Leadership

VeloCloud is led by a highly entrepreneurial and experienced executive team.

With backgrounds in networking, virtualization, security and software, our leadership team has a history of transforming technology markets.

Sanjay Uppal

Sanjay Uppal

CEO & Co-Founder

Sanjay is the CEO and co-founder of VeloCloud where he leads the team that is working to Re-Invent WAN and transform how businesses connect. Prior to VeloCloud, Sanjay ran publicly traded OnMobile Global, serving as its President and COO. Sanjay also spent time at Citrix through the acquisition he negotiated with Caymas where he was President and CEO. At Citrix, he defined the product strategy and go to market for the Access Management, Delivery Controller and WAN acceleration product lines. Prior, Sanjay served in executive roles at Webvan (Vice President of Engineering and Business Development) and at Hewlett-Packard where he initiated and rapidly grew Internet Infrastructure as a profitable new business for HP. He holds an MS from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Wisconsin, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology

Sanjay is involved in the application of internet and mobile technology to solve energy problems in emerging countries. He also enjoys bicycling, running, gadgets, watching cult movies (The Big Lebowski), and gardening with his family. Read Sanjay’s blog.

Ajit Mayya

Ajit Mayya

VP of Engineering & Co-Founder

Ajit leads the talented development team that is working to Re-Invent WAN. Prior to co-founding VeloCloud, he was the Vice President of Engineering for YouWeb, an incubator of successful mobile technology companies including iSwifter/Agawi. He also spent time at VMWare as Sr. Director of Engineering in the Cloud and Infrastructure Management division where he was responsible for delivering the first version of VMware vCenter API, vCenter and award winning products like VMware Site Recovery Manager. He also spent time at BroadOn Communications as Vice President of Product Development and at WebVan as Vice President of Software Development. Prior, he held senior management and engineering positions at Healtheon/WebMd, Silicon Graphics and Hewlett Packard. He holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, and BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology.

In his spare time, Ajit can be found playing with his kids and dreaming about returning to his hiking and mountaineering days. His favorite quote of all time is from George Mallory. When asked “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?” the climber famously answered “Because it’s there.”

Steve Woo

Steve Woo

VP Products & Co-founder

Steve co-founded VeloCloud and leads product and marketing strategy. Prior, he led the cloud strategy at Aerohive Networks after it acquired Pareto Networks, a cloud-based networking innovator, where he was VP of Product Management. Steve also spent time as VP of Product Management at McAfee, where he led the development of a next generation firewall after McAfee acquired Secure Computing / Securify where he was VP of Products. Steve worked for Cisco Systems twice, after acquisitions of two companies where he was an executive (Riverhead Networks and Class Data Systems) that resulted in 50x return on investment to investors. Early in his career he worked at SynOptics Communications / Bay Networks where his product line generated $1.7 billion of cumulative revenue, and he also spent time at McKinsey & Company. Steve has an MBA and MSEE from Stanford, and a BSEE from Cornell.

Steve is a passionate tennis player and spectator. He fearlessly participates in all manner of sports with his sons that he probably shouldn’t, including snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, ATVing and others, that have earned him many weekend warrior injuries, but priceless memories.

Michael Wood

Michael Wood

VP Marketing

Michael Wood is vice president of marketing for VeloCloud Networks, responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement and communications. He has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry. Prior to VeloCloud, Wood served as vice president of product management and marketing for Akamai Technologies’ Cloud Networking Business Unit. He also was an executive in residence, and is currently an adviser, for Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup incubator and accelerator. Early in his career, Wood was with StrataCom as a senior member of the technical staff. After Cisco acquired StrataCom in 1996, Wood spent 15 years with Cisco in various positions, culminating in the director of product management and marketing role for the multibillion dollar branch office integrated services router business for enterprises and service providers. Wood has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.

Ron Longo

Ron Longo

VP Worldwide Sales

Ron is a senior executive with more than 15 years of experience at major publicly traded companies, as well as at early-stage, privately held companies. Prior to joining VeloCloud, Ron was the vice president of North America for OnMobile where he managed the overall sales and operations of the company’s newest market. He arrived at OnMobile through the acquisition of Dilithium, where he served as the senior vice president of sales and marketing selling to Tier 1 worldwide service providers. Prior to Dilithium, Longo was an early stage entrepreneur and operating executive for venture-backed Red Condor and Mahi Networks, both of which were acquired. Before joining Mahi Networks, Ron was the worldwide vice president of marketing at Advanced Fibre Communication (AFC), which was acquired by Tellabs. Longo was recruited by AFC from Adtran, where he ran the company’s technical support and product qualification organization.

Ron started his career as an engineer at BellSouth, and received his BSEE degree from the University of Alabama.

Mark Thorpe

Mark Thorpe

VP and Head of Finance and Administration

Mark oversees finance, accounting, legal, facilities and administrative areas in support of VeloCloud’s organic growth and development. He is an accomplished financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to VeloCloud, Mark helped to lead M&A and corporate business development at ServiceSource, Inc., a cloud and SaaS provider for Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies. An initial member of Citrix’s M&A team, he helped to transform Citrix into a leader in virtualization, mobility management, networking, and SaaS solutions, and grow revenues from $500 million to more than $2 billion.

Mark began his career at KPMG providing audit and accounting services to privately-held and publicly traded companies, and M&A and Transaction Advisory Services. He holds dual master’s and bachelor’s accounting degrees from the University of Florida. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the AICPA.

Krishna Hegde

Krishna Hegde

VP Strategic Partnerships

Krishna leads strategic partnerships and business development for VeloCloud. He has over 27 years of technology, operations and business experience with both large & small companies and has worked for 17 years with a wide range of startups spanning both enterprise and consumer businesses. Krishna has been either part of the founding team or teamed with the founders at a very early stage to help build each startup company. His recent startup successes have included Agawi (acquired by Google), OpenFeint which built the world's largest mobile social gaming network (acquired by Gree of Japan) and Business Signatures which built a real time fraud detection system (acquired by Entrust). His primary areas of focus within startups have been developing the eco-system of partners necessary to increase the value of the company's product and technology while also executing the business development elements including joint products and solutions.

Krishna holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology in India, MS in Computer Engineering from LSU, Baton Rouge and MS in Engineering Management from Stanford.

Award Winning

VeloCloud is a recipient of many prestigious industry accolades.


Gartner Cool Vendor 2016
2016 Unified Communications Product of the Year Award
Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award
Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award
Interop Best Startup of 2015 Award

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WANTM in just 4 minutes.

CEO Sanjay Uppal presents VeloCloud's vision, technology and impact on wide area networks in the cloud era.