Ram is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in senior management and board roles in start-ups and high-growth companies. During these years he has been part of creating over $10 billion of market capitalization. Ram served as the President and CEO of Cast Iron Systems, a venture-funded start-up. During his tenure, the company grew to become the largest vendor of application integration technology in the cloud and was acquired by IBM. Prior to that, Ram was an Executive Vice President at PeopleSoft Inc., responsible for strategy, marketing, development, customer service, alliances and mergers and acquisitions. Under his leadership, PeopleSoft’s market capitalization grew from $3 billion to $10 billion. Prior to that, Ram was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at venture-funded WebMD Health Corp., where he helped the company grow from a start-up to a public company with a market cap of over $2 billion.
Previously, Ram served as director on the boards of various public and private companies, including Progress Software (PRGS), S1 Corporation (SONE, acquired by AIC), Platform Computing (acquired by IBM), Persistent Systems (IPO: PRST), Yodlee (IPO: YDLE), Plateau Systems (acquired by SAP), and Geek Net (IPO: GKNT).
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of a number of early- and growth-stage companies funded by Nexus. Ram holds several patents in the U.S. and was awarded the Smithsonian Computer World “Search for the Heroes” Award for the year 2000 for his work on a healthcare integration platform at WebMD. He holds an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a BS degree in Electronics Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India.