Anil Chakravarthy is senior vice president of the Enterprise Security Group at Symantec. In this role, he oversees engineering, product management and related operations for Symantec’s Mobility, Endpoint Protection, Protection Suites, Mail and Web Security, IT Management, Endpoint Virtualization, Critical System Protection, Data Loss Prevention, Encryption, IT Risk and Compliance, Trust Services, User Authentication, Security Incident Management, Security Intelligence and Managed Security Services solutions.
Most recently, Chakravarthy served as senior vice president of the Storage and Availability Management Group where he led product management, engineering and delivery for Veritas Storage Foundation, Veritas Cluster Server, Veritas Operations Manager, Symantec ApplicationHA and VirtualStore product lines. These solutions ensure the world’s mission critical IT infrastructure and largest data centers are successfully managed and available while helping customers reduce cost and complexity.
Chakravarthy previously served as the senior vice president of Symantec’s Enterprise Product Operations where he was responsible for driving common technology strategy and vision, business development, engineering processes and quality, and strategic operations across Symantec’s enterprise product lines. Prior to that role he served as the senior vice president of Symantec’s Global Consulting and Managed Services businesses. He also held the roles of vice president of India Technical Operations (based in Pune, India) and vice president of Business Critical Services. Chakravarthy joined Symantec in May 2004 as senior director of business operations.
Prior to Symantec, Chakravarthy worked at VeriSign where he was director of product management, responsible for managing the entire product lifecycle for the company’s application and network security services. He also served as vice president of marketing at Logictier, a managed services provider. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in developing e-business and IT transformation strategies.
Chakravarthy holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received the MIT-Japan Science and Technology Prize for his research. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India, where he was a chancellor’s Gold Medalist. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).