BackBox Names Rekha Shenoy as Chief Executive Officer

DALLAS, TX – May 6, 2024BackBox today announced that Rekha Shenoy has been named CEO and board director. As CEO, Shenoy will lead the next phase of BackBox’s evolution, focused on product development and growing market share in security-centric automation for network teams. 

With over 25 years in the B2B technology space, Rekha has held C-level product and go-to-market leadership roles. She managed the Industrial Cyber Security business unit at Belden, Inc., and has orchestrated buy and sell-side acquisitions at several organizations, including Tripwire and BMC Software. Before joining BackBox, Rekha was the Chief Product Officer at Syndio, Chief Product & Customer Officer at Zapproved, and Chief Revenue Officer at Spirion.  

Rekha succeeds Andrew Kahl who led BackBox since the acquisition by Elsewhere Partners in August 2021, established its headquarters in Dallas, TX and scaled its North American presence.  

 “As cybersecurity challenges and the complexities of managing a network continue to grow, network automation is a powerful capability that can be transformational to network engineers every day,” said Shenoy. “BackBox is in a unique position to support the automation needs of enterprise, MSP, and government network teams, given its strong product, an incredible roster of clients, and the impressive talent and experience I have seen across the company.” 

“BackBox has proven itself as a network automation leader thanks to the innovation and service it brings to its growing customer base. The company is poised for the next level of accelerated growth under Rekha’s leadership,” said Rita Selvaggi, Elsewhere Partners Operating Partner, and BackBox Board Chair.  

Over the past year, the BackBox platform received the Backup and Disaster Recovery Award from Cloud Computing Magazine for empowering businesses to improve productivity and network security under even the most challenging conditions. In addition, it received the award for Cutting Edge Vulnerability Remediation Automation in Cyber Defense Magazine’s 2023 Cyber Defense Awards.  

“In just the last six months, the BackBox Network Automation Platform has introduced Network Vulnerability Manager and Network Configuration Management capabilities, with so much more to come,” said Shenoy. “BackBox grew its North American client base by 175% in 2023 and is gearing up for the next phase of innovation. I can’t wait to start on the journey.”  

About BackBox

BackBox powers The BackBox Automation Platform for Network Teams, which supports network and security device automation of over 180 vendors, with thousands of security-centric pre-built automations and a scripting-free way to build new ones. Enterprises and managed service providers worldwide trust BackBox to automate and audit anything an admin could do manually, with reliable automations that are flexible, scalable, and contextually aware. From backups and OS updates to configuration compliance, vulnerability management, and Zero Trust NetOps,™ BackBox gives administrators the confidence that automations will deliver the expected outcome every time. To learn more, visit

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