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 Bansal founded AppDynamics, and is the company’s Founder and Chairman and a member of its Board of Directors. 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 served as AppDynamics’ Chief Executive Officer, a period of rapid company and customer growth. In September 2015, Jyoti handed day-to-day operations to David Wadhwani, and served as Chief Strategist from September 2015 to August 2016.
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, was an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2014 & 2015 Award Finalist in Northern California, and received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Technology category in Northern California.
Before founding AppDynamics in 2008, Jyoti held engineering roles at various Silicon Valley startups, including Wily Technology, Inc. (acquired by CA, Inc.), Datasweep, Inc. (acquired by Rockwell Automation Inc.), and netLens Inc. (acquired by NextPage Inc., and subsequently acquired in part by FAST Search and Transfer ASA, later acquired by Microsoft Corporation). Jyoti received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
Bhaskar Sunkara is Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Product of AppDynamics. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s customer-centric product strategy and leads its global product management and engineering functions. Mr. Sunkara previously served as AppDynamics’ Vice President of Product Management, and as Director of Engineering.
Over his career, Bhaskar has married product strategy and execution strategy to develop products that are trusted by Chief Information Officers and built for the demands of the world’s largest enterprises. Before AppDynamics, he served as a Senior Software Engineer at CA Wily Technology, and as a Software Engineer of Wily Technology, Inc. prior to its acquisition by CA, Inc. Bhaskar began his career at Pramati Technologies Pvt. Ltd., where he served in a variety of engineering leadership roles.
Bhaskar earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Madras University.
Randy Gottfried joined AppDynamics in January 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the Company's finance and accounting activities. Randy is a seasoned technology executive with a track record of building high-growth businesses and managing rapidly expanding operations. From 2004 to 2013, Randy served as Chief Financial Officer of Riverbed Technology, Inc., a network technology company acquired by Thoma Bravo in April 2015. From 2012 to 2013 he also served as Riverbed’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Riverbed, Randy held a variety of senior finance roles at Inktomi Corporation and Sybase, Inc. Randy holds a B.B.A. degree in Accounting from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dali Rajic is the Chief Revenue Officer of AppDynamics. In this role, Dali is responsible for the company’s worldwide sales and field operations.
With nearly two decades of enterprise sales experience, Dali has been successful across multiple companies in a series of roles building predictable sales organizations for scale. He previously held senior leadership positions at AppDynamics overseeing North America while creating a consistent go-to-market model targeting the Global 2000. As part of the sales expansion, Dali led pilot programs to expand the company’s footprint in vertical markets and also improve operational gains. In addition, he cofounded the company’s sales leadership and development program.
Dali joined AppDynamics in 2012 with a track record of meeting or exceeding corporate goals for customer satisfaction, cross-functional partnerships, and sales targets at companies including BMC Software, Verint Systems Inc., EMC Corporation, and Standard Register Co.
Dali holds a B.S. degree in International Marketing from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University.
Danny Winokur is Senior Vice President, Customer and Strategic Operations of AppDynamics. He joined AppDynamics in March 2016 and is focused on driving company growth with responsibility for end-to-end customer experience, including account management, customer support, professional services, and SaaS operations, as well as business and corporate development.
Prior to AppDynamics, Danny was Vice President and General Manager at Adobe Systems Incorporated 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 Simplicita Software, Inc., Openwave Systems, Inc., Software.com, and USA.NET, Inc. He earned his A.B. degree in History from Brown University.
Kendall Collins is the Chief Marketing Officer of AppDynamics where he is responsible for driving AppDynamics' global brand recognition, product marketing, market leadership, demand generation, and communications.
Prior to joining AppDynamics in March 2016, Kendall served as an executive at salesforce.com, inc. from March 2004 to June 2015 across a wide range of business and product functions, and subsequently as an advisor. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the core salesforce cloud business unit responsible for the redesign of the salesforce mobile portfolio and Lightning. Additionally, he oversaw global user experience, search, and data science teams. Previously, he was the General Manager 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, AT Kearney, Inc., and Procter & Gamble Co.
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 and is also involved with Larkin Street Youth Services, as well as the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco. He earned a B.S. degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia.
Susan Lovegren is the Chief People Officer of AppDynamics and leads the company’s vision, strategy, and programs around its people. Susan joined the company in August 2016.
With more than 25 years in leadership roles at public technology companies, Susan has a proven track record for creating working environments in which employees thrive. She joined AppDynamics from Juniper Networks, Inc. where she served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and the Juniper Foundation. At Juniper Networks, Susan was responsible for setting the strategic direction for its thousands of employees and overall culture of innovation.
Over her career, Susan has campaigned for women in technology through partnerships with the Anita Borg Institute, Grace Hopper Women in Computing, and Watermark. She is a frequent panelist addressing the needs of the contemporary workforce and currently co-leads Watermark’s C-Suite CHRO Network of human resources leaders and is on the advisory board of Catalyst Inc., the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.
Susan has held senior leadership roles in human resources at Plantronics, Inc. and Agilent Technologies. She started her career at the Hewlett-Packard Company where she spent 16 years in various human resources roles learning how to build employee systems and programs for scale.
Susan earned a B.A. degree in Radio and Television Broadcasting from San Jose State University and an M.S. degree in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University. She previously served on the Board of Trustees for Second Harvest of Santa Cruz County and currently supports a variety of educational and social causes.
Dan Wright 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 holds a B.S. degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and earned a J.D. degree from Boston College.