About Juniper


At Juniper Networks, we are leading the charge to architect the new network. Our executive team and board are committed to innovating in ways that empower our customers, our partners, and ultimately everyone in a connected world.

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  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Board of Directors

    Scott Kriens
    Director, Chairman of the Board

    Mr. Kriens has served as Chairman of the Board of Juniper Networks since October 1996. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks from October 1996 to September 2008. From April 1986 to January 1996, Mr. Kriens served as Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Operations at StrataCom, Inc., which he cofounded in 1986. Mr. Kriens also serves on the board of directors of Equinix, Inc.

    Pradeep Sindhu
    Founder, Vice Chairman, and CTO

    Dr. Sindhu founded Juniper Networks in February 1996 and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board until September 1996. Since then, Dr. Sindhu has served as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical Officer of Juniper Networks. At the Computer Science Lab at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Dr. Sindhu was a Member of the Research Staff from September 1984 to February 1991, the Principal Scientist from March 1987 to February 1996, and Distinguished Engineer from February 1994 to February 1996.

    Robert M. Calderoni
    Director since 2003

    Mr. Calderoni has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ariba, Inc., an SAP company, since October 2012. Prior to the acquisition of Ariba by SAP AG, Mr. Calderoni was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Ariba, beginning in October 2001. From January 2001 to October 2001, Mr. Calderoni served as Ariba's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From November 1997 to January 2001, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Avery Dennison Corporation. From June 1996 to November 1997, Mr. Calderoni served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Apple Computer.

    Mary B. Cranston
    Director since 2007

    Ms. Cranston is a retired Senior Partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm. She was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Pillsbury from January 1999 until April 2006, and continued to serve as Chair of Pillsbury until December 2006. She serves as a member of the board of directors of Visa, Inc., GrafTech International, Ltd., International Rectifier, and Exponenet, Inc.

    Gary Daichendt
    Director since 2014

    Mr. Daichendt has been a private investor since June 2005 and a managing member of Theory R Properties, LLC since October 2002. Mr. Daichendt served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Nortel Networks Corporation from March 2005 to June 2005. Prior to joining Nortel Networks, Mr. Daichendt worked at Cisco Systems, Inc. for five years and served in a number of senior executive positions, including Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Mr. Daichendt also serves on the board of directors of NCR Corporation, ShoreTel, Inc., and Emulex Corporation.

    Kevin DeNuccio
    Director since 2014

    Mr. DeNuccio has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Violin Memory since February 2014. Prior to joining Violin Memory, Mr. DeNuccio was a co-founder of Wild West Capital, LLC. From February 2010 to July 2012, Mr. DeNuccio served as Chief Executive Officer of Metaswitch Networks. From August 2001 to January 2008, Mr. DeNuccio was President and Chief Executive Officer of Redback Networks Inc., which was acquired by LM Ericsson in January 2007. Mr. DeNuccio held various positions at Cisco Systems, Inc. from 1995 to 2001, including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Service Provider Operations. Prior to that, Mr. DeNuccio was the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Atlantic Network Integration Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications). Mr. DeNuccio also serves on the board of directors of Violin Memory and Calix, Inc.

    Jim Dolce
    Director since 2015

    Jim Dolce is the chief executive officer and a director at Lookout, Inc., a mobile security company, since March 2014. Mr. Dolce has been the founder of four successful technology companies and has held senior executive positions at both Juniper Networks, Inc. and Akamai Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining Lookout, Mr. Dolce was the vice president of carrier market development at Akamai and prior to that, he was the founder and chief executive officer at Verivue, Inc., which was acquired by Akamai. Prior to Verivue, Mr. Dolce served as executive vice president of worldwide field operations at Juniper Networks from July 2002 to April 2006, where he led Juniper's global sales, marketing and customer service efforts. Mr. Dolce joined Juniper through its acquisition of Unisphere Networks, Inc., where he served as chief executive officer from April 1999 to July 2002. Mr. Dolce also serves on the board of directors of Infinera Corporation, and is a Trustee of several nonprofit organizations. Mr. Dolce holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

    Mercedes Johnson
    Director since 2011

    Ms. Johnson is interim chief financial officer of Intersil Coporation. She was previously senior vice president and chief financial officer at Avago Technologies Limited. Prior to Avago Technologies, Johnson served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Lam Research Corporation. She has previously held executive leadership and management roles at Applied Materials, Nanometrics, NCR Corporation and Hewlett Packard Company. Ms. Johnson also serves on the board of directors of Micron Technology, Inc. and Intersil Corporation.

    Rahul Merchant
    Director since 2015

    Rahul Merchant is a seasoned executive with a demonstrated track record as a transformation leader. He runs his own advisory firm since 2014. He was the chief information and innovation officer for the City of New York from March 2012 to February 2014. Previously, he served as executive vice president, chief information officer and member of the Executive Committee at Fannie Mae, where he led the technology and operations groups. Mr. Merchant also served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Merrill Lynch & Co. He has extensive computer industry and public board experience as a current director of Emulex Corp. (ELX), Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) and privately held AASKI Technology. He is a former director of Sierra Atlantic, Level 3 Communications, Inc. and Sun Microsystems. Mr. Merchant earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bombay University, a master’s in computer science from Memphis State University and an MBA from Temple University.

    Rami Rahim
    Chief Executive Officer

    Rami Rahim is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Juniper Networks. Rahim began his Juniper career in 1997 and worked as an engineer on Juniper’s first product, the M40 core router. Most recently, Rahim served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI), responsible for driving innovation across Juniper through the oversight of all research and development programs, strategy, development, and business growth across the portfolio of routing, switching, and security.

    David Schlotterbeck
    Director since 2010

    Mr. Schlotterbeck currently serves on the board of directors of Maxwell Technologies, Inc. Additionally, he has served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Aperio Technologies, Inc. from November 2011 to October 2012. Mr. Schlotterbeck previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of CareFusion from September 2009 to February 2011. Prior to this role, he served as vice chairman and chief executive officer of the Clinical and Medical Products business segment of Cardinal Health. He has previously held executive leadership roles at Alaris Medical Systems, Pacific Scientific Company, Vitalcom, Inc. and Nellcor, Inc.

    William R. Stensrud
    Director since 1996

    Mr. Stensrud is an independent investor, a partner of the SwitchCase Group, a consulting company, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of InstantEncore.com, and Chairman and Principal at Interactive Fitness Holdings. From January 2007 to March 2007, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Muze, Inc. Mr. Stensrud was a general partner with the venture capital firm Enterprise Partners from January 1997 to December 2006. From March 1996 to January 1997, he was an independent investor and turn-around executive. During this period, Mr. Stensrud served as President of Paradyne Corporation and as a director of three data networking companies — Paradyne Corporation, GlobeSpan Corporation, and Paradyne Partners LLP. From January 1992 to July 1995, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Primary Access Corporation, a data networking company acquired by 3Com Corporation. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Stensrud served as the Marketing Vice President of StrataCom, Inc., a telecommunications equipment company, which he cofounded.