Innovative Business + Expert Organization

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, ShieldX is funded and founded by a consortium of veteran investors, serial entrepreneurs, and colleagues from well-known security companies.


We’ve succeeded in our shared vision and mission to build a platform that ends unacceptable trade-offs and redefines security. And we’ve done it through expert execution and by following three primary guidelines.

First, to truly deliver a quantum leap in innovation, a company must first embrace it. From inception, we’ve run our business and built our product using the same emerging technologies and cloud principles, models and tools as our customers.

Second, to create the best technology and customer experience, our diverse human capital is our most important asset. Each member of our team, like each of our platform’s microservices, is selectively recruited to serve a vital leadership role aligned with their extensive and unique expertise.

Finally, like our product, the whole of our business including our team, its vision and culture, should be greater than the sum of its parts.


ShieldX works with many technology and business partners. If you are interested in learning more about our Partnerships, or would like to become a Partner, please contact us.


Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja
Founder and CEO

Ratinder leads ShieldX and its mission as its central pivot point, drawing from a career as a successful serial entrepreneur and corporate leader, bringing with him his unique blend of business acumen, industry network and deep technical knowledge.

His previous three founded startups, Internet Junction, Webstacks and Reconnex were acquired by Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks and McAfee, respectively, where he subsequently served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of the Mobile and Network Security Business Units. His knowledge of innovation and emerging trends in networking, network security and data loss prevention are derived from years of industry experience. Dr. Ahuja holds a BS in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from Thapar University, in India and a Masters and Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University. Dr. Ahuja has been granted 37 patents for security-based technologies, and has presented in many public forums including the Content Protection Summit, IC3, IEEE Computer Society, McAfee FOCUS and the Cloud Expo.

Beyond his passion for technology and building new and exciting companies, Ratinder is a car enthusiast and a TaeKwonDo Master, with a 6th Degree Black Belt, practicing QiGong and weight training.

Harjinder (Harry) Singh
Founder and President

At ShieldX, Harry establishes and cultivates relationships with strategic investors, partners, and customers, creating the foundation necessary for the growth, financing and development of the company and its product’s market. He also oversees strategic customer engagements to ensure adoption and an excellent customer experience. He leads the early adoption program as well as the go-to-market & customer development aspects of the company. Harry brings an extensive network, a rich knowledge, and 23+ years of industry experience as a successful business leader to his role at ShieldX.

Harry started his career at IBM San Jose in 1992 & left shortly to start his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 23. He brings a strong entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation for service-oriented organizations not only as a career tech investor, but also as a founder of startups including Mobile Real Inc. and SVS, a privately held enterprise software services firm, where he led and provided strategic guidance for practices including IBM Global and SAP services. Harry operates as a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE), Silicon Valley Chapter.

With senses finely attuned to strategic opportunity, the art of negotiation and entrepreneurial development, his philosophy is often heard in his words, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” Harry has a deep passion & love for start-up projects & business ventures. He is a world traveler who enjoys music, reading & spending time with his 3 kids.

Manuel Nedbal
Founder and CTO & SVP

Manuel serves as the engineering and architectural lead for the development of the ShieldX platform, and as its overall technical visionary. In his spare time, he leads the engineering organization, trailblazing inventive new approaches to its structure and processes.

Manuel brings a rich background in the security industry and a thorough understanding of the challenges facing CSOs. Throughout his career, Manuel has worked with market leaders including Network Associates, McAfee and Intel Corporation. He served as a founding member of the McAfee Principal Architects Forum, and as the Principal Architect for McAfee’s Network Security Platform, inventing core technologies of the first 10 Gbps deep packet inspection appliance in the industry. He was recruited to lead as CTO of the Software Defined Datacenter Security group, serving as a corporate liaison, defining the corporate vision, and building an engineering organization that introduced Intel’s Open Security Controller to the general market.

In collaboration with other great minds, Manuel also holds over 10 patents, has authored technical papers and has served as a guest lecturer and speaker at events such as Intel IDF and VMworld. He studied at Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, where he received a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.

Manuel is an avid technologist at work and at play, where he enjoys sharing science, invention and bicycling with his family.

Lovely Kaur
VP of HR & Business Operations

Lovely leads the charge of creating and maintaining a robust, productive, and talented organization while also implementing world class business processes within an exceptionally agile and diverse company.

As an experienced entrepreneur and leader in start-up and pre-IPO companies, she is ideally suited to position ShieldX for success. She began her journey into the security industry as the first Director of HR at FireEye Inc., She joined in early 2007 as employee #20. Through her efforts to lead the HR team in talent acquisition and retention, Lovely helped build a strong runway for FireEye to successfully IPO in late 2013. Lovely possesses a Bachelor of Science Degree from San Jose State University in Hospitality & Business Management.

Her dynamic and fearless career began at the early age of 14 as a TV host in India, inspiring young children to realize and achieve their dreams. Upon moving to the U.S, she successfully owned and operated multiple restaurants, encompassing roles from sales and marketing to supply chain management and accounting. She started another business as an HR consultant to multiple start-ups and helped them successfully transform into impactful companies.

In addition to her interest in entrepreneurialism, people, processes, and organizational development, Lovely is a committed philanthropist who cares deeply about girls’ education in the developing world as well as equality & empowerment for women.

John Parker
Vice President

John deftly combines his extensive knowledge of network security, product management science and global sales experience with real-world security customers to direct ShieldX to deliver a product that responds to market opportunity and meets customer needs in a configuration they want and can use.

With over 25 years of experience in sales and leading product management teams, his travels have taken him across 54 countries and multiple companies, including both startups and large corporations, ranging from Cylink, Top Layer and Intruvert to McAfee/Intel Security upon Intruvert’s acquisition. During his time at McAfee, John spent eight years in the sales organization based out of the U.K. selling network security to enterprise customers throughout EMEA, and then returned to the corporate headquarters in the U.S. to lead product management for the industry’s leading Intrusion Prevention System, the McAfee Network Security Platform, and its revenue stream of over $250 million.

With a deep appreciation of the experience of international travel, one of his top interests is having the opportunity to sample a rich diversity of local cuisines.

Bret Brasso
Senior Vice President
Worldwide Sales

As Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales, Bret Brasso leads go-to-market strategy for all things related to unlocking customer value. Bret is responsible for sales, channel and, most importantly, customer success.

His organization is unwavering in their dedication to deliver mind staggeringly, innovative solutions that help customers secure their highly virtualized data centers and complex Cloud environments in ways never imagined. Bret and his team engage with customers to help them realize unprecedented efficiencies, cost savings, and resiliency through automated security and micro-segmentation.

Prior to this role, Bret was VP of Global Government Sales at FireEye where he successfully led his business unit, and helped grow the company from $80M to $800M, and contributed to a spectacular IPO.

Additionally, Bret has held a variety of leadership and senior roles at McAfee (acquired by Intel), IBM, and Quest Communications where he had an outstanding track record of building and leading high-performance teams, establishing a winning culture and creating wildly successful market opportunities.

Bret holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. A native San Franciscan, Bret has a maniacal passion for Bay Area sports, health, fine food, and travel with his family which includes his soulmate, and three beautiful fairy tale princesses.



Dr. Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja

Founder & CEO, ShieldX


Ratinder leads ShieldX and its mission as its central pivot point. His previous three founded startups, Internet Junction, Webstacks and Reconnex were acquired by Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks and McAfee, respectively. + READ FULL BIO


Harjinder “Harry” Singh

Founder & President, ShieldX


At ShieldX, Harry builds the company’s business foundation and strategic customer engagements. Harry began his career at IBM in 1992, and his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 23. + READ FULL BIO


Enrique Salem

Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures


Enrique joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2014, where he focuses on infrastructure software and services. Previously, he was CEO of Symantec, the global leader in cybersecurity. + READ FULL BIO


Jason Martin

Executive Vice President of Global Engineering and Security Products, FireEye


At FireEye, Jason oversees the teams responsible for developing FireEye cloud, network and endpoint products and evolving the company’s technology platform. + READ FULL BIO


Matthew Gyde

Group Executive – Security, Dimension Data


Matthew was appointed Group Executive – Security in 2012. Prior to this, he was Group General Manager, Security Solutions for a year. Matthew joined Dimension Data in 2005 as Security Manager for Dimension Data in Asia. He then became General Manager, Network Integration and Performance Optimisation.  + READ FULL BIO


Mike Fey

President and Chief Operating Officer, Symantec


Michael Fey joined Symantec as president and chief operating officer following the Symantec’s acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc. completed in August 2016. Fey previously served as the president and chief operating officer of Blue Coat starting in 2014, after following his role as chief technology officer of Intel Security and general manager of corporate products for McAfee. + READ FULL BIO


Theresia Gouw

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Aspect Ventures


Theresia co-founded Aspect Ventures, where she has led the firm’s early investments in Cato Networks, Exabeam, ForeScout, The Muse, Deserve, BirchBox, and BaubleBar. Prior to Aspect, Theresia was a Partner at Accel where she championed many successful companies through IPOs or acquisitions: Imperva (IMPV), Trulia (TRLA), LearnVest (Northwestern Mutual), Jasper Design (CDNS), Kosmix (WMT). Theresia has been named to Forbes’ Midas List six times, most recently in 2017. + READ FULL BIO


Ashar Aziz

CEO & Executive Chairman, SkyElectric


Ashar Aziz is the Founder, Executive Chairman & CEO of SkyElectric Inc. Previously, Ashar founded FireEye, Inc., (NASDAQ:FEYE), was its CEO until November 2012, and also served as its Board Vice Chairman, CFO and CTO. + READ FULL BIO


Jeff Williams

Operating Partner, Bain Capital Ventures


Jeff joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2016 where he focuses on infrastructure software and security. Most recently, Jeff has been closely involved with Attivo,, Clari, and several stealth startups, and previously served as the first sales leader and Senior Vice President, Sales at FireEye.+ READ FULL BIO


Lauren Kolodny

Partner, Aspect Ventures


At Aspect Ventures, Lauren has led or co-led Aspect’s investments in Chime, the Muse, SelfScore,, Hobnob, Troops, Gusto and TalkIQ, among others. Previously, Lauren worked in product marketing at Google. Lauren began her career in clean technology partnership development for the Clinton Foundation in India. She is a Brown University trustee emerita and a Forbes 30 Under 30 for Venture Capital recipient in 2016. + READ FULL BIO


Noah Carr

Principal, Bain Capital Ventures


Noah joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2013 and focuses on investment opportunities in infrastructure software. Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Noah was an analyst in the Technology Investment Banking group at Deutsche Bank, where he worked closely with the Eloqua, Bazaarvoice, and Tangoe management teams on their IPOs. + READ FULL BIO



ShieldX is a fast-growing, innovative startup in the multi-cloud security platform space and is looking for high-energy self-motivated pre-sales engineers in the Silicon Valley area. Qualified candidates must have 5+ yrs experience in software presales, a minimum of a Bachelors degree, and experience in cyber security and/or enterprise hybrid cloud disciplines.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Pre-Sales Solution Engineer (SE) is an integral part of the sales team supporting the presentation and demonstration of the ShieldX solution and ultimately responsible for securing the “technical win” through successful proof of value (PoV) engagement. The SE collaborates with our sales and partner ecosystem, engineering, and technical support resources to ensure proposed deals include technical solutions that accurately address customer needs, and are appropriately supported by key customer technical decision-makers.


  • Work closely with the sales team to identify and qualify business opportunities, identify key customer technical objections and develop the strategy to resolve technical blockers.
  • Work with customers to discover and gather technical and business requirements
  • Work closely with our product and engineering teams to prioritize and fulfill customer requirements
  • Provide compelling customer demos and proof of value engagements
  • Assist sales in technical components of proposals and RFP responses
  • Technical enablement for our partners and customers
  • Skill and confidence in leading discussions with both technical and executive level audiences
  • A strong self-starter attitude and determination to win
  • Solid teamwork skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel where and when needed within your territory, up to 50% on average

It Is Also a Real Plus If You Have:

  • Experience with network security technologies such as NGFW and IDS/IPS
  • Demonstrable experience with modern compute infrastructures such as VMware, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Openstack, etc.
  • Docker container and DevOps knowledge, API scripting, Python SDK would be a ++
  • Knowledge of compliance standards (e.g., PCI, FISMA, SOX, NERC)

San Jose, CA



  • BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of direct SE experience in network security and/or cloud architecture disciplines
  • Solid foundational knowledge of TCP/IP and network security concepts

Minimum 4+ years of experience

Software Engineering:

  • Extensive experience in modeling, designing, and implementing backend applications with core Java language is a must
  • Scripting knowledge using Bash, Maven, Python automation
  • Proven track record working on Automation Algorithms, Multithreading, Troubleshooting, fault-tolerance and performance
  • Open Source technologies and tools like JSON/Jackson, Hibernate, Guava, JUNIT, Kafka, Zookeeper, Databases (SQL, NoSQL), Jenkins, Jira, Confluence, VCS (GIT)
  • Architecture and design tools like UML is nice to have

Domain Knowledge:

  • Cloud Computing concepts in one or more clouds Vmware/AWS/Azure/Openstack. Usage of SDKs is great plus
  • Networking concepts, EMS and Security
  • Micro-Services distributed architecture is a plus

Soft Skills:

  • Proactive, detailed-oriented, curious aptitude
  • Innovative, efficient, multi-tasking, prioritization
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player

San Jose, CA




We are looking for a talented UI Developer to create amazing user experiences.  The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior UI skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into intuitive and functional user interfaces. This position will be 75% front and 25% backend; starting exclusively with front end initially.


  • UI design and development of new features
  • UI maintenance
  • Will be expected to do backend development in order to implement full stack of the feature


  • 3 years of experience in Javascript, HTML, HTML5
  • 2 years experience in javascript framework: google’s angularjs
  • 2 years experience in UI front end framework : bootstrap, ng-materials
  • 2 years experience in UI design using CSS

San Jose, CA




A platform engineer creates headless, reusable systems that others build apps on. There is more emphasis on systems programming, scalability and reliability, and API design; less emphasis on business logic, UI/UX design, and end-user features.


Design, develop, and implement LINUX based platforms for ShieldX’s security appliances for deployment in a virtualization environments.


  • Linux administration
  • Experience in deploying and automating tasks in LINUX
  • Experience in LINUX a variety of scripting languages (bash and python required)
  • Experience with make systems
  • Experience with Debian packaging
  • Experience in building self-administrating system
  • Experience with VMWare, and LINUX containers a plus
  • Experience with FIPS certification a plus
  • Knowledge of secure communications

San Jose, CA



  • 5+ years in LINUX development using LINUX, including platform/system engineering
  • Fluency in English