Our Team

Ayal Yogev

Chief Executive Officer

Ayal has 20 years of experience in the enterprise security market, serving most recently as  VP of Product Management at SafeBreach. Prior to that, he led the Umbrella product management team at OpenDNS, which was acquired by Cisco in 2015 for $635M. Ayal has also held senior product management positions at Lookout and Imperva, and he was part of Imperva's IPO in 2011.

Ayal holds an MBA with honors from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a B.Sc. Summa Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.

Yan Michalevsky

CTO and Co-Founder

Yan graduated with a Ph.D. from Stanford University, where his research focused on applied security and privacy, advised by Professor Dan Boneh. Formerly, accumulated more than 15 years of industry experience as an engineering team lead and software engineer at several companies.

Yan holds a B.Sc. with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, and an MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. His research has been presented at academic conferences, such as Usenix Security and MobiCom, as well as at practitioner-oriented security conferences, such as BlackHat and the RSA Conference. His work has been covered by popular media outlets, including the BBC, Wired, Engadget, and KQED TV.

Bruce Fram

VP Strategy

Bruce is an enterprise veteran who has brought products to market in a range of IT industries from applications to storage to security. Bruce was formerly the CEO of Contrast Security, a leader in application security. He is leading Anjuna’s sales, marketing and business development areas.

Bruce has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a B.S. in Management from Syracuse University.

Steve Van Lare

VP Engineering

Steve has 30 years’ experience in enterprise software. He was formerly the Vice-President of Engineering at Automation Anywhere. In the security area, Steve was Vice-President of Engineering at 41st Parameter, a leader in fraud detection. Before 41st Parameter, he was a VP at Oracle and Agile Software.

Steve has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Advisors

Prof. Dan Boneh

Dr. Boneh is a Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he heads the applied cryptography group and co-directs the computer security lab.

Dr. Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, cryptography for blockchains, and cryptanalysis. He is the author of over 150 publications in the field, and  a recipient of the 2014 ACM prize, the 2013 Godel prize, the RSA award in mathematics, and six best paper awards. In 2016, Dr. Boneh was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Davi Ottenheimer

Davi has served as head of security across multiple industries, including data storage and management vendors (EMC, MongoDB, Yahoo!), one of the world’s largest investment fund managers (BGI), an international retailer/wholesaler (West Marine), and higher education and aerospace (UCSC, UARC, U Iowa).

Davi is an expert in regulations and compliance, and served as Board Member for the Payment Card Industry Security Alliance and the Silicon Valley chapters of ISACA and OWASP.

Dan Petrozzo

Dan is a Venture Partner at Oak HC/FT. He brings two decades of experience in capital markets and asset management ,with a focus on infrastructure and tech. Dan was Senior Vice President at Intralinks, responsible for customer success and technology operations. He joined the company from Verilume, a cloud computing company he co-founded and sold to Intralinks.

He is a former Partner and Global Head of Technology for investment management at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as Chief Information Officer at Fidelity Investments, Co-Chief Information Officer at Morgan Stanley, and Global Head of Equity Prime Services Technology at Deutsche Bank AG. Dan is a Board Member for Pagaya and a Board Observer for NextCapital. He holds a BA degree from Moravian College and a law degree from Seton Hall University Law School.

Matt Pauker

Matt is a serial founder, angel investor, and advisor. Most recently, he co-founded 21 (later Earn.com), one of the earliest blockchain companies that was sold in 2018 to Coinbase. Prior to that, Matt co-founded Voltage Security, an enterprise cybersecurity company originally formed in his dorm room at Stanford in 2002.

Widely considered one of the originators of the data-centric security model, Voltage was acquired in 2015 by HP Enterprise. Matt is the author of more than two dozen cryptography, security, and payments patents and was a key contributor in the development of several NIST & IETF security standards. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Stanford.

Prof. Chia-Che Tsai

Chia-Che Tsai is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University. After completing his Ph.D. at Stony Brook University in 2017, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the RISELab of UC Berkeley. His research interests include operating system design, trusted execution, and cloud computing.

He is also the main developer of the Graphene library OS, an open-source project for isolating Linux applications on Intel SGX and non-POSIX platforms. He work has been published at many conferences, including SOSP, Eurosys, CCS, and USENIX ATC.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson serves as a senior strategic advisor for cybersecurity, enterprise cyber risk management, cloud safeguarding, and information technology management. Previously Michael served as Capital One’s Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Vice President, leading and managing information security, cybersecurity operations, and security technology innovation. Prior to joining Capital One, Michael served as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Department of Energy, and in other key cyber-focused executive roles in the U.S. Government at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the White House Executive Office of the President. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.