Unni is a business executive with over two decades of experience across marketing, enterprise technology sales and partnerships. He has held senior leadership roles in high-growth environments in both multi-billion-dollar organizations and early-stage companies/ businesses.
At Palo Alto Networks, Unni is responsible for the company’s marketing strategy and execution in Asia Pacific and Japan region. Being one of the early employees, Unni has been instrumental in growing the teams, elevating the company’s brand presence and contributing to its rapid growth in the region.
Prior to Palo Alto Networks, Unni was at Brocade Communications where he was responsible for the strategy and execution of marketing with an additional focus on building the IP market for Brocade, implementing a scalable and sustainable telemarketing process for awareness, digital and demand generation, and channel marketing. Before joining Brocade, he spent over 10 years at Sun Microsystems in leadership roles in marketing, tele-web, sales and alliance sales. In his last stint at Sun Microsystems, Unni was in charge of building the company’s brand and demand across the Emerging Markets (Latin America, Central Europe, Middle East Africa, Greater China and India). His marketing journey began with Parametric Technology Corp (PTC), with a stint at the corporate headquarters in the USA as part of the global marketing team. Unni started his career in sales at HCL Hewlett Packard and then moved to Datacraft as its regional sales manager.
Unni is in the APAC Advisory Board of CMO Council and was the Chairman of the Cloud Computing Chapter, Singapore Info-comm Technology Federation (SiTF, today SG Tech).
He holds an engineering and an MBA degree with leadership courses from Kellogg School of Management, Stanford Graduate Business School and Singapore Management University. In his free time, Unni enjoys cycling and yoga, and dabbles in painting and photography.