Executive Leadership Team

With over 50 years of combined experience in technology innovation, the Wind River® Executive Leadership Team comprises some of the best minds in the industry.

Executive Leadership Team

Kevin Dallas
Kevin Dallas

President & Chief Executive Officer

Bryan LeBlanc
Bryan LeBlanc

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Finance & Administration

 
Terese Lam
Terese Lam

Chief People Officer

Jembaa Mai
Jembaa Mai

General Counsel

 
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Kevin Dallas

President & Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of experience driving digital innovation and growth at technology companies, Kevin Dallas is responsible for all aspects of the Wind River business globally.

He joined Wind River from Microsoft, where he most recently served as the corporate vice president for cloud and AI business development. At Microsoft, he led a team creating partnerships that enable the digital transformation of customers and partners across a range of industries including: connected/autonomous vehicles, industrial IoT, discrete manufacturing, retail, financial services, media and entertainment, and healthcare.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 1996, he held roles at NVIDIA Corporation and National Semiconductor (now Texas Instruments Inc.) in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East in roles that included microprocessor design, systems engineering, product management, and end-to-end business leadership. He currently serves as a director on the board of Align Technology, Inc. He holds a B.S.c. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

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Bryan LeBlanc

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Finance & Administration

Bryan LeBlanc oversees the company’s global financial strategy, operations, and corporate development. He brings to Wind River nearly three decades of extensive financial experience in small and large public high technology companies, offering deep expertise in M&A, cash management, equity/debt financing, and software revenue recognition.

Before joining Wind River, he was CFO of startup Spire Global Inc., a space to cloud analytics company. Prior to Spire, Bryan was CFO of Jive Software for nine years where he was instrumental in growing and scaling the company, as well as in efforts to launch the company’s initial public offering in 2011. Prior to Jive, he served in various finance positions of increasing responsibility at companies including Webtrends Inc., Mercury Interactive Corporation, and inSilicon Corporation. He holds an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from Santa Clara University and an undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College.

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Terese Lam

Chief People Officer

Terese Lam oversees the company’s global human resources organization. She brings to Wind River nearly 20 years of HR experience in both large multi-national and medium-sized high-growth organizations spanning across the globe, having lived in Australia, Singapore, France, UK, and now the U.S. Her most recent experience was as vice president and head of HR for AppDynamics, a global SaaS company. Before AppDynamics, she was executive HR leader for the GE Grid Software Solutions business leading integration and cultural transformation efforts following its acquisition of Alstom Grid. Prior to GE, she served in a range of leadership roles at Alstom Grid, including regional HR director for East Asia Pacific based in Singapore and vice president in charge of talent management based in Paris. She also founded after school company Tap in Talents, which she later sold.

She holds a Master’s degree in human resource management and training from University of Leicester and a Bachelor’s degree from Queensland University of Technology.

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Jembaa Mai

General Counsel

Jembaa Mai brings to Wind River 20 years of legal experience, cloud and AI business practices, and extensive cross-functional experience. She joined Wind River from Microsoft, where she served for 10+ years as an attorney covering Microsoft Windows Embedded, Patent Licensing, and Fin Tech, then most recently as Senior Director for Cloud IoT and AI business development.

Before going in house for Microsoft, she worked at Seattle law firms K&L Gates and Beacon Law, where she advised start-ups and provided counsel to companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate set-up and evolution, exit strategies and financing rounds, stock plans, IP identification & protection, and regulatory compliance.

She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law.

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Paul Miller, Jr.
Paul Miller, Jr.

Chief Technology Officer

Avijit Sinha
Avijit Sinha

Chief Product Officer

Amit Ronen
Amit Ronen

Senior Vice President
Customer Success

Doug Ertz
Doug Ertz

Corporate Vice President,
Global Sales

 
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Paul Miller, Jr.

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer at Wind River, Paul Miller is responsible for the company’s technology strategy. With nearly three decades of telecommunications and advanced technology leadership at both large companies and successful startups, he is currently focused on Wind River’s edge virtualization and AI solutions, including Wind River’s market-leading 5G Cloud offering based on StarlingX.

Prior to joining Wind River, he was the Chief Technology Officer of GENBAND. He has led the architecture and development of various switching, IMS, IP media, call control and web applications solutions employed by multiple tier-one operators worldwide. His last eight years have been focused on OpenStack, SDN, and NFV automation technology, and include operation of a multi-site, multi-cloud infrastructure, multiple Tier one CSP VNF deployments as well as a significant NFV patent history. His contributions throughout his career have enabled many communications service providers worldwide to create new revenue streams, while dramatically reducing operating costs.

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Avijit Sinha

Chief Product Officer

Avijit Sinha is responsible for driving product strategy, product management, commercial partnerships, and industry solutions with a focus on further expanding the company’s industry-leading Wind River Studio offering.

He joined Wind River from Microsoft where he most recently served as General Manager for Azure Mobility enabling the digital transformation of automotive OEMs towards building connected and autonomous driving vehicles. Prior to that he was Senior Director of Corporate Business Development for IoT and Intelligent Edge. His team was responsible for strategy, partnerships, investments and acquisitions in Intelligent Edge, IoT, automotive, manufacturing, energy, smart buildings & cities, and autonomous systems (vehicles, robotics and drones).

Over his 20+ year Microsoft career, he served in a range of leadership roles responsible for product development in Azure, Office, Windows, and Microsoft Research across personal, mobile and cloud computing. He holds several patents for productivity and platform software.

He has a Bachelor's degree from Indian Institute of Technology - Madras, Master's in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from Seattle University.

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Amit Ronen

Senior Vice President
Customer Success

Amit Ronen is responsible for managing customer-facing engineering groups across the globe, including field engineering, engineering specialists, professional services, and customer support organizations.

Before joining Wind River, he was the founder and CEO of Presales Solutions, a company that offered a unique on-demand hosted solution in the customer relationship management (CRM) space. Prior to Presales Solutions, he spent more than 10 years with Mercury Interactive, where he gained extensive executive and global field management experience. There he managed and built the presales organization in the Americas, expanding it from 40 people to more than 150 people and supporting revenue generation of more than half a billion dollars. In addition, he served as vice president of professional services for the Americas and vice president of Mercury’s Tuning business, a startup within the company. He was also a founding member of Mercury Interactive Japan KK and was responsible for all technical field operations in the Japan and Korea region.

He holds a B.A. in computer science and economics from Tel Aviv University in Israel and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program (SEP) of Stanford University in California.

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Doug Ertz

Corporate Vice President,
Global Sales

Doug Ertz is responsible for the leadership of the global sales team at Wind River. With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, he is leading the company's efforts to capitalize on long-term growth opportunities and align the sales organization with key customer and industry segments. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and direction of Wind River sales operations across the company's multiple product lines. He joined Wind River in 2014 and most recently served as vice president of worldwide sales for the Wind River networking and simulation business units.

Prior to joining Wind River, he held sales leadership positions with major technology companies, including Spirent Communications, SAP, Manugistics (JDA Software), and Cadence Design Systems. He holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

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Michael Gale
Michael Gale

Chief Marketing Officer

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Christina Ungaro

Vice President,
Corporate Development

Jessica Miller
Jessica Miller

Chief of Staff & Vice President, Corporate Communications

 
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Michael Gale

Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Gale oversees all global marketing strategy and execution for the company, focusing on accelerating the digital transformation of our customers. He is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the number-one-selling book on digital transformation, The Digital Helix. For more than 25 years Michael has focused on building world-class, leading-edge digital experiences, from his role as the chief web officer at Micron to his roles as a group partner at Monitor Group and as a partner at PulsePoint group. He has consulted on SaaS migration pathways for a number of leading technology companies and has built and sold two SaaS subscription companies, Strategic Oxygen and The Social Media Accelerator, since 2006.

He has written for the Drucker Institute on the digital DNA of successful transformations, and he is the host and creator of Futures in Focus, the Forbes podcast about the world ten years from now. He is a top ten global AI and digital transformation influencer (Thinkers 360).

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Christina Ungaro

Vice President
Corporate Development

Christina Ungaro is responsible for driving the business development agenda with a focus on M&A. She works across functions to align on market and product strategies and shape our corporate strategy.

She brings to Wind River nearly 20 years of proven experience helping companies transform and grow through acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures, and partnerships, including experience acquiring both private and public market companies and cross-border M&A. She most recently led global corporate development at the Jones Lang LaSalle commercial real estate firm and previously spent a decade at IBM in the corporate development organization, where she worked on numerous acquisitions across software, services, and hardware. She began her career on Wall Street as a sell-side research analyst at Jefferies & ABN AMRO covering the telecommunications industry. Her industry expertise spans telecom, technology, software/SaaS, and professional services.

She holds a B.S. degree in finance and psychology from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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Jessica Miller

Chief of Staff & Vice President, Corporate Communications

Jessica Miller is responsible for streamlining strategic initiatives and overseeing program and operational management for the office of the president and CEO; she also leads the global corporate communications team, overseeing all internal and external communications for the company.

She has over 15 years of communications experience for leading global organizations across multiple industries in the strategy, management, and execution of public relations, analyst relations, executive/internal communications, social media, and corporate positioning. Prior to joining Wind River, she led corporate communications at Advent Software. Before that, she held marketing and communications roles at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Thomas Weisel Partners LLC. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis in communications and political science.

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Board of Directors

Moshe Gavrielov
Moshe Gavrielov

Executive Chairman

Karen C. Francis
Karen C. Francis
 
Art Heidrich
Art Heidrich
Afshin Mohebbi
Afshin Mohebbi
 
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Moshe Gavrielov

Executive Chairman

Moshe Gavrielov served as president and CEO at Xilinx, Inc., where he drove the company through a broad strategic and operational transformation resulting in a significant market cap expansion approaching a valuation of $20B. Prior to Xilinx, he served as executive vice president and general manager of the verification division at Cadence Design Systems. Before that, he was CEO of Verisity, Ltd., where he drove the company’s emergence from a small private entity to a successful NASDAQ IPO, delivering ongoing profitable top- and bottom-line growth leading to eventual acquisition by Cadence for $315M.

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Karen C. Francis

Karen C. Francis held executive positions at General Motors, where she served as the general manager of the Oldsmobile division; and at Ford Motor Company, where she was president and CEO of ConsumerConnect, the corporate venture capital division that pioneered acquisition and development of industry-relevant technologies. She has also held executive positions in marketing, strategy, and investor and public relations at Procter & Gamble, Bain & Company, Berol Corporation, and Internet Capital Group. She served as chairman and CEO of Publicis & Hal Riney, a marketing agency in the Publicis global advertising network. Most recently, she was the chairman and CEO of AcademixDirect, an education technology company.

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Art Heidrich

Art Heidrich focuses on technology investments across TPG’s private equity platforms (TPG Capital, TPG Growth, and The Rise Fund). He has been or is currently involved with TPG’s investments in Advent Software, C3 IoT, Eze Software, IMS Health, RefleXion Medical, Sonatype, Vertafore, and WellSky. Prior to joining TPG, he worked in the Technology group at Morgan Stanley, where he advised on and executed M&A and corporate finance transactions.

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Afshin Mohebbi

Afshin Mohebbi served as president and chief operating officer of Qwest Communications International, Inc. Prior to Qwest, he was the president and managing director of United Kingdom Markets for British Telecom and a member of the company’s management board. Earlier, he was the president and managing director of BT’s business division. He currently serves as a senior advisor to TPG Capital and is a member of the board of directors of Dish Network, Digital Realty, Soraa, Artel, Apollo Towers, RCN Grande, and WTT.

Nehal Raj
Nehal Raj
Mark Fields
Mark Fields

Board Advisor

 
Kevin Dallas
Kevin Dallas

President & Chief Executive Officer

 
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Mark Fields

Board Advisor

Mark Fields served as president and CEO of Ford Motor Company and was a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Ford in 1989 and progressed through a number of leadership positions, including executive vice president and president of the Americas, executive vice president and CEO of Premier Automotive Group and Ford Europe, chairman and CEO of the Premier Automotive Group, and president and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation. He currently serves as a senior advisor to TPG and is a director on the following TPG portfolio companies: Ellucian, FleetPride, ATD, and Transplace. He also serves as an independent director on Qualcomm, Inc.

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Kevin Dallas

President & Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of experience driving digital innovation and growth at technology companies, Kevin Dallas is responsible for all aspects of the Wind River business globally.

He joined Wind River from Microsoft, where he most recently served as the corporate vice president for cloud and AI business development. At Microsoft, he led a team creating partnerships that enable the digital transformation of customers and partners across a range of industries including: connected/autonomous vehicles, industrial IoT, discrete manufacturing, retail, financial services, media and entertainment, and healthcare.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 1996, he held roles at NVIDIA Corporation and National Semiconductor (now Texas Instruments Inc.) in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East that included microprocessor design, systems engineering, product management, and end-to-end business leadership. He currently serves as a director on the board of Align Technology, Inc. He holds a B.S.c. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.

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Nehal Raj

Nehal Raj is a Partner at TPG based in San Francisco. He co-leads the firm’s investment activities in software and enterprise technology across its private equity platforms — TPG Capital, TPG Growth, The Rise Fund, and TPG Tech Adjacencies, where he serves as Co-Managing Partner.

Prior to joining TPG in 2006, Nehal was an investor at Francisco Partners. Previously, he worked in the Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructurings Department of Morgan Stanley. He received an AB in Economics and MS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University (Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).

Nehal currently serves on the board of the following TPG investments: C3.ai, Digital.ai, Kaseya, Noodle.ai, Planview, WellSky, and Wind River. He is also closely involved with the firm’s investments in Checkmarx and Sonatype. Nehal was previously a director of a number of TPG investments prior to their successful exits, including: CCC Information Services (acquired by Advent International), IQVIA (NYSE: IQV), Intergraph (acquired by Hexagon AB), and Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS).

Nehal serves on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Day School and the Advisory Board of Breakthrough San Francisco.