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Nand Mulchandani - CEO & Co-Founder


Nand is CEO and Co-Founder of ScaleXtreme. Prior to co-founding ScaleXtreme, Nand was an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Accel Partners, where he started work on the company that became ScaleXtreme, in addition to working on projects in cloud computing, consumer internet, as well as advising a number of companies on product and growth strategies.

Prior to Accel, Nand was CEO of OpenDNS, where he lead the company through a growth phase in DNS traffic, consumer router integrations, and the launch of enterprise products. Previously, Nand was Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at VMware, responsible for security strategy, product management, and security marketing. Before VMWare, Nand was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Determina Inc., which was acquired by VMware in August 2007. Nand was the founding CEO of Determina where he led the company from inception to early revenue stage.

Prior to Determina, Nand was co-founder and VP Product Management at Oblix (acquired by Oracle), where he helped guide the company to a leadership position in the Identity & Access Management market. Before Oblix, Nand was at Sun Microsystems, working on compilers and optimization, including work on the first Java compilers. Nand received a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell University.

Balaji Srinivasa - Co-Founder


Balaji is the Co-Founder of ScaleXtreme. Prior to co-founding ScaleXtreme, Balaji was an early member of the engineering team at Bladelogic, a leading configuration management company, where he was the Principal Product Architect. In this role, Balaji designed and architected the main product line for the company, Bladelogic Operations Manager. Balaji worked in senior technical roles at Platinum Technology and Computer Associates, including Principal Software Engineer for the Platinum Enterprise Management Solution and Senior Product Architect for CA's eTrust Security Solutions.Earlier in his career, Balaji was Senior Software Engineer at CGI Systems, an IBM company.

Previously, Balaji was a Software Consultant with Unisys, where he worked on manufacturing applications and systems management frameworks. He started his career in software as a Senior Software Engineer at Godrej & Boyce, one of the largest privately-held engineering and consumer products company in India, where he developed system utilities and application software for the IT department. Balaji holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College located in Surat, India.

Karthik Ram - Head of Engineering


Karthik leads the engineering team at ScaleXtreme. His team is responsible for all aspects of interface design, applications development and systems engineering. Karthik has extensive user interace design and software engineering experience, acquired from previous senior engineering roles at AllFamo, which he founded; Untangle, Gold Systems and Opson. Karthik holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.

Paul Denton - COO & CFO


Paul is the COO and CFO for ScaleXtreme. Paul has more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience as an executive at numerous emerging-growth companies. Most recently, he was part of the management team that successfully sold Zvents to eBay-owned StubHub. He has held CFO and executive roles at FusionOne, Determina, Andale and Zembu. Paul's background includes management positions Booz Allen Hamilton and Exxon/Esso Petroleum Company. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS with honors in chemical engineering from University of Birmingham, UK.