Poojan Kumar is co-founder and CEO of PernixData. He brings 12 years of leadership and entrepreneurship experience at high growth enterprise software companies. Prior to founding PernixData, Poojan was at VMware where he led all data products. Prior to VMware, Poojan co-founded Oracle Exadata and PixBlitz, a video server appliance company. At Oracle, Poojan led the product development of Exadata from it's inception and played a strategic role in Oracle's foray into the software/hardware integrated appliance business. Poojan received his Masters in CS from Stanford and a Bachelors in CS from IIT Bombay.