Team

Siva Chaturvedi
Founder & CEO

Siva has over 23 years of experience in the telecommunications and information technology industries. Before starting damaka, Siva was a Partner at Prodea, a venture capital firm where he identified investment opportunities, sourced deals and performed due diligence of new ventures seeking early and mid-round financing. Prior to Prodea, Siva was a Director at telecom technologies inc., which was subsequently acquired by Sonus Networks where he continued to lead the professional services division. During his tenure at tti, he has worked with several large corporations like MCI, Qwest, Agilent Technologies, and British Telecom JV in various senior management capacities performing strategic planning and business development. Earlier to telecom technologies, Siva had performed senior technical roles at Ericsson in their data and voice switching platforms.

Siva has 87 issued and 32 pending patents in the area of Peer-to-Peer, UCC, voice and data networking. He holds a BS in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and has done advanced coursework in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University and has an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Satish Gundabathula
Co-Founder & CTO

Satish has over 21 years of experience in Telecommunications and Real-Time distributed Systems. Before starting damaka, Satish was a consultant at Verizon where he architected a system for interfacing into PBX, CTI systems and VoIP Platform. Prior to Verizon, Satish was part of the Class 5 SoftSwitch design and architecture team at telecom technologies inc., which was subsequently acquired by Sonus Networks. Earlier to telecom technologies, Satish was the lead architect for building NEC's next generation NMS Software for their ATM Switches. Prior to NEC, Satish was a lead architect at AVL. At a very early stage in his career, Satish was an intern at Indian Space Research Organization, working on VDM.

Satish has 85 issued and 32 pending patents in the area of Peer-to-Peer, UCC, voice and data networking. He holds a BTech in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Kerala, India and an MS in Computer Science from Wayne State University.

Rashmi Hiremath
Co-Founder & VP Engineering

Rashmi has over 10 years of experience in telecom, networking and software development with emphasis on mobile software and multimedia codec development. She has been instrumental in developing multimedia stacks for Damaka's flagship product, Amadeo, a patented peer-to-peer SIP based unified communication and collaboration product. She directed the mobile development on multiple mobile platforms like iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Phone for all enterprise mobile software products in Damaka. Under her leadership, Damaka launched Xvio, the first product globally to extend room-based video conferencing endpoints to mobile devices.

Rashmi has 4 issued and 5 pending patents in the UCC field. She holds a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Mysore University, India and an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Arlington.