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DAtAnchor was initially developed through a joint grant between The State of Ohio Development Services Agency and Ohio State University. The university was involved with the licensing and patenting of the technology that DAtAnchor has licensed, and through the license agreement, the university’s technology transfer arm, the Ohio State Innovation Foundation, obtained part ownership of the new company. The company has since gone on to raise venture funding to bring its patent pending technology to the commercial market.

Leadership

C. Emre Koksal, PhD, SM

CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

C. Emre Koksal, PhD, SM

CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

Massachusetts Institute of Technology EECS, Professor at Ohio State University

Prof. Emre Koksal got his PhD from MIT in 2003 in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and worked as a Professor of Computer Engineering at OSU. He is an expert in cybersecurity, wireless systems, and data science. He has published more than 100 articles in top journals and conferences and issued seven (7) patents, most of which are licensed by different companies. He got an NSF Career Award (2011), HP Labs Innovation Research Award (2011), and was the Honoree of the Inventor of the Year by Columbus Business First (2019).

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Eric Flecher

Head of Product

Eric Flecher

Head of Product

BA, MIS and Management Systems, Ohio University

Eric has a passion for working at the intersection of opportunity and technology. He has delivered software-based products for a wide range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprise.

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Keith Holley

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Keith Holley

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

BS Marketing, Miami University

Keith is a veteran business leader who is passionate about helping clients solve problems.  He has vast experiences in many functional aspects of organizations.  He’s worked with a wide range of clients from small businesses all the way up to the largest global financial institutions.  He’s held roles across sales and support, including national leadership roles in large enterprises and industries including financial services, legal, tax and accounting.

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Harihara Varma Indukuri

CTO and Co-Founder

Harihara Varma Indukuri

Chief Architect and Co-Founder

MS Ohio State University in ECE

Hari received his master’s degree from OSU in 2017 in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In the past, he worked as a Software Developer for IBM and Expedia. He has built products ranging across all layers of full stack, including mobile application development, all the way to kernel drivers development. He has a patent for his work on wireless systems at OSU and has another patent pending in the field of security.

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Sreeraj (Shree) Krishnan

Lead Developer

Sreeraj (Shree) Krishnan

Lead Developer

MS ECSE, Ohio State University

Sreeraj oversees our Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Security, and IT at DAtAnchor. Before joining Datanchor, Sreeraj co-founded two companies- Redrawlife and HimalayanBase, where he was responsible for technical infrastructure and data platform powering the chat platform. Prior to that, he worked as SDE for Amazon FBA team.

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Damodar (Dam) Yekkuluri

Lead Developer

Damodar (Dam) Yekkuluri

Lead Developer

MS ECSE, Ohio State University

Damodar oversees DAtAnchor's agent development and network protection. He is an experienced C/C++ developer with background of designing and developing solutions for enterprise and start-up companies. He is interested in solving any difficult problem involving complex data structures.

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Board Members

C. Emre Koksal, PhD, SM

CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

Michael Hughes

Board Member

Michael Hughes

Board Member

Chief Commercial & Revenue Officer at ChargePoint and former SVP of Worldwide Sales & Service at Barracuda Networks

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Bill Baumel

Board Member

Bill Baumel

Board Member

Managing Director, Ohio Innovation Fund

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