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Management Team

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman and Founder

Jay is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a series of successful companies, including AirDefense, CipherTrust, CoreHarbor, SecureIT, and Zscaler, now a public company as of March 16, 2018.

Jay has a history of introducing visionary innovations to market that address the demand for securely enabling emerging technology trends, such as the Zscaler global security cloud for distributed and mobile enterprises. Jay’s considerable work in the security technology sector has made him a trusted advisor for many enterprise CIOs and CISOs.

Jay leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations, such as IBM, NCR and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, Jay founded and led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also founded and led CoreHarbor, a managed ecommerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, Jay founded and led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play Internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998.

Jay has been honored as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year (Southeast USA),” an Information Week “Innovator & Influencer”, an SC Magazine “Market Entrepreneur”, an IIT BHU “Distinguished Alumnus” and a Goldman Sachs “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.” He earned his MBA in Marketing, MS in Computer Engineering and MS in Industrial Engineering – all from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering from IIT BHU Varanasi. Jay has completed the Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Remo E. Canessa

Chief Financial Officer

Remo Canessa is a recognized industry leader with more than 30 years of financial management experience in both public and private technology companies, including 15 years as CFO at category-leading security and network infrastructure companies. Mr. Canessa has served as our chief financial officer since February 2017.

Mr. Canessa’s 30-year career includes 11 years as CFO at infrastructure leader Infoblox, where he led that company through a successful IPO in 2012, and three years as CFO at Netscreen, where he completed a successful IPO and sale of the company to Juniper Networks. His breadth of experience includes strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, corporate finance, and treasury. Mr. Canessa has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara. He currently sits on the Board of Aerohive.

Amit Sinha, Ph.D

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Amit Sinha is a skilled entrepreneur and technology leader who has driven the research and development of disruptive security and wireless technologies at both start-ups and market-leading organizations. Prior to Zscaler, Dr. Sinha served as CTO for Motorola’s enterprise networking and communications business, which he joined via its acquisition of AirDefense where he held the same role. He has also served as Chief Technologist at Engim, which he co-founded.

Amit earned an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the President of India Gold Medal. He holds 27 US patents and has contributed to several books and dozens of conference and journal papers.

Manoj Apte, Ph.D

Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Manoj Apte is a veteran network security executive with over 15 years of experience in developing high performance networking and security systems. Prior to Zscaler, Manoj held engineering and product line management positions at Juniper Networks, where he created and launched Juniper's 10G IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) appliance. Prior to Juniper, he worked on real-time embedded platforms at various companies.

Manoj holds more than a dozen patents and has contributed to the Cloud Security Alliance since its initial charter. He earned a PhD in Computer Science from Mississippi State University and holds a B.Tech. in Aerospace Technology from IIT Bombay.

Micheline Nijmeh

Chief Marketing Officer

An innovative and proven marketing executive, Micheline balances strategic thinking with data-driven decision making. Over her 20-year marketing career, Micheline’s experience encompasses a diverse profile of companies, from globally recognized public technology leaders to pre-IPO startups. Micheline joined Zscaler from Xactly Corporation, where she helped drive the company’s transformation and leadership in sales performance management.

Micheline’s responsibility at Zscaler includes driving global brand recognition, go-to-market strategy, product marketing, demand generation, and communications.

Patrick Foxhoven

Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Emerging Technologies

Patrick Foxhoven is an experienced and innovative managed security entrepreneur and technologist, having spent 20 years building secure and scalable Internet-enabled networks while co-authoring three books on information security and receiving multiple patents. He is currently Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Zscaler.

Prior to joining Zscaler in 2010, he was a founder and CIO of CentraComm, a leading managed IT security and services provider, and served earlier as an owner and principal network engineer of Friendly Net, an early residential ISP in the midwest United States.

Punit Minocha

Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development

Punit Minocha is an established security executive with history of nurturing key partnerships to develop robust technology ecosystems at industry-leading organizations, including Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro.

As Vice President of Business Development and Mobile Solutions at Zscaler, Minocha is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of business development initiatives, including technology partnerships, strategic alliances and SI relationships; as well as its mobile security strategy, ecosystem and go-to-market. Minocha earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.

Robert Schlossman

Chief Legal Officer

Robert Schlossman has served as our Chief Legal Officer since February 2016. Mr. Schlossman has been a key legal and business advisor to CEOs, management teams, and boards of directors of public, private equity, and venture capital backed companies. Mr. Schlossman develops legal departments into organizations that both protect a company and enable the success of the business. 

Mr. Schlossman is particularly skilled at guiding companies through major transformations including IPOs, M&A transactions, creation of new companies from large public companies, international expansion, implementation of new business strategies, introduction of new products and sales channels, and major corporate restructurings. He has substantial experience with streamlining legal operations, optimizing legal budgets, creating and managing compliance programs, IP strategy, contracts, complex sales programs and supply chains, government contracting, employment issues, litigation, international operations, and corporate securities and governance matters.

Prior to joining us, he served as the chief legal officer of several high technology companies. Mr. Schlossman holds a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, as well as a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University.

Larry Biagini

Chief Technology Evangelist

Larry Biagini recently retired as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GE. While at GE, Larry’s focus was on contemporizing infrastructure, employee services and deploying cloud technology enabling secure usage of those services by GE’s employees, customers and partners. At Zscaler, Larry will focus on helping customers and partners better plan and execute their inevitable move towards expanding their use of cloud services.

In his 26 years at GE, Larry held various positions in Information Technology including Vice President, IT Risk having responsibility for all aspects of risk, governance and security; Vice President & CIO, GE Capital; Chief Technology Officer, CIO & Services Delivery for GE company and Chief Technology Officer for GE Aviation. During his tenure at GE, Larry was instrumental in driving successful technology integrations of global mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In 2012 Larry was named a GE Company Officer.

Prior to GE, Larry led International Applications for Emery Air Freight and was Director of Financial Applications for Olin Chemical. Larry’s career has spanned 35 years in technology covering manufacturing, logistics and financial systems. Industrial verticals include healthcare, media, aviation and energy. Larry is a recognized global leader in creating environments enabling businesses to take advantage of new technologies in a reliable and secure manner. Larry holds a B.S. in accounting for Fairfield University.

Greg Pappas

Chief People Officer

Greg Pappas is a strategic executive who is passionate about aligning the people & culture organization to support business strategy and has devoted his career to providing leadership at both pre-IPO and public companies over the past 20 years.

Greg joined Zscaler from Specialized Bicycles, where he served as Chief People & Culture Officer, having served previously as VP of HR at many successful companies – CyberSource, Packeteer, Extended Systems, GlobalEnglish, and Inference Corporation – following HR management roles at Chordiant Software and Apple Computer.

Kavitha Mariappan

Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Transformation

Kavitha Mariappan is a seasoned go-to-market executive with a penchant for rapidly translating technology into customer-centric value, mobilizing global teams and operations, and transforming them into high growth businesses. Over her 20+ year tenure spanning enterprise software and service provider, she has held various high-impact roles spanning marketing, product management, and engineering at industry-leading companies, including Databricks, Riverbed, Cisco and Philips Electronics. She most recently served as CMO at Split Software, a venture-backed startup where she built the company's go to market engine from ground up and was instrumental in defining a new category for product decisions. Kavitha holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Communication Engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Kavitha is responsible for driving global transformation and innovation across all facets of Zscaler’s business, customers, strategy, products, and operations, with a strong focus on customer value creation.

Kailash

Chief Architect and Founder

Kailash co-founded Zscaler and is a recognized expert in scalable and high-performance networking and security systems. His more than 25 years of experience includes work at leading technology companies including AirDefense, CipherTrust, Netscaler, Mylex, Unisys and Wipro, where he started his career when it was a start-up. As a chief architect, Kailash’s accomplishments include building the industry’s highest-performing web application delivery and load balancing platform at NetScaler and improving the scalability of wireless security appliances by a factor of 20 while at AirDefense.

Kailash holds over 40 patents and earned an MS in Computer Technology from IIT Delhi and a B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering from IIT BHU, Varanasi.

Board of Directors

Jay Chaudhry

CEO, Chairman and Founder

Jay is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a series of successful companies, including AirDefense, CipherTrust, CoreHarbor, SecureIT, and Zscaler, now a public company as of March 16, 2018.

Jay has a history of introducing visionary innovations to market that address the demand for securely enabling emerging technology trends, such as the Zscaler global security cloud for distributed and mobile enterprises. Jay’s considerable work in the security technology sector has made him a trusted advisor for many enterprise CIOs and CISOs.

Jay leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing and management experience with leading organizations, such as IBM, NCR and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, Jay founded and led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also founded and led CoreHarbor, a managed ecommerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, Jay founded and led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play Internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998.

Jay has been honored as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year (Southeast USA),” an Information Week “Innovator & Influencer”, an SC Magazine “Market Entrepreneur”, an IIT BHU “Distinguished Alumnus” and a Goldman Sachs “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.” He earned his MBA in Marketing, MS in Computer Engineering and MS in Industrial Engineering – all from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering from IIT BHU Varanasi. Jay has completed the Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Charles Giancarlo

CEO of Pure Storage

Charlie has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor, communications, and networking industries. Charlie has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2016 and has served as chief executive officer and a director of Pure Storage, Inc., an enterprise level data storage company, since August 2017. He is a Senior Advisor and previously a Managing Director and Head of Value Creation at Silver Lake Partners. As a former VP and Chief Development Officer for Cisco Systems, Charlie has a proven track record for delivering important new networking technologies and recognizing industry leaders. During his 14 years at Cisco, he was a key contributor to the growth of the company and was ultimately responsible for the products that generated 80 percent of Cisco's revenues. 

Charlie currently serves on the boards of Accenture, Arista, Blue Jeans Network, Imperva, and ServiceNow. He has also served on the boards of Skype and Netflix. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Brown University where he serves on the board of trustees, a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley where he serves on the board of advisors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Karen Blasing

Independent Director

Karen Blasing is an independent director and the head of the audit committee for Zscaler.  Ms. Blasing has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2017.  She also serves on the boards of Ellie Mae (NYSE: Elli), LogRhythm, and Metric Stream. Karen served as Chief Financial Officer for Guidewire Software, Inc. from July 2009 through March 2015 including the very successful initial public offering in January 2012 and two subsequent follow-on offerings.   

Ms. Blasing has also served as Chief Financial Officer for Force10Networks (acquired by Dell), Nuance Communications, and Counterpane Internet Security (acquired by BT).  She has held senior finance roles at salesforce.com, Informix Corporation (acquired by IBM), Oracle Corporation and Syntex Pharmaceuticals (now Roche). She holds B.A.’s in both Economics and Business Administration from the University of Montana and an MBA from the University of Washington. 

Lane Bess

Investor

Lane Bess has spent over 30 years successfully launching start-ups and scaling businesses. Lane has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2011. Lane was CEO of Palo Alto Networks 2008-2011, where he led the company to annualized revenue exceeding $200 million on the path to its IPO. He was previously EVP of Worldwide Sales and General Manager at Trend Micro, where he grew worldwide revenues to over $1 billion annually. Lane has also held senior Sales and Marketing positions at NCR Corporation, where he oversaw multinational corporate sales, and AT&T, where he was responsible for the product launches of AT&T's Business and Consumer Internet services in the mid-1990s.

Lane holds a Bachelor of Science in managerial economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton. 

Nehal Raj

Partner, TPG

Nehal Raj is a Partner at TPG based in San Francisco, where he leads investments in the technology sector for both TPG Capital and TPG Growth. Nehal has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2015. Prior to joining TPG in 2006, Nehal was an investor at Francisco Partners. Nehal received an AB in economics and MS in industrial engineering from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar). Nehal is currently a Director of C3 IoT, CCC Information Services, Domo, Noodle Analytics (Chairman), Sutherland Global Services, and Zscaler.

Nehal previously served as Director of Aptina Imaging (acquired by ON Semiconductor), Decision Insight Information Group (acquired by CoreLogic), IMS Health (NYSE: IMS), Intergraph (acquired by Hexagon AB), and Symbility Solutions (TSX-V: SY). He also serves on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Day School and the Advisory Board of Breakthrough San Francisco.

Amit Sinha, Ph.D

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Amit Sinha is a skilled entrepreneur and technology leader who has driven the research and development of disruptive security and wireless technologies at both start-ups and market-leading organizations. Prior to Zscaler, Dr. Sinha served as CTO for Motorola’s enterprise networking and communications business, which he joined via its acquisition of AirDefense where he held the same role. He has also served as Chief Technologist at Engim, which he co-founded.

Amit earned an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the President of India Gold Medal. He holds 27 US patents and has contributed to several books and dozens of conference and journal papers.

Andrew Brown

CEO and Co-Founder, Sand Hill East

Andy Brown is a seasoned enterprise technology executive with over 30 years of hands-on experience running large organizations in Banking, Telecoms, Oil and Pharma. Andy has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2015. Andy was Group CTO of UBS from 2010 to 2013; Head of Strategy, Architecture & Optimization at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2008 to 2010; and from 2006 to 2008 the CTO of Infrastructure at Credit Suisse. Prior to that, Mr. Brown served for 10 years in various leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, including Chief Technology Architect and CIO of Direct Markets.

Andy is a board member of Guidewire (GWRE) and Moogsoft, and is advising a number of technology startups, including in his role as CTO in Residence at Fintech Innovation Lab in NYC. Andy holds a BSc. Honors degree in Chemical Physics from University College London.

Scott Darling

President of Dell Technologies Capital (DTC)

Scott Darling is President of Dell Technologies Capital (DTC), the Corporate Development and Venture Capital arm of Dell Technologies. The Dell Technologies family of businesses is comprised of Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware and generates approximately $75B of revenue. DTC pursues new and emerging technologies aggressively, at an approximate pace of $2B per year of investment in M&A and $100M per year investment in venture capital. Prior to joining Dell Technologies, Scott was President of EMC Corporate Development and Ventures where he was responsible for the M&A and Venture Capital investment activity for EMC. Prior to EMC Scott was a General Partner at Frazier Technology Ventures. Before joining FTV Scott was Vice President and Managing Director at Intel Capital; during his tenure at Intel Capital he managed the teams responsible for investing in support of the business units accounting for more than two thirds of Intel’s revenue.

During Scott’s years at Intel and prior to joining Intel Capital in 2000, he was the General Manager for several business units including the Internet Media Services Division and the Personal Conferencing Division, as well as the Director of Marketing for the OEM Computer Systems Division. Before Intel, Scott was head of Product Marketing for High-End Systems at Apple Computer. In addition, Scott was an early employee at two early PC industry startups. Scott received his MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business in 1988. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1981, where he studied economics and computer science. Scott is based in Palo Alto, CA. Scott represents Dell Technologies Capital on the board of directors of the following companies: Barefoot Networks, DocuSign, Zscaler.

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