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Banyan is on a mission to deliver secure access for today's borderless computing world. We're a diverse global team headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Today's computing world has become truly perimeter-free. Remote employees and contractors in coffee shops, airports and homes access internal applications running in multiple public clouds, connecting to other cloud applications and enterprise data centers. Mobility, containers and public and private clouds have unleashed innovation like never before.

Yet this creates tremendous challenges for securing this ever growing and interconnected access surface; to protect information, ensure compliance, catalyze innovation and deliver outstanding user experiences.

At Banyan, our mission is to enable IT Security teams to succeed by delivering secure access to both today's and the next generation of users and applications. That's why we are bringing the industry's most user-centric Zero Trust Network Access solution to market.

Banyan is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and is backed by top-tier VCs. With principal engineers & security experts from VMware, HP, Cisco, Salesforce and Okta, the Banyan security team has filed 100+ patents.

Leadership

Jayanth Gummaraju

Jayanth Gummaraju

Co-Founder & CEO

Jayanth has over a dozen years of experience inventing, leading, and bringing disruptive technologies to market. Prior to Banyan, Jayanth was at VMware where he co-led Instant VMs and Secure Big Data initiatives that had a huge impact on multiple BUs including End-User Computing, ESX Platform, Storage, Networking & Security. Prior to that, he founded Streamware, a MapReduce-on-a-chip startup based on his Ph.D thesis, which was assimilated into AMD's OpenCL product lines. He has over 30 patents and scholarly articles in areas of distributed systems, virtualization, and security. Jayanth received his Ph.D. from Computer Systems Lab. at Stanford working with Prof. Mendel Rosenblum.

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Tarun Desikan

Tarun Desikan

Co-Founder & COO

Tarun has extensive experience in product strategy and business execution from nimble startups to global corporations. He was most recently VP of Product at Moovweb, where he help build a leading PaaS for mobile development, migrating 100s of enterprises to modern infrastructure in the Public Cloud. Prior to Moovweb, he was a strategy consultant at the BCG focused on marketing & sales initiatives for Global-1000 IT companies. Tarun was also an early engineer at Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), developing networking products. Tarun holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India, and an MSEE and MBA from Stanford University.

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Yoshio Turner

Yoshio Turner

Co-Founder

Yoshio has deep experience in architecting and building reliable, scalable, and secure systems. Prior to founding Banyan, Yoshio was a Principal Research Scientist at HP Labs in the Networking and Mobility Laboratory. Over 15 years at HP Labs, he led projects in the areas of software-defined networking, virtualization, and data center system architecture, resulting in business unit tech transfers, several peer-reviewed publications and presentations at top venues, and over 30 granted patents. Yoshio received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science, and B.S. summa cum laude in Computer Science & Engineering, all from UCLA.

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Colin Rand

Colin Rand

VP of Engineering
Colin has extensive experience in engineering leadership and product development working at a wide range of enterprise startups to late-stage and enterprise companies. Most recently Colin helped transform Delphix from an on-premise data management appliance to create their first SaaS offering with an integrated product strategy to create a hybrid platform. Before then, he led the platform initiative for Lookout, a BeyondCorp mobile security company, managing data, identity, and security services for ML-based mobile threat protection. Colin’s wide experience brought him through Salesforce, AKQA (creative agency) as well as his own startups in NYC. Colin began his career as a hands-on developer after studying computer engineering at the University of Michigan.
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Jim Yares

CRO
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John Dasher

John Dasher

Head of Product Marketing

John brings extensive technology marketing and product development experience to the table, with over a decade of experience in enterprise and consumer cybersecurity. Most recently at RiskSense, where he served as Vice President of Products & Marketing, John has also held significant leadership roles at Enlighted, Niara, Good Technology, and AppCentral (all of which were acquired). Prior, he held senior Marketing and Products positions at McAfee’s (Intel) Data Protection and Mobile business units, PGP, FileMaker, Ventro, Xerox, and co-founded Verano, an enterprise content management startup. He also spent 11 years at Apple, playing key roles in the development of numerous award-winning Input Device, Imaging, PowerBook, and Internet products.

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