At Lookout, a culture of transparency and collaboration runs deep. It starts with our leaders, and it’s present in everything we do.

Jim Dolce


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 at Akamai as Vice President, Carrier Market Development and before Akamai was the founder and CEO of Verivue which was acquired by Akamai. 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, and RGB Networks, in Sunnyvale, CA and is a Trustee of several nonprofit organizations. Jim holds a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Rhode Island.

John Hering

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

John is Executive Chairman and co-founder of Lookout, responsible for driving the company's long term vision and success together with Jim and the executive team. He is an entrepreneur with a vision of creating a more secure world in the post-PC era. In five short years, John has grown Lookout's user base to more than 50 million worldwide and built a platform for providing protection across networks and devices. Top publications have recognized John as an industry leader and innovator. BusinessWeek named John a Best Young Tech Entrepreneur in 2010, Fortune named him a Smartest Person in Tech 2011, more recently, the editors of MIT Tech Review dubbed John a 35 Under 35 entrepreneur and Fortune Magazine included John on its lists of 2012 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs. John is a frequent presenter at mobile and tech industry events including: RSA, Mobile World Congress, Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, Fortune Brainstorm. Additionally, John is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups.

Kevin Mahaffey

Co-Founder and CTO

Kevin is an entrepreneur and technologist with a background in security, wireless, and web applications. He is the CTO of Lookout, which he co-founded in 2007 with John Hering and James Burgess. Kevin 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 programming when he was 8 years old and it has been a love affair ever since. Kevin is a frequent speaker on security, mobile and other topics, and has recently spoken at Black Hat Technical Security Conference, DEFCON, Yahoo! Security Week, and Microsoft'€™s Bluehat Security Conference. Kevin graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

James Burgess

Co-Founder and CIO

James co-founded Lookout (formerly Flexilis) in 2007, along with John Hering and Kevin Mahaffey. As Chief Information Officer, James is responsible for all technical operations including global infrastructure, IT and security. Prior to Lookout, James was a co-founder of Daily Wireless, an online news and information source covering all aspects of the wireless marketplace for business (acquired by Focus Research, Inc.). James holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.

Amit Gupta

Vice President of Engineering

Amit has led teams on the forefront of mobile innovation for more than 14 years. As VP of Engineering at Lookout, Amit is responsible for the development of Lookout'€™s security platform and products, and rapidly scaling engineering, operations and support. 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.

Julie Herendeen

Vice President of Marketing

Julie is an experienced marketing executive with over 15 years in technology marketing. As Vice President of Marketing at Lookout, Julie is responsible for brand, customer marketing, product marketing, and customer insights. At Yahoo! she served as Vice President of Network Products, managing properties including the Yahoo! Front Page, My Yahoo!, and Yahoo! Groups. Previously, she was Vice President of Marketing at Shutterfly. Before that she was Director of Product Management at Netscape Communications and she started her career as a product manager at Apple. Julie holds a BA in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Christopher Jones

Vice President of Products

With over 14 years of startup and large company experience, Chris has a track record of delivering market defining technology products. As VP of Products at Lookout, Chris is responsible for defining market requirements and driving product strategy and innovation. He joined Lookout from Symantec where he was senior director of portfolio product management. Prior to Symantec he led product management at Vontu (acquired by Symantec), where he drove the creation of the industry-leading Vontu Data Loss Prevention products, adopted by more than a third of the Fortune 100. Previously, he was owner and principal of Medicineman Internet Product Design. Before that, Chris was a software developer and professional services manager at Trilogy. He holds a BS in Computer Science (Phi Beta Kappa) from Stanford University.

Thomas Labarthe

Managing Director Europe

Hailing from France, with a Spanish wife and two sons born in London, Thomas has a uniquely nuanced grasp of international affairs. And as Managing Director Europe at Lookout, he gets a chance to put those skills to work every day, taking a hands-on approach to building and leading our talented, multicultural teams across the continent. Thomas's background in the mobile world includes more than a decade working in Brazil and the UK for Alcatel-Lucent, where he was the founder of the wireless company'€™s Optism marketing service, and, most recently, served as VP Mobile Commerce. Prior to joining Lookout, Thomas was the CEO of security and analytics solution provider Kindsight, an Alcatel-Lucent venture. Fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese, Thomas took his electronics degree (with honors) from l'€™Ecole nationale supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications in Cergy, France, and is a passionate guitar player in his free time.

Adriel Lares

Chief Financial Officer

Adriel comes to Lookout with more than 15 years of financial leadership in the tech sector. He recently served as the Business Unit Leader of Hewlett-Packard'€™s 3PAR Storage division. Adriel joined 3PAR in 2001 and led the company from its initial product launch to its international expansion, growing the annual run rate to more than $200 million. He guided the company through two private financings and oversaw 3PAR'€™s initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2007. He served as the company's public finance chief until 3PAR was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in September 2010 for $2.4 billion. Prior to 3PAR Adriel served as CFO of technology reseller Techfuel. He began his early career as a technology investment banker at Morgan Stanley and also worked as a treasury analyst for the Walt Disney Company. Adriel holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University and is a vintner of the finest Napa Cabernet known to man.

Margie Mader-Clark

Vice President of Human Resources

Margie brings more than 20 years of human resource experience in Silicon Valley, including more than a decade at the executive level. At Lookout, Margie is focused on growing and scaling the company from a people perspective. In the course of her career, Ms. Mader-Clark has held a range of positions at high-growth companies€“ from startups to global organizations€“ including Netscape, Hyperion, and Vontu. She is a best-selling author for Nolo Press and a sought-after speaker on organizational design and development topics. She is certified in facilitating numerous leadership programs including Situational Leadership and Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results. Margie holds a BA in English from the finest university in the State of California, the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael McBride

Vice President of Enterprise & Platform

Michael is an experienced technology executive with over 15 years of experience growing startups and large companies. As Vice President, Platform at Lookout, Michael is responsible for creating and managing business lines that deliver a broad range of data-driven products and services based on Lookout's security platform. Prior to Lookout, he served as Vice President, 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.

Tim Roper

Vice President of Worldwide Business Development

Tim is a veteran of the mobile space, bringing more than 20 years of experience working with top-notch partners and mobile companies. In his role as VP of Worldwide Business Development, he is responsible for building innovative, rock-solid partnerships to help protect more people around the world with Lookout. Prior to joining Lookout, Tim was President of TomTom Inc, and previously EVP of Sales as well, driving all consumer business in the Americas. Before TomTom, Tim joined Palm before its IPO, where he developed carrier relationships to support products like Palm'€™s first wireless product, the Palm VII, and the Treo and Centro smartphones. Tim began his career in wireless at BellSouth International, where he helped build wireless data networks in various countries across the globe. A UK native, Tim retained his British accent as he earned a BA in Economics from the University of Georgia and his MBA from Mercer University.

Ricardo Velez

Vice President and General Counsel

Ric has more than twenty years of experience in law and order. As General Counsel and VP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Ric supports Lookout globally on all things legal, and brings expertise in areas such as corporate governance, securities compliance, regulatory affairs, and intellectual property. Prior to Lookout, Ric was associate general counsel at Skype, where he advised the team in its $8.5 billion sale to Microsoft. Before Skype, Ric served as associate general counsel at 3PAR, where he advised 3PAR through its 2007 initial public offering and its 2010 sale to Hewlett-Packard for $2.4 billion. Prior to 3PAR, Ric was a senior associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he provided lead counsel to various private and public technology companies on corporate and securities matters and mergers and acquisitions. Before becoming a lawyer, Ric enjoyed prior lives in the military as an infantryman and in public service as a law enforcement officer. Ric received his BA from San Francisco State University and his JD from University of California, Hastings.

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