Why we're here

We see the world of cybersecurity differently.

We’re fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies, relentlessly focused on securing data. Data assets are the most valuable – and vulnerable – components of the global economy. Along with employees, data is at the heart of almost every organization, yet conventional cybersecurity solutions, by themselves, have failed to protect it.

On average, 20% of an organization's data is accessible to every employee. Seventy percent of attacks take months or years to discover. But not for our customers.

Our customers always know where their most valuable data is – on premises or in the cloud. Only the right people have access to only the right data. With real-time awareness of how employees use data, our clients flag and stop malicious behavior in its tracks.

What we do

We take data from neglected to protected.

We arm our customers with an industry-leading platform that is built to protect the world’s most valuable and most vulnerable data. Varonis starts at the heart – with data – so our customers are prepared to defend their data against attacks from inside and out. Our platform eliminates repetitive, manual clean-up projects and automates manual data protection routines, so we bring security and cost-savings together – maybe for the first time in cybersecurity history.

Data continues to grow. More breaches are expected. The world is hybrid, and the cloud complicates data protection. Executive boards have gotten the message and drive action. New regulations provide more pressure. There’s never been a better time for technology that protects data first, not last.

7k+

Customers

1.7k+

Employees

2005

Started operations

Where we've been

In 2003 a large oil and gas company nearly had a disaster. They spent millions of dollars capturing hi-resolution images of the ocean floor and stored them on their file servers. One day these images were gone.

Were they accidentally deleted? Deliberately stolen? Two security and systems experts discovered that there was no record of what had happened, and no easy way to figure it out.

From this potential disaster these security experts saw opportunity. File systems were growing exponentially in complexity and size. Data was becoming more valuable than ever, and it needed to be better protected.

And so in 2005, those security and systems experts - Yaki Faitelson and Ohad Korkus - founded Varonis to give organizations more visibility into their data, and to protect their critical information.

Fast-forward to today. Security breaches dominate the headlines, and every CEO or board of directors wants to avoid being next. Despite common perceptions, these breaches usually start with an employee – or insider, or because of an insider’s compromised account. The target? Unstructured data: critical files, documents and emails.

Despite the risks, most organizations just don’t know very much about their unstructured data – where it’s stored, who can access it, and who’s using it. If you’re not watching how employees use data, the deletion or theft of critical files and corporate information will go unnoticed.

In order to combat the insider threat, organizations need to shift their focus from the perimeter to their data. The perimeter has become irrelevant. Organizations need to secure their data from the inside out.

Leadership Team

Yaki Faitelson

Chief Executive Officer, President, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Yaki Faitelson

Chief Executive Officer, President, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

Yaki is responsible for leading the management, strategic direction and execution of the Varonis vision. With extensive cross-functional experience in cybersecurity, networking, operating systems, business applications and storage, Yaki saw the necessity and opportunity for data-centric security automation. Together, he and Ohad Korkus conceived and architected the MetaData Framework technology that now serves as the foundation for the Varonis Data Security Platform and hold numerous patents for permissions visualization, simulation, and data analysis. Under his leadership, Varonis has experienced hyper-growth, cultivated a worldwide customer base, and forged a leading position in the cybersecurity market. Prior to Varonis, Yaki held leadership positions in the global professional services and systems integration divisions of NetVision and Network Appliance.

Guy Melamed
Guy Melamed

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Guy Melamed
Guy Melamed

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Guy serves as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Varonis. He is responsible for global operations, executing business strategies and financial management, including legal, treasury, investor relations and purchasing. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer, Guy served in various finance roles within the company since 2011, most recently as Vice President of Finance, during which time he was responsible for financial planning, reporting and operations and was instrumental in building and managing the global finance organization. Prior to joining Varonis, Guy held positions at Ernst & Young as an Audit Manager and KPMG, working with both foreign and domestic public and private companies. Guy holds both a B.A and M.S.A. from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and Israel.

David Bass

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

David Bass

Executive Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer

David Bass is responsible for all of Varonis' product development and quality assurance. Under his leadership, the company has assembled a world-class engineering organization with deep experience spanning security, storage, networking, machine learning, cloud computing, and big data. David has been with Varonis since 2005, and is the author of more than twenty Varonis patents. Prior to Varonis, he held managerial development positions in NetVision Internet Applications and as an independent contractor.

Gilad Raz

CIO and Vice President of Technical Services

Gilad Raz

CIO and Vice President of Technical Services

As Vice President of Technical Support, Professional Services and IT, Gilad is responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction through successful deployment and continued operation of Varonis products. Prior to Varonis, he held roles at Network Appliance and NetVision where he assisted customers with highly technical pre and post-sales deployments of networking and storage infrastructure.

Dana Shahar

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dana Shahar

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dana is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources at Varonis from recruiting to employee relations, leadership and organizational development. Prior to Varonis, Dana lead “Intoto Solutions”- an HR consulting company providing HR services and consulting to small businesses. Prior to that, she served as VP of Human Resources at Radcom where she led HR activities for nine years. Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Behavioral Science and a Masters in Social Psychology from Bar-Ilan University.

David Gibson

Chief Marketing Officer

David Gibson

Chief Marketing Officer

David has more than 20 years of technology and marketing experience. He is responsible for building brand awareness, aligning product innovations with market demand, and driving sales through marketing, communications and educational initiatives. David joined Varonis in 2006. Prior to Varonis, David was a systems engineer for Tripwire, and worked as a network management and security engineer at International Integrated Solutions. David is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and speaks on topics related to cybersecurity and technology best practices. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and numerous security news sources.

Yzhar Kaysar

Chief Scientist

Yzhar Kaysar

Chief Scientist

Yzhar is the Chief Scientist of Research & Development at Varonis, leading the development of the architecture roadmap at Varonis. Formerly the Director of Core Engineering, Yzhar has been with Varonis for over 10 years, developing new methods to classify and analyze enterprise data, and also has over 20 years’ experience in developing high volume backend distributed software, specializing in both startup and enterprise environments. Yzhar holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jim O’Boyle

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Jim O’Boyle

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Jim 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, he held leadership roles at Neoteris/Netscreen (acquired by Juniper), BlueCoat Systems, and Wellfleet/Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Scranton.

Shai Cohen Golan

Chief of Staff

Shai Cohen Golan

Chief of Staff

Shai Cohen Golan is Chief of Staff at Varonis, where she directly supports the CEO's priorities and guides cross-departmental organization-wide projects. Shai joined Varonis in 2017. Shai holds a Bachelor's degree in physics and astrophysics and an MBA from Stony Brook University. She also earned a Master's degree in finance and risk engineering from New York University.

Gilad Gam

Vice President of Customer Experience

Gilad Gam

Vice President of Customer Experience

Gilad is responsible for post-sales customer experience, ensuring that customers who purchased the Varonis product suite will see immediate and long-term value from their investment. His previous Varonis experience covers pre-sales, professional services, and sales enablement. Before joining Varonis, he held several positions managing professional services teams for iPhrase, Banter and Vocaltec communications. He started his career as a technical officer in the Israeli Air Force. Gilad holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Dov Gottlieb

General Counsel

Dov Gottlieb

General Counsel

Dov joined Varonis as General Counsel in 2021 and is responsible for all legal matters at the company. He joined Varonis from the law firm White & Case LLP, where he was a Partner, a member of the Corporate Department and established the Public Company Advisory Group.

He also served as Varonis’ lead outside counsel, advising the company on a wide range of general corporate, transactional, securities laws and governance matters. He is a frequent speaker and an author on corporate governance topics.

Dov received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Yeshiva University and his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania.

Greg Pomeroy

Vice President of Sales, North America

Greg Pomeroy

Vice President of Sales, North America

Greg Pomeroy has more than 20 years of information security and sales leadership experience. At Varonis, he is responsible for driving sales revenue and leading sales operations in North America. Greg joined Varonis in 2008 as Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager. He held regional director and vice president positions before moving to his current role in January 2019. Before Varonis, Greg held sales management and leadership roles in companies ranging from start-ups to market leaders focused on security, forensics and compliance software and services. Greg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College.

Aaron Beveridge

Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering

Aaron Beveridge

Vice President of Worldwide Sales Engineering

Aaron is responsible for all technical pre-sales, ensuring business goals are achieved after product acquisition, and expansion within our customers to drive further platform investment. He joined the Varonis in early 2011 as a Sales Engineer and held numerous leadership roles including most recently, VP of North America Sales Engineering. Prior to joining Varonis, he ran pre and post-sales for a top Security integrator where he was responsible for leader efforts related to DLP, SIEM, IPAM, and perimeter defense technology. He began his career as a systems consulting where he worked across many verticals for organizations such as Sunovion, MIT Lincoln Laboratory (FFRDC), and Akamai. He holds a bachelor in Business from Northeastern University with a concentration in Management Information Systems.

Sagiv Elmaleh

Vice President of Engineering

Sagiv Elmaleh

Vice President of Engineering

Sagiv Elmaleh is an engineering leader with nearly 20 years of experience. He joined Varonis in 2008 and is responsible for the execution of the company's technological vision and strategy. He oversees development, quality, and operations of Varonis’ core technology, products, and services.

Prior to joining Varonis, Sagiv served in an intelligence cybersecurity unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Also, he worked at Intel Corporation and as an independent developer at several startups.

Sagiv holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Laura Ellen
Laura Ellen

Vice President of Channel

Laura Ellen
Laura Ellen

Vice President of Channel

As Vice President of Channel, Laura is responsible for developing and growing the Varonis business through strategic channel partnerships in the North American market. Laura joined Varonis in 2017 as a Regional Channel Manager. She held the West Region Director of Channel role before moving to her current role in July 2021. Prior to joining Varonis, she held sales and channel development lead roles at F5 Networks, and Gemalto (acquired by Thales).

Jacob Broido
Jacob Broido

Vice President of Product Management

Jacob Broido
Jacob Broido

Vice President of Product Management

Jacob Broido is responsible for Varonis' product strategy and roadmap. Prior to joining Varonis he served as Chief Product Officer at Infinidat, an enterprise storage company, and held multiple engineering leadership roles at IBM. Jacob has a rich experience in IT, cybersecurity, networking, and enterprise storage. He currently holds 11 technology innovation patents.

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