Executive Vice President & Chief Product Officer, Enterprise Business Group
Ashutosh (Ash) Kulkarni is executive vice president and chief product officer of the enterprise business group at McAfee. He is responsible for product strategy and execution and for delivering leading-edge cybersecurity offerings that protect McAfee customers from threats to their applications, networks, data, devices, and other critical assets.
Kulkarni is a passionate advocate of customer-centric design and of the use of data and analytics to create compelling offerings that thrill customers. Most recently, he was the senior vice president and general manager of the web security and web performance businesses at Akamai Technologies. During his tenure at Akamai, he led the teams that delivered the leading web application firewall, bot management, and DDoS mitigation solutions in the industry.
Kulkarni has over 20 years of product management, product development, product marketing, business development, and strategy experience. Prior to Akamai, he served in various senior leadership roles at Informatica and, as senior vice president and general manager, led Informatica’s cloud integration business, as well as their core data integration and data quality businesses. Kulkarni began his career at Sun Microsystems where he worked in various engineering, product management, and product marketing roles.
Kulkarni earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Mumbai, an M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.