Meet Attala's Leadership Team

 
 
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Sujith Arramreddy | President and Chief Technology officer

Visionary Entrepreneur, Executive and Inventor.  Sujith was the creative force behind all his companies.  He co-founded ServerWorks where he architected their entire product line of x86 chipsets – and was instrumental in securing business at Tier-1 OEMs.  Recognizing their strategic footprint & revenue, Broadcom acquired ServerWorks for $1.4B in 2001.  He then co-founded ServerEngines that pioneered four new server building blocks (storage, networking, server management, thin clients).  Emulex acquired ServerEngines in 2010 for $250M+.

 
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Taufik Ma | CEO

Tech-savvy business executive with track record of commercializing disruptive data center technologies.  After a short stint as an engineer at Intel after college, Taufik jumped to the business side where he led a team to define Intel’s crown jewels – CPUs & chipsets – during the ascendancy of the x86 server platform.  He honed his business skills as Co-GM of Intel’s Server System BU before leaving for a storage/networking startup.  The acquisition of this startup put him into the executive team of Emulex where as SVP of product management, he grew their networking business from scratch to deliver the industry’s first million units of 10Gb Ethernet product.  These accomplishments draw from his ability to engage and acquire customers at all stages of product maturity including partners when necessary.

 
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Sai Gadiraju | Chief Operating officer

Seasoned engineering executive with strong emphasis on planning & execution.  Early in his career, he worked at JVC Labs on image processing products.  He then co-founded ServerWorks where he led engineering & delivered profitability with first gen products; then delivering four more generations & ramping to $300M/yr.   After Broadcom acquired Serverworks, he then co-founded ServerEngines & as SVP of Engineering & Operations, expanded execution into multiple product lines & led hardware and software engineering (Converged Network Controllers, ThinClient devices, etc).  After Emulex acquired ServerEngines, as SVP of engineering, he was responsible for development of hardware and software for the the integrated product lines.

 

Executive Advisory Board

Jay Kidd

Jay Kidd has extensive experience helping companies discover product / market fit. He has held senior executive roles in technology leadership, go-to-market strategy development and general management, and has extensive, cross-functional experience in storage, networking, software and high-performance systems.  

Until 2015, Jay was the CTO of NetApp and a member of the executive staff. He previously held the role of CMO at the company. Prior to NetApp, Jay held the positions of CTO and Vice-President of Product Management at Brocade. At both NetApp and Brocade, he played a leading role in developing and implementing the companies’ strategies and product road maps. Jay has also held executive and leadership roles at Omneon Video Networks, Multigen, SGI and HP.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University.

 
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Chris McBride

Chris brings thirty years of experience leading direct and indirect sales and services teams in the technology markets.  He has experience helping enterprises leverage disruptive technologies in the systems, storage, and software sectors both on-premise and in the cloud.  His teams have helped many enterprise customers leverage compute, network and storage systems to reduce cost, improve competitiveness and accelerate revenues. While leading the Global Sales and Service organizations at McDATA (IPO) and BlueArc (Acquired by HDS), he led the development of the go-to-market plan and execution of the customer acquisition process.  More recently Chris has worked with early stage encryption software and PaaS companies to establish product market fit and implement go-to-market strategies.