Chief Executive Officer
Steve Mullaney has 25 years of marketing, product management, and engineering experience in network infrastructure and security. Prior to Nicira, Steve held executive positions at Palo Alto Networks, Blue Coat, Force10, Cisco, Growth Networks, ShoreTel, Bay Networks and SynOptics. Before SynOptics, he was a design engineer at GTE Government Systems. Steve holds a BSEE from University of Rhode Island.
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Martin Casado received his PhD from Stanford University in 2007 where his dissertation work led to the technology on which Nicira is based. He received his Masters from Stanford University in 2005. While at Stanford, Martin co-founded Illuminics Systems, an IP analytics company, which was acquired by Quova Inc. in 2006. Prior to attending Stanford, Martin held a research position at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he worked on network security in the information operations assurance center (IOAC).
Vice President, Engineering
Rob Enns joins Nicira after eleven years at Juniper Networks. At Juniper, Rob held several executive leadership roles, including Vice President Engineering of Junos Core, and Vice President Engineering of the Edge & Aggregation Business Unit. In these roles Rob built multiple international engineering teams responsible for delivering a diverse portfolio of networking software and systems. Prior to Juniper Rob spent ten years as principal engineer at Berkeley Networks, Fore Systems, IBM, and Bell-Northern Research. Rob holds a masters degree in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Vice President, Product Management
Paul Fazzone has over 13 years of experience with data center and virtualization networking products. He currently drives Nicira's product management efforts. Prior to joining Nicira, Paul was the Director of Product Management at Cisco responsible for the Nexus data center access and virtualization switching products and strategy including the Nexus 1000V. Paul holds a BA in computer science from Saint Anselm College.
Vice President, Business Development & Operations
John Jendricks is responsible for Nicira's business operations following similar positions over several decades at Adobe, Wellfleet, StrataCom, Cisco, Juniper and Force10. He graduated from California Polytechnic University.