Unlock the true value of your data

Data. It’s mission-critical to companies. Yet organizations struggle to realize the true value from their data. The reason?
Limitations in data security technologies leave our data exposed. In the cloud. While in use. While being shared.

And it’s these obstacles that put constraints on how businesses can use their data – gain value from it.

Removing these barriers and empowering organizations to truly innovate.
The Sotero Mission
We engineered the Sotero Data Security Platform with breakthrough “data-in-use” encryption – to give organizations the data security they’ve longed for.

To unlock the true value from their data. Open powerful opportunities that previously were unattainable.

And to achieve exceptional business outcomes.

Meet Our Team

Purandar Das

Co-Founder and President

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Purandar has focused on using technology to solve business problems. Throughout his career, Purandar has been working on utilizing technology to solve complex business challenges. He adopts a pragmatic approach that enables business to leverage technology to achieve business goals and power growth.

Purandar has built world class organizations that have added to the organization’s growth by crafting new products and offerings that have grown the company’s top line. Purandar has been on the leading edge of embracing new technology to help organizations transition their product & technology offerings.

Purandar started Sotero with the conviction that today’s data protection was deficient and that a better approach was needed to protect data. He is a firm believer that security, where the core focus is not the data, is not a viable option.

Purandar was most recently the CTO at Infogroup. Prior to Infogroup, Purandar was the CTO at Epsilon, where he led the Digital Solutions organization. He has held leadership & management roles at a variety of other organizations.

Purandar is a graduate of Texas A&M University (MS – Mechanical Engineering) and Bangalore University (BS – Mechanical Engineering).

Shanthi Boppana

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

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Shanthi Boppana is Sotero’s Co-founder and CTO, overseeing the company’s technology development.

Shanthi has held several senior technology positions throughout her career built innovative analytical solutions on a broad range of modern platforms. Before Co-founding Sotero she worked as Vice President of Big Data and Analytics at Infogroup where she was responsible for modernizing legacy platforms and re-architecting applications to leverage Cloud Computing.

Previously, Shanthi worked at a startup Syncra Systems where she architected the Value Chain Collaboration Platform which was acquired by Oracle in 2005. Shanthi also led the mobile advertising and data analytics platform at Nokia. She earned an M.S degree in Engineering Science from LSU.

C.J. Radford

Chief Executive Officer

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C.J. Radford joined Sotero as Chief Executive Office in June 2021 and brings years of experience in building winning teams, driving operational excellence and accelerating profitable growth in cybersecurity markets.

Previously, C.J. was Thales’ Global Vice President of Channel where he led all partner sales and technology alliances activity, including all indirect routes to market such as resellers, distributors, service providers, OEMs and system integrators. He came to Thales from the acquisition of Vormetric by Thales in 2016, where he led Vormetric’s transition from an on-premises encryption provider to a leading cloud security solution provider through strategic partnerships with cloud hosting and managed service providers.

Prior to Vormetric, C.J. spent more than five years at Symantec Corporation, where he led business development and new strategic growth initiatives within the rapidly evolving CSP market as their business development director and head of the cloud and IT services team. C.J. also had several leadership roles in the private equity and corporate finance industries at Parallel Investment Partners, West Lake Partners, J.H. Whitney & Co. and Bear, Stearns & Co. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Aboo Thanikkal

Product Development

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Anne Gotay

Marketing

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Rajesh Chakravarthy

Product Development

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Chintan Gosalia

Sales Engineering

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Chantel Pszenny

Marketing

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Michaelene Koskela

Sales & Business

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Tom KeTao

Product Development

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Shiv Chikkappa

Product Development

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Carol Meyers

Advisor

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Patrick Dineen

Advisor

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Tony Hadfield

Advisor

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The Board

Purandar Das

Co-Founder and President

Shanthi Boppana

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

C.J. Radford

Chief Executive Officer

Bob Davoli

Board Member
Gutbrain Capital

Bruce Clarke

Board Member
PBJ Capital

Eric Schnadig

Independent Board Member

Alan Kessler

Independent Board Member

Investors

PBJ