Naveen Zutshi joined Palo Alto Networks as Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer in December 2015. In this role he is responsible for Palo Alto Network’s Information technology solutions, driving a comprehensive strategy for information technology that will help scale the company rapidly, deliver on innovative solutions globally, and build a world class IT organization.
Naveen’s experience spans applications, software development, infrastructure and leading organizations in large scale enterprises to small startups. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Naveen was Senior Vice President, Technology at Gap Inc. responsible for the company’s infrastructure, operations, and information security organizations. Before Gap, Naveen spent three years as Vice President, Technology and Operations for Encover, a SaaS CRM company. In this role, Naveen was responsible for developing and bringing to market Service SaaS software. Prior to Encover, Naveen spent seven years with Cisco, serving in both infrastructure and applications roles with an emphasis on sales productivity and infrastructure automation. Prior to Cisco, Naveen spent six years with Wal-Mart, serving in a variety of IT/development positions including responsible for building applications that connected buyers to hundreds of thousands of suppliers worldwide.
He earned a BE in Computer Engineering from Bangalore University and an MBA from University of Arkansas.