Leadership

Matt Carter

Matt Carter

Chief Executive Officer

Matt is a cloud and technology industry veteran, leading Aryaka’s long-term market strategy and day-to-day operations, while guiding the company’s vision for an increasingly connected world.

Prior to this role, Matt served as President and CEO of Inteliquent Inc, a publicly traded provider of cloud-based networking services for global enterprises, which was successfully acquired by GCTR, a Chicago based PE firm.

Matt previously held a series of executive positions with Sprint Corporation where he successfully led several of its major businesses. This includes serving as President of the Sprint Enterprise Solutions business that provided a diversified portfolio of communication platforms to companies in over 165 countries globally. He also served as President of Boost Mobile, a leading provider of no contract wireless services.

Matt earned his master’s degree in general management from the Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.


Ashwath Nagaraj

Ashwath Nagaraj

Founder, Chief Technology Officer

As part of the founding team, Ashwath has been responsible for building Aryaka’s vision and technology since its inception in 2009.

Ashwath has previously been part of three successful San Francisco Bay Area companies. He was Founder, CTO and VP of Engineering at Allegro Systems, a security startup. Allegro Systems was acquired by Cisco Systems in September 2001 for $185M. At Cisco, Ashwath held senior management positions in the Security Technology Group, and the Internet Switching Business Unit. Prior to Allegro, Ashwath was part of the founding team at Assured Access Technologies, which developed WAN access and aggregation products. Assured Access was acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $350M. Before Assured Access, Ashwath was one of the principal architects and Director (Engineering) at Mylex, a leading RAID/storage company in the SF Bay Area. He has also held management positions at Schlumberger, Tata Elxsi and PSI Data Systems.

He holds 17 patents in storage, security, architecture and networking.

Ashwath received his undergraduate degree in electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


Aidan Cullen

Aidan Cullen

Chief Financial Officer

Aidan is a finance executive and strategic leader with more than 25 years of experience in global technology companies within the software, networking, and telecommunications industries. Aidan has held CFO positions at CliQr Technology (Cisco), Gigamon, Sylantro Systems (Broadsoft) and Tasman Networks (Nortel). He has extensive experience scaling companies to significant growth, establishing business processes and systems, and executing to an exit strategy.

Aidan holds an MBA from Northeastern University.


Vikas Garg

Vikas Garg

Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations

Vikas Garg is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Aryaka Networks. Vikas has more than 20 years of experience in Computer Networking with more than 10 years of design, development and management experience in the CDN industry. Previously, Vikas was the Vice President of Engineering at CDNetworks, heading their global research and development efforts. He was the Vice President of Engineering & Operations at Speedera Networks, prior to its acquisition by Akamai Technologies. At Speedera, Vikas helped to build one of the largest Content Delivery Networks in the industry. Before that, Vikas held senior engineering development and management roles at Wave Systems, Distinct Corporation, Microsoft, and Punjab Wireless Systems.

Vikas holds several patents in the area of Content Distribution Networks, Cloud Computing and Global Traffic Management.

Vikas holds dual graduate degrees, in Computer Sciences from the University of Wisconsin, and in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama. Vikas received his undergraduate degree in Electronics from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India.


Randolph Barr

Randolph Barr

Chief Security Officer

Randy Barr is a seasoned Security and IT veteran with more than 20 years of Information Technology and leadership experience. Randy is the Chief Security Officer at Aryaka Networks and leads the company’s Global Security and IT operations.

Prior to joining Aryaka, Randy served as the VP and CISO of Saba Software and was responsible for building the company’s global security infrastructure from the ground up. Prior to Saba, Randy held several management and key Security and IT positions at leading cloud companies, including ServiceSource, Qualys, Yodlee, and WebEx Communications.

Randy is one of the top security officers in the SaaS space and has been selected for three straight years as a “top Security Executive” by ExecRank. Randy also serves on the advisory boards of several cloud companies. Randy is a frequent speaker at Information Technology and security conferences, including CSO Perspectives, RSA, BITS Security Forum, The Security Standard, and SaaS/Gov.