Meera Shankar

Director, Business Development and Platform

Meera joins NightDragon with a passion for people and driving change and progress through partnerships. A devoted storyteller, Meera’s commitment to relationships and business development has translated into a strong track record of GTM-inspired growth across a wide range of partner ecosystems, including strategic technology, cloud service providers, channel, managed service providers and systems integrators.

Meera has nearly a decade of cybersecurity experience, most notably spending nearly seven years at Splunk, where she served as a leading voice for security. Serving in roles that spanned both the alliance organization and CISO organization, she drove growth of 50% YoY for the partner ecosystem, helped to mitigate cyber threats through risk assessments, authored Splunk’s internal cyber policies, and built the company’s internal cyber training. More recently, Meera worked at data security startup Okera where she led evangelism efforts, drove thought leadership by building strategic relations with industry analysts, and told the cybersecurity sales story to drive go-to-market potential for the organization.

Meera graduated from Yale University and has an MBA from the University of Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys music, basketball, and spending time with her dog Nala.