Leadership

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, HP Mercury, BMC, Oracle, Sun, and McAfee, the team has created enterprise-grade solutions deployed at thousands of organizations.

Jyoti Bansal

Founder and CEO

Jyoti is the Founder and CEO of AppDynamics. Jyoti is a Silicon Valley leader, product visionary and innovator, he founded AppDynamics in 2008 with the vision of 'Application Intelligence" and helping modern businesses embark on their journey of digital transformation with a disruptive approach to managing their software-define business. Under Jyoti’s leadership, AppDynamics has rapidly become one of thefastest growing enterprise software companies with 450 employees and 1300 enterprise customers. 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 Award Finalist in Northern California.
Before founding AppDynamics in 2008, Jyoti held engineering roles at various Silicon Valley startups. Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and is the lead inventor on 15 US patents/applications.

Joe Sexton

President of Worldwide Field Operations
 
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.
 

Walter Berger

Chief Financial Officer
 

Walter joined AppDynamics in October 2013 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and is responsible for the Company's finance and accounting, corporate development, human resources and legal activities. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Walter was the CFO at SoftLayer Technologies, an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing company that was acquired by IBM in 2013. Prior to that, Walter was CFO of Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LEAP), CBS Radio (a division of NYSE:CBS), Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) and LG&E Energy. Walter has also served on the boards of several companies including both public and early-stage technology companies. He began his career at Arthur Andersen. He is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Bhaskar Sunkara

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Product Management
 
As VP 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 Wastie

Chief Marketing Officer
 
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.

Hatim Shafique

Vice President of Customer Success and Operations
 
Hatim joined AppDynamics as the first hire to help support customer success. Since then he has helped build a world-class organization that has produced groundbreaking Net Promoter Score results, indicating strong customer satisfaction and loyalty among the AppDynamics customer base. As VP of Customer Success and Operations, Hatim is responsible for helping customers through technical support and continuous education & enablement; he is also responsible for SAAS & IT operations as well as sales enablement engineering. Before joining Appdynamics, Hatim was Director of Quality Engineering at CA Wily where he helped build and grow the onshore and offshore quality engineering teams and led the overall quality initiative for the Wily APM product suite including their flagship Introscope product. Hatim also played a key role in Wily's expansion into .Net and End User Monitoring. Before joining Wily, Hatim held several development and QE positions working on Java /J2EE products. Hatim holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Southern California.

Board of Directors

Jyoti Bansal, AppDynamics
Founder and CEO
Asheem Chandna, Greylock Partners
Founding Investor and Board Member

Asheem has been a member of the AppDynamics Board of Directors since the company’s inception, and a partner at Greylock Partners since 2003. Greylock Partners is a private venture capital firm, founded in 1965, with committed capital of over $2 billion under management. Asheem’s areas of interest span enterprise IT infrastructure, software, and services; he has invested in companies in cloud computing, data center, virtualization, networking, management, and security. Prior to Greylock, Asheem was vice president of business development and product management at Check Point Software, during which the company grew from $10M to $500M in annual revenues. Asheem is a charter member of TiE Silicon Valley, and is on the panel of judges for the Wall Street Journal Global Technology Innovation Awards. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Case Western Reserve University. 
Dev Ittycheria
Independent Board Member
 
Dev is a member of the board of directors of AppDynamics. Dev serves as the President and CEO of MongoDB. Previously, Dev was the president of the Enterprise Service Management business of BMC Software, where he was responsible for a business with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 4,000 employees. During his tenure at BMC the company outperformed all relevant competition as measured by revenue growth and stock performance. Previously, as the co-founder, president and CEO, Dev and his team grew the business at a CAGR of nearly 100%, took BladeLogic public with a highly successful IPO in 2007, and sold BladeLogic to BMC for approximately $900M in 2008, which represented the highest multiple paid for any public technology company that year. Earlier, Dev was a pioneer in cloud computing/SaaS as the co-founder, president & CEO of Applica, which later merged with Breakaway Solutions and became one of the first public traded cloud/SaaS companies. He was recognized by Ernst & Young in 2004 as an Entrepreneur of the Year for his leadership at BladeLogic. Dev received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and was recognized by the School of Engineering as its 2010 Alumnus of the Year.
Ravi Mhatre, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Founding Investor and Board Member
 
Ravi has been a member of the AppDynamics Board of Directors since the company’s inception, and is a Managing Director and founder of Lightspeed Venture Partners--a leading global venture capital firm that manages over $2 billion of capital commitments. Ravi focuses primarily on software infrastructure, applications, and Internet investments. Before entering the venture capital industry, Ravi was with Silicon Graphics as a product manager, and also spent time in Lehman Brothers’ technology investment banking group and in management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton. Ravi has served on the Board of Directors for The Indus Entrepreneurs Group (TiE) in Silicon Valley, has been recognized as a Top 100 dealmaker on Forbes’ Annual VC Midas List, and has served as a judge for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Competition. Ravi holds a BS in electrical engineering, a BA in economics and an MBA from Stanford University.
Chuck Robel
Independent Board Member
 
Chuck Robel is the former chairman of the board at McAfee and current board member at publicly held technology companies Informatica, Palo Alto Networks, Jive Software and Model N. Robel currently serves as the lead director of Informatica, the largest independent data integration company, and sits on the boards of Jive Software (IPO in 2011), Palo Alto Networks (IPO in 2012) and Model N (IPO in 2013). In addition he serves on the board of privately held Go Daddy Group. Mr. Robel served as Managing Member and Chief Operating Officer at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a venture capital fund, from June 2000 to December 2005. Mr. Robel began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, from which he retired as a partner in June 2000, leading both their software and technology merger and acquisition groups during his tenure in Silicon Valley. Mr. Robel served as the Chairman of the board of directors of McAfee from June 2006 to March 2011 prior to the sale of McAfee to Intel Corporation. Mr. Robel also served as a member of the board of directors of DemandTec, Inc., from September 2006 to February 2012 prior to the sale of DemandTec to IBM. Mr. Robel holds a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University.
Steve Harrick, Institutional Venture Partners
Investor and Board Observer
 
Steve Harrick joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in October 2001 and has over fifteen years of venture capital experience. He focuses on investing in later-stage technology companies with exceptional growth potential. Specifically, Steve targets Internet, communications and technology-enabled services companies which have the potential to become leaders in their respective markets. He enjoys working closely with committed entrepreneurs to help create businesses that are both respected and revolutionary. Steve was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by his inclusion in the 2009, 2012 and 2013 Forbes Midas List. He was also recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn 2009 VC 100 List. Steve led IVP's investments in Aerohive Networks, AppDynamics, Aster Data (TDC), Business.com (DEXO), CafePress (PRSS), ConnectAndSell, eHealth (EHTH), Eucalyptus Systems, LegalZoom, MarkMonitor (TRI), MySQL (ORCL), Personal Capital, RGB Networks, Spiceworks, Teros (CTXS), Tripwire (Thoma Bravo), and Varolii. Steve earned a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Matt Murphy, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 
Investor and Board Observer
 
Matt Murphy is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He joined the firm in 1999 and manages the iFund, a collaborative initiative with Apple that focuses on funding and building defining applications on the iOS platform and the mobile internet. Matt’s expertise is in mobile solutions and cloud infrastructure technology. Previously, Matt was a board observer at Google (from initial investment to IPO) and led KPCB’s investment in AutoNavi (Nasdaq: AMAP, 2010). He also served as a director at Pelago (acquired by Groupon in 2011), Ocarina Networks (acquired by Dell in 2010), Dash Navigation (acquired by RIM in 2009) and Peakstream (acquired by Google in 2008). Before joining KPCB, Matt held key positions at Netboost (acquired by Intel), Booz Allen Hamilton, and Accenture. Matt holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Neeraj Agrawal, Battery Ventures
Investor and Board Observer
 
Neeraj joined Battery in 2000 and invests in enterprise software/SaaS, technology-enabled services and Internet companies. Prior to Battery, Neeraj worked as a product manager at Real Networks, an operating executive at SkyTV, and a management consultant with Booz-Allen. Neeraj holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science from Cornell University as well as an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School. He is a Charter Member of TiE, an active advisor to several local entrepreneurs, and has been named numerous times to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks the top 100 venture capitalists around the world.