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Meet our management team

Jesper Andersen

President and Chief Executive Officer

A Seasoned Networking and Software Industry Executive With a Track Record of Building Large Businesses, Jesper Is the Leader of Infoblox, Responsible for the Company’s Continuing Growth and Innovation. Prior to Joining Infoblox in December 2014, He Served in a Number of Roles at Cisco Systems, Including Senior Vice President for Network Management. Previously, He Held Senior Management Positions at Oracle, Peoplesoft, Pivotal Software and Computer Resources International.

Brad Bell

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Bell is a veteran technology executive with over 25 years of experience leading global organizations in the high-tech industry. Prior to Infoblox, he led the Global Infrastructure and Service Management/Support function at Microsoft. His span of responsibility included overseeing WW Network, Azure cloud migrations, Service Management and Help Desk, Tools development, Large Data Visualization, Applications Support and Acquisition integration. Prior to Microsoft, Bell was the CIO for Sonos Inc. He also spent 17 years at Cisco leading various global infrastructure teams with progressively broader leadership responsibility including driving Consulting Services and WebEx Customer Success. Bell holds a BS degree in Finance from California State University, Sacramento and completed the Technology Leader Program from Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education.

Padmini Kao

Senior Vice President of Engineering, Manufacturing and Cloud Operations

Padmini has a strong network security background and brings over 20 years of extensive experience in leadership engineering management roles, building and leading global teams. She is responsible for driving Infoblox’s technology strategy and executing the company’s technology innovations and product development. Padmini started her Infoblox career eight years ago as senior director of engineering and has been instrumental building a modern cloud-native architecture and reshaping DDI and security for cloud-first deployments.She previously held engineering management roles at STEC and Blue Coat Systems (now Broadcom). She holds a Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

Hoke Horne

EVP and Chief Financial Officer

An experienced Finance executive in the software industry, Hoke leads Infoblox’s Finance, Legal and Procurement functions. Before joining Infoblox in February 2018, he was CFO of Digital River. Prior experience includes divisional CFO roles at Groupon, Juniper Networks and Microsoft, as well as being a consultant with McKinsey and Accenture. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Virginia, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Carolyn Gracey

Senior Vice President, People and Places

Carolyn leads Infoblox’s team of recruitment, compensation, professional development, business partners, benefits, community relations and facilities management professionals. She brings over 25 years of related experience to this role.

She joined Infoblox from MetricStream, where she led HR and EMEA operations—from systems to compensation to performance management—with a focus on designing processes to scale, ensuring cultural alignment, and building a global delivery model for HR programs and systems. As VP of HR at ShoreTel, she was a member of the Executive team and counseled executives through an IPO and led M&A integration of two successful cloud acquisitions.

Carolyn is known for building strong relationships, designing innovative programs, and inspiring loyalty and engagement.

Mitch Breen

Chief Revenue Officer

Mitch leads the company’s growth strategy across a global organization encompassing field sales, field engineering, support, professional services, operations, inside sales, renewals and enablement. He joins Infoblox from Big Switch Networks, a leader in Software Defined Networks, which he positioned for acquisition by Arista Networks. Prior to joining Big Switch, Mitch served as SVP of Global Sales for Plexxi Networks, and SVP of Global Sales for SimpliVity, both of which were acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Mitch also served as SVP of Sales for North America for Oracle and had a long stint at EMC where he was one of the key architects of the highly regarded sales culture known for driving high performance and overachievement. His roles included running Sales for EMC’s Americas Go-To market organization, SVP of Global Channels and Alliances and SVP of Mid-range Storage Sales.

Brad Rinklin

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

A diverse marketing leader with expertise in building and scaling world-class overachieving teams within large enterprise and hyper-growth organizations. Prior to Infoblox, Brad was the global marketing leader for VMware’s security division, VMware Carbon Black, he reinvented marketing within FinTech market leader, Eze Software (SS&C), and was a key member of Akamai’s Global Sales, Services, and Marketing leadership team for 16 years, serving as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer for 9 years and SVP of Global Partner Sales for 6 years. He has held pre-sales, sales, sales leadership and marketing roles in the technology industry for 28 years.

Kanaiya Vasani

Executive Vice President, Products and Corporate Development

Kanaiya is an executive leader with a proven track record of bringing new technology to market as well as managing large businesses and product P&Ls. He leads product management, product & technical marketing, corporate development and business development for Infoblox. Prior to Infoblox, Kanaiya held several senior leadership roles at Juniper Networks including Corporate VP for Business and Corporate Development and VP of Product Management for Juniper’s core routing business. He has extensive experience in software, networking and telecom, and has previously served in senior management positions at Terayon, Lantern Communications, ADC Telecom, and Network Systems Corp. He holds Masters degrees in Management of Technology and Computer Science from University of Minnesota.

Cricket Liu

Chief DNS Architect

Cricket is one of the world’s leading experts on the Domain Name System (DNS), and serves as the liaison between Infoblox and the DNS community. Before joining Infoblox, he founded an Internet consulting and training company, Acme Byte & Wire, after running the domain at Hewlett-Packard. Cricket is a prolific speaker and author, having written a number of books including “DNS and BIND,” one of the most widely used references in the field, now in its fifth edition.

Liza Burns

Vice President, Business Operations

Liza is responsible for business operations at Infoblox and leads long range planning as well as management of key cross-functional business processes, including the coordination and management of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) across the executive team. She brings more than 20 years of general management experience to this role. Prior to joining Infoblox she led Product Operations for Cisco’s Cloud and Virtualization Group. Previously, she was SVP of International Markets at Qwest Communications and held senior leadership positions in a variety of functions including Marketing, Sales, Product Management, and Finance at Qwest and AT&T. Liza is a Sloan Fellow from Stanford University with an MS in Management, and also holds an MBA from Rutgers University and a BS in Bio-Chemistry from Pepperdine University.

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