ON24 Board of Directors
An established group of industry leaders, the ON24 Board of Directors brings invaluable expertise to help propel ON24 growth and success.
Founder, President and CEO, ON24
Sharat is an experienced internet executive and passionate entrepreneur with extensive leadership in the technology industry. He leads a global team of employees at ON24 on a mission to help businesses of all sizes and across industries succeed in the era of digital engagement. Through webinar, virtual event, and multimedia experiences, ON24 provides a system of engagement for audiences to choose and accelerate their own buying journeys. B2B companies then turn that engagement and interest into actionable insights, which enable businesses to scale personalization, conversion, and pipeline to drive revenue growth. Previously, Sharat served as vice president of Hearst New Media and Technology, as well as the group vice president of Hearst New Media Group, where he co-founded Hearst’s internet media business and built some of the first and largest B2C internet media businesses. Before Hearst, Sharat was in executive roles at AT&T Wireless Systems during mobility’s nascent stage and began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He holds an MBA from The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in computer science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor of Science in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra.
Experienced Technology Executive
Anil brings to ON24 more than 25 years of diverse executive leadership and public company board experience across the technology, financial services, and consumer goods industries. He is currently senior partner and president of the wealth segment at The Tifin Group, an AI-driven company personalizing the investor experience to improve financial wellness, serving since September 2020. Prior to The Tifin Group, Anil was as the CEO of Envestnet | Yodlee, Inc., a financial technology company, from November 2015 to March 2019, and as a member of the Envestnet, Inc.’s board of directors from November 2015 to October 2021. Previously, he served as the president and CEO of Yodlee, Inc. from February 2000 until its acquisition in November 2015, leading the company’s vision and growth. Anil has also served on the board of directors of consumer goods company Conagra Brands, Inc. since July 2018, the board of directors of Water.org since August 2016, a non-profit organization that has provided clean water and sanitation access to 43 million people globally, and the Ping Identity Holding Corp.’s board of directors since May 2022. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Rockford College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Senior Advisor at U.S. Venture Partners
Irwin has extensive knowledge of the software industry and experience in public company governance. He is a senior advisor to U.S. Venture Partners and served as a general partner from1990 to 2015. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Monolithic Memories (MMI). After guiding the company from virtual bankruptcy to $250 million in revenues, he led MMI through its merger with AMD and became vice chairman of AMD. Irwin served two terms as chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and also served on the board of directors of the National Venture Capital Association, as well as on the Dean's Advisory Board of Santa Clara University. He has received the Anti-Defamation League's Torch of Liberty Award and the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Community and Justice. He received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Brooklyn College and was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in engineering science from Santa Clara University.
CMO at Snowflake
Denise has more than 20 years of technology marketing experience at high-growth companies. She has been CMO at Snowflake Inc., a public company provider of an innovative cloud data platform, since 2016. She also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Neo4J, Inc., a provider of a native graph database. Prior to Snowflake, she served as CMO for Apigee, an API platform company that went public in 2015 and that Google acquired in 2016. She began her career at collaboration software company, Genesys, where she built and led a global marketing organization and helped lead the company through its expansion to become a successful IPO and acquisition. Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm University, as well as an MBA from Georgetown University.
Experienced Technology Executive
Dominique brings to ON24 extensive business and leadership experience in the software, artificial intelligence, and digital marketing industries. He is currently on the board of Airspan Networks Inc., a public company focused on 5G edge communication for the enterprise and telecommunication industries, and Daily Mail General Trust, a public global media company. Dominque was previously chief-executive-in-residence at Battery Ventures, chairman and CEO at Kanisa Inc., president and CEO at Gemplus Corp., CFO and head of operations at NeXT Software Inc., and senior executive at Raychem Corporation. He received an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science from The Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. He also teaches technology business courses at INSEAD.
Experienced Enterprise Software Executive
Tony has more than 40 years of executive leadership and public company board experience helping build profitable and high-growth enterprise software companies. He previously served as executive chairman of Jive Software, Inc., a pioneer of social collaboration and communication, from January 2015 until June 2017, where he also served as CEO from January 2010 until December 2014. Prior to Jive Software, Tony served as the president and CEO of Mercury Interactive Corporation, a business technology optimization company, from 2004 until its merger with Hewlett Packard at the end of 2006. Prior to Mercury Interactive, he was president and CEO of Clarify, Inc., a CRM company, from 1998 until its acquisition in 2001. Tony also served on the board of directors of Carbon Black, Inc., a public cybersecurity company, from December 2015 to December 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati.
CFO at Five9
Barry has over 35 years of financial leadership in the technology industry. He has served as the CFO of Five9, Inc., a public company provider of cloud software for contact centers, since January 2012 and as interim CEO from December 2017 to May 2018. Barry was previously employed by SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., where he served as senior vice president and CFO and played a significant role in the $635M transaction by Silver Lake Partners to take SMART private. Prior to that, Barry served as executive vice president and CFO for VeriFone Holdings, Inc., managing the successful IPO and subsequent follow-on and debt offerings. He has also served as senior vice president of finance and CFO of Iomega Corporation, Acuson Corporation, Mellanox Technologies Ltd., and Logitech S.A. He received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, South Africa and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is qualified as a chartered accountant (South Africa).