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
David Wadhwani serves as Chief Executive Officer of AppDynamics, helping the company to scale and its customers to deliver elegant digital experiences. Mr. Wadhwani joined AppDynamics in September 2015 and is building a team that will accelerate the company’s growth as part of Cisco.

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 multi-billion dollar 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.
Bhaskar Sunkara

Bhaskar Sunkara is Founding Team Member and Chief Technology Officer 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.

Dali Rajic

Dali Rajic is the Chief Customer and 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.

David Wadhwani

David Wadhwani

CEO
David Wadhwani serves as Chief Executive Officer of AppDynamics, helping the company to scale and its customers to deliver elegant digital experiences. Mr. Wadhwani joined AppDynamics in September 2015 and is building a team that will accelerate the company’s growth as part of Cisco.

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 multi-billion dollar 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.
Bhaskar Sunkara

Bhaskar Sunkara

CTO, Founding Team Member

Bhaskar Sunkara is Founding Team Member and Chief Technology Officer 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.

Dali Rajic

Dali Rajic

Chief Customer and Revenue Officer

Dali Rajic is the Chief Customer and 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

Danny Winokur is AppDynamics' Chief Product Officer. He joined AppDynamics in March 2016 and leads product development and delivery, including product management, experience, engineering, SaaS operations, customer engineering/support, security, and our research and innovation labs.

Danny was previously our Chief Customer Officer with responsibility for end-to-end customer experience, including professional services, account management, customer engineering/support, and SaaS operations.

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.

Thomas Wyatt

Thomas Wyatt is Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer of AppDynamics with the mandate to fuel the growth engine of the company. Thomas leads marketing, commercialization and growth initiatives, business development (M&A), strategic partnerships, and corporate and technology strategy.

Previously, Thomas was the Vice President/General Manager of Cisco's Cloud Analytics Business Unit, leading the company's expansion into application intelligence and sponsoring its $3.7B acquisition of AppDynamics. This group is now part of AppDynamics.

During his career at Cisco, Thomas has taken start-ups from concept to #1 market share, scaled high growth ventures to $1B+ in revenue, and executed the cloud transformation for a multi-billion dollar portfolio. Thomas has been the General Manager for a range of businesses spanning analytics, cloud infrastructure, collaboration, and video.

Thomas serves as a board advisor and angel investor for promising young tech companies. He is an honors graduate with a B.S. in Finance and in Managing Information Technology from Syracuse University, and completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dan Wright

Dan Wright is AppDynamics’ Chief Operating Officer. He joined AppDynamics in April of 2013 and is responsible for corporate operations, including the company's accounting, facilities, finance, IT, legal, people, procurement, project management, and talent acquisition functions.

Prior to February 2017, Dan served as AppDynamics' Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and was responsible for all company legal functions, compliance and oversight.

Before joining AppDynamics full time, 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, magna cum laude, in International Business from Pepperdine University and earned a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.

Danny Winokur

Danny Winokur

Chief Product Officer

Danny Winokur is AppDynamics' Chief Product Officer. He joined AppDynamics in March 2016 and leads product development and delivery, including product management, experience, engineering, SaaS operations, customer engineering/support, security, and our research and innovation labs.

Danny was previously our Chief Customer Officer with responsibility for end-to-end customer experience, including professional services, account management, customer engineering/support, and SaaS operations.

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.

Thomas Wyatt

Thomas Wyatt

Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer

Thomas Wyatt is Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer of AppDynamics with the mandate to fuel the growth engine of the company. Thomas leads marketing, commercialization and growth initiatives, business development (M&A), strategic partnerships, and corporate and technology strategy.

Previously, Thomas was the Vice President/General Manager of Cisco's Cloud Analytics Business Unit, leading the company's expansion into application intelligence and sponsoring its $3.7B acquisition of AppDynamics. This group is now part of AppDynamics.

During his career at Cisco, Thomas has taken start-ups from concept to #1 market share, scaled high growth ventures to $1B+ in revenue, and executed the cloud transformation for a multi-billion dollar portfolio. Thomas has been the General Manager for a range of businesses spanning analytics, cloud infrastructure, collaboration, and video.

Thomas serves as a board advisor and angel investor for promising young tech companies. He is an honors graduate with a B.S. in Finance and in Managing Information Technology from Syracuse University, and completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dan Wright

Dan Wright

Chief Operating Officer

Dan Wright is AppDynamics’ Chief Operating Officer. He joined AppDynamics in April of 2013 and is responsible for corporate operations, including the company's accounting, facilities, finance, IT, legal, people, procurement, project management, and talent acquisition functions.

Prior to February 2017, Dan served as AppDynamics' Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and was responsible for all company legal functions, compliance and oversight.

Before joining AppDynamics full time, 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, magna cum laude, in International Business from Pepperdine University and earned a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School.

Elise Leung is AppDynamics’ General Counsel. She joined AppDynamics in March of 2014 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 and employment law.

Prior to joining AppDynamics, Elise practiced law at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she acted as corporate counsel to a broad spectrum of technology companies and venture capital firms.

Elise earned a Juris Doctor degree, manga cum laude, from U.C. Hastings and graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, dual concentration in Finance and Accounting. Elise is a member of the California State Bar.

Elise Leung

General Counsel

Elise Leung is AppDynamics’ General Counsel. She joined AppDynamics in March of 2014 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 and employment law.

Prior to joining AppDynamics, Elise practiced law at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she acted as corporate counsel to a broad spectrum of technology companies and venture capital firms.

Elise earned a Juris Doctor degree, manga cum laude, from U.C. Hastings and graduated summa cum laude from Boston University with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, dual concentration in Finance and Accounting. Elise is a member of the California State Bar.