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Meet the team that is changing the landscape of cyberdefense

About Us

Exabeam provides security intelligence and management solutions to help organizations of any size protect their most valuable information. The Exabeam Security Intelligence Platform uniquely combines unlimited data collection at a predictable price, machine learning for advanced analytics, and automated incident response into an integrated set of products. The result is the first modern security intelligence solution that delivers where legacy security information and event management (SIEM) vendors have failed. Built by seasoned security and enterprise IT veterans from Imperva, ArcSight, and Sumo Logic, Exabeam is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Exabeam is privately funded by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Cisco Investments, Norwest Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Icon Ventures, and investor Shlomo Kramer. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Exabeam Values

Our team, partners, and customers motivate us to deliver success, and that’s why you’ll find these values throughout our corporate culture.

Deliver the exceptional

Whether it’s for a customer or a fellow team member, we want to make a real impact and create a memorable, valuable experience.

Work together, win together

A team mentality enables efficiency, productivity, and responsiveness—enabling our team, partners, and customers to rely on each other for success.

Engage with confidence and without ego

We’ve created an environment that encourages confidence and nurtures our team’s potential, resulting in a symbiotic relationship with partners and customers.

Do what’s right

We want the relationships across our team, customers, and partners to be based on trust—helping deliver the right action at the right time.

Communicate openly

It’s critical for our team and customers to interact comfortably and know that they are an integral part of the process.

Leadership

Nir Polak
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
Nir has 13 years of experience in information security, including executive experience setting company strategy, driving execution, building new products, and bringing them to market. While at Imperva, Nir set the company product strategy, and launched and managed the worldwide services organization. He also held engineering positions at Adjungo Networks (acquired by Flash Networks) and Shopping.com (acquired by eBay). He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer sciences from The Interdisciplinary Center in Israel.

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Domingo Mihovilovic, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder
Domingo has been delivering software innovations for enterprises and consumer-focused businesses for more than 25 years. He has held senior executive roles in leading technology companies such as Siebel Systems, Sumo Logic, SugarSync, MobiTV, and Savi Technology. An inventor of eight issued patents, Domingo holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Chile, as well as a Master of Science in computer science, Master of Science in electrical engineering, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

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Sylvain Gil
Vice President Products & Co-founder
Sylvain brings 15 years of experience in building, deploying, and supporting information security products for large and medium enterprises. Previously, he held senior-level roles at Imperva, where he led product management and product marketing for application security as well as Imperva’s worldwide customer support and professional services organization. Sylvain also led North American technical support and services for Solsoft (acquired by LogLogic). Sylvain has a software engineering degree from the Léonard de Vinci school of Melun, France.

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Ralph Pisani
Executive Vice President Field Operations
With 20 years of experience in sales and channel and business development, Ralph is widely recognized as one of the top security sales leaders in Silicon Valley. He led the Imperva worldwide sales organization from an early stage through the company’s successful IPO. Prior to Imperva, he served as VP of Worldwide OEM Sales at SecureComputing (acquired by McAfee); and Regional VP of Sales and VP of Channel and Business Development for CipherTrust (acquired by SecureComputing). Ralph also has held global sales leadership roles with Sophos, Inc., HR Logic, Inc. and EMDS Consulting, Inc. Ralph has a BA in Business from Bentley University.

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Rick Caccia
Chief Marketing Officer
Rick Caccia has over 15 years of experience marketing enterprise infrastructure products, most recently as CMO at Delphix, a provider of data virtualization software. Prior to Delphix, he was VP of product and channel marketing at ArcSight, the market share leader in SIEM and log management (acquired by HP for more than $1.5 billion in 2010). Rick joined ArcSight pre-IPO and led the repositioning and packaging of ArcSight products into a repeat winner of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for security intelligence platforms. Prior to ArcSight, he led product management for messaging and web security products at Symantec. Earlier in his career, Rick held product marketing leadership roles at groundbreaking software companies, including identity management leader Oblix. He has an MBA in technology marketing from U.C. Berkeley.

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Patrick Zanoni
Vice President, Finance
Patrick Zanoni, CPA, CFA, brings over 15 years’ experience in strategic and operational finance, including work as CFO of Fusion Systems Group and as VP Finance of CipherCloud, Inc. At Fusion and at CipherCloud, Patrick built and led all business operations including finance, accounting, legal, human resources, IT, and admin across multiple countries and legal entities. Patrick’s strategic finance experience includes several years as an investment banker where he raised capital and conducted M&A worth more than $4 billion. Patrick was a Vice President of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch, as well as an Investment Banker at Lehman Brothers, serving the technology industry. He earned his MBA from The University of Chicago and his BBA with Distinction from The University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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Board of Directors


Nir Polak
CEO & Co-founder
Nir has 13 years experience in information security, including executive experience setting company strategy, driving execution, building new products and bringing them to market. While at Imperva, Nir set the company product strategy and launched and managed the worldwide services organization. Nir also held engineering positions at Adjungo Networks (acquired by Flash Networks) and Shopping.com (acquired by eBay). He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer sciences from The Interdisciplinary Center in Israel.
Sylvain Gil
VP Products & Co-founder
Sylvain brings 15 years of experience in building, deploying and supporting information security products for large and medium enterprises. Previously, Sylvain held senior-level roles at Imperva where he led product management and product marketing for application security, as well as Imperva’s worldwide customer support and professional services organization. Sylvain also led North American technical support and services for Solsoft (acquired by LogLogic). Sylvain has a software engineering degree from the Leonard de Vinci school of Melun, France.
Shlomo Kramer
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Imperva

In 2006, Shlomo was selected by Network World magazine as one of 20 luminaries who changed the network industry. Prior to founding Imperva, he co-founded Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. in 1993. At Check Point, he served in various executive roles and as a member of the board of directors through 2003. While at Check Point, Shlomo played a key role in defining and creating several category-defining products and solutions, including FireWall-1, VPN-1, FloodGate-1, Check Point’s OPSEC alliance, and Check Point’s security appliance program.

He has participated as an early investor and board member in a number of security and enterprise software companies including Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Trusteer (Acquired by IBM), Watchdox, and Worklight (Acquired by IBM). Shlomo received a Masters degree in Computer Science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.

Matthew Howard
Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Matt has over 25 years of experience in marketing, product management, engineering, business development, and sales in a wide range of technologies. Matt has appeared on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 investor for three years and was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “19 Best Enterprise Tech Venture Capitalists.” He was also featured on AlwaysOn’s list of “Power Players in the Cloud.”

Matt currently serves on the boards of Avere Systems, Bitglass, Blue Jeans Network, Bluenose Analytics, ConteXtream, Exabeam, Exablox, Hadapt, MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) and Pertino Networks. Previously, Matt was on the board of Airespace (acquired by Cisco Systems), Morta Security (acquired by Palo Alto Networks), Omneon (acquired by Harmonic), Reconnex (acquired by McAfee), Retrevo (acquired by Shopzilla), Skystream Networks (acquired by Tandberg Television), SpectraLinear (acquired by Silicon Laboratories), Spinnaker Networks (acquired by Network Appliance), Summit Microelectronics (acquired by Qualcomm), Swan Labs (acquired by F5 Networks) and Webstacks (acquired by Extreme Networks). He was a board observer with FireEye, Veraz Networks (Nasdaq: VRAZ), Yipes (acquired by Reliance/Flag Telecom) and ZettaCom (acquired by IDT). He previously served on the board of the Wireless Communications Alliance (WCA).

Theresia Gouw
Founder, Aspect Ventures

Theresia is an engineer, an experienced entrepreneur, and successful investor in the new mobility space, focused primarily on Consumer, Social Commerce, and Security opportunities.

Prior to co-founding Aspect Ventures, Theresia was a partner at Accel for 15 years, with a number of successful exits, including IPOs for Imperva (IMPV), PeopleSupport (PSPT), Trulia (TRLA), and acquisitions of Kosmix (WMT), Xoopit (YHOO) and Zimbra (YHOO). Theresia serves on the boards of several private and public companies. She led the series A or seed rounds in several leading Mobile/Consumer Internet companies (Birchbox, HotelTonight, LearnVest, Trulia, Joyus) and Security Software companies (Imperva, ForeScout, TRUSTe).

Theresia was founding VP of Business Development & Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that provided SaaS to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. She also worked at Bain & Company and as a product manager at Silicon Graphics. Theresia holds a ScB in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Jeb Miller
General Partner, Icon Ventures
Jeb joined Icon Ventures in 2009 as a General Partner, bringing 15+ years of experience working with early-stage technology companies as a venture capitalist, operating executive and investment banker. He also serves as a consultant to the Defense Venture Catalyst Initiative program of the US Department of Defense. His prior experience includes senior executive roles at Morgan Stanley Technology Ventures, ComVentures, Worldview Technology Partners, and the Carlyle Group. Jeb gained his operational experience as Managing Director of Business Development for Scient, a pioneering Internet consulting firm.
Ravi Mhatre
General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Ravi is a Founder and Partner of Lightspeed and focuses on investments in enterprise IT, mobility, and Internet and cloud-based services and applications. Ravi has 17 years of venture capital experience and before entering venture capital he ran a product management group at Silicon Graphics and also worked in management consulting at Booz Allen and as a software engineer for BDIS, a Silicon Valley biotech instruments manufacturer. His current investments include Nutanix, AppDynamics, Natera, Mulesoft, Sailpoint, Edgespring, TheFind and Kixeye. Ravi has been recognized as a Top 100 dealmaker on Forbes’ Annual VC Midas List. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and an MBA from Stanford University.

2017

  • Cybersecurity Excellence Awards 2017

    FInalist – Security Analytics
    Finalist – Threat Hunting

2016

  • Cyber Defense Magazine Award 2016

    Cybersecurity Leaders 2016 Top 20

  • Network Products Guide IT World Awards 2016

    Gold – Innovative Company of the Year
    Gold – Hot Companies
    Silver – New Products and Services
    Silver – Best IT Company of the Year (Software)
    Bronze – Insider Threat Detection and Solutions
    Bronze – Startup of the year (founded 2013)

  • Network World Asia, Information Management Awards 2016

    Most Promising User Behavior Analytics Solution

  • IBM Beacon Awards 2016

    Winner—Outstanding Security Solution

  • Cyber Security Excellence Awards 2016

    Finalist—Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company

  • ISC Magazine Awards Europe 2016

    Highly Commended —Best Behavior Analytics

  • Security Shark Tank California 2016

    Event Winner

2015

  • CRN Emerging Vendor Awards 2015

    Winner—Emerging Security Vendor Award

  • Gartner ‘Cool Vendor’ Award 2015

    ‘Cool Vendor’ in Security Intelligence.

2017