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.
Chief Commercial Officer
As a successful entrepreneur and frequent IT company founder, Dennis brings more than two decades of management and sales leadership experience to the Aryaka team. As the Managing Director of the Secucloud Division, he plays a key role in expanding Aryaka´s further security strategy.
Before joining Aryaka, Dennis was a successful founder and CEO of several IT companies. His first cyber security company, gateProtect AG, was founded by Dennis in 2002 and has set new standards in usability and visibility in the area of UTM & Next Generations Firewalls. gateProtect was rapidly listed in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant before being sold successfully to the Rohde & Schwarz Group.
In 2013 Dennis founded his next cyber security company, Secucloud GmbH, a native cloud cyber company, which developed a highly scalable SASE technology platform and was quickly listed several times by Gartner.
In his role as CEO in the last two companies, Dennis’ particular expertise and focus was the product direction and in particular customer usability to communicate the added value of the product with maximum ease to customers. In addition, Dennis successfully built the different international teams and developed and built the international sales strategy. Secucloud GmbH was acquired in 2021 by Aryaka.
Chief Product Officer
Renuka Nadkarni is a security veteran with 20 years of experience building new businesses startups or new businesses at large, publicly traded companies. Before joining Aryaka, she held CTO, Security position at F5 Inc. where she was instrumental in driving F5’s foray into the security market. Previously, she has held various positions and built cutting-edge cloud and security products and launching new businesses at F5, VMware, Infoblox and launching startups. She holds an MS in Electric Engineering from the University of Houston and a BS in Electric Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Chief Customer Officer
DeAndra is a transformational leader with over 25 years of experience from a variety of technology sectors including cloud-software, services, hardware, and networking technology. She has built and transformed global enterprise businesses using a customer first-approach. Before joining Aryaka, she was Vice President of Customer Success at Palo Alto Networks where she led the transformation of the Customer Success practice for the company’s largest product segments. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, DeAndra held various leadership roles at Workday during a 9-year span, including vice president of EMEA Services (professional services, customer success, services-sales, and partner development). In addition to Workday, DeAndra also held a variety of leadership roles at Anaplan and IBM.
DeAndra serves on the board of Career Girls, a non-profit organization focused on ensuring every girl around the world has access to diverse and accomplished women role models. She is a lifelong advocate for girls in STEM and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Louisiana State University. She has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Chief Technology Officer
Srini Addepalli is a security and Edge computing expert with 25+ years of experience. Before joining Aryaka, Srini was at Intel, where he incubated multiple open source edge computing and security initiatives including Service Mesh, cloud native SASE framework, Distributed HSM and Multi Edge/Cloud orchestration technologies. Before Intel, he held the Fellow position at Freescale and CTO position at Intoto Inc. As part of Intoto, which was acquired by Freescale, he is instrumental in leading the development of Gateway and UTM (Unified Threat Management) product lines. Srini has multiple patents in networking and security technologies. He holds a BE (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS, Pilani in India.
General Counsel | Corporate Secretary | Chief Human Resources Officer
Christiana Khostovan is the General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Chief Human Resources Officer at Aryaka. She oversees all legal, regulatory, and HR functions including corporate governance and securities, commercial transactions, employment, IP, privacy, and litigation. Christiana joined Aryaka from Revel Systems where she was General Counsel, Corporate Secretary,and Head of Global HR. Prior to Revel, she was at Franklin Templeton Companies, LLC where she served as SVP and Chief Legal Officer supporting 150 entities, 11,000 employees, in 42 countries for over 17 years. Christiana is admitted to The State Bar of California, The United States District Court for the Northern District of California, The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and has practiced before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She has also served on various corporate and charitable boards including Golden Gate University School of Law and Crystal Springs Uplands School.
Chief Engineering & Cloud Operations Officer
Vikas Garg is the Chief Engineering & Cloud Operations Officer 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.
Chief Information Security Officer
Edward Frye is the Chief Information Security Office at Aryaka Networks responsible for the company wide company-wide leadership of Aryaka’s information security program and collaborating with the industry leaders to share best practices on information security.
Frye is an information security leader with over 20 years of experience establishing cross-functional, practical security approaches that fit company culture and business goals. Prior to joining Aryaka, Frye was head of security at Elementum SCM, Inc., where he was responsible for establishing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and obtaining ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for the organization. Prior to Elementum, Edward built several information security programs for many SaaS companies, including BlueJeans, Valley Oak Systems, Ellie Mae and PaymentOne. He is currently a board member and president of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
Edward holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Information Security and Assurance from Western Governors University.
SVP, Product Management
Hugo Vliegen currently serves as Aryaka’s Senior Vice-President of Product Management. Over the last 25+ years, Hugo has defined and launched a broad spectrum of new products, technologies, and services globally. He is an energetic evangelist and strategist for creating disruptive business models and products spanning networking, security, cloud, and IoT. He is recognized for innovation delivering bottom-line results and is the founder of new product lines generating hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Before Aryaka, Hugo worked in various innovation & technology leadership roles with early-stage startups and established companies like Cisco. At Cisco Systems, he served as a Senior Director responsible for a $4 billion enterprise networking & security portfolio. Hugo received a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Twente in The Netherlands.
Senior Vice President Of Global Delivery & Support
Seasoned IT leader with more than 25 years of experience who has seen, innovated and influenced the compute/networking industry from the Mainframes to today’s cloud/SaaS world. He has played leadership roles in both start-ups and large enterprises with a unique skill of creating a customer first culture, drive innovation at the speed of change without losing sight of corporate vision. He has been working with Aryaka for more than 8 years as VP of Customer Support and Service Delivery.
VP of Product and Solutions Marketing
Dave is currently VP of Product and Solutions Marketing at Aryaka, bringing to the company over 25 years of experience spanning corporate and product marketing, product management, digital marketing, and marketing automation. Previous marketing leadership roles included Cavirin, Teridion, Pluribus, Extreme, Riverstone Networks, Nortel and Cisco. His expertise spans networking, cloud deployments, and SaaS. Dave lives in Los Gatos with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.