Our Team


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Subha Rajana

CEO  Linkedin icon

Subha leads Biarca, a global cloud-based engineering organization, bringing along a wealth of experience from diversified areas of business. Her strengths include strategy, operations, business development, and general management. Prior to Biarca, she served at Vedams and SriTech, both global software development organizations, in various leadership roles. Subha worked extensively with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Navy, and other government agencies on large, complex projects. Subha is passionate about education and women’s empowerment causes. She is an advisory board member of Pratham USA, a non-profit addressing education and women’s issues in India. She also serves as a Global Advisor for women entrepreneurs through How Women Lead. Subha has participated in several management programs at Stanford University and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of Texas.

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Kris Rajana

President and CTO  Linkedin icon

Kris is the president and CTO of Biarca. As an Open Source and Cloud Native technology evangelist, Kris is responsible for engineering strategy and execution. Kris brings a DevOps-centric view to build solutions around infrastructure modernization, cloud native applications, analytics and reliability engineering for Biarca’s global client base. Kris has years of broad data storage experience with senior executive positions at Snap Appliance, Xyratex, Sullego, and as CEO of Vedams. Kris earned his doctorate in engineering science from the Penn State University and has ongoing participation at both Stanford University and Singularity University.

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Bhasker Nallapothula

Director of Engineering

Bhasker is the Director of Engineering at Biarca and oversees the design and development of cutting-edge cloud solutions, with an emphasis on best practices and reliability engineering. Bhasker started his career in Silicon Valley where he was able to obtain engineering experience with several companies including Hewlett Packard, Broadcom, TiVo and security starting AOPTIX. Starting as a developer and soon moving into managing engineering teams, Bhasker brought together global teams for the deployment of server-side system software and tools, with an emphasis on embedded systems. Prior to working with the above firms, Bhasker held engineering and managerial positions at TATA and as an R&D scientist at the Defense Research and Development Organization. Bhasker has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Andhra University.

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Zeeshan Kazmi

Principal Partner Consultant  Linkedin icon

Zeeshan Kazmi brings global transformation, operation, and risk management experience in cyber and digital technologies to customers across various industries. Zeeshan has advised multiple boards on digital strategy, transformation, and cyber security governance. He has over 20+ years of global management experience and hands-on execution of MD&As, turn arounds, and change management. A NACD Board Fellow, Zeeshan has served multiple times as a CIO, CTO, and CISO executed end to end cyber security and risk management programs, built strategic alliances and high performing teams that support cultural shifts and drive cost savings/efficiencies at companies like Pfizer, Moodys, Molecular Devices, Infoblox, and Zygotek.

  • CNSS-4016/RMF DoD Risk Management Framework
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • ITIL v3 Foundations Certification

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Gary Taylor

Principal Partner Consultant  Linkedin icon

Gary Taylor is a board level technology executive with over 20 years of experience as a senior IT and business leader within large regional, national and multinational companies. He has driven cyber security strategy, security and compliance operations, technology selection and deployment. He has a strong focus on the revenue and cost implications of a balanced risk strategy. With his breadth and depth of experience, Gary brings a unique perspective to organizations quickly identifying the key risks, issues and challenges. Given his exposure to all the major areas of IT, he is adept at creating inclusive cyber security strategies that integrate IT and business organizations which Gary believes is the only effective way to deliver a robust and sustainable cyber security program.

Domain knowledge and technical skills:

  • Cyber security
    • Risk assessments, GRC, and compliance frameworks (NIST, ISO, etc.)
    • Disaster recovery, business continuity, and incident response
    • Cyber operations, cyber defense, supply chain, and security awareness programs
  • Enterprise architecture
    • On premise and cloud (Azure, IBM, AWS) architecture
    • LAN – WAN – SDWAN VPN, VoIP, Virtualization (desktop and server)
    • Hardware and software procurement


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Steve Westmoreland


Steve has been a board member and technical advisor to Biarca since 2015. He brings a highly diversified set of business skills in Advanced Networking, Security/Compliance, Technology Operations and Cloud Technologies across a wide range of industries. Steve is widely recognized as a leader in organizing, managing and developing outstanding technology organizations. He has been at the forefront of the commercial use of Open Source technology and the continued evolution of Open Source and agile software development. Steve has a lifelong commitment to learning, living and teaching leadership/integrity in all aspect of life.