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.


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.

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-created the Instant Clone technology used by the Container and VDI product lines, and co-founded the Big Data Virtualization initiative. He holds many patents and has published several papers in leading conferences in the areas of distributed systems, virtualization, and security. He is also a recipient of several awards related to innovation throughout his academic and professional career. Jayanth received his PhD from the Computer Systems Lab. at Stanford University, MS from Univ. of Maryland, College Park, and BE 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.


Mitch Bishop

ex- CloudPassage

Shreyas Sadalgi

Business Strategy at BetterCloud

ex- Centrify, Blue Coat

Sameer Sait

CISO at Arrow Electronics

Board Member at IT-ISAC