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Meet the Opensense Team

A unique group of leaders in Internet, web security, and advanced email technologies.

Amit Gupta

CEO, Board Member, & Co-Founder

Amit spent most of his career in high technology, media, and infrastructure. He co-founded SenderGen in 2013, and spearheaded development on the company's industry-leading enterprise email signature marketing platform. In 2018, SenderGen became Opensense, where Amit serves as co-founder and CEO.

Prior to SenderGen, he co-founded Affle Limited which is a mobile media company with extensive operations in the Asia Pacific. While there, he was responsible for driving new product initiatives and helped to source and complete Microsoft’s strategic investment in Affle. Affle’s flagship product and campaigns later won a top global award by the Mobile Marketing Association.

Prior to Affle, Amit worked at Bloomberg New York, and subsequently at Bloomberg London helping to plan and implement major new projects such as “Bloomberg Anywhere” that helped to drive $500M+ in new revenues annually. While there, he also designed and implemented highly scalable system architectures that were used to support millions of users. Systems integration is his specialty.

He is a technology enthusiast and likes to get his hands dirty with new projects. He also has spent time at various high technology companies developing virtual reality applications, medical imaging algorithms, neural networks and financial trading systems.

Amit holds a B.S. in Computer Science (Honors) from the Johns Hopkins University (USA).

Michael Perone

Board Member & Co-Founder

Michael Perone has been a pioneer in the high-tech industry for more than 30 years. Michael’s sales enablement, lead generation, and online marketing strategies have set industry standards that countless other companies emulate today. 

He co-founded Barracuda Networks in 2003. As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Michael led worldwide communications and marketing strategies, including corporate brand management and identity. Under his marketing leadership, Barracuda grew to over $400M in annual revenue and executed a successful IPO.

Prior to Barracuda, he co-founded and served as President and Board Member for Address.com, a leading free email and Internet access service that reached more than 3.5 million users (acquired by WhitePages). He also co-founded Spinway Inc. (acquired by Kmart Corporation), a free ISP that powered retail branded ISPs, including Kmart’s Bluelight.com Internet service, as well as Costco, Barnes and Noble, Yahoo, Home Depot, and many others.

Additionally, Michael co-founded Affinity Path, a private-label ISP that powered and supported thousands of ISPs throughout North America. He also has held systems engineering positions with GE Aerospace. In 2007, he was named by Ernst & Young a “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California” award recipient.

Bobby Narang

VP, Customer Success, & Co-Founder

Bobby co-founded SenderGen in 2013, where he led sales and marketing for the company's industry-leading enterprise email signature marketing platform. In 2018, SenderGen became Opensense, where he serves as co-founder and VP, Sales.

Prior to SenderGen, Bobby was sales lead at Intralinks (NYSE: IL), where he was responsible for sales to the largest firms in the financial services industry, as well as selling directly into the C-Suite at firms within the Fortune 1000. As a highlight, In 2013, Bobby secured Intralinks first full enterprise agreement at a major investment bank in New York, marking a significant win for the organization.

Prior to Intralinks, was in sales at Yext, where he was responsible for generating new business within a dozen different SMB verticals. Additionally, he served in a Business Development role where he successfully spearheaded the launch of six new vertical-focused product lines.

Bobby has a passion for evangelizing cutting-edge technology solutions that disrupt “the old way of doing things.”

Bobby holds a BSBA with a concentration in Finance from Boston University.

Michael Ferguson

VP, Sales

Michael Ferguson has extensive experience in all facets of technology, solution selling, building teams, techniques and leading established global brands and technology startups alike to incremental growth.

Before joining Opensense, Ferguson served as Sales Director, Cloud Providers at Juniper Networks where he was recruited to lead the company’s Silicon Valley Strategic Verticals team to grow major accounts including: Apple, Oracle, ServiceNow, Tesla, EA, Varian and Symantec. Michael consistently exceeded Juniper’s growth targets in these accounts, increasing revenue from $75M to $300M.

Prior to holding various senior-level Sales positions at Juniper Networks across 10 years, Michael was founder of several technology solution providers, including Terrapin Systems who was Named Fastest Growing Partner in the World. Here, Michael functionally ran Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Engineering while personally managing major accounts including: Nvidia, SAP, Relay Health (McKesson), Riverbed and Trend Micro. He also held notable Sales and Business Development leadership roles at Trapeze Networks, Extreme Networks, Bay Networks and Network General (acquired by Network Associates and subsequently by NetScout Systems).

Michael earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University, and has received the highest honors and achievement from the majority of the companies he has had the pleasure of successfully growing.

Mary Catherine Petermann

VP, Corporate Communications

Mary Catherine ("MC") is a startup enthusiast, storyteller, and brand builder. Most recently, she was VP of Corporate Communications for Barracuda, where she spearheaded numerous initiatives and helped take Barracuda public in November 2013. In this role, she led internal and external global communications, including multiple M&A, and served as VP of Marketing for Barracuda Sentinel to launch the company's AI-based email security offering. 

MC joined Barracuda when the company acquired web security startup Purewire, where she served on the founding management team as VP of Marketing. Under her marketing leadership and with a rockstar team of engineers and entrepreneurs, Purewire quickly catapulted to one of the hottest security startups, being named a Gartner Cool Vendor, DEMOgod, Top 10 Most Innovative Companies at RSA, and numerous other awards and accolades.

Prior to Purewire, she was Director of Corporate Communications at CipherTrust, where she led global communications initiatives before its acquisition by Secure Computing, and worked with various PR agencies prior to that, where she helped launch and raise the visibility of numerous tech companies and nonprofits.

When she's not thinking about email signatures, she advises other early-stage technology companies and non-profits. She received her B.A. with highest honors from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Sukanta Kumar Hazra

VP Security & Engineering

Sukanta spent most of his career in high technology R&D, wireless communication, information security, and infrastructure. He has over 15 years experience in the field, having worked for military projects, technology startups and technology consulting.

Prior to Opensense, he was a senior manager at Accenture where he led a team to transition one of the largest airlines in the world to use modern service oriented architecture and middleware technologies in core backend systems. He co-founded Affle Limited which is a mobile media company with extensive operations in the Asia Pacific. While there, he was responsible for the design and development of its product line. Affle’s flagship product and campaigns later won a top global award by the Mobile Marketing Association.

Prior to Affle, Sukanta worked at Institute for Infocomm Research in Singapore where he worked on R&D in wireless communications and was a regular participant and contributor to the IETF. He also worked on projects for Singapore defence industries and port authority in development of cutting edge communication technology and their application.

He is a hard core engineer with passion for digging deep into systems and getting hands dirty. When he is not working on his day job tasks, he can often be found tinkering with electronic hardware or poring over history and philosophy books.

Sukanta holds an M.Eng and B.Eng in Electrical Engineering (Honors) from the National University of Singapore.

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