Amar Radhakrishnan Nair

AMAR RADHAKRISHNAN NAIR

Global Head Operations

Amar is a business and customer-centric technology management leader and strategist, with 20+ years of experience in leading, building, and transforming large cross-functional geographically distributed technology operations teams for leading financial institutions and technology companies with an ability, influence the mindset and culture, to keenly listen and address core issues, astute decision-making skills and the confidence to execute and deliver.

Amar started his career as a network engineer designing and deploying secure networks in the banking sector and has since played signifiant operations leadership roles in HSBC, GoldmanSachs, Fidelity, and Mastercard. He most recently ran global operations for Sungaard’s disaster recovery services. Amar is passionate about technology and operations, customer satisfaction, team building, strong collaboration and effective communication.

ANAS ALOUSI

ANAS ALOUSI

Chief Technology Officer

Anas has been a part UnitedLayer’s leadership team since April of 2018. He is an accomplished Information Technology Operations leader who invests in building high-performing, subject matter experts that deliver results to augment the services business. Anas is also responsible for developing and maintaining strategic vendor partnerships.

Anas has over 25+ years of industry experience, overseeing business and technical operations disciplines for Information Technology, Infrastructure, Data Center, Security, and Cloud Computing. He has held several other consulting and leadership roles at Novell, ONX, CentriLogic, and Bell Canada/Q9.

Anas is currently working as the Principal Architect and is leading the development of several cutting-edge products and technologies in the space of colocation, mutlicloud management, IaaS, and next-gen edge cloud at UnitedLayer.

AARON HUGHES

AARON HUGHES

Chief Network Architect

Aaron Hughes is a veteran technologist and entrepreneur who has served as our Chief Network Architect for more than 10 years. He also serves the Internet Engineering community in many elected and volunteer roles including serving as the current President of PeeringDB (3 years), current Chair of the Open-IX Board, former ARIN Board of Trustees (6 years), and PeeringDB Admin (10+ years). He also serves on several commercial advisory boards.

Prior to joining Terremark, Aaron led operations, sales engineering, and planning, and design as VP of Operations at YellowBrix – a content distribution company based on proprietary technology that uses Artificial Intelligence, linguistic pattern analysis, and entity identification to contextually analyze information and deliver it to clients. Aaron has also held network and system architecture roles at Certainty Solutions, Quest Technologies, RCN, UltraNet, and Channel 1 Communications.

BV JAGADEESH

BV JAGADEESH

Board Member

BV Jagadeesh is a Managing Partner at KAAJ Ventures. He has successfully invested and guided companies such as Nutanix (IPO), Yodlee (IPO), Arkin (acqd: VMWare), ElasticBox (acqd: CenturyLink), Net Magic Solutions (acqd: NTT), Ocarina Networks (acqd: Dell) and Ankeena (acqd: Juniper). Before founding KAAJ, BV Jagadeesh served as a founding investor and CEO of NetScaler. NetScaler pioneered the concept of Application Delivery and was successfully sold to Citrix for $325M and served as Group VP and GM for Citrix’s Application Networking division. Prior to NetScaler, he co-founded and served as CTO of Exodus communications in 1993 that developed the concept of Internet data centers. He was instrumental in the successful IPO of Exodus in 1998. Currently, Jagadeesh is an active investor and serves on the board of several Silicon Valley Startups. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Leavey School of Business, SCU. Jagadeesh is very actively involved with several nonprofits for the betterment of the world such as UVCE Foundation – providing scholarships to deserving students, One School At A Time – Constructs School buildings for the underprivileged, Akshaya Patra – providing mid-day meals to 1.6 million children every day.

ABHIJIT PHANSE

ABHIJIT PHANSE

UnitedLayer is a leading North American hybrid cloud solution provider offering colocation, private cloud hosting, managed cloud services, and multicloud management solutions. The company has its customers across 5+ continents. It is headquartered in San Francisco and has 20+ data centers globally with fully redundant infrastructure, high-performance, low latency, and connectivity to all major public clouds worldwide.
Abhijit Phanse CEO UnitedLayer

ABHIJIT PHANSE

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer Abhijit Phanse leads a group of companies; UnitedLayer, United Private Cloud, and UnityOneCloud. UnitedLayer is one of the leading colocation data center provider, whereas United Private Cloud delivers industry-leading high-performance software-defined private clouds, and UnityOneCloud offers DCIM and Multicloud management SaaS platform.

Abhijit has a strong vision and passion for entrepreneurship.

A technology veteran, Abhijit has over two decades of senior management, operating, and investing experience in technology businesses. He has led high-growth companies across diverse technology sectors.

Abhijit also serves as the Managing Partner of Accelon Capital, a private equity firm that invests in growth-stage companies.

Before leading UnitedLayer, Abhijit was the co-founder and CEO of Scintera (acquired by NYSE: INPHI and NASDAQ: MXIM), a leading provider of high-performance wireless base station chipsets.

Abhijit has led companies to profitability, with Scintera being one of them. He has a proven track record of successfully executing business plans in technology-intensive industries.

Abhijit also held global leadership roles at National Semiconductor before founding Scintera, where he led the development and commercialization of Ethernet networking products.

Abhijit has a B.Tech. Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, an MS in Management from Stanford Business School, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Combining these diverse experiences has given him an appreciation for the challenges and thrill of both entrepreneurship and large-scale projects.

Abhijit has authored numerous publications and has over 50 US patents.