Armed with more than a century of combined experience in open-source software technology and social identity, there is one thing that makes our team unique: our passion to build better online experiences for our customers.

While Larry Drebes founded Janrain in 2005, it has been the collaborative effort of the Janrain team to get us to where we are today. Our dedication, tenacity and methodical nature is what pulls us through the social trenches offering you nothing but the best in Customer Identity Management.


Larry Drebes


Larry founded Janrain in 2005 to address the challenge of managing user identity on the Internet. Prior to Janrain, Larry was a co-founder of Silicon Valley startups, a web-based service, and Four11 Corporation. At Four11 Corporation, Larry led the development of its RocketMail product, one of the first Internet-based email systems. Four11 was acquired by Yahoo in 1997, and its RocketMail product became Yahoo! Mail. Earlier in his career, Larry did software development for Raynet, McDonnell Douglas and A.G. Edwards.


Sanjay Khare


Sanjay joined Janrain as President in 2013. Prior to joining Janrain, Sanjay was the Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer at Vesta Corporation, the leading provider of payment solutions for global mobile network operators such as AT&T, Vodafone and China Mobile. During Sanjay’s tenure at Vesta, the company grew by a factor of 10 ultimately processing more than $3.5 billion in annual transactions in 12 countries and 9 currencies. Sanjay’s background also includes experience as a CFO of both public and private companies, Vice President of Business Development, corporate attorney, management consultant and financial analyst. Sanjay holds MBA and JD degrees from Stanford University and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Chicago.

Jim Lodestro

Jim Lodestro

Senior VP, Worldwide Sales

Jim is a Silicon Valley veteran, with more than 25 years of experience building and leading breakout technology companies. Prior to joining Janrain, Jim held sales leadership positions at companies like MyBuys, Responsys, Hyperion Solutions and Arbor Software, where he built and managed multiple successful sales organizations both direct and indirect on a global basis. Jim holds a BA from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Babson College.


Lewis Barr

VP, Legal and Privacy

Lewis brings to Janrain more than 20 years of diverse legal experience, including 12 years managing the legal matters of technology-centric service companies and addressing their customer privacy and information security concerns. Prior to Janrain, Lewis was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fios, Inc.; General Counsel of New Edge Networks (now EarthLink Business); and an attorney in private practice. Lewis began his legal career as a staff attorney with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law and his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.


Joyce Boss

VP, Finance

Joyce joined Janrain in 2013 and leads Janrain’s accounting, finance and sales operations teams. Prior to joining Janrain, Joyce was the Senior Director of Finance and Sales Operations at Tripwire, a leading provider of IT security and compliance automation software solutions. Previously Joyce was at the global accounting firm, KPMG, where she worked as an audit manager on financial and compliance audits for publicly traded companies. Joyce is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelors of Science degree from Oregon State University.

Carol Ward

Carol Ward

VP, Human Resources

Carol joined Janrain in March, 2013, bringing over 25 years of HR experience. Carol leads Janrain’s HR, Facility and Administrative functions. Prior to joining the team, Carol was the Senior Director of HR at Yottamark, a Bay area based startup that provides traceability and authentication solutions. Carol has spent most of her career in HR Leadership positions supporting technology organizations at Digimarc, Serena Software and ADP.


Jamie Beckland

VP, Marketing and Product

Jamie has been delivering custom web solutions for more than 10 years, and built his first social media community in 2004. Prior to Janrain, Jamie led the emerging media practice at White Horse, and has worked as a marketer and technologist with clients including Coca-Cola, Financial Times, Samsung, Wells Fargo, L’Occitane, The Brooking Institution, and many others. He frequently speaks about technology trends and writes for Mashable, Social Media Examiner, iMediaConnection, AdAge, and other publications.


Vidya Shivkumar

VP, Strategy

Vidya is responsible for product strategy, strategic and product partnerships. She brings more than 15 years of product leadership experience in Internet- and SaaS-based products and services. Prior to Janrain, Vidya held product management and product development positions at AOL, iovation and DataMotion, where she brought to market online consumer security, enterprise email encryption, fraud prevention and web search based offerings. Vidya holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science in computer science from the University of Louisiana and a Bachelor of Engineering in electronics engineering from the University of Mumbai.


Tom Meese

VP, Delivery & Services

Tom brings over 20 years of software delivery and consulting experience to Janrain. Prior to joining Janrain, Tom spent 10 years at Axian, Inc. During his tenure he held several roles with the most recent being President and running all operations, sales, and engineering. Tom led Axian’s transition from embedded software engineering to providing custom web and data solutions to Fortune 100 clients. Previous experience includes managing enterprise and SaaS products for Equiilibrium and running technical marketing programs for Intel. Tom has a Bachelors of Science degree from Portland State University.

Rahul Aggarwal

Rahul Aggarwal

General Manager, Customer Engagement Business Unit

Prior to joining Janrain in 2014, Rahul was the CEO & Co-Founder of Arktan, where he drove product innovation and managed all aspects of the company. He steered Arktan’s rise from a young start-up to a pioneering provider of industry-leading user engagement products, culminating in the strategic acquisition of Arktan by Janrain. Prior to Arktan, Rahul was a Distinguished Engineer at Juniper Networks, where he drove innovation in Internet routing, mobile, VPN, and data center-related technologies and standards across the industry. Rahul is the author of over 25 Internet Standards, published as drafts and RFCs, holds over 40 patents, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He received his B.S. from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and his M.S. from University of Minnesota.