Irvine, Calif. – Nov. 13, 2018 – Ephesoft, Inc., an industry leader in enterprise content capture and data discovery solutions, today announced that it has appointed enterprise software leader, Ajay Patel, to its Board of Directors. Patel joins the five-member Board, which guides Ephesoft toward its goal of expanding reach in the enterprise capture market by offering its cutting-edge, patented supervised machine learning solutions to customers and partners seeking to incorporate cloud-based solutions into their business processes.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ajay Patel to the Ephesoft Board of Directors, especially as we gear up for another year of product innovation, market expansion and financial growth,” said Ike Kavas, founder and CEO of Ephesoft. “Ajay’s experience leading some of the world’s most successful and renowned cloud providers will be invaluable as we seek to launch new cloud solutions in the coming months and years. Although Ephesoft has already built a robust network of strategic partners globally, Ajay is uniquely qualified to help us provide even greater value to our existing partners as well as expand and strengthen our ecosystem.
Named one of CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should 2018”, Patel brings a wealth of enterprise software management experience to Ephesoft’s Board of Directors. Since 2013, Patel has served as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of VMware’s Cloud Provider Software Business Unit, managing the VMware Cloud Provider Program — one of the largest and most active communities for cloud and managed services providers with more than 4,200 partners in over 120 countries. Patel also oversees VMware’s cloud provider product development, go-to-market strategy, sales and strategic cloud partnerships. With Ephesoft, he will offer counsel on similar partner programs, especially as they pertain to cloud-centric products and managed services solutions.
“It is an honor to join an organization like Ephesoft’s, which has already built a great reputation both in Southern California and across the globe, helping enterprises discover the valuable data hidden throughout their organization,” said Patel. “The Ephesoft team is passionate about building a business that solves pain points for a wide array of customers and partners. As Ephesoft continues to evolve its services for the cloud, I look forward to advising the product development teams in the US and abroad to enable them to market with forward-thinking software and services in the enterprise capture sector.”
Prior to VMware, Patel served as vice president of Fusion Middleware at Oracle, where he led Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation. He also spearheaded a number of core products, including Oracle Exalogic and their industry-leading Java EE Application Server, Oracle WebLogic. The business unit saw enormous growth under Patel’s purview, increasing by more than a $1 billion during his tenure. Patel also served as senior vice president of Sonoa Systems (now Apigee) before it was acquired by Google in 2016 in a $625 million deal. Additionally, he has worked in a consulting capacity with such multinational corporations as AT&T and Price Waterhouse Coopers. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, Patel earned two bachelor of science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.