Leadership Team

Rajesh Shah

Rajesh Shah, CEO

Rajesh Shah is a serial entrepreneur with more than 26 years of experience in engineering and business development of semiconductors and systems. His strength lies in identifying and unlocking the optimal value for customers in technology products and services.

Prior to Softnautics, Rajesh Shah started Sibridge Technologies, an IP company which was a pioneer in System Verilog based Multi-Methodology capable VIP, which was acquired by large EDA Company. During the same time, Rajesh as CEO had successfully turned-around Strix Systems, a Wireless Mesh… Read more

Amit Vashi

Amit Vashi, COO

Amit Vashi is an executive with over 26 years of experience in engineering and product management within the semiconductor industry. Amit is a decisive and pragmatic executive known for achieving profitable revenue growth.

Prior to Softnautics, Amit was a Vice President of Marketing at QLogic, a Cavium company. At QLogic, Amit played a key role in increasing the company’s revenue by completing 3 major acquisitions. Amit earned the CEO award for integral contributions to QLogic’s… Read more

Simon Westbrook

Simon Westbrook, CFO

Simon Westbrook brings extensive experience in company-building, operations, and finance. Throughout his career, Mr. Westbrook has been involved in three initial public offerings, two secondary public offerings, and multiple public and private M&A transactions on both sell and buy side and countless rounds of venture capital and angel financing.

He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Softnautics, specializing in financial consulting services. Prior to joining Softnautics, Mr. Westbrook was… Read more

Vishal Patil

Vishal Patil, Head of Engineering

Vishal Patil has more than 19 years’ experience in Product Engineering Services with expertise cutting across multiple industry verticals and working on a wide gamut of technologies including Embedded systems, IoT, Cloud computing, Software engineering, and Machine Learning.

Prior to Softnautics, Vishal worked as an Associate Director at eInfochips and responsible for the strategy and roadmap of IoT and AI/ML offerings from Sensors to Cloud for various vertical including Home Automation… Read more

Pravin Desale

Pravin Desale, Strategic Advisor

Pravin Desale is Senior Vice President of the Appliances and Software-defined (ASDS) Storage Organization at Veritas. In this role, is responsible for defining and delivering product strategy and execution across Veritas’ Appliances (Netbackup, Flex, FlexScale and Access) and High Availability Storage Solutions (InfoScale), Software Defined Storage, and Data Intelligence products.

Pravin is an experienced business leader and 25+ year veteran of the storage industry… Read more