Our Team

Leading with integrity, innovation, stewardship & service excellence

Sonasoft Team

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, the Sonasoft team includes over 800+ years of combined experience with high technology with B2B companies that focus on data preservation, compliance, business continuity, and most recently artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Mike Khanna


Mike Khanna is a senior high-tech entrepreneur with a background in sales and business development. With over twenty years of experience in Silicon Valley, Mike has brought innovation to the industry. Mike and his team successfully created and launched six products, services, and solutions at Sonasoft and currently champions the business development of the Company’s artificial intelligence (AI) products and services.

Ankur Garg

Chief of AI

Ankur Dinesh Garg is the creator and chief architect for Sonasoft’s AI platform, NuGene. Ankur spearheads Sonasoft’s AI initiatives, which includes business strategy, vertical solutions, OEM agreements, AI adoption, and cross-functional integration.

Rob Baumert


Rob Baumert brings to Sonasoft a wealth of experience, gained over the course of a varied and successful career in high-tech startups. Originally trained as a chemical engineer and naval officer, Rob holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Engineering degree from Queen’s University. Following a successful engineering career in the hydrogen fuel cell industry, where he rose to the position of Head of Test Engineering for XCellsis USA (a joint venture of Ford Motor Company, Daimler Chrysler and Ballard Power Systems), Rob pivoted to a business career, completing his MBA at the Melbourne Business School in Australia in 2004. Rob continued on to attend the Stanford University Graduate School of Business for the Emergent CFO Financial Leadership Program (2015).

Chinmay Joshi

VP AI Products

Chinmay Joshi is co-creator of Sonasoft’s AI platform, NuGene. He specializes in making AI work and provides tangible business benefits to enterprises. He constantly pushes innovation boundaries to be ahead of the curve.

Neil Khanna

VP of Customer Success

Neil is a sales, suppport, and business operation technology leader specialized in working with strategic clients. Focused on AI and data egineering he is helping them plan, adopt, and expand on their technology investments driving towards key business outcomes. He believes success is only achieved when our clients are receiving maximum value from our products and services.

Paul Clauson


Paul Clauson is an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience empowering startups to reach new heights. His wealth of expertise encompasses go-to-market, digital strategy, customer acquisition, fundraising, and Software as a Service (SaaS). Recently, the innovative spirit running through Paul’s family was the subject of a book on his grandfather, Wallace, a brilliant scientist who worked with John von Neumann and Albert Einstein. Paul received his undergraduate degree from UCLA in Political Theory and has a master’s degree from Western Seminary.

Christopher Chew

Senior Account Executive

In a business world that is forgetting that the customers always come first, Chris uses his breadth of technology solutions to ensure that customers’ expectations are met or exceeded. His unwavering desire to satisfy customers is the reason why they give him unequalled trust. His mastery of working with technology partners shows our customers the value of our solutions-oriented approach.

Madonna Ysais

Inside Sales Representative

Executes and improves upon sales operations processes to ensure that the needs of each customer are met and that every sales manager is able to deliver on all commitments to our customers. Madonna is a master of efficiency and detailed in her execution. Customers are always in good hands with Madonna. Vendors benefit from her comprehensive understanding end-to-end of the sales fulfillment cycles.