ExtraHop Board of Directors

Bringing leadership and deep expertise to ExtraHop.

Matt McIlwain

Matt McIlwain is a Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group where he focuses on a broad range of software-driven companies. He currently serves on the boards of Apptio, ExtraHop, Skytap, Mixpo, PayScale, Smartsheet, and Isilon Systems (ISLN). He was on the boards of iConclude (acquired by Opsware), Farecast (acquired by Microsoft), Performant (acquired by Mercury Interactive), and World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena), and was actively involved with TeamOn Systems (acquired by Research in Motion).

Before joining Madrona in 2000, Matt was vice president of business process for the Genuine Parts Company (NYSE:GPC), a Fortune 250 company. He also was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, concentrating on strategy and marketing in technology and financial service industries, and worked in investment banking at CSFB. Matt is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master's in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

George Bischof

George Bischof joined Meritech as a Managing Director in 2008 and focuses primarily on software, enterprise infrastructure, digital media, and technology-enabled services companies. George has led or oversees the firm's investments in BigFix, Box.net, ExtraHop, Fusion-io, Model N, Springsource and Vantage Oncology.

Prior to Meritech, George spent eight years as a General Partner with Focus Ventures where his investments included: Crossbeam Systems, EqualLogic, Extricity, G-Log, Isilon Systems, QuinStreet and Wily Technology. Previously, George worked in Robertson Stephens' technology investment banking group for nine years where he led portions of the firm's eCommerce, software, and hardware/systems banking practices. George helped more than 60 companies raise over $4.5 billion in public equity offerings and private placement transactions. Notable clients included: BEA Systems, Bindview, Broadvision, Concur Technologies, Epiphany, Genesys Labs, i2 Technologies, JD Edwards, Peregrine Systems, Portal Software, QAD and Siebel Systems.

George holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mike Cote

Mike Cote is the president and CEO of Secureworks and a member of its Board of Directors. He has been serving as CEO since February 2002. He was the chairman from 2002 to 2011 through the acquisition by Dell in February of 2011. He has led the company through its growth and IPO from less than $1 million in annual revenue to over $500 million in fiscal 2019. It is now recognized as one of the leading security solutions providers in the world.

Prior to joining Secureworks, Mike held executive positions with Talus Solutions, a pricing and revenue management software firm acquired by Manugistics in 2000. Mike joined Talus from MSI Solutions, a web application development and systems integration company. In addition to other technology executive roles, Mike's early career included international assignments with KPMG. His leadership style is marked by open communication, high integrity, and a client-centric philosophy.

In addition to the ExtraHop Board, Mike serves on the board of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, the board of regents at Boston College and on the board of trustees at Marist School. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Business Executives for National Security. He is a graduate of Boston College with a double major in computer science and accounting.

John McAdam

John McAdam served as President and CEO of F5 Networks from 2000 to 2017, during which time he cemented the company's leadership in the application delivery controller market, increased annual revenue from $100 million to $2 billion, and earned F5 a spot on the S&P 500 stock index. McAdam currently serves on the F5 Networks Board of Directors and is a board member for Tableau Software and Nutanix.

Prior to joining F5, McAdam held management and executive positions at IBM and Sequent Computer Systems. Recognized as a leader in Seattle's technology community, McAdam has received numerous honors including Puget Sound Business Journal's 2013 Executive of the Year, and Seattle Business Magazine's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. McAdam earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Arif Kareem

Arif Kareem leads ExtraHop as the Chief Executive Officer, enabling the growth and driving execution of company strategy. Arif holds over 30 years of experience with technology companies formulating growth strategies, driving innovation, and building teams that deliver superior results.

Before joining ExtraHop, Arif served as President of Fluke Networks, a Danaher Company. Arif helped Fluke Networks, an industry leader in enterprise wide testing and monitoring, accelerate its growth through innovation and expansion of its product portfolio, sales force effectiveness, and acquisitions. Previously, Arif was Vice President and General Manager of Tektronix and Senior Vice President and General Manager at RadiSys.

He holds an MSEE degree from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Oregon.

Jesse Rothstein

Jesse Rothstein is co-founder, CTO and Chairman of the Board at ExtraHop Networks. Jesse's technical vision and expertise in enterprise networking provide ExtraHop with a competitive edge in the industry. With a world-class team of engineers behind him, Jesse is responsible for the technical direction and architecture of the ExtraHop platform.

Jesse co-founded ExtraHop after a six-year tenure at F5 Networks where he was a Senior Software Architect and co-inventor of the TMOS platform. Jesse was the architect and project lead for the BIG-IP v9 development effort and the technical lead for frameworks, clustering, and performance. Prior to F5, he worked in product development at Motive Communications and the Trilogy Development Group. Jesse specializes in designing and implementing high-performance networking products. Jesse holds bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Rice University.

Raja Mukerji

Raja Mukerji is the Chief Customer Officer (CCO) and co-founder at ExtraHop Networks where he is responsible for Customer Services, Systems Engineering, and Solutions Architecture. Raja drives customer success, leveraging his operational background in the financial-services industry.

Raja co-founded ExtraHop after a seven-year tenure at F5 Networks where he was a Senior Software Architect and co-inventor of the TMOS platform. He was one of the lead developers behind the BIG-IP v9 product and the major-accounts liaison for critical issues within Product Development. Prior to F5, Raja worked as a Technology Architect at Strong Capital Management. Raja is a renowned expert in application delivery and network protocols. He was involved in the FreeBSD project and contributed several enhancements to its TCP stack. Raja holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Dr. James Truchard (Advisory)

Dr. James Truchard is the co-founder and CEO of National Instruments. Under his leadership, National Instruments has pioneered the development of virtual-instrumentation software and hardware that has revolutionized the way engineers approach measurement and automation applications. Dr. James Truchard also is a recognized industry leader. In 2007, he was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering, widely considered to be the highest honor given in the engineering profession.

In 2002, a leading electronics publication,Electronic Design, inducted Truchard into its Engineering Hall of Fame and in 2001, a global market consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan, honored him as the CEO of the Year for the test and measurement industry. In addition, Worth magazine named him one of the best CEOs for three consecutive years, emphasizing his focus on long-term growth and innovation. Before founding NI, Truchard worked as managing director of the acoustical measurements division at Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin. Truchard holds a doctorate in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Physics, all from The University of Texas at Austin.


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