For Jayaram, founding, building and growing enterprise software companies have been his passion for the past 37 years. Jayaram is currently the co-founder and CEO of Squelch, a customer experience optimization solution.

Previously, Jayaram was the founding CEO of Zenprise which was acquired by Citrix in 2013. He served as the first CMO of Mercury Interactive (1993-2001) helping the business technology optimization software company to achieve a dominant market position with its explosive growth, IPO and market cap in excess of $10Billion. Before Mercury, Jayaram held marketing and sales roles at Cadence Design Systems, EDA Systems, and Daisy Systems. Jayaram started his career at Intel as the product manager of the 286 microprocessor.

Jayaram was an advisor and a board member of Tealeaf Technology which was acquired by IBM in 2012. He also served as a director of Electric Cloud and Cyber Arc. In addition, Jayaram mentored and advised CEOs and founders of Centerrun (Acquired by Sun Microsystems), VA Software and Euclid Software.

Jayaram holds an MBA degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, an MS degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from National Institute for Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India and a BSEE from the University of Mysore, India. He has a passion for collecting wines of Burgundy, traveling, skiing and bicycling.