Leadership

Our team has had distinguished careers at leading networking and technology firms

Kumar Srikantan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kumar Srikantan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Kumar was VP/GM of HW Engineering for the Enterprise Networking Business at Cisco where he was responsible for the HW engineering execution of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking portfolio. Kumar brings 25 years of diverse leadership and operational experience in the technology industry that spans development, marketing, and engineering across computing, silicon and communications industries.

Alessandro Barbieri

Vice President, Product Management

Alessandro Barbieri

Vice President, Product Management

Alessandro has over 17 years of engineering, technical marketing and product management experience in the networking industry. Prior to joining Pluribus, Alessandro served as the Director of Product Management for several of Cisco’s Data Center and Enterprise networking product lines, including the launch of the latest generation of Catalyst 6800 core switching platform. His specialties include Datacenter Networking and High-Speed Ethernet technologies, where he contributed in shaping the 40GbE and 100GbE IEEE standard. Alessandro’s main responsibilities at Pluribus include managing the Pluribus product portfolio and technical marketing activities.

Ram Bhide

Vice President, Engineering

Ram Bhide

Vice President, Engineering

Ram Bhide has been an engineering executive for more than 25 years in the networking industry. He has led software engineering teams of all sizes and is considered to be a change agent, raising the bar on engineering excellence and deep startegic planning. He had authored a number of US Patents regarding routing and switching, including distributed router forwarding, ACL/QoS, and aggregation, and has focused his professional career on the technologies of switching, cloud infrastructure, SDN/NFV and systems integration. Mr. Bhide has spent 20 years in a variety of executive positions with Cisco Systems, with the major of that tenor focused on layer 2 and layer 3 systems.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Pune, India.

Dirk Campbell

Vice President, Customer Advocacy

Dirk Campbell

Vice President, Customer Advocacy

Dirk brings over 20 years of experience building customer service and support organizations to his role of VP of Customer Advocacy at Pluribus Networks. Past positions have earned him recognition from the Technology Services Industry Associations (TSIA), Nemertes Research and a variety of other vendor and product services awards. Prior to Pluribus, Dirk built and developed services organizations at CacheFlow (Bluecoat Systems), Juniper Networks and Aruba Networks.

Steven Shalita

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

Steven Shalita

Vice President, Marketing and Business Development

Steven brings more than 25 years of global technology, product, and marketing leadership experience with deep technology and architecture experience spanning networking, cybersecurity, application delivery, mobility, IT Operations Management, application and network performance management, and operational analytics. Steven is an accomplished technology evangelist and frequent speaker at industry events, and has held a variety of leadership positions at leading technology companies including, NetScout, Check Point Software Technologies, LiveAction, Alcatel-Lucent, Redback Networks, Cisco Systems, UB Networks and Fujitsu. Steven has served as a strategic advisor to several early stage venture backed technology companies, private equity and investment firms.