Exablox Executives

Exablox Team

Doug Brockett, CEO

Mr. Brockett has more than 23 years experience in information technology. Prior to joining Exablox, Douglas was Vice President and General Manager of SonicWALL, where he was responsible for the company’s products, strategy, corporate development, support and cloud operations. He was previously SonicWALL’s VP of Worldwide Marketing where he ran SonicWALL’s channel and corporate marketing activities. Before joining SonicWALL, he was VP of Marketing and Business Development for Nexsi Systems, a groundbreaking data center networking company. He began his career at networking pioneer BBN where he created and ran BBN’s high end hosting group, and as VP, saw its successful acquisition by GTE (now Verizon). Douglas received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard University.

Ramesh Iyer Balan, VP Engineering

Mr. Balan has more than 20 years experience in information technology. Prior to Exablox, Ramesh was Sr. Director at Data Domain (later acquired by EMC). He was responsible for the system software development and led the core deduplication engineering team during his tenure. He scaled the organization, supporting rapid growth from pre IPO to a billion dollar business including establishing a China development center. Prior to Data Domain, he was Sr. Director at Veritas Software (later acquired by Symantec). At Veritas he led a cross geo (US, UK, and India) file system development teams for various Veritas Storage Foundation releases and leading emerging product development. Prior to Veritas, Ramesh was at Bell labs in the UNIX System Labs research division. Ramesh received his M.S. degree in Computer Science from Columbia University, NY.

Shridar Subramanian, Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Subramanian has over 23 years of experience in information technology. Prior to joining Exablox, Mr. Subramanian was the VP of Marketing at Virident Systems, a leading provider of PCIe SSDs where he was responsible for product strategy, go-to-market as well as awareness and demand generation. Prior to Virident, he was a Senior Director of Marketing at Monosphere, Inc., a storage virtualization software company, where he was responsible for market and product definition for the company. Before joining Monosphere, Mr. Subramanian held senior marketing positions at NetApp, where he was responsible for defining and driving solutions for major enterprise verticals. His previous experience includes Software Engineer for Intergraph Corporation and Management Consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Subramanian received his M.S. in Computer Science from Penn State University and MBA from the University of Chicago.

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