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Leadership

BeyondID is founded and led by a very experienced and exceptionally passionate team who have delivered highly successful enterprise IT solutions to hundreds of Fortune 1000 and fast growing enterprises worldwide.  The leadership team had previously held key roles at Okta, Dell, Oracle, Sun Microsystems. The BeyondID team is fully committed to help our customers build secure, agile and future proof business.  The team is highly focused on business values, which drive for our customers new opportunities, healthy growth, higher customer satisfaction, business efficiency, cost reduction and unparalleled security.

Arun Shrestha
CEO and Co-Founder

Arun Shrestha has over 20 years of building and leading enterprise software and services companies.  As CEO, Arun is committed to building a world class organization with its mission to help our customers build secure, agile and future-proof business.  Arun prides in partnering with customers to strategize and deploy cutting edge technology that delivers top business results.  Prior to co-founding BeyondID, Arun held executive positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems, SeeBeyond and most recently Okta, which went public in 2017.  At Okta, Arun was responsible for delighting customers and for building world class services and customer success organizations. At Oracle and Sun Microsystems, Arun led global services and support organizations for systems and software including Java, SOA, Identity Management platforms.  Arun brings years of delivering modern IT solutions related to Identity, API and Cloud to global customers across Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.  Arun earned his BS in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Graceland University, Iowa.  ​

Charles Fortune

COO and Co-Founder

Charles Fortune has over 20 years of services management and technical leadership in security and network consulting.  As COO, Charles is charged with leading operations, and scaling our organization across our services pillars.  Prior to co-founding BeyondID, Charles has served in business and technical leadership roles at Okta, Dell, Quest Software, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Perot Systems. Charles led both technical and project management teams in the design and implementation of security and network solutions for his customers during his tenure.  Charles was instrumental in building out services delivery and project management practices, and developed operational capabilities to support business growth and efficiencies.  Charles earned a BBA and MS in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University and University of Phoenix respectively. Charles also served in the United States Navy in Aviation Electronics.

Sasi Kelam

CTO and Co-Founder

Sasi Kelam (B Tech, PMP), has over 20 years of experience in services delivery and technical leadership specializing in Cloud, Identity, Access & Governance platforms.  As CTO, Sasi Kelam is responsible for service delivery, customer satisfaction, identifying the next generation technologies for continuous evolution and helping customers protect themselves from future threats.  Prior to co-founding BeyondID, Sasi founded and built IDAMTA LLC into multi-million dollars services business, and he also served in technical leadership roles at Oracle, Sun Microsystems & EDS. Sasi led technical teams in the design and delivery of the Cloud, Identity and Access Management, Identity Governance and Administration, and API solutions for his customers during his tenure. Sasi is also instrumental in building the IAM tools and products for enhancing the existing industry leading security products.  Sasi earned a Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.

Sanjay Shah

Vice President, Sales

Sanjay has over 20 years of enterprise-class services sales and delivery experience.  As Vice President of Sales, Sanjay is responsible for building and leading the sales team and executing a partner sales strategy.  Sanjay has a passion for building trusted, long-lasting relationships with his colleagues and customers.  He loves to challenge everyone on “why things are done the way they are” and drive to not only find solutions but strive to exceed expectations. Prior to BeyondID, Sanjay has served in sales and delivery leadership roles at Microsoft, Catapult Systems, Sun Microsystems, Global Healthcare Exchange, and McKesson. Most recently, Sanjay served as Director of Sales and Business Development at Catapult Systems. Sanjay also served 9 years at Microsoft as Sales Director and Senior Account Executive for Microsoft Consulting Services.  Sanjay earned his bachelor’s degree in Health Policy and Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from The University of Maryland University College.

Sophia Yang

Director, Customer Service

Sophia Yang has over 20 years of experience leading, growing and building services organizations for companies like Okta, GE Digital, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Electronic Arts and Genesys.  As Director of Customer Service, Sophia is responsible for building raving fan customers by providing end to end white glove service to valued customers. Sophia has a passion for delivering outstanding experience to customers by establishing a world class services, support and training operations.  Since 2010, she has established new training, certification, and support organizations for start-ups as well as enterprise companies. At Okta, Sophia developed a strategy and executed on combining training and consulting services to accelerate time to value for customers.  At GE Digital, Sophia built a new training organization for Predix, a PaaS for GE Digital, including a certification program for all Predix developers.  Sophia earned her degree in Psychology from the University of California in Berkeley, CA.