Leadership Team

Zscaler Management Overview

Zscaler’s leadership team includes some of the top talent and experience in the industry. Zscaler founders, management team, and board of directors have driven many of the world’s largest and most important security companies—including Cisco, CipherTrust, Juniper, VeriSign, Trend Micro, AT&T, Check Point Software, AirDefense and Blue Coat.

Jay Chaudhry

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Jay Chaudhry is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a series of successful companies, including Zscaler, AirDefense, CipherTrust, CoreHarbor, Air2Web and Secure IT. Chaudhry has a history of introducing visionary innovations to market that address the demand for securely enabling emerging technology trends, such as the Zscaler global security cloud for mobile enterprises. His considerable work in the security technology sector has made him a trusted advisor for many enterprise CIOs and CISOs.

Lane M. Bess

Chief Operating Officer

Lane Bess is a seasoned executive with a track record of success, launching start-ups and transforming medium-sized businesses to large-scale organizations. Bess has focused his career on providing critical security technology solutions to Fortune 2000 companies, large enterprises, mid-size businesses and consumer markets. Through continuous leverage of distribution channels, Bess has consistently been recognized as a leading “channel friendly” executive.

Daniel Druker

Chief Marketing Officer

Daniel Druker is a hands-on Chief Marketing Officer with a proven track record of strategic and operational excellence at high performing technology companies. Dan’s career has been focused on creating markets, driving disruptive innovation and delivering rapid profitable growth with successful financial outcomes across the software, software as a service, security, big data and cloud computing markets.

K. Kailash

Chief Architect and Founder

K. Kailash is a guru of scalable and high-performance networking and security with more than 25 years of experience building and improving system performance at organizations including CipherTrust, AirDefense, Netscaler, Mylex, Unisys and Wipro.

As Zscaler’s Co-founder and Chief Architect, Kailash is responsible developing the architecture to support the global infrastructure of the Zscaler Direct-to-Cloud Network, including all key components of the underlying technology. Kailash earned his MS in Computer Technology from IIT Delhi and his B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from IT BHU Varanasi.


Dr. Amit Sinha

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Cloud Operations, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Amit Sinha is skilled entrepreneur and leader, having driven research and development of disruptive security and wireless technologies for multiple market-leading organizations, including Zscaler, Motorola, AirDefense and Engim.

At Zscaler, Sinha is responsible for all engineering and operations of Zscaler’s Security Cloud—from product design, development, testing to managing and scaling the cloud. Sinha earned his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi where he was awarded the President of India Gold Medal for graduating summa cum laude. He holds 27 US patents and has contributed to three books and dozens of conference and journal papers.


Dr. Manoj Apte

Senior Vice President of Product Management

Dr. Manoj Apte is a veteran network security executive with more than a decade of experience developing architectures for high performance networking and security, including work with Zscaler and Juniper Networks.

As Zscaler’s Vice President of Product Management, Apte is instrumental in the strategic direction and development of the Zscaler global security cloud and actively supports sales enablement, marketing and business development. Apte earned his PhD in Real-Time Embedded Systems from Mississippi State University and his B.Tech in Aerospace Technology from IIT Bombay. Apte holds more than a dozen patents.


Patrick Foxhoven

VP & CTO of Emerging Technologies

Patrick Foxhoven is an experienced managed security executive, having spent more than 15 years building secure, scalable and redundant Internet-enabled networks. As Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Emerging Technologies at Zscaler, Foxhoven is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of the emerging technology team, which is developing a revolutionary new security service in stealth mode.

Foxhoven owns multiple patents and has co-authored three books on information security.


Punit Minocha

Vice President Business Development and Mobile Solutions

Punit Minocha is an established security executive with history of nurturing key partnerships to develop robust technology ecosystems at industry-leading organizations, including Palo Alto Networks and Trend Micro.

As Vice President of Business Development and Mobile Solutions at Zscaler, Minocha is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of business development initiatives, including technology partnerships, strategic alliances and SI relationships; as well as its mobile security strategy, ecosystem and go-to-market. Minocha earned his MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.


Michael Sutton

Vice President of Security Research

Michael Sutton is an experienced security executive with a history of delivering pragmatic insight into security issues and developing solutions to address them with leading organizations, including Hewlett-Packard, SPI Dynamics, VeriSign and iDefense.

As Zscaler’s Vice President of Security Research, Sutton leads Zscaler ThreatLabZ, the security research team responsible for researching emerging topics in web security and developing innovative security controls. Sutton earned his MS in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University and his B.Commerce from the University of Alberta. Sutton is the co-author “Fuzzing: Brute Force Vulnerabilities,” an Addison-Wesley publication.


Hesham Eassa

Vice President of Global Cloud Operations

Hesham Eassa is an information security executive with more than 25 years of experience focused on developing, deploying, managing and optimizing the delivery of cloud services from global data centers for some of the industry’s leading companies, including CallidusCloud, Qualys and WebEx. As Zscaler’s Vice President of Global Cloud Operations, Eassa is responsible for managing the high-quality service at the foundation of Zscaler’s globally-distributed Direct-to-Cloud Network. Eassa earned his MBA in Management of Information Systems and Service Operations Management , and his BA in Computer Science from University of Rochester.


Abhay Solapurkar

Vice President of Global Support Services

Abhay Solapurkar is an information security executive with more than 20 years of global support strategy and customer service experience with some of the industry’s leading companies, including Symantec and SonicWALL. As Zscaler’s Vice President of Global Support Services, Solapurkar leads high-performance teams and executes strategic support initiatives to exceed customer satisfaction. Solapurkar earned his BS in Computer Science from India, his MBA from the University of Phoenix and completed the Stanford Executive Management program.


Greg Pappas

Chief People Officer

Greg Pappas is a strategic HR executive who is passionate about aligning human resources to support business strategies. Over the past 20 years, Greg has held leadership positions for several companies including Specialized Bicycles, CyberSource, Packeteer, Extended Systems, and Apple Computer. As the Chief People Officer, Greg and the human resources team will be supporting Zscaler’s growth plans and business strategy.  


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