Keith has worked at the leading edge of networking and security for more than 25 years. Prior to co-founding Awake, he was director of engineering at VMware after its acquisition of Nicira Networks, where he helped design and build the first SDN-based network virtualization systems. Before that, he was co-founder of IntruVert Networks (acquired by McAfee), where he designed and implemented one of the first high-performance Network Intrusion Prevention Systems. Keith earned degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from the University of Michigan.
Rudolph leads Awake’s marketing team and is responsible for all aspects of positioning, messaging, demand generation, communications and related activities. Prior to Awake, Rudolph ran the globally-distributed product marketing team at FireEye. Previously, he helped lead the company’s Incident Response practice at FireEye Labs, where he worked with customers to help them respond to breaches. Before FireEye, Rudolph led security consulting teams at Foundstone and McAfee. He earned a degree in computer engineering from Goa University and a masters from Carnegie Mellon University.
Michael is CEO and co-founder of Awake Networks and helped to incubate the company within Greylock Partners, where he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Previously, Michael was chief technologist for HP StorageWorks Enterprise NAS, joining the company through the acquisition of PolyServe, a big data infrastructure company that he founded and served as CTO. Earlier in his career, Michael was a mathematician working on differential geometry and symplectic topology. He was a Rhodes Scholar and junior research fellow in mathematics at Oxford University and holds a BA in social studies from Harvard University.
Manasa leads product management at Awake, building products that empower SOC analysts. Prior to Awake, she managed FireEye’s flagship network security product line (NX series), where she explored and productized new revenue streams and was on the front lines of its transition to a public company. Before FireEye, Manasa held positions at Cisco and Reliance Communications, where she helped to define and build first-generation products in virtual security and healthcare-based mobile applications, respectively. She earned a degree in electronics and communication engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Dash brings core academic research capabilities and a wealth of experience building advanced security architecture to his role as VP of analytics at Awake. Before co-founding Awake, he led the engineering team at CipherCloud and was a distinguished technologist in Hewlett-Packard’s enterprise security division. At HP, he was an early member of the ArcSight engineering team, where he built market-leading technologies in event correlation, event management, and real-time analytics. Dash earned a degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
Gary has nearly two decades of experience in threat analysis and has led investigations and containment efforts in a number of notable cases. With this experience – and a track record of researching and teaching state-of-the art detection and response methodologies – Gary is focused on helping Awake improve security craft as the company’s Chief SOC Whisperer. Prior to Awake, Gary was one of the first employees at Cylance. He was also a co-founder of Proventsure, which was acquired by Netwitness and ultimately by RSA. He served in the United States Marines 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company.
Brad runs Awake’s engineering team and brings nearly three decades of successfully managing enterprise and consumer software – especially in the security industry – to his role. He has served in executive positions at security industry leaders such as McAfee, where he was VP of engineering and CTO, and Symantec, where his roles ranged from SVP of products to chief technologist of the Norton AntiVirus product when it was developed in the early 1990s. Brad holds a bachelor of science in computer science from California State University, Northridge.
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Michael is CEO and co-founder of Awake Networks and helped to incubate the company within Greylock Partners, where he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence. Previously, Michael was chief technologist for HP StorageWorks, joining the company through the acquisition of PolyServe, a big data infrastructure company that he founded and served as CTO. Earlier in his career, Michael was a mathematician working on differential geometry and symplectic topology. He was a Rhodes Scholar and junior research fellow in mathematics at Oxford University and holds a BA in social studies from Harvard University.
Asheem is a Partner at Greylock and has invested in over two dozen technology companies, including many at founding or early-stage, several of which have gone public, and multiple which have been acquired in strong M&A outcomes. He has helped create and grow multiple enterprise businesses to market-leading positions – both as a venture capitalist (2003 – present), and previously at companies (1988 – 2002). Asheem has been listed in the Forbes Midas List as a top technology investor for the last six years. In 2017, he was included in the New York Times list of the top twenty venture capitalists worldwide.
His current company boards and investments include Aquantia, Avi Networks, Awake Networks, Delphix, Innovium, Obsidian Security, Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Rubrik and Skyhigh Networks.
Enrique joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2014, where he focuses on infrastructure software and services with a specialization in cybersecurity. Enrique was previously the president and CEO of Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) and brings more than 27 years of executive experience in technology and security to Bain Capital Ventures. Through his 19 years at the global leader for security, backup, and availability solutions, Enrique also served as the EVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing and President of Consumer Products. Before Symantec, he was president and CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company acquired by Symantec in 2004.
In March 2011, Enrique was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Management Advisory Board. He currently serves independently on the boards of FireEye, Atlassian, and ForeScout.
Enrique was named 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and 2007 Corporate Executive of the Year by Hispanic Net.