Our mission is to enable every organization to realize
a future without high-profile breaches.

Management

Founded in 2013 by successful security industry pros, Illumio started with the mission that security should be the enabler — not the roadblock — to agile computing in both traditional data centers and public clouds. To build the most comprehensive and continuous security platform for the world’s most demanding organizations, our management team was recruited from industry leaders in the security and computing world including Cisco, Juniper, VMware, Nicira, McAfee, Fortify, and Riverbed. They bring with them the knowledge and well-earned track record to make Illumio the new foundation for cloud and data center security.
 

ANDREW RUBIN

chief executive officer and co-founder
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As chief executive officer and co-founder of Illumio, Andrew is responsible for the overall strategy and vision of the company. With deep expertise in segmentation, network security and regulatory and compliance management, Andrew is a frequent participant in panels, articles and podcasts for leading industry events and publications. Goldman Sachs has named Andrew as one of the "100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs" each year since 2015 as part of its Builders & Innovators program.

Prior to Illumio, Andrew was President and head of Worldwide Field Operations at Cymtec, a leader in the Intrusion Detection market.  Andrew graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Finance. While at Washington University, he was the first undergraduate student to win the Olin Cup, a business plan competition through the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Andrew now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.

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Prior to Illumio, Andrew was President and head of Worldwide Field Operations at Cymtec, a leader in the Intrusion Detection market.  Andrew graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a BSBA in Finance. While at Washington University, he was the first undergraduate student to win the Olin Cup, a business plan competition through the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Andrew now lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.

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PJ KIRNER

chief technology officer and co-founder
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As chief technology officer and co-founder, PJ is responsible for Illumio’s technology vision and platform architecture. PJ has 20 years of experience in engineering, with a focus on addressing the complexities of data centers. Prior to Illumio, PJ was CTO at Cymtec. He also held several roles at Juniper Networks, including distinguished engineer focused on advancing Juniper’s network security and layer 4-7 services plane. PJ graduated with honors from Cornell University.

EMILY COUEY

senior vice president of people
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As senior vice president of People, Emily is focused on talent acquisition and the employee experience. Prior to Illumio, Emily was vice president of People at Eventbrite and held leadership positions at Genomic Health. Emily has spent 16 years in the Valley focused on building companies from early stage to mid-market with cultures that are globally recognized and considered a key competitive advantage. Emily received a BS in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources from Chico State and holds an SPHR certification.

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SCOTT DOWNIE

senior vice president of support and services
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As senior vice president of Support and Services, Scott is responsible for leading Illumio’s customer experience and implementation engagements. Previously, Scott built the support organization at Riverbed, where he grew revenue from $10 million to more than $400 million, operating a 24/7, global, follow-the-sun environment that supported a range of products from consumer-level software downloads to software and hardware appliances for 90 percent of the global 100 enterprises.

Prior to Riverbed, Scott was with Intransa, where he served as vice president of Client Advocacy, and Luminous Networks, where he was vice president of Customer Service. Scott studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Prior to Riverbed, Scott was with Intransa, where he served as vice president of Client Advocacy, and Luminous Networks, where he was vice president of Customer Service. Scott studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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MATTHEW GLENN

senior vice president of product management
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As senior vice president of Product Management, Matt is responsible for Illumio’s product lines and product strategy. Prior to Illumio, he was vice president of Product Management for the Network Security business unit at McAfee, supporting its Firewall, Intrusion Detection System, Email Security, Web Security, Data Loss and Prevention, and Identity product lines. Before McAfee, Matt was founder and CEO of PlantSense, an Internet of Things start-up that created the EasyBloom Plant Sensor, whose sensor technology was sold to Parrot SA.

Before starting EasyBloom, he worked at Cisco Systems—after its acquisition of Airespace—where he ran Product Management and grew the organization’s revenue from zero to a billion dollar run rate. Matt previously worked at Xircom (IPO), Xylan (IPO), and Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel). Matt studied English and Computer Information Systems at Humboldt State University.

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Before starting EasyBloom, he worked at Cisco Systems—after its acquisition of Airespace—where he ran Product Management and grew the organization’s revenue from zero to a billion dollar run rate. Matt previously worked at Xircom (IPO), Xylan (IPO), and Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel). Matt studied English and Computer Information Systems at Humboldt State University.

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JIM LOVE

chief revenue officer
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As Chief Revenue Officer, Jim is responsible for maintaining and growing revenue. Prior to joining Illumio, Jim was President of Arxan Technologies, growing annual revenues almost 500% and leading to an acquisition by TPG. Previously, he was SVP at Imperva, helping growing revenues 300% to approximately $300M while maintaining high customer satisfaction NPS scores. Jim graduated with honors with an MBA in Finance from Texas A&M University system. He lives outside of Dallas, Texas with his wife and two daughters.

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ANUP SINGH

chief financial officer
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As chief financial officer at Illumio, Anup is responsible for Illumio’s financial, legal, IT, and business strategies. He brings over 25 years of experience leading global growth and financial operations in the technology industry.

Prior to Illumio, Anup was EVP and CFO of Anaplan, an enterprise cloud planning software company. Previously, Anup was CFO of Nimble Storage, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2013 and acquisition by HPE. Before Nimble, Anup served as CFO at Clearwell Systems (acquired by Symantec) and CFO at Warranty Corporation of America (an Asurion company).

Anup has been recognized as CFO of the Year by both Financial Executives International (FEI) and FEI Silicon Valley in 2017-18 and Finalist for the Bay Area CFO of the Year in 2014. He holds BA and MA Honors degrees in Economics and Management Science from Cambridge University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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Anup has been recognized as CFO of the Year by both Financial Executives International (FEI) and FEI Silicon Valley in 2017-18 and Finalist for the Bay Area CFO of the Year in 2014. He holds BA and MA Honors degrees in Economics and Management Science from Cambridge University, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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BEN VERGHESE

senior vice president of engineering
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As senior vice president of Engineering, Ben leads the team that delivers Illumio’s products. Prior to Illumio, Ben was vice president of Engineering and chief management architect at VMware. During his 13-year tenure at VMware, he was part of the ESX Server product founding team, led and delivered the VirtualCenter product from its inception, and led a number of the company’s strategic engineering initiatives.

In his career, Ben has spanned product development and research in networking, operating systems, and computer architecture at HP, Apollo Computers, DEC Research, and Compaq. Ben has a BS from IIT Madras, an MS from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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In his career, Ben has spanned product development and research in networking, operating systems, and computer architecture at HP, Apollo Computers, DEC Research, and Compaq. Ben has a BS from IIT Madras, an MS from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University.

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