Yvonne Wassenaar is the CEO of Puppet, an infrastructure-as-code company, and previously served as CEO of Airware, a pioneer in the commercial drone market. Prior to Airware, Ms. Wassenaar served as CIO and SVP of Operations at New Relic, where she was instrumental in the company’s IPO and post-public transition. She has also served in a variety of executive roles at VMWare and was previously a Partner at Accenture where she advised tech clients including Apple, eBay, NetApp, VMWare, HP and others.
Since 2017, Ms. Wassenaar has been an Independent Director of Forrester Research, Inc. and she serves as a Board Trustee of Harvey Mudd College. She is also an advisor to Snyk, a DevSecOps company, and the Athena Alliance, a non-profit focused on increasing diversity in the board room.
Ms. Wassenaar has a BA in Economics with a specialization in computing, and an MBA focused on strategy and operations from the University of California, Los Angeles.