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

David Wadhwani serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of AppDynamics, where he is responsible for leading and scaling the company to fuel its vision of driving digital transformation for today’s businesses. Mr. Wadhwani joined the company in September 2015.

Prior to joining AppDynamics, David served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Adobe Systems Incorporated’s 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 successful subscription business targeting individuals and enterprises. David joined Adobe in 2005 through its acquisition of Macromedia, Inc., where he was Vice President responsible for developer products. Prior to Macromedia, David co-founded iHarvest, Inc., a web content management company, and served as Vice President of Engineering and as a director. Previously, David worked on business intelligence products at Oracle Corporation. David is a member of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Board of Trustees, sits on the Brown University Computer Science Board of Advisors, and is a member of StoryCorps Inc.’s Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Brown University.

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.

David Wadhwani

President & CEO
David Wadhwani serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of AppDynamics, where he is responsible for leading and scaling the company to fuel its vision of driving digital transformation for today’s businesses. Mr. Wadhwani joined the company in September 2015.

Prior to joining AppDynamics, David served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Adobe Systems Incorporated’s 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 successful subscription business targeting individuals and enterprises. David joined Adobe in 2005 through its acquisition of Macromedia, Inc., where he was Vice President responsible for developer products. Prior to Macromedia, David co-founded iHarvest, Inc., a web content management company, and served as Vice President of Engineering and as a director. Previously, David worked on business intelligence products at Oracle Corporation. David is a member of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Board of Trustees, sits on the Brown University Computer Science Board of Advisors, and is a member of StoryCorps Inc.’s Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Brown University.

Jyoti Bansal

Founder & Chairman

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

CTO, Head of Product, & Founding Team Member

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.

Randy Gottfried

Chief Financial Officer

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

Chief Revenue Officer

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

SVP, Customer and Strategic Operations

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.

Kendall Collins

Chief Marketing Officer

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

Chief People Officer

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

SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jyoti Bansal

AppDynamics

Founder & Chairman

Jyoti Bansal foundedAppDynamics,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 DavidWadhwani,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.

David Wadhwani

AppDynamics

President & CEO
David Wadhwani serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a director of AppDynamics, where he is responsible for leading and scaling the company to fuel its vision of driving digital transformation for today’s businesses. Mr. Wadhwani joined the company in September 2015.

Prior to joining AppDynamics, David served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Adobe Systems Incorporated’s 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 successful subscription business targeting individuals and enterprises. David joined Adobe in 2005 through its acquisition of Macromedia, Inc., where he was Vice President responsible for developer products. Prior to Macromedia, David co-founded iHarvest, Inc., a web content management company, and served as Vice President of Engineering and as a director. Previously, David worked on business intelligence products at Oracle Corporation. David is a member of the San Francisco Fine Arts Museums’ Board of Trustees, sits on the Brown University Computer Science Board of Advisors, and is a member of StoryCorps Inc.’s Board of Directors. He holds a B.S. in computer science from Brown University.

Asheem Chandna

Greylock Partners

Founding Investor & Board Member

Asheem Chandna has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2008. Mr. Chandna has served as a Partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm, since September 2003. From April 1996 to December 2002, Mr. Chandna served as Vice President, Business Development and Product Management at Check Point Software Technologies Inc., a provider of IT security solutions. He currently serves on the board of directors of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. and a number of privately-held companies. Mr. Chandna previously served on the board of directors of Imperva, Inc. and Sourcefire, Inc. Mr. Chandna holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Ravi Mhatre

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Founding Investor & Board Member

Ravi Mhatre has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2008. Mr. Mhatre co-founded Lightspeed Venture Partners, an early-stage technology venture capital firm, and has served as Managing Director since August 1999. He currently serves on the board of directors of Nutanix, Inc. and a number of privately-held companies. Mr. Mhatre holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. degree in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Dev Ittycheria

MongoDB

Independent Board Member

Dev Ittycheria has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2011. Mr. Ittycheria has served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of MongoDB, Inc., an open source software company, since September 2014. From October 2013 to September 2014, he served as a Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, a venture capital firm. From February 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Ittycheria served as Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm. From April 2008 to February 2010, Mr. Ittycheria served as President-Enterprise Management at BMC Software, Inc. which he joined in connection with its acquisition of BladeLogic, Inc., a computer software company, which he co-founded and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ittycheria currently serves on the board of directors of athenahealth, Inc. and a privately-held company. Mr. Ittycheria holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Chuck Robel

Independent Board Member

Chuck Robel has served as our Lead Independent Director since December 2016, and as a member of our board of directors since May 2014. Mr. Robel has been a private investor since February 2011. From October 2006 to February 2011, he served as Chairman of the board of directors of McAfee until its acquisition by Intel Corporation. From June 2000 to December 2005, he served as General Partner and Chief of Operations at Hummer Winblad Ventures Partners, a venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Robel served as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Robel currently serves on the board of directors of GoDaddy Inc., Jive Software, Inc. and Model N, Inc. He previously served on the board of directors of Autodesk, Inc., DemandTec, Inc., Informatica Corporation and Palo Alto Networks, Inc. Mr. Robel holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Arizona State University.

David Scott

Independent Board Member
David Scott has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2015. From October 2010 until his retirement in March 2015, Mr. Scott served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Storage at HP Inc., formerly Hewlett-Packard Company. From January 2001 to October 2010, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of 3PAR Inc., a utility storage solutions provider, acquired by HP Inc. Mr. Scott holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Bristol University in the United Kingdom.

Steve Harrick

Institutional Venture Partners

Investor & 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 & 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 & 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.

Brett B. Rochkind

General Atlantic

Investor & Board Observer

Brett Rochkind leads General Atlantic's Palo Alto office and is co-head of the firm’s Internet & Technology sector. He works closely with many of GA's global portfolio companies in the software, Internet, information and services sectors including Airbnb, Box and Uber in the United States, Decolar, Linx and MercadoLibre in Brazil and Latin America. Prior to moving to Silicon Valley, Brett worked in GA's Hong Kong office, where he focused on opportunities in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to joining General Atlantic, Brett was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co. in its Mergers & Acquisitions department in New York and Menlo Park, and worked to establish Morgan Stanley's Israel office based in Tel Aviv. Brett graduated with honors and as a University Scholar from the Stern School of Business at New York University and earned his M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.