Sibros is an award winning connected vehicle software company located in the heart of Silicon Valley, guided by passionate leaders with deep automotive tech industry roots, and backed by renowned strategic investors.
Sibros is led by a multi-disciplinary team united by an unwavering commitment to 100% customer success and disruptive innovation.
Albert serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Sibros responsible for customer facing thought leadership, PR, communications, events and digital initiatives. Albert brings over 20 years experience from the enterprise technology arena, previously holding marketing leadership roles at IBM, KPIT and at various venture backed startups. Albert holds a Bachelors of Speech in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.
Annie Ng is VP of Program Management, responsible for customer success in the implementation of Sibros software and firmware products. Prior to Sibros, Annie was a key engineer at Lockheed Martin, working on the Orion Space Shuttle and responsible for the network stack that transferred imaging and video data from space to earth. Annie also served as Staff Technical Program Manager at Tesla, responsible for key projects such as high power superchargers and big battery deployments across the globe. Annie holds a Computer Science degree from UCLA and resides in the Bay Area with her family.
Ashu is Chief Revenue Officer for Sibros, responsible for driving customer-centric growth and increasing Sibros’ presence in both Silicon Valley and automotive strategic regions. Ashu brings over 20 years of business development expertise and has advised numerous enterprise customers in large scale technology investments in his previous roles held at leading consulting companies including Birlasoft, KPIT, Sparta and Fujitsu.
Candace Miller serves as VP of Field Marketing at Sibros, where she is responsible for overseeing all field marketing activities including strategic brand management, customer and partner initiatives, integrated campaigns, and global event management. Prior to Sibros, she led marketing and change management communications with key customers as well as the Global Events Team at Birlasoft. She has over 20 years of leading marketing initiatives in the high-tech industry and holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from University of Texas in Austin.
Chris Kettmann serves as Chief of Staff for Sibros, where he works in the Office of the CEO and is responsible for cross-departmental enablement to ensure all teams are properly aligned with company goals. Chris has a background in the family entertainment industry where he worked in franchise growth and operational excellence. He brings his multi-dimensional talent and 12+ years of operations experience to Sibros to help collaborate with the executive team members to determine and prioritize business strategies.
Debra Kurth is Chief Legal Officer for Sibros, responsible for developing and leading legal strategy to promote and protect company interests, as well as partnering with cross-functional stakeholders to execute key initiatives. She has over 20 years of combined law firm, in-house and professional services experience as a trusted advisor in the areas of commercial and corporate transactions, compliance, intellectual property, and employment matters. Debra holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Pennsylvania State University. She resides in Manhattan Beach with her husband and son.
Hemant Sikaria is CEO of Sibros responsible for overall strategy, people, stakeholder and customer outcomes. Before Sibros, Hemant was an early engineer at Tesla where he helped build its well known OTA and software management systems, later serving as technical lead for Tesla’s Body and Chassis Firmware division. After Tesla, Hemant co-founded Sibros with the mission to connect and manage all software and data between vehicles, networks and the cloud to help OEMs deliver new safety, security and feature upgrades, both remotely and at scale. Hemant earned his Bachelor and Master degrees with honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.
Kris Smeds is CTO at Sibros where he oversees firmware, engineering, and technology development for the company's Deep Connected Vehicle platform used by leading OEMs and mobility brands. Kristofer was an early firmware engineer at Tesla, before moving to Zoox, where he was the lead software developer for the vehicle gateway controller for autonomous controls, and later served as Senior Manager of Firmware. Kris earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechatronics from the University of British Colombia and resides in the Bay Area with his wife and son.
Mahesh Venugopala serves as Senior Director of Security at Sibros where he is repsonsible for stewarding cybersecurity practices, methods and frameworks across the company's suite of cloud-based and embedded software products. Prior to joining Sibros, Mahesh was responsible for security at Autonomic (a subsidiary of Ford), a SaaS data platform managing billions of connected vehicle signals and events per day. Mahesh has over 20 years of experirence across roles in product security, security architecture, cryptography, key management, encryption in transit and rest, cloud security, secure software development life cycle (SDLC), and secure DevOps.
Mayank Sikaria is President and Co-Founder at Sibros where he is responsible for overall product, business and customer strategy. Prior to co-founding Sibros, Mayank worked at Faraday Future where he incorporated state-of-the-art practices in the vehicle development and validation phases. Mayank holds three patents, as well as Functional Safety (ISO 26262) certification and a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Preet is VP of Firmware at Sibros, leading a team responsible for software abstractions, design patterns and overall software architecture of the Sibros Deep Connected Platform. Before Sibros, Preet was the core developer for the Tesla Energy Gateway where he helped establish a large part of the energy firmware team through talent acquisition and mentorship. He architected features such as firmware updates to hundreds of ECUs within 3 minutes and built high quality firmware that was backed by thousands of automated tests. Preet holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, where he has also serves as a lecturer of Embedded Systems courses.
Shelaindra serves as VP of Business Development, where he is responsible for building long-term relationships with our strategic global automotive customers. Prior to Sibros, Shelaindra served in various sales leadership roles at Cognizant, Birlasoft, and KPIT, driving customer-centric growth with innovative digital transformations. He is a customer-focused professional with 35+ years of management consulting experience in sales & business development, account management, and program management & delivery across multiple industries. He holds Mechanical Engineering and MBA degrees and resides in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife and son.
Shivalik serves as VP of Sales and Strategic Alliances with a focus on Asia Pacific and European markets. Prior to Sibros, Shivalik served as Executive Director and Board Member for MapmyIndia - a leading automotive navigation solution backed by Walmart, Qualcomm and Zenrin, where he helped scale the business partnering with major automotive clients including BMW, JLR, Mahindra, Hyundai, Tata and others.
Srida Joisa is CFO at Sibros Technologies, Inc. He was previously CFO, COO at Drishti Technologies, Inc. an AI / computer vision SaaS VC-funded growth company. He raised $40 million in a Series B equity financing in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic. He was previously Vice President at SMART Global Holdings, Inc. He acquired Penguin Computing for SMART in June 2018 expanding into AI and cloud computing systems and storage for commercial and federal enterprises. He was also the GM of a $150mm division at SMART that he grew to $250mm over a 5-year period. Previously he was at Columbia Investments where he invested in semiconductor, semi cap, commtech, hardware, software, internet and clean tech stocks. He was also in private equity executing LBOs at Francisco Partners in software/internet and hardware technology and at Goldman Sachs in technology investment banking doing corporate finance and M&A. Srida graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Finance) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Science).
Steve Schwinke is Vice President of Customer Engagement at Sibros, working closely with OEMs and Tier One suppliers to accelerate their connected vehicle solutions. Prior to joining Sibros, Steve spent 2 years at Tech Mahindra as Global Head of Connected Vehicles and 22 years as an Executive at General Motors/OnStar where he was an original member of the OnStar team, developing and launching numerous industry first connected vehicle products and services. Steve serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Telecommunications Industry Association, has been awarded 34 patents (for telecommunications, telematics and navigation) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science in Wireless Communication Systems from Santa Clara University.
Xiaojian serves as Chief Digital Officer, responsible for executing the vision and strategy around all Sibros’ cloud, software and infrastructure initiatives. Before Sibros, Xiaojian was Head of Product Engineering for autonomous delivery company Nuro. Prior to Nuro, he was the first container team engineer at Uber, eventually taking on the role of Engineering Manager, leading the team responsible for building Uber’s critical workload infrastructure.
Zach Streight is VP of Operations at Sibros. Zach has over 20 years of experience working with companies of all sizes, from the Fortune 500 to startups, both in the US and internationally, with roles in consulting, operations, sales, marketing, finance and leadership. Zach started his career with Deloitte consulting, and holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Information Systems from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Craig Carlson is currently CTO of Carbon responsible for the technology needs of the company as it scales and continues to introduce industry-leading software and hardware capabilities. Prior to Carbon, Craig served as VP of Software and Electrical Integration for Tesla, responsible for all low-voltage electronics and all software that powers the Model S – from battery and motor control firmware, to the hardware and software that run the Model S in-car displays, to the Tesla mobile apps and server-based systems that connect to Teslas on the road. Craig joined Tesla in 2007 to lead the firmware organization, beginning with delivery of the first Tesla Roadsters in 2008. Prior to Tesla, Craig spent 15 years at Intuit, joining when Intuit acquired his small startup to start and lead development of QuickBooks. Craig was VP of Software Development for QuickBooks and then started, built, and launched QuickBooks Online. Craig received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford.
Jay Vijayan is founder and CEO of Tekion Corp, a Silicon Valley unicorn software company delivering the world’s best cloud native business applications platform for the automotive retail industry. Jay brings proven experience in building highly scalable technology platforms and solutions that have helped transform, scale businesses and enable the highest level of operational efficiencies. Prior to Tekion, Jay was CIO of Tesla where he hired and led a global team that built and scaled Tesla's digital and information systems from ground-up, enabling and fueling the company's hyper-growth phase. Before Tesla, Jay led the Business Applications Development group for VMware during its significant accelerated growth phase and also led product development teams at Oracle for over 7 years.
Peter Savagian is CTO at Canoo, a publicly traded manufacturer of electric lifestyle, sport and working vehicles. Prior to Canoo, Peter served as SVP of Engineering for Ampaire, as well as SVP of Engineering at Faraday Future where he oversaw technical development of its FF91 Beta and Gamma-level vehicles. Before Faraday, Peter was Chief Engineer at GM responsible for Electrification Systems and Electric Drives product development. His work at GM brought electrification to GM automobiles and involved several innovations in architecture, hardware, software systems, new development systems and new integration methods. Notably, Peter's work resulted in the first modern Electric Vehicle - the GM EV1, the first Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle - the Chevrolet Volt, and several other pioneering HEVs, PHEVs, and EVs.