Management Team

Raj Sharma, a proven visionary and an experienced manager, is the founder of the company and has been the driving force behind Packet General. Mr. Sharma has a proven ability to foresee a business problem, conceive a solution and deliver it to the market. In 1996, Mr. Sharma and his team delivered the industry's first load-balancer, over $500MM market today. The secure server appliance is his new vision. In the last 20 years in this industry, Mr. Sharma has brought together diverse groups of people, inspired them to achieve beyond their capabilities, lead companies from zero to multi-million dollars in revenue and has effectively managed multi-national operations.

Dr. Erez Zadok research focuses on storage systems and file systems.  Zadok investigates those systems from various dimensions: security, performance, convenience, scalability, ease-of-use, energy efficiency, and more.  Zadok's projects and research often led to software releases used worldwide: Unionfs, am-utils, and fistgen, among others.  Zadok is the author of "Linux NFS and Automounter Administration" (Sybex, 2001).  Dr. Zadok earned his PhD from Columbia University and serves on the faculty of Stony Brook University.

Dr. Nathan leads a global marketing organization executing on Sybase’s go-to-market strategy and initiatives. Prior to his current position, Dr. Nathan served as senior vice president of Sybase’s Information Technology Solutions Group.  Dr. Nathan’s work experience has taken him around the globe, and has run the gamut from hardware to software, and from large companies to small including Unisys and Siemens Pyramid. Dr. Nathan was recently selected as a leader of the information technology industry by VARBusiness Magazine in its “Technology Innovators: Top 50,” for his decade-long commitment to Sybase technology innovation.

Dr. Ike Nassi is the Senior Vice President for Research, Americas, for SAP where he and his group explore advanced new enterprise technologies and applications. Dr. Nassi has also held the position of the Senior Vice President at Apple Computer, where he led its AppleSoft Division until November 1996. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and a research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Leendert van Doorn is a Corporate Fellow at AMD where he is leading the Software Technology Office, an organization that was recently created to drive focused software initiatives around: accelerated computing (manycore), managed code, virtualization, and security. Leendert is actively involved in AMD’s future processor designs and product planning councils. Before joining AMD, he was at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center where he initiated and led IBM’s secure hypervisor (sHype) initiative and where he was responsible for the research contributions to IBM’s 4764 physically secure coprocessor that ships in most mainframes. Leendert holds a Ph.D. from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, he has authored over 40 papers.

Dr. Schneider’s research focuses on construction of concurrent and distributed systems for high-integrity and mission-critical settings. Fault-tolerance and security are critical in such settings. Dr. Schneider also serves as Chief Scientist for TRUST (NSF Science and Technology Center: Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technologies). Dr. Schneider is also Co-chair of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board.