Ravi Ganesan is currently the Founder and CEO of 3pTALK which offers enterprise to consumer secure short messaging and multifactor authentication solutions. He has been an information technology entrepreneur and business executive with over twenty years of progressive leadership experience. He began his career in information technology at Verizon where he eventually served as Vice President of Distributed Operations leading a team of over five hundred IT professionals in managing complex mission critical systems. He then served as Vice Chair and Chief Technology Officer at CheckFree Corporation (sold to FiServ) where he was part of the leadership team that led the Company through a period of explosive, profitable, growth.
He then struck out as an entrepreneur and founded TriCipher (sold to VMWare) a start up in the security technology space. He raised three rounds of venture financing and led it as CEO until 2006, when the Company accomplished record revenues and was positioned as one of the leading providers of security technology to the financial services industry. He then founded Hawk and Seal, a next generation authentication company which was sold to Authentify. Ravi continues to be actively interested in the next generation of trust technologies for cloud computing and holds his intellectual property in these areas in SafeMashups Inc.
Ravi also spent a year as Research Professor at the Institute for CyberSecurity, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and has served as an Operating Partner at at The Comvest Group where he co-led three investments that had very successful exits, and one that is in progress.
Ravi holds a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a B.E. from Anna University. He is also a successful innovator (with over twenty issued and fifty pending patents) and an unsuccessful musician (with over fifty songs, none of which have received any airtime).