JFrog Leaps for Growth: Appoints Independent Board Members From Jive, Netflix and Five9

The world of software drives digital innovation, and software delivery is increasingly being driven by JFrog. We’re honored and humbled to continue to grow alongside our customers. To enable our next leap ahead, we’re proud to announce that we’ve appointed key industry leaders as independent members of our Board of Directors that will assist us to further grow in the DevOps market

As seen in Business Insider, the new board members, Jessica Neal, Elisa Steele and Barry Zwarenstein, have all supported fast-growing companies to scale through significant corporate milestones and are key additions to the JFrog team. Each of them will help advise JFrog’s leadership on its continued path of growth.

We couldn’t be more excited to join with these pioneers and leaders from the tech industry, and we’re incredibly proud to have these powerhouse personalities join our team. Their strong experience, especially in building global SaaS businesses across software emerging markets, will be extremely valuable as JFrog continues to grow and support the world’s digital transformation through DevOps.

About the Board Members

Jessica Neal currently serves as the CHRO of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), and previously served on the board of the Association for Talent Development. She has also worked as head of human resources at the online learning platform Coursera, and as Chief People Officer for the mobile gaming company Scopely.

“Joining the board of JFrog is an immense honor,” Neal said. “Bridging the gap between technology and people is key to the future of all industries, and JFrog is positioned well for immediate and ongoing success. I look forward to participating in that journey.”   

Elisa Steele served as CEO of Namely and Jive Software, and currently is the chair of the board of directors for Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD) and Namely; and also serves on the boards of Procore Technologies and Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK). She has also held executive positions for Microsoft, Skype, Yahoo! and NetApp. 

Noted Ms. Steele: “I strongly believe in the future of JFrog and their innovative universal, end-to-end DevOps platform. I am thrilled to serve on the board of this amazing company and support the global employees who are incredibly committed to the company and the success of our customers.”  

Barry Zwarenstein is the Chief Financial Officer of Five9 (NASDAQ: FIVN), a publicly-traded leader of cloud-based contact center technology. Mr. Zwarenstein managed Five9’s successful IPO in 2014 and served as interim CEO from the end of 2017 to May 2018. Zwarenstein, a veteran CFO  and leader in the financial industry, also served as CFO at VeriFone (NYSE: PAY), SMART Modular Technologies (NASDAQ: SMOD) and Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) and guided the companies through successful IPOs. Mr. Zwarenstein has also served as the Audit Committee Chair on the board of DealerTrack Technologies.

 “JFrog is an excellent company with innovative tools that drive the DevOps industry, and I am excited to be a part of the board,” Zwarenstein said. “I believe between the board and the management team, we are committed to achieving outstanding performance for the foreseeable future.”    

Bringing on the Best

JFrog conducted an exhaustive search for proven leaders with a wealth of operational field experience in public companies who would further strengthen the board. These outstanding individuals not only match the caliber we sought, but also align with JFrog’s DNA. 

The new members will join the JFrog Board of Directors immediately.