Management Team

The Brightest Minds from Both the Wireless Industry
and the Internet Software Industry

  • Jahangir MohammedFounder and CEO

    Jahangir is an entrepreneur. His passion is building awesome teams, creating massive customer success and growing long-term shareholder value. Prior to Jasper he founded Kineto, and worked at Bell Labs.

  • Rajat BahriChief Financial Officer

    Rajat has served as our chief financial officer since 2013.  Prior to Jasper, he served as Trimble Navigation's chief financial officer.  Rajat’s business experience includes 15 years within the financial organization of Kraft Foods, Inc. and General Foods Corporation, including service as the chief financial officer for Kraft Canada, Inc., chief financial officer of Kraft Pizza Company, and operations controller for Kraft Jacobs Suchard Europe.

    Rajat holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Delhi and an M.B.A. from Duke University. In 2005, he was elected to the board of STEC, Inc., a memory storage manufacturer.

  • Scott BarkleyVice President - Products

    Scott has been leading our product organization since 2005, bringing years of enterprise software application experience. Before Jasper, Scott spent several years in product, marketing and sales leadership positions at Siebel Systems. Prior to Siebel, Scott served Business Development and Operations roles for several software and financial organizations.  

    Scott holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business where he was a Wade Fetzer Scholar.

  • Daniel CollinsChief Technology Officer - Wireless, Co-Founder

    Since co-founding Jasper in 2004, Daniel has been responsible for Jasper’s wireless technologies and integration with network operators. Daniel has worked in the communications industry for more than 25 years, beginning his career at Ericsson, and was instrumental in bringing 3GPP technologies from Europe to North America. Daniel spent several years as a consultant on wireless and IP technologies to numerous mobile operators, including serving AT&T Wireless as Chief Network Architect.  Prior to Jasper, Daniel worked at Alcatel North America as VP, Fixed Mobile Convergence. 

    Daniel is author of “Carrier Grade Voice over IP” and co-author of “3G Wireless Networks”, both published by McGraw-Hill.  

    Daniel holds a B.Eng degree from University College Cork, Ireland.

  • Amit GuptaChief Technology Officer – Software, Co-Founder

    Since helping launch Jasper in 2004, Amit has been responsible for Jasper's software technologies. Prior to Jasper, Amit served as a chief technology officer (and on the Board of Directors) at Andale - the leading providers of services for sellers on eBay and other marketplaces; and at Sun Labs, where his work focused on computer networks and distributed systems.

    Amit holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley and BTech in Computer Science from IIT, Delhi.

  • Cliff JohnsonSenior Vice President – Operations

    Cliff joined Jasper in 2014, providing service operations leadership, with over 30 years of telecommunications experience. Prior to Jasper, Cliff was Vice President and Head of Customer Support Operations at Ericsson. Cliff’s organization supported all North American customers including: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Comcast and Rogers. Previously, Cliff held Executive and Senior Management positions at Alcatel, Spatial Wireless (acquired by Alcatel), Coyote Technologies and DSC Communications, as well as Software Engineering positions at Ericsson and NEC America early in his career.

    Cliff holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from DeVry University and an M.B.A. in Engineering Management from the University of Dallas.

  • Ken LaversinGlobal Vice President, Sales

    Ken joined Jasper in 2013 and is responsible for sales worldwide. Ken came to Jasper from Oracle where he held various software-as-a-service and enterprise software sales leadership roles.  Prior to Jasper, Ken served as Vice President of North American Sales for Oracle’s BSS/OSS software division, leading a team focused on selling complex software solutions to the Communication Service Provider market. Prior to Oracle, Ken worked at Siebel Systems from 1999-2005 in both domestic and international sales leadership and alliances roles.

    Ken holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona in Political Science and Economics. 

  • Jack McGwireChief Information Officer

    Jack has been a leading Information Technology and Operations at Jasper since 2005.  He brings over 20 years of experience managing mission critical applications and systems.   Prior to Jasper, Jack held operations leadership roles at eBay, where he led the redevelopment of eBay's operations and technology to establish scalability and reliability and Open Harbor, now part of Aptean, Jack also held IT executive positions in semiconductor companies such as AMD and VLSI Technology with a special emphasis on highly reliable factory automation.

    Jack holds a B.SE. degree from Princeton University.

  • Macario NamieVice President - Marketing

    Macario has led marketing at Jasper since 2007, with over 15 years in marketing Software-as-a-Service enterprise applications.  Prior to Jasper, Macario led Worldwide Product Marketing at WebEx, the leader in on-demand collaborative solutions, where he was responsible for solution definition and execution of go to market plans for the entire WebEx product portfolio. Macario also held senior marketing roles at ePeople and Lycos and formed his own company. 

    Macario holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Julian OngChief Legal Officer and Secretary

    Julian oversees all legal matters of the company, having joined Jasper in 2014.  Before Jasper, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Responsys, where he built out that company’s legal function, helped take it public, and oversaw its acquisition by Oracle Corporation. Julian was also Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at SuccessFactors where he built out that company’s legal function and helped take it public.  He also served as Deputy General Counsel at salesforce.com and helped take it public, and was an associate in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

    Julian holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and received his law degree from UC Berkeley, School of Law. He is also a registered patent attorney and a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

  • Cindy PattersonChief Revenue Officer

    Cindy has been leading revenue generation for Jasper since 2007, having brought 20 years of experience in the mobile industry.  Before Jasper, she held senior leadership roles at Verizon Wireless, including building the U.S. Enterprise Data sales channels team and leading the Central Texas market.  She also led EMEA and Latin American market entry for GTE-TSI (now Syniverse) and Marketing for GTE Wireless, after several years in product management and global sales at Motorola. 

    Cindy holds a B.A. in business administration from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from DePaul University - Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

  • Jill SpringerVice President - Human Resources

    Jill Springer joined Jasper in 2014, overseeing human resources and talent acquisition. Over the past 25 years Jill has worked with companies in commercial, technical, and consumer businesses in the United States and around the world. She's known for her well-grounded, clear, straightforward, and operationally focused plans in support of business strategies.

    Jill has provided executive leadership for numerous startups and small to mid-size pre-public and public companies on acquisitions and mergers, strategic planning, Human Resources operations, succession planning, and executive development. Jill has established a proven track record designing, implementing, and leading programs and processes for companies that include: Apple computer, Applied Materials, Infineon, KLA-Tencor, TSMC, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

    Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Illinois State University.

  • Hatim TyabjiChairman

    Hatim Tyabji is a distinguished executive with an exceptional record. Hatim currently serves as Chairman of Jasper and Chairman of Best Buy. He is also on the boards of Touch Networks (Australia) and the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. Previously, he was Executive Chairman of Bytemobile and Chairman and CEO of VeriFone (NYSE), where he grew market capitalization from $30M to $1.5B, and later served as Chairman of Datacard Group. Prior to joining Bytemobile, Hatim was founding Chairman and CEO of Saraide, driving the convergence of the Internet and wireless telecommunications. Earlier, he held several positions at Sperry Corporation, the last being President, Information Systems — the number-three position in the 77,000-person company.

    Hatim holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A. in International Business. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the State University of New York. In 2007, he published Husband, Wife & Company: An Honest Perspective on Success in Life and Work, a book on the complex interrelationships between family and career.

  • Steven T. (Terry) ClontzSenior Executive VP, Singapore Technologies Telemedia

    Terry Clontz is a veteran in the telecoms industry with more than 40 years of experience, including 25 years working internationally. He is currently Senior Executive VP at Singapore Technologies Telemedia, a strategic investor in Info-communications businesses. Prior to STT Terry served as CEO at StarHub, a startup that grew to become the second largest telecommunications company in Singapore during his 11 year tenure. Before StarHub Terry was CEO and President of New York based IPC Information Systems Inc., a global leader in specialized voice trading systems for the financial industry. Earlier he held several senior executive positions at BellSouth’s International Group after beginning his career as an engineer at Southern Bell, BellSouth’s parent company.

    In addition to serving on the Jasper board, Terry is the non-executive chairman of InterDigital Communications Corporation, and a non-executive Director on the boards of StarHub, Equinix, and Level 3.

    Mr. Clontz earned his bachelor’s degree in physics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

  • Bruce DunlevieGeneral Partner, Benchmark

    Bruce is a seasoned veteran of venture capital with more than 20 years experience in high-tech investing. Since May 1995, Bruce has been a General Partner of Benchmark, a venture capital firm. Bruce has served as a member of the board of directors of ServiceSource International, Inc., a service support provider, since December 2004. Bruce previously served as a member of the board of directors of Rambus Inc., a technology licensing company, from March 1990 to June 2011, and as a member of the board of directors at Palm, Inc., a provider of mobile products, from October 2003 to October 2007. 

    Bruce holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar; and a BA from Rice University.

  • Troy FukumutoManaging Director of Private Equity and Venture Capital within AllianceBernstein’s Alternative Investment Management Group

    Troy Fukumoto is the Managing Director of Private Equity and Venture Capital within AllianceBernstein’s Alternative Investment Management Group. The group manages over $8 billion of private equity and hedge fund investments. Troy manages partnership investments in buyout, growth equity, distressed, venture capital, secondaries, direct investments and co-investments.

    With over 20 years of investment and operating experience, Troy has served as a board director or observer for over 20 companies and has served as an advisory committee member for 15 private equity partnerships. He has managed over 50 direct investments and dozens of private equity partnership investments.

    Troy has been responsible for investments in a number of leading technology, digital media, life science, and cleantech companies. Earlier, he led teams building mission critical satellites. He held both project management and line management positions, and focused on custom designed spread spectrum demodulators and digital processing systems.

    Troy holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

  • Gaurav GargDirector

    Gaurav Garg serves on a number of private company boards including Ruckus Wireless, Jasper, FireEye, MobileIron, Shape Security, and Instart. He was a board member at Netscaler (acquired by Citrix), and was deeply involved with Sequoia’s investments in Aruba (Nasdaq: ARUN), Jawbone, and Ring Central.

    Gaurav was a Partner at Sequoia Capital from 2001 to 2010, and a Special Limited Partner from 2010-2012. Prior to Sequoia, he was a founder, board member, and Senior Vice President of Product Management at Redback Networks (Nasdaq: RBAK). Gaurav holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Computer Science, all from Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Mohan Gyaniformer President and CEO, AT&T Wireless Mobility Group

    Mohan is a wireless industry veteran. Mohan was the former President and CEO of AT&T Wireless Mobility Group. He has played key roles in the $1.6 Billion IPO of AirTouch in 1993 and the $10.6 Billion IPO of AT&T Wireless in 2000. Mohan led AT&T Wireless domestic voice and data mobility businesses, focusing on completing the expansion of the company’s footprint across the U.S. and accelerating growth, particularly in the wireless data business. He was instrumental in helping produce industry pacesetting growth in subscribers and revenue while improving profitability and evolving the business to mainstream next generation technology. Following the merger of Vodafone and AirTouch, Mohan was the head of Strategy and Corporate Development and served on the Board of Directors for Vodafone AirTouch PLC. Prior to the merger, Mohan was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AirTouch.

    Mohan also serves on the boards of directors of Ruckus WIreless, Audience, Inc., Keynote Systems, Inc., Safeway, Inc., Union Bank, N.A. and other private companies. 

  • Jahangir MohammedFounder and CEO

    Jahangir is an entrepreneur. His passion is building awesome teams, creating massive customer success and growing long-term shareholder value. Prior to Jasper he founded Kineto, and worked at Bell Labs.

  • Antonio Viana-Baptistaformer Chairman and CEO, Telefónica Moviles and Telefónica International

    Mr. Viana-Baptista has held Chief Executive roles at Telefónica since 1998 including General Manager, CEO, Telefónica Spain; Chairman and CEO, Telefónica Moviles and Telefónica International. He held previous positions with Banco Portugues de Investimento as Executive Director and with McKinsey & Company as Principal Director, Madrid, Spain and Lisbon. Mr. Viana-Baptista is currently a Director of several luminary companies, including: Research in Motion (Canada), SA (Brazil) and NH Hoteles (Spain). Mr. Viana-Baptista has a Masters degree in Economics from the Universidade Catolica Lisbon, Portugal and a Masters of Business Administration, Honors and Distinction, from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.