Vectra AI Strengthens Leadership Team with New CFO Sailesh Munagala to Drive Profitable Growth


Sailesh Munagala, the CFO of Vectra AI, will take advantage of his prior expertise in managing financial operations at Google, Palo Alto Networks, and Relativity to propel the company’s growth and innovation.  

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Vectra AI, Inc., the leader in AI-driven XDR (extended detection and response), today announced the appointment of Sailesh Munagala as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Munagala is a highly experienced finance executive who has managed finance operations for numerous large-scale, rapidly expanding technology companies. Munagala joins the executive team at a pivotal moment in time as Vectra AI works to protect businesses from new threat vectors brought about by the quick uptake of Generative AI (GenAI) tools.  

“Hitesh Sheth, founder and CEO of Vectra AI, says that “Sailesh’s proven track record in financial management with deep industry knowledge makes him an excellent addition to our team.” “His knowledge and expertise will be crucial in driving our financial strategy as we expand our business with a focus on profitable growth. I am very excited to have Sailesh on our team.”  

In his role as CFO at Vectra AI, Munagala will lead the company’s financial operations across the organization and be responsible for the company’s financial, legal, IT, and business operations functions. Munagala has over 20 years of experience managing financial and business operations for various organizations. Munagala comes to Vectra AI from Relativity, where he served as CFO, overseeing the company’s finance, accounting, real estate, and procurement functions. He oversaw financial planning and analysis for Google Cloud before joining Relativity. He has also held positions as vice president of finance at Palo Alto Networks and chief financial officer at Cortex.  

“I am thrilled to join Vectra AI as Chief Financial Officer,” said Munagala. “In a time where organizations need enhanced cybersecurity measures and visibility across the hybrid attack landscape, I am honored to join a team that is at the cutting edge of AI-driven innovation and working to help customers keep threats at bay and build resilience in their security posture.”  

About Vectra AI, Inc.  

Vectra AI, Inc. is the leader in AI-driven extended detection and response (XDR). The Vectra AI Platform delivers integrated signals across public cloud, SaaS, identity, and data center networks on a single platform. Vectra AI’s patented Attack Signal Intelligence empowers security teams to rapidly detect, prioritize, investigate, and stop the most advanced hybrid cyber-attacks. To keep up with the speed and volume of hybrid attackers, organizations all over the world rely on the Vectra AI Platform and MDR services, which have the most vendor references in MITRE D3FEND and 35 patents in AI-driven detection. For more information, visit