Management Team

Sash Sunkara

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Sash Sunkara  is a seasoned technology executive with deep expertise in solutions for data centers in both enterprise and hosting environments that leverage commodity server solutions, server virtualization, and leading-edge storage architectures.  Prior to founding RackWare in 2009, Sash was vice president of marketing for QLogic’s Network Solutions Division with responsibility for the switch product lines. Previously, she was co-founder and chief business officer at 3Leaf Systems, a venture-backed server virtualization company where her role as chief business officer spanned marketing, business development, support, and operations. Earlier in her career, Sash served as vice president of program management at Brocade Communications where she was responsible for the execution of the company’s overall roadmap, including both product and strategic initiatives. Sash started her career at HP developing networking switches and routers. She holds a BSEE degree from California State University, Sacramento, where she graduated with honors.

 

Todd Matters

Co-Founder and Chief Architect

A serial entrepreneur with in excess of 10 patents to his name, Todd Matters previously served as senior director of engineering at QLogic (acquired by Intel in 2012) with responsibility for the InfiniBand and Fibre Channel products, as well as management software for a very large, high-speed fabric networks.  Matters joined QLogic as a result of QLogic’s 2006 acquisition of SilverStorm Technologies (InfiniCon) where he was also a co-founder and served as CTO and vice-president of engineering.  Matters began his engineering career at Unisys building networking systems for very large scale Burroughs and IBM mainframes, working directly with Tier 1 international banks to solve their manageability, reliability, security, scale, and performance challenges.  Later at Unisys, Matters applied his breakthrough work in the financial services industry to broader markets and standard operating systems, developing the first TCP/IP offload technology on Windows.  Matters graduated with honors from Millersville State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

 

Bryan Gobbett

Senior Vice-President, Engineering

Bryan Gobbett brings almost 20years of experience in software development in the networking, telecommunications and virtualization domains at leading technology companies. Simultaneously managing teams across as many as five globally distributed development centers has instilled in Bryan a passion for engineering efficiency and excellence. Prior to joining Rackware he held engineering leadership positions at Gigamon, Ericsson, Dell and Cisco. Bryan holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin.

 

Mallikarjun Murag

Vice President of Software Development

Mallikarjun Murag brings nearly 25 years of experience in developing and delivering software products and solutions in the VoIP, IP video streaming, data networking, telecommunications and virtualization technologies at leading start-ups and major public companies. Prior to joining Rackware, Mallikarjun served in senior engineering leadership positions at Gigamon, RGB Networks, Cisco Systems, IP Unity, EmpowerTel Networks and others companies. Mallikarjun earned a Bachelor¹s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University and Master’s degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India. Mallikarjun is recognized for his technology and engineering leadership that includes architecture, strategic planning, operational excellence, engineering efficiency, establishing and managing geographically distributed teams, employee development and customer focus.

 

Sunil Deo

India Head

Sunil is the India Head at RackWare, spearheading the India operations. Sunil carries more than 26 years of IT experience spanning IT Infrastructure, IT security, cloud technologies, remote infrastructure management, operations and general management. Sunil has vast experience across multiple verticals including banking and finance, technology, communication, manufacturing, oil and gas, government, and software. Before RackWare, Sunil was a Co-Founder & CTO at ekSource Infotech Pvt Ltd., a customized software, mobile and cloud applications development firm in Pune, India. Previous to that, Sunil worked in UAE – Dubai & Sharjah, the UK and the US for five years with companies including AT&T, Philips, AmoCo-BP, CitiBank, Norwich Union- Aviva , RedHat, and C-DAC in India on various projects. Sunil holds Diploma in electrical engineering, Bachelor’s degree in electronics and MBA in systems.