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—travelling 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
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jim is Chairman of Ivanti’s Board of Directors and also serves as the company’s CEO. He is responsible for all aspects of Ivanti’s strategy, execution, and operations.
Jim has more than 30 years of experience leading software and technology companies through periods of rapid growth, including extensive experience with private equity-backed businesses. Jim was the founder and CEO of global software leader Infor and led the company’s growth from $40 million to more than $2 billion in annual revenue in less than five years. He was also the CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Software and Primis Corporation and Executive Vice President and COO of Per-Se Technologies, which is now a part of McKesson.
Jim received his degree from the University of South Carolina where he was a two-time All-American long-distance runner and still maintains a school record. He was inducted into the university’s Hall of Fame in 2019 for his achievements.
As President of Ivanti, Jeff oversees all aspects of product and go-to-market strategy and execution, including product development, product management, marketing, global sales, customer experience, and operations.
Jeff has over 25 years of experience working for large software and services companies, including Accenture, Oracle, and Infor. At Oracle, Jeff was the General Manager of a global operating unit with full profit and loss (P&L) responsibility and oversaw the entire sales structure for 66% of Oracle’s customer base. At Infor, Jeff held numerous global executive roles leading alliances, channels, marketing, and product management.
Jeff holds degrees from Georgia State University and the University of Tennessee. He sits on the Board of the Georgia Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is a National Board Member of the Posse’ Foundation—which is a nonprofit that identifies, recruits and trains student leaders from high schools across the United States.
Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer
Nayaki Nayyar is the Executive Vice President and Chief Product Office 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 Financial Officer
Michael is the CFO of Ivanti and is responsible for the company’s financial, IT, legal, real estate, and human resources functions.
He has a proven track record of helping organizations drive growth, minimize financial risks, and implement financial risks and controls. Michael spent the first 18 years of his career at Ingram Micro in various accounting and finance roles, before becoming CFO of Tolt Solutions. Michael was most recently CFO of JetSmarter.
He holds a BA in Finance from the University of Utah, and an MBA from Pepperdine. He is also a Certified Management Accountant.
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Mary is the Chief Customer Officer at Ivanti, where she is responsible for customer success, support, and service. She works across the organization to deliver an excellent customer experience to all customers.
Mary has decades of experience in the technology industry, including executive and general management assignments in Europe and the United States, working for software and consulting companies. She’s held sales, services and operational leadership roles at Information Advantage, Sterling Software, and Harris Corporation.
Mary studied Management Information Systems at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and has a Customer Success Management Certification from Rutgers. She serves on the Executive Board of Technical Services Industry Association (TSIA) and is also a member of Forrester’s Customer Experience Advisory Council.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Glenn is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Ivanti. He is responsible for Ivanti’s global human resource strategy and functions.
Glenn brings decades of experience in corporate HR coupled with a unique view of operations and management as well as employee development. He has held previous vice president roles at Infor and NxTrend Technology.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from American 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 Channels and Alliances
As Senior Vice President Global Channels & Alliances, Erik oversees world-wide channel partner operations and the Ivanti Global Partner Program.
Erik brings over 15 years of experience leading global business development, alliances and partner sales at leading software and services companies. Prior to joining Ivanti, Erik was an executive at VMware, where he led global business development and alliances. Prior to VMware, Erik led global partner operations at leading companies, including Hewlett-Packard Enterprise SimpliVity, Symantec and Veritas. Erik’s services experience includes leading global strategy and systems implementations at KPMG Management Consulting and Cap Gemini.
Erik holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Baylor University. Erik is a member of several boards and provides operational advice to leading investment firms.
Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions
Matt is the Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Ivanti and is responsible for all things acquisition related including: acquisition identification, deal execution, integration planning and execution.
Matt brings more than a decade of experience leading M&A for large enterprise software companies. Prior to joining Ivanti Matt led global M&A for Infor where he completed more than 30 acquisitions and strategic investments. Prior to Infor, Matt led M&A for Lawson Software and also worked as an equity analyst covering the enterprise software space for investment bank Piper Jaffray.
He holds an BA in Finance from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of St Thomas.
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Independent Business Unit, Supply Chain Business Unit, and License Management
John Flavin manages Ivanti’s IBU and SCBU teams, which are organized and operate as complete organizations within Ivanti. He has more than 25 years in executive management, sales and consulting experience in application software.
Prior to joining Ivanti, John was an executive at Infor. He joined Infor through the acquisition of Future Three, where he was President and CEO. At Infor, his roles included global leadership responsibility for sales for manufacturing and distribution, professional services and product strategy and development. John’s background includes similar senior roles at JBA International and Unisys.
Previously, at Ford Motor Company and Massey Ferguson, Ltd., John was involved in direct production and manufacturing. He also served on the Board of the Auto Industry Action Group (AIAG). He holds a BS in Economics from Eastern Michigan University.
Senior Vice President, International Sales
Helen Masters is the Senior Vice President 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.
Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Cyrus is the Senior Vice President of Global 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.
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.