Andy Khanna

Founder and CEO

Andy Khanna brings to Sonasoft over 25 years of senior management in the high tech sector with a background in sales. Andy started his high tech career at NCR Corporation and Control Data, where he was recognized for his sales achievements. In his first nine months at Control Data, Andy was presented the Bill Norris Shark Club Award for regional sales. In the early 80’s, Andy quickly earned his startup stripes where he built a company, Univation, from scratch and took the company public. At Univation, he was the CEO, President, and Chair, as well as one of the first Indo-Americans to take a company public in Silicon Valley.

After Univation, Andy’s ability to innovate led him to become President of Datus, Inc., a startup division of Daewoo, where he built, managed, and lead team of engineering, marketing, sales and operational professionals from scratch. It is there that Andy invented the Route Finder PNA, the first, handheld portable car navigation system (GPS). It was the first third-party consumer device that utilized Microsoft Windows CE OS. Mr. Bill Gates introduced the Route Finder PNA at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 1998.

Inspired from his experience from working with the Microsoft team, Andy decided that his next start up would focus on software solutions based around Microsoft Business Software. In 2003, Andy founded Sonasoft. Sonasoft’s first products were for backup, recovery, and replication of Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, and evolved into email archiving solutions for Microsoft Exchange Server. Sonasoft is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

Andy holds a BS in Business and Marketing from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Golden Gate University.