Leadership Team    |    Board of Directors    |    Advisory Board

Chet Kapoor, CEO

As a leader and innovator in the high-tech industry, Chet has spent over 20 years in leadership positions in innovative software and hardware companies including VP of Content Management and Search Products at IBM and VP/GM for the Integration Group of BEA Systems. He was CEO of Gluecode, an open source application server company, acquired by IBM. Chet also served as a VP at webMethods and held various positions at NeXT.

 

Anant Jhingran, Data

Dr. Anant Jhingran (Ph.D Berkeley) joined Apigee from IBM where he was VP and CTO for IBM's Information Management Division and Co-Chair of IBM wide Cloud Computing Architecture Board. He was responsible for the technical strategy for databases, information integration, analytics, Big Data, and helped deliver IBM's PaaS capabilities. Anant has received several awards including IBM Fellow, IIT Delhi Distinguished Alumnus Award, President's Gold Medal at IIT Delhi, IBM Academy of Technology, and has authored over a dozen patents and over 20 technical papers.

 

Brian Mulloy, Product

Brian has over 20 years of experience ranging from enterprise software to founding a Web startup. He co-founded and was CEO of Swivel, a Website for social data analysis. He was President and General Manager of Grand Central, a cloud-based offering for application infrastructure (before we called it the cloud). And was Director of Product Marketing at BEA Systems. Brian holds a degree in Physics from the University of Michigan. Brian is a frequent contributor on the Apigee blog, the Apigee YouTube channel and Webcasts, as well as the API Craft Google Group.

 

Denise Persson, Marketing

Denise leads worldwide marketing, including demand generation, product marketing, analyst relations, public relations, and brand strategy. Prior to joining Apigee, Denise served as the CMO of ON24, a SaaS webcasting and virtual communications company.  Previously she was the EVP of global marketing at Genesys, a publicly traded company and leading SaaS provider of unified conferencing and collaboration services. Throughout her career she has built and led global marketing teams for high-growth, category-creating companies and helped take companies through multiple phases, including mergers and acquisitions and public offerings.

Denise holds an MBA from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

 

Dilshad Simons, Marketing

Dilshad brings over 20 years of experience in product leadership roles in enterprise software, including VP of WAN Optimization at Blue Coat Systems, VP of Unified Communications at Avaya, and heading up the Collaboration Products at Sun Microsystems. She was a founding member of Microsoft's Exchange Server product team. At Microsoft, she was recognized for accelerating Microsoft’s business in Turkey and establishing Microsoft's in-market presence. Dilshad is a graduate of Bosphorus University Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Don Dixon, Operations

Don brings over 20 years of financial management experience to Apigee. Prior to Apigee, Don most recently was VP of Finance for Blue Coat Systems, where he had overall financial responsibility for the Worldwide Sales and Services organizations. Prior to Blue Coat Systems, Don spent almost 11 years at BEA Systems, holding varying financial roles within the company, supporting field operations, and serving as Assistant Corporate Controller. Don began his career with KPMG in San Jose, where he received his CPA.

 

Ed Anuff, Mobile

Ed is a respected technologist and a proven innovator. Prior to starting Usergrid, he was most recently Executive VP and General Manager of Six Apart, which is known for creating the Movable Type blogware, TypePad blog hosting software and Vox. He was co-founder of Widgetbox, a popular marketplace for widgets, and he was also co-founder of enterprise software company Epicentric, a provider of enterprise portal software. Anuff was also responsible for the launch of HotBot, one of the first news search engines, when he was an executive at Wired.

 

Eric Cross, Sales

Eric comes to Apigee with over twenty years of experience building and leading multi-channel Enterprise technology sales organizations. Prior to Apigee, Eric was Vice President of Americas Field Operations with Blue Coat Systems responsible for direct and indirect sales, pre-sales, and channel activities. He has held numerous sales management and sales positions with companies ranging from Citrix Systems, Siebel Systems, salesforce.com, and PeopleSoft. Eric holds a BBA in Risk Management from the University of Georgia.

 

Gregory Brail, Technology

Gregory has approximately 20 years of experience in the industry. He worked at BEA as technical lead for WebLogic JMS, and kicked off BEA's "Core Engine" initiative, which built a modular "micro-kernel" using core WebLogic technology. Prior to BEA, Greg was Principal Architect for TransactPlus, a LabMorgan spinoff. Greg began his career developing custom middleware libraries for Citibank and worked with transaction-processing pioneers Transarc deploying production systems at JPMorgan and elsewhere. Greg holds a degree in Computer Science from Brown University.

 

Michael Gardner, Engineering and Operations

Michael is a seasoned leader with deep cloud platform expertise. He began his career leading teams working on tools and compilers for database centric languages, including nearly 10 years at Borland. Michael has spent the last decade working on SaaS based product lines and business models, primarily around eComm. At eBay, he ran the Search technology group as well as a program that converted the 5M line eBay codebase from C++ to Java. At Liveops, he ran a cloud-based call center platform and at Ketera, he led a team that reinvented the model for B2B ecomm.

 

Michel Burger, Product

Having been Chief Architect R&D at Vodafone, CTO of the Communication Sector at Microsoft and Web technology pioneer at Nortel, Michel brings a deep knowledge in architecture of large distributed  systems either network, IT or cloud based. He has been responsible for the hybrid cloud (including network visualization), analytic data flow, service to service back end integration, and M2M technical strategy and implementation. Michel was a Vodafone distinguished Engineer, is part of the TMF executive committee focused on API and a TMF ambassador and has authored 20 patents.

 

Raj Singh, Founder

Raj Singh brings to Apigee a wealth of experience in founding and managing technology startups. His previous startups include StratumOne Communications, a chip maker for wide area networks (sold to Cisco); InterHDL Inc., an EDA tools maker for chip design (sold to Avant!); and Advancel Logic, a Java processor company (sold to Noise Cancellation Technologies). His bigger success was Fiberlane Communications that was later split into Cerent Systems (sold to Cisco) and Siara Systems (sold to Redback Networks). Raj’s most recent startup is Kaybus, Inc., an online enterprise content management company.

Raj is also involved with projects in India in secured networking with Juniper Networks and in semiconductor manufacturing with ST Microelectronics. Raj previously worked at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. Raj is a co-author of "Digital Design and Synthesis with Verilog HDL", a popular textbook used by several universities for teaching graduate level courses on ASIC design.

 

Sam Ramji, Strategy

Sam brings approximately 20 years of industry experience in enterprise software, product development, and open source strategy. Prior to Apigee, Sam led open source strategy across Microsoft, where he and his team contributed code to the Linux kernel. He was a founding member of BEA's AquaLogic product team. Sam holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, and is a member of the Institute for Generative Leadership. He holds positions on the boards of the Outercurve Foundation, on the Open Cloud Initiative, and is a contributing editor to the ACM's journal Ubiquity.

 

Scott Regan, Marketing

Scott brings approximately 20 years of experience in marketing and product management of enterprise and consumer software. Previously he was responsible for Local search and maps products at Yahoo!.  Earlier Scott led developer relations and developer product marketing at BEA.  He began his career as a product manager with Microsoft's Visual Studio team and as a developer and systems designer in Accenture's telecom group. He is a graduate of the Duke Engineering and Stanford Business School.

 

Shankar Ramaswamy, Engineering

Dr. Shankar Ramaswamy (PhD, UIUC) is an entrepreneurial technologist with extensive experience in the area of design and development of leading-edge technology and services platforms. He has a successful track record of leadership and delivery at companies like Paypal, eBay, Amazon, IBM, Torry Harris Business Solutions and Transarc. He has received several academic and professional awards, authored over a dozen papers and over a dozen patents.

 

Stacey Giamalis, Legal

Stacey Giamalis brings to Apigee a long career as a business lawyer and has a strong background in corporate and strategic transactions, intellectual property, privacy and corporate governance, and more. She has served as the chief counsel for several publicly-traded technology companies. Prior to Apigee, Stacey was VP, chief counsel and privacy officer at Adchemy, Inc., a SaaS advertising technology company.  Stacey holds a BA from the University of Caifornia, Davis and a J.D., Law from University of Caifornia, Berkeley.

 

Steve Rowland, Worldwide Sales

Steve brings more than 20 years of experience in technology sales. Previously, he was at Blue Coat Systems, where he led sales as VP of Field Operations for regions including the Americas, Asia Pacific and Japan. Steve served as Sr. VP of Worldwide Sales at Workbrain Corporation, which was sold to Infor Global Solutions. He spent eight years at BMC Software, where his last role was VP of Sales. Steve also held sales management positions at Carrier Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M.

 

Steve Valenzuela, Finance

Steve Valenzuela brings to Apigee a long career in Finance in Silicon Valley having worked at Citrix, PlanetRx, Intel, Atari and Tandem among others. Before joining Apigee, Steve was VP of Finance and Operations for the Mobile Platforms Group at Citrix. Prior to Citrix, Steve was the CFO for Zenprise and led the successful sale and integration of Zenprise into Citrix. Steve was the CFO for Rainmaker Systems, where he completed a secondary public offering on Nasdaq.  Steve has an MBA from Santa Clara University.

 

Tom Weeks, Customer Success

Tom has spent his career focused on building deep customer relationships through his work at large System Integrators, traditional ISV's, and SaaS companies. His most recent experience was responsibility for all aspects of the customer relationship at Skire, a SaaS vendor acquired by Oracle.  Previous to that he built Business Objects global services team through the acquisition by SAP.  Tom holds a B.A. in Economics, a Masters in Information Management, and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Board of Directors

 


Chet Kapoor, CEO

As a leader and innovator in the high-tech industry, Chet has spent over 20 years in leadership positions in innovative software and hardware companies including VP of Content Management and Search Products at IBM and VP/GM for the Integration Group of BEA Systems. He was CEO of Gluecode, an open source application server company, acquired by IBM. Chet also served as a VP at webMethods and held various positions at NeXT.


Bob Corey, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, CallidusCloud

Bob L. Corey brings over 30 years of executive and financial management experience in public and private companies, particularly in Silicon Valley with software and hardware companies earning more than $100 million in revenue annually. Prior to CallidusCloud, Mr. Corey served as the chief financial officer of FrontRange Solutions USA Inc., an enterprise software company, since May 2012. Prior to FrontRange, he served in various roles at Extreme Networks, Inc., an Ethernet solutions company from July 2009 to March 2011, ultimately as interim chief executive officer and executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to Extreme Networks, Mr. Corey held a variety of executive positions, including executive vice president and chief financial officer, at Thor Technologies, Inc., an enterprise software company, from May 2003 to January 2006. Bob is experienced in Board governance and has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee for numerous public companies.

 

Neal Dempsey, Managing Director, Bay Partners

Neal launched his venture capital career in 1989 at Bay. Through cycles of change, Neal's investment thesis has been to find entrepreneurs with domain expertise and the fine art of listening. At the end of the day, customers decide whether startups will succeed or not and without listening to customers, entrepreneurs are seldom successful. This thesis has served him well through investments in category creating companies like Brocade, Informatica and Shiva.

Neal balances the stresses of his workload by giving back to the community. In addition to serving as Managing General Partner at Bay, he serves on the Board of EMQ Children and Family Services (a.k.a. Eastfield Ming Quong). Neal's leadership helped establish the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program at the University of Washington Business School.

 

Promod Haque, Senior Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Promod has more than 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry and currently serves as senior managing partner at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP). Promod joined NVP in 1990, and has invested in more than 60 companies since he began his venture career, producing nearly $30B in exit values to date. More than 20 of his portfolio companies have gone public and nearly 35 have been acquired (or have gone public and been acquired). Promod was ranked as a top investor on the annual Forbes Midas List for nine years, and in 2004, Forbes named him as the #1 venture capitalist based on performance over the previous decade. In 2006, Promod was presented with a Global Leadership award from NASSCOM, and he was honored with the 2011 SV Forum Visionary Award based on his outstanding achievements and contributions to the technology industry.

Promod focuses on investments across a wide variety of sectors including systems and IT infrastructure, software and services. He was an early investor and a board member of Cerent (acquired by Cisco), Cast Iron Systems (acquired by IBM), Siara Systems (acquired by Redback Networks), OnDisplay (acquired by Vignette), Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola) and Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR).

Prior to Norwest Venture Partners, Promod spent 18 years in operational roles ranging from product development, marketing, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer at various public and private companies including Siemens International, Thorn EMI, Emergent Technologies and Dimensional Medicine, Inc. Promod received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Delhi, India. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where he serves on the advisory board.

 

Raj Singh, Founder

Raj Singh brings to Apigee a wealth of experience in founding and managing technology startups. His previous startups include StratumOne Communications, a chip maker for wide area networks (sold to Cisco); InterHDL Inc., an EDA tools maker for chip design (sold to Avant!); and Advancel Logic, a Java processor company (sold to Noise Cancellation Technologies). His bigger success was Fiberlane Communications that was later split into Cerent Systems (sold to Cisco) and Siara Systems (sold to Redback Networks). Raj’s most recent startup is Kaybus, Inc., an online enterprise content management company.

Raj is also involved with projects in India in secured networking with Juniper Networks and in semiconductor manufacturing with ST Microelectronics. Raj previously worked at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India. Raj is a co-author of "Digital Design and Synthesis with Verilog HDL", a popular textbook used by several universities for teaching graduate level courses on ASIC design.

 

Robert Schwartz, Managing Partner, Third Point Ventures

Robert Schwartz is Managing Partner of Third Point Ventures, the Sunnyvale, California-based venture capital arm of Third Point LLC, which is a registered investment adviser based in New York and the investment manager of the Third Point Funds. Since 1984, Mr. Schwartz has also been the President of RF  Associates North, Inc., a privately-held technical manufacturer’s representative firm. Mr. Schwartz is presently a director of several privately-held companies. Mr. Schwartz holds an undergraduate engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

William "BJ" Jenkins, CEO of Barracuda Networks

BJ Jenkins is the CEO of Barracuda Networks. Previously, he served as president of EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) division. He joined EMC in 1998 and held a wide range of senior leadership roles before becoming president of the BRS division, including chief of staff, where he led the highly successful post-merger integration of Data Domain as the foundation for the newly formed division. Over the years, BJ has also held the positions of senior vice president of Global Marketing; vice president of Telecom, Media and Entertainment and Outsourcing Sales; vice president of Global Field Marketing and director of Operations Global Channels. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Illinois and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Advisory Board

 


Al-Noor Ramji

Al-Noor Ramji is one of the leading information technology (IT) experts in the telecommunications and financial industries, most recently the executive vice president and general manager of Misys Banking. Previously, he served in various executive roles at British Telecom, including chief executive officer for BT Innovate and Design and chief information officer and chief technology officer of BT Group. Prior to British Telecom, he was executive vice president, chief information officer and chief e-commerce officer for Qwest Communications. Mr. Ramji has also served as chief information officer at UBS (then called SBC) and, prior to UBS, as global head of operations at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Alan Boehme

Alan Boehme is a seasoned Innovation & Emerging Technology executive. He specializes in business acceleration, and enablement and optimization through effective alignment of technology, process re-engineering and business strategy. Alan has served as SVP & head of IT Strategy & Enterprise Architecture for the USFS division of ING, as well chairman of the global cross banking/insurance business (ING Group). Alan served as CIO for 3 multi-national corporations, including VP and CIO at Juniper Networks, EVP and CIO at Sage Software, CIO e-technology at GE Power Systems.


Aneesh Chopra

Aneesh Chopra was selected by President Barack Obama in 2009 to be the nation’s first CTO. He served in this role until 2012, looking at ways technology can spur innovations that help the government do a better and more efficient job. During his tenure as the U.S. CTO, Chopra led the implementation of the president’s open government strategy, among other accomplishments. Prior to this position, Chopra was Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology, and before that, he was managing director for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals and health systems.


Aref Matin, Pearson

Aref Matin is the EVP and Chief Technology Officer at Pearson and has made great strides in improving open education platform innovation, architecture focus, and Operational excellence. Prior to joining Pearson, Aref was CTO at Wholesale Applications Community, CTO/SVP of services and Delivery at TomTom, and CTO of Technology Products and Services for RealNetworks, an Internet and mobile media and entertainment technology leader.  Aref started his Engineering and Technology career at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

 

Bill Gajda, VISA

Bill Gajda is the Global Head of VISA Mobile, responsible for VISA’s mobile product and commercial strategies and activities. Prior to joining VISA, he was Chief Commercial Officer and CMO for GSMA, and Global Director, Brand and Marketing Communications for Ericsson in Stockholm. He has held other executive positions including VP, Corporate and Marketing Communications for TELUS Corporation, and VP, Communications for Bell Canada International. Bill obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

 

Carole McCluskey, Coinstar

Carole McCluskey is the CTO for Outerwall. During her tenure at Outerwall, Carole has also served as the corporate technology leader, SVP of technology at Redbox Automated Retail, LLC (Outerwall's wholly-owned subsidiary), SVP of corporate IT, the interim head of corporate systems development, and the IT program leader at Coinstar and Redbox. Prior to Outerwall, Carole was the managing director of EttenAj Consulting LLC, an IT consulting firm she founded that advised VMware, Coinstar, Intacct, Edifecs, and Ultimo Software. Previously she held executive positions at TIBCO Software, SchemaLogic, and CapitalStream.

 

Deep Nishar, LinkedIn

Deep Nishar has more than 20 years experience helping to build and grow successful software and Internet businesses. He joined LinkedIn as the SVP of Products and User Experience, where he sets and executes the company’s global product strategy. Before LinkedIn, Deep headed product strategy for the Asia-Pacific region at Google. Previously, Deep was the founder and VP of products at Patkai Networks. Deep holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MSEE from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B. Tech with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology.

 

Keith Tanski, Target

Keith Tanski is Director of Enterprise Architecture at Target. Keith has had the opportunity to implement platforms that support multi-billion dollar books of business, create robust delivery organizations to reshape how IT services can be delivered, as well as drive innovative topics across both the Financial Services and Retail industries. His most recent efforts have taken him into the MultiChannel space where he has been working to unlock some of Target's core capabilities, to further enable their capabilities across multiple channels.

 

Mike Linton, Farmers Insurance

Mike Linton has been in marketing and general management for over 30 years. As EVP, Enterprise Chief Marketing Officer of Farmers Insurance, he is responsible for all marketing, brand management, strategic planning, communications and the company’s digital efforts. Prior to Farmers Insurance, he has held various exective positions at Best Buy, eBay, and FreeMonee Network. Mike graduated from Bowling Green State University and Duke’s University’s Fuqua School of Business.

 

Nick Pudar, OnStar

Nick Pudar is VP of OnStar Planning and Business Development, and is responsible for managing OnStar’s planning, business development, and service evolution. During his time at OnStar, Pudar has lead the efforts behind FMV (OnStar’s aftermarket product), Smart Grid Technology and launching their API to third party developers. Pudar received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), and his MS in Management degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.

 
 

Richard J. Lynch, FB Associates, LLC.

Richard Lynch is president of FB Associates, LLC. he was the EVP & Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Communications between 2007 and 2011 and EVP & CTO of Verizon Wireless and its predecessors since 1990. Richard has been at the forefront of wireless technology solutions and was responsible for the selection of CDPD, CDMA, EV-DO and LTE for use within the Verizon network. Richard has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Massachusetts.

 

Thaddeus Arroyo, AT&T

F. Thaddeus Arroyo, Chief Information Officer, is responsible for AT&T’s information technology. Prior to joining AT&T, Arroyo served as Chief Information Officer at Cingular Wireless and prior to that he served as senior vice president of Product Marketing and Development for Sabre Corporation. Arroyo has a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.