We wanted to deliver a simple platform that makes cloud computing open, easy and efficient by focusing on the application, not just infrastructure.
Gaurav Manglik, CEO
Time to re-Think. In 2010, two guys who worked at VMware together noticed that existing cloud management tools forced applications to individually conform to various clouds: for the cloud to scale, this had to change.
Gaurav Manglik and Tenry Fu, understood that while the cloud had the potential to reinvent the way companies think about information technology, the variety of new and existing applications and the presence and rapid evolution of unique private and public clouds, there needed to be a simple way of getting the applications to natively work across a variety of clouds, unaltered, coupled with a logical collection of management functions uniquely required for this new world of the hybrid cloud.
As CEO and co-founder, Gaurav Manglik leads the strategic and operational direction of CliQr Technologies. Prior to starting CliQr Technologies, Gaurav was a senior engineer at VMware where he spearheaded initiatives around policy-driven cloud-computing.
CTO and Co-founder, Tenry Fu holds many patents related to cloud management, distributed systems and network security. Tenry has a rich history of working on innovative products including VMware’s policy-driven datacenter initiative and McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator.
An industry veteran with more than 25 years of executive leadership & marketing experience in fast-growth technology businesses, David Cope is EVP of Corporate Development & CMO, responsible for business development, strategic alliances, & marketing.
Aidan Cullen brings to CliQr more than 25 years of experience in executive finance positions at global software, networking & telecommunication technology companies. He specializes in helping companies scale to significant growth and execute towards an exit strategy.
Jeff Epstein is an Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a lecturer at Stanford University. He specializes in marketplaces, B2B cloud software and advertising technology companies. Epstein serves on the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group, Shutterstock, Global Eagle Entertainment and several private companies. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle. Earlier, Epstein served as Chief Financial Officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick, King World Productions and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation.
Charles Giancarlo is an entrepreneur, investor and former senior executive of a Fortune 50 high tech company. Giancarlo has over 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications and networking industries. From 2008 until 2013 he was a Managing Director of Silver Lake and served as their Leader of Value Creation. A senior executive at Cisco Systems from 1993-2007, Mr. Giancarlo served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco. Both prior to and subsequent to Cisco, Giancarlo founded a number of companies. Giancarlo was interim CEO of Avaya in 2008 and is currently Chairman of the Board. In addition, he serves on the boards of Accenture, Arista, Imperva and ServiceNow.
Board member of Velocity Technology Solutions and trustee of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Kadifa served as executive vice president of HP. He led HP’s multi-billion dollar Software portfolio, spanning innovative product lines including IT management, enterprise security, autonomy, and vertica. Kadifa previously served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake where he was responsible for driving growth and operational improvement in a wide range of enterprises within the 24-company portfolio of the firm’s large-cap investment fund. Kadifa has significant expertise in building and managing technology businesses. He has held various leadership positions at technology and management consulting companies such as IBM, Corio Corporation (founder), Oracle, Booz-Allen & Hamilton and Xerox.
Tom Reilly is CEO of Cloudera, and has a distinguished 30-year career in the enterprise software market. Prior to Cloudera, he was vice president and general manager of enterprise security at HP. Previous to HP, Reilly served as CEO of enterprise security company ArcSight, which HP acquired in 2010. Reilly led ArcSight through a successful initial public offering and subsequent sale to HP. Before ArcSight, Reilly was vice president of business information services for IBM, following the acquisition of Trigo Technologies Inc., a master data management (MDM) software company, where he had served as CEO. Reilly currently serves as a Board Member for Jive Software, privately held Ombud Inc., ThreatStream Inc. and Cloudera.
"CliQr's technology enables companies to get on the cloud faster. It's a value proposition that is very simple, but it is very hard to do without tooling."
"There are a few adjacent businesses nibbling at this cloud management space, but I really think what CliQr offers is pretty unique."
"CliQr’s robust and unique technology shows the company’s depth of understanding of the real challenges enterprises face when it comes to cloud migration and management."
"CliQr is the clear frontrunner in helping businesses attain the benefits of cloud computing—flexibility, scalability and affordability—without sacrificing cloud portability, security or governance."