Anand Akela currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Acalvio Technologies. He is a successful marketing leader with extensive experience and an outstanding track record in GTM strategy, product messaging, product launches, sales enablement, and marketing campaigns.
Prior to joining Acalvio, he was the VP of Marketing at Nutanix leading their GTM and marketing campaigns strategy, product, and solution marketing. Earlier in his career, Anand led various product marketing teams at Tricentis, CA Technologies, AppDynamics, Oracle, and HP. He was a product manager and led software engineering teams at HP before transitioning to Product marketing.
He is a key product marketing influencer and was named a top 100 global marketer in 2021. Anand serves on the board of TiE Silicon Valley, a non-profit with the goal to foster entrepreneurship. He is active in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem including being an advisor to an early-stage venture fund Z21 Ventures and a screening committee team member of TiE Angles.
Anand has an MBA from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University.