Leadership Team
Devdutt Yellurkar

Steve Mullaney

CEO

Steve Mullaney brings 30 years of marketing, product management, and engineering experience in network infrastructure and security to Aviatrix. Most recently, Steve was the CEO of Nicira Inc., a network virtualization and software-defined networking company, from 2009 until it was acquired in 2012 by VMware for $1.26 billion. Nicira invented the concept of offering software-based services running on top of networking hardware. Mullaney became the senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Networking and Security business unit following Nicira’s acquisition.

Prior to Nicira, he served as vice president, marketing, and interim CEO for Palo Alto Networks. During his tenure, Mullaney oversaw the company’s invention of the next-generation firewall market category, which helped cement Palo Alto Networks’ reputation as a thought leader and cybersecurity innovator.

Steve also held executive positions at Blue Coat, Force10, Cisco, Growth Networks, ShoreTel, Bay Networks and SynOptics, and began his career as a design engineer at GTE Government Systems. Steve holds a BSEE from University of Rhode Island.

Sherry Wei

Sherry Wei

CTO & Founder

Sherry Wei quit her job at Huawei in 2013 and bootstrapped Aviatrix. The idea behind the technology was to extend the enterprise datacenter to AWS without touching the underlying network infrastructure. Aviatrix was able to acquire a couple of enterprise customers using its hybrid cloud solution before receiving funding.

Prior to Huawei, Sherry worked at Cisco for 13 years. She led and developed a few Cisco first generation products, among them the first Intel-based Cisco Integrated System Router (ISR) and the first Cisco T1/E1 Voice and WAN Interface Module.

Sherry joined Cisco as part of the acquisition of Ardent Communications where she was the first employee and wrote a significant amount of code. Prior to Ardent, Sherry was an early employee at Centillion Networks that was acquired by Bay Networks (Nortel). Sherry holds a Ph.D from Purdue University in EECS.

Neel Kamal

Neel Kamal

Vice President of Sales, North America

Neel Kamal is Vice President of Sales, North America at Aviatrix. Neel focuses on a building a world class team of enablers who believe that innovation can, and should, happen in every job function including sales. He is passionate about startup culture and the pursuit of excellence in sales execution. Prior to Aviatrix, Neel Kamal worked in various field-facing roles for many startup companies including Wavefront (acquired by VMWARE), Couchbase, Encentuate (acquired by IBM).

Neel earned his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, and his Master of Science in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and National University of Singapore.

Frank Cabri

Frank Cabri

VP of Marketing

Frank Cabri is Vice President of Marketing for Aviatrix. Mr. Cabri brings over 20 years of experience to the role, having most recently served as VP Marketing at Imperva for their Cloud Access Security business. Prior to Imperva, Cabri was on the executive management team at Centrify as VP Worldwide Marketing, where he led the planning and execution of the company's brand, go-to-market strategies, demand marketing, and product marketing teams for identity management across cloud, mobile and data center.

Prior to Centrify, Mr. Cabri held senior marketing and product management roles at Blue Coat, Novell and MCI (now Verizon) Communications.

A Bay Area native, Frank holds a BS degree in International Business from San Jose State University and an MBA from the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University.

Take a closer look at Aviatrix hybrid cloud solutions.


Simplify Workload Migration with Hybrid Cloud Networking

Analyst Report
By Enterprise Strategy Group

Download this free analyst report and learn to solve application migration challenges with Hybrid Cloud Networking.

Quantifying Business Benefits of Aviatrix Hybrid Cloud Networking

White Paper

Leveraging in-depth customer interviews, this paper identifies use cases enterprises can pursue with the Avaitrix hybrid cloud networking solution.

Next Generation Cloud-Native Networking

White Paper

Cloud teams are transforming VPC networking — all driven by automation instead of manual interfaces — to take a more strategic approach to cloud connectivity.

Lab Review: Networking Integration with Amazon Web Services — Aviatrix

Analyst Report
By Enterprise Strategy Group

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Aviatrix solution and how it integrates with AWS.