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 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 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.

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.

David Wadhwani

President & 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

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.

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.

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.

Anil Gaur is the Chief Engineering Officer of AppDynamics. In this role Anil is responsible for leading all aspects of product development, quality, program management and release engineering.

With over two decades of extensive technology leadership experience, Mr. Gaur is highly regarded in the industry for building cloud native application platforms, large scale enterprise products, Java standards and open source communities. Before coming to AppDynamics, Anil served as Group Vice President of Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation business unit. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of R&D, engineering and product management of WebLogic Server, GlassFish Server, Coherence, Microservices Platform, and Java EE Platform.

Prior to joining Oracle in 2010 when the company acquired Sun, Anil led a global team that produced key middleware technologies at Sun Microsystems including: J2EE, GlassFish Server, and Java Message Queue. He played an instrumental role in establishing the GlassFish community and open-sourcing the Java EE Platform. He spearheaded creation of JCP standards in collaboration with enterprise vendors including IBM, RedHat, SAP and Apache. Before joining Sun, Anil held senior engineering positions at BRI Inc and CMC Ltd. He holds a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from JMI University, New Delhi.

Danny Winokur is AppDynamics' Chief Customer Officer. 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.

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

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.

Anil Gaur

Chief Engineering Officer

Anil Gaur is the Chief Engineering Officer of AppDynamics. In this role Anil is responsible for leading all aspects of product development, quality, program management and release engineering.

With over two decades of extensive technology leadership experience, Mr. Gaur is highly regarded in the industry for building cloud native application platforms, large scale enterprise products, Java standards and open source communities. Before coming to AppDynamics, Anil served as Group Vice President of Oracle's Cloud Application Foundation business unit. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of R&D, engineering and product management of WebLogic Server, GlassFish Server, Coherence, Microservices Platform, and Java EE Platform.

Prior to joining Oracle in 2010 when the company acquired Sun, Anil led a global team that produced key middleware technologies at Sun Microsystems including: J2EE, GlassFish Server, and Java Message Queue. He played an instrumental role in establishing the GlassFish community and open-sourcing the Java EE Platform. He spearheaded creation of JCP standards in collaboration with enterprise vendors including IBM, RedHat, SAP and Apache. Before joining Sun, Anil held senior engineering positions at BRI Inc and CMC Ltd. He holds a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from JMI University, New Delhi.

Danny Winokur

Chief Customer Officer

Danny Winokur is AppDynamics' Chief Customer Officer. 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.

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.

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.

Thomas Wyatt is the Chief Strategy Officer of AppDynamics where he is responsible for portfolio & technology strategy, corporate development (M&A), growth initiatives, and commercialization of the business. In this role, he also leads AppDynamics’ product integration strategy with Cisco.

Previously, Thomas served as Vice President/General Manager of Cisco’s Cloud Analytics Group, driving the company’s expansion into application intelligence and sponsoring its $3.7B acquisition of AppDynamics.  Thomas led product, engineering, and data science teams for a cognitive cloud service that provides customers visibility into application and infrastructure performance. This group is now part of AppDynamics.

During his career at Cisco, Thomas has grown internal start-ups from concept to #1 market share, scaled high growth ventures to $1B+ in revenue, and turned around a multi-billion dollar business by transitioning it to the cloud. Over the last 10 years, he has been Vice President/General Manager of multiple Cisco divisions spanning cloud infrastructure, analytics, collaboration, and video. 

Thomas is on the board of cloud analytics startup Prism Skylabs and fin-tech startup BrightPlan.  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.

Elise Leung is AppDynamics’ General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. 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.

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.

Thomas Wyatt

Chief Strategy Officer

Thomas Wyatt is the Chief Strategy Officer of AppDynamics where he is responsible for portfolio & technology strategy, corporate development (M&A), growth initiatives, and commercialization of the business. In this role, he also leads AppDynamics’ product integration strategy with Cisco.

Previously, Thomas served as Vice President/General Manager of Cisco’s Cloud Analytics Group, driving the company’s expansion into application intelligence and sponsoring its $3.7B acquisition of AppDynamics.  Thomas led product, engineering, and data science teams for a cognitive cloud service that provides customers visibility into application and infrastructure performance. This group is now part of AppDynamics.

During his career at Cisco, Thomas has grown internal start-ups from concept to #1 market share, scaled high growth ventures to $1B+ in revenue, and turned around a multi-billion dollar business by transitioning it to the cloud. Over the last 10 years, he has been Vice President/General Manager of multiple Cisco divisions spanning cloud infrastructure, analytics, collaboration, and video. 

Thomas is on the board of cloud analytics startup Prism Skylabs and fin-tech startup BrightPlan.  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.

Elise Leung

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Elise Leung is AppDynamics’ General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. 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.