The Apstra Management Team

Mansour Karam


Mansour Karam is an entrepreneur and executive with a passion and successful track record for building high tech infrastructure companies from the ground up. As CEO and Founder of Apstra, Mansour is responsible in setting the product vision and leading the company’s culture and business.

Sasha Ratkovic


Sasha is a thought leader in domain abstractions and data model driven automation. As CTO at Apstra, he drives the architecture direction of the Apstra Operating System and is deeply involved in all aspects of the Apstra Product and Engineering efforts.

David Cheriton

Chief Scientist

David Cheriton is a Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and a world-renowned researcher in the areas of networking and distributed systems with numerous widely cited publications and patents.

Manish Sampat

Vice President

Manish Sampat Sampat is a seasoned strategic leader who brings more than 20 years of experience to Apstra at a time when the company is expected to change the competitive landscape as a pioneer in intent-
based networking.