The VANTOS team is comprised of seasoned executives who specialize in successfully launching new products in emerging markets at startups and enterprises alike.
- Thomas J. Spadafore - President & Chief Executive Officer
- Raju Dodhiawala - Vice President Products & Marketing
Thomas J. Spadafore
President & Chief Executive Officer
With over 20 years of experience leading and growing organizations to achieve their strategic objectives and revenue milestones, Thomas J. Spadafore has been instrumental in the successful incubation and growth of both startups and Fortune 1000 companies.
Most recently, Spadafore was responsible for global sales at Reconnex, where he accelerated sales from zero to $10 million within two years. Prior to Reconnex, he focused on technology leadership and channel development as Executive Vice President of GreenBorder Technology. As Executive Vice President, Spadafore was pivotal in leading Brightmail's worldwide sales, marketing and business operations to the next stage of growth - a $370 million acquisition by Symantec. In addition, he has held executive positions at Netopia, NETCOM Communications and Apple Computer.
Mr. Spadafore received his B.S. in Computer Science and his M.S. in Computer Technology and Education from Boise State University.
Vice President of Marketing
Specializing in enterprise software appliance marketing, product management, technology and services, Raju Dodhiawala offers a quarter of a century of technical marketing experience.
As the Vice President of Innovation and Engineering at Morse Best Innovation, Mr. Dodhiawala led the company's effort in technical marketing services and developed DemoMate, a software-plus-services solution for sales readiness. At Microsoft, he was the Chief Architect of the .Net Center of Excellence as well as the Program Co-Lead for the Net Effect program. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Dodhiawala served as Director of Engineering at Blue Coat, leading the Server Accelerator product effort, which remains a core component of the company's revenue mix. Additional roles include Director of Engineering at NUKO, Technical Scientist for Boeing Computer Services and software consultant for Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai, India.
Mr. Dodhiawala received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics Engineering from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India, and his M.S. in Computer & Systems Science from Louisiana State University.