Imperva, Inc. of Redwood Shores, CA announced on January 2 the appointment of Mike Burns as the company’s chief financial officer, effective immediately.
“Mike joins Imperva at a very exciting time. His successful track record in growing companies and highly relevant experience will be instrumental in executing the company’s profitable growth strategy,” said Chris Hylen, president and chief executive officer of Imperva. “With Mike at the finance helm, we are well positioned to meet our near and long-term corporate objectives.”
Burns has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in finance and operations with high-growth public technology companies. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of Gigamon where the company doubled revenue and expanded operating profit during his tenure. Prior to that, he served as chief financial officer of Volterra Semiconductor for six years. Earlier in his career, Burns held several senior finance roles at Intel Corporation, including finance director of Intel Capital. He earned his B.A. in economics and M.S. in industrial engineering from Stanford University, and his MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
“I am thrilled to join Imperva given its leadership in the enterprise data and application security industry,” said Burns. “I look forward to working with Chris and the entire team as we execute on our next phase of growth and deliver strong results over time for our employees and shareholders.”
As CFO, Burns will report directly to Hylen and will oversee Imperva’s finance, accounting, investor relations, and facilities & administration.