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Vick Viren Vaishnavi

President & CEO, Yottaa

Vick Viren Vaishnavi, CEO and President of Yottaa, is an accomplished, results-driven software executive with over 20 years of experience in global sales operations, marketing, business development, consulting, product management and engineering.

Prior to joining Yottaa, Vaishnavi was the President and CEO of Aveksa where he successfully scaled the company, dramatically increased revenue and established the company as a leader in the Identity and Access Management market, which led to EMC acquiring Aveksa in 2013. Before Aveksa, Vaishnavi served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for BMC Software’s $1.6 billion Enterprise Service Management (ESM) business and was responsible for driving global marketing strategy and field operations. Previous to BMC, Vaishnavi served as Chief Marketing Officer at BladeLogic. During Vaishnavi’s tenure, BladeLogic grew over 100 percent year over year with Vaishnavi playing a key role in transforming the company from its start-up stages to its successful initial public offering (IPO) in 2007 and ultimately its $800 million acquisition by BMC Software. Before BladeLogic, Vaishnavi was a principal at Rishisoft, an IT management consulting firm advising Fortune 500 executives on IT operations process strategies. Prior to Rishisoft, Vaishnavi was a founding member at Opticom, a business service analytics software company, Previous to Rishisoft, Vaishnavi drove product management and strategy at Aprisma, a subsidiary of Cabletron Systems that was acquired by Computer Associates. Vaishnavi has been awarded six patents in the U.S. and internationally for his work in IT management software systems. He holds a BSEE from IIT India, an MSCE from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Boston University School of Management.