Founded on the premise that every business is challenged to deliver cognitive, data-intensive applications, Vexata delivers 10x performance AND efficiency improvements at a fraction of the cost of existing all-flash storage solutions.


Zahid Hussain
ZAHID HUSSAIN Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Zahid Hussain

Zahid Hussain

Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Zahid Hussain is Co-Founder and CEO of Vexata Inc. Previously he was at EMC where he served as SVP/GM of the Flash Products Division which included the XtremIO all-flash array and other flash-based products. Zahid holds 41 patents in the areas of computer graphics, computer systems, storage systems, and networking systems. Zahid holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.
Surya Varanasi
SURYA VARANASI Chief Technology Officer, Founder
Surya Varanasi

Surya Varanasi

Chief Technology Officer, Founder
Prior to co-founding Vexata, Surya was vice president of R&D at EMC where he was responsible for the VIPR data platform, SRM (storage resource manager), AppSync (snapshot management), UIM (VCE) and Smarts network management. Before EMC, Surya was VP of R&D at VMware where he managed ESXi, vCenter and the Graphics teams. He has 30+ patents in the fields of networking, storage and video stream processing. Surya has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ashish Gupta
ASHISH GUPTA Chief Marketing Officer
Ashish Gupta

Ashish Gupta

Chief Marketing Officer
As CMO for Vexata, Ashish heads up Product Management, Marketing and Alliances. Most recently Ashish was VP of Marketing for Springpath, a Sequoia Capital company, where he successful launched the company from stealth leading to the strategic relationship with Cisco Systems. Ashish holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, MSEE from SJSU and BSEE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Surya Turaga
SURYA TURAGA Chief Operating Officer
Surya Turaga

Surya Turaga

VP of Business Operations and Support
Surya is the VP, Operations at Vexata. He brings more than 25 years of product development, manufacturing, finance and operations experience to Vexata. Prior to that, he was in senior management roles at Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade. Surya holds an MSEE as well as a Master's in Engineering Management.



Nicolas Giuli

Nicolas is Partner at Redline based in London. Nicolas brings more than 16 years of experience across technology, from engineering and operations to finance, M&As and IPOs, and in various tech segments including communications equipment and enterprise software. Prior to Redline, Nicolas was Vice President at Morgan Stanley, associate at Merrill Lynch, Product Manager and engineer at Corvis Corporation (USA) and analyst at Alcatel-Lucent (France). Nicolas holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan), and a Master of Engineering from Telecom Bretagne (ENSTB).

Navin Chaddha

Navin Chaddha leads Mayfield. During his venture capital career, Navin has invested in over 40 companies, of which 13 have gone public and 15 have been acquired. Navin was one of the earliest Silicon Valley investors to leverage the promise of tech in India. Navin holds an MSEE degree from Stanford University and a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi.

Igor Taber

Igor Taber is a Director at Intel Capital Datacenter Investment group leading Big Data, Analytics and Cloud investments. Prior to Intel Capital, Igor was Director for Business Development in Intel Broadband Wireless Group where he led engagements with major telecom operator around the world. He was also Chief of Staff to VP and GM of the group. Igor has an MBA from Wharton Business School and a Computer Engineering degree from University of Kansas.


CEO, Founder

surya varanasi

CTO, Founder

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