President and Chief Executive Officer
CTO & SVP of Technology and Engineering
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Sales
Vice President and General Counsel
Chief People Officer
Vice President of Customer Success
Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Strategy
Vice President and General Manager of EMEA
Vice President of Marketing and Products
Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific Region
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.
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.
Jim is MobileIron’s CFO and brings more than 30 years of financial, operational and business management experience to his role. Prior to joining MobileIron, Jim was CFO of Dash Navigation, a portable navigation device company acquired by Research in Motion. He was also CFO of Airespace, a wireless networking company acquired by Cisco Systems. Jim has extensive experience with both early- and late-stage companies as well as initial public offerings. He began his finance career as a public accountant with Ernst and Young. Jim has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a certified public accountant.
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.
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.
Peggie leads MobileIron’s people function, which includes employee attraction, development, and retention, and building a culture of motivated and dedicated people who still make time for spontaneity and fun. Prior to joining MobileIron, Peggie spent 10 years at Apple where she contributed to several with mergers and acquisitions, and managed the staffing growth of the applications division, including the online stores, iLife, iWorks, from the ground up. She joined Apple from LoudCloud where she grew the company from 19 to 650 in 18 months. Peggie has a long track record of building successful teams and extensive experience helping companies grow from early stage startups to publicly traded companies. Peggie studied sociology and computer science at the University of California at Berkeley.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kees van Veenendaal
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.
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 Marketing 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.
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.