##Shirish Phatak 
_Chairman & CEO_ Shirish Phatak is the Founder and CEO of Talon. Shirish has over 15 years of experience building scalable, high performance systems that solve mission critical information technology challenges. Shirish was also Chairman of the Board and Co-founder of Velocius Networks, a creator of network performance management solutions. He was instrumental in the technical direction, enterprise requirements, and vision leading to an acquisition by Akamai (AKAM) in 2013. Prior to Velocius, Shirish was a lead technologist in the advanced technology group at Bluecoat. He also co-founded Tacit Networks, a pioneer in Wide Area File Services (WAFS) solutions that was sold to Packeteer (PKTR). Packeteer was later sold to Bluecoat. Shirish earned an M.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and an M.Phil in Computer Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.