Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Ragy Thomas has been our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since founding Sprinklr in September 2009. Previously, Mr. Thomas held various positions with Epsilon, a division of Alliance Data Systems Corp. now owned by Publicis Groupe, where he was most recently the president of interactive services from September 2006 to June 2008. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Thomas was also the chief technology officer of Bigfoot Interactive, an email communications company acquired by Epsilon. Mr. Thomas earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Information Systems from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Computer Science Engineering degree from Pondicherry University in India.
Neeraj Agrawal has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2011. Mr. Agrawal is a General Partner at Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm where he has worked since August 2000. Mr. Agrawal serves on the board of directors of several private technology companies, including Amplitude, Inc., Braze, Inc. (formerly AppBoy, Inc.), Dataiku, Inc., Pendo, Inc., Tealium, Inc. and Workato, Inc. He was previously a member of the boards of directors of Bazaarvoice, Inc., Coupa Software Incorporated, Marketo, Inc. and Wayfair, Inc. Mr. Agrawal holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Agrawal is qualified to serve as a director based on his extensive business experience in the software and web services industries, his experience in venture capital and his service as a director of various public and private companies.
John Chambers has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2017. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of JC2 Ventures, a venture firm that he founded in January 2018. Previously, Mr. Chambers spent more than 25 years at Cisco Systems, Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to July 2015 and Executive Chairman from July 2015 until December 2017, and where he currently holds the title of Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Chambers is also the Chairman of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) and Global Ambassador of the French Tech, as appointed by President Emmanuel Macron of France. Mr. Chambers also currently serves on the board of directors of Bloom Energy Corporation. Mr. Chambers holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a J.D. from West Virginia University, as well as an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from Indiana University. We believe Mr. Chambers is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his significant experience in the international technology industry and related public sector roles, including his leadership of a multinational technology conglomerate.
Edwin Gillis has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2015. Mr. Gillis has also been a member of the board of directors of Teradyne, Inc. since October 2006, and he currently serves as audit committee chair. He previously served on the boards of directors of LogMeIn, Inc. from November 2007 to September 2020, Sophos Group PLC from October 2009 to September 2017 and Responsys, Inc. from March 2011 until it was acquired by Oracle Corporation in February 2014. His other board positions have included AppNexus, Bladelogic, EqualLogic, Endeca, Insidesales.com, Plex and Trizetto. Mr. Gillis has also held executive advisory and financial leadership roles at companies including Skype, Avaya Inc., Symantec Corporation (NortonLifeLock), Veritas Software Corporation, PTC Inc. and Lotus Development Corporation. He was also a certified public accountant and a partner at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Gillis received a B.A. in Government from Clark University, an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Gillis is qualified to serve as a director because of his financial and accounting expertise, as well as his extensive experience on public company boards of directors and as a senior executive of publicly held and private technology companies.
Matthew Jacobson has served as a member of our board of directors December 2014, and previously served as a board observer from April 2014 through December 2014. He is a Partner at ICONIQ Capital and a General Partner at ICONIQ Growth, an investment firm where he has worked since September 2013 and sits on the firm’s executive, management and investment committees. Mr. Jacobson currently serves on the board of directors of Datadog, Inc., a publicly traded cloud monitoring service provider, where he is chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the audit committee, and on the boards of directors of a number of private technology companies, including GitLab Inc., Collibra NV, BambooHR LLC, RealtimeBoard Inc. dba Miro, Orca Security Ltd, Braze, Inc. and Relativity ODA LLC. Prior to joining ICONIQ Capital, Mr. Jacobson held operating roles at Groupon and investing roles at Battery Ventures and Technology Crossover Ventures, and he was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Jacobson received his B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Jacobson is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the venture capital and technology industries.
Yvette Kanouff has served as a member of our board of directors since August of 2018. Ms. Kanouff has also been a Partner and the Chief Technology Officer of JC2 Ventures LLC since July 2019. She previously held various positions at Cisco Systems, Inc. from June 2014 to June 2019 and was most recently senior vice president and general manager of its service provider business. Prior to joining Cisco, Ms. Kanouff was executive Vice President of Corporate Engineering and Technology at Cablevision Systems Corporation (Altice), president of SeaChange International and director of interactive technologies at Time Warner Cable. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Central Florida. She has won numerous industry awards including the 2020 lifetime achievement Emmy for Engineering and Technology. We believe Ms. Kanouff is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because she has more than 20 years of service provider, media and software experience.
Eileen Schloss, has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2022. Ms. Schloss has served as an Operations Advisor to Advent International Corporation since December 2019. Prior to joining Advent, Ms. Schloss was the Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Real Estate for Medidata Solutions, Inc. from 2012 to March 2017. Ms. Schloss previously served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Rovi Corporation from 2007 to 2012, and as Vice President, Administration for Caspian Networks, Inc. from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Schloss currently serves on the boards of directors of Alteryx, Inc., where she is chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the compensation committee and CCC Intelligent Solutions, Inc. where she is chair of the compensation committee. Ms. Schloss holds a B.S. in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and an M.S. in Technology Management from Pepperdine University.
Tarim Wasim has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2020. Mr. Wasim is a Partner at Hellman & Friedman LLC where he focuses on the software, internet and services sectors. Mr. Wasim also serves as a member of the operating committee of Genesys Cloud Services and the boards of directors at Checkmarx Ltd. and Simplisafe, Inc. Mr Wasim previously served on the boards of directors of Renaissance Learning, Inc., Internet Brands, Inc. and AlixPartners, LLP. Prior to joining Hellman & Friedman in 2005, Mr. Wasim was employed by Bain Capital and worked as a consultant at Bain & Company. He received an A.B in Engineering from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Wasim contributes to our board of directors his extensive knowledge of the software sector as well as his experience serving as a director of multiple Hellman & Friedman portfolio companies.