Appoints McAfee Veteran Sridhar Jayanthi as Vice President of Research and Development and Managing Director, India Operations
Ramsunder Papineni Named Regional Sales Director, India and SAARC
BANGALORE, India – March 14, 2013
FireEye®, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s new breed of cyber attacks, today announced plans for a new research and development center in Bangalore. The R&D center is scheduled to officially open on March 14, 2013. Sridhar Jayanthi will head the new R&D center as vice president, research and development and also as managing director, India operations. FireEye also announced the appointment of Ramsunder Papineni as the Regional Sales Director for India and the nations participating in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
The Bangalore facility will serve as a hub for the development and testing of new FireEye products. During its initial phase, the Bangalore based R&D center will employ approximately 50 research and development specialists by the end of the year. Sridhar will contribute to the FireEye product direction and will build the company’s Indian operations. Prior to FireEye, Sridhar was senior vice president of engineering and managing director, India of McAfee. At McAfee, Sridhar established the firm’s largest research and development team.
“The Bangalore office is an important milestone for FireEye’s global expansion. We expect the new Bangalore office to play a key role in maintaining cutting-edge technology and innovation in the FireEye line of security products,”said Ashar Aziz, Founder and CTO at FireEye.”We welcome Sridhar to the FireEye executive team. His extensive experience in building sophisticated product development teams in the U.S. and India is an important addition.”
“I’m very happy to join the FireEye team,” said Sridhar Jayanthi. “It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to assemble a strong R&D team to develop market-leading products and expand the FireEye portfolio.”
Ramsunder Papineni, who has been appointed as Regional Sales Director, Indian and SAARC, has rich technology selling expertise with over 21 years of experience in running large field operations and sales organizations across industry verticals. Prior to joining FireEye Ramsunder was the Deputy Managing Director for McAfee India and was responsible for driving the security solutions across large enterprises across India and SAARC.
“The FireEye technology addresses a critical security threat that Indian enterprises are facing every day. With FireEye, enterprises can put in place an effective defense and improve their overall security posture,”said Ramsunder Papineni, Regional Director – India & SAARC at FireEye.