Ravi Ganesan is currently the Founder of Maya.Ninja LLC which is a platform for the commercialization of his inventions. The projects include SafeMashups (focussed on blinded identity federations and application level SSL), 3pTALK (focussed on privacy enhanced geolocation), Identity.Ninja (focussed on next generation identity proofing technology) and Vidyat (focussed on a new approach to sharing multimedia content). Before founding Maya.Ninja Ravi had 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 also spent a year as Research Professor at the Institute for CyberSecurity, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and served as an Operating Partner at at The Comvest Group where he co-led four investments, three of which have already had successful exits.
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 sixty issued and about twenty pending patents) and an unsuccessful musician (with over fifty songs, none of which have received any airtime).