Vice President, Business and 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.
General Manager, Personal Digital Safety & Carrier Partnerships
Firas is responsible for developing and managing Lookout’s distribution partnerships for Lookout's Consumer products with mobile operators, device OEMs, retailers and other partners globally. He has extensive business development background at a number of wireless and mobile startups, with a record of creative deal-making and revenue generation.
Gert-Jan joins Lookout with more than twenty years experience in leading security and network software businesses throughout EMEA. At Lookout, Gert-Jan helms the company’s continued growth in the region including establishing new channels and strengthening carrier partnerships for consumer and enterprise businesses alike. Most recently, Gert-Jan joins Lookout from Intel Security (formerly McAfee) where as President of EMEA he turned around the business to be the company’s top performing region. Previously, Gert-Jan was Senior Vice President of EMEA at Juniper Networks where he managed 900 employees throughout the region and grew revenues from $600 million to $1.2 billion over three years.
As Vice President of Product at Lookout, David Richardson is responsible for developing and delivering cutting edge AI-based security solutions to protect individuals and enterprises from cyber threats. David took this expanded role after 11 years of service to Lookout in a variety of roles throughout engineering, product management and product strategy; most recently leading all enterprise product lines. David has been hacking on mobile devices since the early days of Palm and Windows Mobile. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences discussing new threat vectors he has discovered to attack Android and iOS devices. David has over 50 patents issued, most pertaining to finding novel ways to secure mobile devices. In his free time, David is an avid karaoke singer and board game enthusiast.
Sundaram brings more than 20 years of network and security product development experience to Lookout. As CTO and Head of Engineering for SASE products at Lookout, he is responsible for SASE cloud service, product vision and development. He joined Lookout through acquisition of CipherCloud, Inc. where he was the CTO and Head of Engineering and Product organizations. He joined CipherCloud through acquisition of Anicut Systems, the company he founded and lead as CEO to build Next-Gen Firewall-as-a-Service to help detect breaches with advanced ML. Prior to starting Anicut Systems, Sundaram was a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks. Before that, he was a Software Architect at Blue Coat Systems (now Broadcom) and there he architected and delivered Secure Web Gateway (SWG)-as-a-Service. He has a successful track record of delivering multiple innovative first-to-market and market-leading security products, as well as building global engineering teams. Sundaram holds multiple patents in the space. He received a MS from the National University of Singapore in CIS with specialization in networking and cryptography, as well as a BE in Electrical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (NIT) Trichy, India.
Executive Vice President, Product and Strategy, SASE
Pravin is a security visionary who has pioneered a number of innovative security solutions during his 25+ years of founding industry-leading and first-mover security companies. His companies were Category Creators for SIEM (in 2000), IT-GRC (2005), Cloud Encryption (2010) and CASB (2010) . Pravin was the Founder & CEO of CipherCloud, which was acquired by Lookout in March 2021. Previously, he was the Founder of RiskVision, a leading Security Risk Management company, and Cofounder of ArcSight, which dominated the SIEM market and was acquired by HP for $1.6 Billion. Pravin holds dozens of patents in security technologies and is the inventor behind CipherCloud’s groundbreaking CASB & SASE technologies. Pravin holds an MS degree in Computer Science from IIT-B. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Charter Member of TiE, a global organization dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship.
As the Chief Development Officer at Lookout, John has responsibility for all aspects of the product development and cloud operations, bringing 30 years of domain experience in platform technologies and a demonstrated track record of building high performance organizations. John joined Lookout in November 2014 and opened the Boston development center and built it ground up to more than 70 employees today. As VP Engineering, his role expanded to include responsibility for a global organization consisting of more than 100 employees across our San Francisco, Boston, Toronto and India offices. Previously, John served in various management and leadership roles at Nuance Communications, Juniper Networks and other market leading technology companies where he led product development for speech recognition and networking products. John received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Ma.
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.
Chief Operating Officer and 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.
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
Jim Dolce is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Lookout. He has been the founder of four successful technology companies and has held executive positions at both Juniper Networks, Inc. and Akamai Technologies, Inc. Jim joined Lookout in March 2014 to guide the cybersecurity company into its next stage of growth. That included re-architecting Lookout’s products, leadership, and workforce to serve large businesses and government agencies that seek to embrace the benefits of mobility without sacrificing security. In addition to his responsibilities at Lookout, Jim is a dedicated philanthropist. His Foundation supports education for groups that have historically been underserved in the STEM fields, including woman and students from low income areas, as well as programs providing essential services to veterans and military families. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Rhode Island.