The RSA Executive Leadership Team
Fueling transformation and innovation for our customers, employees and partners.
Learn about our passionate and dedicated leaders.
Rohit Ghai most recently served as president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Ghai was responsible for all aspects of the ECD business, including setting strategic vision, sales and services, channel strategy, product development, marketing, finance, support and customer success.
Previously, Ghai was chief operating officer of ECD, and responsible for the division's strategy, development and marketing of all products and solutions. He joined EMC in December 2009 to run product development.
He has more than 20 years of experience in IT in both startup and big company settings, with expertise in digital transformation in highly regulated markets, and knowledge across software, and systems and security. Ghai joined Dell EMC from Symantec, where he held a variety of senior engineering and general management roles. Previously, he was at Computer Associates in a number of senior management roles in the BrightStor and eTrust business units, and led the CA India operations as chief technology officer. Ghai joined CA through the acquisition of Cheyenne Software – a startup in the backup and data protection space.
Ghai holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.
At RSA, I have the privilege of working among some really brilliant people in the computer network security field. There’s a mission-driven environment here. We share an unbending bond to root out malicious activity in cyberspace. I had that same sense of mission when I was in the U.S. Navy. For more than two decades I focused on developing the next generation of warfighting capabilities and its leaders. After 9/11, I rededicated my life to supporting shipmates on what was then an ill-defined battlefield, cyberspace.
Vice President & General Manager, Global Public Sector @ RSA
Michael Brown joined RSA after more than 31 years in the United States Navy, having reached the rank of Rear Admiral. During his long and dedicated career in public service, he held significant leadership positions focused on cybersecurity within the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His last position during active duty was as director of cybersecurity coordination for DHS.
I don’t just want to sell our customers something. I want them to gain a decided advantage against cyber threats. It is so much easier to attack than defend, so the advantage often belongs to attackers. That’s why my philosophy is to help our customers however we can. Whether through our solutions, advice and guidance, or simply by connecting people with one another, we will give our customers the upper hand.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales @ RSA
Dave Castignola is senior vice president of the RSA global go-to-market sales strategy and leads a global sales force that serves the security needs of RSA partners and customers. He has been with RSA since its inception in 1997, having began his career as a sales manager. During his tenure, Dave has a held a variety of sales leadership roles and guided the organization’s significant growth. Under his leadership, RSA became one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands in the data security software industry.
Chris Dentiste is responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance and operations for RSA and has more than 30 years of accounting, finance and M&A experience in the high-tech industry.
Dentiste joined Dell EMC in 2004 as a business unit controller and was promoted to vice president in 2011. Previously, he worked at Adaptec where he served in several senior finance and operational roles before being promoted to director of corporate finance and M&A. In this position, he was instrumental in transforming Adaptec by generating more than $200 million in new business. Prior to Adaptec, he held several influential positions in the high-tech industry.
Dentiste received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and earned his MBA from Santa Clara University.
Given the state of cyber threats, RSA's mission is more important than ever. We’ve known all along what is now becoming clear to the world: That our families, companies and critical national infrastructure are threatened by sophisticated, well-funded and determined cyber criminals and nation-state sponsored threat actors. My job is to help arm organizations in the fight to keep their countries, enterprises and families safe online.
Senior Vice President, Products @ RSA
Grant Geyer is responsible for establishing the vision and strategy for RSA’s product portfolio. He joined RSA in 2013 from Symantec, where he served as vice president of managed security services following Symantec’s acquisition of his prior employer, Riptech. At Riptech, Grant was vice president of business development, in charge of managing relationship with major service providers and technology alliance partners. Earlier in his career, Grant served as a military intelligence officer for the U.S. Army.
You can have the best strategy in the world, but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is execution. Execution wins every day over the most thoughtful, visionary plans. My role from an execution perspective is to make sure there’s alignment and commitment across RSA and that everyone understands and is working toward the same goals.
Senior Vice President & Worldwide Chief Strategy Officer @ RSA
Niloofar Howe came to RSA in 2015 from Endgame where, as the company’s chief strategy officer, she drove market and product strategy and led marketing, product management, corporate development and planning. Prior to Endgame, she was managing director of Paladin Capital Group, a $1 billion private equity fund, for nine years. She led the development and implementation of Paladin’s family of funds investment strategies and oversaw Paladin’s investment portfolio. Niloo previously also worked for Zone Ventures, as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and as an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers.
When I look at the Internet, I see all of the amazing things it has enabled people around the globe to do. It has offered unfettered access to the power of knowledge and provided economic resources to people who wouldn’t otherwise get them. You have to have confidence in that kind of world that you’re going to be safe online. If people are scared to use the web, nothing would get done. Innovation and paranoia are contradictory on so many levels. I don’t want people to operate like that.
Chief Technology Officer @ RSA
As CTO, Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan leads the development of RSA’s technology strategy and is responsible for bringing to market innovations that protect customers from advanced cyber threats. He joined RSA in 2015 from Elastica, where he was CTO. Previously, he was Sourcefire’s chief scientist, and before that, technical director of Symantec’s Security Technology Response division. Zulfikar holds more than 50 patents and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. His doctoral advisor was Professor Ronald L. Rivest, co-founder of RSA Data Security.
This is an exciting time to join RSA. We're at a pivotal transformation point as a company and as an industry. As we embrace our own transformation, we're also trying to change the industry and the way enterprises think about security. This provides us with a great opportunity to connect with new audiences and better serve our markets’ and customers’ biggest security challenges.
Senior Vice President & Worldwide Chief Marketing Officer @ RSA
Holly brings 25 years of marketing experience in the enterprise technology industry to RSA. Before joining the company in 2016, she served as chief marketing officer at Fortinet and as vice president of corporate marketing at FireEye. She also previously held senior marketing positions with SuccessFactors and SumTotal Systems. Additionally, she has worked for Cisco, SAP and IBM/Tivoli in marketing and strategic planning roles.