Connectloud Inc., a software startup now in stealth mode, announced today that former Cisco Systems executive Zeeshan Naseh has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced that it is being advised by a slate of technology and business all-stars, including Ken Morse, serial entrepreneur and Founding Managing Director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, and Stanford University professor and entrepreneur Ryan Orr.
He described the company’s technology as “highly disruptive, to say the least.”“I see an amazing future where C-level executives will finally get what they have been asking for – the seamless ability to drive accelerated business growth via IT, anywhere,” Naseh said. In addition to Ashraf, who has managed an asset base exceeding $11 billion in 33 years of executive banking, and other senior Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, the following have joined Connectloud’s Board of Advisors:
- Kenneth P. Morse – Morse was Founding Managing Director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center from 1996 to 2009. Since 1972, he has been either CEO or head of sales and marketing for six technology startups – five of which went public or were successfully merged. They include 3Com Corp. and Aspen Technology. He is currently on the Board of Advisors of more than a dozen tech startups around the world and serves on the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
- Dr. Ryan J. Orr – Orr is a Stanford University professor, consultant, entrepreneur and investor recognized around the world as an expert in infrastructure and technology. In addition to teaching on infrastructure, finance and entrepreneurship at Stanford, Orr is chairman and co-founder of Zanbato, a technology platform that connects investors with infrastructure deals in emerging and developed markets.
- Dr. Kamil Sarac – Sarac is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Texas at Dallas, with specialized research interests that include software-defined networking, computer network and protocols, network security, network and service monitoring and internet measurements. His work in IP multicast monitoring and management domain has been adopted through industrywide peer standardization.