holds an MBA degree from Haas School at U.C. Berkeley and a BA degree from Harvard University.

RAGHU KAMATH

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

As a veteran senior executive at Netenrich, Raghu leads the company’s global go-to-market strategy and operations. He has been instrumental in driving the company’s growth across Sales and Partner Success, Enterprise Business, Partner Management, and Service Delivery functions over 13 years. Raghu has held several key positions in Operations, Sales, Business Development, Service Delivery, Customer Success, and Cultural Transformation across his career in IT. Prior to Netenrich, he managed key programs at IBM Global Services and Tavant Technologies. Raghu holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Manipal Institute of Technology.

BRANDON HOFFMAN

CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

Brandon is an admired CTO and security executive well-known for driving sales growth and IT transformation. He is responsible for Netenrich’s technical sales and security strategy for both the company and its customers. Most recently, he oversaw solution architecture for Intel 471’s dark web threat intelligence business. As former CTO at Lumeta Corporation and RedSeal Networks, Brandon led technical and field development in network security, vulnerability and risk. He’s also held key practitioner roles focused in security architecture, penetration testing, networking and data center operations. Brandon holds a MS degree from Northwestern University and a BS degree from University of Illinois at Chicago.

LYNN SAKAMOTO

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING, CYBERSECURITY

Lynn is an experienced sales and marketing leader who oversees the global brand, corporate awareness, and marketing programs at Netenrich. Throughout her 20+ years’ career, Lynn held executive roles at private and publicly traded companies spanning early stage start-ups to enterprises delivering over $2B in annual revenue. Most recently, she led global marketing at Ixia, a Keysight business. She was instrumental in driving company growth at Gigamon, Resolution1 Security via an acquisition of Fidelis, and Blue Coat, acquired by Symantec. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from San Jose State University.

JUSTIN CROTTY

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CHANNELS

Justin works with the largest and most successful IT managed services providers to help them transform their infrastructure and security service operations. As an accomplished IT Channel veteran, he is a respected managed services expert and long-time IT channel advocate. Prior to Netenrich, Justin developed the first of its kind IT managed and cloud services business and distribution model at Ingram Micro. It became widely adopted and evolved into the practiced standard across the industry. Justin holds an MBA from McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and a BA degree from the University of Massachusetts.

RAVIKUMAR RAGHAVENDERRAO

VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCT OPERATIONS

Ravikumar has overseen service operations, customer satisfaction, and integration of Netenrich’s service platform with service delivery teams for the past ten years. With over 25+ years of IT and Sales experience, he has held management roles in Service Delivery, Transformation Consulting, Practice Development, Pre-Sales, and Sales. Prior to Netenrich, he had a successful 20-year career at Wipro Technologies. Ravikumar holds a Master of Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University.

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