Jim Messina

Jim Messina

Founder and CEO, Messina Group

Jim Messina is founder and CEO of the Messina Group, a full-service consulting firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. The architect of Barack H. Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, Messina is widely recognized as one of the world's premier public affairs and communications strategists. In 2013, Messina was named the chairman of Organizing for Action, an advocacy group that promotes social policies from the community level, and co-chairman of Priorities USA Action, a progressive super PAC. His close and ongoing connections to President Obama and other key global figures add singular value and insight to the Messina Group's work.

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Jodi Sutton

Vice President of Business Operations

Jodi Sutton is the vice president of business operations at Vectra. Before joining Vectra, she was vice president of go-to-market operations at DataStax, a leader in on-premises, hybrid and multi-cloud deployments and services. Before DataStax, Jodi was vice president of global customer operations at Alfresco, senior vice president of sales strategy and operations at Axiom, and senior vice president of global sales operations at ServiceSource. She was also vice president of worldwide sales operations and vice president and deputy counsel at Juniper Networks. Jodi earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

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Jennifer Geisler

Chief Marketing Officer

Jennifer Geisler is the chief marketing officer at Vectra. Before joining Vectra, she was vice president of marketing at Forescout, where she led the transformation of the Forescout brand identity from a network access control (NAC) company to a high-growth IoT and OT security company. Prior to Forescout, she had roles of increasingly responsibility at McAfee, Cisco and Packeteer, resulting in a 20+ year track record of innovative and high impact marketing initiatives plus two successful IPOs. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing from Wright State University and served in the U.S. Air Force.

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Aaron Bean

Vice President of Human Resources

Aaron Bean is the vice president of human resources at Vectra. He brings more than 20 years of HR leadership to Vectra, with experience in private and public companies. Before Vectra, Aaron was vice president of HR at Skyhigh Networks, which was acquired by McAfee, and senior vice president of HR at Aruba, where he led human resources from startup to IPO and acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Prior to Aruba, he was head of human resources for the Juniper Security Products Group and vice president of HR at Alteon WebSystems, where he built HR, facilities and IT functions from startup to IPO. Aaron holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern California.

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