Chief Executive Officer / Founder
Ranjith loves to build great products with long-lasting appeal. Let’s take, for example, Hightail. Ten years ago, he helped create a simple way to send large files that grew into a service used by 45 million people and 150,000 companies worldwide. Now, Ranjith has returned to the company he co-founded, to lead it into the future.
Most recently, he was CEO of consumer engagement platform PunchTab, another business he founded and built. He remains on the board of PunchTab.
Aside from starting Hightail and PunchTab, Ranjith has held marketing positions at Verisity Design and built sales engineering teams for an algorithms-to-silicon company, Celoxica. He was also a software systems engineer at open-source software distributor, Red Hat.
Ranjith has a bachelor of engineering in computer engineering from McGill University, is a charter member of the C100 (an organization supporting Canadian entrepreneurs) and is an active member of entrepreneur network TiE Silicon Valley.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike manages all marketing, lead generation and e-commerce activity at Hightail.
His background includes a variety roles from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies across both enterprise and consumer segments. Prior to Hightail, Mike founded an online gaming company called Spitball Entertainment and was VP of marketing and business development at hi5 (sold to Tagged), one of the world's largest social networking sites, where he helped launch the company's games portal, virtual currency, and original social game titles.
Previously, Mike was VP of marketing and interim CEO of Spoke, a social networking site for sales professionals. He co-founded Truviso (sold to Cisco), a real-time web analytics provider. He also was VP of product management and corporate marketing at Epiphany, a leading provider of marketing analytics and web personalization (sold to Infor), and an early employee of Octane Software prior to the company's acquisition by Epiphany. Earlier, Mike held communications, marketing and product management positions at 3Com and MCI, and was a press secretary in the U.S. Senate. He is also a board member and past president of the Palo Alto Community Fund.
Mike holds a BA from Northwestern University and MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.