Executive Team

Tom Kemp

Tom Kemp

Co-founder and CEO

Tom Kemp is co-founder and chief executive officer at Centrify. Under his leadership, the company has become one of the fastest growing security vendors in the industry with over 5,000 customers, including more than half of the Fortune 50.

Prior to Centrify, Kemp held various executive, technical and marketing roles at NetIQ Corporation, Compuware Corporation, EcoSystems Software, and Oracle Corporation. Mr. Kemp was also an Entrepreneur in Residence at leading venture capital firm Mayfield.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and History from the University of Michigan.

Tom discusses the problem of privilege in cybersecurity in Forbes.

Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Co-founder and CTO

Paul Moore is co-founder and chief technology officer at Centrify, where he provides the technical vision for its award-winning software and cloud security solutions.

Prior to Centrify, Moore held executive roles at CA Technologies and Netreon and a variety of software development and consulting positions at Microsoft, Hoskyns Group, BAT, AT&T, Nestle, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, British Petroleum, and Honeywell.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Math and Physics from the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Adam Au

Adam Au

Co-founder and SVP of Engineering

Adam Au is co-founder and senior vice president of engineering at Centrify, where he oversees all engineering activities. Under his leadership, Centrify has built an award-winning suite of security solutions.

Prior to Centrify, Au founded Netreon, a storage management company acquired by CA Technologies, and Auco, a networking company acquired by Peerless Systems Corporation. In addition to his entrepreneurial achievements, Au has held senior positions at CA Technologies and Novell.

He holds a BSEE degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Tim Steinkopf

Tim Steinkopf

CFO

Tim Steinkopf is chief financial officer at Centrify, where he is responsible for all aspects of corporate finance and administration as the company grows its product offerings and extends its global reach.

Prior to Centrify, Steinkopf held CFO positions at Secure Computing Corporation (acquired by McAfee), SumTotal Systems, Purfresh and Silicon Entertainment. Mr. Steinkopf has also held executive and management positions with Watt/Peterson and Ernst & Young.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Computer Science from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.

Silicon Valley Business Journal Chooses Tim as a CFO of the Year Finalist

Rhonda Shantz

Rhonda Shantz

CMO

Rhonda Shantz is chief marketing officer at Centrify, where she provides innovative enterprise marketing strategies to extend Centrify’s brand awareness globally.  

Prior to Centrify, Shantz held tech-sector leadership roles at Rocket Fuel, Symantec, and Hewlett Packard.  She was a partner and technology practice lead at Porter Novelli, consulting with clients including McAfee, PeopleSoft, HP, Wells Fargo and Qualcomm.  

She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Science from California State University Chico and a Master of Business Administration from California State University Sacramento.

Gary Taggart

Gary Taggart

SVP of Worldwide Sales

Gary Taggart is senior vice president of worldwide sales at Centrify, where he leads sales and field service operations including enterprise sales, channel sales, systems engineering, consulting services and inside sales.

Prior to Centrify, Taggart led sales organizations at GuardianEdge (acquired by Symantec), Reconnex Corp (McAfee), CyberGuard and Secure Computing (McAfee). Mr. Taggart brings over 30 years of senior management experience and a proven track record of revenue growth and sales productivity increases.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Gary talks about Centrify’s MSP Channel Program.

Bill Mann

Bill Mann

SVP OF PRODUCTS AND CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

Bill Mann is senior vice president of products and chief product officer, where he is responsible for product strategy product management and product marketing.

Prior to Centrify, Mann held various management and product management positions across the software security spectrum at CA Technologies, as well as senior executive positions at Volera, Novell, Juston and Worldtalk. Mr. Mann has also played a lead role in M&A activities, spearheading multiple acquisitions, product introductions and funding drives.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Computer Science from Aston University in England.

Bill shares some C-suite career advice with IDG Connect.

Rashmi Garde

Rashmi Garde

General Counsel

Rashmi Garde is general counsel at Centrify, where she is responsible for the company’s worldwide legal affairs. Prior to Centrify, Garde held legal positions in public and privately-held companies including general counsel roles at BloomReach, Marin Software and VMware.

Previously, Garde served as in-house counsel at Electronics for Imaging (EFI) and as an associate at Fenwick & West and later at Graham and James.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Rashmi is named a “Person on the Move" by Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Management Team

Crystal Chien
Crystal Chien
VP of engineering
Raman Kumar
Raman Kumar
VP of customer success & support
David McNeely
David McNeely
VP of product strategy
Dan Menudier
Dan Menudier
VP of finance, corporate controller
Grant Murphy
Grant Murphy
VP of North American commercial sales
Richard Oyen
Richard Oyen
VP of human resources
Ram Reddy
Ram Reddy
VP of cloud operations
Ben Rice
Ben Rice
VP of worldwide business development
Kitty Shih
Kitty Shih
VP of engineering
Warren Smith
Warren Smith
VP of global sales operations
Dean Thompson
Dean Thompson
VP of of global technical services and OEM sales
Yanlin Wang
Yanlin Wang
VP of engineering
Ally Zwahlen
Ally Zwahlen
VP of corporate communications