Ali Simnad

VP Product

Passionate about innovation and business transformation, Ali has over 15 years of experience in product strategy and management. He is adept at identifying core corporate competencies and mapping them to technology discontinuities and industry transitions to expand market share and increase revenues.

Ali comes to Pryon from Veritas Technology (previously Symantec). As Senior Director of Product Management for SaaS, cloud, and data management products, he developed the next generation of “self-driving” data management applications. Ali achieved double-digit revenue growth for the product line by expanding into new markets, improving margins, and entering into strategic OEM agreements.

Before Veritas, Ali reported to the Office of the CTO at Dell EMC. He joined the company through Dell EMC’s acquisition of VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment company. Ali was responsible for strategy and market intelligence for VCE’s next-generation cloud application solutions. Under his leadership, the solutions became number one in market share and accounted for 60 percent of the company’s more than $2B in annual revenue.

Ali’s other experience includes Director of Product Marketing and Business Development at PLX Tech, where he launched the industry’s first media-enabled network attached storage product for the mid-market and service providers; Senior Product Line Manager at Ubicom (acquired by Qualcomm), where he launched the first communications and media processor for the consumer market; and Senior Product Line Manager for NVIDIA.

Ali holds M.S. degrees in Management and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas.


Domenico Ghirlandaio’s “Portrait of a Man” painted circa 1477-1478. [Public domain]