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CEO and Co-Founder
Alok is Chief Executive Officer and one of the founder members of Mirafra. He has extensive experience in developing and deploying verification technologies. He has architected verification tools as well as used state of the art technologies to verify complex chips.
Before starting Mirafra, he was the Director of Engineering at Synopsys, responsible for the VCS-MX and SystemVerilog solutions. Alok joined VCS when it was a 10 person team, and his contributions were instrumental in the VCS revenue growth from 10 million dollars to 120 million dollars. Alok is MS in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California and has a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Delhi.
Shyam Sunder Rao Padala
MD and Co-Founder
Shyam is Managing Director and one of the founder members of Mirafra. He has hands on experience of more than a decade in creating and delivering complex verification technologies. Having led many verification projects, he has a deep understanding of verification challenges faced by the leading design teams today.
Before starting Mirafra, Shyam was one of the technical leaders in the Synopsys verification group. His technical leadership helped VCS in creating a differentiation against competition and led to multiple wins at customers. Shyam has a MS and a B.Tech. in Computer Science from University College of Engineering, Osmania University , Hyderabad.
Senior Vice President (Hardware Engineering)
Upendra is Senior Vice president and Head of Hardware Engineering Group of Mirafra. He brings 20+ years of SoC& IP design and product development experience in various domains ranging from Design Management, Planning and Execution in SoC& IP Design, Verification, Implementation and Post Silicon validation.
Prior to joining Mirafra, he worked in various product companies namely Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Intel executing state-of-the-art Apps Processor, Networking SoCs and Connectivity devices for many generations of product development. Over the years, he held several strategic positions and leadership roles managing large design teams in India and other worldwide centres. Upendra has a B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from NIT, Kurukshetra and an MBA from IIM, Kozhikode.
Senior Vice President (Software Engineering)
Bimal is Senior Vice president and Head of Software Engineering Group of Mirafra. He has more than two decades of experience in the embedded system design, development and deployment. He started his career in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and has worked extensively in design and development of various safety instruments and simulation of process controls loops.
He joined Mirafra in 2012 after working with Nokia where he was leading a global engineering team to work in the areas of advanced security products. Subsequently, in subcontracting sourcing role, he managed the site wide subcontracting requirements by establishing best practices and created a trusted ecosystem. Bimal has a BE in Electrical Engineering from Gauhati University.
Senior Vice President (Growth Enablers)
Raja is Senior Vice president and heads the vertical focusing data analytics, big data and cloud computing (and other related technologies) of Mirafra.He has more than 20 years of experience in both hardware and software and has worked for some leading companies like Northern Telecom, Intel, Symbian, Nokia, Aricent and Tieto across Canada, USA and India. He has run both cost centers and P&Ls, has managed many high revenue products from cradle to grave, led entire business units in professional services organizations and has done consulting and corporate training for SMBs. He comes from a Systems and Integration background having worked in areas of semiconductors, mobile, telecom and automotive, and is passionate about building high effective customer-focused teams.
He has a B E from University from Madras in Electronics and Communications Engineering, M A Sc from University of Ottawa, Canada in Electrical Engineering and M S in Management from Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology, USA. At Mirafra, he will be initiating and enabling new growth areas in key markets.
Vice President (Sales & BD)
Anil is Vice President and Head of Sales and Business Development team of Mirafra. He brings 20+ years of Sales, Business Development & Marketing experience in Semiconductor, Embedded Product design services & Intellectual Property (IP) licensing.
Prior to joining Mirafra, he has worked in Broadcom, responsible for the India & SE Asia Sales for their Broadband communications SoC products. He worked for over a decade in Tata Elxsi heading the marketing of their Broadcast Business Unit. Earlier, he was part of core team in Fujitsu for setting up their business in India in Optical fiber Communication and Digital Microwave Radio Systems.Anil has a B.E in Electronics from Bhopal University and an MS in Software Engineering from BITS, Pilani. He also completed double-MBA (Finance & Marketing) from Symbiosis, Pune.
Vice President (Sales & BD)
Scott is Vice President and Head of Sales and Business Development of North America region of Mirafra. He brings 25+ years of Sales, Business Development & Marketing experience in various domains such as Semiconductor, RFICs, Wireless Subsystems, Embedded Software, Power Conversion and discrete components. The technology areas of his focus include Telecommunications, Broadcast, Multimedia, Networking & Broadband communications.
His strength has been in taking the business to the next level of growth and has been instrumental in accelerating business development in several small to mid-size companies. In his latest role he was responsible for driving sales and setting up sales channels for an RFIC company by driving direct sales with major wireless infrastructure OEMs and signing 2 global distributors to promote the growing product line for Guerrilla RF.
Vice President (Human Resources)
Shailesh is Head of HR of Mirafra and has over 16 years of experience andhas executed various HR projects involving strategic and operational HR interventions at organisational level. In Mirafra, he is responsible for managing and developing quality talent by way of innovative talent management practices in line with business needs.
He has worked in varied industry domains that comprise IT, Telecom RnD, Aerospace, manufacturing, PPP and Govt sector. He started his career with Indian Army and later worked with Hindalco, ITC Infotech and Canadian Aviation. Before joining Mirafra in 2013, he was associated with Tieto, a Finnish venture. He is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur.