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.
David is the President and Chief Executive Officer at AppDynamics where he is responsible for leading and scaling the company to fuel its vision of driving digital transformation for today’s businesses.
David comes to AppDynamics from Adobe, where he was senior vice president and general manager of the digital media business unit. He oversaw the full range of Adobe’s creative products and was responsible for its business and product transformation to the cloud. Under his leadership, the company built a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar subscription business targeting individuals and enterprises. David joined Adobe in 2005 from Macromedia, where he was vice president responsible for developer products. Before Macromedia, David worked on business intelligence products at Oracle and founded a company in the content management space. Wadhwani is a member of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Board of Trustees and sits on the Brown University Computer Science Board of Advisors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University.
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.
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.
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 strong customer satisfaction and loyalty among the AppDynamics customer base. As Chief Customer Success Officer, & Senior Vice President of Technical 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.
Kendall Collins is the Chief Marketing Officer at AppDynamics where he is responsible for driving AppDynamics' global brand recognition, product marketing, market leadership, demand generation, and communications.
Kendall spent the last 12 years at Salesforce.com as an executive across a wide range of business and product functions. He was Executive Vice President and CEO of the core Salesforce Cloud business unit responsible for the redesign of the Salesforce mobile portfolio and Lightning. Additionally, he oversaw global UX, search, and data science teams. Previously, he was the GM for the collaboration business unit, building Chatter and Communities into one of Salesforce’s 5 major businesses. While he served as the global Chief Marketing Officer for 3 years at Salesforce, Kendall drove global expansion to the top 8 enterprise markets, as well as revamped the online funnel and creative functions. Prior to Salesforce, Kendall worked at Siebel Systems, Oracle, AT Kearney, and Procter & Gamble.
Kendall is a board member and advisor to a variety of startups applying artificial intelligence to customer engagement. Passionate about education and making quality public school education available to everyone, Kendall served on the board of the San Francisco Education Fund for several years (where he first met David Wadhwani), and is also involved with Larkin Street Youth Services, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco. He earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce, with distinction, from the University of Virginia.
Danny joined AppDynamics in March 2016 as Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations. He is focused on driving company growth with responsibility for business and corporate development, cross-functional operational initiatives, and new product introductions.
Prior to AppDynamics, Danny was Vice President and General Manager at Adobe on the flagship Creative Cloud business with responsibility for product development, end-to-end customer experience, offerings for large enterprise customers, and global customer care. Danny also oversaw Adobe’s digital publishing business and web and interactive development business, including tools and technologies used by millions of developers to deliver rich customer experiences.
Danny has also held a number of senior positions at private and public growth companies, including Openwave Systems, Software.com, and USA.NET. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University.
Dan is AppDynamics’ Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He joined AppDynamics in April of 2013 and is responsible for all company legal functions and oversight, including corporate governance, ethics and compliance, strategic transactions, commercial agreements, litigation, regulatory matters, intellectual property, employment law, and equity administration.
Prior to joining AppDynamics, Dan practiced law at Goodwin Procter LLP, where he served as the company’s external legal counsel. While at Goodwin Procter, Dan acted as corporate counsel to a broad spectrum of technology companies.
Dan earned a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's degree in international business. He is a member of the State Bar of California.