Anand A. Kekre

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Anand drives strategy and business execution for Vaultize, where he brings over 19 years of technology innovation and executive leadership experience in security, storage and data management working for leaders like Symantec, McAfee, VERITAS and IBM.

Prior to Vaultize, Anand was head of the Pune operations of McAfee (now acquired by Intel). He came to McAfee in 2008 through the acquisition of Reconnex, where he founded the firm’s India R&D center as Country Manager.

Prior to Reconnex, Anand spent 10 years with VERITAS Software (now Symantec) in India, where he held various senior technology leadership positions, including Worldwide Chief Architect and Technical Director of Storage and Server Management. 

Anand holds a master's degree in CSE from IIT Bombay and a bachelor's degree in CSE from SGSITS Indore. He holds 58 U.S. patents.


Ankur Panchbudhe

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Ankur drives technology strategy and R&D efforts for Vaultize. He brings more than 13 years of product research, development and strategy experience in data protection and security, content management and storage software. 

Prior to Vaultize, Ankur was a Software Architect for the market-leading data loss prevention (DLP) product at McAfee, where he came through the acquisition of Reconnex. Before Reconnex, Ankur worked for Symantec in their Data Protection and Archiving groups, and with VERITAS Software in their Volume Manager group and CTO office. 

Ankur earned his master’s degree in CSE from IIT Bombay and his bachelor’s in CSE from VNIT Nagpur. He holds 30 U.S. patents.