that the identity attack surface is a crucial blind spot, unprotected by existing IAM and security products.
the technology challenge of enforcing secure authentication on all users, resources and protocols in the on-prem and multi-cloud environment.
a Unified Identity Protection platform that delivers real-time protection against all attacks which use compromised credentials to access enterprise resources.
Hed serves as Silverfort’s CEO and is one of the company’s Co-Founders. He brings a unique technical and leadership background, including product leadership roles at Verint, where he led the company’s nation-scale cybersecurity product and won the company’s innovation competition for his patent-pending inventions. Hed previously served as a Group Leader at the famous 8200 elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Forces, where he received the unit’s excellence awards and the Chief of Intelligence Corps Award for Innovation. Hed holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.
Silverfort’s CTO and Co-Founder Yaron Kassner is a cybersecurity and big data technology expert. Before co-founding Silverfort, Yaron served as a big data expert consultant for Cisco. He also developed new capabilities involving big data analytics and machine learning algorithms at Microsoft. Prior to that Yaron served at the 8200 elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Forces, where he led a reputable R&D team, raised to the rank of Captain, and received a prestigious excellence award. He is also a mentor on the 8200 alumni program. Yaron holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Matan is one of Silverfort’s Co-Founders. Before co-founding Silverfort, he was part of the innovation R&D team at Intucell (acquired by Cisco), where he built real-time large scale products. Prior to that, Matan worked as a Software Engineer at Intel. Matan also served at the 8200 elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Forces as a cybersecurity and big data researcher and received the unit’s excellence award. Matan holds a B.Sc. and completed his studies for M.Sc. in Mathematics at Bar-Ilan University.
Drew is responsible for global sales & GTM at Silverfort as Chief Revenue Officer. For the last 22 years, he has held key leadership and sales positions with enterprise software and cybersecurity companies. Prior to Silverfort, Drew was President & COO at Integris Software (acquired by OneTrust), VP of Sales at Skyfence (acquired by Imperva), and VP of Product Strategy at Imperva, meeting with customers and speaking at industry events in 43 countries. Drew has a BA in Political Science, International Relations from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Tarah is responsible for marketing growth, demand generation, brand and industry awareness as Chief Marketing Officer. For the past 22 years she has held key leadership positions in enterprise software and cyber security corporations and most recently was awarded one of the Top 25 Female Leaders in Cybersecurity. Prior to Silverfort, Tarah held senior marketing leadership positions at Immersive Labs, VoltDB, Carbon Black and Compuware. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human services and psychology from Lesley University.
John Paul is responsible for managing security and risk at Silverfort. With over 24 years’ experience managing cyber risk at Fortune 100 companies – and a further 8 years in the Fortune 1000 – he oversees the design and implementation of Silverfort’s own cybersecurity program. He also works with customers and partners to build an understanding of the strategic benefits of modern identity protection. Prior to joining Silverfort, John Paul has held C-level roles at Bank of Hope, Docupace, Ares Management, and J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
Michelle oversees Silverfort’s Customer Success and Support teams and is responsible for the customer experience, driving customer growth and retention. In this role, she works with the cross-functional teams to optimize the customer journey, ensuring customers realize the full value of the Silverfort solution. A people-first leader, she brings over twenty years of experience in Partnerships, Professional Services, Sales, Success, and Support. Prior to joining Silverfort in February 2023, she held executive leadership positions at Onna and Dell Boomi. Michelle has a Bachelor’s in Broadcast Communications & Journalism from Elon University.
Irena is a finance and business professional with extensive and diversified experience in economics, corporate finance, risk and business management in both international organizations and start-up companies. Prior to joining Silverfort, Irena held various finance, consulting and business development management roles at Allot Communications, Hedgewiz, Financial Immunities, AIG and Bank of Israel, leading international teams to excellence and success. Irena holds a M.A. degree in Economics and Finance from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
SVP Product Management & Tech Alliances
Ron leads Silverfort’s product management and roadmap, alongside leading Silverfort’s strategic alliances with technology partners. He brings over a decade of hands-on product management experience and cyber security expertise. Prior to joining Silverfort, Ron was the Director of Product Management at Claroty, and held product management roles at Wix and NCR. Before that Ron served as a Team Leader at the 8200 elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Forces. Ron holds a B.A in Economics from Tel Aviv University.
Liat leads Silverfort’s Human Resources. Liat brings many years of experience as HR and global talent recruitment for dynamic hi-tech companies. Prior to joining Silverfort, Liat was the Director of HR at Fyber. She led the HR team from their early stages as a start-up to a public company. Liat holds a BA in Behavioral Science, Rectors’ Honors Graduate and MA in Organizational Consulting from Bar Ilan University.
Rotem leads Silverfort’s exceptional engineering team, which tackles some of the most complex challenges in cybersecurity, authentication and big data analytics. He joined Silverfort after many years of research and leadership roles at the 8200 elite cyber unit of the Israel Defense Forces. Rotem holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Summa Cum Laude, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
VP of Product Management
Revital oversees the continual evolution of Silverfort’s Unified Identity Protection platform. Starting her career at Israel’s elite 8200 Unit, and previously at Illusive Networks, her 15 years’ experience will help the company continually augment the platform to help customers address identity security risks using innovative technology.
VP Global Channels
Leslie is responsible for building out and executing Silverfort’s global channel strategy. Having joined the team in January 2023, she brings with her a wealth of experience as a leader across a diverse ecosystem of channels for both hardware and software technology manufacturers. Prior to joining Silverfort, Leslie held senior positions in channels and alliances, both globally and for North America, at companies including Veracode and Kaspersky Lab.
VP of Sales – Americas
Mathew leads Silverfort’s sales organization in the Americas. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years in Cybersecurity sales. Prior to joining Silverfort, Mathew was the VP of North American Sales for Bromium (Acquired by HP Hardware), Director of World Wide Sales at Duo Security (Acquired by Cisco) and Director of Strategic Accounts at Tanium. He started his sales career as a pre-sales engineer at Tivoli Systems (Acquired by IBM), led sales engineering teams at Aventail (Acquired by SonicWall) and ArcSight (acquired by HP Software). Mathew has a Bachelors’s Degree in Computer Science from Wayne State University.
VP of Sales – APAC
Stuart leads Silverfort’s go to market within APAC and serves as the Vice President of Sales. With 17 years’ experience serving the APAC market place, he has worked with in various domains of the Cyber Security Industry and most recently as Area VP of Sales, Financial Services for Asia and Pacific.
VP of Sales – EMEA
Haiko leads Silverfort’s go to market within EMEA and serves as the Vice President of Sales. With 20+ years of experience serving the EMEA marketplace, he has worked within various domains of the Cyber Security Industry and most recently as Area VP of Sales, Middle East. Haiko holds a postgraduate diploma in Management from ESMT Berlin.
VP Global Sales Engineering
Chadd leads the global sales engineering branch of our sales team. Prior to joining Silverfort in January 2020, Chadd held senior positions at ArcSight, ThetaPoint and Invincea, bringing with him extensive experience as a well-rounded technologist and leader. Chadd also served for 8 years in the US Marine Corps and was one of the original group of Marines that built the first USMC Network & Security Operations Center (MCNOSC).
“Silverfort is the #1 best startup to work for in Israel according to DunsTech50 2022 by Dun & Bradstreet.”
Silverfort named a Zero Trust champion by Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA)
Silverfort recognized by CRN as an emerging vendor for 2022
Silverfort is finalist at 2022 Partner of the Year Microsoft for Startups Award
Silverfort named InfoSec Award Winner for 2022 by Cyber Defense Magazine.
Silverfort wins Expert Insights Best-Of MFA award.
Silverfort is a silver winner of the Startup of the Year award for Artificial Intelligence in Security.
Silverfort honored with 2019 Platinum AST “ASTORS” Homeland Security Award.
Silverfort recognized by 451 Research as a ‘451 Firestarter’.
Silverfort recognized as a Microsoft 20/20 Partners Awards and finalist for Emerging ISV Disruptor.
Silverfort named Gold Winner of Info Security Products Guide’s 2018 Global Excellence Awards®.
Silverfort named Winner of the PCI 2020 Awards for Excellence.
Silverfort recognized on CRN’s 2019 Emerging Vendors Lists.
Silverfort recognized in CNBC’s Upstart 100 for its agentless secure authentication and zero trust platform.
Silverfort named Gold Winner of Info Security Products Guide’s 2018 Global Excellence awards.
Frost and Sullivan New Product Innovation Awards 2017.
Silverfort named Winner of the Most Innovative Adaptive Authentication InfoSec Award for 2019 by Cyber Defense Magazine.