A. N. Ananth, CEO

Ananth is a co-founder and CEO of EventTracker, Ananth was one of the architects of the EventTracker SIEM solution. With an extensive background in product development and operations for telecom network management, he has consulted for many companies on their compliance strategy, audit policy and automated reporting processes.

Ananth is a leading expert in IT compliance with over 25 years of experience in IT control and operations, and speaks frequently on these topics. He has been involved in product development for various companies including Ciena, Westinghouse Wireless, and Equatorial Communications.

Ananth holds an MSEE from the University of Texas and remains active in strategic product direction at EventTracker.

Kevin Watson, Board Member

Kevin Watson joined Netsurion, EventTracker’s parent company, in November 2014, and became part of EventTracker in October 2016. He brings considerable experience in data security, managed technology services and high-growth technology companies.

From 2003 through 2007, Kevin was Chairman and CEO of Verid, a SaaS-based application that provides remote identity verification services to financial institutions. Kevin led the company’s sale to RSA, the security division of EMC.

From 1998 through 2014, Kevin was the co-founder and managing director of C/max Capital. While at C/max Capital, Kevin led the firm’s investments in About.com (taken public then sold to Primedia), Adjoined Consulting (sold to Kanbay), Verid (sold to EMC), Concordia (sold to Kadmon), and KMC Software. Kevin helped co-found KMC Software, a SaaS-based recruiting tool, in 2009, and led the company’s product launch in 2011. Kevin also served as the acting-CFO of About.com, leading the company’s $86 million initial public offering and helped About.com form its business-to-business unit as the CEO of About Industry.

Prior to C/max, Kevin worked as an investment banker in the technology groups of Dean Witter Reynolds and UBS Securities in New York.

Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Cornell University.

Matthew Stone, Board Member

Matthew Stone is a vice president on the Providence Strategic Growth team and is based in our Providence office.

Previously, Matthew was a vice president with Monitor Clipper Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm, where he focused on investments in the technology-enabled services, consumer and healthcare services sectors. Previously, he was an associate at Metalmark Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. Before Metalmark, he was an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch’s New York office working in the Telecommunications and Media Group.

Matthew received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Mark Cornwell, Chief Information Officer

Mark Cornwell joined Netsurion, EventTracker’s parent company in 2016, and brings more than 20 years of progressive cross-industry IT leadership to the role. He oversees engineers at Netsurion, EventTracker’s parent company, who build, manage, and monitor the company’s internal systems and technology. He most recently served as CTO of Swiss Watch International, following management roles at AOL, Chico’s FAS, Winn-Dixie, and Luxottica Retail. Throughout his corporate IT career, he has led significant business and technology transformation projects, including multi-year enterprise resource planning programs (SAP, Oracle, NSB) and e-commerce platform initiatives (IBM WCS, ATG, Magento). He has also directed large-scale POS implementations, business intelligence installations, and infrastructure migration programs.

After honorably serving his country for 20+ years, Mark retired from the military in 2016. His military career spanned 5 years in the Air Force as a Chinese Linguist Cryptographer; and included over 16 additional years in the Coast Guard Reserve as a Commissioned Officer from which he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR/O4).

Mark received a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College in 1998; completed Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; and graduated from the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) with an Intermediate Certification in Mandarin Chinese.

Rene Gonzalez, Chief Financial Officer

Rene joined Netsurion, EventTracker’s parent company in early 2016, and is responsible for all financial aspects of Netsurion’s business. He has more than 17 years of entrepreneurial tech startup experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance and Operations at Joinem LLC, a private e-commerce and technology startup. Rene was also the finance leader of Woot, the daily-deal pioneer where he played an integral part in its acquisition by Amazon.com. Throughout his career, he also held financial leadership roles with LaneLogic, Inc., a private SaaS technology startup, and Bimbo Bakeries, a leading commercial bakery company where he helped drive and manage change and process improvement during a period of rapid and expansive growth nationwide.

Rene received a Bachelor degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from St. Mary’s University, and an executive MBA from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business.

Jagat Shah, Chief Technology Officer

Jagat Shah is a co-founder of EventTracker and provides technology direction for the company. He conceived and authored the original implementation of the Change Management component of the EventTracker software – a component that allows users to monitor, analyze and recover from changes within the network. He is an expert in the area of security event correlation and best practices for SIEM. With an IT career spanning more than 25 years, Jagat has experienced all aspects of the product life cycle, from development to operations.

Previous positions include Digital Equipment Corporation and Boeing where he led a team to define security models for Windows, Database and Unix in large and medium enterprises.

Jagat holds an MS in Computer Science from Boston University.

Mark Bartig, Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Bartig joined Netsurion, EventTracker’s parent company, in 2015, and became part of EventTracker in October 2016. He brings significant experience leading national and global sales organizations in data security, backup, cloud hosting, and datacenter outsourcing. From 2001 to 2011, Mark worked at Symantec Corporation, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of the SMB and mid-market business units in North America. At Symantec, Mark was a member of the strategic leadership council, an internal strategy think tank, as well as responsible for driving over $400,000,000 in annual revenue through both direct sales, as well as indirect channel partnerships. In 2012, Mark joined a global hosting company, Connectria Hosting, where he led global sales and was responsible for driving significant growth in sales and revenue during his tenure.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science in accountancy, computer science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1990.

Aaron Branson, Vice President of Marketing

Aaron Branson joined Netsurion, EventTracker’s parent company, in 2014, and became part of EventTracker in October 2016. He brings substantial knowledge in digital marketing strategy and a wide-range of experience implementing marketing automation programs and customer experience management (CXM) platforms. From 2003 to 2015, Aaron served as Chief Marketing Officer of Roundedcube, a digital marketing technology agency, where he was a linchpin in all facets of the company’s operations, primarily business development, marketing, and digital marketing consulting services. Over the years, Aaron has consulted an extensive list of organizations on digital marketing strategies, including SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Hillshire Brands, and Feeding America to name a few. He provides thought leadership via his blog, and by presenting in-person and via webinars on various digital marketing topics.

Aaron has a Bachelor degree in advertising and marketing communications from Webster University.

Soumitra Sen, General Manager, India

Soumitra joined the organization in January 2017 and brings vast experience in engineering, delivery and business management of global software and systems products, including the entire lifecycle of a product.

Soumitra started his career at Citicorp Software, and has worked for HP and CISCO in various leadership roles in engineering and product management functions. He has also worked for smaller technology-focused companies in various segments such as e-learning and cybersecurity. In his latest role, Soumitra led the India operation of CoreOne, a FinTech company, developing and hosting Cloud-based data management solutions for the global investment banking market.

Soumitra is currently responsible for Netsurion’s India operation, which includes product development, solution deployment in the Cloud, customer onboarding and support, and other business process support areas for the entire lifecycle of the company’s solutions.

Soumitra completed his MBA (PGSM) from IIM-Bangalore and Masters of Engineering (ME) in Electrical Communication Engineering from IISc-Bangalore.