|Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, B. Tech.|
|California Institute of Technology, MS|
|Stanford University, Ph.D.|
Prior to Nexus, Naren Co-founded Integrated Systems Inc (ISI), a leading embedded software company in 1980 and took it public in 1990. He served as ISI’s President/CEO till 1994 and as its Chairman till ISI merged with WindRiver Systems in 2000. He subsequently served as CEO and Vice-Chairman of Wind River Systems.
Naren has been an active investor for the last ten years. Among his investments, several companies had successful public exits, including Digital Link, E-Tek Dynamics, Numerical Technology and RightNow. Exits through acquisitions include Speedera Networks.
Naren holds a B. Tech. and is a recipient of President’s Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi; an MS from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in engineering. Naren has received distinguished alumni awards from Caltech and IIT and was elected a Fellow of the IEEE.
In addition to Wind River, Naren serves on the boards Tibco Software, Red Hat Inc. and the Community Foundation of Silicon Valley. He is also a founding member of TiE and is an active advisor to Indian entrepreneurs worldwide.