Exostar Adds CTO & CRO to Support Customers & Growth

Written by: Nola Cadman
Published on: 18 Sep 2020

HERNDON, VA, September 17, 2020 – Exostar, the leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in aerospace and defense, life sciences, and healthcare, today announced the hiring of Tony Farinaro as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Sudeep Dharan as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“Both Sudeep and Tony have deep subject matter expertise and extensive experience working with customers to understand their most pressing requirements and to develop the teams and products that anticipate and address those needs,” said Richard Addi, Exostar’s President and CEO.  “They will be integral to planning and implementing the roadmap of secure, ‘always-on,’ community-focused solutions that will make Exostar an even better partner for our customers.”

Farinaro’s 35-year career spans technical, business, and executive management positions at publicly-traded and privately-held firms.  As CRO, he will oversee all functions directly responsible for executing the go-to-market strategy to best serve Exostar’s communities of global enterprise and small-to-medium business customers in highly-regulated industries.  Farinaro joins Exostar from CollabNet (now digital.ai), where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Professional Services for the collaborative software development and value stream management platform provider.  Previously, he was Corporate Vice President and General Manager at Actel, Vice President of Applications and Design Systems at Gatefield, and held various engineering positions at Plessey.

“The importance and impact of secure business collaboration, while always critical, has become a top priority for the remote work environments the Government and commercial sectors must support,” Farinaro said.  “As a former user of the Exostar platform, I’m well aware of its value and how it promotes efficiency and compliance while building the trust organizations demand when sharing sensitive information and intellectual property.  I’m looking forward to helping the company’s customers and prospects leverage the platform to achieve their goals and objectives.”

As CTO, Dharan will lead all of Exostar’s technology initiatives, including the development and establishment of the company’s long-term technical strategy and product roadmap, as well as the fulfillment of high-velocity product delivery in the short-to-medium term to position customers for success.  Over the past 30 years, he has worked at early-stage start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, running global product development and management organizations that use the latest technologies, tools, and techniques to create compelling solutions that solve complex, mission-critical challenges.  Prior to Exostar, Dharan was Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at Acendre, which sells Software-as-a-Service human capital management solutions to regulated industries.  There, he helped the company become one of the first to receive FedRAMP certification.  Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President of Product Development at Razorsight, and built high-performing software engineering teams at Netuitive, Intelliworks, Trados, Legato Systems, Informix, and Lockheed Martin.

“To be a market leader, a company needs the people, processes, and infrastructure to continuously deliver innovative, world-class enterprise-grade solutions that meet functional, performance, and compliance requirements, while also mitigating risk and offering a compelling user experience,” Dharan said.  “Exostar uniquely accomplishes these objectives by working with highly-regulated industries, not for them.  Together, we will develop the next-generation of Exostar products that will maintain that legacy for the betterment of our rapidly-growing global communities.”

About Exostar

Exostar’s cloud-based platforms create exclusive communities within highly-regulated industries where organizations securely collaborate, share information, and operate compliantly.  Within these communities, we build trust.  More than 135,000 aerospace and defense organizations and agencies in over 150 countries trust Exostar to strengthen security, reduce expenditures, raise productivity, and help them achieve their missions.  Ten of the top twenty global biopharmaceutical companies rely on Exostar to help them speed new medicines and therapies to market.  Exostar is a Gartner Cool Vendor.  For more information, please visit www.exostar.com.

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