Allan Leinwand

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Allan Leinwand is responsible for engineering and operations at Slack.

Before joining Slack, Allan was Chief Technology Officer at ServiceNow, where he was responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and strategy. He has co-founded and held senior leadership positions at multiple companies and was a venture capital investor for seven years. He founded Vyatta (acquired by Brocade), the open-source networking company, co-authored “Cisco Router Configuration” and “Network Management: A Practical Perspective”, and has been granted a patent in the field of data routing.

Leinwand previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught on the subjects of computer networks, network management and network design. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.