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 8200yf 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.
As Silverfort’s President and a Co-Founder, Matan leads many of the company’s sales and business activities around the world. 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.
Ron leads Silverfort’s product management and roadmap. 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.
Dana is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry with over 15 years of real-world expertise and leadership roles in leading security companies. Prior to Silverfort, Dana served as VP Marketing at Indegy. Before that, she served as Director of Enterprise Security at Trusteer (acquired by IBM in 2012). She also held various roles at Imperva, Symantec, Bindview, and Amdocs. Dana holds an engineering degree from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in addition to a number of industry and vendor certifications.
Mathew leads Silverfort’s sales and channel 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.
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.
Leonid is an Israeli-American scientist and entrepreneur who led a number of successful ventures. He was the CEO and Co-Founder of Viewfinity, an endpoint protection company (acquired by CyberArk in 2015), the CEO and Co-Founder of XOsoft, which developed high availability software for servers and databases (acquired by CA Technologies in 2006), and a Co-Founder and CTO of Identify Software (acquired by BMC in 2006). Leonid holds two Ph.D. degrees, in Mathematics and in Mechanical Engineering, and an M.Sc. in Physics. He conducted his postdoctoral research in the Departments of Mathematics at MIT and Princeton University. He served as tenured Professor at the Faculty of Engineering in Tel Aviv University and worked for NASA.
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.