Board of Directors

Bethany Mayer


Bethany Mayer joined Pulse Secure’s Board of Directors as Chairperson in September of 2019. A 25-year veteran of the technology industry, Bethany has held a wide range of leadership roles in Silicon Valley, from startups to global giants. Most recently, Bethany served as CEO of Ixia – a market leader in test, visibility and security solutions that was acquired by Keysight Technologies in 2017. Previously, she was Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP’s Networking Business, as well as Vice President for Marketing and Alliances for its Enterprise Servers Storage and Networking Group. Earlier in her career, she held senior roles at Blue Coat Systems, Cisco and Apple Computer.  In addition to her role on Pulse Secure’s Board, Bethany currently serves as an Executive Partner with Siris Capital Group LLC, and on the Boards of Marvell, LAM Research, and Sempra Energy. A graduate of Santa Clara University, she earned an MBA from CSU-Monterey Bay.

Sudhakar Ramakrishna


Sudhakar Ramakrishna is CEO of Pulse Secure where he oversees all aspects of business strategy and execution. With nearly 25 years of experience across the cloud, mobility, networking, security and collaboration markets, Sudhakar joined Pulse Secure from Citrix. At Citrix, Sudhakar served as the senior vice president and general manager for the Enterprise and Service Provider Division, where he had profit and loss responsibility for approximately a $2.5 billion portfolio of virtualization, cloud networking, mobile platforms and cloud services solutions. Before Citrix, he was at Polycom and was president of products and services. Sudhakar has also held senior leadership roles at Motorola, 3COM and US Robotics and brings significant experience in strategic planning and execution, organization development, and incubating and scaling new businesses to Pulse Secure. Sudhakar earned his master’s degree in Computer Science from Kansas State, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Sudhakar is a member of the board of directors at Health iPass. He has significant experience as a board member and advisor of Public and Private companies.

Alfred Zollar


Al Zollar is an Executive Partner with SIRIS Capital Group, LLC since February 2014. Al retired from IBM in January, 2011 following a successful 34-year career. He is a 2011 Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University. Al was formerly general manager of the global, multi-billion dollar IBM Tivoli Software division from 2004 to 2011, where he was responsible for the executive leadership, strategy and P&L. Previously, Al held senior management positions in each of IBM's diverse software businesses including general manager of IBM iSeries server product line and IBM Lotus Software. He has been issued US Patent # 8,261,329 B2, "Trust and Identity in Secure Calendar Sharing Collaboration". Al is a board member of PSEG, Red Hat and Stratus Technologies, a SIRIS portfolio company. Al holds a master's degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of California at San Diego, where in 2011 he was named one of their 50 distinguished alumni.

Merle Gilmore


Mr. Merle Gilmore is a former senior executive of Motorola, Inc., spending 30 years there before his retirement in 2000. He has held numerous senior management positions at Motorola, including Executive Vice President and President of the Land Mobile Products Sector; Executive Vice President and President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Executive Vice President and President of the Communications Enterprise. Mr. Gilmore served as an Industrial Partner of Ripplewood during the Principals’ tenure there. He is a director of Revenew Systems, LLC. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Proxim Corp., Japan Telecom, Inc., MedQuist (now MModal), and Mediabolic, Inc., as well as Chairman of the Board and a representative officer of D&M Holdings Inc. from March 2001 until July 2006. Mr. Gilmore is currently the Executive Chairman of Airvana and was previously the Executive Chairman of Tekelec.

Michael Seedman


Mr. Michael Seedman has more than 30 years of senior executive management, leadership and technological innovation, expertise and experience. From 1993 to 1997, he was Senior Vice President, and General Manager of the U.S. Robotic’s Personal Computer Division (acquired by 3Com Corporation). Prior to U.S. Robotics, Mr. Seedman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Peripherals, which he founded in 1981 and later sold to Hayes Microcomputer, Inc. Mr. Seedman served as an Industrial Partner of Ripplewood during the Principals’ tenure there. Before his association with Ripplewood, Mr. Seedman was the founder and Chairman of Entrega Technologies (acquired by Xircom), a computer peripheral design and manufacturer. Mr. Seedman is a director of Revenew Systems, LLC, Cleversafe Inc. and LS Research, LLC. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Proxim Corp., D&M Holdings Inc., MedQuist (now MModal), Airvana and Applied Discovery, as well as other public and private boards.

Hilton Romanski


Prior to joining Siris, Mr. Romanski was SVP & Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems where he led Strategy, Acquisitions, Venture Investments, Strategic Alliances, and Strategic Innovation.  Mr. Romanski started his career at JP Morgan & Co in its Mergers and Acquisitions group and co-founded its West Coast telecom’s practice. Mr. Romanski earned an MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Columbia University.

Michael Hulslander


Mr. Hulslander joined Siris Capital in 2012. Previously, Mr. Hulslander was an Associate with HM Capital. Prior to that, he was in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan, where he advised companies on mergers, acquisitions, financings, and strategic initiatives. Mr. Hulslander graduated from the University of Michigan where he received a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.