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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, 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.”


About Zscaler

Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Its flagship services, Zscaler Internet Access™ and Zscaler Private Access™, create fast, secure connections between users and applications, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler services are 100 percent cloud-delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, Zscaler operates a multi-tenant distributed cloud security platform, protecting thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @zscaler.

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