Ahmed, a highly respected CEO and industry veteran, has more than three decades of global technology leadership experience. In prior roles, he has driven strategic expansion and diversification of businesses across markets, industries and customers, steering delivery of leading and differentiated solutions. Ahmed has overseen the successful execution of growth transformation, including at Ariba (NASDAQ: ARBA), where he helped the company emerge from the 2008 recession to become the second most valuable Software-as-a-Service company by 2012. At Sitecore, a global leader in context marketing management software, Ahmed helped the company succeed in a rapid growth transformation while getting it ready for the public markets. He has been active in the cybersecurity space, including private investments and board work. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Albion College and a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, where he teaches Contemporary Business Issues.