Robin Systems, Inc. announced two additions to the company’s executive ranks as Partha Seetala joined Robin as CTO and Razi Sharir joined as VP, product management.
“At Robin we are focused on delivering our data-centric infrastructure software to bring tremendous business advantage to our customers. Razi and Partha have extensive experience developing and deploying products which enabled users to make great strides in their productivity, the kind of game-changing advantage Robin also offers,” said founder Krishna Yeddanapudi. “I am very excited to have them on board – both are stellar additions to our team.“
With more than 16 years of technology and product expertise, Partha Seetala joins Robin from Symantec’s information management business, known as Veritas, where he was distinguished engineer and senior director of engineering, and where he conceived, architected and led engineering teams to take multiple products from concept to market in the scale out storage, distributed systems, content-aware file systems and information analytics space. He was also an adviser on multimillion-dollar product lines including NetBackup Appliance, Cluster File System, Veritas Cluster Server and Information Fabric. Prior positions include serving as architect at Kazeon Systems – later acquired by EMC – and architect at Veritas Technologies. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Razi Sharir, a veteran product management executive, joins Robin from CA Technologies where he led the SaaS Center of Excellence and Product Management for the team which developed a container-based enterprise PaaS geared for modern application economy. Prior to CA, he led Xeround, a start-up which provided database SaaS and was second only to Amazon Web Services’ Relational Database Service in terms of popular adoption. He formed and ran the Innovation Lab at BMC Software and started his professional career at Microsoft in various senior positions with the OS and desktop technologies international product groups. He holds a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University.
In October the company announced closing its latest funding round, which was led by DN Capital, Hasso Plattner and USAA. In August the company added CEO Premal Buch, who joined the company from semiconductor maker Altera Corporation.