Shailesh Shukla

Vice President and General Manager, Neustar, Inc.


US & Canada




Shailesh Shukla is the VP/GM of the security business at Neustar. Prior to joining Neustar, Shukla was the Chief Operating Officer at Instart Logic, a fast growing Silicon Valley company disrupting content and application delivery through a cloud-based digital experience platform. Previously, Shukla was Vice President and General Manager (VP/GM) at Cisco, leading business units in routing, mobility and software with revenues ranging from $100 Million to $2 Billion. Earlier in his career, Shukla has taken a company public (Redback Network) and has been a management consultant at Mercer Management Consulting and Booz Allen and Hamilton. He holds a BSEE from BITS Pilani, India, MSEE from University of Kansas and an MBA (SM) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. He is a Charter member of TiE and advises multiple startup companies.

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