The Arxan executive management team is made up of seasoned professionals, with a long track record of proven success. The management team is well poised to drive Arxan's mission to provide advanced software security technology to the market place and superior customer satisfaction. As part of their mission, Arxan's executives also engage in evangelizing the significance of software-based security technology that minimizes risk and maximizes profitability.
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Michael Dager joined Arxan as Chief Executive Officer in May 2006. Mr. Dager has over 27 years of experience in senior level positions at leading technology companies. He came to Arxan from Worksoft, a leading provider of automated enterprise testing solutions, where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Worksoft, he was president and CEO of OSE Systems Inc.(ENEA.ST), growing the company from a startup in 1997 to the number two embedded operating system supplier in 2001 with a stock market valuation of over $1 billion. Before OSE Systems, Mr. Dager held senior sales management positions at Pure Software (RATL) for many years helping raise the market valuation of the company from start-up level to over $1 billion. During his tenure at Pure the company completed one of the most successful IPOs of 1995. The company was later acquired by Rational Software. He began his career at Texas Instruments in the semiconductor division after earning a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Channels
Tom van Gorder has more than 20 years of experience in senior level sales and business development positions at leading technology and information publishing companies. Most recently, he was Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Alliances for Macrovision Corporation, the market leader in content protection, software licensing and installation and digital rights management technologies. Prior to Macrovision, van Gorder was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Current Analysis. Prior to his role at Current Analysis, van Gorder held senior vice president of sales positions for InPhonic Inc. and VeriSign Inc. Mr. van Gorder holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and an Executive Masters of General Management Degree in Marketing and Information Management Systems from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park.
Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Strategy
Jukka Alanen leads business development and corporate strategy for Arxan, including strategic alliances, technology and go-to-market/channel partnerships, industry ecosystem, as well as Arxan’s overall corporate strategy, new growth initiatives, and corporate development. Mr. Alanen has been building and leading growth businesses in apps, mobile, Internet, and security for over 15 years, spanning executive roles in Fortune 500 enterprises and high-growth start-ups. He authored the industry’s first-ever “State of Security in the App Economy” landmark study that revealed that nearly all top iOS and Android apps exist as hacked, rogue versions, raising the need for a new security paradigm to safeguard brand, data, IP, and revenues. Prior to Arxan, Mr. Alanen was Vice President of Business Development and Alliances for Symantec Corporation where he led the company's $900 million strategic partnerships portfolio and spearheaded Symantec’s expansion into several new markets and product categories. During his nearly 5 years with Symantec, he also served as the Head of Strategy, Business Development, and M&A for a $2 billion business unit and as the Head of Portfolio Product Management for Symantec's $4 billion Enterprise Product Group. Before Symantec, he was a top management consultant with McKinsey & Company for 6 years, leading growth, new product business-building, go-to-market, strategy, and M&A initiatives for high-tech companies and start-ups. Mr. Alanen holds a M.Sc. in Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology and a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Helsinki School of Economics.
Vice President Product Management
Vince Arneja brings over 20 years of experience in executive and senior level technical product/program management positions with the last 12 years focused on product management and strategy in the domains of mobile application, endpoint and network security. Mr. Arneja¹s responsibilities include leading product strategy, defining corporate product roadmaps, pricing and positioning. Mr. Arneja joined Arxan from Sigaba, a leading email encryption provider acquired by Proofpoint, where he was an executive leading Government and Commercial Product Management. Prior to Sigaba, he served in a variety of senior product and program management roles at various software companies where his leadership helped lead to mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Arneja started his career as a software developer and was part of an IPO after working towards a Bachelor's degree in CIS from Thomas Edison State College. He is also a graduate of various Executive Programs at University of California, Berkeley.
Chief Marketing Officer
Patrick joined Arxan in January 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Kehoe has over twenty years of experience building and managing sales and marketing capabilities for software, hardware, and service providers in the High Tech industry. Over the past three years, he held leadership positions at Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) - a global provider of communications software and services. Most recently he was responsible for North American marketing and partner business, where he oversaw the development of the strategic plan and drove Market Awareness, Pipeline Generation, and Sales results. Previously, he managed SEN’s Global Marketing Strategy, Intelligence, and Operations. Prior to SEN, Mr. Kehoe held positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and MarketBridge, a Sales and Marketing Professional Services Firm, where his clients included: IBM, SAP, Symantec, and VeriSign. Among other areas of focus, he was responsible for market expansion, new product marketing, digital marketing, and social media. Mr. Kehoe has a track record of success in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia, and has spoken at conferences and corporate events on a variety of sales and marketing topics. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University and a MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia.
Vice President Marketing
Jodi (Jyoti) Wadhwa joined Arxan in April 2007. Ms. Wadhwa has over 20 years marketing and management experience in technology companies, specializing in high growth corporate and entrepreneurial environments. She has been responsible for marketing strategy, demand generation, product marketing and partner programs, corporate positioning and communications across security, software, and critical infrastructure industries. Ms. Wadhwa comes to Arxan from Secure Software, a leader in application security software, where her contributions as Director of Corporate Marketing enhanced revenue growth that resulted in a successful acquisition. Her prior experience includes senior positions at Nortel Wireless, Plateau Systems, a global leader in talent management software and AboveNet, a premium provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions. Her notable accomplishments include leading cross-functional global teams to achieve accelerated market share growth in various prior positions. She holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Calgary and a Masters' of Business Administration in Finance and Information Systems from the University of British Columbia.
Vice President of Finance
Michael Kelley joined Arxan in 2007 and is responsible for Arxan's financial, legal, and HR operations. Mike has over 12 years of public and private technology experience working in the hi-tech sector. Mike's management experience includes finance and accounting leadership at Costar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) where he was an integral part of the mergers and acquisitions team which helped drive significant revenue growth. He also served in an accounting management role at Broadsoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) a world leading provider of VOIP technology. Mike holds an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland and a B.S. in Business Administration from Frostburg State University.