Management

Simon Biddiscombe , President and Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Simon leads the company’s overall business strategy and is responsible for MobileIron’s day-to-day-operations. Simon brings more than 20 years of management and financial experience to MobileIron. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he spent nine years, most recently in the firm’s Silicon Valley technology accounting and audit practice. He went on to join Wyle Electronics where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Simon’s next role was Vice President for Finance and Controller of the internet infrastructure business of Conexant which became Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) where he then served for 5 years as Chief Financial Officer. He then spent five years at QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC) as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, then as Chief Executive Officer. Simon joined MobileIron from ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SREV) where he served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. He holds a BA in business studies from the University of Glamorgan and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Scott Hill , Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Scott is responsible for MobileIron’s financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations. Scott brings nearly 20 years of experience leading finance teams at global companies. Prior to MobileIron, Scott served as senior vice president of finance at Symantec, where he supported Symantec’s consumer business. He also held other senior finance leadership roles at Symantec, including global head of financial planning and analysis, regional finance executive for the Asia Pacific and Japan regions, product manager for cloud-based offerings, and several other strategic finance and operational transformation roles.

Prior to Symantec, Scott was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan, where he served clients in the technology sector. Scott started his career in the defense industry, with engineering roles at the U.S. Department of Defense and Digital Receiver Technology, a subsidiary of Boeing. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Akron, a M.S. in electrical engineering from the George Washington University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Suresh Batchu , Co-founder and CTO

As CTO, Suresh is responsible for anticipating what customers will need in the future and leading MobileIron’s research division. Suresh has held a variety of other senior engineering positions within MobileIron since our inception. Prior to co-founding MobileIron, from October 2000 until August 2007, Suresh served in a number of roles at Nortel Corporation, a global provider of communications equipment, most recently as Senior Engineering Director for Nortel’s Alteon Product Portfolio. Suresh holds a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswar University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Florida.

Jared Lucas , Chief People Officer

As the Chief People Officer, Jared is responsible for recruiting, retaining and developing MobileIron’s global talent base. Jared has significant talent strategy and human resource management experience in early stage companies and large enterprises, through initial public offerings, acquisitions, and hyper-growth phases. Prior to joining MobileIron, Jared was the Vice President of People Operations at The Climate Corporation through its $1B acquisition by Monsanto. Jared also served as a key member of the HR leadership team at LinkedIn through its IPO in May 2011 as the company grew from 600 to 5000 employees. Jared held other senior HR leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Quiksilver, and Auto Meter Products. Jared is also a former Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Jared received his B.A. in International Studies from Brigham Young University and his M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Sohail Parekh , Senior Vice President of Engineering

Sohail Parekh brings more than 20 years of experience in leading diverse engineering teams to conceptualize, build and deliver business-critical products and services for a number of high-tech industries including Cloud, Security and Networking. Prior to joining MobileIron, Sohail was Executive Vice President of Engineering at CloudPassage, a leading cloud security platform providing workload security, container/docker security and cloud visibility solutions. Prior to Cloud Passage, Sohail was the Executive Vice President of Engineering at Infoblox, where as a key member of the senior executive team he helped take the company through a successful Initial Public Offering (IPO). During his time at Infoblox, Sohail led a global team of more than 300 engineers deliver numerous innovative Security, Analytics and Networking software products – generating sustained growth, helping Infoblox introduce security products and become the market leader in the core network services category. Prior to Infoblox, Sohail served as a Vice President of Engineering at Vernier Networks, Inc., a network identity management and access control products company. Before Vernier, Sohail co-founded and served as Vice President of Engineering at Syndeo Corp., a communication software company. Sohail has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Dilip Patel , Senior Vice President of Customer Success

As Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Dilip leads MobileIron’s technical support, education, customer advocacy, and professional services teams. Prior to joining MobileIron, Dilip spent 15 years at Wind River, a subsidiary of Intel. He joined Wind River as a field engineer and held a series of positions over the years including Vice President Customer Operations and Senior Vice President R&D. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Worldwide Customer Operations, and was responsible for driving innovation and delivery of key products for Wind River and for managing customer-facing engineering groups across the globe. Prior to joining Wind River, he served as a software development manager with Texas Instruments in EMEA and Singapore and as a software manager and designer at Atlas Converting Equipment in the UK. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Electronic Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London, and an MBA from the Open University Business School, UK.

Brian Foster , Senior Vice President of Product Management

As SVP of Product Management, Brian is responsible for overseeing product direction and innovation. Brian brings more than 25 years of experience to his role. Prior to MobileIron, Brian founded a startup in the identity management space. Before that, he was SVP of information services at Neustar, the leader in identity resolution. At Neustar, Brian’s teams were responsible for solutions in marketing services, risk and fraud, registries, and security services. He also oversaw the product development and go-to-market operations. Prior to that, Brian was CTO at Damballa, a private company that discovered advanced threats running in enterprises and large internet service providers. As CTO, Brian was responsible for the advanced research, product strategy, and engineering operations.

Before Damballa, Brian was SVP of product management at McAfee. He oversaw McAfee's global product management functions and was responsible for over 80 enterprise and consumer products, generating more than $2B in revenue. Prior to joining McAfee, Brian was VP of product management at Symantec, where he oversaw product innovation for the enterprise endpoint. Brian has a BA in Economics from UCLA and completed the executive program in management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Christof Baumgärtner , Interim Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer, Christof is responsible for MobileIron’s global sales and marketing organization. Christof brings more than 25 years of management experience in Sales, Product Management and Engineering roles to the organization. Christof’s career at MobileIron started in running sales and building the channel in the DACH region. Due to the on-going repeatable success he got responsibility for larger territories over his more than 8 year tenure at MobileIron and was appointed to Chief Revenue Officer in April 2020.

Prior to MobileIron Christof ran Product Management, Presales and Customer Success at ubitexx, another vendor in the MDM space. He has a long history in the mobile security and MDM market with roles at Intellisync (Nokia), ubitexx (Blackberry), Altexia (Good Technologies) and GTEN, a company in the telecommunication security space. Very early with Internet technologies (his master thesis was the largest Java project in Europe) he started his career as one of the early employees of Netscape Communications in Germany before co-founding a company in the webconferencing space in 1998 and being their CTO. He has a MS in Computer Science from University of Kaiserlautern and lives in Munich, Germany.

Drew Hallin , General Counsel

As our General Counsel, Drew is responsible for all aspects of MobileIron’s legal affairs, including corporate matters as well as technology and commercial transactions. Before serving as General Counsel, Drew held other positions at MobileIron, including Vice President - Head of Legal and Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining MobileIron in 2015, Drew held various positions in the legal departments at Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, and Agilent Technologies, working in a wide range of areas for those companies. Drew received a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law.