Published August 10, 2015 This content is archived.
Krishna “Kittu” Kolluri (MS IE ’88), general partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), received the 2015 Dean’s Award for Achievement.
Since earning his master’s degree, Kolluri has contributed his extensive technical and management abilities to positively impact numerous companies. He co-founded Healtheon, a dot-com startup that later merged with WebMD. Subsequently, he became president and CEO of Neoteris, a leader in the field of Internet access and security. The company was acquired first by NetScreen Technologies and then by Juniper Networks, where Kolluri served as executive vice president and general manager of its security products group.
Now as a general partner at New Enterprise Associates, Kolluri is on the forefront of venture capitalism and serves on numerous boards of NEA portfolio companies.
Kolluri has served on the Dean’s Advisory Council and is a member of the Delta Society, the school’s leadership annual giving society. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Kolluri credits his UB education for preparing him for a successful career. “Upon arriving at UB as an international student, I was incredibly nervous about what to expect. Almost immediately though, the school’s faculty and fellow students took me in and really made UB a home away from home. I feel my time at UB truly set me up for future success,” said Kolluri.