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Dropsuite Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Theo Hnarakis - Non-Executive Chairman of Dropsuite


Non-Executive Chairman

Theo brings a wealth of experience scaling Australian ASX-listed technology businesses as Melbourne IT’s Managing Director for more than a decade, along with senior roles at News Corp., Boral Group, PMP Communications Group. Currently, Theo is the Non-Executive Chairman of Dropsuite, a Non-Executive Director at FarmGate MSU and Chairman at Crowd Mobile.

Bruce Tonkin, Non-Executive Director of Dropsuite


Non-Executive Director

Bruce is a respected authority on Internet business and technical infrastructure issues, and COO of .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA). He has held senior roles at Melbourne IT (CTO 17+ years), ICANN (Board director 9+ years), and Monash University. Currently, Bruce is a Non-Executive Director at Dropsuite.

Charif El-Ansari, Chief Executive Officer & Director of Dropsuite


Chief Executive Officer & Director

Charif is the former head of sales and business development at Google Asia. He is a well-respected technology industry veteran with over 15 years of experience in various management positions at Google and Dell that required a strong entrepreneurial drive. Charif has held sales, marketing, operations and business development roles in the US and Asia.

Senior Management Team

Ridley Ruth, Chief Operating Officer of Dropsuite


Chief Operating Officer

Ridley brings 25 years of industry knowledge to Dropsuite. Previously, he was as Vice President Sales and Marketing and later General Manager of StopTheHacker, a leading website security company (acquired by CloudFlare). Ridley has prior experience in sales, marketing, business development, operations, website security and forensic data duplication.

Manoj Kalyanaraman, CTO of Dropsuite


Chief Technology Officer

Manoj has over 20 years of experience in engineering, strategic innovation, and global leadership. Prior to joining Dropsuite, Manoj worked at BitTitan as the VP of Product and Engineering, where he led the transformation the company’s Microsoft 365 and Google Workspaces assessment and migration platform. Over the past decade as an engineering leader, he has built and led product engineering teams across APAC and the USA, including previous roles at Intuit and Mindtree.

Ron Hart, Chief Engineer of Dropsuite


Chief Engineer

Ron brings 25 years of software engineering experience to the team with over 9 years of providing technical leadership to startup companies. He specializes in high volume, high reliability solutions with a quick-to-market approach, leveraging open-source technologies and an agile development process.