About our Leaders

At Juniper, we are driven to deliver network experiences that transform the way people connect, work, and live. Our executive team and board are committed to innovating in ways that empower change in a connected world.

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Rami Rahim

Chief Executive Officer

Rami Rahim is Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November 2014.

Rahim began his Juniper career in early 1997, as employee No. 32, and worked as an engineer on Juniper's first breakthrough product, the M40 core router. Rahim has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Juniper, applying his engineering acumen to the design and development of Juniper's industry-leading product portfolio.

He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI) organization, overseeing the company's entire product and technology portfolio. His responsibilities included driving strategy, development and business growth for routing, switching, security, silicon technology, and the Junos operating system.

Other leadership positions held over the years include: Executive Vice President and General Manager of Platform Systems Division for routing and switching, Senior Vice President of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU), and Vice President and General Manager of EABU.

Rahim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He completed an intensive six-week executive program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Rahim holds 17 U.S. Patents in networking technologies and is a member of IEEE.

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Rami Rahim

Chief Executive Officer

Rami Rahim is Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November 2014.

Rahim began his Juniper career in early 1997, as employee No. 32, and worked as an engineer on Juniper's first breakthrough product, the M40 core router. Rahim has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Juniper, applying his engineering acumen to the design and development of Juniper's industry-leading product portfolio.

He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI) organization, overseeing the company's entire product and technology portfolio. His responsibilities included driving strategy, development and business growth for routing, switching, security, silicon technology, and the Junos operating system.

Other leadership positions held over the years include: Executive Vice President and General Manager of Platform Systems Division for routing and switching, Senior Vice President of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU), and Vice President and General Manager of EABU.

Rahim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He completed an intensive six-week executive program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Rahim holds 17 U.S. Patents in networking technologies and is a member of IEEE.

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Pradeep Sindhu

Founder and Chief Scientist

Pradeep Sindhu founded Juniper Networks in February 1996, and has held several central roles in shaping the company. He currently serves as Chief Scientist and served as Chief Technology Officer for over 20 years and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for eight months when he founded the company. During that time, he played a central role in the architecture, design, and development of the M40 router.

Before founding Juniper Networks, Dr. Sindhu was a Principal Scientist and Distinguished Engineer at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he worked on design tools for VLSI and high-speed interconnects for shared-memory multiprocessors. His key roles in the architecture, design, and development of these machines led to the commercial development of Sun Microsystems’ first high-performance multiprocessor system family, which included the SS1000 and SS2000.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, as well as a master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Hawaii. In addition, Dr. Sindhu holds both a master’s and a doctorate degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Pradeep Sindhu

Founder and Chief Scientist

Pradeep Sindhu founded Juniper Networks in February 1996, and has held several central roles in shaping the company. He currently serves as Chief Scientist and served as Chief Technology Officer for over 20 years and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for eight months when he founded the company. During that time, he played a central role in the architecture, design, and development of the M40 router.

Before founding Juniper Networks, Dr. Sindhu was a Principal Scientist and Distinguished Engineer at the Computer Science Lab at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he worked on design tools for VLSI and high-speed interconnects for shared-memory multiprocessors. His key roles in the architecture, design, and development of these machines led to the commercial development of Sun Microsystems’ first high-performance multiprocessor system family, which included the SS1000 and SS2000.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, as well as a master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Hawaii. In addition, Dr. Sindhu holds both a master’s and a doctorate degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Eva Andres

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Eva Andres has responsibility for charting our global people strategy, fostering diversity, inclusion, and growth among our most important asset, our employees. She leads the human resources organization and the Juniper Networks Foundation Fund, which inspires the next generation of engineers and innovators.

With over 20 years of global leadership, Andres has held executive human resources roles ranging from startup to multinational organizations, and has a proven ability to prepare and lead organizations through transformation and growth. Prior to joining Juniper, she held senior leadership positions at Virtustream (Dell EMC), Documentum, and Dupont.

Andres holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Barcelona, Spain.

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Eva Andres

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Eva Andres has responsibility for charting our global people strategy, fostering diversity, inclusion, and growth among our most important asset, our employees. She leads the human resources organization and the Juniper Networks Foundation Fund, which inspires the next generation of engineers and innovators.

With over 20 years of global leadership, Andres has held executive human resources roles ranging from startup to multinational organizations, and has a proven ability to prepare and lead organizations through transformation and growth. Prior to joining Juniper, she held senior leadership positions at Virtustream (Dell EMC), Documentum, and Dupont.

Andres holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Barcelona, Spain.

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Anand Athreya

EVP, Chief Development Officer

Anand "Andy" Athreya is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. In this role, he is responsible for Juniper's Engineering organization. He also oversees initiatives that are transforming Juniper's R&D and test environments.

Since joining Juniper Networks in 2004, Athreya has held various leadership positions within the Internet and Security Products groups, and most recently served as Vice President of Engineering for the Branch Services Business Unit. Athreya has consistently delivered successful products to market for Juniper customers, including J-Series, Junos Security Software, Branch SRX, MX, PTX, and ACX Systems, and has been instrumental in securing key customer wins around the globe.

Athreya joined Juniper from Procket Networks, where he served as Director of Software Engineering. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Engineering at Malibu Networks, Assistant Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at Tiara Networks, and held management roles at Novell.

Athreya received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, a master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Osmania University, and an MBA from National University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds several networking-related patents.

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Anand Athreya

EVP, Chief Development Officer

Anand "Andy" Athreya is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. In this role, he is responsible for Juniper's Engineering organization. He also oversees initiatives that are transforming Juniper's R&D and test environments.

Since joining Juniper Networks in 2004, Athreya has held various leadership positions within the Internet and Security Products groups, and most recently served as Vice President of Engineering for the Branch Services Business Unit. Athreya has consistently delivered successful products to market for Juniper customers, including J-Series, Junos Security Software, Branch SRX, MX, PTX, and ACX Systems, and has been instrumental in securing key customer wins around the globe.

Athreya joined Juniper from Procket Networks, where he served as Director of Software Engineering. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Engineering at Malibu Networks, Assistant Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at Tiara Networks, and held management roles at Novell.

Athreya received his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, a master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Osmania University, and an MBA from National University. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and holds several networking-related patents.

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David Cheriton

Chief Data Center Scientist

Dr. David Cheriton serves as Chief Data Center Scientist. He has more than 40 years’ experience in software, distributed systems and networking, including over 35 years as Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He has founded several companies in the networking space, seed funded a number of significant companies including Google, VMware and Arista and served as chief scientist and technical advisor in several companies. Prior to Juniper, he was co-founder, chief scientist and CEO of Apstra, which was acquired by Juniper.

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David Cheriton

Chief Data Center Scientist

Dr. David Cheriton serves as Chief Data Center Scientist. He has more than 40 years’ experience in software, distributed systems and networking, including over 35 years as Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He has founded several companies in the networking space, seed funded a number of significant companies including Google, VMware and Arista and served as chief scientist and technical advisor in several companies. Prior to Juniper, he was co-founder, chief scientist and CEO of Apstra, which was acquired by Juniper.

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Kevin Hutchins

SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development

As Juniper’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Kevin Hutchins is responsible for defining and enabling Juniper’s strategic corporate vision. This includes driving the company’s inorganic growth through strategic partnerships, venture investments and acquisitions/divestures.

Hutchins joined Juniper in 2010 as Vice President, Portfolio Management and Business Operations for Juniper’s Development & Innovation team where he led business planning, portfolio rationalization, new product introduction and execution of strategic programs across Juniper’s portfolio of routing, switching and security products.

Prior to his career at Juniper, Hutchins held leadership roles in strategy, corporate development and general management at IBM and Lockheed Martin. Hutchins is an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business where he teaches courses on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring for MBA and Masters of Finance programs. He holds a BSc (Tau Beta Pi) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a PhD from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Kevin Hutchins

SVP, Strategy and Corporate Development

As Juniper’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Kevin Hutchins is responsible for defining and enabling Juniper’s strategic corporate vision. This includes driving the company’s inorganic growth through strategic partnerships, venture investments and acquisitions/divestures.

Hutchins joined Juniper in 2010 as Vice President, Portfolio Management and Business Operations for Juniper’s Development & Innovation team where he led business planning, portfolio rationalization, new product introduction and execution of strategic programs across Juniper’s portfolio of routing, switching and security products.

Prior to his career at Juniper, Hutchins held leadership roles in strategy, corporate development and general management at IBM and Lockheed Martin. Hutchins is an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business where he teaches courses on mergers, acquisitions and restructuring for MBA and Masters of Finance programs. He holds a BSc (Tau Beta Pi) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a PhD from the University of Colorado and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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Derrell James

EVP, Global Services

As Executive Vice President of Global Services, Derrell James is charged with developing an innovative company-wide experience strategy and customer success engagement model that enables customers to achieve real business growth with Juniper solutions. In addition, he is responsible for strategic, financial and operational leadership for Juniper’s four service lines of business. These services include maintenance services, advanced services - a high-touch, premium support offering, a rapidly expanding professional services organization and educational services.

James brings more than 34 years of experience with Fortune 50 technology services companies. Prior to Juniper, he served as the Senior Vice President of Global Services and Solutions at RingCentral, Inc – a provider of state-of-the-art cloud communications solutions. He has held additional leadership positions as CEO of Optum360 and executive roles at ACS/Xerox Business Services, EMC2 and Perot Systems. His expertise spans infrastructure services, applications development, operations, strategic planning, technology innovations, mergers and acquisitions and revenue growth.

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Derrell James

EVP, Global Services

As Executive Vice President of Global Services, Derrell James is charged with developing an innovative company-wide experience strategy and customer success engagement model that enables customers to achieve real business growth with Juniper solutions. In addition, he is responsible for strategic, financial and operational leadership for Juniper’s four service lines of business. These services include maintenance services, advanced services - a high-touch, premium support offering, a rapidly expanding professional services organization and educational services.

James brings more than 34 years of experience with Fortune 50 technology services companies. Prior to Juniper, he served as the Senior Vice President of Global Services and Solutions at RingCentral, Inc – a provider of state-of-the-art cloud communications solutions. He has held additional leadership positions as CEO of Optum360 and executive roles at ACS/Xerox Business Services, EMC2 and Perot Systems. His expertise spans infrastructure services, applications development, operations, strategic planning, technology innovations, mergers and acquisitions and revenue growth.

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Marcus Jewell

EVP, Chief Sales Officer

Marcus Jewell is EVP, Chief Sales Officer of Juniper Networks. He was formerly general manager for Juniper’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business, where he was responsible for Juniper’s sales operations across the region, including its go-to-market and channel strategies.

Jewell joined Juniper from Brocade Communications, where he ran the EMEA business and was also the global head of the company’s software sales. Jewell has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years and has held several senior global sales leadership positions in networking organizations.

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Marcus Jewell

EVP, Chief Sales Officer

Marcus Jewell is EVP, Chief Sales Officer of Juniper Networks. He was formerly general manager for Juniper’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business, where he was responsible for Juniper’s sales operations across the region, including its go-to-market and channel strategies.

Jewell joined Juniper from Brocade Communications, where he ran the EMEA business and was also the global head of the company’s software sales. Jewell has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years and has held several senior global sales leadership positions in networking organizations.

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Manoj Leelanivas

EVP, Chief Operating Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Manoj Leelanivas leads all aspects of product strategy and direction for Juniper, including the transformative AI-driven enterprise business unit which is powered by the Mist acquisition. Leelanivas is also responsible for all marketing operations and aligning products with our go-to-market strategies and execution.

Leelanivas is a known leader within the technology industry and the majority of his years of intellectual curiosity and professional leadership have been dedicated to Juniper’s vision of connecting everything and empowering everyone.

Prior to Juniper, Leelanivas was President and CEO of Cyphort, an innovator in scale-out security analytics technology that was acquired by Juniper in late 2017. Prior to that, Leelanivas held several key EVP and GM roles at Juniper.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

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Manoj Leelanivas

EVP, Chief Operating Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Manoj Leelanivas leads all aspects of product strategy and direction for Juniper, including the transformative AI-driven enterprise business unit which is powered by the Mist acquisition. Leelanivas is also responsible for all marketing operations and aligning products with our go-to-market strategies and execution.

Leelanivas is a known leader within the technology industry and the majority of his years of intellectual curiosity and professional leadership have been dedicated to Juniper’s vision of connecting everything and empowering everyone.

Prior to Juniper, Leelanivas was President and CEO of Cyphort, an innovator in scale-out security analytics technology that was acquired by Juniper in late 2017. Prior to that, Leelanivas held several key EVP and GM roles at Juniper.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

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Sharon Mandell

SVP, Chief Information Officer

Sharon Mandell is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer leading Juniper’s global information technology team. In this role, she leads the ongoing enhancement of the company’s IT infrastructure and applications architectures to support the growth objectives of the company. She and her team are also responsible for showcasing Juniper’s use of its technologies to the world.

Prior to joining Juniper in 2020, Mandell was the Chief Information Officer for TIBCO Software and previously developed her leadership strategy at Harmonic, Black Arrow (now Cadent), Knight Ridder and the Tribune Company. Throughout her career, Mandell developed a level of expertise in cybersecurity and compliance, enterprise architecture and road mapping, data and analytics, digital transformation and customer service. She is passionate about supporting women in STEM careers and in her free time Mandell serves on various arts and education related boards. She also proudly serves on the computer science advisory board at Temple University.

Mandell holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Temple University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Sharon Mandell

SVP, Chief Information Officer

Sharon Mandell is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer leading Juniper’s global information technology team. In this role, she leads the ongoing enhancement of the company’s IT infrastructure and applications architectures to support the growth objectives of the company. She and her team are also responsible for showcasing Juniper’s use of its technologies to the world.

Prior to joining Juniper in 2020, Mandell was the Chief Information Officer for TIBCO Software and previously developed her leadership strategy at Harmonic, Black Arrow (now Cadent), Knight Ridder and the Tribune Company. Throughout her career, Mandell developed a level of expertise in cybersecurity and compliance, enterprise architecture and road mapping, data and analytics, digital transformation and customer service. She is passionate about supporting women in STEM careers and in her free time Mandell serves on various arts and education related boards. She also proudly serves on the computer science advisory board at Temple University.

Mandell holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Temple University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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Robert Mobassaly

SVP, General Counsel

Robert Mobassaly joined Juniper in February 2012 and has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel since July 2021. From July 2016 to July 2021, he served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel where he was responsible for managing a team focused on legal requirements, including those associated with Juniper’s corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, stockholder administration and insurance matters.  

From May 2015 to July 2016, Mobassaly served as the Associate General Counsel, Senior Director and previously served as Assistant General Counsel, Director. Prior to joining Juniper, Mobassaly was in private practice. He holds both a bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Robert Mobassaly

SVP, General Counsel

Robert Mobassaly joined Juniper in February 2012 and has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel since July 2021. From July 2016 to July 2021, he served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel where he was responsible for managing a team focused on legal requirements, including those associated with Juniper’s corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, stockholder administration and insurance matters.  

From May 2015 to July 2016, Mobassaly served as the Associate General Counsel, Senior Director and previously served as Assistant General Counsel, Director. Prior to joining Juniper, Mobassaly was in private practice. He holds both a bachelor’s degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Ken Miller

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Ken Miller is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Juniper Networks. Miller leads the company’s finance and accounting functions as well as manufacturing operations, real estate, investor relations and internal audit.

Prior to his current position, Miller was Senior Vice President of Finance, responsible for Juniper’s financial planning and partnering functions as well as its tax, treasury and global business services organizations. His team was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s operating plan and capital return strategy.

Miller joined Juniper in 1999 and was a key contributor in transforming Juniper’s accounting and finance teams from ‘start-up mode’ to a team that supports a multi-billion dollar business. Miller has spent the majority of his career with Juniper and gained deep experience through multiple roles, including: Senior Director of Accounting, Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President of Business Unit Finance and Corporate Vice President of Go-to-market Finance. Prior to joining Juniper, Miller worked at Ernst & Young.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and is a California CPA (inactive).

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Ken Miller

EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Ken Miller is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Juniper Networks. Miller leads the company’s finance and accounting functions as well as manufacturing operations, real estate, investor relations and internal audit.

Prior to his current position, Miller was Senior Vice President of Finance, responsible for Juniper’s financial planning and partnering functions as well as its tax, treasury and global business services organizations. His team was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s operating plan and capital return strategy.

Miller joined Juniper in 1999 and was a key contributor in transforming Juniper’s accounting and finance teams from ‘start-up mode’ to a team that supports a multi-billion dollar business. Miller has spent the majority of his career with Juniper and gained deep experience through multiple roles, including: Senior Director of Accounting, Senior Director of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, Vice President of Business Unit Finance and Corporate Vice President of Go-to-market Finance. Prior to joining Juniper, Miller worked at Ernst & Young.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and is a California CPA (inactive).

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Athena Murphy

VP, Chief of Staff to the CEO and Head of Transformation

Athena Murphy owns large-scale, corporate operations transformations that accelerate growth for Juniper. She drives initiatives to ensure strategic alignment across the company, end-to-end business execution, and proactive identification and mitigation of potential enterprise-level risks. Athena leads the Juniper Transformation Office, a team of operational transformation experts focused on holistic solutions that balance simplicity with impact.

Murphy has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Juniper, she held a variety of senior product management and development, corporate strategy, and business operations roles at Intel Corporation. 

Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Athena Murphy

VP, Chief of Staff to the CEO and Head of Transformation

Athena Murphy owns large-scale, corporate operations transformations that accelerate growth for Juniper. She drives initiatives to ensure strategic alignment across the company, end-to-end business execution, and proactive identification and mitigation of potential enterprise-level risks. Athena leads the Juniper Transformation Office, a team of operational transformation experts focused on holistic solutions that balance simplicity with impact.

Murphy has over 25 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Juniper, she held a variety of senior product management and development, corporate strategy, and business operations roles at Intel Corporation. 

Murphy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Raj Yavatkar

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Raj Yavatkar is responsible for charting Juniper's technology strategy. He leads and executes the company’s critical innovations and products for intelligent self-driving networks, security, Mobile Edge Cloud, network virtualization, packet-optical integration, and hybrid cloud.

A technology and products pioneer throughout his career, Yavatkar has envisioned how emerging technologies can be applied to creatively solve enterprise and business problems ahead of competitors to help establish new product lines.

Before joining Juniper, Yavatkar was at Google (GCP), where he led a large team of engineers to deliver cloud networking infrastructure solutions for Google Cloud customers. Prior to that at VMware, he ideated a new product concept to address the private/hybrid cloud markets by defining VMware Cloud Foundation—an easy way to deploy and manage virtual clouds—leading a large product team to successfully deliver product to market. He started his career at Intel, rising to the position of Intel Fellow, a position he held for 10 years. During his various leadership roles there, Raj was responsible for driving new product and R&D initiatives in many areas of software.

Yavatkar brings a wealth of experience in emerging technologies. He has been awarded more than 45 patents, published over 60 research papers, authored 5 Internet standards, and co-authored a book on internet quality of service. He is an IEEE Fellow and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University.

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Raj Yavatkar

SVP, Chief Technology Officer

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Raj Yavatkar is responsible for charting Juniper's technology strategy. He leads and executes the company’s critical innovations and products for intelligent self-driving networks, security, Mobile Edge Cloud, network virtualization, packet-optical integration, and hybrid cloud.

A technology and products pioneer throughout his career, Yavatkar has envisioned how emerging technologies can be applied to creatively solve enterprise and business problems ahead of competitors to help establish new product lines.

Before joining Juniper, Yavatkar was at Google (GCP), where he led a large team of engineers to deliver cloud networking infrastructure solutions for Google Cloud customers. Prior to that at VMware, he ideated a new product concept to address the private/hybrid cloud markets by defining VMware Cloud Foundation—an easy way to deploy and manage virtual clouds—leading a large product team to successfully deliver product to market. He started his career at Intel, rising to the position of Intel Fellow, a position he held for 10 years. During his various leadership roles there, Raj was responsible for driving new product and R&D initiatives in many areas of software.

Yavatkar brings a wealth of experience in emerging technologies. He has been awarded more than 45 patents, published over 60 research papers, authored 5 Internet standards, and co-authored a book on internet quality of service. He is an IEEE Fellow and holds a PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University.

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Debashis Basu

SVP, Engineering

Debashis Basu is Senior Vice President of Engineering and leads Juniper’s Silicon and Systems Technologies organization. In this role, Basu is responsible for all ASIC development as well as providing all technology solutions for Juniper systems, including signal integrity, mechanical, thermal, power supply and more. Previously Basu served as Vice President of ASIC development.

A 16-year veteran of Juniper, Basu has held several senior management roles and been a driving force behind Juniper’s strong track record for delivering bleeding edge silicon and systems technology. He joined Juniper in 1998 as an individual contributor and chip lead on the T640 chipset. Since then, Basu has directly contributed to major product families including the M Series Routers, T Series Core Routers, MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers.

Basu’s background and experience includes key engineering roles at C-Cube Microsystems, Silicon Graphics, Tandem Computers and Advanced Micro Devices. Along the way, he has had over 20 Juniper patents issued.

Basu holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Jadavpur University, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Additionally, he completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Debashis Basu

SVP, Engineering

Debashis Basu is Senior Vice President of Engineering and leads Juniper’s Silicon and Systems Technologies organization. In this role, Basu is responsible for all ASIC development as well as providing all technology solutions for Juniper systems, including signal integrity, mechanical, thermal, power supply and more. Previously Basu served as Vice President of ASIC development.

A 16-year veteran of Juniper, Basu has held several senior management roles and been a driving force behind Juniper’s strong track record for delivering bleeding edge silicon and systems technology. He joined Juniper in 1998 as an individual contributor and chip lead on the T640 chipset. Since then, Basu has directly contributed to major product families including the M Series Routers, T Series Core Routers, MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, and PTX Series Packet Transport Routers.

Basu’s background and experience includes key engineering roles at C-Cube Microsystems, Silicon Graphics, Tandem Computers and Advanced Micro Devices. Along the way, he has had over 20 Juniper patents issued.

Basu holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Jadavpur University, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Additionally, he completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Sujai Hajela

SVP, AI-Driven Enterprise

Sujai Hajela is currently Senior Vice President, AI-Driven Enterprise at Juniper Networks and is focused on ushering the network for the next decade – the AI-Driven Enterprise. Prior to Juniper, he was co-founder, president and CEO of Mist Systems, a pioneer in AI-Driven operations for Wi-Fi. Previously to Mist, Hajela held senior-level roles across data center networking, campus networking (including wired and wireless LAN), and enterprise routing.

Previously, Hajela was Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group and he was responsible for the vision, solutions, and product strategy of Cisco’s enterprise routing, switching, and mobility portfolios. In that role, his global organization worked directly with customers and partners to create and market networking solutions that help IT navigate technology transitions — including mobility, cloud, intelligent WAN, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Hajela also served as Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Wireless and Cloud Networking Group, and he led Cisco’s acquisitions of ThinkSmart and Meraki. He has been instrumental in crafting the vision of Cisco Unified Access, an intelligent platform that enables new connected experiences and operational efficiencies to accelerate business innovation and growth.

Before Cisco, Hajela was Vice President and General Manager at Motorola, where he was responsible for the wireless network solutions business, including wireless LAN, wireless security (Air Defense), management (Wireless Valley), wireless broadband, private broadband, and voice over WLAN. In that role, he established Motorola’s vision for the wireless enterprise and drove the development of the distributed next-generation WLAN architecture (WiNG). Hajela has also held global positions with Nortel and Hewlett-Packard.

Hajela holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science and technology from Bangalore University in India, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.

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Sujai Hajela

SVP, AI-Driven Enterprise

Sujai Hajela is currently Senior Vice President, AI-Driven Enterprise at Juniper Networks and is focused on ushering the network for the next decade – the AI-Driven Enterprise. Prior to Juniper, he was co-founder, president and CEO of Mist Systems, a pioneer in AI-Driven operations for Wi-Fi. Previously to Mist, Hajela held senior-level roles across data center networking, campus networking (including wired and wireless LAN), and enterprise routing.

Previously, Hajela was Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy for Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Group and he was responsible for the vision, solutions, and product strategy of Cisco’s enterprise routing, switching, and mobility portfolios. In that role, his global organization worked directly with customers and partners to create and market networking solutions that help IT navigate technology transitions — including mobility, cloud, intelligent WAN, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Hajela also served as Vice President and General Manager of Cisco’s Wireless and Cloud Networking Group, and he led Cisco’s acquisitions of ThinkSmart and Meraki. He has been instrumental in crafting the vision of Cisco Unified Access, an intelligent platform that enables new connected experiences and operational efficiencies to accelerate business innovation and growth.

Before Cisco, Hajela was Vice President and General Manager at Motorola, where he was responsible for the wireless network solutions business, including wireless LAN, wireless security (Air Defense), management (Wireless Valley), wireless broadband, private broadband, and voice over WLAN. In that role, he established Motorola’s vision for the wireless enterprise and drove the development of the distributed next-generation WLAN architecture (WiNG). Hajela has also held global positions with Nortel and Hewlett-Packard.

Hajela holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science and technology from Bangalore University in India, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.

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Kireeti Kompella

SVP, Engineering

Dr. Kireeti Kompella is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Juniper's engineering team. Before taking on his current role, he served as CTO, SDN at Juniper Networks. Previously, Kompella was CTO at Contrail Systems, which was acquired by Juniper in December 2012. Prior to joining Contrail, he was CTO and Chief Architect, Junos at Juniper Networks.

Kompella has deep experience in Packet Transport, large-scale MPLS, VPNs, VPLS, and Layer 1 to Layer 3 networking, and has been active in the IETF, as former chair of the CCAMP Working Group and as author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs (in the CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, NVO3, OSPF, and TE WGs). Prior to joining Juniper in 1997, he worked on file systems at NetApp, SGI, and ACSC (acquired by Veritas). At heart, Kompella is still an engineer and a coder, and loves talking to ASIC folks.

Kompella received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from IIT, Kanpur, and a PhD in computer science from University of Southern California, specializing in number theory and cryptography. He holds 46 issued patents.

Leadership Team

Kireeti Kompella

SVP, Engineering

Dr. Kireeti Kompella is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Juniper's engineering team. Before taking on his current role, he served as CTO, SDN at Juniper Networks. Previously, Kompella was CTO at Contrail Systems, which was acquired by Juniper in December 2012. Prior to joining Contrail, he was CTO and Chief Architect, Junos at Juniper Networks.

Kompella has deep experience in Packet Transport, large-scale MPLS, VPNs, VPLS, and Layer 1 to Layer 3 networking, and has been active in the IETF, as former chair of the CCAMP Working Group and as author of several Internet Drafts and RFCs (in the CCAMP, IS-IS, L2VPN, MPLS, NVO3, OSPF, and TE WGs). Prior to joining Juniper in 1997, he worked on file systems at NetApp, SGI, and ACSC (acquired by Veritas). At heart, Kompella is still an engineer and a coder, and loves talking to ASIC folks.

Kompella received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from IIT, Kanpur, and a PhD in computer science from University of Southern California, specializing in number theory and cryptography. He holds 46 issued patents.

Leadership Team

Mike Marcellin

SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Mike Marcellin is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, leading the global marketing team responsible for marketing Juniper's product and services portfolio and stewarding the brand, driving preference for Juniper in the market, training our partners and account teams, and developing a differentiated information experience for our customers. Before joining the global marketing organization, Marcellin led business strategy and marketing for Juniper's industry-leading portfolio of high-performance routing, switching and security products.

Prior to joining Juniper in 2010, Marcellin served as Vice President of Global Managed Solutions for Verizon, where he oversaw product development and marketing of its managed IP networking, hosting, security and IT solutions for businesses around the world. He also served as Vice President of Global Product Marketing for Verizon Business, executive director of Verizon Business' IP and Ethernet portfolio as well as leading the company's eCRM marketing division. Marcellin began his career with MCI in 1994.

Marcellin is a Board Member for the Telecommunications Industry Association and a Board Member of US Ignite, an NSF-sponsored initiative. Marcellin holds two patents and was a Rodman Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in systems engineering. He is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Leadership Team

Mike Marcellin

SVP, Chief Marketing Officer

Mike Marcellin is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, leading the global marketing team responsible for marketing Juniper's product and services portfolio and stewarding the brand, driving preference for Juniper in the market, training our partners and account teams, and developing a differentiated information experience for our customers. Before joining the global marketing organization, Marcellin led business strategy and marketing for Juniper's industry-leading portfolio of high-performance routing, switching and security products.

Prior to joining Juniper in 2010, Marcellin served as Vice President of Global Managed Solutions for Verizon, where he oversaw product development and marketing of its managed IP networking, hosting, security and IT solutions for businesses around the world. He also served as Vice President of Global Product Marketing for Verizon Business, executive director of Verizon Business' IP and Ethernet portfolio as well as leading the company's eCRM marketing division. Marcellin began his career with MCI in 1994.

Marcellin is a Board Member for the Telecommunications Industry Association and a Board Member of US Ignite, an NSF-sponsored initiative. Marcellin holds two patents and was a Rodman Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he received a bachelor of science degree with distinction in systems engineering. He is based in Sunnyvale, California.

Leadership Team

Brad Tallman

SVP, Supply Chain Operations

As the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Juniper, Brad Tallman is responsible for the strategic design and management of a global supply chain network that provides differentiated services to Juniper, its customers and partners, while enabling the realization of cutting-edge technology to power the next generation of networking. Brad leads with a customer-first mindset that ensures an unparalleled customer and partner experience.

Tallman 's supply chain expertise spans more than two decades. At Juniper, he was formerly Vice President of Manufacturing and Planning Operations. Prior to Juniper, he held executive leadership roles at Cisco, VeriFone and Palm. He earned an MBA in Supply Chain Management and Finance from Michigan State University, a JD from University of San Diego School of Law and a BA in History from Pepperdine University.

Tallman is a recognized leader, speaker and author on Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and a recipient of the 2017 Oracle Excellence Award for Supply Chain and the Supply Chain Leadership award from the National Association of Manufacturers.

Leadership Team

Brad Tallman

SVP, Supply Chain Operations

As the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Juniper, Brad Tallman is responsible for the strategic design and management of a global supply chain network that provides differentiated services to Juniper, its customers and partners, while enabling the realization of cutting-edge technology to power the next generation of networking. Brad leads with a customer-first mindset that ensures an unparalleled customer and partner experience.

Tallman 's supply chain expertise spans more than two decades. At Juniper, he was formerly Vice President of Manufacturing and Planning Operations. Prior to Juniper, he held executive leadership roles at Cisco, VeriFone and Palm. He earned an MBA in Supply Chain Management and Finance from Michigan State University, a JD from University of San Diego School of Law and a BA in History from Pepperdine University.

Tallman is a recognized leader, speaker and author on Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and a recipient of the 2017 Oracle Excellence Award for Supply Chain and the Supply Chain Leadership award from the National Association of Manufacturers.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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 six years and served in a number of senior executive positions, including Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Mr. Daichendt has extensive public company board experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Polycom and NCR Corporation, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of ShoreTel, Inc. and Emulex Corporation.

Board of Directors

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 six years and served in a number of senior executive positions, including Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Mr. Daichendt has extensive public company board experience. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Polycom and NCR Corporation, and formerly served on the Board of Directors of ShoreTel, Inc. and Emulex Corporation.

Board of Directors

Anne DelSanto

Director since 2019

Anne DelSanto most recently served as the EVP and GM of Salesforce Platform, home to industry-leading platform services including low-code lightning builders, Heroku, IoT and AppExchange, the number one business app marketplace. In her role, Anne is focused on empowering any business to drive its digital transformation by building intelligent, connected apps on Salesforce’s market leading PaaS.

Anne is a veteran technology executive with more than three decades of experience driving organizations towards exponential growth. That experience includes previous roles at Salesforce leading global Solution Engineering & Cloud Sales, where she executed on CRM SaaS sales strategies, designing solutions and helping customers create transformational change. Prior to Salesforce, Anne served as Group Vice President of Sales Engineering and Consulting at Oracle. She began her career as an Account Systems Engineer with IBM, where she spent several years building solutions for the healthcare market.

A life-long learner, Anne graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science and earned an M.S. in Administrative Studies from Boston College.

Board of Directors

Anne DelSanto

Director since 2019

Anne DelSanto most recently served as the EVP and GM of Salesforce Platform, home to industry-leading platform services including low-code lightning builders, Heroku, IoT and AppExchange, the number one business app marketplace. In her role, Anne is focused on empowering any business to drive its digital transformation by building intelligent, connected apps on Salesforce’s market leading PaaS.

Anne is a veteran technology executive with more than three decades of experience driving organizations towards exponential growth. That experience includes previous roles at Salesforce leading global Solution Engineering & Cloud Sales, where she executed on CRM SaaS sales strategies, designing solutions and helping customers create transformational change. Prior to Salesforce, Anne served as Group Vice President of Sales Engineering and Consulting at Oracle. She began her career as an Account Systems Engineer with IBM, where she spent several years building solutions for the healthcare market.

A life-long learner, Anne graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science and earned an M.S. in Administrative Studies from Boston College.

Board of Directors

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.

Board of Directors

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.

Board of Directors

Jim Dolce

Director since 2015

Jim Dolce is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director at Lookout, Inc., a mobile security company. 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 is a Trustee of several nonprofit organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

Board of Directors

Jim Dolce

Director since 2015

Jim Dolce is the Chief Executive Officer and a Director at Lookout, Inc., a mobile security company. 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 is a Trustee of several nonprofit organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

Board of Directors

Christine Gorjanc

Director since 2019

Ms. Gorjanc currently serves as the CFO of Arlo Technologies, which is a new generation Internet of Things platform company providing smart devices, services, and advanced artificial intelligence capabilities. Prior to this role, she was the SVP and CFO of NETGEAR, where she led the IPO and ultimate separation of the Arlo business segment within NETGEAR. In addition, she gained experience in senior roles at Aspect Communications Corporation, a provider of workforce and customer management solutions, and at Tandem Computers, Inc., a provider of fault-tolerant computer systems.

Ms. Gorjanc also serves on the Invitae Corporation board of directors. She holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. In addition, she holds a CPA professional certification.

Board of Directors

Christine Gorjanc

Director since 2019

Ms. Gorjanc currently serves as the CFO of Arlo Technologies, which is a new generation Internet of Things platform company providing smart devices, services, and advanced artificial intelligence capabilities. Prior to this role, she was the SVP and CFO of NETGEAR, where she led the IPO and ultimate separation of the Arlo business segment within NETGEAR. In addition, she gained experience in senior roles at Aspect Communications Corporation, a provider of workforce and customer management solutions, and at Tandem Computers, Inc., a provider of fault-tolerant computer systems.

Ms. Gorjanc also serves on the Invitae Corporation board of directors. She holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University. In addition, she holds a CPA professional certification.

Board of Directors

Janet Haugen

Director since 2019

Ms. Haugen is a highly regarded finance executive and was the CFO for the global information technology company Unisys Corporation for 16 years. She also served as the interim CEO and Corporate Controller while at Unisys. Prior to her time with Unisys, Ms. Haugen was a partner at Ernst & Young, working with Fortune 500 clients with a specialization in the IT, communications, and entertainment industries. While at Ernst & Young, she also played a key role in driving diversity initiatives and hiring efforts as a member of the firm’s National Diversity Task Force.

Ms. Haugen also serves on the board of directors for Paycom Software and previously served on the SunGard Data Systems board. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University as well as a CPA professional certification.

Board of Directors

Janet Haugen

Director since 2019

Ms. Haugen is a highly regarded finance executive and was the CFO for the global information technology company Unisys Corporation for 16 years. She also served as the interim CEO and Corporate Controller while at Unisys. Prior to her time with Unisys, Ms. Haugen was a partner at Ernst & Young, working with Fortune 500 clients with a specialization in the IT, communications, and entertainment industries. While at Ernst & Young, she also played a key role in driving diversity initiatives and hiring efforts as a member of the firm’s National Diversity Task Force.

Ms. Haugen also serves on the board of directors for Paycom Software and previously served on the SunGard Data Systems board. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University as well as a CPA professional certification.

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.

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.

Board of Directors

Rahul Merchant

Director since 2015

Mr. Merchant is a seasoned executive with a strong track record as a transformation leader. He has held a number of senior executive roles at TIAA-CREF since his arrival there in April 2015, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Client Services and Technology.

Prior to joining TIAA, in 2014 he founded and ran his own advisory firm. 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 as a member of the Executive Committee at Fannie Mae, where he led the Technology and Operations groups. Mr. Merchant also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Technology Officer at Merrill Lynch.

He gained extensive computer industry and public board experience as a former director of Emulex Corporation, Fair Isaac Corporation, Sierra Atlantic, Level 3 Communications, and Sun Microsystems.

Mr. Merchant earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bombay University, a master’s degree in computer science from Memphis State University, and an MBA from Temple University.

Board of Directors

Rahul Merchant

Director since 2015

Mr. Merchant is a seasoned executive with a strong track record as a transformation leader. He has held a number of senior executive roles at TIAA-CREF since his arrival there in April 2015, most recently serving as Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Client Services and Technology.

Prior to joining TIAA, in 2014 he founded and ran his own advisory firm. 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 as a member of the Executive Committee at Fannie Mae, where he led the Technology and Operations groups. Mr. Merchant also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Technology Officer at Merrill Lynch.

He gained extensive computer industry and public board experience as a former director of Emulex Corporation, Fair Isaac Corporation, Sierra Atlantic, Level 3 Communications, and Sun Microsystems.

Mr. Merchant earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Bombay University, a master’s degree in computer science from Memphis State University, and an MBA from Temple University.

Board of Directors

Rami Rahim

Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Networks

Rami Rahim is Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November 2014.

Rahim began his Juniper career in early 1997, as employee No. 32, and worked as an engineer on Juniper's first breakthrough product, the M40 core router. Rahim has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Juniper, applying his engineering acumen to the design and development of Juniper's industry-leading product portfolio.

He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI) organization, overseeing the company's entire product and technology portfolio. His responsibilities included driving strategy, development and business growth for routing, switching, security, silicon technology, and the Junos operating system.

Other leadership positions held over the years include: Executive Vice President and General Manager of Platform Systems Division for routing and switching, Senior Vice President of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU), and Vice President and General Manager of EABU.

Rahim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He completed an intensive six-week executive program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Rahim holds 17 U.S. Patents in networking technologies and is a member of IEEE.

As a networking industry spokesperson, Rahim's insights and observations can be found via his Juniper blog.

Board of Directors

Rami Rahim

Chief Executive Officer, Juniper Networks

Rami Rahim is Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Rahim was appointed CEO in November 2014.

Rahim began his Juniper career in early 1997, as employee No. 32, and worked as an engineer on Juniper's first breakthrough product, the M40 core router. Rahim has progressed through a series of technical and leadership roles at Juniper, applying his engineering acumen to the design and development of Juniper's industry-leading product portfolio.

He most recently served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Juniper Development and Innovation (JDI) organization, overseeing the company's entire product and technology portfolio. His responsibilities included driving strategy, development and business growth for routing, switching, security, silicon technology, and the Junos operating system.

Other leadership positions held over the years include: Executive Vice President and General Manager of Platform Systems Division for routing and switching, Senior Vice President of the Edge and Aggregation Business Unit (EABU), and Vice President and General Manager of EABU.

Rahim earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. He completed an intensive six-week executive program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Rahim holds 17 U.S. Patents in networking technologies and is a member of IEEE.

As a networking industry spokesperson, Rahim's insights and observations can be found via his Juniper blog.

Board of Directors

William 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.

Board of Directors

William 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.