Virima’s leadership team consists of dedicated, diverse, and highly talented professionals with at least 15 years of experience each – all focused on revolutionizing the IT Operations of Global 10,000 companies.
Chairman & CEO
Palaniswamy “Raj” Rajan co-founded Virima Technologies and serves as the company’s Chairman & CEO. With more than 15 years experience in the technology industry, Rajan has a deep understanding of current technologies and has the ability to articulate the application of these technologies in various business contexts and models. A highly versatile and proven entrepreneur, Rajan also founded Vigilar, Inc, a leading network security technology firm; eLaunchpad, LLC, an early stage venture capital firm/incubator focusing on Internet infrastructure and network security technologies; and Emerald Systems, a boutique technology consulting firm. During his tenure at Vigilar, he grew annual revenues to $32M from 2000 to 2005, during the most difficult technology industry climate. Another previous success, financial aggregator VerticalOne was sold to S1 in 1999 in a deal valued at $166 million.
Rajan previously served on the Board of Directors for Vigilar, currently serves on the Board of Directors of Virima and serves on the advisory boards of several early stage technology firms around the country. A leader in the business community, he is involved in several professional and community organizations. Rajan was instrumental in establishing the Atlanta CEO High Tech Council, where he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and he co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE). Rajan was honored as Georgia Trend’s “40 Under 40” Rising Stars in 2000. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Bombard brings 17 years of experience in complex technology and consulting sales, international partner development and management/operational experience to Virima. Mike’s sales career started with Cabletron Systems, a leading manufacturer of computer networking equipment. He worked his way up from entry level telemarketing to Southeast Regional Sales Director for Cabletron’s spinoff Enterasys Networks. That led to Director of IT Sales at Southern Business Communications where he led a team of inside and outside sales reps.
Following that, Mike was National Sales Manager for Roving Planet which was acquired by 3Com’s TippingPoint Technologies division. At TippingPoint Mike became NAC Sales Manager for the Americas where he traveled from Canada to Brazil presenting the solution to customers, training TippingPoint and 3Com sales reps and developing partner programs. Mike ultimately joined former customer and long time friend Greg Spence at S2N Solutions, a Data Center Consolidation and Optimization consulting firm. Mike was the VP of Sales and COO when S2N merged with Virima to combine S2N’s proven data center consulting experience with Virima’s innovative ERP for IT Operations technology.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Flight Operations from Daniel Webster College and is a licensed pilot.
Chief Technology Officer
SreeRam Royyala has more than twenty years of leadership experience working in a broad set of environments including Fortune 50 companies, SMBs, start-ups and non-profit organizations. He has expertise in managing, architecting and developing enterprise applications with a diverse set of technologies, frameworks and specifications.
Prior to Virima Technologies, he was founder and CEO at ZeroTouchWare, a provider of Enterprise Service Management solutions. At ZeroTouchWare, SreeRam conceptualized and delivered two major product lines in the areas of IT Service Management based on ITIL and Federated reporting for large enterprises. Previously, SreeRam held technical and management positions at Tata Consultancy Services, Manhattan Associates and AT&T. SreeRam’s software industry expertise includes ITSM, SaaS services, information security and large-scale infrastructure management solutions. He is ITIL-certified and has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Andhra University and M.S. from NIT, Warangal, India.
VP Marketing and Business Development
Keith Finger runs Virima’s marketing and business develop efforts. He’s spent more than two decades building sustainable growth for business-to-business technology companies, including global corporations Sprint, Glenayre Electronics and Equant (France Telecom), where he oversaw $160M in revenue. Through his own company, Keith also provided revenue focused marketing counsel for organizations spanning various industries and sizes throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Keith graduated with honors in Sociology from Tulane University.
Chief Financial Officer
John M. Lee is Virima’s Chief Financial Officer and is a certified public accountant. John brings more than has more than 20 years of accounting and financial reporting to the company.
Prior to joining Virima, John honed his financial management expertise at positions in several Atlanta-area firms including The Covenant Group, eLaunchpad, Ellison, Boshell & Salmon, Houston & Company, and Hersch & Associates.
John is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a B.A. in Accounting and was awarded his C.P.A. license from the state of Georgia in 1995.