Karthik is the Founder/CEO at Concentric, a venture backed data security company. Prior to Concentric, he was VP, Security Products at Aruba/HPE where he managed their security portfolio that included the Niara acquisition and their network access control product lines. Prior to that, he was part of the founding team and VP, Products at Niara, a security analytics company focused on user and entity behavior analytics. Niara was acquired by Aruba/HPE last year. Niara was a leading user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA) company that had several Fortune 50 companies as customers when it was acquired. He has more than 15 years of extensive security and networking experience in leadership positions at several companies, including Juniper Networks, PGP and Symantec. He has a Bachelors in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management, where he was an F.C. Austin Scholar.