Founder, President and CEO
TS brings over 25 years of business, technology, innovation and leadership experience to the CoralTree management team. Prior to joining CoralTree in 2009, TS worked for nearly 14 years at Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA. At Cisco, TS held leadership positions in strategic alliances, business development, product management and engineering. During this period, TS setup business development partnerships with large corporations. TS also started and managed large engineering partnerships and development centers for Cisco in India.
Before Cisco, TS worked at HCL Technologies, Inc in Sunnyvale, CA for over 7 years as VP of Business Development and Engineering. He has also worked at HCL Technologies in Singapore and India in senior engineering management positions in their Research and Development Labs. During this period, he oversaw the development of Computer and Networking products introduced in the Indian and Far East markets.
TS received an Engineering Degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
Head of Sales and Customer Relations
Chris brings over 18 years of sales, marketing and business development experience to CoralTree. He has been leading CoralTree’s sales efforts since its inception and has played leadership role in the successful launch of its Web based collaboration products.
Prior to joining CoralTree, Chris worked for the past 18 years in the insurance industry and has participated in the founding of three successful agencies specializing in employee benefits. Chris also worked as a business and marketing consultant to brokers throughout the area.
During this time, he implemented web based enrollment and HR management systems and was part of a group that launched an insurance industry specific web hosting company providing simplified, cost effective, websites for brokers.
Using his experience in team building and client servicing, Chris is responsible for managing the sales and customer support group assuring all CoralTree client needs are responded to in a timely fashion providing a positive user experience.
Chris has served on the board of various non-profit faith based organizations and is currently working with a local parachurch ministry mentoring at risk young adults. Chris grew up locally attending DeAnza College and San Jose State.
Keshav is a senior member of the engineering team. He brings diverse startup experience with enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, and software-as-a-service. Keshav holds a degree in EECS from UC Berkeley and a graduate degree in ECE from UC San Diego.
Ajit brings over 25 years of business, technology, entrepreneurship and investment leadership to CoralTree. He is a partner at LightSpeed Venture Partners, where he provides focus on investment opportunities in India, with interest areas that include semiconductor, datacenter, wireless infrastructure, mobile, consumer Internet and consumer Web services.
Ajit was previously CEO of enKoo, an SSL VPN company for the small-medium business market. enKoo was acquired by Sonic Wall and today is the unit volume leader in SSL VPN. At enKoo, he was honored with the prestigious Person of the Year Award by Service Provider Weekly.
In 2000, prior to enKoo, he founded Beachhead Capital, a leading angel investor venture capital fund. As Managing Partner of Beachhead, Ajit made investments in semiconductor, networking, storage and enterprise software startups, with exits that include Cavium Networks (CAVM), AcmePacket (APKT), Avici Systems (AVCI), Cendura (acquired by Computer Associates), Nishan (acquired by McData), Lara (acquired by Cypress) and Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom).
Prior to Beachhead, he co-founded Chip Engines, a network semiconductor company acquired by Alliance Semiconductor, and Sand Microelectronics, which was acquired by Phoenix Technologies and later spun off via IPO under the name inSilicon. inSilicon was later acquired by Synopsys and now drives a significant portion of Synopsys’ IP revenue. He also founded Silicon Platforms, which was acquired by S3.
Ajit has also held senior engineering and management positions at Western Digital and Intel. He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs Group (TiE), where he is actively involved in mentoring entrepreneurs. He holds a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a MSCS from University of Kansas, Lawrence.
Manager Customer Support and Sales
Alison joined Qbox with experience in customer support, account management, strategic implementation and sales. With a background in SaaS startups, Alison understands the importance of wearing multiple hats to support business needs and the overall growth and success to the company. She’s also a lifelong learner and is happy to jump in and learn new business aspects as needed.
Alison holds a Bachelors in Business Marketing and a Masters in Business Management from CSU Monterey Bay.
Manager Customer Support
If Qbox is part of your daily routine, you’ve probably heard the reassuring voice of Eddie Tran. Eddie joined Qbox in early 2018. He brings with him over a decade’s worth of experiences working in the tech industry (specifically managed services for the last 5). He spends a good part of each day answering questions by phone, chat, and email – ensuring that our customer’s needs are always top priority.
“I will not stop until the problem is solved and we are all happy”
Outside the office, he enjoys auto crossing, modifying cars, working on coding projects, and spending time with his family above all else. He and wife Michelle have been sharing a life together for almost 13 years. They have one son, Tyler, age 6, and a daughter, Evangeline, age 2.