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Meet Our Team

Thinkers, builders, dreamers, innovators. Together, we are delivering cutting-edge cloud security solutions to help our customers protect their data and their people.

Our people

We believe a company thrives when diverse people with different ways of thinking come together to solve big challenges.

“Some of the smartest, most impactful people in a company aren’t necessarily the ones on the company website or with the manager title, so make sure you create a culture that fosters, rewards, and encourages that mindset.”

Sanjay Beri, Netskope founder and CEO

Our leadership team

Comprised of business leaders, cloud builders, networking and security experts, our team is fiercely committed to cultivating a strong culture, being transparent, and doing everything it takes to make our customers successful.

Sanjay Beri

Chief Executive Officer

Krishna Narayanaswamy

Chief Technology Officer

Dave Peranich

President, Go-To-Market

Drew Del Matto

Chief Financial Officer

Joe DePalo

SVP, Platform Engineering & Operations

Sharon Strong

Head of Human Resources

David Wu

Chief Development Officer

Chris Andrews

SVP, Worldwide Sales

Jason Clark

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

John Martin

Chief Product Officer

Lamont Orange

Chief Information Security Officer

Jim Bushnell

General Counsel

Dave Daetz

VP, Corporate Development

Ravi Ithal

Chief Architect

Andre Stewart

VP EMEA & LATAM

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, 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.

Krishna Narayanaswamy

Chief Technology Officer

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 technology officer at 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 more than 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.

Dave Peranich

President, Go-To-Market

Dave Peranich brings more than 25 years of experience in worldwide sales, customer success, operations, and business development strategies. Most recently, he ran Worldwide Field Sales and Operations at Palo Alto Networks where he led significant increases in sales and channel productivity and more than doubled the size of both bookings and the customer base. In addition, he spent nine years at Riverbed, where he became President and helped to drive the growth from $20M to past $1B in revenue. Peranich has also held leadership roles at Remedy and Siebel Systems, as well as CEO of infrastructure software company Centrata.

Drew Del Matto

Chief Financial Officer

Drew Del Matto brings more than 25 years of technology and finance experience to Netskope, including deep experience in the security and network markets, and driving growth. Prior to joining Netskope, Del Matto served as CFO for Citrix Systems and Fortinet . As CFO of Fortinet, he helped lead the company’s transformation of its strategy and business model to triple its billings growth to more than $2 billion and driving 300% revenue growth during his tenure. Prior to Fortinet, Del Matto served in various financial leadership roles at Symantec for almost a decade, helping that company grow from $2.5 billion to almost $7 billion in revenue and leaving as acting CFO.

Joe DePalo

SVP, Platform Engineering & Operations

Joe DePalo leads the platform engineering organization at Netskope and is responsible for the design, build, and operations of the current and future generations of the Netskope infrastructure and platform. Prior to joining Netskope, Joe was the global head of internet services for Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was responsible for the AWS Global Network and the Amazon carrier strategy. Prior to AWS, he was SVP of operations and engineering at Limelight Networks. There, he and his team built the second-largest content delivery network in the world.

Sharon Strong

Head of Human Resources

Sharon Strong brings more than a decade of experience to her role as Head of Human Resources for Netskope. Sharon oversees policies and programs for the entire company as well as organizational planning and development, recruiting, training, employee relations, compensation, benefits and health. In addition to her work leading the human resources function, Sharon is also a key contributor to the social and activities committees at Netskope. Prior to Netskope. Sharon held leadership roles at TaskIT and Mu Dynamics.

David Wu

Chief Development Officer

David Wu leads worldwide engineering and research and development for Netskope as Chief Development Officer. Prior to joining Netskope, David held a number of leadership roles at Riverbed Technology as a member of their founding team, including Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, and Vice President, Software Development. Prior to joining Riverbed, David served as Senior Engineering Manager at Inktomi Corp., joining the company following the acquisition of FastFoward Networks. He has 10 patents issued and 33 pending patents relating to networking, programming languages, and databases.

Chris Andrews

SVP, Worldwide Sales

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

Jason Clark

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Jason Clark brings decades of experience executing successful strategic security programs and business strategies to Netskope as Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer. Responsible for corporate strategy, marketing, and cybersecurity, previously Clark was CSO for Optiv, where he helped the company grow from $500 million to $2 billion in under 3 years while running the transition from a value-added reseller to a cybersecurity systems integrator. Prior to Optiv, Clark held a leadership role at Websense, where he was a driving force behind the company’s transformation into a provider of critical technology for chief information security officers (CISOs) to become Forcepoint/Raytheon.

John Martin

Chief Product Officer

John brings over 20 years of experience to Netskope, with a track record of developing and leading high-performing teams as well as market-defining products in cloud-native, networking, and security domains. Most recently, he was senior vice president of product, design, and strategy at Sysdig, where he led the product organizations. Martin spent almost 10 years at Riverbed as SVP products / GM, where he launched over a dozen software and hardware platforms and grew the WAN Op business. Prior to Riverbed, at NetApp, he co-invented the ICAP protocol, now widely used in Web gateway security solutions. Before that, John was CTO at Terena and co-founded Unite Solutions, Ltd., one of Ireland’s first independent Internet service providers.

Lamont Orange

Chief Information Security Officer

Lamont has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry, having previously served as vice president of enterprise security for Charter Communications (now Spectrum) and as senior manager for the security and technology services practice at Ernst & Young. Prior to joining Netskope, Lamont was CISO for Vista Equity Partners/Vista Consulting Group. He was responsible for managing the cybersecurity programs and development of cybersecurity talent within the Vista portfolio, which included more than 50 companies. Prior to Vista, Lamont was Information Security Officer for Websense. In that role, he was responsible for developing, maintaining and socializing the company’s internal security program.  He was also responsible for working with current and potential customers demonstrating security of the solutions and the connection to the overall security ecosystem.

Jim Bushnell

General Counsel

Jim Bushnell serves as general counsel and is responsible for all legal affairs at Netskope, bringing more than 20 years of experience with technology companies. Prior to joining Netskope, Jim ran the legal function at Infoblox Inc. Jim was with Infoblox from its early stage, through its initial public offering to its acquisition. Prior to Infoblox, Jim was with the law firm Gunderson Dettmer, where he worked with venture-backed companies.

Dave Daetz

VP, Corporate Development

Dave leads Corporate Development at Netskope, where he identifies and executes strategic opportunities and transactions. A Silicon Valley native, he brings more than 25 years of corporate development, business development, and product management experience serving in leadership positions at innovative technology companies spanning a diverse set of industries, customer segments, and company sizes and stages, including Apple, Symantec, CyberSource, Palm, HP, and Akamai. Dave began his career as a general management and strategy consultant and is a co-inventor on five issued US patents related to contextual data. He has degrees in engineering and international relations from Stanford, and also holds an MBA.

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.

Andre Stewart

VP EMEA & LATAM

Andre has more than 15 years of experience building and growing businesses, developing global sales strategies and leading successful international sales organizations. Prior to Netskope, he spent several years in the networking and security industries, including leadership positions at OpenDNS, A10 Networks, Corero, and Fortinet where he successfully recruited strong sales teams and channel partners. He also served as Managing Partner at Agora M&A, where he specialized in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the data-communications reseller channel space.

Board of directors

Seasoned veterans and technology visionaries, our board of directors are committed to Netskope’s vision and helping guide our long-term growth and performance.

Sanjay Beri

Chief Executive Officer

Arif Janmohamed

Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Enrique Salem

Independent Board Member

Eric Wolford

Partner, Accel

Our investors have a track record of building and growing successful companies