Aryaka Bolsters Team with Seasoned Execs

Aryaka, the fully managed SD-WAN and SASE, appointed three chief officers as part of the company’s 2022 growth strategy, which includes doubling annual recurring revenue and accelerating the company’s leadership in managed networking and security.

The executive appointments include promoting Dennis Monner — Aryaka’s Managing Director and former CEO of Secucloud — to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer; bringing aboard Renuka Nadkarni (pictured) to the role of Chief Product Officer, and bringing aboard DeAndra Jean-Louis to assume the role of Chief Customer Officer. All three executives will report directly to CEO Matt Carter.

Monner will have responsibility for all commercial aspects of Aryaka’s business including sales, marketing, and sales operations. Nadkarni will have full end-to-end responsibility for driving the company’s product vision, strategy, engineering, and development. And Jean-Louis will lead the company’s customer support, customer success and professional services functions.

“Dennis is a consummate sales leader, structured in his approach to increasing sales and is results-oriented. He is entrepreneurial by nature and resolute in his determination to drive success for employees and the company,” Carter said. “Renuka comes to us from F5 where she was the CTO and product leader for F5’s security portfolio. She brings deep security domain expertise and strategic operations experience for streamlining execution. And DeAndra comes from Palo Alto Networks where she was Vice President of Customer Success. She comes with a significant amount of experience building and transforming global cloud businesses using a customer-first approach. She will be tasked with improving our processes, systems, and policies to ensure we are prepared to adapt to the growing needs.

“As Aryaka enters its next phase of growth, which includes making significant strides in the network security space, Dennis, Renuka and DeAndra will all be instrumental in the company’s continued transformation,” Carter added.

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