Chief Technology Officer & SVP Products

Prior to her role at Anova, Ms. Asa Kalavade was founding CEO of Umber Systems, taking the company from inception through venture financing and initial customer wins. In her current role as CTO and SVP Products, Ms. Kalavade is responsible for technology vision and strategy, product management, engineering and operations. Ms. Kalavade has over 15 years of broad technology and systems experience that spans real-time systems, optimization algorithms, multimedia applications and mobile technologies.

Prior to Umber Systems, Ms. Kalavade was the Co-Founder and CTO of Tatara Systems, a leading provider of Femtocell convergence solutions. Ms. Kalavade also spent several years at Bell Labs where she was involved in a number of cutting-edge products. Ms. Kalavade holds 14 patents and has published in numerous international conferences and journals.

Ms. Kalavade is a TiE Charter Member and was named one of the 10 “Women to Watch” by Mass High Tech in 2007 and TIE-Boston Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. Ms. Kalavade holds a PhD in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley.