Leadership

Our management team

Zentry has assembled a diverse management team consisting of successful and seasoned security, networking and DevOps professionals. Learn more about the people driving the Zentry vision of zero-trust application access. 

  • Michael Zhao
    President & CEO
    Michael Zhao
    President & CEO
    Dr. Zhao brings to Zentry more than 20 years worth of experience in executive roles at Internet infrastructure and systems integration companies. Most recently, Michael was founder and COO of Asia Info – a $500M systems integration company he led to a NASDAQ IPO. He is considered a major industry leader and holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo and an MBA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

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  • Sameena Ahmed
    Chief Financial Officer
    Sameena Ahmed
    Chief Financial Officer
    Ms. Ahmed is responsible for financial accounting, reporting, human resources, legal and corporate administration at Zentry. She brings over 20 years of experience in finance and cost control and was recognized as CFO of the year by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Prior to joining Zentry, Sameena held senior management positions at Optical Microwave Networks. She holds a MBA from University of Madras, India, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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  • Bert Rankin
    Chief Operating Officer
    Bert Rankin
    Chief Operating Officer
    Mr. Rankin has over 30 years of worldwide leadership success as a senior executive. Recently he spearheaded revenue growth and brand recognition at Threatmetrix (acquired by the Relx Group), Lastline (acquired by VMware) and Callidus Software (IPO filing). As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for overseeing Zentry Security business operations strategy and execution, leading the product management, engineering, marketing and sales functions to make Zentry a market leader in the Zero Trust security market. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.

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  • Andy Oehler
    Vice President, Engineering
    Andy Oehler
    Vice President, Engineering
    Mr. Oehler has more than 20 years of experience in the IT security industry. Prior to joining Zentry Security, Andy held product roles at McAfee, Skyhigh Networks, and F5 Networks. Most recently, he served as Sr. Director of Product Management at Appsian. Andy holds a BS EECS/MSE from the University of California at Berkeley.

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  • Ashur Kanoon
    Vice President, Products
    Ashur Kanoon
    Vice President, Products
    Ashur Kanoon is Vice President of Products at Zentry Security. He is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience across a broad range of platforms and technologies with a primary focus on security, mobility, and access. His current work focuses on the zero trust portfolio including software defined perimeter (SDP) solutions. In this role he has worked with some of the world’s largest private and public organizations across all verticals. Prior to Zentry Security, Ashur spent many years at Pulse Secure (from founding to acquisition) Juniper Networks and Cisco Systems. Ashur has a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and a master of business administration.

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  • Fara Zarrabi
    VP of Operations
    Fara Zarrabi
    VP of Operations
    Mr. Zarrabi has over 25 years of high-tech operations experience. Fara joins Zentry from NetEnrich, a virtual private management company, where he was VP of Operations and Customer Service. Prior to NetEnrich, Fara was VP of Operations at SonicWALL. In addition, Fara was the Director of Operations at Network Appliance and has held a variety of positions in operations at Apple Computer and Kaiser Electronics. Fara holds a B.S. in Electronic Engineering.

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