The Privacera Leadership
and Board of Directors

We are a team of data, analytical and security experts. We believe the world needs access to more data that is used in a responsible and trusted manner.

Privacera Leadership Team

Privacera’s leadership team bring together seasoned executives with deep experience in their domains and proven track records for growing SaaS business into billion dollar enterprises.

Balaji Ganesan

Balaji Ganesan is CEO and co-founder of Privacera, a SaaS-based data access and governance platform that enables analytics teams to access data without compromising compliance with regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, and HIPAA. Before Privacera, Balaji and Privacera co-founder Don Bosco Durai, also founded XA Secure. XA Secure’s was acquired by Hortonworks, who contributed the product to the Apache Software Foundation and rebranded as Apache RangerTM. Apache Ranger is now deployed in thousands of companies around the world, managing petabytes of data in Hadoop environments. Privacera’s product is built on the foundation of Apache Ranger and  provides a single pane of glass for securing sensitive data across on-prem and multiple cloud services such as AWS, Azure, Databricks, GCP, Snowflake, and Starburst and more.


Don Bosco Durai

Don Bosco Durai (Bosco) is a serial entrepreneur and thought leader in enterprise security. He is the co-creater of Apache Ranger, which is the de facto centralized authorization tool for most open source big data tools. Prior to founding Privacera, Bosco was also the co-founder of XA Secure, which redefined access security at scale. XA Secure was acquired by Hortonworks (now Cloudera) and the product became Apache Ranger.  Before that Bosco was the co-founder of Bharosa, which did fraud detection in real-time. Bharosa was acquired by Oracle and at Oracle, Bosco lead the modernization of access management for their Fortune 500 customers.

Rajiv Dholakia

Rajiv is SVP Products at Privacera, a Data Security & Access Governance company.

Most recently Rajiv was Chief Product Officer at VERA Security, a modern Data-Centric security & rights management as a service company that was acquired by a PE backed firm. Prior to VERA he led products at Nok Nok Labs where he incubated the FIDO/WebAuthN standards and helped create the FIDO Alliance for password-less authentication that impacts billions of users worldwide.  

An industry veteran, he has held Engineering, Product, CorpDev & GM roles in AI, Operating System and Identity/Trust/Security companies resulting in an IPO and many successful acquisitions. 


Linda Khachooni

As CFO of Privacera – the cloud data governance and security leader founded by the creators of Apache Ranger™ – Linda has been a valuable and trusted member of the Executive Team. She brings 30+ years’ experience working with early-stage growth companies to her position at Privacera where she is responsible for finance, legal, operations/HR, negotiations, fundraising,and organizational processes.

Most notably, Linda has helped increase Privacera’s team by 130 percent, and she secured outside funding for the company whose mission is to enable data democratization without compromising compliance with regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, and HIPAA. Prior to Privacera, she was an integral part of the C-Suite for a number of emerging businesses where she oversaw financial management and growth, and managed M&A activities that led to acquisitions by AT&T, eBay, Smith Micro, Riverstone, and Excite.

Slawek Ligier

Slawek Ligier has over 20 years of executive experience managing product development, engineering and operations.  The most recent chapter of his career was focused on building cyber security solutions for enterprises of all sizes.  He was part of the executive team bringing new and innovative products to the market at companies such as McAfee, Skyhigh, Barracuda, Safenet, Symantec and Verisign.  He is sought after speaker at industry events and appears frequently on both local and national news stations, bringing security awareness to the general public. 

In his spare time Slawek enjoys sailboat racing, hiking, biking and watching competitive tennis and soccer.


Petrus Loubser

Piet Loubser serves as Global Senior Vice President of Marketing at Privacera, Inc where he is responsible for leading all aspects of marketing. His professional career includes more than 30 years in the Hi-Tech industry driving product, sales and marketing strategies in numerous companies transforming product focused GTM into customer solutions centric GTM to accelerate growth. Prior to Privacera, Piet held executive leadership positions in marketing and sales at market leading companies including SymphonyAI, Paxata, Hortonworks, Informatica, SAP and Business Objects. As part of the executive leadership teams at these global technology companies, he has built deep expertise across the entire Product to GTM value chain to drive growth strategies at all levels of organizational size. Piet holds a B.S. degree in computer science and applied mathematics from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Jabari Norton

SVP Worldwide Sales, Channels and Alliances 

Jabari brings over 20 years of sales leadership experience with a successful track record of driving early/mid-stage start-up companies to successful IPO/outcomes. Prior to joining Privacera, he was VP of WW Partner Sales and Alliances at Sumo Logic (NASDQ:SUMO) and prior was Vice President of Business Development at Confluent (NASDQ:CFLT) . Prior to Confluent, he spent 15+ years in the Analytics and SaaS security space leading Strategic Alliances at MapR, Head of North America Sales at ScanSafe (now Cisco), Head of Commercial Sales at Qualys (NASDQ:QLYS), and Global Account Manager at Postini (now Google). Jabari holds a BS in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.

Board of Directors

Privacera is proud to be backed by some of the leading enterprise software investment firms in the Bay Area.


Praveen Akkiraju, Managing Director at Insight Partners


Don Bosco Durai, CTO Privacera

Balaji Ganesan, CEO Privacera

Shirish Sathaye, General Partner at Cervin

Eric Wolford, Venture Partner at Accel


Privacera is backed by some of the world’s leading enterprise software investment firms.


Battery Ventures

Insight Partners


Sapphire Ventures