Board & Investors

AccelOps’ exceptional board of directors has a wealth of experience in growing start-ups and large organizations. Investors include esteemed venture capital firms Miramar Venture Partners, U.S. Venture Partners and ATA Ventures.

Dr. Partha Bhattacharya – Co-Founder, CTO and VP of Engineering, AccelOps

Dr. Partha Bhattacharya is co-founder, chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at AccelOps. He has more than 20 years of experience in networking, security, database, system architecture and software development. Before AccelOps, he founded Protego Networks, where as CTO he created the award-winning MARS security appliance product line. After Protego’s acquisition by Cisco Systems, he led the Cisco team that extended the product’s capabilities to satisfy a global market. Before Protego, Partha was architect and technical lead at Cisco in charge of implementing the company’s security management infrastructure in the PIX, IOS, firewall, VPN, router and IDS products.

Before Cisco, he was a research scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he directed numerous network QoS, security, system scheduling and parallel query designs. While at IBM, he designed the company’s implementation of the IETF Service Location Protocol and built the industry’s first IR wireless LAN access point with token ring.

Partha holds 15 patents and is the recipient of two IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards and a fellowship from the University of Maryland Systems Research Center. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland.