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Leadership Team

Leadership
Shlomi Yanai

Co-Founder and CEO

Having served as CEO at publicly-traded and privately-owned cybersecurity companies, Shlomi is a long-time industry expert with a distinct specialization in identity-related safeguards. He previously served as CEO, President and Board Member of Datablink (now Watchguard) as well as Cyren, a NASDAQ-traded company. He also held top management roles at Aladdin (now Thales), BMC Software and Whale Communications. Shlomi also served 11 years in the Israeli Navy as a section head for information security. He holds a BSc in Mathematics and computer science as well as an MBA from Ben Gurion University.

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Ankur Panchbudhe

Co-Founder and CTO

Bringing a deeply technical skillset, Ankur offers an extensive background as a Chief Technology Officer and top architect at many of the IT industry’s leading companies. He most recently served as Head of Architecture and Innovation at Quick Heal. Previous positions included CTO at Vaultize, as well as architect and engineering roles at McAfee, Symantec and Veritas. Ankur holds an advanced degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay as well as a degree from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology.

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Ashwin Paranjpe

VP of Engineering

Ashwin Paranjpe offers more than 16 years of technical leadership in the sector. He serves as AuthMind's strategic lead for product engineering and development, having previously held top engineering roles at Cohesity, Isovalent, Oracle Public Cloud, Riverbed Technology and Dell SecureWorks. He has a Master’s in Information Security from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s of Engineering from VIT Pune.

 
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Brian Dunphy

VP of Product Management

Brian Dunphy leads product management and spearheads the product lifecycle and roadmap. He brings over 25 years of intensive experience in cybersecurity, including most recently serving in senior product management roles at Claroty, RSA Security and Symantec. Brian has a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

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Katie Curtin-Mestre

VP of Marketing

Katie Curtin-Mestre leads the AuthMind marketing team. She has over 25 years of experience working at leading cybersecurity and infrastructure companies. Before joining AuthMind, she most recently held senior marketing positions at Talon Cyber Security (to be acquired by Palo Alto Networks), CyberArk and SimpliVity. She has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Georgetown University.

 

Advisory Board

David Earhart
David Earhart

Former President and General Manager at One Identity

Tim Callahan
Tim Callahan

SVP Global Chief Information Security Officer at Aflac

Roy Adar
Roy Adar

Former SVP Product Management at CyberArk

Boris Vaynberg
Boris Vaynberg

General Manager at Mimecast Israel

Itai Greenberg
Itai Greenberg

Chief Strategy Officer at Check Point

Geyer Jones
Geyer Jones

Former Chief Strategy Officer at RSA Security

Tammy Ohana Koll
Tammy Ohana Koll

Chief Technology Officer at Formula Systems

Jesse Rothstein
Jesse Rothstein

Co-Founder and CTO at ExtraHop Networks

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Marianne Budnik

Former CMO, CrowdStrike and CyberArk

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