Vivek Ragavan, Co-founder, President and CEO, Siaras

Vivek Ragavan, Co-founder, President and CEO, Siaras

Co-founder, President and CEO, Siaras

Vivek Ragavan has developed a solid track record launching technology startups and guiding them to positive outcomes.

As president and CEO, Ragavan, was instrumental in the growth of telecommunications startup, Siara Systems, and its highly successful sale to Redback Networks, for $4.3 billion in 1999. Subsequent to the acquisition of Siara Systems, Ragavan became CEO of Redback. Under Ragavan’s leadership, Redback was named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 20 best managed, fastest-growing technology companies in the world.
Ragavan was also CEO at several other networking and software companies, including Atrica, which was purchased by Nokia Siemens Networks in 2008. Earlier in his career, Ragavan held senior management positions at ADC, General Instrument, and Comsat. Ragavan holds a BSEE from Northwestern University and an MSEE from Cornell University.