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.

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.

Kim Speiser

Kim Speiser

SVP – FINANCE & CORPORATE OPERATIONS

Kim Speiser has over twenty years of global experience in a broad range of Financial disciplines and Business Operations for several verticals, including Media and Telecommunications. She has worked with start-up stage businesses to those with Annual Revenue of $85M and Operating Budgets of over $500M. Her areas of expertise include budgeting, P&L management, and long-term strategy and planning. She also has significant experience in working in high growth environments where her oversight has included HR, Facilities, and other general Business Operations. She has been a VP of, Finance at Current TV, Al Jazeera America, and Vocativ prior to taking on her passion of being part of the sustainability sector with an impact-oriented approach to technology.

Greg Slater

Greg Slater

SVP, GLOBAL SALES

Greg is a highly accomplished executive with 25+ years of international experience driving innovative sales, marketing and operations strategies that accelerate revenue, growth and market share across diverse industries. Greg is a seasoned business development leader, skilled in relationship development, client acquisition, and cross-functional team management. A visionary leader and highly effective team builder, coach and mentor. Prior to joining KETOS Greg led sales and marketing for global technology platform providers in artificial intelligence, contactor services management and equipment pooling. Greg was also co-founder and president of TrigPoint Solutions, a market-leading SaaS provider of intelligent workflow, mobility, data capture and analytics solutions for oil and gas companies and service providers which was acquired in 2017.

Steve Shaffer

Steve Shaffer

VP, 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.

Jeeth Sellamuthu

Jeeth Sellamuthu

DIRECTOR - SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Jeeth Sellamuthu is a technology thought leader with 20+ years of a progressive successful track record for enabling customer success by delivering enterprise-grade innovative cutting edge Cloud Solutions(SaaS, Platform, Middleware, Big Data, Data Warehouse, IIoT/AI/ML, Full Stack and Mobile) across Wireless, FinTech, IIoT, eCommerce, HealthCare, Auto Claims Processing, and Maritime industries. Prior to joining KETOS, Jeeth led flagship Voice Over IP Push-To-Talk/X CDMA Wireless Internet Solutions at Qualcomm Inc, Automated Auto Physical Damage Claims Processing at Mitchell International, and SMARTShip – Maritime Digital Transformation for Autonomous Shipping at Alpha Ori Technologies. Jeeth holds a BE in Computer Science & Engineering and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from India.

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.

Deborah Szmauz

Deborah Szmauz

DIRECTOR, PRODUCT QUALITY & COMPLIANCE

For over 25 years, Deborah Szmauz has been a noteworthy leader in the High-Tech Product Quality space. By seamlessly integrating Technical Operations and Quality, she drove $5B Symantec Enterprise Business’ field quality to Best in Class performance as recognized by Macnica Networks, a global leader in high technology distribution. While delivering these results, she ensured the highest levels of efficiency and productivity throughout the supply chain providing significant cost reductions through streamlined technologies. Most recently, Deborah was the Director of Technical Operations and Quality at Symantec and Director of Quality at Blue Coat and held prior held leadership roles at Banta Global Turnkey, Riverstone Networks, and Cabletron Networks. Deborah holds an MBA from Plymouth State University and a BSEE from the University of Maine.