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Co-founder and CEO
Ian Pratt is the co–founder and CEO of Bromium. Previously, Ian was the co-founder and chief scientist of XenSource, which built enterprise-class virtualization products based on the Xen hypervisor. XenSource was acquired by Citrix in 2007, where Ian then served as the vice president for advanced products and CTO. Ian founded the Xen project with a number of students while he was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, where he led the Systems Research Group for nine years. He is chairman emeritus of The Xen Project, the organization that now leads development of Xen. Ian was also a co-founder of Nemesys Research Ltd., acquired by FORE Systems in 1996. Ian holds a PhD in Computer Science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, which awarded him the Academy's Silver Medal in 2009.
SVP, Product Management
Manish Kalia is the SVP of product management at Bromium. Before joining Bromium, he was at Verisign, where he was a senior director of product management in the security and network services business unit. Prior to that, he founded and led product management at Teneros, which built disaster recovery and high availability solutions for enterprise applications. Manish has had research positions at Lucent Bell Labs and IBM Research Labs, and has published papers and patents. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
SVP, Worldwide Engineering
Richard Murray is the SVP of worldwide engineering at Bromium. Prior to Bromium, Richard was part of the executive management team at CollabNet, where he led product engineering, operations and support . While at CollabNet, he developed, ran and supported numerous market-leading products, including TeamForge (consistently ranked upper right in the Gartner Magic Quadrant) and Subversion, the widely popular open-source version-control product. Before CollabNet, Richard held senior engineering management positions at Reuters and TIBCO. At Reuters, he personally led a number of engineering transformation initiatives that were part of the company’s Fast Forward initiative featured in “The World Is Flat.” At TIBCO he created the company’s first non-US-based product engineering center in the UK.
Chief Financial Officer
Earl Charles is the CFO of Bromium. Before Bromium, Earl was the CFO of AOptix, where he was responsible for corporate finance, financings, mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure. Prior to AOptix, Earl was the CFO of eMeter, where he negotiated financing to fuel the company’s sales growth while improving its systems and infrastructure. Before eMeter, he was the CFO of XenSource, a server-virtualization software company where he negotiated the agreement for acquisition by Citrix. Earl has held similar positions at Cupertino Electric, mycfo.com, Prism Solutions and R2 Technology. Earl was a partner and 20-year veteran at Deloitte & Touche LLP, a public accounting firm, and holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Co-founder and CTO
Simon Crosby is the co–founder and CTO of Bromium. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of XenSource prior to its acquisition by Citrix. He then served as the CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix. Previously, Simon was a principal engineer at Intel, where he led strategic research in distributed autonomic computing, platform security and trust. He was also the founder of CPlane, a network-optimization software vendor. Prior to CPlane, Simon was a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge, where he led research on network performance and control, and multimedia operating systems. In 2007, Simon was awarded a coveted spot as one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs.
EVP, Chief Security Architect
Rahul is the EVP and chief security architect of Bromium, where he is responsible for overall product strategy and for research and development, and where he heads Bromium Labs. Prior to joining Bromium, he led the worldwide threat research teams at McAfee Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel. Rahul has created and worked on several security technologies that are deployed in highly sensitive military, government and Fortune 500 organizations around the globe. At McAfee labs, he led charge on several critical projects, such as HBSS (Host Based Security System) and Network Intrusion Prevention to prevent cyber attacks on millions of desktops and servers. Rahul has extensive experience on both offensive/defensive cyber security technologies. He is a sought after speaker at security conferences, such as Blackhat, BlueHat, HITB, RSA, DerbyCon, BSides, ISSA International and others. Rahul was named “Silicon Valley’s 40 under 40” by Silicon Valley Business Journal. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Systems and has several patents for his contributions to cyber security.
SVP, Worldwide Sales
David Weier is the SVP of worldwide sales at Bromium. Before Bromium David was the SVP of worldwide sales at Norse Corp, a dedicated threat intelligence network. Prior to Norse, David was the vice president of worldwide sales at Synack, a crowd security intelligence company. Before joining Synack, David was the vice president of global sales at Wurldtech, a cyber security company focused on critical infrastructure, which was acquired by GE. David has a very successful track record in global security sales and has driven growth at many notable startups, including SilverTail and Solera, as well as at recognized companies, such as Opsware and PTC. David holds a bachelor‘s degree in English and Political Science from St. Olaf College.
Chief Marketing Officer
Gregory is Chief Marketing Officer at Bromium, where he oversees all aspects of global marketing and go-to-market strategy, including demand generation and field marketing, content strategy, product marketing, corporate marketing, PR and analyst relations, advertising and branding, and field enablement. With over 13 years’ professional experience running successful, enterprise software teams, Gregory is passionate about data-driven marketing, with strong communication, strategy and analytics to achieve exceptional outcomes. Prior to joining Bromium, Gregory ran marketing at Venafi, where he created a new market category, drove successful awareness and lead-to-revenue programs, achieved Gartner “Cool Vendor” recognition, and oversaw four successive years of high growth. Before Venafi, Gregory was responsible for marketing Identity and Workgroup solutions at Novell. Gregory holds a master’s from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and was a Fulbright scholar at Stockholm University.