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Malhar Shah

Founder, CEO

Malhar Shah has over 20 years of experience in the areas of engineering, marketing, and product management. Malhar co-founded Crest Data Systems with the intent of providing Enterprise services and solutions for emerging technologies such as Data Analytics, Cyber Security, DevOps and Cloud.

Prior to founding Crest, Malhar was held leadership roles in product management at Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit (acquired by Cisco in 2013) and Nuova Business Unit (acquired by Cisco in 2008) where he led the growth Cisco’s Data Center Switching business (Nexus 2K/3K/4K/5K/6K line of switches) from inception to an annualized revenue of over $1.5B. Prior to this, he held various engineering and product management positions at Force10 and at Cisco’s flagship Catalyst 6500 product-line.

Malhar holds a bachelor’s engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Gujarat University and a Master’s degree in Computer Networking from North Carolina State University. Malhar has received several awards including Cisco’s Pioneer award for helping develop networking solution for Cisco’s Unified Compute System (UCS).

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Neha Shah

Founder, CTO

Neha brings 20+ years of international work experience in the areas of Networking, Security, and Data Analytics. She has held several engineering leadership positions where she was responsible for delivering large cross-functional projects with geographically diverse teams in the areas of Layer 2/3 switching, security and telemetry/analytics that were responsible to bring multi-billion dollar revenue for Cisco’s flagship Catalyst 4000/4500/4900 series Enterprise Switches.

Prior to co-founding Crest Data Systems, Neha led engineering operations for Qmetry product-line where she was responsible for leading a team of software developers, QA, and support engineers.

Neha holds a bachelor’s engineering degree in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University and a Master’s degree in Computer Networking from North Carolina State University. Neha has received several engineering awards including Cisco’s Pioneer award and also holds a patent in the area of networking security.

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Monica Gavirangaswamy

Director, Technical Marketing

Monica brings 10+ years of experience of designing and building Enterprise products at scale. At Crest Data Systems, she is responsible for building security solutions and helping grow the security practice. Prior to joining Crest, she was the Director of Product Management at Cisco, where she was responsible for Nexus Data Center Networking portfolio. She holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business, Masters Degree from Duke University, and a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication Engineering from PESIT.

Anant Shah

Anant Shah

Director, Cloud Operations

Anant has 13+ years of experience in building high-performance teams in the areas of cloud operations, customer support, customer success, and product management. Anant leads the Cloud Operations & Professional Services at Crest Data Systems. Prior to joining Crest, Anant led Product Management teams for Cisco’s Data Center and Service Provider business units. Anant holds Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from JNTU Hyderabad and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University.

Shivang Patel

Shivang Patel

Director, Engineering

Shivang has 12+ years of experience in building high-performance engineering teams in the areas of Enterprise Security and Telecommunications business. Over the past 5 years at Crest Data Systems, Shivang has led the Security Analytics and Automation team where he helps build SIEM, SOAR, EDR, and network security-related integrations and custom security solutions. Prior to Crest, Shivang led engineering teams building OSS solutions for telecom customers. He holds a bachelor's engineering degree in Electronics and communications from Sardar Patel University.

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