About Us


Portworx is the solution for running stateful containers in production, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.


Portworx’s founders previously launched the storage optimization company Ocarina Networks, acquired by Dell in 2010. The team includes veterans from leading startup and enterprise vendors including Google, Microsoft, NetApp, and Nimble Storage.

Murli Thirumale
Co-Founder and CEO Music and crazy socks. Parent of twins.
Goutham Rao
Co-Founder and CTO Running, traveling, and annoying my teenage daughter.
Vinod Jayaraman
Co-Founder/Chief Architect Traveling with burritos.
Steve Ackley
Chief Revenue Officer
Sarvesh Jagannivas
Chief Marketing Officer
Patrick Zanoni
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Ferranti
VP of Product Marketing
Venkat Ramakrishnan
VP of Engineering Running, swimming, aspiring standup comedian
Kent Munson
Director of Solutions Architecture and Customer Success
Stephane Gaillard
Managing Director, EMEA Region
Evelyn Toth
Corporate Counsel

Board of Directors

Murli Thirumale
Co-Founder and CEO
Goutham Rao
Co-Founder and CTO
Navin Chaddha
Managing Director, Mayfield
Jai Das
President at Sapphire Ventures
Amarjit Gill
Co-founder and CEO, Maginatics


Sapphire Ventures
GE Ventures