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Lior Div

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Lior Div, Chief Executive Officerand Co-Founder of Cybereason, is an expert in hacking operations, forensics, reverse engineering, malware analysis, cryptography, and evasion. Previously, Lior served in unit 8200 of the Israeli Intelligence Corps as a commander of a cyber security team, where he received a Medal of Honor. Prior to co-founding Cybereason, Lior founded a cyber security services company that provided services to Israeli government agencies.

Yossi Naar

Chief Visionary Officer & Co-Founder

Yossi Naar, Chief Visionary Officer and Co-Founder, is an accomplished software developer and architect. During his 20 years of industry experience, Yossi has designed and built many products, from cutting-edge security platforms for the defense industry to big data platforms for the AdTech / digital marketing industry as well as the Cybereason in-memory graph engine.

Yonatan Striem-Amit

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

Yonatan Striem-Amit, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Cybereason, is a machine learning, big data analytics and visualization technology expert, with over a decade of experience applying analytics to security in the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli Governmental Agencies. Prior to founding Cybereason, Yonatan headed the development for Watchdox, a leading DRM and SaaS security startup.

Shai Horovitz

Chief Revenue Officer

Shai Horovitz, Chief Revenue Officer, has held several senior leadership roles within Cybereason, from Head of Business Development & Strategic Alliances to CEO, Cybereason Japan, now a significant contributor to the overall business.  Prior to joining Cybereason, Shai was a senior leader in the premier Special Operations Unit of the Israel Defense Forces.

Emmy Linder

Chief Operating Officer

Emmy Linder, Chief Operations Officer, has 10 years of senior management experience, including 5 years in operating product and project management roles in technology companies. Prior to joining Cybereason, she worked for The Boston Consulting Group, where she focused on operational excellence and organizational design programs. Emmy began her career in the Israeli Defense Forces­ Unit 8200 where she commanded a 24/7 intelligence team.

Bhanu Sareddy

Chief Customer Officer

Bhanu Sareddy, Chief Customer Officer, has a clear track record of defining the customer journey and delivering value. With experience at Tufin, Fuze, Aveksa (RSA), and Netegrity (CA), he managed professional services, customer success, and support teams delivering enterprise-grade solutions that have driven revenue, created long-term relationships, and built trust with customers.

Sam Curry

Chief Security Officer

Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer, is an IT security visionary with over 20 years of IT security industry experience. Sam served as Chief Technology and Security Officer at Arbor Networks, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of Arbor’s technology, security and innovation roadmap. Previously, he spent more than seven years at RSA (the Security Division of EMC) in a variety of senior management positions, including Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Technologist and Senior Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing. Sam has also held senior roles at Microstrategy, Computer Associates, and McAfee.

Ghazal Asif

SVP, Worldwide Channels

Ghazal Asif, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels has a formidable track record of building indirect go-to-market channels for fast growth high tech startups. Using a proven and repeatable playbook, and creating value for partners and customers, Ghazal previously built Meraki’s Global Channels from $100M to $500M and AppDynamics Channel sales from $20M to $150M. Both companies were acquired by Cisco for $1.3B and $3.7B respectively.

Ziv Oren

Chief Information Officer

Ziv Oren, Chief Information Officer, Tel Aviv, is a strategic technology executive with more than 20 years of experience building and leading high-performing technology organizations, specializing in technological, operational and organizational turnarounds. Ziv has a background in managing operations, IT infrastructures, information system development, dev-ops, BI, QA, professional-services, support and PMO activities. He has a strong business orientation with B2B, M&A and regulation experience in both public and privately held companies. Previously, Ziv was the founder and CEO of Budgetao, a SaaS-based budgeting platform.

Russell Stein

Chief Financial Officer

Russell Stein has more than 20 years of industry experience, most recently at Intellectual Ventures where he worked for more than eight years as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Investments and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he spent 15 years at Merrill Lynch in a variety of roles, including CEO of Merrill Lynch Bank, Managing Director, Head of Global Corporate Finance (Investment Banking Division) and Global Treasurer.

Roi Carmel

Chief Product Officer & Chief Marketing Officer

Roi Carmel, Chief Product Officer, brings over 15 years of product management experience to his role. Roi's strength lies in creating a winning product strategy and driving that strategy through product messaging and sales enablement. He has held leadership roles at Perfecto Mobile and Hewlett-Packard. 

Israel Barak

Chief Information Security Officer

Israel Barak, CISO, is a cyber defense and warfare expert, with his extensive background established at the Israeli Defense Forces and the Government of Israel. As Cybereason’s CISO, Israel is at the forefront of the company’s security innovation, as well as research and analysis of current and evolving advanced threats. Israel founded and headed the Israeli Defense Forces red team unit, as well as established and operated various cyber warfare teams. As part of his various roles, Israel developed cyber warfare infrastructure and proprietary technologies, including leading development of proprietary cryptographic solutions, research and analysis of security vulnerabilities, information security products and technologies, and managed enterprise-wide large scale development and implementation projects of cyber technologies. Israel spent years training, guiding and professionally mentoring new personnel, providing in-depth cyber expertise as it relates to cyber warfare, cyber security, and threat actor’s tactics and procedures. Israel is a regular speaker at leading cyber security industry conferences and events.

Lior Mozel

SVP, Engineering

Lior Mozel, SVP of Engineering, brings more than 20 years of experience building R&D organizations that are focused on business value. Lior joined Cybereason after leading the R&D in Playbuzz, and before Lior held various management positions at Imperva, including leading the R&D of both the application security and data security product lines.

Ori Herman

VP, Operations & TLV Site Manager

Ori Herman, VP Operations & TLV Site Manager, brings over 15 years of Operations & Project management leadership roles at the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, DC Holding Group, SIEMENS Renewable Energy Division and in Israel’s premier Special Operations Unit (Ret. Lieutenant Colonel). Ori holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA in Financial Engineering and Banking from the Hebrew University.

Vered Gomma

VP, Technical Operations

Vered Gomma, Vice President of Technical Operations, has a clear track record managing large-scale technical operations and production groups in the online and software industries. With experience at Kenshoo, Kaltura and 888 Holdings, Vered has managed IT infrastructure teams, DevOPS teams, support teams, professional services, NOC teams, and customer success. 

Carlo Cadet

VP, Product Marketing

Patrick Shea

VP, Marketing Growth & Operations

Patrick Shea, Vice President, Marketing Growth & Operations, has 10+ years of experience driving demand and growth across multiple channels and managing high-performance teams. Prior to Cybereason, Patrick ran marketing for HubSpot’s partner programs, accounting for 40% of the company’s annual revenue, and helped successfully bring the company to market across a wide range of industries.

Rob Peacock

Global VP, Strategic Alliances

Rob Peacock, Global VP of Strategic Alliances, is a seasoned executive with deep enterprise technology, management consulting, technology, creative, and digital services experience. Previously, as an executive at Sprinklr, Rob built their alliances program and assisted in the growth of 1,500+ customers, 13 acquisitions, and 1,600 employees. Rob spent the previous 15 years consulting, including running digital transformation and omnichannel strategy at SapientNitro, helping grow to $1.2BN in services revenue. 

Shlomi Avivi

CISO, VP Information Security

Shlomi Avivi,  CISO,VP Information Security, has 15+ years experience building and managing security organizations at high-risk, regulated tech companies. He comes to Cybereason with a diverse experience and deep understanding in the various aspects of security and compliance, both technical and non-technical.

Advisory Board

Edward Davis

President and CEO of Edward Davis, LLC

Edward Davis is the President and CEO of Edward Davis, LLC, a security and strategy firm. Davis is former Police Commissioner of the Boston Police Department, served on the Police Executive Research Forum's Board of Directors, and was a founding member and first President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association. He has worked as an advisor to the Chicago Police and is a member of the Federal Court Monitor team for the NYC Police Department. Davis is a frequent contributor to CNN, FOX News, and USA today, and is a current Security Consultant to CBS Boston.

Robert Bigman

Former CISO for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Robert Bigman retired from the CIA after serving a 30-year distinguished career, where he developed technical measures and procedures to manage the nation’s most sensitive secrets. Bigman worked in every area of information and data security, and as the Agency's CISO, Bigman managed a large organization of technical and program officers responsible for the protection of all Agency information and his responsibilities included cryptography, information security policy/processes, standards and requirements, testing, and network defense/response.

Mike Gordon

Deputy CISO at Lockheed Martin

Mike Gordon currently serves as the Deputy CISO and Director of Intelligence & Operations within Lockheed Martin’s Corporate Information Security organization. Mike is responsible for the overall Computer Network Defense (CND) of the Lockheed Martin computing infrastructure. Mike co-founded the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE) and has served as the organization’s Vice Chairman since its inception where he oversees strategy and operations.

Pinhas Buchris

Founder and Managing Partner at State of Mind Ventures

Pinhas is a recognised leader in the development of Israel’s military intelligence, cyber and technology capabilities (Ret. Brig. General) and an experienced investor. He was Managing Director of the Israeli Ministry of Defence, Commander of a classified technology unit, and Head of the prestigious 8200 division - Israel’s signal processing intelligence unit - where he initiated many of Israel’s cyber programs. Pinhas was a Partner with Apax Partners and served as a mentor to several successful cyber technology startups.

Herman Young

CISO at Investec

Herman Young is an Information Security Executive with over 20 years of experience in both offensive and defensive disciplines across a wide variety of industries. He uses this experience in his current role as Group CISO for Investec, where he leads the Cyber Security team and coordinates Information Security across the group. Herman serves as a strategic advisor to a few niche startups and is actively involved in threat intelligence sharing initiatives across Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Seth McCallister

CISO at HUB International

Seth McCallister has spent the previous 20 years working in information technology with a focus on information security. Seth has worked in a wide range of business environments that span technology, financial services, consumer packaged goods and government. Seth currently works at HUB International where he serves as the Chief Information Security Officer. In his role, he is shaping the current and future information security and compliance strategy for Hub International.

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering at Google

Gerhard Eschelbeck is Vice President Security and Privacy Engineering at Google, where he leads the teams that ensure data and systems security, as well as user privacy. He published the “Laws of Vulnerabilities” and is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Prior to joining Google, Gerhard was CTO and Senior Vice President at Sophos and Qualys, and served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee.

Nick Percoco

Chief Security Officer at Kraken & Founder of THOTCON

With nearly 20 years of information security expertise, Nick Percoco is adept at developing and leading security programs in this ever-evolving connected threat landscape. He co-founded the “I am The Cavalry” movement, a highly regarded grassroots hacker organization focused on issues where computer security intersect public safety, and also founded SpiderLabs, the ethical hacking test lab that contributed to Trustwave’s growth. Nick was the creator of THOTCON, an annual Chicago hacking conference. Nick has served as a media spokesperson on CNN, Fox News, CNET and Forbes.

Richard Rushing

CISO for Motorola Mobility

Richard Rushing participates in corporate, community, and government security councils and working groups, setting standards and policies for current and emerging security issues. As CISO for Motorola Mobility, he has developed an international team to tackle targeted attacks and emerging threats. He has organized, developed, and deployed practices, tools, and techniques to protect the enterprise's IP worldwide. A much-in-demand speaker on information security, Rushing has spoken at many of the leading security conferences and seminars around the world.

Kugan Kulothungan

CISO at Virtusa Corporation

Kugan Kulothungan has more than 16 years of international experience in leading cybersecurity & information security engagements for various multinational corporations in financial services and technology industries. Prior to joining Virtusa Corporation, Kugan was with Standard Chartered Bank as their Global Head of Security Risk and Compliance. As CISO for Virtusa, Kugan has led Virtusa’s effort to strengthen their cyber defense and response mechanisms to protect Virtusa and their customers’ data from ever-increasing cyber threats.

Mike Makowka

CISO at LEO Cyber Security

Mike Makowka has over 17 years of professional experience with an emphasis on information technology and security of enterprise systems in state government, federal government, and commercial organizations. He is currently the CISO at LEO Cyber Security and is responsible for developing, driving, and maintaining the success of the organization’s security program. He has a Master’s of Science in Information Security and Assurance and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).