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Malhar Shah

Founder, CEO

Malhar Shah has over 18 years of experience in the areas of engineering, marketing, and product management. Malhar co-founded Crest Data Systems with the intent of providing quality services at scale for emerging technologies.

Prior to founding Crest Data Systems, Malhar was held leadership roles in product management at Insieme (acquired by Cisco in 2013) responsible for WW Channels enablement and Business Operations for Nexus 9K & ACI product-lines. Before Insieme, Malhar led Product Management as Sr. Director of Product Management for Cisco’s Data Center Business Unit (via acquisition of Nuova Systems in 2008) where he helped grow Data Center Switching (Nexus 2K/3K/4K/5K/6K) business from inception to $1.5B+ annual revenue. Malhar has also led product management for S-Series product-line at Force10 Networks’ (acquired by Dell) and held various engineering positions at Cisco’s flagship Catalyst 6500 product-line.

Malhar holds a bachelor’s engineering degree in Civil Engineering from Gujarat University, India 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 18+ 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 that were responsible to resulted in bringing multi-billion dollar revenue for Cisco’s flagship Catalyst 4000/4500/4900 series Enterprise Switches.

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

Neha held various engineering and management roles in Cisco where she led software development in the areas of platform, Layer 2/3 switching, security and telemetry/analytics.

Neha holds a bachelor’s engineering degree in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University, India and a Master’s degree in Computer Networking from North Carolina State University, USA. 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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