Christopher HylenPresident & CEO
Christopher Hylen has served as our president and chief executive officer since August 2017. Before Imperva, he served as president and chief executive officer of GetGo, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citrix Systems, Inc. from April 2016 until GetGo was separated from Citrix and subsequently acquired by LogMeIn, Inc. in January 2017. In this role, Chris was responsible for overseeing all business activities related to Citrix’s GoTo family of products. From July 2013 to March 2016, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobility Apps of Citrix and was responsible for strategy and business operations of Citrix’s former Mobility Apps business unit consisting of Citrix’s GoTo family of products, including its communications cloud and workflow cloud products. Chris served as a member of the board of the ADT Corporation, a publicly-traded security and alarm monitoring services company, from January 2015 until it was acquired by Apollo Global Management in February 2016.
Chris holds a B.Sc. in engineering from Widener University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School of Management.
Mike BurnsChief Financial Officer
Mike Burns has served as our chief financial officer since January 2018. Mike has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in finance and operations with high-growth public technology companies. Before Imperva, he was the chief financial officer for Gigamon from 2014 to 2016 and for Volterra Semiconductor from 2007 to 2013. Earlier in his career, Mike held senior finance roles at Intel Corporation, including finance director of Intel Capital.
Mike holds a B.A. degree in economics and an M.Sc. degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California Berkeley.
Brett HooperSVP, People
Brett Hooper has served as our senior vice president of People since June 2015. Prior to Imperva, he was at JDS Uniphase, a manufacturer of optical communications networks and a provider of test and measurement services to the communications industry. At JDS, Brett spent nine years in a variety of HR leadership roles, ultimately serving as senior vice president. Before that, he served as senior vice president, Human Resources at Credence Systems Corporation, a manufacturer of test equipment for the semiconductor industry. He joined Credence through the 2004 acquisition of NPTest where he held the role of vice president, Human Resources and Communications. Earlier in his career, Brett served in a variety of roles, including director of Human Resources at Schlumberger Limited.
Brett holds a B.Sc. degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.
Dave WoodcockSVP of Worldwide Sales
Dave Woodcock has served as our senior vice president of Worldwide Sales since April 2018. Previously he was vice president of International Sales at Imperva after separately serving as vice president of Asia Pacific Japan and vice president of EMEA. Before that, he was vice president of International Sales at Crossbeam Systems, Inc., which was acquired by Blue Coat Systems. He also served as the chief commercial officer and board member of Computer Software Group PLC. Dave held senior sales positions at Ascential Software (acquired by IBM), Vitria Technologies, and Parametric Technology Corporation.
Dave Woodcock holds a BSc in Production Engineering from The Manchester Metropolitan University and is also a Chartered Engineer.
David GeeChief Marketing Officer
David Gee has served as our chief marketing officer (CMO) since January 2018. David has more than 20 years of sales and marketing leadership experience in technology. Most recently, he served as CMO of Zuora. Before that, he served as CMO and executive vice president of Marketing at Infoblox. David also held a number of senior marketing positions across different business groups at Hewlett-Packard for nine years. Earlier in his career, David held senior marketing and operational roles at Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems and IBM.
David holds a B.Sc. degree in management science and marketing from Lancaster University, and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Sunil D. NagdevChief Customer Officer
Sunil Nagdev has served as chief customer officer and senior vice president of our Customer Success since January 2018. Sunil worked at Imperva from April 2008 to January 2011 as a vice president of Worldwide Services. He left in January 2011 to be senior vice president, Global Services and Support at Coverity Inc., a privately held company that develops and markets development testing solutions. He returned to Imperva in 2014 where he served as senior vice president, Worldwide Services & Support, general manager of Incapsula & Services and general manager of Products & Services before being named chief customer officer. Prior roles include vice president, Worldwide Professional Services and Technical Support at Tablus, Inc., and senior vice president, Worldwide Professional Services and Technical Support at Verity, Inc.
Sunil holds a B.Sc. degree in computer science from California State University, Chico.
Trâm T. PhiSVP, General Counsel
Trâm T. Phi has served as our senior vice president, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since February 2012. From August 2011 to February 2012, she served as our vice president, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Before Imperva, Trâm served as vice president, General Counsel and Secretary of ArcSight, Inc., a provider of enterprise threat and risk management solutions, from January 2006 until the acquisition of ArcSight by Hewlett-Packard Company in October 2010, and then as general counsel of HP Software, Security until August 2011. From September 2002 to May 2005, Trâm served in various positions at InVision Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of explosives detection systems, including as senior vice president and general counsel following the acquisition of InVision by General Electric Company in December 2004.
Trâm holds a B.A. degree in political science from San Jose State University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall).
Terry RayChief Technology Officer
Terry Ray has served as our chief technology officer since July 2017. He is responsible for developing and articulating the company’s technical vision and strategy. Previously he served as Imperva’s chief product strategist where he consulted directly with strategic global customers on industry best practices, threat landscape, data security implementation and industry regulations. Terry continues to operate as an executive sponsor to strategic customers who benefit from having a bridge between both company’s executive teams. He was Imperva’s first U.S.-based employee and has worked on hundreds of data security projects to meet the security requirements of customers and regulators from every industry. Terry is a frequent speaker for RSA, Gartner, ISSA, OWASP, ISACA, IANS, CDM, NLIT, and other organizations worldwide. He also provides expert commentary to the media and has been quoted in Security Week, SC Magazine, CBS News and the BBC.
Terry holds a B.A. degree in management information systems from the University of North Texas.
Rachel MannVP, Communications
Rachel Mann has served as our vice president of communications since October 2017. Rachel has more than 20 years of experience in the field of communications, across a broad range of disciplines spanning diverse industries, including biotechnology, aerospace defense, finance and technology. Most recently, she was the Communications leader for Intuit in a role that covered multiple business units and functional groups, leading efforts in support of the company’s multi-year business transformation from desktop to the cloud. Before that, she worked at ATK Aerospace & Defense as the Communications leader for the Defense Electronics Systems division. Rachel also worked at AECOM Technology Corporation and the global public relations firm, Porter Novelli.
Rachel holds a B.Sc. degree in mass communication from Boston University, College of Communications.
Jennifer LovetteChief of Staff
Since joining Imperva as chief of staff in October 2017, Jennifer has been responsible for partnering across the business to develop an operating system that enables strategic alignment. This role empowers the organization to be more agile, while creating a scalable environment for employees to thrive. Jennifer is a recognized leader in critical strategic areas, including global Customer Success, Client Development and Marketing, among others. Prior to joining Imperva, Jennifer was the vice president of Customer Experience and Customer Care Operations for LogMeIn. She also served as chief of staff to the general manager for the Mobility Apps Business Unit at Citrix. During her career, Jennifer has held positions on the Board of both the Jodi House Brain Injury Support Center and the Performance Marketing Association.
Jennifer holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.
Yoav CohenSVP, Product Development
Yoav has served as our senior vice president, Product Development since January 2018. Prior to that, Yoav spent seven years at Incapsula as team lead, director of R&D and ultimately vice president of Engineering before the acquisition of the remaining shares by Imperva in 2014. He was involved with building the technology that powers the Incapsula service. Before joining Imperva, Yoav held several technology leadership positions at SAP where he worked on the NetWeaver Portal team, focusing on frameworks for integrating business applications.
Yoav holds a B.Sc. degree in computer science and biology and an M.Sc. degree in computer science from Tel-Aviv University where he focused on distributed systems.
Eldad ChaiSVP, Product Management
Eldad Chai has served as our senior vice president of Product Management since March 2018. Prior to that Eldad was vice president of Product Management for Imperva’s Application Security portfolio. Eldad has more than 10 years of leadership experience in building, selling and growing technology products in high growth public companies and startups. Before Imperva, Eldad served as vice president of Product Management for Incapsula, from 2010 and up until the acquisition of the remaining shares by Imperva in 2014.
Eldad holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in communications system engineering from Ben-Gurion University.
Allan TesslerChairman of the Board
Allan Tessler has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2015 and as our lead independent director since October 2015. Mr. Tessler has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of International Financial Group, Inc., an international merchant banking firm, since 1987, and is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Teton Financial Services, a financial services company. He previously served as Chairman of the Board of Epoch Investment Partners, Inc., an investment management company, from 2004 to 2013, and as Chairman of the Board of J Net Enterprises, a technology holding company, from 2000 to 2004. He also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of J Net Enterprises, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Data Broadcasting Corporation, now known as Interactive Data Corporation, Chairman of Enhance Financial Services Group, Inc., and Chairman and principal shareholder of Great Dane Holdings. Mr. Tessler serves on the boards of directors of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation where he is chair of the nominating and governance committee, L Brands, Inc. where he is lead independent director, chair of the finance committee, chair of the nominating and governance committee, and a member of the audit and executive committees, and Steel Partners Holdings L.P. He is a member of the board of governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Mr. Tessler holds a B.A. from Cornell University and an L.L.B. from Cornell University Law School.
Christopher HylenImperva President & CEO
Christopher Hylen has served as our president and chief executive officer since August 2017. Before Imperva, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GetGo, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citrix Systems, Inc. from April 2016 until GetGo was separated from Citrix and subsequently acquired by LogMeIn, Inc. in January 2017. In this role, Mr. Hylen was responsible for overseeing all business activities related to Citrix’s GoTo family of products. From July 2013 to March 2016, Mr. Hylen served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mobility Apps of Citrix and was responsible for strategy and business operations of Citrix’s former Mobility Apps business unit consisting of Citrix’s GoTo family of products, including its communications cloud and workflow cloud products.
Mr. Hylen served as a member of the board of the ADT Corporation, a publicly-traded security and alarm monitoring services company, from January 2015 until it was acquired by Apollo Global Management in February 2016. Mr. Hylen holds a B.S. in Engineering from Widener University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School of Management.
Albert Pimentel has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2010. Since march 2017, Mr. Pimentel has served as the Chairman of Afero, Inc., a provider of an internet of things platform as-a-service solution for developing and deploying connected devices. Prior to Afero, Mr. Pimentel held various executive positions at Seagate Technology PLC, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of storage devices, from April 2011 until October 2016, including most recently as an Executive Vice President. Mr. Pimentel served on Seagate’s board of directors from March 2009 to April 2011. From May 2008 to August 2010, Mr. Pimentel served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for McAfee, Inc., a consumer and enterprise digital security products company. Mr. Pimentel is also on the board of directors of Xilinx Corporation. Mr. Pimentel holds a B.S. in commerce from Santa Clara University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, inactive, in the State of California.
James Tolonen has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Mr. Tolonen currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of MobileIron, Inc. and New Relic, Inc. Mr. Tolonen also served on the boards of directors of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. from May 2008 to February 2012, and Taleo Corporation from August 2010 to April 2012. Mr. Tolonen previously served as the Senior Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Business Objects, S.A., an enterprise software solutions provider, where he was responsible for its finance and administration functions from January 2003 to its acquisition by SAP AG in January 2008. He remained with SAP AG until September 2008. Mr. Tolonen served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of IGN Entertainment Inc., an Internet media and service provider focused on the videogame market, from October 1999 to December 2002. He served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Cybermedia, a PC end-user security and performance software provider, from April 1998 to September 1998, and as a member of its board of directors from August 1996 to September 1998. Mr. Tolonen served as Chief Financial Officer of Novell, Inc., an enterprise software provider, from June 1989 to April 1998. Mr. Tolonen holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. He is a Certified Public Accountant, inactive, in the State of California.
Randall Spratt has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2016. He also serves as a non-employee director on the board of directors of Interactive Health Holdings Corporation. Mr. Spratt was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for McKesson Corporation, a global pharmaceutical distribution services and information technology company, from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Spratt joined McKesson in 1999 and held various executive positions at McKesson prior to becoming CIO and CTO, including as CIO from 2005 to 2009, Chief Process Officer for McKesson Provider Technologies from 2003 to 2005 and Senior Vice President, Imaging, Technology and Business Process Improvement from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Spratt holds a B.S. in biology with a minor in computer science from the University of Utah.
Roger Sippl has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2016. Mr. Sippl has been a Managing Member and Partner of Sippl Investments, LLC, a venture capital firm, since 1998. Mr. Sippl was the founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Elastic Intelligence, Inc., a cloud computing company and developer of the Connection Cloud, which was founded in 2009 and acquired by Intuit Inc. in 2013. In 2002, Mr. Sippl founded Above All Software, Inc., a business integration software company, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until April 2005 and as its Chairman of the Board from April 2005 until March 2007. Mr. Sippl served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Visigenic Software, Inc., a software development tools provider that he founded, from 1993 until it was acquired by Borland International, Inc. in 1998. He co-founded The Vantive Corporation, a global enterprise software company specializing in customer relationship management software that was acquired by PeopleSoft, Inc. in 2000. From 1980 to 1989, Mr. Sippl served as Chief Executive Officer of Informix Corporation, a database company that he founded, and from 1989 to 1993, as its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Sippl was also a director of SolarWinds, Inc. from March 2010 to February 2016, when it was jointly acquired by Thoma Bravo and Silver Lake Partners, and Interwoven, Inc. from April 2007 to March 2009, when it was acquired by Autonomy Corporation plc. Mr. Sippl holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.