Our leadership team

Management Team

Jay Chaudhry

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Jay Chaudhry is a security industry leader and accomplished entrepreneur with a history of introducing innovations that securely enable emerging technology trends. Prior to starting Zscaler, Jay founded and sold several companies - AirDefense (sold to Motorola), Air2Web, CipherTrust (sold to Secure Computing), CoreHarbor (sold to USi), and SecureIT (sold to VeriSign). Jay has also held engineering, sales, marketing and management roles with IBM, NCR and Unisys.

Jay has been honored as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Information Week “Innovator & Influencer” and SC Magazine “Market Entrepreneur.” He earned an MBA and MS degrees in Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering from IIT BHU Varanasi. Jay has also completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard University.

Sydney Carey

Chief Financial Officer

Sydney Carey is a proven finance and operations leader with an extensive track record of maximizing shareholder value at high-growth companies, both public and private, as both an executive officer and board member.

Before joining Zscaler, Sydney served as CFO of MongoDB following nine years at TIBCO, a $3 billion public infrastructure software company, as Executive VP and CFO, where she was recognized as Bay Area CFO of the Year in 2012. She has also held CFO roles at Vernier Networks, Pacific Broadband Communications and Entera, and served as Vice President of worldwide sales, finance and operations for Network Associates (now Intel Security) for nearly five years.

Sydney holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University.

William Welch

Chief Revenue Officer and Global VP of Sales

William “Bill” Welch is a proven sales leader with 25 years of experience leading and scaling high-performing sales teams and delivering rapid growth at leading public technology companies.

Prior to joining Zscaler, Bill served as VP and GM for HP Software Americas, responsible for more than $2 billion in sales to Global 1000 organizations. Before joining HP, Welch was VP of Sales Specialists in the Americas for Symantec and held senior management positions at Oracle, Sun Microsystems and BEA, with significant international experience in Europe and Asia. Bill has also worked with the Carlyle Group and Deutsche Bank on pre-IPO companies.

Bill earned a BS in Finance and Political Science from La Salle University.

Dr. Amit Sinha

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

Dr. Amit Sinha is a skilled entrepreneur and technology leader who has driven the research and development of disruptive security and wireless technologies at both start-ups and market-leading organizations.

Prior to Zscaler, Dr. Sinha served as CTO for Motorola’s enterprise networking and communications business, which he joined via its acquisition of AirDefense where he held the same role. He has also served as Chief Technologist at Engim, which he co-founded.

Amit earned an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the President of India Gold Medal. He holds 27 US patents and has contributed to several 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 over 15 years of experience developing high performance networking and security systems.

Prior to Zscaler, Manoj held engineering and product line management positions at Juniper Networks, where he created and launched Juniper's 10G IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) appliance. Prior to Juniper, he worked on real-time embedded platforms at various companies.

Manoj holds more than a dozen patents and has contributed to the Cloud Security Alliance since its initial charter. He earned a PhD in Real-Time Embedded Systems from Mississippi State University and holds a B.Tech. in Aerospace Technology from IIT Bombay.

Greg Pappas

Chief People Officer

Greg Pappas is a strategic executive who is passionate about aligning the people & culture organization to support business strategy and has devoted his career to providing leadership at both pre-IPO and public companies over the past 20 years.

Greg joined Zscaler from Specialized Bicycles, where he served as Chief People & Culture Officer, having served previously as VP of HR at many successful companies – CyberSource, Packeteer, Extended Systems, GlobalEnglish, and Inference Corporation – following HR management roles at Chordiant Software and Apple Computer.

Patrick Foxhoven

Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Emerging Technologies

Patrick Foxhoven is an experienced and innovative managed security entrepreneur and technologist, having spent 20 years building secure and scalable Internet-enabled networks while co-authoring three books on information security and receiving multiple patents. He is currently Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Zscaler.

Prior to joining Zscaler in 2010, he was a founder and CIO of CentraComm, a leading managed IT security and services provider, and served earlier as an owner and principal network engineer of Friendly Net, an early residential ISP in the midwest United States.

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.

Trevis Schuh

Vice President of Customer Care and Success

Trevis is a proven customer service and support executive with over 20 years of experience supporting service providers and networking product providers. Trevis excels at scaling teams, process, and systems for fast growing companies, and he currently manages Zscalers global support, deployment, and customer success teams.

Prior to Zscaler, Trevis held senior level service and support positions at Procera Networks, Meru Networks, and Trapeze Networks. Trevis started his career with the US Army as part of the Signal Corps.

Kailash

Chief Architect and Founder

Kailash co-founded Zscaler and is a recognized expert in scalable and high-performance networking and security systems. His more than 25 years of experience includes work at leading technology companies including AirDefense, CipherTrust, Netscaler, Mylex, Unisys and Wipro, where he started his career when it was a start-up. As a chief architect, Kailash’s accomplishments include building the industry’s highest-performing web application delivery and load balancing platform at NetScaler and improving the scalability of wireless security appliances by a factor of 20 while at AirDefense.

Kailash holds over 40 patents and earned an MS in Computer Technology from IIT Delhi and a B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering from IT BHU Varanasi.

Board of Directors

Lane Bess

Investor

Lane Bess has spent over 30 years successfully launching start-ups and scaling businesses. From 2008 to 2011, Lane was CEO of Palo Alto Networks, where he led the company to annualized revenue exceeding $200 million on the path to its IPO. He was previously EVP of Worldwide Sales and General Manager at Trend Micro, where he grew worldwide revenues to over $1 billion annually.

Lane has also held senior Sales and Marketing positions at NCR Corporation, where he oversaw multinational corporate sales, and AT&T, where he was responsible for the product launches of AT&T's Business and Consumer Internet services in the mid-1990s.

Lane holds a B.S. Degree in Managerial Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters Degree from the University of Dayton.

Andy Brown

CEO and Co-Founder, Sand Hill East

Andy Brown is a seasoned enterprise technology executive with over 30 years of hands-on experience running large organizations in Banking, Telecoms, Oil and Pharma. Andy was Group CTO of UBS from 2010 to 2013; Head of Strategy, Architecture & Innovation at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2008 to 2010; and from 2006 to 2008 the CTO of Infrastructure at Credit Suisse. Prior to that, Mr. Brown served for 10 years in various leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, including Chief Technology Architect and CIO of Direct Markets.

Andy is a board member of Guidewire (GWRE) and Moogsoft, and is advising a number of technology startups, including in his role as CTO in Residence at Fintech Innovation Lab in NYC.

Andy holds a BSc. Honors degree in Chemical Physics from University College London.

Nehal Raj

Partner, TPG Capital

Nehal Raj is a Partner at TPG Capital, where he leads the firm’s investing activities in the software, data/analytics and technology-enabled services sectors. Prior to joining TPG in 2006, Nehal was an investor at Francisco Partners, a private equity firm focused on the technology industry. He worked previously in the Mergers, Acquisitions & Restructurings Department of Morgan Stanley, where he specialized in advising technology companies. Mr. Raj is currently a director of CCC Information Services, Domo, and Sutherland Global Services, and is a board observer at Avaya.

Nehal holds an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He also received an A.B. with Distinction in Economics and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Bob Williams

Managing Director, EMC Ventures

Prior to joining EMC Ventures in 2012, Bob spent 10 years with Bay Partners where he made over 20 venture investments and raised four funds, growing capital under management from $140 million to $1 billion. Bob also founded Saratoga Technology Ventures, an angel investment and small company advisory.

Before becoming a VC, Bob was involved in five startups over a 20-year period where he held senior executive roles in sales, marketing, and business development. His track record as an entrepreneur includes three IPOs and one acquisition.

Bob is an Adjunct Professor in the graduate computer science program at Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley Campus. He holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Jay Chaudhry

CEO and Founder, Zscaler

Jay Chaudhry is a security industry leader and accomplished entrepreneur with a history of introducing innovations that securely enable emerging technology trends. Prior to starting Zscaler, Jay founded and sold several companies - AirDefense (sold to Motorola), Air2Web, CipherTrust (sold to Secure Computing), CoreHarbor (sold to USi), and SecureIT (sold to VeriSign). Jay has also held engineering, sales, marketing and management roles with IBM, NCR and Unisys.

Jay has been honored as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Information Week “Innovator & Influencer” and SC Magazine “Market Entrepreneur.” He earned an MBA and MS degrees in Computer Engineering and Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering from IIT BHU Varanasi. Jay has also completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard University.

Kailash

Chief Architect and Founder, Zscaler

Kailash co-founded Zscaler and is a recognized expert in scalable and high-performance networking and security systems. His more than 25 years of experience includes work at leading technology companies including AirDefense, CipherTrust, Netscaler, Mylex, Unisys and Wipro, where he started his career when it was a start-up. As a chief architect, Kailash’s accomplishments include building the industry’s highest-performing web application delivery and load balancing platform at NetScaler and improving the scalability of wireless security appliances by a factor of 20 while at AirDefense.

Kailash holds over 40 patents and earned an MS in Computer Technology from IIT Delhi and a B.Tech. in Electronics Engineering from IT BHU Varanasi.

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