Our co-founders, Yaki Faitelson and Ohad Korkus, were working for NetApp on a project for a client in Angola, on the western coast of Africa. The client commissioned hi-resolution digital photos of the ocean floor at great expense, and stored them on their NetApp filers. And one day, they were gone. The likely questions followed: who did it? how did it happen? who had access to them? was it a competitor? was it an accident? a hacker? an insider? Nobody knew. And so Varonis was born to give companies more visibility and protection for their high value information.
Our platform collects, stores and analyzes metadata non-intrusively, in real-time, on the major platforms that store unstructured data. It was architected from the ground up by a team of technologists with deep domain expertise and the hunger to tackle massive problems.
CEO, President, Co-Founder & Chairman
Mr. Faitelson is responsible for leading the management, strategic direction and execution of the Varonis vision. With extensive cross-functional experience in storage, networking, operating systems and application software, Mr. Faitelson saw the necessity and opportunity for next generation data management and protection automation. Together, Mr. Faitelson and Mr. Korkus conceived and architected the metadata framework technology that now serves as the foundation for the Varonis Data Governance Suite, and are creators of several patents for permissions visualization, simulation, and data analysis. Under his leadership, the software company has experienced hyper growth, cultivated a worldwide installation base and forged a leading position in the data governance market. Prior to Varonis, Mr. Faitelson held leadership positions in the global professional services and systems integration divisions of NetVision and Network Appliance.
CTO & Co-Founder
Mr. Korkus is responsible for all aspects of product research, design and development. Mr. Korkus, together with Mr. Faitelson, conceived and architected the metadata framework technology that now serves as the foundation for the Varonis Data Governance Suite, and is the creator of several patents for permissions visualization, simulation, and data analysis. Mr. Korkus’ background spans multiple technical disciplines including storage, networking, operating systems and software development. Prior to Varonis, Mr. Korkus was responsible for architecture, design and development of solutions in NetVision and Network Appliance.
Ms. Iohan is responsible for finance, accounting, back office operations and human resources at Varonis. Prior to Varonis, she was a partner at NextAge LTD for six years, a firm specializing in providing customized budgeting and controllership environments, strategic business planning and structuring, financial and accounting issue resolution for businesses of all sizes. While at NextAge LTD, Ms. Iohan served as a Chief Financial Officer and Strategic Financial Consultant for several companies, including Varonis. Prior to her tenure at NextAge LTD, Ms. Iohan served as a Senior Financial Manager at M-Systems, and held a position at KPMG. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and MBA in Economics and Accounting from Tel-Aviv University.
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Mr. O’Boyle is responsible for developing and growing the Varonis business through high performance sales teams and strategic channel partnerships in worldwide markets. Prior to joining Varonis, Mr. O’Boyle held leadership roles at Neoteris/Netscreen (acquired by Juniper), BlueCoat Systems and Wellfleet/Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel). He holds a B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Scranton.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Mr. Bass is responsible for all of Varonis’ products development and quality assurance. Under his leadership, the company has assembled a world-class engineering organization with deep experience spanning digital collaboration, storage, networking and security. Prior to Varonis, Mr. Bass held managerial development positions in NetVision Internet Applications and as an independent contractor.
CIO & Vice President of Technical Services
As Vice President of Technical Support, Professional Services and IT, Mr. Raz is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction through successful deployment and continued operation of Varonis products. Prior to Varonis, Mr. Raz held roles at Network Appliance and NetVision, assisting customers with highly technical pre and post sales deployments of networking and storage infrastructure.
Vice President of Strategy and Market Development
Mr. Gibson is responsible for building brand awareness, aligning product functionality with market demand, and driving sales through marketing, education, as well as direct pre and post sales efforts. Since joining Varonis, Mr. Gibson has held positions as sales engineer, sales engineer manager, and director of technical marketing. Prior to Varonis, Mr. Gibson was a NY systems engineer for Tripwire, and worked as a network management and security engineer at International Integrated Solutions, ltd. Mr. Gibson has worked in the IT industry for over 15 years.
Vice President of Global Field Engineering
As Vice President, Mr. Spinner is responsible for all Pre and Post Sales Engineering activities. In this position, Mr. Spinner oversees all field technical activities with customers and partners, focusing on driving customer success through consultative pre and post-sales engagements. Since joining Varonis in 2006, Ken’s team has helped customers develop industry-leading Data Governance strategies and implementation plans, resulting in significant risk reduction and operational efficiencies. Mr. Spinner career spans 28 years with previous leadership roles at Neoteris/Netscreen (acquired by Juniper), BlueCoat Systems and Merck and Company. He holds a B.A. degree from Rutgers University.
Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Gerson is responsible for legal and compliance matters at Varonis. Prior to joining Varonis, Mr. Gerson was a Senior Corporate Counsel in the legal department at Amdocs for seven years. Prior to that, Mr. Gerson was a partner in the Corporate Department of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, a leading international law firm. Mr. Gerson holds a J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law and a BA from University of Pennsylvania.
We are always on the lookout for talented and hungry people that want to join our mission of making world-changing products. Come work alongside brilliant people who have one mission: to deliver value to our customers while doing the best, most-rewarding work of our lives.