October 10, 2013 – VanillaPlus / George Malim, Editor – Guavus has announced that Manish Goel has joined the company as chief executive. Former CEO and founder of Guavus Anukool Lakhina handpicked Goel as his successor allowing Lakhina to focus on innovation as the company expands into additional markets with systems for closed loop decisioning.
As CEO of Guavus, Goel will continue the expansion of decisioning applications for communication service providers (CSPs) and the enterprise globally.
“Guavus is at the heart of a fundamental shift in the industry where social, mobile, cloud and big data analytics are converging to create unprecedented levels of business agility,” said Goel. “It is already established as the market leader for big data analytics for the CSP industry and has an enormous opportunity to be a multi-billion dollar business across enterprise markets globally. I look forward to leading the company through the next stages of growth as they redefine the next era in business applications by creating systems that support closed loop decisions and data-driven, automated business processes.”
Goel joins Guavus from NetApp, a storage and data management solutions company, where he was executive vice president of product operations. During his 11 year tenure with NetApp, Goel had also maintained positions such as senior vice president and general manager, software group, vice president of enterprise accounts and president, India operations. He also held senior positions at Copper Mountain Networks, Cadence and McKinsey. Goel holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from IIT, Chennai and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.