Poseidon Design Systems
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The management team of Poseidon Design Systems brings together veterans of the EDA, semiconductor, system design, and software development communities. As well, Poseidon is privileged to have a Technical Advisory Board and a Business Advisory Board, both adding deep understanding and perspective to assist the company's development. Combining innovative technology, strong management, and Advisory Board insights positions Poseidon to excel among its peers.

Ravi Janak - Chief Executive Officer & President

Ravi Janak, co-founder of the company, has over 20 years of entrepreneurial, management consulting, and line management experience in IT and related industries. As Executive Vice President of a software development company based in Connecticut, he pioneered the establishment of an offshore development center in India and implemented projects for Fortune 500 customers. Ravi has been instrumental in bringing together an extremely talented and dedicated team to form Poseidon Design Systems. Ravi is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi, specializing in International Business and Marketing.


Brian Bailey - Chief Technologist

Prior to joining Poseidon, Mr. Bailey was an independent industry and management consultant, having worked with a number of startup companies to help them turn their conceptual ideas into practical realities. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technologist for functional verification at Mentor Graphics.

Brian Bailey is the Chairman of the Accellera Interfaces committee and a renowned industry veteran. He contributed to the introduction of RTL simulation, emulation, mixed abstraction simulation, hardware / software co-simulation and transaction level modeling. During 2005, he published two books on the subjects of design and verification and has published many papers and articles over the past several years. He is actively sought out to appear in panels and conferences. He has two patents to his name with others pending and is proclaimed to be one of the visionaries in the emerging ESL field. He graduated from Brunel University in England with a 1st class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Stephen Simon - Senior Director of Marketing & Business Development

Stephen Simon is a sales management professional with over 20 years experience in the high-technology marketplace. He has a successful record managing both direct and third party sales representatives and developing strategic partnerships. He has held senior management and engineering positions at LSI Logic, Quality Semiconductors, and AT&T Microelectronics. Stephen has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Duke University.


Suhas Hiwale - Co-Founder & Managing Director - Indian Subsidiary

Suhas Hiwale has over 13 years of project management and product delivery experience with management and technical expertise in embedded systems design and development. As the former head of a project team at Hewlett-Packard India, Suhas brings a unique blend of knowledge of core software technologies in an embedded systems environment as well as strong leadership skills. He has a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Sarang Shelke - Co-Founder & Director of Engineering

Sarang Shelke has in-depth experience in processor design and ASIC- and FPGA-based system design. At IBM's Microelectronics Division, Sarang was a specialist in serial bus architectures and custom DSP processors. Sarang did post-graduate work at the University of Westminster, London, specializing in DSP VLSIs, and also performed research in rapid prototyping for low-power DSP applications. Sarang has continuing research interest in the area of automatic generation of Hardware Description Languages (HDLs).