AppDynamics is led by a senior team of innovators with deep experience in application performance management, systems management, and distributed systems. With a pedigree that includes companies such as CA Wily, Adobe, HP Mercury, BMC, Oracle, Sun, and McAfee, the team has created enterprise-grade solutions deployed at thousands of organizations.
Jyoti is Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategist of AppDynamics. Jyoti is a Silicon Valley leader, product visionary and entrepreneur, he founded AppDynamics in 2008 with the vision of "Application Intelligence" to help modern enterprises embark on their journey of digital transformation with a disruptive approach to managing their software applications. From its founding in 2008 to 2015, Jyoti ran the company as Founder & CEO, during which time AppDynamics rapidly became one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies with nearly 850 employees, and 1,600 enterprise customers. In September 2015, Jyoti handed day-to-day operations to new CEO David Wadhwani and now leads the company’s vision, strategy and innovation.
Jyoti has been a recipient of many leadership awards. In 2013, he was selected by Forbes as a "Best Cloud Computing CEO to Work For." In 2014, he was named "Best CEO" by San Francisco Business Times at the Annual Tech & Innovation Awards, and was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 & 2015 Award Finalist in Northern California. Jyoti was consistently ranked as one of highest rated CEOs on Glassdoor with an employee approval of 97% in 2015.
Before founding AppDynamics in 2008, Jyoti held engineering roles at various Silicon Valley startups, including Wily Technology (acquired by CA Technologies), Datasweep (acquired by Rockwell Automation), and netLens (acquired by Microsoft through FAST/NextPage). Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and is the lead inventor on 20+ US patents.
David is the Chief Executive Officer at AppDynamics where he has responsibility for leading and scaling the company to realize its vision of becoming the "next great software platform company."
David comes to AppDynamics from Adobe, where he was senior vice president and general manager of the digital media business unit. He led Adobe's development of solutions for content publishers and application developers and oversaw the full range of Adobe’s creative products. He was also responsible for end-to-end media solutions for digital publishing. Wadhwani joined Adobe in 2005 from Macromedia, where he was vice president responsible for developer products. Before Macromedia, Wadhwani founded and managed iHarvest, a web content management company that was acquired by Interwoven. He also worked in business intelligence at Oracle.
Wadhwani is a member of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum's Board of Trustees and sits on the Brown University Computer Science Board of Advisors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University.
Joe joined AppDynamics in 2012 and is responsible for all field operations, including sales, marketing, business development and customer success. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Joe was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at McAfee, where he was responsible for $2.5 billion in annual sales and managed an organization of 2,000 people. Under his leadership McAfee doubled its sales, resulting in a $7.7 billion acquisition by Intel in 2011. Before joining McAfee, Joe served as Senior Vice President of the Americas at Mercury Interactive, where he helped triple sales to $1 billion by establishing Mercury’s leadership in the Enterprise market. While there, Hewlett Packard acquired Mercury Interactive in 2006 for $4.5 billion. Joe has also held executive sales positions at EMC, Integrated Concepts, and CA Technologies. Joe graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
Gottfried joined AppDynamics in February 2015 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for the Company's finance and accounting, corporate development, human resources and legal activities. Randy is a seasoned technology executive with a proven track record building high-growth businesses, managing rapidly expanding operations, and driving successful initial public offerings. Most recently, Randy was CFO and COO of Riverbed Technology, where he worked from from 2004 until 2013. Prior to Riverbed, Randy held a variety of senior finance roles at Inktomi and Sybase.
As CTO and SVP of Product Management, Bhaskar is responsible for product management, user experience, and field engineering enablement at AppDynamics. Bhaskar also drives AppDynamics' Customer-centric Innovation methodology to combine customer feedback with fast-paced innovation. Bhaskar was an original founder of AppDynamics and served as Director of Engineering responsible for all product development. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Bhaskar was Lead Engineer at Wily Technology, where he pioneered a dynamic instrumentation engine as well as the company's product expansion into .NET. Prior to that, he was Lead Engineer for Pramati Technologies, where he was one of the key people behind the design and development of their J2EE Application Server. Bhaskar received a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Madras University.
Steven joined AppDynamics as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in October 2013 and is responsible for all marketing activities worldwide. Steven brings over 20 years of experience leading marketing, product management, and business development activities in highly competitive technology markets in the US, EMEA and Asia. Steven has held executive positions at several category leading companies including most recently CMO at Xirrus, Inc, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, where he drove portfolio expansion into cloud and application-aware networking services and a transformation of the go-to-market model. Prior to Xirrus he served as senior vice president of marketing and product management at iPass and at Juniper Networks as vice president of worldwide enterprise marketing with responsibility for the enterprise go-to-market strategy, solutions line management, vertical segment marketing, and strategic technology alliances. Mr. Wastie has also served as vice president and general manager at Inktomi, along with marketing and product management positions at Netscape and AT&T Online Services. Steven holds a BA (Honors) in Business Studies and Marketing from London Metropolitan University in the UK.