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René Bonvanie

Advisor to startups & VCs and CMO Emeritus of Palo Alto Networks

René is a 35-year technology-industry operating executive with a focus on advising portfolio companies, particularly those in the cybersecurity and enterprise-infrastructure sectors, at Battery Ventures.

He worked in senior executive roles at Silicon Valley companies including Ingres, Oracle, Business Objects, SAP, Salesforce and Palo Alto Networks.

Most recently, René served as chief marketing officer at Palo Alto Networks for 10 years, where he played a key role in the company's IPO in 2012. He holds a degree in economics from Amsterdam's Vrije Universiteit and is a go-to advisor for many startups.