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Srinivas Balasubramanian

Biography

Before taking over as CEO of Photon, Srinivas was a Senior Vice President at Webmethods Inc (NASDAQ: WEBM) reporting to the CEO. Prior to that, Srinivas was Founder, President and CEO of Infravio Inc, a Cupertino, CA based company, which was a leading provider of Web Services and SOA infrastructure software that was acquired by Webmethods for $38mn in cash in 2006. Srinivas served in various capacities at Infravio initially as founding CEO responsible for raising the initial institutional Venture capital round in 2000. Thereafter, he served as Chief Strategist of the company between 2001 and January 2005 where he was responsible for closing a strategic financing round from NetIQ Corp (NASDAQ : NTIQ, later taken private) and for closing a large number of the early customers. In January 2005, Srinivas took over as CEO of Infravio. As CEO, he rebuilt the executive management team and drove the company to a thought and customer leadership position in the emerging Web Services and SOA market until its ultimate sale to Webmethods in September 2006, which he architected. Srinivas was earlier an equity and derivatives trader at JP Morgan and Credit Lyonnais Securities at Mumbai, India. He headed the trading desk for Credit Lyonnais, which was the largest institutional brokerage in the country and was ranked #1 in India by the prestigious Euromoney magazine for both the years he ran it. He was also one of the first certified derivatives traders in India. Srinivas has an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM).