Company

Banyan is on a mission to deliver ubiquitous secure access for today's borderless computing world. We're a diverse global team headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Today's computing world has become truly perimeter-free. Remote employees and contractors in coffee shops, airports and homes access internal applications running in multiple public clouds, connecting to other cloud applications and enterprise data centers. Mobility, containers and public and private clouds have unleashed innovation like never before.

Yet this creates tremendous challenges for securing this ever growing and interconnected access surface; to protect information, ensure compliance, catalyze innovation and deliver outstanding user experiences. At Banyan, our mission is to enable IT Security teams to succeed by delivering ubiquitous secure access to both today's and the next generation of users and applications. That's why we are bringing the industry's first Zero Trust Security Mesh to market.

Founders

Jayanth Gummaraju

Jayanth Gummaraju has over a decade of experience in inventing, designing and building complex computer systems. Prior to founding Banyan, Jayanth worked at VMware where he co-led the Instant VMs and Big Data Virtualization initiatives. He holds many patents and has published several papers in leading conferences in the areas of distributed systems, virtualization, and security. Jayanth received his PhD from the Computer Systems Lab. at Stanford University working with Prof. Mendel Rosenblum. He also received his MS from Univ. of Maryland, College Park, and BE in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, India.

Tarun Desikan

Tarun Desikan has extensive experience in product strategy and business execution from nimble startups to global corporations. He was most recently VP of Product at Moovweb, where he help build a leading PaaS for mobile development, migrating 100s of enterprises to modern infrastructure in the Public Cloud. Prior to Moovweb, he was a strategy consultant at the BCG focused on marketing & sales initiatives for Global-1000 IT companies. Tarun was also an early engineer at Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), developing networking products. Tarun holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India, and an MSEE and MBA from Stanford University.

Yoshio Turner

Yoshio Turner has deep experience in architecting and building reliable, scalable, and secure systems. Prior to founding Banyan, Yoshio was a Principal Research Scientist at HP Labs in the Networking and Mobility Laboratory. Over 15 years at HP Labs, he led projects in the areas of software-defined networking, virtualization, and data center system architecture, resulting in business unit tech transfers, several peer-reviewed publications and presentations at top venues, and over 30 granted patents. Yoshio received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, and B.S. summa cum laude in Computer Science & Engineering, all from UCLA.

Leadership

Jacob Lee

As Head of Global Sales, Jacob is responsible for leading and scaling the global sales organization, business development and channel go-to-market program for Banyan. Jacob is a 15 year veteran of the enterprise software industry with a proven track record of success exceeding revenue goals and introducing next-generation cybersecurity, cloud and SaaS solutions to market. Jacob's previous tenure includes roles at Okta, Cisco Systems and Tidal Software.

Ashish Gupta

Ashish over the past two decades in senior marketing leadership roles has launched new companies to market creating new market categories with several successful exits from IPO to acquisitions. With a career that has seen him lead product and marketing teams from components, security systems, to core infrastructure technologies targeting the enterprise markets of all sizes and verticals, Ashish has a breath of knowledge of the GTM process at all stages of the company evolution. Ashish holds a BSEE from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as an MSEE from SJSU and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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