Cavirin Management Team

The Cavirin team is a diverse group of experienced technology and industry professionals, united in our mission to transform the way organizations manage IT risk and enabling them with insights to make the right decisions faster.

Dr. Rao Papolu CEO & Chairman
Dr. Rao Papolu became President and Chief Executive Officer of Cavirin Systems, Inc. in March 2016 and has been serving as Cavirin’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 2012. Dr. Rao led the acquisition of Cavirin in 2012 and guided its evolution from a network change and configuration technology that originated from Bell Labs and transformed into a leading security and compliance solution today. Dr. Rao proactively drives Cavirin’s vision, strategy, and operations as the cybersecurity landscape evolves with broadening threat landscape, dark data security risks, IoT, AI security, and predictive analytics to ensure Cavirin’s continued innovation and product development. Prior to Cavirin, in 2005, Dr. Rao launched SRA OSS, Inc. with a flagship product called Open Vision into a leading and widely adopted Open Source middleware application stack. Dr. Rao is still President of SRA OSS and has held prominent leadership positions as the Chief Operating Officer of SRA America, Inc.; Country Manager for EMRC Japan; and General Manager of Moldflow Japan taking the company through to an IPO and subsequently acquired by Autodesk. Dr. Rao’s technology and business experience spans 33 years across Asia and the United States. Dr. Rao was formerly on the Board of Proxim Wireless and currently on the Board of Directors of SRA, Inc., a publicly-traded company, as the only non-Japanese executive member in SRA’s 49-year history; Advisory Board Member to Solix Technologies; and Industry Advisory Board, Business department, in International Technological University. Dr Rao received his Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He has published 25 technical papers in various international journals and was a visiting scientist at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan.

Cavirin provides security management across physical, public, and hybrid clouds, supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, KVM, and Docker.