Sameer Ahirrao founder and CEO at Ardent Security

Sameer Ahirrao (CISA,CISSP,CCSP)

Founder and CEO

Sameer drives data centric privacy vision at Ardent and ensures product is aligned with business mission of customers to reduce enterprise risk. He is experienced security leader with two decades of experience in enterprise security and privacy. Prior to founding Ardent he led security engineering team at Lockheed Martin serving large government customers. In earlier career Sameer worked with Symantec both on product and consulting serving large enterprise customers and Deloitte with Enterprise risk services serving fortune 500 companies for regulatory audits and consulting. Sameer holds Bachelor of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology, University of Pune and holds various security accolades such as CISSP, CISA, CCSP. He serves as subject matter expert for ISC2 and frequent speaker at local and international security conferences.

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Harshad Joshi

Chief Product Architect

Harshad is responsible for product development at Ardent and ensures product solves privacy and security business problems for customers. He brings 15 years of product development and architecture experience building products for large enterprise customers. He is ethical hacker and reverse engineer and loves to be in incognito mode as far as possible. He holds Master of Business Administration from University of Pune and Bachelor of Commerce from Symbiosis college Pune.

Bill Anderson Advisor and Entrepreneur at Ardent Security

Bill Anderson

Advisor and Entrepreneur in Residence, bwtech@UMBC

Bill is an entrepreneur and security technology leader with experience founding, funding, and operating multiple startups. He held executive roles at 8 public and private technology companies, and worked in venture capital where he operated and exited a portfolio of managed security, quantum, and semiconductor design companies. He also served as Vice Chairman of Maryland TEDCO, a $110 million early stage investment company.

Dr. Yogesh Karpate director data science at Ardent Security

Dr. Yogesh Karpate

Director, Data Science

Yogesh is responsible for Data science vision at Ardent and ensures it is successfully applied to solve data privacy problems for customers. Yogesh holds a Ph.D. in machine learning and image analysis from INRIA France, Masters from IIT Bombay and undergraduate from Pune Institute of Computer Technology, University of Pune, India. His expertise includes Large Scale Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Statistics, and AI. He possesses decade of experience encompassing academic research, industry, product development and consulting and was a visiting student, Computational Radiology Lab, Harvard University.

Rahul Lahane director sales and marketing at Ardent Security

Rahul Lahane

Director, Sales & Marketing

Rahul started his career with Mastek Limited as a Management Trainee and has around 13+ years of cross-functional experience in sales and business management, pre-sales, P&L oversight, operations, and marketing involving both start-up and growth organizations in domestic and international markets. He is a solution-oriented person who likes to ‘see challenges as opportunities.’