Board Members

Amir Khan

Chairman of the Board
CEO and Founder, Alkira

Amir Khan is a computer networking visionary who founded and led Viptela’s market-leading, cloud-first, Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) business before the acquisition by Cisco. As prescient as he was in identifying the $8B opportunity for SD-WAN, Amir recognized that network hampered the cloud journey and founded Alkira in 2018 with Atif Khan to reinvent networking for the cloud era. Amir’s vision is to deliver the cloud network as a utility. As CEO/Founder, he has led Alkira’s delivery of the industry’s first on-demand, as-a-service, point and click, unified multi-cloud networking service that enables cloud architects to design, build, and deploy a global multi-cloud network in minutes.

Atif Khan

Board Member
CTO and Founder, Alkira

Atif Khan is a renowned routing expert with extensive experience bringing ground-breaking networking solutions to market and in architecting some of the largest and most sophisticated global networks. He is responsible for Alkira’s technology vision and overall engineering and product development of Alkira Cloud Services Exchange. Atif was VP Technology and Solutions, and a founding team member at Viptela, where he developed a world-class, cloud-first, highly scalable SD-WAN solution with advanced routing, segmentation, and security capabilities. Following the Viptela acquisition, Atif was Senior Director of the Enterprise Networking Business at Cisco.

Bill Coughran

Board Member
Partner, Sequoia Capital

Bill Coughran works as a founders’ coach and partner at Sequoia Capital to help build spectacular technology-centric companies. Previously, Bill was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google with oversight of Chrome, YouTube, maps,, underlying infrastructure systems, and security.

Mamoon Hamid

Board Member
Partner, Kleiner Perkins

Mamoon Hamid is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins. Mamoon has been an early investor in and served on the boards of some of the most innovative software companies of recent times including Slack, Box, Yammer, Figma and Netskope. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, he was a Co-Founder of Social Capital, and prior to that a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners (USVP). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, an MS from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Jason Illian

Board Member
Managing Director, Koch Disruptive Technologies

Jason Illian is the Managing Director of Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT), the investing arm of Koch Industries. Jason serves on the board of D2iQ and is also a Board Advisor for 8VC, Rise of the Rest and Trust Ventures. Jason is a published author and nationally renowned speaker. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University with a BBA in International Finance and continued his education with TCU and the London School of Economics.

Brendan Durkin

Managing Director, Koch Disruptive Technologies

Brendan Durkin is a managing director at KDT focused on partnering with entrepreneurs building companies that disrupt industries and helping those entrepreneurs achieve their goals by leveraging the Koch Industries ecosystem. Prior to KDT, he successfully managed P/Ls and cross-functional teams in both startup and Fortune 100 environments across a variety industries, such as professional services, manufacturing, commodity trading, and software.

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See the Cloud Networking as-a-Service in Action!

Schedue a 30-minute demonstration with a cloud specialist today and we’ll show you how to:

  • Cut cloud network provisioning time from months to minutes
  • Get simple, as -a-service consumption for your global cloud network with no upfront costs or CAPEX
  • Ensure enterprise grade security when moving to cloud