We Are on a Mission.
The world runs on software. Yet delivering changes to software remains massively complicated, highly manual, and risk-prone. At Harness, our mission is to simplify the entire software delivery process so that software engineering teams can move fast and ship code effortlessly without the fear of breaking things. That's why we're bringing the industry’s first Continuous Delivery-as-a-Service platform to the market.
Jyoti Bansal is a serial entrepreneur and a silicon valley technology visionary. Jyoti believes passionately in software’s ability to change the world for the better. In 2008, he founded AppDynamics, an application intelligence company that provides enterprises with real-time insights into application performance. Jyoti led the company as Founder & CEO for the first eight years, and as Founder & Chairman for the last one year until its acquisition by Cisco for $3.7 Billion in January 2017.
Jyoti has been a recipient of many leadership awards, including Forbes' "Best Cloud Computing CEO to Work For", and "Best CEO" by San Francisco Business Times at the Annual Tech & Innovation Award. He was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year™ for Northern California in 2016.
Jyoti received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Prior to founding AppDynamics, Jyoti worked at various silicon valley startups as a software engineer and architect. Jyoti is the lead inventor on 20+ US patents.
Rishi (@rishisinghtweet) leads research & development at Harness. Before co-founding Harness, Rishi worked at Apple for six years. He pioneered Continuous Delivery at Apple as platform architect responsible for Apple’s deployment automation (DevOps) platform, leading its product management, software engineering, and technology operations. Rishi was responsible for creating a highly scalable solution supporting thousands of concurrent deployments, but realized that the Continuous Delivery problem could only be solved through the careful application of machine learning and the elimination of custom scripting.
Prior to Apple, Rishi worked in various software engineering roles at companies including ETrade and Cisco.
Rishi received his BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
As Chief Revenue Officer, Jason is responsible for leading and growing Harness’ sales function worldwide.
Prior to joining Harness, Jason was Chief Revenue Officer at Markforged, the industry leading 3D printer manufacturing company, where he led the company’s worldwide sales, marketing, and business operations effort — scaling the company from 71 employees to over 200 and growing bookings 400% in the process. Prior to Markforged, Jason was the Global Vice President of Sales, Services and Alliances at Twilio, the world’s leading developer platform for software embedded communications. Jason helped Twilio through explosive growth and a multi-billion dollar IPO.
Before Twilio, Jason ran Worldwide Field Sales at Meraki, which was acquired by Cisco for $1.2 billion in 2012. He has also held leadership roles at CA Technologies and BMC.
John Bonney oversees the Harness company’s finance and accounting function. Prior to Harness, he oversaw rapid growth as the CFO at Mapbox as well as FinancialForce, the latter quadrupling revenues to over $100M during his tenure. Prior to that, he was the Division CFO of the Cloud Business unit at SAP where he oversaw over $1 billion of Cloud revenues across multiple business units, products, and geographies. Bonney joined SAP from Ariba as a senior finance executive who helped drive rapid expansion and ultimately the sale of Ariba to SAP for $4.3 billion.
Thiya is responsible for leading the company's global engineering organization, including its R&D teams in San Francisco and Bangalore, India.Thiya previously spent five years scaling Zoom from less than 12 million ARR in the early days to post IPO growth, ultimately leading a team of more than 600 people, launching the company's marketplace, and significantly expanding its ecosystem. Thiya has also held key engineering leadership roles at Saba, Plantronics, and Cisco.
Luan Lam the Harness VP of Talent, where he is responsible for all People Strategies and Operations.
In his most recent position at AppDynamics, he led the Talent Acquisition & Operations function where he was instrumental in scaling the company from 150 to almost 2,000 employees globally. He is also a talent advisor to Unusual Ventures.
Previously, Luan has served as an advisor for companies like PlanGrid, Headhunter.io, and 8×8 Inc. Luan holds a degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis. He has written articles on the “War for Talent;” and has been featured in several publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and San Francisco Business Times, specifically on the art and science behind recruiting.
Steve (@burtonsays) is responsible for the entire spectrum of Harness product marketing, sales enablement, and messaging/positioning initiatives.
Prior to Harness, Steve led marketing at Moogoft and Glassdoor, and was a key marketing executive at AppDynamics during its fastest-growing stage. Steve also a frequent speaker at DevOps and other software engineering conferences, and constantly writes for both the Harness blog as well as third party publications. He cares a lot about very fast cars.
Ohad Almog is responsible for the entire Customer Success function at Harness, including customer onboarding, implementations, satisfaction, services, and renewals. He also manages the Technical Support Engineering team.
Prior to Harness, Ohad built and ran Customer Success at OverOps, a software analytics company that provides a unique code analysis technology. He also helped build the Customer Success team at Capriza, an Andreessen Horowitz company, as well as lead the Professional Services team at MTS, a Telecom Software company (MTSL).
Greg (@B2BMarketeer) runs corporate marketing, brand, demand generation, and PR at Harness.
Prior to Harness, Greg ran the entire marketing function at Kenna Security, a fast-growth cybersecurity company backed by Bessemer; he also built the first marketing team at digital healthcare company Grand Rounds, and spent four years at AppDynamics building the organization’s go-to-market from less than $1M ARR to over $50M ARR.
Hemant Khandelwal runs R&D in the Harness India office. Khandewal most recently served as CTO of Rivigo, where he helped the company become a unicorn in three years — building its technology platform and putting together a high performing, 100+ team from scratch. Khandelwal also had successful runs at Adobe Systems, Pramati, and Infosys.
We are funded by top investors.
Harness was spun out of BIG Labs, a startup studio designed to solve hard technology problems and build enduring companies. Harness has raised $85M of venture capital from top-tier investors Menlo Ventures, IVP, GV (formerly Google Ventures), Unusual Ventures, and ServiceNow Ventures.