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, sits on the Brown University Computer Science Board of Advisors, and most recently joined StoryCorps Board of Directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University.
Jyoti is Founder and Chairman of the Board 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.
Bhaskar Sunkara is Co-Founder 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, operations, and engineering functions.
Bhaskar, who holds several patents, co-founded AppDynamics with Jyoti Bansal in 2008. Under his leadership, the company pioneered a revolutionary approach to business performance with Business Transactions and delivered industry-leading solutions. Now, more than 1,800 companies have deployed AppDynamics to accelerate their digital transformations.
Over his career, Bhaskar has married product strategy and execution strategy to develop products that are trusted by CIOs and built for the demands of the world’s largest enterprises. Before AppDynamics, he worked at Wily Technology as the lead engineer and was responsible for one of its most successful products. Bhaskar began his career at Pramati Technologies, where he served in a variety of engineering leadership roles.
Bhaskar earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science and engineering from Madras University.
Gottfried joined AppDynamics in February 2015 as Chief Financial Officer 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.
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 an expanding series of roles building predictable sales organizations for scale. Before this role, he 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 focused on developing leaders.
Dali joined AppDynamics in 2012 with a proven track record of consistently exceeding corporate goals for customer satisfaction, cross-functional partnership and sales targets at companies, including BMC Software, Verint, EMC, and Standard Register.
Dali holds a master’s of business administration degree in finance and strategic management from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s of science degree in international marketing from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Danny is our Senior Vice President, Customer and Strategic Operations. 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 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.
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.
Susan Lovegren is the Chief People Officer of AppDynamics and leads the company’s vision, strategy, and programs around its people.
With more than 25 years in leadership roles at public technology companies, Lovegren has a proven track record for creating working environments in which employees thrive. She joined AppDynamics from Juniper Networks where she served as the senior vice president of human resources and the Juniper Foundation. At Juniper Networks, Lovegren was responsible for setting the strategic direction for its nearly 10,000 employees and overall culture of innovation.
Over her career, Lovegren 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, the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion.
Lovegren has held senior leadership roles in human resources at Plantronics, Juniper Networks, and Agilent Technologies. She started her career at Hewlett-Packard where she spent 16 years in various HR roles learning how to build employee systems and programs for scale.
Lovegren earned a master's degree in human resources management from Golden Gate University and a bachelor's degree in radio and television broadcasting from San Jose State 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 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.