Team

Innovium has an unmatched, world-class engineering and executive team with prior experience at leading technology companies that include Arista, Broadcom, Cavium, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Intel and Juniper. The team has proven experience in defining and delivering a diverse set of networking products that have been pervasively deployed by the most demanding cloud and enterprise customers and have generated billions of dollars in revenues.

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Rajiv Khemani, CEO & Founder

Rajiv Khemani
Rajiv Khemani is CEO & founder of Innovium. He has over 20 years of business management and leadership experience in startup and public companies. Previously Rajiv was COO of Cavium (nasdaq: CAVM), a leading cloud and mobile infrastructure solutions company. At Cavium, he held executive roles over a 10-year period leading marketing, sales, engineering & operations, helping the company achieve a successful IPO and a multi-billion dollar valuation. Rajiv also spent 5 years at Intel (nasdaq: INTC), where he was GM of Intel’s network processor business. He joined Intel as a result of the acquisition of Netboost, a network processor startup. Earlier in his career, he worked at Netapp and Sun Microsystems. Rajiv is also an investor in several infrastructure software startups and has served on the Management Board of the Stanford Business School. He holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MS CS from NYU and a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Puneet Agarwal, CTO & Founder

Puneet Agarwal
Puneet Agarwal is CTO & founder of Innovium. He has over 20 years of experience in defining and architecting groundbreaking products. Previously Puneet was Senior Director and Distinguished Engineer at Broadcom (nasdaq: BRCM) in their infrastructure products group.During his 10-year tenure at Broadcom, Puneet led the architecture definition and execution of Broadcom’s data-center, enterprise and service-provider switching products, which consistently won in the market and achieved leading market share worldwide.He has over 80 patents granted or pending. Earlier in his career, Puneet worked at several startups including Pluris. Puneet is active in the IEEE and IETF standard bodies and was part of the Open Network Foundation (ONF’s) technical advisory group. He holds a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Mohammad Issa, VP Engineering & Founder

Mohammad Issa
Mohammad Issa is VP Engineering & founder of Innovium. He has over 20 years of experience in building and leading engineering teams to deliver breakthrough products and ramping them to high volume deployments.Previously Mohammad was VP Engineering at Broadcom (nasdaq: BRCM) in their infrastructure products group. During his 9-year tenure at Broadcom, Mohammad led the engineering execution of multiple successful Broadcom data-center, enterprise and service-provider switching and processor products, which achieved tremendous market adoption.Earlier in his career, Mohammad worked at several startups including MMC Networks (IPO followed by $4B acquisition), Kealia (acquired by Sun) and Vivace Networks (acquired by Tellabs). He holds an MSEE from Purdue University.

Andy Rava, VP Business Development & Applications

Andy Rava
Andy Rava is VP Business Development & Applications of Innovium. He has over 25 years of leadership experience in startup and public companies. Previously Andy was VP of World Wide Sales and Applications at Cavium (nasdaq: CAVM), a leading cloud and mobile infrastructure solutions company. At Cavium his responsibilities over a 9-year period included leading customer initiatives and developing a world wide organization & infrastructure in all major markets and geographies. He was instrumental in helping the company penetrate all target markets to enable a successful IPO and multi-billion dollar valuation. Earlier in his career, Andy spent 4 years at Broadcom (nasdaq: BRCM) in Sales Management, where he was a significant contributor to the growth of major accounts. Andy was also VP of Sales, Network Products for Vitesse by way of their acquisition of Cicada where he was VP of World Wide Sales. Andy holds an MBA from LaSalle University.

Amit Sanyal, VP of Marketing

Amit Sanyal
Amit Sanyal is VP of Marketing at Innovium. He has over 20 years of strategy, marketing and engineering leadership experience in the data center infrastructure market. Previously Amit was an Executive Director at Dell. During his 5 year tenure at Dell, he drove networking solutions in the data center, helping the company lead an industry transformation to Open Networking along with significant revenue growth. Amit also spent over 11 years at Cisco, managing marketing and product management organizations in switching, routing and server data center infrastructure, driving market leadership positions and generating billions of dollars in revenues. Prior to Cisco, Amit was a management consultant at McKinsey, a premier management consulting firm. Earlier in his career, he worked at Sun Microsystems. He holds an MBA from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi.