Founder & CEO
Ankur is the founder and CEO of Volterra. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Contrail Systems, which pioneered telco NFV and SDN technologies and was acquired by Juniper Networks in 2012. Contrail is the most widely deployed networking platform in Tier 1 telco mobile networks (AT&T, DT, Orange, NTT and Reliance JIO), and is used in many SaaS providers’ cloud deployments (Workday, Volkswagen, DirecTV). Prior to Contrail, Ankur was the CTO and VP Engineering at Aruba Networks, a global leader in wireless solutions. He holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Daniel is the COO of Volterra, responsible for all go-to-market activities. He has been an engineering and business leader at Fortune 500 companies for more than 30 years. Prior to Volterra, Daniel was SVP and GM of APAC at Juniper, where he rebuilt the theater business to achieve record revenue. He also served as SVP and GM of Juniper's Routing BU with responsibility for all routing products and solutions. Prior to Juniper, Daniel served as EVP for the Carrier Product Group for Alcatel Lucent in China and VP of Alcatel's IP Division for APAC. In this role, he built the APAC business from zero to second in the Edge Router market share. Daniel earned a Doctorate in Engineering from Yokohama National University in Japan and a BS from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China.
Mark is CMO at Volterra and brings 30 years of experience in the IT infrastructure and cloud markets. He has served as CMO/VP Marketing at several successful startups including Versa Networks, cloud storage vendor StorSimple (acquired by Microsoft), identity vendor Centrify (acquired by Thoma Bravo), cloud network provider Virtela (acquired by NTT), and application delivery pioneer NetScaler (acquired by Citrix). Weiner also led marketing for $1 billion of data center products across multiple Cisco business units. Earlier in his career, he served as VP of Global Marketing at Redback Networks. Mark has an MBA from Santa Clara University, where he is a faculty member, and a BS from UC Berkeley's Haas Business School.
VP Sales & Business Development
Jun Shi is VP of Sales and Business Development for Volterra. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, product management, technical marketing and engineering. Before joining Volterra, he was VP of Sales Engineering at Juniper, where he reshaped the sales engineering function across APAC. Jun has also spent 10 years in product management growing market categories and flagship product lines at Juniper and Cisco. At Juniper, he transformed and grew the core router business to #1 (closed) market share in North America. At Cisco, he led the core router market transition and multiple hardware and software offerings. Jun has an MS in EE from Xidian University in China.
VP of Technology
Nuno Ferreira is VP of Technology at Volterra, where he is focused on creating technology to address the Web 2.0 to 3.0 transition and the power of edge computing. Previously, Nuno was the Multi-cloud Chief Architect at Juniper, where he was responsible for the company’s multi-cloud architectures and associated products. Nuno also led architecture and technical innovation for Juniper’s financial services customers and served as CTO of Financial Services. he has authored multiple books, publications and patents, and founded his first company Netopia at the age of 17. Nuno earned a Masters in Informatics Engineering from IST University of Lisbon.
Co-founder & CTO
Harshad Nakil is co-founder and CTO of Volterra and a serial entrepreneur and innovator. Prior to starting Volterra, Harshad was a distinguished engineer at Juniper for several years following the acquisition of Contrail Systems, which he also co-founded and served as CTO. Before Contrail, he held senior engineering roles including technical lead and Fellow at Aruba Networks and Distinguished Engineer at Juniper. Earlier in his career, he was a technical lead at Cisco and software engineer at Wipro. Harshad has a degree in computer engineering from K. K. Wagh Institute Of Engineering in India.
CTO of Infrastructure
Raphaël Maunier is CTO of Infrastructure at Volterra. He has been working in the telecommunications industry since 1998. Prior to Volterra, Raphaël co-founded Acorus Networks and grew the business to dozens of customers across France and Europe. Previously, he was a technical leader at NeoTelecoms, a rapidly growing IP and Internet service provider in France. Through multiple engineering roles and later as CTO, he expanded NeoTelecoms’ backbone to more than a dozen countries and helped grow the company to become number two IP provider in France. He also managed a consulting company, Zoreole Services, which supported leading companies in their network and security strategies (AXA, Netflix, GE Software, etc).
VP of Products & Solutions
Marco is VP of Products and Solutions at Volterra. He brings deep experience in networking, telco cloud architecture and applications. Prior to Volterra, Marco was VP of Solutions Architecture at Juniper and managed the architecture, design and deployment of clouds for AT&T Mobility, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Workday and other global companies. In his role as Distinguished Engineer, Chief Architect for the AT&T account team, he worked with AT&T Labs and innovation teams to define the architecture of the AT&T Integrated cloud, global backbone and enterprise connectivity services enabling Fortune 100 companies, millions of consumers and US federal and state governments. He has a BS in Telecommunications from Sheridan College in Canada.
VP of Infrastructure
Benjamin Schilz is VP of Infrastructure at Volterra and responsible for the operation of the company’s global resources and network. Benjamin has been an Internet entrepreneur for over 15 years, building multiple companies and sets of innovation in security and networking. He co-founded Acorus Network to provide secure connectivity and denial of service (DDoS) protection to enterprise and Internet companies across Europe, and served as its CEO. Previously, Benjamin founded his first company, Easy-Hebergement, in 2003 while still in college. He grew the company to 7,000 clients and more than 17,000 hosted sites before merging it into the Mediactive Group. Benjamin has a Bachelors from Telecom Lille.