Company

Management Team

Bob Tinker

Bob Tinker

President and Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Bob oversees MobileIron’s day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company’s overall business strategy. Prior to MobileIron, Bob led the Business Development team for Cisco’s wireless business units, a combined $1B business. As a member of the executive staff, he was responsible for driving long term revenue growth and expanding Cisco’s wireless initiatives to laptops and smartphones. Before Cisco, Bob was the first business executive at enterprise wireless pioneer Airespace, where he was Vice President of Business Development. Cisco acquired Airespace in 2005. Bob’s previous roles include Director of Marketing at Vertical Networks and Vice President at NationsBank, with oversight of IT, sales, product management, and operations. Bob is an Executive Board Member of the Foundation for the recently opened University of California at Merced, the first major university built in the U.S. in the last 30 years. He is also a member of the Full Circle Fund, a group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in partnership with nonprofits to advance the causes of public education, affordable housing, digital inclusion, and sustainable energy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bob has a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford.

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Suresh Batchu

Suresh Batchu

CTO & SVP of Technology and Engineering

As CTO, Suresh is responsible for anticipating what customers will need in the future and leading MobileIron’s research division. Before MobileIron, Suresh was Engineering Portfolio Leader for application switching and security at Nortel Enterprise Data Networks. During that time, his team shipped more than 60,000 application switches and accelerators and thousands of firewalls. He built three offshore engineering teams from scratch and established expertise in virtualization and highly scalable systems. Prior to Nortel, Suresh was Engineering Manager at Alteon Websystems, an innovator in internet infrastructure that was acquired by Nortel in 2000. His first startup was HolonTech Corporation. Suresh has an MS in Computer Science from the University of South Florida.

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Sean Convery

Sean Convery

Vice President of Product Management

As Vice President of Product Management at MobileIron, Sean Convery is responsible for product strategy and execution across MobileIron’s platform. Enterprises are transitioning to a mobile-first IT posture throughout their organizations and Convery is setting MobileIron’s product direction in order to enable this shift. During Sean’s tenure, MobileIron has grown dramatically and introduced several key innovations into the market in the area of mobile application and content management.

Prior to MobileIron, Convery served in a variety of product management and architecture roles during his 10+ years at Cisco. An early pioneer in network security, he has made numerous contributions to the security industry: creator of the SAFE blueprint, author of multiple patents, speaker at numerous industry conferences, and author of Network Security Architectures (Pearson, 2004), the first book to take a systematic approach to network security, and now used as a college-level security text book.

Convery also served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Identity Engines, a startup focused in the then emerging role-based access control market. He was responsible for Identity Engines’ overall intellectual property portfolio, external communications, technology vision and strategy. Identity Engines’ solutions were the first to market with innovations such as guest networking and flexible network-policy management using XACML.

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John Donnelly

John Donnelly

Senior Vice President of Sales

As Vice President of Sales, John is responsible for driving MobileIron’s global revenue growth and sales operations. Prior to joining MobileIron, John was Vice President of Sales at Symantec. He joined Symantec as the result of the 2007 acquisition of Vontu, where he led worldwide sales and established the company as the top provider of enterprise data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, with more than a third of the Fortune 100 as customers. In his career, John has grown several start-up companies, including Talking Blocks, Kana Communications, Connectify, and NetGravity, from early-stage to public market or acquisition. He started his career in sales twenty years ago with Wang Laboratories and then Parametric Technology. John has a B.A. in History and Communications from Boston College.

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Laurel Finch

Laurel Finch

Vice President and General Counsel

Laurel Finch has been a corporate, securities and transactional lawyer working with Silicon Valley companies for 17 years. Before MobileIron, Laurel was VP and General Counsel of OPENLANE, a B2B online auction company in the automotive space, where she played a key role in scaling the company until its acquisition by KAR Auction Services, a $3 billion public company. Before OPENLANE, she was Deputy General Counsel of Visa USA, where she led a team of lawyers responsible for all commercial, corporate, product, regulatory and intellectual property legal activities. She was also the lead internal securities lawyer on Visa’s complex corporate reorganization and subsequent $19.1 billion IPO, the largest in US history. Before Visa, Laurel was a partner at Venture Law Group and Heller Ehrman. She started her career as a commercial banker.

Laurel has an AB in German Studies and a JD from Stanford, and a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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Todd Ford


Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Todd is responsible for MobileIron’s financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations. Todd has broad management and operations experience in developing companies from early stage start-ups, through public offerings and beyond. Prior to joining MobileIron, Todd was the Founding General Partner at Broken Arrow Venture Capital, where he invested in early stage companies. Todd served as the CFO of Rackable Systems Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International Corp) where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenues to over $350 million in revenues as a publicly traded company. Todd has held various management and financial positions with several technology companies including NewlineNoosh, Inc., RasterGraphics, and Cadence Design Systems. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Todd sits on the Board of Performant Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: PFMT) where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Todd holds a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

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Mike McCarron

Mike McCarron

Vice President of Customer Success

As Vice President of Customer Success, Mike leads MobileIron’s technical support, education, customer advocacy, and professional services, teams to ensure that MobileIron customers achieve their Mobile IT goals. Prior to joining MobileIron, Mike was Director of Professional Services at Symantec, responsible for Symantec’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Consulting Services practice. Mike joined Symantec via their 2007 acquisition of Vontu, and focused his efforts on building an industry-leading services methodology around the emerging DLP space. Mike and his team helped customers build repeatable, efficient, and mature enterprise deployment programs focused on long-term success. Prior to Vontu, Mike managed the Professional Services and customer-facing programs at several other successful technology start-up companies, including Connectify and Kana Communications. Mike began his career at Booz Allen & Hamilton in their Worldwide Technology Business practice, focused on providing strategic business and technical consulting expertise and guidance to their clients. Mike has a BA in Economics from Bucknell University.

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Ajay Mishra

Ajay Mishra

Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer

As Chief Customer Officer, Ajay works with customers to understand what MobileIron does well, what might be improved upon, and how to expand products and services to better serve customers’ needs. Prior to founding MobileIron, Ajay co-founded enterprise wireless pioneer, Airespace, now part of Cisco. He defined the initial product requirements for the company’s products, working hand-in-hand with 20 teaching customers. Ajay also chaired the WLAN-Mobile Convergence (WMC) task force within the WiFi Alliance and launched two new WMC certifications. Ajay is a frequent speaker on mobile convergence and its implications for the enterprise. Before founding Airespace, Ajay ran product management for the Cisco Mobile Office Network (MNET). He integrated the acquisitions of JetCell and Exio, built the products team, and successfully launched the Cisco MNET solution at GSM World Congress in 2001. Ajay started his career as an engineer at Motorola, where he was part of the team that designed the world’s first commercial GSM handset in 1990. He was also instrumental in developing Motorola’s first CDMA handset in 1993. Ajay has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Jeff Ratzlaff

Jeff Ratzlaff

Vice President of Business Development

As Vice President of Business Development, Jeff is responsible for forging strategic alliances and partnerships. Prior to joining MobileIron, Jeff spent ten years at Nokia, most recently as Director of Worldwide Channels responsible for the go-to-market strategy and partner ecosystem for Nokia Enterprise Solutions. Jeff’s product portfolio included the Nokia Eseries, Intellisync Mobile Suite Platform, Unified Communications and IP Security solutions. Jeff spent six years at Nokia Asia Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, responsible for enterprise marketing across fourteen countries. Before Nokia, Jeff led enterprise and OEM sales for InTalk, who developed the world’s first IEEE802.11 products and was acquired by Nokia in 1999. Jeff began his career at RFID Systems Corporation, where he led sales and business development for asset identification and biometric technologies. Jeff has a BS in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University.

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Ojas Rege

Ojas Rege

Vice President of Strategy

As Vice President of Strategy, Ojas is responsible for aligning product development and corporate strategy. Prior to joining MobileIron, Ojas was Vice President of Global Mobile Products at Yahoo!, responsible for Yahoo’s mobile search, email, messaging, and content services. The team delivered SMS, mobile web, and client applications for phones, and built extensive platforms to deal with the daunting global fragmentation of mobile technology. Ojas started in mobile in 2000 as Vice President of Product Marketing at AvantGo, one of the first software developers for Palm and PocketPC handhelds. AvantGo was purchased by Sybase iAnywhere Solutions in 2003. Before AvantGo, Ojas managed the online video gaming team at Acclaim Entertainment, spent several years with Boston Consulting Group, and started his career in 1988 as VAX/VMS product line manager at Oracle. Ojas is also a Board Chair for Pact, a non-profit in Oakland California that provides adoption services for children of color and their parents. Ojas has a BS/MS in Computer Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Stanford. You can follow Ojas on Twitter at @orege.

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Kees van Veenendaal

Kees van Veenendaal

Vice President and General Manager of EMEA

Kees is responsible for directing MobileIron’s growth in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and brings more than 25 years of experience in building successful channel partnerships and sales teams throughout EMEA, as well as Americas and APAC to his role. With experience selling into enterprise, service provider and carrier markets, Kees has led sales, support, marketing, finance and human resource over the course of his career. Prior to joining MobileIron, Kees was Vice President Worldwide Sales for Trapeze Networks responsible for the sales operations in Americas, EMEA and APAC. Before Trapeze Networks, Kees was vice president of EMEA sales at Extreme Networks, growing revenue to over $120 million across more than 25 countries. He also was managing director of US Robotics Benelux, and held senior European management roles at Gandalf, Digital Communications Associates, and Wang. Kees has an MBA from Universiteit Nyenrode, the Netherlands.

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Vittorio Viarengo

Vittorio Viarengo

Vice President of Marketing and Products

As Vice President of Marketing and Products, Vittorio leads MobileIron’s global marketing and branding initiatives and product direction. Prior to joining MobileIron, Vittorio was Vice President of End User Computing Products at VMware where he was responsible for the strategy and marketing of VMware end user products including View, Mirage, Horizon Mobile and Horizon Suite. Before joining VMware, Vittorio was VP of Product Development at Oracle Fusion Middleware and ran the Mobility, Voice and Communications Platform team. Prior to joining Oracle, Vittorio was Vice President of Platform Product Management and Strategy for BEA Systems where he was responsible for driving the product strategy, the roadmap and priorities for BEA’s Application Platform. Earlier, he was the Vice President of Product Management at eXcelon Corporation following the 1997 acquisition of his software company ViVi Software which specialized in visual tools for object databases where he was the CEO. Vittorio has a degree in engineering from Università degli Studi di Genova. You can follow Vittorio on Twitter at @mobilityjourney.

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Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh

Vice President of Sales, Americas

Jim is responsible for driving MobileIron's growth in the Americas. He brings more than 20 years of experience in developing successful sales teams across diverse sectors. Jim has an outstanding track record of leading effective teams, including staff loyalty, retention, and the successful recruitment and development of talent into key positions. Prior to joining MobileIron, Jim oversaw sales for Symantec’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Encryption and VeriSign authentication businesses. He joined Symantec as part of the company’s 2007 acquisition of Vontu, the market leading DLP solution, where Jim led sales in the Western U.S. and Canada. He has worked at early stage companies such as NetGravity resulting in successful IPOs. Jim began his career at CCC Information Services and Parametric Technology Corporation. He has a B.S. in Business from Spring Hill College.

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Mikio Yanashita

Mikio Yanashita

Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific Region

Mikio Yanashita has over 20 years experience at IT industry including fast growing technology companies as well as top tier SI and VAR in APJ. Before MobileIron, Mikio was GM at Nokia Enterprise Solution Japan, where he had built a strong organization including sales, marketing and post sales team with achieving a fastest growth in the company. Prior to that, Mikio was a director of partner sales, Cisco Japan, where he was in charge of all partner sales organization. He also contributed as a member of steering committee in the company. Mikio was VP of business development for 5 years at Net One Systems USA, one of the largest Cisco Systems partner in APJC. In early days, Mikio founded Japan operation by himself for American Power Conversion (acquired by Schneider Electric) and he grew the business from zero to a big enough to sustain over 100 people in 7 years.

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