Sheng Liang was the lead developer on the original Java virtual machine (JVM) team at Sun Microsystems, Inc.. He is currently the chief executive officer of Rancher Labs. Previously he was the chief technology officer of the Cloud Platforms groups at Citrix Systems after their acquisition of Cloud.com, where he was co-founder and chief executive officer and founder of Cloud.com in July 2011
Sheng also was co-founder and chief technology officer of Teros, a provider of perimeter and network security solutions for enterprises and service providers, acquired by Citrix Systems, Inc. in 2005. He also served as vice president of engineering at SEVEN Networks, and as director of software engineering at Openwave Systems.