Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Frank  Calderoni Financial Expert
Frank  Calderoni
Director


Mr. Calderoni brings more than 30 years of strategic business insight and technology experience. Since June 2015, he has served as executive vice president, operations and CFO of Red Hat Inc. From May 2004 to January 2015, he held various positions at Cisco Systems Inc., including executive vice president and CFO. Mr. Calderoni also held executive positions at QLogic Corp., SanDisk Corp. and IBM Corp. over a number of years. In addition to his newest appointment to the Palo Alto Networks board ... 
Committee Member   
Asheem Chandna 
Asheem Chandna
Director


Asheem Chandna has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2005. Mr. Chandna has been a Partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm, since September 2003, where he focuses on investments in enterprise IT, including security products. From April 2003 to October 2009, Mr. Chandna was a director of Sourcefire, Inc., a developer of network security hardware and software. From April 1996 to December 2002, Mr. Chandna was Vice President, Business Development and Product Manag... 
  Chairperson Committee Member
John Donovan 
John Donovan
Director


John Donovan brings decades of top industry experience to the Palo Alto Networks board. Mr. Donovan has worked at AT&T since April 2008, first as Chief Technology Officer and currently as Senior Executive Vice President - AT&T Technology and Network Operations. Before joining AT&T, Mr. Donovan was executive vice president of product, sales, marketing and operations at Verisign. He also has served as chairman and CEO of inCode Telecom Group Inc. and as a partner with Deloitte Consulting where he ... 
Committee Member   
Carl Eschenbach 
Carl Eschenbach
Director


Carl Eschenbach brings deep operational expertise to the Palo Alto Networks board. Carl was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Co-President of VMware, Inc. in April 2012 and became President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2012. Carl had previously served as VMware's Co-President, Customer Operations from January 2011 to April 2012 and as VMware's Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations from May 2005 to January 2011. Prior to joining VMware in 2002, he was Vice Preside... 
  Committee Member Committee Member
James J. Goetz 
James J. Goetz
Director


James J. Goetz has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2005. Mr. Goetz has been a managing member of Sequoia Capital Operations, LLC, a venture capital firm, since June 2005, where he focuses on cloud, mobile, and enterprise companies. Mr. Goetz currently serves on the board of directors of Jive Software, Inc., a provider of social business software, and of a number of privately held companies. Mr. Goetz has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Computer ... 
  Committee Member Committee Member
Mary Pat McCarthy Financial Expert
Mary Pat McCarthy
Director
Committee Member   
Mark D. McLaughlin 
Mark D. McLaughlin
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer


Mark D. McLaughlin joined as president and CEO of Palo Alto Networks in August of 2011 and became Chairman of the Board in 2012.

Before coming to Palo Alto Networks, Mark served as President and CEO of Verisign. He held a number of key positions at Verisign from 2000 to 2007, including serving as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing, and head of the company's Naming Services business. Prior to Verisign, he was the Vice President of Sales a... 

   
Stanley J. Meresman Financial Expert
Stanley J. Meresman
Director


Stan Meresman joined the Palo Alto networks board in September 2014.  Stan has served on the boards of directors of a number of public and private companies, including service as chair of the audit committee for several companies. He served as a member of the board of directors of Riverbed Technologies, Inc. from March 2005 - May 2012 and of Meru Networks, Inc. from September 2010 - May 2013. He was a Venture Partner with Technology Crossover Ventures, a private equity firm, from Janua... 

Chairperson   
Daniel J. Warmenhoven 
Daniel J. Warmenhoven
Director


Daniel J. Warmenhoven has served as the lead independent director of our board of directors since March 2012. From October 1994 to August 2009, Mr. Warmenhoven was Chief Executive Officer at NetApp, Inc., a provider of computer storage and data management, and currently serves on the board of directors as Executive Chairman. Mr. Warmenhoven currently serves on the board of directors of Aruba Networks. Mr. Warmenhoven holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. Mr. Wa... 
  Committee Member Chairperson
Nir Zuk 
Nir Zuk
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Director


Nir Zuk is one of our founders and has served as our Chief Technology Officer and as a member of our board of directors since March 2005. From April 2004 to March 2005, Mr. Zuk was Chief Security Technologist at Juniper. From September 2002 until its acquisition by Juniper in April 2004, Mr. Zuk was Chief Technology Officer at NetScreen Technologies, Inc., a provider of ASIC-based Internet security systems. In December 1999, Mr. Zuk co-founded OneSecure, Inc., a provider of prevention and detect...