Our Team

T.S. Srinivasan (TS)

Founder, President and CEO

TS brings over 25 years of business, technology, innovation and leadership experience to the CoralTree management team. Prior to joining CoralTree in 2009, TS worked for nearly 14 years at Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA. At Cisco, TS held leadership positions in strategic alliances, business development, product management and engineering. During this period, TS setup business development partnerships with large corporations. TS also started and managed large engineering partnerships and development centers for Cisco in India.

Before Cisco, TS worked at HCL Technologies, Inc in Sunnyvale, CA for over 7 years as VP of Business Development and Engineering. He has also worked at HCL Technologies in Singapore and India in senior engineering management positions in their Research and Development Labs. During this period, he oversaw the development of Computer and Networking products introduced in the Indian and Far East markets.

TS received an Engineering Degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

Chris Wise

Director, Sales and Customer Relations

Chris brings over 18 years of sales, marketing and business development experience to CoralTree. He has been leading CoralTree’s sales efforts since its inception and has played leadership role in the successful launch of its Web based collaboration products.

Prior to joining CoralTree, Chris worked for the past 18 years in the insurance industry and has participated in the founding of three successful agencies specializing in employee benefits. Chris also worked as a business and marketing consultant to brokers throughout the area.

During this time, he implemented web based enrollment and HR management systems and was part of a group that launched an insurance industry specific web hosting company providing simplified, cost effective, websites for brokers.

Using his experience in team building and client servicing, Chris is responsible for managing the sales and customer support group assuring all CoralTree client needs are responded to in a timely fashion providing a positive user experience.

Chris has served on the board of various non-profit faith based organizations and is currently working with a local parachurch ministry mentoring at risk young adults. Chris grew up locally attending DeAnza College and San Jose State.

Sriram Balasubramanian

Director, Engineering and Technical Support

Sriram has over 15 years experience building software for startups as well as enterprises.

He drives the technical strategy of the company and responsible for building a world-class engineering team . Sriram enjoys implementing large scale systems and user experience design.

He did his BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Ajit Deora

Founder, Advisor

Ajit brings over 25 years of business, technology, entrepreneurship and investment leadership to CoralTree. He is a partner at LightSpeed Venture Partners, where he provides focus on investment opportunities in India, with interest areas that include semiconductor, datacenter, wireless infrastructure, mobile, consumer Internet and consumer Web services.

Ajit was previously CEO of enKoo, an SSL VPN company for the small-medium business market. enKoo was acquired by Sonic Wall and today is the unit volume leader in SSL VPN. At enKoo, he was honored with the prestigious Person of the Year Award by Service Provider Weekly.

In 2000, prior to enKoo, he founded Beachhead Capital, a leading angel investor venture capital fund. As Managing Partner of Beachhead, Ajit made investments in semiconductor, networking, storage and enterprise software startups, with exits that include Cavium Networks (CAVM), AcmePacket (APKT), Avici Systems (AVCI), Cendura (acquired by Computer Associates), Nishan (acquired by McData), Lara (acquired by Cypress) and Sandburst (acquired by Broadcom).

Prior to Beachhead, he co-founded Chip Engines, a network semiconductor company acquired by Alliance Semiconductor, and Sand Microelectronics, which was acquired by Phoenix Technologies and later spun off via IPO under the name inSilicon. inSilicon was later acquired by Synopsys and now drives a significant portion of Synopsys’ IP revenue. He also founded Silicon Platforms, which was acquired by S3.

Ajit has also held senior engineering and management positions at Western Digital and Intel. He is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs Group (TiE), where he is actively involved in mentoring entrepreneurs. He holds a BSEE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a MSCS from University of Kansas, Lawrence.