Executive Leadership

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Netskope

Meet our team

We believe a company thrives when diverse people with different ways of thinking come together to solve big challenges. Comprised of business leaders, cloud builders, networking and security experts, our leadership team is fiercely committed to cultivating a strong culture, being transparent, and doing everything it takes to make our customers successful.

Netskope Executives

Sanjay Beri

Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Beri

Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay brings more than two decades of innovation and success in the cloud, networking, and security industries. His unique business sense combined with his technical acumen, vision for the future of the industry, and unwavering focus on culture have contributed to his building a world class team and iconic company as founder and CEO of Netskope. Prior to Netskope, Sanjay was VP & GM of Juniper Networks secure access business unit, driving it to market leadership throughout his tenure. He is also the co-founder of one of the world’s first data center encryption companies, Ingrian Networks, and has held leadership positions across numerous other security and networking companies.

Ravi Ithal

Chief Architect

Ravi Ithal

Chief Architect

Ravi brings more than a decade of technology innovation, leadership, and customer problem-solving to Netskope as founder and chief architect. Previously, Ravi was instrumental in designing and building the world’s first app- and user-aware next generation firewall at Palo Alto Networks. Ravi is an industry thought leader, author of 11 patents, and co-author of the industry’s first Cloud Security for Dummies book. Ravi has also held several technical leadership and management positions at Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems.

Lebin Cheng

VP, App Engineering

Lebin Cheng

VP, App Engineering

An expert on cloud and mobile security, networking, and distributed computing, Lebin brings twenty years of technical innovation and leadership to his role as founder and vice president of application engineering at Netskope. Lebin leads the development of the Netskope Context Engine, a patented innovation and major product differentiator. He is highly regarded in the cloud security community, has authored several patents, and has co-authored the industry’s first Cloud Security for Dummies book. Prior to Netskope, Lebin held technical leadership and management roles at VMware, McAfee, IntruVert, and HP.

Krishna Narayanaswamy

Chief Scientist

Krishna Narayanaswamy

Chief Scientist

A highly regarded and awarded researcher in security, behavioral anomaly detection, and deep packet inspection, Krishna brings two decades of technical and thought leadership as founder and chief scientist of Netskope. Krishna leads Netskope’s data science and user behavior research and is a prolific writer and speaker on a range of cloud security topics. He has authored 20 patents and co-authored the industry’s first Cloud Security for Dummies book. Prior to Netskope, Krishna held numerous leadership positions, including founding Top Layer Networks and serving as a distinguished engineer at Juniper Networks.

Rajneesh Chopra

VP, Product Management

Rajneesh Chopra

VP, Product Management

As a top expert in cloud security, Rajneesh serves as vice president of product management, where he has helped build the industry’s most recognized and award-winning cloud security platform. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, press contributor, and author of technical and business articles. He previously held senior technical, marketing, and business and corporate development positions at Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems.

Steve Malmskog

Chief Network Architect

Steve Malmskog

Chief Network Architect

A foremost expert on secure networking and one of the world’s leading high speed data plane architects, Steve brings two decades of technology leadership and innovation to Netskope as chief network architect. Steve leads the development of Netskope’s high-speed data plane and collaborates closely with customers to ensure that Netskope offers the most comprehensive deployment architectures in the market. Steve is a frequent presenter to the analyst community and co-authored the industry’s first Cloud Security for Dummies book. Previously, Steve held technical leadership and management positions at Payfone, Juniper Networks, Redline Networks, and Disney Internet Group, among other companies.

Chris Andrews

SVP, Worldwide Sales

Chris Andrews

SVP, Worldwide Sales

A technology industry veteran with extensive experience taking innovative and market-leading companies from emergence and expansion to IPO and beyond, Chris brings more than 20 years of leadership as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Chris previously served as head of worldwide sales and field operations at network control provider Infoblox, and prior to that was the head of Americas sales and field operations for NetScreen, Juniper Networks, and Fortinet.

James Sung

VP, Customer Success & Support

James Sung

VP, Customer Success & Support

With more than two decades of experience starting and growing companies through expansion phase to IPO and beyond, James has built the highest performing service and support organizations from the ground-up. He has led success, support, and professional services organizations in quickly expanding corporate environments that achieve the highest customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Score (NPS) ratings in their respective market segments.

Jamie Barnett

Chief Marketing Officer

Jamie Barnett

Chief Marketing Officer

Jamie brings nearly two decades of technical and marketing expertise to Netskope in her role as chief marketing officer. Prior to Netskope, Jamie served in product management and marketing leadership roles at enterprise mobility software company Zenprise, security leader McAfee, and sensor software startup Blue Vector. Prior to that, she held a number of management positions at EMC, including co-founding the data management company’s security division and leading the charge for its acquisition of RSA Security. Jamie is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Rick Holden

VP, Business Development & Alliances

Rick Holden

VP, Business Development & Alliances

With more than 20 years of leadership in business development/alliances, product marketing, product management, and technical marketing at Riverbed Technology, Aruba Networks, Inktomi/Fast Forward Networks, and AT&T, Rick brings a wealth of business, technical, and strategic acumen to Netskope as vice president of business development. Rick started his career as an an engineer at AT&T Bell Labs.

Amol Kabe

VP, Emerging Products

Amol Kabe

VP, Emerging Products

Amol leads the strategic planning, development and execution of Netskope product initiatives including Netskope Threat Protection and the expansion of its cloud security platform as vice president of emerging products.  Prior to joining Netskope, Amol ran Riverbed Technology’s famed $750 million Steelhead product portfolio as vice president of product management. Prior to that, he held a diverse set of responsibilities at Riverbed, from helping build the federal vertical to a $100 million business and creating the industry’s first SaaS acceleration product. Prior to Riverbed, Amol was on the founding team of pioneering data loss prevention start up Tablus, which was acquired by RSA in 2007.

Abhay Kulkarni

VP, Engineering

Abhay Kulkarni

VP, Engineering

With more than a decade of experience delivering highly-scalable enterprise products to market, Abhay serves as vice president of engineering. Under his technical leadership, Netskope has built the industry’s most recognized and award-winning cloud security platform. Abhay is a foremost thought leader in the cloud security market, contributing to the press, analyst community, and as a speaker at industry events. Prior to Netskope, Abhay served as senior director of engineering for Symantec’s award-winning security and backup solution, NortonCloud.

Gary Ochs

VP, Channels

Gary Ochs

VP, Channels

A highly-recognized channel leader and CRN “Channel Chief,” Gary brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, sales management, business development, and channel management to the role of vice president of channels. Gary has helped companies grow and develop relationships with partners across an array of technology markets, including networking, security, and managed security services. Prior to Netskope, he served in senior business positions at Raptor Systems (Symantec); New Oak Communications (Nortel), and, most recently, Q1 Labs (IBM), where Gary served as a business development and channels executive.

Mario Puras

VP, Sales Engineering

Mario Puras

VP, Sales Engineering

As Netskope’s vice president of sales engineering and solution architecture, Mario brings more than two decades of experience to his responsibility leading the worldwide presales and cloud security architect teams. Prior to joining Netskope, he served in multiple engineering, architecture, and sales leadership roles at Juniper Networks. Prior to that, Mario led the operation, readiness, and successful training of soldiers during both war and peace times for the US Armed Services.

Bobby Shoker

VP, Finance

Bobby Shoker

VP, Finance

Bobby brings two decades of deep finance, accounting, and operational management experience to Netskope as vice president of finance. Prior to Netskope, Bobby served in various leadership positions at Juniper Networks helping the business scale to facilitate growth. Prior to that, he was Corporate Controller at Peribit Networks and has served as an auditor with PwC. Bobby holds a CPA.

Alok Kothari

Managing Director, India

Alok Kothari

Managing Director, India

An industry veteran with extensive experience in building world class offshore operations for startups as they grow from early stage to multi-billion dollar corporations, Alok brings more than 20 years of executive leadership building high performance engineering, customer success, and operations teams. Prior to Netskope, Alok built offshore organizations for companies including Juniper Networks, Aruba Networks, and Healthon WebMD from the ground-up.

Netskope Board of Directors

Sanjay Beri

CEO, Netskope

Sanjay Beri

CEO, Netskope

Sanjay brings more than two decades of innovation and success in the cloud, networking, and security industries. His unique business sense combined with his technical acumen, vision for the future of the industry, and unwavering focus on culture have contributed to his building a world class team and iconic company as founder and CEO of Netskope. Prior to Netskope, Sanjay was VP & GM of Juniper Networks secure access business unit, driving it to market leadership throughout his tenure. He is also the co-founder of one of the world’s first data center encryption companies, Ingrian Networks, and has held leadership positions across numerous other security and networking companies.

Eric Wolford

Partner, Accel Partners

Eric Wolford

Partner, Accel Partners

Eric Wolford brings his experience in executive leadership positions in multiple technology and service companies to the Netskope board. Most recently, Eric was President, Products Group at Riverbed Technology. During his 10+ years at Riverbed, Eric led a number of functions to help take the company public and deliver growth from 0 to $1B in revenue. Prior to Riverbed, Eric served in various executive roles at Accel funded start ups NetVmg (acquired by Internap), Fast Forward Networks (acquired by Inktomi) and at AT&T.  He currently serves on the boards of Riverbed Technology, BitTorrent, and Jut.

Enrique Salem

Independent Board Member

Enrique Salem

Independent Board Member

Enrique Salem contributes more than 25 years of executive leadership, business strategy, and board experience to Netskope. Most recently, Enrique served as CEO of Symantec. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Brightmail and SVP of products and technology at Oblix and Ask Jeeves. In addition to Netskope, Enrique also serves as a board director for Atlassian, DocuSign, ForeScout, and FireEye, among others.

Mamoon Hamid

General Partner, Social Capital

Mamoon Hamid

General Partner, Social Capital

Mamoon Hamid is a Co-Founder and General Partner at Social Capital. Mamoon leads the firm’s private investing activities which focuses on building breakthrough healthcare, education, financial services, consumer and enterprise software companies. He currently sits on the board of companies that includes Slack, Netskope, Onelogin and Intercom and previously has served on the boards of Box, Yammer and Castlight Health.
Prior to starting Social Capital, Mamoon was a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), where he led early stage investments in companies like Box and Yammer. Mamoon started his Silicon Valley career in 1997 at Xilinx where he spent six years in various engineering and marketing roles.

Arif Janmohamed

Partner, Lightspeed Ventures Partners

Arif Janmohamed

Partner, Lightspeed Ventures Partners

Arif Janmohamed brings significant networking, cloud, and security expertise to the Netskope board. Prior to joining Lightspeed, Arif worked in the Corporate Business Development group at Cisco Systems. Earlier in his career, Arif worked in technical development and product management roles at WebTV (acquired by MSFT), Andes Networks (acquired by SUNW), and Sun Microsystems.

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