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Leadership

Solving complex challenges associated with water, requires a holistic approach. We believe in the power of cross-functional and interdisciplinary expertise.

Our team consists of entrepreneurs, engineers, water experts, scientists, business leaders and more. We have varied, diverse backgrounds but share one thing in common: we care about water – and the people that rely on it. 

As a team, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all world citizens, so we leave a planet that can provide safe water for our future generations.

Meena Sankaran

Meena Sankaran

Founder & CEO

Meena Sankaran is an accomplished technology executive, business leader, and evangelist driving global strategy and innovation for customer success through a variety of leadership roles over the last 16+ years prior to founding KETOS. As a technologist and a purpose-driven Entrepreneur, she believes in leveraging technology and building business models for challenges that bring about global change and deliver solutions to impact at a grassroots level.

She has a BE in Electronics Engineering from India and MS in Electrical ENGg from UTA, Texas. Her Leadership in KETOS’s engineering innovation, product & business strategy, team discipline, and strong culture are instrumental in the path to success. She has been a winner of several awards including being featured on Forbes as one of the awe-inspiring women, 100 global innovators by Goldman Sachs to name a few and even represented SDG#6 at the United Nations.

Richard Long

Chief Financial Officer

Richard serves as Chief Financial Officer for Ketos and has over 25 years of financial leadership experience. Richard previously served as Head of Finance at Aperia Technologies, where he oversaw Finance, Legal, People Operations and
IT and led the Company through its C Round of Financing. Before that, Richard was CFO at Sonim Technologies where he led the Company to $100M+ revenue and positioned the Company for its IPO. Prior to those roles, Richard has held executive finance roles at a series of technology companies, including Sybase, Informix. Richard holds an MBA from Stanford, a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Bristol (UK) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in London.

Ayesha Whyte

Chief People Officer

Ayesha is a seasoned HR leader specializing in employee engagement and employment law. She’s held previous leadership roles at the Walt Disney Company, WeWork, and Amtrak. Ayesha received a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Howard University School of Law. She is also a licensed attorney in Illinois and the District of Columbia and has served as a pro-bono voting rights attorney for the last twelve years.
Anand Grover

Anand Grover

SVP, SUPPLY CHAIN & FIELD OPERATIONS

Anand Grover has over 20 years of experience building and leading supply chain and customer operations organizations globally. Anand is a leader with a passion & proven track record for building, scaling, simplifying, and transforming business to benefit and protect the way we live and work. Prior to joining KETOS, Anand led supply chain organizations at Fortune 500 and pre-IPO start-ups where he demonstrated a track record of success. Most recently, Anand was VP of Supply Chain and Supply Chain Transformation at Symantec and VP of Supply Chain and Service Operations at Blue Coat Systems and prior held leadership roles at Apple and Quantum along with other technology companies. Anand holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Finance.

Greg Omweg

Greg Omweg

SVP, Engineering

Greg Omweg has over 20 years of experience in product development and process engineering in a variety of verticals, including highly regulated markets. Greg is a passionate leader with a proven track record of success in building technical teams, managing the development of connected electromechanical products, commissioning industrial plants, and developing advanced fabrication and assembly processes. Most recently, Greg served as VP of Engineering and Operations at CAIRE Diagnostics (a subsidiary of CAIRE Inc.), a Healthcare diagnostic company. Previously he spent 15 years across a variety of technical leadership roles at Form Factor, Inc., a public Semiconductor sub-system test company.  Greg holds degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Steve Shaffer

Steve Shaffer

SVP, MARKETING

Steve has decades of experience scaling GTM strategies and growing revenue in both venture-backed SaaS startups and middle-market companies across a variety of industries including Analytics, Data Encryption, Identity Management, Digital Media, and IT services. Steve has a history of building high-performance marketing teams from the ground-up. He holds Masters degrees in both Communication Studies (Baylor University) and Business Administration (The Acton School of Business). He also graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Digital Media.

Manuel Hernandez

Manuel Hernandez

DIRECTOR, HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT

Manny Hernandez has over 20+ years of progressive experience with IBM Research developing leading edge technologies including materials research, machine learning, and quantum computing. As an accomplished electrical engineer and team leader, Manny has been instrumental in developing some of the early hardware iterations of KETOS. Manny holds B.S in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University as well as advanced expertise on digital signal processing from Stanford University.
Ermias Leggesse

Ermias Leggesse

DIRECTOR, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Ermias Leggesse holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has more than 12+ years of experience in organic, inorganic, and organometallic materials synthesis and characterization for chemical sensing and electrochemical energy-related applications. Prior to joining KETOS, Dr. Leggesse worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on a joint project between a research group here in the US and Taiwan. As a director of R&D, Ermias has been instrumental in leading KETOS’s research team to develop advanced materials for sensor applications as well as designing and validating appropriate sensing methodologies.