Our Team of Cloud Security Experts

We are a team of professionals who came together to solve a big challenge. We believe in making high quality products and treating our customers right. That’s the bottom line.


Sanjay Beri


Sanjay Beri brings nearly two decades of innovation, experience, and success in networking and security technology, and a unique business sense, to his role as founder and CEO of Netskope. He has held leadership positions at Juniper Networks, Ingrian Networks, McAfee and numerous other companies.

Coffee notes: Sanjay has the unique habit of never drinking coffee.

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Rajneesh Chopra

Vice President, Product Management

As a thought leader in Internet security, Rajneesh is vice president of product management at Netskope. He previously held senior level positions at Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems.

Coffee notes: Rajneesh is currently powered by Starbucks Veranda Blend.


Abhay Kulkarni

Vice President, Engineering

Abhay Kulkarni brings more than a decade of leading technical teams to Netskope. As senior director of engineering for Symantec’s NortonCloud, Abhay led a large, distributed, yet scrappy team that delivered award-winning security and backup solutions.

Coffee notes: Abhay supercharges his day with handcrafted Ethiopian coffee.

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Jamie Barnett

Chief Marketing Officer

From her experience in various management roles at Zenprise, Citrix, McAfee, RSA Security and InfoArmor, Jamie Barnett brings more than 15 years of experience to Netskope as the chief marketing officer.

Coffee notes: Jamie fuels her relentless energy with Starbucks Sumatra Dark Roast.

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Ravi Ithal

Chief Architect

Ravi Ithal brings more than a decade of experience to Netskope as chief architect. Previously, Ravi helped build the world’s first app and user-aware next generation firewall at Palo Alto Networks and held several key roles at Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems.

Coffee notes: Ravi isn’t binary when it comes to his morning caffeine ritual and enjoys both a nice Italian roast and English tea.

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Krishna Narayanaswamy

Chief Scientist

A highly-regarded researcher in deep packet inspection, security, and behavioral anomaly detection, Krishna Narayanaswamy leads Netskope’s data science and user behavior research as chief scientist. Krishna brings 24 years of experience, including founding Top Layer Networks and serving as a distinguished engineer at Juniper Networks.

Coffee notes:  With tastes as diverse as his patents, Krishna dabbles in French roast Arabica beans from all over the world.

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Lebin Cheng

Vice President, Application Engineering

Lebin Cheng is the vice president of application engineering at Netskope. He has more than 20 years of experience in networking and information security engineering at VMware, McAfee, IntruVert and HP.

Coffee notes: Lebin is currently fueled by green tea and Rockstar (but not mixed together).

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Steve Malmskog

Chief Network Architect

Steve Malmskog brings more than 15 years of experience to Netskope as chief network architect. Previously, Steve held similar positions at Payfone, Juniper Networks, Redline Networks, and Disney Internet Group, among other companies.

Coffee notes: Steve particularly enjoys coffee in affogato form.


Chris Andrews

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Chris brings more than 20 years from his previous role as executive vice president of worldwide sales and field operations at network control provider, Infoblox, where he led a team of more than 400 that grew sales by 30% year over year. Prior to that, Andrews was VP of Americas Sales at Fortinet, Inc., and VP of Americas at Netscreen. During his career, Andrews has developed field operations for five companies from early emergence to IPO.

Coffee notes: Chris enjoys multiple cups Starbucks Breakfast Blend with half & half (no sugar)


Gary Ochs

Vice President, Channels

Gary brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, sales management, business development and channel management to his role. Gary has helped companies grow in different markets including networking, security and managed security services. Examples include Raptor Systems (acquired by Axent/Symantec); New Oak Communications (acquired by Nortel) and most recently Q1 Labs/IBM where Gary was a business development and channels executive.

Coffee notes: Gary likes to start his day with Intelligentsia’s El Diablo dark roast.


Rick Holden

Vice President, Business Development and Alliances
Rick brings 20+ years of experience in business development/alliances, product marketing, product management, technical marketing from Riverbed, Aruba Networks, Inktomi/Fast Forward Networks, and AT&T.  Rick started his career as an an engineer at AT&T Bell Labs, after obtaining an MSEE from Georgia Tech and BSEE from University of Maryland.
Coffee Notes:  Rick prefers Stone Brewing’s Coffee Milk Stout, but only after work hours.  During the day, he drinks a variety of coffee blends.

Alok Kothari

Managing Director, India

Alok Kothari brings 15 years of experience in building world class engineering centers in India. Prior to Netskope, Alok built offshore organizations for companies such as Juniper Networks, Aruba Networks, and Healthon WebMD from the ground-up. He worked as a technologist at IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Sun Microsystems, and Healtheon in the USA. Alok has MSCS from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Coffee notes: Freshly ground South Indian filter coffee does it for Alok.

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Eduard Meelhuysen

VP Sales & Managing Director, EMEA

Eduard Meelhuysen brings more than 20 years experience in high tech security management to Netskope. Most recently, Eduard served as the the Northern European director for Aerohive Networks and prior to that he was at Imperva where he served as director. Earlier in his career, Eduard started several high tech resellers focused on security.

Coffee notes: Eduard routinely drinks skim milk lattes—always with an extra shot.


Bobby Shoker

Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Bobby brings nearly two decades of deep finance, accounting and operational management experience to Netskope as VP of Finance. From 2005 to 2014, 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.  He is a CPA and worked for PWC in the early part of his career.

Coffee notes: Although he is more of a tea guy, Bobby drinks coffee occasionally when someone else makes it.