The Cohesians

Our deeply experienced team has roots in leading technology companies including Google, Nutanix, VMware, Palo Alto Networks, Splunk, and Cisco.

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Mohit Aron

CEO and Founder

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Mohit Aron

CEO and Founder

Mohit Aron has over 15 years of experience in building scalable, high- performance distributed systems, and has been attributed as the father of hyperconvergence. Aron founded his current company Cohesity in 2013 and co-founded Nutanix in 2009. Prior to co-founding Nutanix, Aron was at Google as a lead developer on the Google File System engineering project.

Among many prestigious awards Cohesity has received since its inception, Cohesity was named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018.

Aron graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University with a focus on distributed systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi India.

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Robert O’Donovan

Chief Financial Officer

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Robert O’Donovan

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Robert manages Cohesity’s financial strategy as the software company expands its cloud services, redefines modern data management, and continues on a path of consistent and long-term growth. Robert’s 30 years of experience includes significant exposure leading finance and business organizations in data management, cloud, software, and subscription-based services companies. Most recently, Robert served as CFO at DataStax for nearly three years. Prior to that role, he was CFO at Pivotal Software, a cloud-based software company that was later acquired by VMware. O’Donovan has also held finance, operations, and sales roles at Dell/EMC in Europe and Asia Pacific/Japan. Originally from Ireland, Robert studied at the Cork Institute of Technology, earning his ACCA accountancy qualification.

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Kevin Delane

Chief Revenue Officer

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Kevin Delane

Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Kevin oversees all aspects of business development and the customer lifecycle, including global sales and sales operations, go-to-market, strategic alliances, partner management, and systems engineering.

A technology veteran with over 30 years of experience, Kevin was previously the Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Pure Storage. He also spent over 18 years at EMC in senior sales leadership roles.

Kevin holds a B.S. from Providence College, where he currently serves on the National Board of Overseers.

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Lynn Lucas

Chief Marketing Officer

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Lynn Lucas

Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Lynn leads the global marketing function driving customer experience and accelerating adoption of Cohesity’s solutions. Lynn brings 25 years of marketing experience for high technology B2B organizations. Prior to joining us, Lynn was CMO at Veritas where she led the new branding and successful repositioning as a multi-cloud data management company after separation from Symantec. Before Veritas, Lynn served as CMO at Good Technology where she led global marketing, culminating in a sale to Blackberry to establish their mobile security software platform. Prior to Veritas, Lynn was with Cisco Systems, where she served in various executive roles, most recently as Vice President, Global Collaboration Marketing leading marketing for the $5B collaboration business encompassing telepresence, unified communications and WebEx. Lynn holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Vineet Abraham

Chief Product & Development Officer

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Vineet Abraham

Chief Product & Development Officer

Vineet has 15+ years of experience building distributed systems. Prior to Cohesity, Vineet was Senior Vice President, Engineering at Riverbed where he was responsible for strategy and execution for Riverbed’s core products. He built a global engineering team and helped pivot the company into new market segments. Before that, he held various leadership roles at Brocade where he helped build and launch several data center networking products.

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Apurv Gupta

Chief Technology Officer

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Apurv Gupta

Chief Technology Officer

Apurv is passionate about building highly scalable systems. His career spans Bell Labs, several startups including GreenBorder (acquired by Google), and over 8 years at Google. He was also the Co-founder of ArkinNet. His most recent work includes architecting the current Search Ads Backend and redesigning the Ads Reporting Backend at Google, and building a NLP search engine for simplifying datacenter management at ArkinNet.

Apurv holds a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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Brian Spanswick

Chief Information Security Officer

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Brian Spanswick

Chief Information Security Officer

Brian brings 20 years of experience managing IT and cybersecurity organizations within high-growth companies, while also providing consulting services for large, globally dispersed blue-chip enterprises. His leadership is pivotal in advancing core business operations, accelerating digital transformations, and building cybersecurity protocols that secure company, customer, and employee data. Prior to Cohesity, Brian managed Risk and Information Protection at Splunk, leading and rapidly expanding the organization responsible for managing cyber risk across the company. Brian’s prior roles also include leading the digital transformation of core business functions for McKesson and Grainger. Brian holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado. 

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Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Chief Human Resources Officer

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf is an accomplished global human resources executive with expertise in human capital management, culture creation, leadership development and guiding organizations through complex business transformations.   For the past decade, she has worked extensively with public Boards of Directors, with emphasis on compensation and nominating/governance committee work.  Most recently, she was the Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Symantec Corporation (now Nortonlifelock), where, as a trusted advisor to the CEO and the other members of the executive leadership team, she focused on global HR, real estate, and corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition to her board roles, Amy is a member of the Betterworks HR Advisory Council and the Hitch Advisory Council focused  on talent management practices. An accomplished keynote speaker at multiple industry conferences and a senior advisor to corporations in the areas of developing high-performance cultures, building productive comp committee/HR relationships, creating diverse and inclusive workforces, and successfully navigating M&A and divestitures.

Amy was named to the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council in 2018 and awarded the role of Distinguished Alumni under the John Chambers School of Business and Economics, West Virginia University, in 2019.  She earned her M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and her B.S. in Journalism/Public Relations from West Virginia University.

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Andy Dobrov

SVP, Customer Support

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Andy Dobrov

SVP, Customer Support

Andy brings 20 years of experience building world class support and services organizations. Prior to Cohesity, Andy was Vice President of Services Operations at FireEye responsible for support and security as a service. Prior to that Andy was Vice President of Support and Services for Data Domain later acquired by EMC, helping scale the business from $300M to over $1B. Andy’s prior roles also include Vice President of Engineering Operations for the Backup and Recovery Division at EMC, Director of Product Management at VERITAS and General Manager of Multivendor Support for HP. Andy holds a Masters in Engineering from Stanford and a BS from Santa Clara University.

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Tim Robbins

General Counsel

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Tim Robbins

General Counsel

Tim heads the legal function for Cohesity, bringing 20 years of experience in problem-solving and supporting the legal and intellectual property needs of fast-paced technology companies. Tim began his legal career doing corporate and securities work for tech clients and venture capital firms at Gunderson Dettmer. He later served as the General Counsel at Good Technology and as the SVP of Licensing at Openwave. Tim holds a bachelors in economics from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors oversees our executives in creating company value. Our board represents both independent and investor experts. It also includes our founder.

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Mohit Aron

CEO and Founder

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Mohit Aron

CEO and Founder

Mohit Aron has over 15 years of experience in building scalable, high- performance distributed systems, and has been attributed as the father of hyperconvergence. Aron founded his current company Cohesity in 2013 and co-founded Nutanix in 2009. Prior to co-founding Nutanix, Aron was at Google as a lead developer on the Google File System engineering project.

Among many prestigious awards Cohesity has received since its inception, Cohesity was named by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as one of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers 2018.

Aron graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University with a focus on distributed systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi India.

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Bill Coughran

Sequoia Capital

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Bill Coughran

Sequoia Capital

Bill is a technologist specializing in large-scale computing and networking systems with general management experience. Bill joined Sequoia Capital in late 2011 where he works as a partner and coach to founders and help them build effective technology-centric organizations; while at Sequoia, he served as an advisor to Google until 2015. His career in computer science spans more than two decades. He began his post-graduate career starting with individual research contributions in computational science and engineering (for semiconductor and circuit simulation, Raman optical amplifiers, convective fluid flow) and computer systems. Bill helped create and guide the development of numerous distributed systems, IP security projects, and applications of modeling and formal verification methods as well as converged (voice/data) network software, access, and switching products. More recently, he has contributed to large-scale Web service systems and products as well as client software. Now, he is an investor in and coach for developing companies.

Bill holds a B.S.& M.S. mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a M.S. & Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford.

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Gaurav Garg

Wing Ventures

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Gaurav Garg

Wing Ventures

Gaurav Garg is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in a number of early stage technology companies and currently serves on the boards of Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS), FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), MobileIron (Nasdaq: MOBL), Jasper, Shape Security, Instart Logic, Cohesity, Apprity and previously Netscaler (acquired by CTXS). He has helped build Ruckus and FireEye over 10 years each from incubation into public companies, and he incubated Jasper and Instart Logic from concept stage. Gaurav was a partner at Sequoia Capital from 2001 to 2010, and a Special Limited Partner from 2010-2012. He worked extensively with Sequoia Capital’s investments in Aruba Networks (Nasdaq: ARUN), Jawbone (aka Aliph), and RingCentral (NYSE: RNG).

Prior to joining Sequoia Capital, Gaurav founded Redback Networks (Nasdaq: RBAK) in 1996, and served as a board member and Senior Vice President of Product Management. Prior to Redback Networks, Gaurav held various engineering positions at SynOptics and Bay Networks.

Gaurav holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Science, all from Washington University in St. Louis.

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Dan Warmenhoven

Former Executive Chairman & CEO, NetApp

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Dan Warmenhoven

Former Executive Chairman & CEO, NetApp

Dan Warmenhoven is the former executive chairman and CEO of NetApp. Dan served as chief executive officer from 1994 to 2009 and executive chairman of NetApp from 2009 to 2014. Under Dan’s leadership, NetApp grew to become a multibillion-dollar company and a recognized market leader in networked storage, a concept the company pioneered. Dan led the company’s initial public offering in November 1995.

NetApp is consistently listed in the top 20 of FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in America and was ranked #1 in 2009. NetApp is also included in FORTUNE magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” and “America’s Largest Corporations” lists as well as in Forbes magazine’s “400 Best Big Companies in America” list. NetApp is included in both the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100 indexes.

In August 2009, Dan received the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce. He is a director of Bechtel Group, Inc. and Palo Alto Networks. Dan is also on the board of the Tech Museum of Innovation as well as a trustee of Bellarmine College Preparatory, both in San Jose, California. In June 2007, Dan received an honorary degree from Santa Clara University for his dedication to global business and technology leadership and in 2006 was named one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Networking” by Network World. In 2004, he won the prestigious “National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award, and in 2001 BusinessWeek named Dan one of its “Top 25 Managers” for the year.

Previously, Dan served as chairman, president, and CEO of Network Equipment Technologies (N.E.T.), a telecommunications manufacturer. He is a veteran of Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), where he held senior management positions, including general manager of the Information Networks group. Prior to working at HP, Dan was employed for 13 years at IBM Corporation.

Dan holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, with honors, from Princeton University.

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Jonathan Chadwick

Independent Board Member

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Jonathan Chadwick

Independent Board Member

Jonathan Chadwick has over 30 years of experience both in the US and the UK and has lived in Silicon Valley for the past 25 years. He has worked for some of the most iconic technology companies including McAfee, Skype, Cisco Systems, and VMware, where he served as executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer throughout his four years there, and has a broad background in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operational and financial management and has extensive team leadership experience.

Chadwick is currently a board member and advisor to a number of public and private companies including Cognizant, F5, and ServiceNow and some of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing companies, such as Elastic, Tanium and Zoom. Chadwick is a Chartered Accountant in England and holds an honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bath, UK.

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Robin Matlock

Independent Board Member

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Robin Matlock

Independent Board Member

Robin Matlock brings more than 30 years of marketing, sales, and business development experience to the board spanning a variety of markets including enterprise software, cloud services, and security.

Matlock most recently served as chief marketing officer (CMO) at VMware, a position she held for seven years. During her tenure at VMware, she helped shape the company’s business and go-to-market strategy and played a key role in scaling the company’s revenues from $2B to $11B.

Before joining VMware, Matlock was executive vice president and general manager at the data security company Imperva. Prior to that, she held various senior executive roles at McAfee, Entercept, and Symantec. Matlock also currently serves as an independent director with information management company Iron Mountain.

Robin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Music from Rice University and is a frequent keynote speaker at marketing, technology, and women in tech events.

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Deep Nishar

SoftBank Vision Fund

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Deep Nishar

SoftBank Vision Fund

Deep Nishar, the Senior Managing Partner at the SoftBank Vision Fund, has more than 20 years of experience helping to build and grow successful software and internet businesses. Representative investments include 10X Genomics, Guardant Health, Improbable.io, Mapbox, Slack, OSIsoft, Cohesity and Zymergen.

From 2009 to 2014, Deep served as the senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn. During his time at LinkedIn, the team grew membership from 32 million to 347 million, revenue from $78 million to $2.2 billion and LinkedIn became a top 20 US and top 25 global site.

Before LinkedIn, Deep worked at Google from 2003 to 2009, where he headed product strategy for the Asia-Pacific region, led the company’s mobile initiatives, and built the systems used for managing Google’s global customer base.

Deep holds an MBA with highest honors from Harvard Business School, a MSEE from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B. Tech with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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Kimberly Hammonds

Independent Board Member

Kim Hammonds
Kimberly Hammonds

Independent Board Member

Kimberly L. Hammonds is on the Board of Directors of Zoom, UiPath, Tenable, Box, and Cohesity. 

She previously served on the Board of Directors of Red Hat, which was sold to IBM for $34B.   She was also on the Board at Cloudera, which merged with Hortonworks. In addition, she was on the Board of Directors of Cumulus Networks which was sold to Nvidia, and Segment which was sold to Twilio.

Throughout her career she has worked in four different industries: automotive, technology, aerospace & defense, and financial services. Most recently, she was the group chief operating officer of Deutsche Bank AG, where she was the third female in the company’s 150-year history to serve on the management board. She was also a former group chief information officer for the Boeing Company and she held executive positions at Dell Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Her global leadership experience extends across product engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, marketing, purchasing, operations, and information technology.  

She is the Founder and President of The Zoe Foundation, which provides art programs for cancer patients. She has actively supported the American Cancer Society, raising over $5 million for the organization.

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Carl Eschenbach

Sequoia Capital (Observer)

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Carl Eschenbach

Sequoia Capital (Observer)

Carl Eschenbach is a partner at Sequoia, where he focuses on infrastructure technologies, cloud, and SaaS. He also provides operating expertise to Sequoia’s portfolio companies. Prior to Sequoia, Carl was President and COO of VMware, where he helped grow the company from $31M in his first full year to $7B in revenues and from 200 people to 20,000. Prior to joining VMware, Carl was Vice President of North America Sales at Inktomi, and held various sales leadership positions with 3Com, EMC and Lucent Technologies. He is passionate about leadership, culture and values of both teams and companies.

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Randy Glein

DFJ Growth (Observer)

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Randy Glein

DFJ Growth (Observer)

Randy Glein is a founder and partner at DFJ Growth. His career spans more than 30 years as a venture capital investor, operating executive and entrepreneur. Randy has led investments in many innovative technology leaders, including Anaplan (NYSE: PLAN), Box (NYSE: BOX), Performics (Google), Ring (Amazon), SpaceX, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), Tumblr (Yahoo), Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), Yammer (Microsoft), and Yodle (Web.com). Recent investments include Boring Company, Cohesity, Innovium, Mapbox, Splice, Sumo Logic and Yellowbrick. Prior to DFJ, Randy was CFO of FeedBurner, a DFJ portfolio company acquired by Google. He also played instrumental roles in the formation and development of DIRECTV and XM Radio. Randy began his career as a systems engineer at Hughes Space & Communications. Forbes has named Randy to its annual Midas List five times, including most recently in 2019. The New York Times / CB Insights has named Randy one of the Top 100 venture capital investors four consecutive years. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MSEE from the University of Southern California, and a BSEE with high honors from the University of Florida.

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Janey Hoe

Cisco (Observer)

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Janey Hoe

Cisco (Observer)

Janey Hoe is a Vice President of Cisco Investments. Previously, she held multiple product management, technical marketing, and business development leadership roles at Cisco, operating multi-billion dollar product lines as well as pioneering new products in switching, security, data center, and video collaboration. Along with her team, she was recognized as a finalist for the Pioneer Award, the highest honor for innovation at Cisco. Prior to Cisco, Janey was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Before McKinsey, Janey worked on network protocol research with MIT LCS Laboratory, AT&T Laboratories, and HP Laboratories.

Her work on TCP/IP performance improvements has been widely implemented and referenced.

Janey holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering and computer sciences from U.C. Berkeley and MIT, respectively.

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Ashu Garg

Foundation Capital (Observer)

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Ashu Garg

Foundation Capital (Observer)

Ashu works with startups across the enterprise stack. He is particularly excited about how machine learning and deep learning are reinventing existing software categories and creating new consumer experiences.

Ashu serves on the boards of Anvilogic, Arize, Coefficient, Cohesity, Conviva, Eightfold, Fortanix, Layer9, OpsMx, Skyflow, and Turing. In addition, Ashu was responsible for Foundation Capital’s investments in Aggregate Knowledge, Custora, FreeWheel, TubeMogul, and Tubi.tv.

Ashu is passionate about helping technical founders scale as CEOs. His podcast on that topic, B2B a CEO, has featured Eric Yuan, Jennifer Tejada, Aaron Levie, and Tien Tzuo.

Before joining Foundation Capital in 2008, Ashu was the general manager for Microsoft’s online-advertising business and led field marketing for the software businesses. Previously, Ashu worked at McKinsey & Company, helping technology companies scale their go-to-market efforts.

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Paul Glaser

HPE (Observer)

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Paul Glaser

HPE (Observer)

Paul leads Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, HPE’s venture investment and solutions program, and is responsible for driving Pathfinder’s charter of Insights, Investments, and Solutions. He currently serves as a board observer with Barefoot Networks, Shape Security, Synack, Cohesity, Hedvig, and Fungible.

Prior to joining HPE, Paul co-founded and helped lead Xova Labs, a company focused on start-up formation and early stage incubation. At Xova, Paul helped launch and lead companies focused on leveraging the Mobile and Cloud technology disruptions, including Mist Systems and Encaenia.

Before Xova, Paul was a Director in the Corporate Development group at Cisco Systems where he focused on acquisitions, strategy, and venture investments. Paul’s areas of responsibility included Security, Small Business, SaaS, and Borderless Networking portfolios. Notable transactions include Cisco’s acquisitions of IronPort, MI Secure, and ScanSafe, and investments in ActOn, Appfolio, RingCentral, Guardium, and Mashery. Paul joined Cisco in 2001 as member of the Corporate Finance team.

Paul received both JD and MBA degrees from Indiana University and a BA from the University of Illinois. He spends his free time swinging golf clubs and baseball bats.

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Karim Faris

Google Ventures (Observer)

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Karim Faris

Google Ventures (Observer)

Karim leads GV’s investments in enterprise software, data analytics, and security. He brings over a decade of operational and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google’s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions and has been at GV since inception.

Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure. Previously, he was director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company’s voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various product and marketing roles at Intel, initially on the i486 , and later as product manager for the Pentium® Processor. He started his career at Siemens as a software engineer working on the first vehicle navigation system for BMW.

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Quinn Li

Qualcomm Ventures (Observer)

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Quinn Li

Qualcomm Ventures (Observer)

Quinn Li is Vice President & Global Head of Qualcomm Ventures. In this role, Quinn oversees Qualcomm’s $1 billion strategic venture investment portfolio of over 140 investments. He currently serves as a board member or observer in AMEC, Brain Corp, Enovix, OneWeb, Placemeter, RetailNext, Streetline, Tango, and Verve Wireless. Previously Quinn has led investments in A123 Systems (AONE), Consert (acquired by Landis+Gyr), InvenSense (INVN), PowerCloud Systems (acquired by Comcast), and Siimpel (acquired by Tessera).

Prior to joining Qualcomm Ventures, Quinn held various engineering and management roles in the wireless industry. Most recently, he worked in product management and business development at IBM Systems and Technology Group. Previously, he spent several years in Broadcom and the wireless infrastructure group at Lucent Technologies.

Quinn received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MBA from Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.

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Stuart Peterson

Artis Ventures (Observer)

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Stuart Peterson

Artis Ventures (Observer)

Stuart Peterson is the Co-founder and a Senior Partner of ARTIS Ventures. Before forming ARTIS in 2001, Stuart was a Managing Director of The Cypress Funds, where he was responsible for the firm’s technology sector investments and strategy. Stuart was a Vice President and Co-Portfolio Manager with Portfolio Advisory Services, focused on growth company investment management. Stuart currently serves on the board of directors for Stem CentRx, a stem cell centric cancer therapy company. He is also a board advisor for Omicia, a genomic interpretation platform. Stuart currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the SF MOMA and is actively involved in the Tipping Point Community and MCDS.

Stuart received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.B.A. in Analytic Finance from The University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Advisors

Strategic advisors offer marketplace insight that inform our solutions and roadmap. Some of the brightest minds and most successful technology executives are guiding Cohesity.

Sahir Azam
Sahir Azam

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Sahir Azam

Sahir is responsible for product management, growth marketing/operations, and GTM strategy across the MongoDB portfolio. He joined MongoDB in 2016 as SVP, Cloud Products & GTM to lead MongoDB’s Cloud Products and Go-to-Market Strategy ahead of the launch of Atlas and helped grow the cloud business from zero to over $150 million annually. Sahir joined MongoDB from Sumo Logic, a SaaS machine-data analytics company, where he managed platform, pricing, packaging and technology partnerships. Before Sumo Logic, Sahir was the Director of Cloud Management Strategy & Evangelism at VMware where he launched VMware’s first organically developed SaaS management product and helped grow the management tools business to over $1B in revenue. Earlier in his career, Sahir held a variety of technical and sales-focused roles at DynamicOps, BMC Software, and BladeLogic.

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Marianne Bailey

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Marianne Bailey

As a former NSA Executive and DOD CIO/CISO, Marianne brings over 35 years of experience across the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence community, and civil government sectors. She served as Deputy National Manager for National Security Systems (NSS) and Senior Cybersecurity Executive for the National Security Agency where she was directly responsible for systems across the government containing classified and/or sensitive information.  She also served as both Principal Deputy for Cybersecurity and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (DCISO), Department of Defense, CIO. She received the Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award, the highest government civilian recognition, for her contributions to national security. Marianne Bailey currently leads Guidehouse’s Advanced Solutions Cybersecurity practice. Ms. Bailey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master’s degree from Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University.

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Alan Cohen

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Alan Cohen

As chief commercial officer, Alan leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle organizations, including marketing, support, and talent. He is a 25-year technology veteran known for company building and new-market-creation experience. Alan’s prior two companies, Airespace (acquired by Cisco for $450 million) and Nicira (acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion), were the market leaders in centralized WLANs and network virtualization, respectively.

Prior to Nicira, Alan led the enterprise marketing organization at Cisco, a team of 300 responsible for bringing to market an associated $25 billion product portfolio. He serves as an advisor to technology companies including Highfive, Mist, Netskope, and Vera. He has a BA from SUNY Buffalo, an MA from the School of International Service at American University, and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Bask Iyer
Bask Iyer

Bask Iyer
Bask Iyer

Bask serves as an Independent Board Director and Advisor to high growth companies, including Zoom, Automation Anywhere, FSS, ThoughtSpot, TextIQ. Modern Execu Solutions.

A respected industry veteran, Bask brings more than 30 years of experience in executing and driving change in traditional Fortune 100 manufacturing companies and Silicon Valley-based high technology firms.

Recently, he served as the Chief Information and Digital transformation Officer for VMWare, managing critical technology systems and driving digital transformation. He also led M&A integration and SaaS transformation. From 2016 to 2018, he was both the CIO for VMWare and the EVP and CIO of Dell Technologies.

Bask is a leader focused on customers and growth and spends time chairing CXO councils and customer advisory boards.

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BV Jagadeesh

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BV Jagadeesh

BV Jagadeesh is Managing Partner at KAAJ Ventures that focuses on early stage investments and mentoring. Jagadeesh has successfully invested and guided companies such as NetMagic Solutions (acqd: NTT), Ocarina Networks (acqd: Dell), Ankeena (acqd: Juniper), Nutanix, Yodlee (2014 IPO), Edurite (acqd: Pearsons) to name a few.

Before founding KAAJ Ventures, BV Jagadeesh served as a founding investor and CEO of NetScaler. NetScaler pioneered the concept of Application Delivery and was successfully sold to Citrix for $325M and served as Group VP and GM for Citrix’s Application Networking division. Prior to Netscaler, he co-founded and served as CTO of Exodus communications in 1993 that pioneered the concept of Internet data centers. Jagadeesh was instrumental in the successful IPO of Exodus in 1998.

Jagadeesh’s current investments and board positions include Arkin, MobileForce, CloudVelox, ScaleArc, V5 Systems, HeadSpin, Attivo. Numerify, UnitedLayer, InfoStretch and CloudHarmonics.

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