Leadership
Sai Gundavelli Founder and CEO

Sai Gundavelli is the Founder and CEO of Solix Technologies, Inc. Mr. Gundavelli is responsible for the company’s overall vision and strategic direction. Under his leadership, Solix Technologies pioneered the concept of Enterprise Data Management, providing the first worldwide infrastructure platform to manage data across all segments of Enterprise Data (Structured and Unstructured).

Mr. Gundavelli has a proven track record in recognizing and quickly responding to the requirements of the high-technology marketplace. Prior to founding Solix Technologies Inc., he spearheaded several strategic initiatives in Enterprise Application areas at companies like CISCO Systems and Arix Corp.

Mr. Gundavelli is a member of the Churchill Club, TIE Charter, and NASSCOM. He is a business and technology thought leader and a distinguished speaker in many forums. He holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from University of Oklahoma and Bachelor’s from Osmania University.

Mark LeeSr. Vice President, Services

Mark Lee is responsible for building the Managed Services offering for Information Lifecycle Management solutions at Solix.

Mr. Lee is a senior technology executive with more than 30 years of experience with a track record of successful enterprise application implementations and business transformations. Prior to joining Solix, he worked as Sr. Vice President at BearingPoint where he led their Enterprise Applications practice. During his tenure at BearingPoint, he pioneered the effort to develop a rapid implementation methodology for ERP applications that was widely adopted in the industry.

Prior to BearingPoint, he served as Director of Information Technology for a medical device manufacturing company where he led one of the very first implementations of the Oracle applications.

Mr. Lee holds degrees from The University of Texas and Texas A&M University.

Russ PuryearVice President, Sales

Russ Puryear is a senior sales executive with more than 25 years of direct and indirect sales experience. Mr. Russ joined Solix Technologies in 2002 as one of the original sales executives and was responsible for leading the sales strategy for many of the major Solix customers including DHL, Social Security Administration, and Honeywell before becoming the US Sales Director.

Prior to joining Solix, Mr. Russ had a successful sales career at various large corporations including Sybase, Informatica and Digital Equipment.

John OttmanExecutive Chairman

John Ottman is Executive Chairman of Solix Technologies, Inc. and brings over 25 years of industry experience. Mr. Ottman is also Chairman and Co-Founder of Minds.com a leader in open source social media.

Previously, Mr. Ottman was President and CEO of Application Security, Inc., President of Princeton Softech, Inc., and Executive Vice President, Worldwide Markets at Corio, Inc.. He also has held key senior management roles at Oracle and IBM.

Mr. Ottman began his career in sales at Wang Laboratories, Inc. where he became a Branch Manager. He then joined Oracle for 10 years serving in various field executive positions including Group Vice President, Industrial Sector. In 1999 Mr. Ottman joined cloud industry pioneer Corio, Inc. as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Markets. At Corio he led the company from the startup phase to an early cloud industry leadership position resulting in an IPO and acquisition by IBM in 2004. He then joined IBM to manage the integration of Corio into IBM Applications on Demand. Later he joined Princeton Softech, Inc., as President, Global Operations. Princeton Softech, Inc., a high growth company and leading provider of enterprise data management software, was also acquired by IBM in 2007. Mr. Ottman then rejoined IBM to run worldwide sales for the IBM Optim product line. In 2008 Mr. Ottman joined Application Security, Inc. and served as President and CEO until 2012. Application Security, Inc., a leader in database security, risk and compliance was subsequently acquired by Trustwave Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Ottman is also author of the database security book, Save the Database, Save the World!. He holds a B.A. from Denison University.

Vikram GaitondeVice President, Products

As the Vice President of Products, Vikram Gaitonde heads the technology leadership and product strategy for Solix. Vikram is responsible for product management and engineering for Solix’s next generation information governance solutions.

Mr. Vikram brings 15 years of product management, engineering, and software delivery experience and has held several leadership positions within technology companies. Prior to Solix he was the Director of Enterprise Solutions at EMC, where he led the product solutions and product management teams for the information intelligence, data governance, eDiscovery, and content management products. Additionally, he has held numerous technical and product leadership positions at Silicon Valley startups and industry giants including Hotmail/Microsoft, Wipro, Kazeon (acquired by EMC), and Cast Iron Systems (acquired by IBM).

Mr. Vikram holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.