CEO Kelly  Ahuja at Versa Networks  Portrait

Kelly Ahuja


Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Kelly Ahuja has been named CEO at Versa Networks. The search was led by Mark Lonergan.

About Kelly

Kelly is an eighteen-year veteran of Cisco, serving most recently as senior vice president (SVP) of the Service Provider Business. He held multiple leadership roles during his tenure at Cisco, including SVP/GM of the Mobility Business Group and SVP/GM of the Service Provider Routing Technology Group.

About Versa Networks

Founded by network industry veterans, Versa Networks is an innovative vendor of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and security (SD-Security). Versa provides a unique and carrier-grade SD-WAN and SD-Security solution that is purely software- and NFV-based, and fully multi-tenant. The solution provides a wide range of virtualized networking and security functions that can be used to create highly scalable and high-value managed services that run on low-cost white box and x86 hardware. Versa SD-WAN and SD-Security are deployed by Tier 1 and 2 providers around the world, as well as several large enterprises. The company is backed by premier venture investors Sequoia, Mayfield, and Verizon Ventures.

Jim Goetz Portrait

Kelly is the rare leader who combines world-class leadership and operating skills with deep industry expertise. He’s the best person to further cement our leadership in the SD-WAN market and advance our mission to help companies transform their businesses to thrive in the cloud and mobile world.

Jim Goetz, Partner, Sequoia Capital
Kelly Ahuja Portrait

(Founders) Kumar and Apurva have an established reputation for successfully changing industry paradigms with major innovations, and Versa is their most transformative one. I am inspired and truly excited to join them in addressing a huge market opportunity. My focus is on enabling the next stage of growth for Versa and its customers as the wide-area network continues to rapidly evolve.

Kelly Ahuja, CEO, Versa Networks