Zscaler Adds Karen Blasing to its Board of Directors
Four-time CFO Joins as an Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Leading Cloud Security Company
San Jose, California, March 15, 2017
Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, has appointed four-time CFO Karen Blasing to its board of directors as an independent director and the chair of the board’s audit committee. Blasing currently serves on the boards of Ellie Mae (NYSE: Elli), LogRhythm, and MetricStream and brings more than 30 years of finance experience to Zscaler.
“Karen understands the business impact of the IT transformation brought about by the cloud as well as Zscaler’s power to secure next-generation networks,” said Jay Chaudhry, CEO of Zscaler. “We are fortunate to benefit from her considerable expertise in strategic planning and execution.”
Blasing served as Chief Financial Officer for Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GDWR) from July 2009 through March 2015, where she led the company’s successful initial public offering in January 2012 and two subsequent follow-on offerings. Ms. Blasing has also served as Chief Financial Officer for Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell), Nuance Communications, and Counterpane Internet Security (acquired by BT). She has held senior finance roles at salesforce.com, Informix Corporation (acquired by IBM), Oracle Corporation and Syntex Pharmaceuticals (now Roche). She holds B.A.’s in both Economics and Business Administration from the University of Montana and an MBA from the University of Washington.
“I knew that I wanted to join Zscaler when I saw the talented people, innovative technology, and repeatable operational model for growth that has helped the company achieve a leadership position in cloud security. Networks have transformed to meet the demands of the digital workplace, and Zscaler is among a select few companies poised to secure that digital transformation.”
Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) accelerates digital transformation so customers can be more agile, efficient, resilient, and secure. The Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss by securely connecting users, devices, and applications in any location. Distributed across more than 150 data centers globally, the SASE-based Zero Trust Exchange is the world’s largest in-line cloud security platform.