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Rajiv Batra

Palo Alto Networks
Jim Goetz and Carl Eschenbach
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First Meeting

We had known Nir and Rajiv for over a decade and hoped to be part of whatever they did next. Nir pulled into our parking lot in an old BMW with the license plate CHKPKLR—”Check Point killer”—because Check Point was the leader in enterprise security. Never had a drive to derail an incumbent been so clear! Nir had unparalleled technical chops and deep expertise in security. We introduced him to Rajiv, a world class engineering leader with a knack for hiring and motivating elite coders, and incubated the team in our office.