Stellus Leadership


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.

Jeff Treuhaft

Jeff Treuhaft

President and CEO


Jeff has more than two decades of innovation success as a CEO, General Manager and Product Executive at companies such as Fusion-io, Zetta, Verisign, Netscape and Silicon Graphics. Early in his career Jeff standardized the SSL security protocol, launched the JavaScript programming language and built the fastest growing mobile application marketplace in the early 2000s. More recently Jeff has led innovations that have launched All Flash Storage Systems and the Disaster Recovery as a Service space. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College.

Bala Ganeshan, PhD

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.


Ken Grohe

Ken Grohe

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

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.

Chetan  Khetani

Chetan Khetani

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.


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