About Pindrop Security
Pindrop Security provides solutions to protect enterprise call centers and phone users. Pindrop’s solution combines authentication and anti-fraud detection technology to verify legitimate callers while detecting malicious callers. Pindrop’s unique Phoneprinting™ technology is the first of its kind to analyze and fingerprint individual phone calls, providing the caller’s true location and calling device and matching them to Pindrop’s fraud database. Named SC Magazine 2013 Rookie Security Company of the Year, a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Enterprise Unified Communications and Network Services for 2012 and one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies at the 2012 RSA conference, Pindrop Security’s solutions restore enterprises’ confidence in the security of phone-based transactions.
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The Pindrop Team
Vijay A. Balasubramaniyan
CEO, CTO and Founder
Vijay Balasubramaniyan is Co-Founder, CEO & CTO of Pindrop Security. Vijay has held various engineering and research roles with Google, Siemens, IBM Research, and Intel. He holds patents in VoIP security and scalability and he frequently speaks on phone fraud threats at technical conferences, including CCS and ICDCS. Vijay was recently recognized by the MIT Technology Review's annual Innovators Under 35 list as an outstanding inventor. He earned a PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology. His PhD thesis was on telecommunications security.
Dr. Paul Judge
Paul Judge is the Chairman of Pindrop Security. Before coming to Pindrop, Paul founded Purewire and served as their CTO. Barracuda Networks acquired Purewire in 2009, and Paul now serves as their Chief Research Officer. Paul also held the position of CTO at CipherTrust in the time leading up to their acquisition by Secure Computing, where he then served as CTO and VP. Paul is the head of Judge Ventures, an investment firm that focuses on opportunities that make the Internet safe, useful, and entertaining. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Dr. Mustaque Ahamad
Chief Scientist and Co-Founder
Dr. Mustaque Ahamad is Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Pindrop Security. Mustaque was the director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) from 2004 until 2012. His research has been funded by NSF, DARPA and numerous information technology and security companies. He has participated in events including the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, the FTC Robocall Summit and the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group. Mustaque earned a PhD in Computer Science from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1985.
Vice President of Marketing
Matt Anthony is the Vice President of Marketing at Pindrop Security. With over twenty years of experience in the technology industry, Matt is a frequent speaker at technical conferences. Prior to joining Pindrop, Matt served as Director of Marketing at Dell SecureWorks. Matt has also held marketing roles at CipherTrust, Monorail, and Dell Computer. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Vice President of Research
Matt Garland is the Vice President of Research at Pindrop Security. Prior to joining Pindrop, he was Vice President of Architecture at Nexidia, serving commercial and government customers in both US and international markets. He has over 15 years of experience with contact center technology and is an expert in call recording systems including NICE and Verint/Witness. Prior to his eight years with Nexidia, Matt held engineering roles at Firstwave Technologies. He is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development
Michael Hughes is the Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. He has 25 years of experience in technology sales with a strong focus on fraud and risk management solutions at HNC Software, SAS, ID Analytics, and BasePoint Analytics/CoreLogic. Hughes started his career in banking and credit cards where he managed credit risk, fraud strategy and analytics. Hughes earned a B.S. in Management Science and Operations Research from Philadelphia University.
Vice President of Business Development
Sanjay Popli is Vice President of Business Development, responsible for Pindrop’s global strategic and go-to-market partnerships. Prior roles include SVP and GM of LiveOps’ Cloud Services business, VP of Corporate and Business Development at LiveOps, and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Salesforce.com. He has held management roles at Alcatel / Genesys and A.T. Kearney. He earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago, an MS in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana and a BS in Electrical Engineering. He holds four patents and has published many articles in industry and technical conferences.
Vice President of Customer Success
Sachin Soni is the Vice President of Customer Success at Pindrop security and is responsible for solutions delivery, professional services and post deployment support. He has over 15 years of experience in providing solutions to clients for voice and telephony systems in hosted or on-premise setups. Prior to Pindrop, Sachin was a Director at Nuance Communications where he spent eight years in multiple technical and business roles, including solutions architecture, delivery and support, operations planning, and product strategy. He has also worked at BeVocal, Verizon, and TIAA-CREF leading solutions architecture for multiple systems. Sachin has a degree in Statistics from the University of Mumbai in India.
Vice President of Legal Affairs
Juliana Spaeth is Vice President of Legal Affairs at Pindrop Security. Juliana came to Pindrop from Nexidia, where she served as VP of Legal Affairs for six years and as outside counsel for another seven years. Juliana has over 25 years of legal experience, practicing primarily in the areas of corporate and technology law. Prior to working at Nexidia, Juliana was a founder and partner at FSB Corporate Counsel, where she provided part time general counsel services to Atlanta technology companies. She was also a partner at the law firms of Morris Manning & Martin and Sebaly Shillito & Dyer. Juliana earned her JD at Case Western Reserve University and her B.S/B.A. at The Ohio State University.
Vice President of Engineering
Lamar Willis is the Vice President of Engineering at Pindrop Security. Lamar most recently served as Director of Engineering, Cloud Services at Barracuda Networks. Lamar joined Barracuda during its acquisition of Purewire, where he had served as VP of Engineering. Lamar was responsible for all aspects of product strategy, development and support at Purewire. Lamar also held engineering positions at Secure Computing, CipherTrust and Spectrum Software. For the first 13 years of his career, Lamar held a variety of technical positions at AT&T, including the renowned Bell Labs division.