Murali Dharan, president and COO of Perceive, is responsible for leading the company’s business operations, including sales, marketing, customer success and operations. He was previously responsible for the strategic direction, management and growth of the licensing business of Xperi, Perceive’s parent company and investor. Before joining Xperi, as CEO of intellectual property management firm IPValue, Murali guided the company’s evolution from start-up to industry leader. He has also held executive roles at leading technology companies, serving as executive vice president at electronic distribution and licensing solutions provider Preview Systems, vice president and general manager at Silicon Graphics, and vice president and general manager at NEC. Murali holds a degree in electrical engineering from Anna University in India, a master’s degree in computer science from Indiana University and an MBA from Stanford University.