Being a data platform leader requires more than market-leading technology, it requires some of the best minds in the industry. Stellus executive team is leading the charge, helping our customers get the most out of their unstructured data.
President and CEO
Bala Ganeshan, PhD
CTO and VP, Engineering
Bala brings decades of executive-level experience leading and managing teams of engineers and innovators in building enterprise storage systems, IT architecture and enterprise applications. He also has extensive experience in building breakthrough corporate strategies and products having held the CTO roles at EMC, and then QLogic. Bala has also held research roles as Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech and architect role at AT&T and Delta Air Lines.
Bala has a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and Masters in Information and Data Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chief Revenue Officer
Ken Grohe is Stellus SVP, Chief Revenue Officer where he oversees the company’s global Go-To-Market strategy including Field Sales, Systems Engineering, Sales Operations, Inside Sales, Customer Service, Marketing, and Professional Services. A technology sales veteran with over 30 years of experience, he is also responsible for worldwide expansion and growth. Prior to Stellus, he was President of SignNow, Senior Vice President & GM at Barracuda, CRO at Virident (WDC acquired) and 25 years at EMC, culminating in running the Flash Division. Ken holds a BS from Boston College and is attending Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Fiona Ow Giuffre
Head of People
As head of people, Fiona Ow Giuffre drives business growth through people and talent management strategies. Prior to Stellus, she served as Vice President at technology organizations, and in professional sports and entertainment. Her background and experience include leadership roles at Telenav, San Jose Sharks (NHL), Verisign, Netscreen Technologies, and Mitel Networks. Fiona holds a degree in Psychology from Santa Clara University.
Vice President Product Management
Chetan has two decades of technical product management experience across networking and storage cloud infrastructure. He strives to create a splendid customer experience by meaningful coupling of infrastructure to users, devices, and applications. He has successfully led multi-billion $ systems lifecycle and has an entrepreneur mindset. Chetan holds a MS in Management Information System from University of Arizona and MBA from University of Texas.