Meet the Leadership team of Soliton which is driven by its core values – Integrity, Excellence, and Innovation.

Soliton Team

  • Founder & CEO

    As CEO, Ganesh serves as a servant leader for the entire Soliton team. He devotes significant time to ensuring that Soliton stays true to its core values of integrity and excellence by bringing in the right people and promoting a culture that is aligned. Ganesh serves alongside the Soliton team to ensure outstanding customer satisfaction, strong teamwork, and respect for all we interact with, internal and external to Soliton.

    Ganesh started his professional career in 1997 as Project Scientist at V I Engineering, Michigan. While there, he read the book 'Built to Last' by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, and was inspired to build a visionary technology company in India, leading to the start of Soliton in 1998. Today, Soliton is a leader in providing post-silicon validation automation software for global semiconductor companies.

    Ganesh is a member of the Board of ELGi Equipments, Coimbatore, a leading global manufacturer of air compressors.

    Ganesh received a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, followed by a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and a Doctoral degree in Physics, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • Co-Founder & Executive Director

    Mekhala holds a Masters degree in Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. She is primarily responsible for campus recruitment, the main form of recruitment in Soliton, and also serves as a mentor and counsellor to the many Solitons who come up and ask for her time. In her earlier role in Soliton, Mekhala oversaw the setup of all the many offices as Soliton outgrew its older ones.

  • President, Soliton Technologies Inc. (US Subsidiary)

    Anish oversees the corporate function at Soliton's US subsidiary and serves as an advisor to the leadership team at Soliton. He has a penchant for simplicity and yearns to clone Feynman’s methods for learning and understanding complex subjects. He truly believes Soliton and its team can delight its customers through innovation and outstanding service.

    Anish helped start Soliton's US Operations in 2002. He has worked alongside with outstanding engineers and leaders at Soliton to deliver innovative solutions to customers worldwide.

    Anish holds a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin and Bachelors degree from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He was a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

  • Director - Engineering

    Arjun is responsible for maximizing what we call "Soliton Delight" which is an internal metric to measure the cumulative impact of customer delight, team delight, and stakeholder delight from our activity. He is responsible for finding ways to grow our engineering team's capability to continuously innovate and deliver strong value to our end users, while creating an open thriving environment for the engineering teams to work their heart content.

    Arjun has a Bachelors degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from St. Josephs Engineering College, Chennai, a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Director – Sales & Business Development

    Sandeep is responsible for managing Soliton services that provides transformational solutions for silicon validation and customer evaluation applications. He engages with leadership teams of strategic accounts providing consultation for ROI based execution for initiatives that drives maximum efficiency for product success in their workflow.

    He is based out of Dallas, Texas.

    Sandeep was part of the team that won the Supplier Excellence award for successfully driving an organization level post silicon validation and customer evaluation framework. Soliton was selected among 100+ other vendors which provided services due to the impact it created for a large semiconductor organization ($12B+). Sandeep was also awarded Soliton of the Year, a Soliton Excellence award for the business impact created for the principal account of Soliton.

    Sandeep received his Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University.

  • Director – Sales & Business Development

    Vijay is responsible for managing a set of key customer accounts for Soliton across Semiconductor, Medical Device & Industrial sectors. He focuses on deep customer engagement to unearth synergistic opportunities for Soliton to partner with and add significant value to customers on key transformational initiatives. He heads Soliton's offerings that help customers streamline their test data infrastructure and derive more meaningful insights faster from their data.

    He is based out of Austin, Texas.

    Vijay has won several recognition's within Soliton over the years, including Team Player of the Year 2011, Innovator of the Year 2016,2017 and Soliton of the Year 2016.

    Vijay received his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Krishna College of Engineering (Anna University) at Coimbatore.

  • Head of Leadership, Talent & Capability Development ​

    Leena heads the corporate team that comprises The People Team, Learning & Development and IT. Her main focus is to develop deep expertise, capability and agility within these team, to serve the organization and its clients. As part of her role she leads organization wide initiatives and coaches Solitons in the middle and senior leadership levels.

    Leena works closely with the senior leadership to design strategy and has brought in industry best practices towards making Soliton a 'Great Place to Work'.

    Leena is a Deep Coach certified by Center for Transformational Coaching and a Heartstyles Accredited Associate by Heart Brands UK Limited

    Leena has a Masters in Business Administration, University of Madras, Chennai

  • Senior Manager - Machine Learning & Data Science

    Vishnu is responsible for managing the Data and Machine Learning projects in Soliton. He is also passionate about Soliton culture and runs multiple internal initiatives.

    Vishnu has won many accolades including the Team Player of the Year 2009, Innovator of the Year 2015 and Soliton of the Year 2017

    Vishnu has published 4 papers during his Masters in peer reviewed conferences and journals. He was a Speaker at PAWMFG 2016, NIWeek 2019

    Vishnu received his Bachelor of Technology in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Amrita School of Engineering, 2007 and his Masters in Automatic Speech Recognition, IIT Madras, 2015

  • Senior Solutions Architect and Project Manager

    Senthil is responsible for leading standardization (digital transformation for validation work flow) initiative/project for customers in the semiconductor industry. He is working with semiconductor customers in Arizona and the west coast area. He leads the team in deploying frameworks / solutions with innovative ideas for improving the user and developer experience of validation engineers.

    Senthil has won several awards including the Soliton of the Year 2008, Innovator of the Year 2010 for Dell team, Innovator of the Year 2012. The team he led got the Team of the Year 2020 award for validation lab framework development.

    Senthil received his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Regional Partner - China

  • Founder & CEO - Shanghai Gubo

    Hao Zhou is the founder of Gubo. He graduated from Fudan University with a Master's degree in Microelectronics. While at Fudan, he worked on Ultra-High-Speed ADC IC design & tape-outs and also interned at Analog Devices as an applications engineer. At ADI, Hao was responsible for the reference design development for RF Signal Chains and helped the ADI team fully automate their test benches. Hao joined National Instruments as a test engineering specialist on the NI STS platform in 2015. He leads NI’s APAC Center of Excellence Team for semiconductor test providing technical expertise, support & consulting leadership to several customers across Great China, ASEAN, Japan & Korea. In 2019, after 4 exciting years with National Instruments, Hao founded Shanghai Gubo, a Test and Measurement consulting & services enterprise for serving customers in China.

    Soliton Technologies & Shanghai Gubo entered into a strategic partnership in May 2020 to jointly address the growing needs of China Semiconductor Market.