Meet the Leadership Behind Prysm Systems

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Amit Jain

CEO & Founder

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ROGER HAJJAR, PHD

CTO & SVP, LPD BU

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JASBIR SINGH

CFO & SVP, FINANCE

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SREENI GARLAPATI

CIO & VP CUSTOMER SUCCESS AND SUPPORT

AMIT JAIN | PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER

Amit brings over 20 years of executive management, technology and entrepreneurial experience to the Prysm team. With a track record of growing successful tech-related businesses and a career that spans the data-storage, high-end optical telecommunication and low-cost datacom devices industries, Amit is well-versed in the integration of technologies and manufacturing processes.

Before founding Prysm, Amit was CEO of Bigbear Network and the co-founder and CEO of Versatile Optical Networks, which was acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. At Vitesse, Amit led the Optical Systems Division as Vice President and General Manager, until the division was acquired by Avanex Corporation.

Prior to Versatile, Amit held several management positions in startups and larger, more established companies, including Terastor, Optex Communications and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Amit holds a BS in Physics, a BSEE, an MSEE and an MBA.

ROGER HAJJAR | CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LPD BUSINESS UNIT

Since 2005, Dr. Hajjar has co-founded Prysm, offering the “Visual Workplace”, a complete end to end solution enabling effective communication and collaboration using novel displays and application software.  Dr Hajjar pioneered the Laser Phosphor Displays (LPD) technology allowing a seamless large interactive display surface to be deployed effectively into the workplace. The displays are large format, seamless touch displays with unique interactive SW to allow triple functionality namely interactive cloud-based presentations, conference video, and live annotations.  

Dr. Hajjar has registered more than 100 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a long history of success in taking technologies from inception to high-volume manufacturing.

Prior to Prysm, Dr. Hajjar served as GM of Transmission Subsystems with Avanex (now Lumentum) and Vice President of Technology with Vitesse (now Microsemi). Dr. Hajjar was founder of Versatile Optical Networks prior to its acquisition by Vitesse, and later, by Avanex. Dr. Hajjar held management positions with the Eastman Kodak Company. He also held research positions at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center.

He was recently honored with the prestigious 2016 Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award.

Dr. Hajjar holds a PhD and MS in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, from where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

JASBIR SINGH | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Jasbir Singh has served as CFO and Vice President of Finance for Prysm since the company was founded in 2005.

Prior to Prysm, Jasbir served as CFO/Vice President of Finance for numerous Silicon Valley startups, including Equator Technologies (acquired by PixelWorks in 2005) and Versatile Optical Networks (acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor in 2001). He also helped spin off the digital-imaging division of Conexant Systems in 2002, served as the Vice President of Finance for the newly formed entity, and ultimately sold the business to ESS Technology in 2003. Jasbir began his career at KPMG.

He holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

SREENI GARLAPATI | CIO & VP CUSTOMER SUCCESS AND SUPPORT

In this role as CIO, Sreeni is responsible for the IT strategy, operations, management of the IT organization, and the security of data for Prysm customers worldwide.

Sreeni is also responsible for leading the company’s Global Customer Success and Technical Support teams, providing end-to-end support experience and focusing on driving customer outcomes from Prysm’s solutions.

Prior to Prysm, Sreeni served as VP IT at Fortinet, VP and CIO at Meru Networks, and Sr. Director for Enterprise Systems and Business Operations at Juniper Networks. He brings 20 years of high-tech industry experience in enterprise technology management, operations, and customer service management.

Sreeni holds B.Tech in Computer engineering from NMAM Institute of technology, India, and an MS in Computer science from NYIT.

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Amit Jain

CEO & Founder

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ROGER HAJJAR, PHD

CTO & SVP, LPD BU

AMIT JAIN | PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER

Amit brings over 20 years of executive management, technology and entrepreneurial experience to the Prysm team. With a track record of growing successful tech-related businesses and a career that spans the data-storage, high-end optical telecommunication and low-cost datacom devices industries, Amit is well-versed in the integration of technologies and manufacturing processes.

Before founding Prysm, Amit was CEO of Bigbear Network and the co-founder and CEO of Versatile Optical Networks, which was acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. At Vitesse, Amit led the Optical Systems Division as Vice President and General Manager, until the division was acquired by Avanex Corporation.

Prior to Versatile, Amit held several management positions in startups and larger, more established companies, including Terastor, Optex Communications and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Amit holds a BS in Physics, a BSEE, an MSEE and an MBA.

ROGER HAJJAR | CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LPD BUSINESS UNIT

Since 2005, Dr. Hajjar has co-founded Prysm, offering the “Visual Workplace”, a complete end to end solution enabling effective communication and collaboration using novel displays and application software.  Dr Hajjar pioneered the Laser Phosphor Displays (LPD) technology allowing a seamless large interactive display surface to be deployed effectively into the workplace. The displays are large format, seamless touch displays with unique interactive SW to allow triple functionality namely interactive cloud-based presentations, conference video, and live annotations.  

Dr. Hajjar has registered more than 100 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a long history of success in taking technologies from inception to high-volume manufacturing.

Prior to Prysm, Dr. Hajjar served as GM of Transmission Subsystems with Avanex (now Lumentum) and Vice President of Technology with Vitesse (now Microsemi). Dr. Hajjar was founder of Versatile Optical Networks prior to its acquisition by Vitesse, and later, by Avanex. Dr. Hajjar held management positions with the Eastman Kodak Company. He also held research positions at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center.

He was recently honored with the prestigious 2016 Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award.

Dr. Hajjar holds a PhD and MS in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, from where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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JASBIR SINGH

CFO & SVP, FINANCE

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SREENI GARLAPATI

CIO & VP CUSTOMER SUCCESS AND SUPPORT

JASBIR SINGH | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Jasbir Singh has served as CFO and Vice President of Finance for Prysm since the company was founded in 2005.

Prior to Prysm, Jasbir served as CFO/Vice President of Finance for numerous Silicon Valley startups, including Equator Technologies (acquired by PixelWorks in 2005) and Versatile Optical Networks (acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor in 2001). He also helped spin off the digital-imaging division of Conexant Systems in 2002, served as the Vice President of Finance for the newly formed entity, and ultimately sold the business to ESS Technology in 2003. Jasbir began his career at KPMG.

He holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

SREENI GARLAPATI | CIO & VP CUSTOMER SUCCESS AND SUPPORT

In this role as CIO, Sreeni is responsible for the IT strategy, operations, management of the IT organization, and the security of data for Prysm customers worldwide.

Sreeni is also responsible for leading the company’s Global Customer Success and Technical Support teams, providing end-to-end support experience and focusing on driving customer outcomes from Prysm’s solutions.

Prior to Prysm, Sreeni served as VP IT at Fortinet, VP and CIO at Meru Networks, and Sr. Director for Enterprise Systems and Business Operations at Juniper Networks. He brings 20 years of high-tech industry experience in enterprise technology management, operations, and customer service management.

Sreeni holds B.Tech in Computer engineering from NMAM Institute of technology, India, and an MS in Computer science from NYIT.

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Amit Jain

CEO & Founder

AMIT JAIN | PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND FOUNDER

Amit brings over 20 years of executive management, technology and entrepreneurial experience to the Prysm team. With a track record of growing successful tech-related businesses and a career that spans the data-storage, high-end optical telecommunication and low-cost datacom devices industries, Amit is well-versed in the integration of technologies and manufacturing processes.

Before founding Prysm, Amit was CEO of Bigbear Network and the co-founder and CEO of Versatile Optical Networks, which was acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. At Vitesse, Amit led the Optical Systems Division as Vice President and General Manager, until the division was acquired by Avanex Corporation.

Prior to Versatile, Amit held several management positions in startups and larger, more established companies, including Terastor, Optex Communications and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Amit holds a BS in Physics, a BSEE, an MSEE and an MBA.

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ROGER HAJJAR, PHD

CTO & SVP, LPD BU

ROGER HAJJAR | CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LPD BUSINESS UNIT

Since 2005, Dr. Hajjar has co-founded Prysm, offering the “Visual Workplace”, a complete end to end solution enabling effective communication and collaboration using novel displays and application software.  Dr Hajjar pioneered the Laser Phosphor Displays (LPD) technology allowing a seamless large interactive display surface to be deployed effectively into the workplace. The displays are large format, seamless touch displays with unique interactive SW to allow triple functionality namely interactive cloud-based presentations, conference video, and live annotations.  

Dr. Hajjar has registered more than 100 U.S. and worldwide patents and has a long history of success in taking technologies from inception to high-volume manufacturing.

Prior to Prysm, Dr. Hajjar served as GM of Transmission Subsystems with Avanex (now Lumentum) and Vice President of Technology with Vitesse (now Microsemi). Dr. Hajjar was founder of Versatile Optical Networks prior to its acquisition by Vitesse, and later, by Avanex. Dr. Hajjar held management positions with the Eastman Kodak Company. He also held research positions at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona and IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center.

He was recently honored with the prestigious 2016 Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award.

Dr. Hajjar holds a PhD and MS in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, as well as a BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University, from where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

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JASBIR SINGH

CFO & SVP, FINANCE

JASBIR SINGH | CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Jasbir Singh has served as CFO and Vice President of Finance for Prysm since the company was founded in 2005.

Prior to Prysm, Jasbir served as CFO/Vice President of Finance for numerous Silicon Valley startups, including Equator Technologies (acquired by PixelWorks in 2005) and Versatile Optical Networks (acquired by Vitesse Semiconductor in 2001). He also helped spin off the digital-imaging division of Conexant Systems in 2002, served as the Vice President of Finance for the newly formed entity, and ultimately sold the business to ESS Technology in 2003. Jasbir began his career at KPMG.

He holds a BBA and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

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SREENI GARLAPATI

CIO & VP CUSTOMER SUCCESS AND SUPPORT

SREENI GARLAPATI | CIO & VP CUSTOMER SUCCESS AND SUPPORT

In this role as CIO, Sreeni is responsible for the IT strategy, operations, management of the IT organization, and the security of data for Prysm customers worldwide.

Sreeni is also responsible for leading the company’s Global Customer Success and Technical Support teams, providing end-to-end support experience and focusing on driving customer outcomes from Prysm’s solutions.

Prior to Prysm, Sreeni served as VP IT at Fortinet, VP and CIO at Meru Networks, and Sr. Director for Enterprise Systems and Business Operations at Juniper Networks. He brings 20 years of high-tech industry experience in enterprise technology management, operations, and customer service management.

Sreeni holds B.Tech in Computer engineering from NMAM Institute of technology, India, and an MS in Computer science from NYIT.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

In addition to Amit Jain, our President, CEO and Founder, we are privileged to have the following professionals serve on our board of directors.

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YATIN MUNDKUR

PARTNER, ARTIMAN VENTURES

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JOHN COELHO

PARTNER, STEPSTONE GROUP

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BRIAN BORTON

PRINCIPAL, STEPSTONE GROUP

YATIN MUNDKUR | PARTNER, ARTIMAN VENTURES

Yatin Mundkur focuses on early-stage Technology and Medtech investments. As a Partner of Artiman Ventures, he is currently on the boards of Cellworks, InfiniteZ, Pricelock, Prysm, Virident Systems and XTRM.

Before joining Artiman Ventures in 2004 as a Partner, Yatin was Managing Director at TeleSoft Partners, where he led investments in over twenty companies, in the early stage semiconductor and software sectors. Prior to joining TeleSoft Partners, Yatin founded and served as President of Equator Technologies, a developer of Programmable MediaProcessors. His prior experience also includes Vice President/Group Manager at Conexant, and Chief Architect/Design Manager at Sun Microsystems, Ross Technology and Cypress Semiconductor.

Yatin has over 17 years of overall experience working with technology companies in venture capital. He also holds ten patents in areas of computer architectures, digital consumer electronics, semiconductor design, and software.

Yatin holds a B.S.E.E. from MSU of Baroda, India, and a M.S.E.E. from the University of Texas at Austin.

JOHN COELHO | PARTNER, STEPSTONE GROUP

John is a partner based in StepStone’s La Jolla, CA office and has led the firm’s venture capital and growth equity practice since the firm’s inception in 2007. Prior to joining StepStone in 2007, John was an Assistant Vice President at ATEL Capital Group, a venture debt and asset-based lender, and was a member of the Technology Investment Banking team at Piper Jaffray.  He began his career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. John received his BS and MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

BRIAN BORTON | PRINCIPAL, STEPSTONE GROUP

Brian is a member of StepStone’s private equity team, focusing on venture capital and growth equity investments. Prior to joining StepStone in 2012, Brian was an investment banking associate at Focus Strategies, where he advised middle market clients on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, private placements, and corporate strategy. Before that he was a member of the equity research associate program at Brandes Investment Partners, a leading investment advisory firm managing global equity portfolios for institutional and high net worth clients. Brian graduated with a BBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA charterholder.

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YATIN MUNDKUR

PARTNER, ARTIMAN VENTURES

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JOHN COELHO

PARTNER, STEPSTONE GROUP

YATIN MUNDKUR | PARTNER, ARTIMAN VENTURES

Yatin Mundkur focuses on early-stage Technology and Medtech investments. As a Partner of Artiman Ventures, he is currently on the boards of Cellworks, InfiniteZ, Pricelock, Prysm, Virident Systems and XTRM.

Before joining Artiman Ventures in 2004 as a Partner, Yatin was Managing Director at TeleSoft Partners, where he led investments in over twenty companies, in the early stage semiconductor and software sectors. Prior to joining TeleSoft Partners, Yatin founded and served as President of Equator Technologies, a developer of Programmable MediaProcessors. His prior experience also includes Vice President/Group Manager at Conexant, and Chief Architect/Design Manager at Sun Microsystems, Ross Technology and Cypress Semiconductor.

Yatin has over 17 years of overall experience working with technology companies in venture capital. He also holds ten patents in areas of computer architectures, digital consumer electronics, semiconductor design, and software.

Yatin holds a B.S.E.E. from MSU of Baroda, India, and a M.S.E.E. from the University of Texas at Austin.

JOHN COELHO | PARTNER, STEPSTONE GROUP

John is a partner based in StepStone’s La Jolla, CA office and has led the firm’s venture capital and growth equity practice since the firm’s inception in 2007. Prior to joining StepStone in 2007, John was an Assistant Vice President at ATEL Capital Group, a venture debt and asset-based lender, and was a member of the Technology Investment Banking team at Piper Jaffray.  He began his career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. John received his BS and MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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BRIAN BORTON

PRINCIPAL, STEPSTONE GROUP

BRIAN BORTON | PRINCIPAL, STEPSTONE GROUP

Brian is a member of StepStone’s private equity team, focusing on venture capital and growth equity investments. Prior to joining StepStone in 2012, Brian was an investment banking associate at Focus Strategies, where he advised middle market clients on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, private placements, and corporate strategy. Before that he was a member of the equity research associate program at Brandes Investment Partners, a leading investment advisory firm managing global equity portfolios for institutional and high net worth clients. Brian graduated with a BBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA charterholder.

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YATIN MUNDKUR

PARTNER, ARTIMAN VENTURES

YATIN MUNDKUR | PARTNER, ARTIMAN VENTURES

Yatin Mundkur focuses on early-stage Technology and Medtech investments. As a Partner of Artiman Ventures, he is currently on the boards of Cellworks, InfiniteZ, Pricelock, Prysm, Virident Systems and XTRM.

Before joining Artiman Ventures in 2004 as a Partner, Yatin was Managing Director at TeleSoft Partners, where he led investments in over twenty companies, in the early stage semiconductor and software sectors. Prior to joining TeleSoft Partners, Yatin founded and served as President of Equator Technologies, a developer of Programmable MediaProcessors. His prior experience also includes Vice President/Group Manager at Conexant, and Chief Architect/Design Manager at Sun Microsystems, Ross Technology and Cypress Semiconductor.

Yatin has over 17 years of overall experience working with technology companies in venture capital. He also holds ten patents in areas of computer architectures, digital consumer electronics, semiconductor design, and software.

Yatin holds a B.S.E.E. from MSU of Baroda, India, and a M.S.E.E. from the University of Texas at Austin.

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JOHN COELHO

PARTNER, STEPSTONE GROUP

JOHN COELHO | PARTNER, STEPSTONE GROUP

John is a partner based in StepStone’s La Jolla, CA office and has led the firm’s venture capital and growth equity practice since the firm’s inception in 2007. Prior to joining StepStone in 2007, John was an Assistant Vice President at ATEL Capital Group, a venture debt and asset-based lender, and was a member of the Technology Investment Banking team at Piper Jaffray.  He began his career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. John received his BS and MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

 

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BRIAN BORTON

PRINCIPAL, STEPSTONE GROUP

BRIAN BORTON | PRINCIPAL, STEPSTONE GROUP

Brian is a member of StepStone’s private equity team, focusing on venture capital and growth equity investments. Prior to joining StepStone in 2012, Brian was an investment banking associate at Focus Strategies, where he advised middle market clients on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, private placements, and corporate strategy. Before that he was a member of the equity research associate program at Brandes Investment Partners, a leading investment advisory firm managing global equity portfolios for institutional and high net worth clients. Brian graduated with a BBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and is a CFA charterholder.