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Executive Leadership

Jim Dolce

Jim Dolce

Chief Executive Officer

Jim Dolce is the CEO of Lookout. Jim has been the founder of four successful technology companies and has held senior executive positions at both Juniper and Akamai Technologies. He was most recently Vice President for Carrier Market Development at Akamai, having joined as part of the acquisition of Verivue, where he was co-founder and CEO. Prior to Verivue, Jim served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Juniper Networks, where he led the company's global sales, marketing and customer service efforts. During his tenure, the company grew from annual revenue of $547 million to $2.3 billion. Jim joined Juniper through the acquisition of Unisphere Networks, where he served as CEO. During this period, he guided the company’s rapid growth from initial product launch to over $200 million annual revenue. Jim currently serves on the boards of privately held Benu Networks in Billerica, MA, Juniper Networks and Infinera in Sunnyvale, CA, and is a Trustee of several nonprofit organizations. Jim holds a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Rhode Island. LinkedIn Profile 

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John Hering

John Hering

Co-Founder and Executive Director

John is Executive Director and Founder of Lookout, responsible for driving the company's long term vision and success together with Jim and the rest of the executive team. He is an entrepreneur with a vision of creating a more secure world in the post-PC era and has grown Lookout's footprint to tens of millions of users globally across consumer, enterprise, and government sectors. Top publications have recognized John as an industry leader and innovator. BusinessWeek named John a "Best Young Tech Entrepreneur", Fortune named him a "Smartest Person in Tech", the editors of MIT Tech Review dubbed John a "35 Under 35" entrepreneur and Fortune Magazine included John on its list of "40 Under 40" entrepreneurs. John is a frequent presenter at mobile and technology industry events including: RSA, Mobile World Congress, Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, and Fortune Brainstorm. Additionally, John is an investor in dozens of technology startups focused on the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, enterprise software, and transportation technologies. John studied Public Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California. LinkedIn Profile

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Kevin Mahaffey

Kevin Mahaffey

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Kevin is an entrepreneur and technologist with a background in mobile and web technology, security, and privacy. He is the CTO of Lookout, a company dedicated making the world a safer place as it becomes more connected, starting with smartphones and tablets.He co-founded Lookout in 2007 and is responsible for driving Lookout’s technology to protect people from current and future threats while keeping the product simple and easy to use. He started building software when he was 8 years old and it has been a love affair ever since. Kevin is a frequent speaker on security, privacy, mobile, and other topics. LinkedIn Profile

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Missy Ballew

Missy Ballew

Chief Human Resources Officer

Missy Ballew most recently served as the Global Head of Talent, Learning & Diversity at HP where she was responsible for building and implementing the strategy for the company’s performance management, talent & succession planning, learning & development, and diversity & inclusion.  Previously, Missy led HR for HP’s Enterprise Security Products (ArcSight, Fortify, TippingPoint, Atalla), the Online Business, and Business Personal Systems. In those roles, she was responsible for driving the development and execution of global HR strategies, including: organizational design, workforce planning, learning and development, recruiting, talent management, total rewards, and strategic business transformation. Missy joined HP in 2011 from Hewitt Associates where she worked as a senior consultant in the Talent Management and HR Effectiveness consulting practice, partnering with companies across industries and countries to develop and deliver strategic HR solutions. While at Hewitt, Missy leveraged her fluency in Spanish in her role as the Strategic Partner for Latin America to build talent management capabilities in the region.  Missy received a golf scholarship to Louisiana State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in both Psychology and Spanish. She received her Masters of Arts in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in New York. LinkedIn Profile

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Aaron Cockerill

Aaron Cockerill

Chief Strategy Officer

Aaron joined Lookout with nearly 20 years of software product management experience. As the Chief Strategy Officer, Aaron is responsible for developing, validating and implementing cross-functional strategic product initiatives that align with the Lookout vision of a secure connected world. Most recently, he served as VP of Mobile Technologies at Citrix, where he and his team were responsible for the development of Citrix’s mobile apps and container technology, while driving the acquisition of Zenprise. Prior to working on mobile technologies, Aaron drove the creation of Citrix’s desktop virtualization product, XenDesktop, which grew into more than $1 billion yearly revenue for Citrix during his five years of leadership. Before joining Citrix, Aaron worked for Akamai leading product management on their enterprise content delivery solution as well as working on the development and deployment of many of Akamai’s advanced content delivery networking technologies. Prior to that, Aaron led product management for OneSoft’s e-commerce system, and he held multiple positions at BHP Billiton in Australia. He holds a BE Materials (Honors) from Wollongong University, Australia. LinkedIn Profile

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Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta

Vice President of Engineering

Amit has led teams on the forefront of mobile innovation for more than 17 years. As VP of Engineering at Lookout, Amit is responsible for the development of Lookout's security platform and products, and rapidly scaling engineering and operations teams. Prior to Lookout, Amit was CTO and vice president of research and development at INQ Mobile, where he grew the startup team into a global company that developed a social software platform in partnership with Facebook and others, building five mobile devices on two operating systems that launched in 12 markets, all in under three years. Prior to INQ, Amit served as director of engineering at Qualcomm, where he worked on the BREW research team that pioneered mobile app development, the QChat wireless VoIP solution, and technologies such as uiOne that enabled rich data-driven user experiences. Amit graduated cum laude with a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. LinkedIn Profile

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Marc Jaffan

Marc Jaffan

Vice President, Business & Corporate Development

Marc Jaffan joined Lookout as Vice President, Business & Corporate Development and is responsible for the development of strategic alliances and partnerships. This includes the formation and management of technology and ecosystem relationships that expand Lookout's solution and routes to market. Marc brings over 20 years of experience to Lookout, most recently as VP Strategic Alliances and Partner Ecosystem at Brocade. In this role, he was responsible for driving growth and expanding the company’s reach through partners in this $2.5B operation. Prior to Brocade, Marc served as a Global Sales lead at Cisco for the Dimension Data Partnership, one of Cisco's largest global partners, and before that Head of Worldwide Service Provider Mobility Partners. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Starent Networks, where he served as VP of Channel and Alliance Sales. Before Starent, he was at Juniper Networks as VP of Global Strategic Alliances and later as VP of Worldwide Sales Operations. He joined Juniper through the acquisition of Unisphere Networks, where he led Alliances and Corporate Development. He began his career in the Finance and Telecommunications divisions of Siemens AG in Munich, Germany. Marc received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and law degree from The Catholic University of America School of Law in Washington, D.C. LinkedIn Profile

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Santosh Krishnan

Santosh Krishnan

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer at Lookout, Santosh is responsible for product management and the ongoing development of predictive security solutions that protect individuals and enterprises alike from mobile attacks. Previously, he was the head of ventures at Akamai Technologies where he focused on strategic investments in early-stage companies. He also served as Senior Director of Product Management at Akamai for the licensed CDN portfolio. In 2006, Santosh co-founded Verivue, a CDN solutions company, and served as Vice President of Products, until the company was acquired by Akamai in 2012. Santosh started his career as a research scientist and product architect at Bell Labs (then part of Lucent Technologies), where among other projects, he was an architect of Lucent’s best-selling switching chipset. Santosh holds a PhD with distinction from Columbia University and a B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, both in Computer Science. LinkedIn Profile

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Michael McBride

Michael McBride

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations

Michael is an experienced technology executive with over 15 years of experience growing startups and large companies. As Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations at Lookout, Michael is responsible for building and scaling the company's global sales organization, including both direct and channel sales.Prior to Lookout, he served as Vice President of Platform at DeNA and helped grow the North American platform from $0 to a $300M run-rate in 12 months. Previously, Michael ran worldwide sales at cloud-managed networking provider Meraki, helping to grow it from market entrance as a consumer hardware product to an enterprise business with over 10,000 networks in 143 countries. Before that, he held various leadership roles at enterprise mobile company Good Technology where he led national sales and client product management. Michael holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. LinkedIn Profile

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Mark Nasiff

Mark Nasiff

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer

Mark brings nearly 30 years of finance and operations experience to Lookout, most recently as VP Worldwide Sales Operations and Sales Finance at Brocade. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of global sales and service operations, sales development, sales and marketing financial planning and analysis and revenue forecasting in this $2.5B operation. Prior to Brocade, Mark served as the Chief Financial Officer for VeriVue, a content delivery solution company. Before VeriVue, was Vice President of Sales Finance and later Vice President of Worldwide Sales Processes and Operations at Juniper Networks. He joined Juniper through the acquisition of Unisphere Networks, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and managed the Company’s growth from development stage to more than $200M annual revenue over a 2-year period. He's also served as Corporate Controller at Dragon Systems, a provider of advanced speech recognition products and LTX Corporation, a manufacturer of semiconductor test equipment. Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley College in Waltham, MA. LinkedIn Profile

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Deb Wolf

Deb Wolf

Chief Marketing Officer

Deb Wolf is CMO of Lookout, responsible for building awareness, communicating Lookout’s value and driving customer demand across all lines of business. She brings more than 25 years of marketing experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Workday where she oversaw global corporate marketing, including brand, demand generation, go-to-market campaigns, events, and the corporate website. Having joined Workday prior to its launch in 2006, Deb was instrumental to the company’s impressive growth and success, including its 2012 IPO. Prior to Workday, Deb served in senior marketing positions at Mercury Interactive, Commerce One and PeopleSoft. Deb holds a bachelor’s degree in English from California Polytechnic State University and is also a published novelist. LinkedIn Profile

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