Our Board of Directors

Leading with integrity, innovation, stewardship & service excellence. 

Board of Directors

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, the Board of Directors have extensive experience in leadership and guiding public companies to success.

Dr. Romesh K. Japra, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Romesh Japra has a distinguished career in the field of medicine for over three decades. Currently he is the President of Cardiology Associates, Fremont, CA. He has also held various positions including Chief of Staff, Chief of Medicine, President and Secretary at various hospitals and organizations across the U.S. He has been active in the High Tech industry and has funded many startup companies.

Dr. Japra has been an active member of the community in the Bay Area in general and the Indian American Community. He has organized and contributed to numerous charity organizations and events across the globe. Dr. Japra has received numerous awards and honors during his illustrious career including Presidential Meritorious Award, Pride of India Gold Medal, Best Immigrant Award, Physician’s Recognition Award and many others. He is also active in the publishing industry and at present is the Publisher & CEO India Post Weekly, India Post TV and India Web Post.

Dr. Japra is Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and graduated from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Andy Khanna

Founder, Vice Chairman, and Former 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.

Frank Velasquez

CEO

Frank leads Sonasoft with over 20 years of experience in business and technology sales leadership that he gained at companies such as AVCOM Technologies, Veritas, and Symantec Corporation.
The portfolio of early startup companies that Frank drove results for include: PIC Systems (acquired by Ingram Books), Azor Inc. (acquired by Tescom), Web Harbor a subsidiary of AVCOM Technologies, and Cornerstone Technologies.

Frank’s relentless desire to achieve is unparalleled, but what really makes him an asset to our customers is his exceptional drive to achieve goals and his high ethical standards. Frank’s desire to maintain his high-principles while conducting business, was the motivation to start Cornerstone Technologies, which was acquired by Sonasoft.

Frank’s leadership has built a knowledgeable and experienced team to ensure our skillful expertise in the solutions that we offer.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University, Hayward.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He can also be found on the golf course, coaching soccer, or running at the park, in his neighborhood, or at the beach.

Mike Khanna

President

Mike Khanna is a senior high-tech entrepreneur with a background in sales and business development. With over twenty years of experience in Silicon Valley, Mike has brought innovation to the industry. Mike and his team successfully created and launched six products, services, and solutions at Sonasoft and currently champions the business development of the Company’s artificial intelligence (AI) products and services.

In addition to product development, Mike spearheads the investor relations (IR) initiatives and raises capital for the Company.

In 2014, Mike quickly recognized the void for a need to migrate competing archive systems, namely Mimosa and NearPoint, which led to a significant increase in Sonasoft’s revenues. Mike also successfully launched cost-effective migration services to migrate data from an older version of Microsoft Exchange Server to a newer version.

Mike’s business acumen led Sonasoft to venture into cloud-based products and services. His leadership was the force behind Sonasoft’s launch of SonaCloud, a cloud-based email archiving and eDiscovery solution and SonaSecure Email Protection and Email Continuity, which is also a cloud-based service that protects against threats such as ransomware.

Mike is now the Company’s driving force for the business development of the Company’s artificial intelligence (AI) cloud-based platform and services. He also is the champion for AI integration to the Company’s existing products and services.

Ankur Dinesh Garg

CHIEF OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

Ankur Dinesh Garg is the creator and chief architect for Sonasoft’s AI platform, NuGene. Ankur spearheads Sonasoft’s AI initiatives, which includes business strategy, vertical solutions, OEM agreements, AI adoption, and cross-functional integration.

Prior to Sonasoft, Ankur was the CEO and Founder of Hotify, Inc., which Sonasoft acquired in early 2019. Ankur’s entrepreneurship, innovation, and enthusiasm for technology also led him to create several successful startups in mobile technology, advertising, content-led marketing, and e-commerce.

Ankur is a member of Forbes Technology Council and holds advanced degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.