A Game Changing Approach

Founded in 2006, Guavus has always been at the forefront of big data analytics innovation. We fundamentally believe that in order for businesses to become truly data-driven enterprises there needs to be a new model for analyzing the massive petabytes of data that are being generated on networks and through sensors and devices. A new data fabric that correlates and analyzes the data as it hits the network. By enabling enterprises to analyze data the instant it’s captured, Guavus gives businesses the unique ability to be decisive in today’s data-driven world.

No more gathering then storing data prior to analyze, no more relying on incomplete reports, no more time spent waiting for a consultant’s opinion. The Guavus Reflex® operational intelligence platform enables a new generation of analytics applications that have data science built in – applications that enable enterprises to gain a competitive edge by helping them put all their data to work to uncover new insights and make better quality and timely decisions.

World-Class Leadership

  • Executive Team

Swati Choksi

Senior Vice President, Operations

Swati Choksi is head of operations for Guavus.  Swati brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in analytics, software engineering, operations and product management. During the last 10 years at Guavus, she has led business consulting, analytic services, and pre-sales engineering  helping to build the foundation for Guavus products.  Prior to Guavus, she was Vice President, Operations and Analytics Services at DecisionCraft Analytics.  Before joining DecisionCraft, Swati held key positions in product management and engineering at Oracle, Lockheed Martin and Ericsson.
Swati holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University and a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from San Jose State University.

Pirjo Tuomi

Senior Vice President, Cable & Wireline Sales

Pirjo is a 20-year sales veteran in the telecommunications and cable industry. At Guavus, she heads up the cable sales team, setting global cable sales strategies and leading accounts for operator customers around the world. Pirjo spent the last six years at Aurora Networks (now part of ARRIS), most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Sales where she nearly doubled global revenues to over $300M for the company’s advanced, next-generation optical transport and access systems through organic growth and acquisition.  Previously, she served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations at Vello Systems, a provider of optical transport and DWDM technologies to cable and telecom operators. Prior to Vello, Pirjo held management positions with BigBand Networks/ADC/Broadband Access Systems taking the company to an IPO and Nortel, ICL Data/Nokia Data. During her tenure at Finnish Telecom, now TeliaSonera, she helped establish one of the first router networks and commercial email systems in Finland and all of Europe. Pirjo holds a MBA from D’Amore-McKim School of Business and a Master in Computer Science and Mathematics from Helsinki University.

Dr. Roger Brooks

Chief Scientist

Dr. Roger Brooks is 20 year veteran in the software industry and a leading expert in information analytics based on large-scale machine learning and advancing the use of data mining to help businesses strengthen IT operations, engineer new products, optimize marketing and deliver real-time personalized content. Dr. Brooks has held various executive positions including an eight-year tenure at Hewlett-Packard, most recently as Chief Architect in the new HP Software. Prior to that he was Distinguished Technologist and Chief Scientist in HP’s Marketing Optimization business, where he was responsible for marketing analytics. He also served as CTO for Applications at HP Autonomy, driving innovations for next-generation products. Before joining HP, he co-founded and led start-ups in the information analytics and mobile data services spaces including the pioneering development of systems for multimedia networking and the delivery of video to cell phones. Dr. Brooks spent the first half of his career in academia as a theoretical particle physicist at Stanford University and M.I.T., where his last position was as Associate Professor of Physics. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from M.I.T. He holds numerous patents and is also a published author on analytics topics including text mining, behavioral analytics and multi-channel marketing optimization.

Louis-Philippe Benoit

Senior Vice President of Finance & Corporate Planning

Louis-Philippe (LP) is head of  financial operations and corporate planning for Guavus. LP brings more than 15 years of leadership, entrepreneurial skills and business strategy experience in both venture-backed private and public technology companies. He has held pivotal roles both for leadership teams and external stakeholders by overseeing capital-raising strategies and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to Guavus, LP was CFO and VP Corporate Development of Neuralitic, a mobile analytics company, where he was responsible for leading the company through various financing rounds and raising 30 million in venture capital. Guavus acquired Neuralitic in January 2013. LP was also Co-founder and CFO of Cilys, where he was instrumental in the successful sale of the company to Openwave Systems. He also co-founded Deuteron Acquisition, an RFID software vendor, and worked at Openwave Systems and Andersen Consulting respectively.

LP earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres.

Laurie Love

Senior Vice President, Channel Sales & Marketing

Laurie comes to Guavus with over twenty years in global sales and a proven ability to build sales organizations, channels and technology alliances.   She brings extensive experience in Service Provider, Enterprise and Government markets and is responsible for global channel sales, technology alliances and marketing at Guavus.  Laurie joins Guavus from Contextream (acquired by HP) where she was Vice President of Strategic Accounts & Channels.   Prior to this, Laurie led Service Provider Channels at Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle), was a VP at Camiant (acquired by Tekelec), and VP of Sales at both Avaya and Lucent Technologies where she spent 9 years.   Prior to her years abroad with Lucent, Laurie held key domestic and international sales and marketing roles at Wellfleet  (merged to form Bay Networks) and SynOptics having started her career with General Electric.

Laurie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Cornell University and attended The George Washington University for a Masters in Telecommunications.  

Liberty Global Ventures

Ben Parker

Chief Strategy Officer

Ben Parker is responsible for Guavus' strategy & expansion into new markets, including Internet of Things ( Iot) industry verticals. Prior to his tenure at Guavus he was the Director of Network Planning with Verizon, where he led a team responsible for long-term network planning for the Verizon Wireless network. His major projects include the development of Network Analytics, Elastic Cloud Networking, next-generation routing and switching architectures, and NAT solutions to address IPv4 completion. Mr. Parker and his team were also responsible for developing the designs for the Content Management and Distribution System, Fiber to the Cell Site, Ethernet Backhaul, Wireless IPv6, and transitioning the TDM MSCs and peering points to VoIP. In 1997, Benjamin joined Sprint and began his career as a Network Systems Specialist. He quickly earned promotions to more visible positions, which include Test Engineer, Principal Network Design Engineer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, and Sr. Manager of Technical Staff. Following his tenure at Sprint he held the position of Vice President of Engineering at Oakley Networks. In addition to Mr. Parker’s extensive professional experience, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Nevada at Reno and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College. His post-graduate training includes Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from UC Berkeley, and Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally he has authored or contributed to 75 patents all in the area of telecommunications.

Anupam Rastogi

Chief Technology Officer

Anupam is a 30 year veteran in the Information Technology industry and has a wide ranging expertise across multiple fields, including Data Engineering/Management/Warehousing, Business Intelligence/Analytics and Enterprise Architecture.  Most recently, Anupam spearheaded an award-winning cloud-based self-service reporting platform from inception to adoption at Google, where he served as Corporate Engineering - Head of Reporting Platform & Solutions.  Prior to Google, Anupam gained valuable experience in different capacities at Netapp, Cisco, and Oracle, and has been an innovator in areas ranging from BI strategy to Enterprise/Functional Architecture and Product/Solution Management and Delivery.  Anupam holds a dual Masters in Computer Science and Physics from BITS Pilani.

Tim Dyer

Chief Revenue Officer

Tim Dyer, an industry veteran who brings over 20 years of experience and proven success driving global sales, is responsible for worldwide sales at Guavus. Prior to Guavus, Tim was Vice President Sales at ConteXtream, a Hewlett Packard company, where he was responsible for the sale and deployment of Software Defined Networking (SDN) technology to multiple multi-national Tier 1 Communications Service Providers. He also developed global technology partnerships and resale channels with local and global resellers and systems integrators. Before joining ConteXtream, Dyer held Vice President Sales roles at a wide range of companies, including Nominum, Tellabs and Lucent, where he spent 11 years. Tim studied telecommunications at Kennedy-Western University.


SingTel Innov8

Sofinnova Ventures


Intel Capital


Goldman Sachs


Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt

Senior Advisor to the Corporate Executive Officer of Research & Development at Sony Corporation

Bob Azzi

Executive Advisor & Former Chief Network Officer, Sprint

Executive Advisor & Former Chief Network Officer, Sprint

Sergey Sukov

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Global Services Delivery

Sergey Sukov is Senior Vice President, Engineering & Global Services Delivery for Guavus. Prior to Guavus, Sergey held several key executive roles at Symphony Teleca. Most recently he was Vice President, Head of Connected Experience Business Unit where he was responsible for business development and creation of portfolio of services to help clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices. He was also Head of North America Delivery, providing software engineering services to major mobile OEMs and Carriers.Prior to Symphony Services and Teleca’s merger he was the Vice President, Delivery Head of Applications Practice at Teleca, responsible for global delivery of products and services where he managed software engineering teams in US, China, India, Russia and Poland. Before moving to US Sergey built and managed TLM Communications (sister company of Telma Soft) in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, large engineering delivery center providing software development services for mobile OEMs. Sergey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in math and a Master of Science degree in applied math and informatics from State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Mark Crovella

Professor & Chair of Department of Computer Science at Boston University

Since 1994, Mark has been a professor of Computer Science at Boston University. From 2003-2004 he was a visiting associate professor at the Laboratoire d’Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). Prof. Crovella received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1982, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 1994. Professor Crovella¹s research has focused on the design, measurement, and modeling of parallel and networked computer systems. He has given numerous invited talks and tutorials, and is a founder of and consultant to several Internet companies. He co-authored "Internet Measurement: Infrastructure, Traffic, and Applications" and has written more than one hundred papers on networking and computer systems. His work has been cited over 13,000 times according to Google Scholar, and he holds five patents deriving from his research. Professor Crovella is a past Chair of ACM SIGCOMM, and is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE.

Anukool Lakhina

CEO & Founder

Anukool founded Guavus with a vision to provide solutions for dynamic, data-driven decision-making. He brings more than a decade of thought leadership in large-scale data analytics and has published more than a dozen papers on the subject. His Ph.D. dissertation put forth the theory and algorithms for streaming analytics on high-dimensional data, which forms the basis for the technology at Guavus. Prior to Guavus, Anukool was at Intel Research and Sprint Labs. He holds a B.S., M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University.

“Guavus breaks down the barriers that exists between the OSS (Operational Systems Support) and BSS (Business Systems Support) that has underpinned the organizations of CSPs for so long.”

— David Norris, Associate Analyst, Bloor Research

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Big data has the potential to fundamentally change the world—from the way businesses operate to the way people interact, to identifying new healthcare breakthroughs, to discovering ways to care for the environment.  At Guavus, working in this age of vast information and endless possibility inspires us. And we know that big data is only going to grow more complex—and more exciting. If that inspires you too, we should talk. Guavus is always looking for the brightest and boldest to join our dynamic, expanding team.

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