Acalvio Appoints Anand Akela as Chief Marketing Officer

Akela brings two decades of transformative marketing for top technology companies

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acalvio Technologies, the leader in cyber deception technology, today announced the appointment of Anand Akela as chief marketing officer. Akela will play an integral role in driving the company’s marketing strategy as the company expands into Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR). With 20 years of marketing experience, Akela has an outstanding track record of successful go-to-market strategy, product marketing, product launches, sales enablement and marketing campaigns.

“Anand’s GTM strategy and marketing expertise will be instrumental in strengthening our position as leaders in Cyber Deception, Advanced Threat Defense and Identity Threat Detection and Response categories,” said Ram Varadarajan, CEO and cofounder of Acalvio Technologies. “With Anand’s deep experience in product marketing working with leading technology brands, Acalvio is well-positioned to accelerate into the next stage of growth.”

Prior to joining Acalvio, Akela was the vice president of marketing at Nutanix, leading their solution marketing, go-to-market and marketing campaigns strategy. Akela has also led various product marketing teams at Tricentis, CA Technologies, AppDynamics, Oracle and HP. Akela has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University.

“With growing demand for cyber deception technology and its unique role in combating a sophisticated threat landscape, it’s a pivotal time for Acalvio and I look forward to building on that momentum,” said Akela. “Acalvio is on the cutting edge of cyber deception, and I am excited to join the company as it launches impactful ITDR solutions.”

In 2021, the Product Marketing Alliance named Akela as a top 100 product marketing influencer. Akela serves on the board of TiE Silicon Valley, a nonprofit with a goal to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking and education. He is active in the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial ecosystem and is an advisor to early stage venture fund, Z21 Ventures.

About Acalvio Technologies

Acalvio, the leader in cyber deception technology, helps enterprises actively defend against advanced security threats. Acalvio Active Defense Platform, built on 25 issued patents in autonomous deception and advanced AI, provides robust solutions for Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR), Advanced Threat Detection, OT Security, Zero Trust, Active Directory Protection and Ransomware Protection. The Silicon Valley-based company’s solutions serve Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies and are available to deploy on-premises, in the cloud or via marquee managed service providers. For more information, please visit


Leah Connelly

Matter Communications for Acalvio

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