Our executive staff has years of senior management experience in IT software (just check out their LinkedIn profiles). They are industry experts with extensive experience and work really hard—traveling the world a good portion of their time—to make sure that every Ivanti customer and employee knows they’re part of a team that is changing the IT world.
Experience and expertise
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of Ivanti, Jeff oversees all aspects of the company’s growth strategy and direction. Before becoming CEO of Ivanti in October 2021, Jeff was Ivanti’s President since January 2020. Jeff has over 25 years of experience working for enterprise software and services companies, including Accenture, Oracle, and Infor. Jeff holds degrees from the University of Tennessee and Georgia State University. He sits on the National Alumni Board at the University of Tennessee, and has previously held board positions with the Georgia Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Posse’ Foundation.
Chief Financial Officer
Rick will be responsible for Ivanti’s strategy to achieve Financial Excellence and will oversee all aspects of the Finance and Facilities teams. Rick has a proven track record of helping organizations drive growth, minimize financial risks, and implement financial risks and controls.
Rick comes to Ivanti with more than 20 years of private equity-backed accounting experience and has a track record of generating incremental enterprise value for companies in both high growth and restructuring environments. He has held the CFO role at numerous companies including: RentPath, Symphony Health Solutions and DecisionOne Corp.
Rick has a Master of Science in Taxation, University of Hartford and a B.S. in accounting, from University of Connecticut.
President & Chief Product Officer
Nayaki Nayyar is the President and Chief Product Officer at Ivanti. She is responsible for driving Ivanti’s next generation innovation in Cybersecurity, Robotic Automation, Endpoint and Edge Device Management, and Enterprise Service Management.
Prior to joining Ivanti, Nayaki was President of the Digital Service and Operations Management Business Unit at BMC Software, Inc., where she led BMC’s evolution into the cognitive era with launch and growth of the BMC Helix suite. Nayaki also served as General Manager of SAP’s Internet of Things division and held senior leadership positions in corporate strategy and SAP’s cloud unit. She was senior vice president of SAP’s cloud for customer engagement business unit, where she drove significant growth in the company’s cloud, CRM, and mobile business units. Nayaki gained tremendous industry experience during her early years at Shell and Valero.
Nayaki currently serves on the board of Veritone, a leading provider of artificial intelligence technology solutions and on the board of Corteva, Inc.. a publicly traded agriscience company. She holds a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Osmania University (India) and an M.S. in computer science from the University of Houston, and she is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Dennis is the Chief Operating Officer for Ivanti responsible for overall business operations including sales, marketing and operations organizations.
Dennis brings decades of experience to Ivanti including delivering sales growth, integrating acquisitions all while achieving operational excellence through innovation and cultural transformations. Also, he brings strong channel experience that will accelerate the momentum with Ivanti’s Partner Program.
Dennis has served in leadership roles at Avaya and CA Technologies, where he led organizations such as global sales, global channel sales and strategy, sales operations and business transformation to deliver a next generation portfolio strategy.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, International Sales
Helen Masters is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of International Sales at Ivanti.
Helen is a veteran sales leader with more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive and strategic consultant in enterprise software solutions. She works closely with her teams and customers to understand specific pain points and deliver results. Previously, Helen has held strategic sales positions for CA, SAP, Infor and Cisco Systems.
She holds a BA in Economics from Macquarie University.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, America's Sales
Cyrus is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of America's Sales at Ivanti and is responsible for leading the core sales organization.
Cyrus joined Ivanti in 2016 and has been influential in shaping Ivanti’s sales organization, all with a focus on the customer. Previous to Ivanti, Cyrus served as the Vice President of Digital Commerce Solutions at Pitney Bowes Software and Vice President of Enterprise Sustainability Solutions at Infor.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marshall University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Melissa is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Ivanti and is responsible for Ivanti’s global marketing function.
Melissa brings decades of experience to Ivanti with a strong track record of fueling growth through a customer-centric approach and integrating marketing strategies for acquired companies. She was most recently senior vice president and CMO at Avid. Prior to this role, Melissa also held CMO and marketing leadership positions with Optanix, Progress, Iron Mountain and Infor.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and psychology from Franklin Pierce University.
Senior Vice President of Global Operations
Jason is the senior vice president of global operations at Ivanti, where he is responsible for leading sales, services, and marketing and development operations teams, as well as the project management office. He joined Ivanti following Ivanti’s acquisition of Pulse Secure, a mobile security company, in December of 2020.
Jason has more than 15 years of experience in the software industry and has held various leadership positions in sales, marketing, business development, and global management. Prior to joining Ivanti in 2021, he was senior vice president of worldwide operations at Pulse Secure, where he was responsible for managing global operations. Prior to Pulse Secure, he was manager of global alliances for Oracle’s worldwide alliances and channels, where he was responsible for managing relationships with global ISVs that helped drive $100 million in revenue. He began his career at Sun Microsystems, where he oversaw the partner program and was responsible for the technology adoption and go to market strategy with EMEA partners.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from San Jose State University.
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Kristen is SVP and head of Global HR, responsible for all aspects of Ivanti’s HR organization strategy. Her focus is on recruiting, retaining and developing Ivanti talent in line with the Company’s Mission and Core Values. Kristen aims to drive Ivanti’s growth and success through productive partnerships, flexible attitudes and informed insights.
Kristen joined Ivanti in January 2020. She previously had spent 15 years at Infor where she was Sr. Director, HR. Earlier in her career she held HR positions at nVisia and First Data ISG. Kristen has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minor in English from Clark University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel
Brooke manages Ivanti’s global legal department and advises the company on a wide range of legal and business affairs.
Brooke joined Ivanti in 2017 as Senior Counsel, working her way up to the department by overseeing global sales transactions and managing licensing, litigation, privacy, security, employment issues, facilities and other pressing matters for the international team. Prior to Ivanti, Brooke was a managing partner at Manning Curtis Bradshaw & Bednar, representing public and private companies in a variety of business and commercial disputes.
Brooke received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah and holds a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.