A Cyber Security Company | About Us | Exabeam

Helping security teams Outsmart the Odds since 2013.

Exabeam’s mission is to light the way

On a mission.

Exabeam’s mission is to light the way and unleash security teams and organizations by removing the obstacles of outdated tech, rigid mindsets, and talent shortages to make security success the norm. Not an easy task, but worth the fight.

Created out of necessity.

Our founders are seasoned vets of cybersecurity. As the changing threat landscape became problematic for the security industry, it was also an opportunity. If the game was changing, strategies needed to change with it.

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Our founders are seasoned vets of cybersecurity
What’s in a name

When the founders started brainstorming company name ideas, big data was a source of inspiration.

The product would process a lot of data – many, many gigabytes. ‘Giga’ and ‘tera’ already saturated the tech landscape, so they went bigger—literally—thinking one billion gigabytes, or an exabyte. But the product also acted like a beam of light, shining down on interesting patterns contained in huge volumes of log data. The name recipe was there, and the rest is history.

Our values are our compass.

Our team, partners, and customers motivate us to continuously deliver on expectations. To do so, our company embraces our values every day.

Deliver the Exceptional

Whether it’s for a customer or 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.

Diversity and Inclusion at Exabeam

Diversity and Inclusion at Exabeam

Like our customers, our team comes from all walks of life. Our employees bring their full selves to work. Whether it’s championing women, supporting veterans, improving diversity or aligning our hiring process with our values, our philosophy is we’re better together.

To this end, we’ve created the Exabeam CommUNITY Council, whose mission is to initiate conversation, educate, and enact change so our environment becomes more diverse, inclusive, and aware of the unique experiences of underrepresented groups within and outside of Exabeam.

Exabeam Cares Philanthropy Program

A rising tide lifts all boats. Exabeam Cares is dedicated to improving local and global communities through investing in give-back programs, primarily focused around education and diversity:

  • Investing in the current and next generation of cybersecurity practitioners and leaders
  • Fostering diversity by creating opportunities for underrepresented groups in our industry
  • Providing the foundation for individuals to thrive, whether by addressing food insecurity, early education roadblocks, or career development and training

In addition, we created the Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program. As the cybersecurity landscape evolves and cyber threats become more complex, we need bright minds with a fresh perspective to tackle them. We’re looking for students who show passion for driving innovative solutions and addressing the cybersecurity challenges of the future.

Learn more about the Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

We were drawn to the fact that out of the box, our security operations analysts can use Exabeam SIEM to respond to alerts without much customization.

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There’s work to be done.

We look for the best and brightest in the security space. Let’s keep raising the bar together.

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Best and brightest in the security space

There’s work to be done.

We look for the best and brightest in the security space. Let’s keep raising the bar together.

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Best and brightest in the security space

Our Leadership Team

Nir Polak Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Learn More
Domingo Mihovilovic Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder Learn More
Sylvain Gil Vice President, Product Strategy & Co-founder Learn More
Ralph Pisani President Learn More
Shahar Ben Hador Vice President, Product Managment Learn More
Adam Geller Chief Product Officer Learn More
Crendal Kear Vice President, Sales Operations Learn More
Mor Lakritz Vice President, Finance Learn More
Sherry Lowe Chief Marketing Officer Learn More
Jeff Romano Chief Customer Success Officer Learn More
Gorka Sadowski Chief Strategy Officer Learn More
Manish Sarin Chief Financial Officer Learn More
Rajiv Taneja Executive Vice President, Engineering Learn More
LaChristian Taylor Head of Executive Operations Learn More

Board of Directors

Nir Polak Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Learn More
Sylvain Gil Vice President, Product Strategy & Co-founder Learn More
Jeb Miller General Partner, Icon Ventures Learn More
Shlomo Kramer CEO, Cato Networks Learn More
Matthew Howard Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners Learn More
Theresia Gouw Founder, Acrew Capital Learn More
Ravi Mhatre General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners Learn More

Proud Award Winners

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.

Domingo Mihovilovic

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.

Sylvain Gil

Vice President, Product Strategy & 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.

Ralph Pisani


Ralph leads the sales and marketing go-to-market functions at Exabeam. 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 vice president of Worldwide OEM Sales at SecureComputing (acquired by McAfee); and Regional vice president of Sales and vice president 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.

Shahar Ben Hador

Vice President, Product Management

Shahar Ben Hador serves as Vice President of Product Management and is responsible for continuous delivery of new products, features, security content and solutions. Previously, he served as Exabeam’s CIO when he first joined the company in early 2018, building out the IT infrastructure and security organization as well as Exabeam’s first SaaS product. Prior to Exabeam he spent nearly 10 years at Imperva, rising through the ranks from manager/director of IT infrastructure to CISO and ending his tenure as VP and GM building SaaS data security products.

Adam Geller

Chief Product Officer

Adam leads product strategy, product management, research, and business development for Exabeam. His focus is on identifying and solving critical customer challenges with innovative and easy to use solutions. Adam has worked across multiple security domains over the past 20+ years including network security, identity and access management, encryption, data protection, and security assessment and risk management. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering at Palo Alto Networks responsible for the VM-Series virtualization platform and the SASE and CASB cloud delivered security services of Prisma Access and SaaS. Adam has a degree from Cornell University and maintains both the CISSP and CISM security industry certifications.

Crendal Kear

Vice President, Sales Operations

Crendal is a highly-regarded business operations professional with over 20 years of experience in technology sales, support and services operations roles. She currently serves as the Vice President of Global Sales Operations at Exabeam. Prior to Exabeam, she was Vice President of Worldwide Sales Operations at Zscaler, where she built out the sales and support operations that ultimately led to a successful IPO for the company. Before Zscaler, Crendal held various operational roles at organizations including Hewlett Packard, NetApp, Aricent and ArrayComm where she supported organizations experiencing business transformation and hyper growth. Crendal has a B.A. from University of Findlay.

Mor Lakritz

Vice President, Finance

Mor leads Exabeams’s financial organization, overseeing financial planning and analysis, accounting, finance operations, treasury and facilities. Mor has over 15 years of finance and accounting experience in public companies and high-growth pre-IPO organizations. Most recently, Mor served as the Vice President, Corporate Controller at Talkdesk, a unicorn cloud-based contact center. Before Talkdesk, she was Corporate Controller at Apttus, a SaaS provider of quote-to-cash software. Prior to Apttus, she held a variety of finance positions at cybersecurity company Imperva and began her career at KPMG. Mor holds a MBA in Finance from Tel-Aviv University, Recanati School Of Business Management and a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Sherry Lowe

Chief Marketing Officer

Sherry Lowe leads the global marketing organization for Exabeam. Sherry is a 20-year veteran of tech companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Exabeam she was most recently the CMO of Expanse, acquired by Palo Alto Networks. Before Expanse, Sherry was the CMO of Druva, a cloud data protection company. She also served as Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Splunk for six years, was a key member of the pre-IPO team, and built and led corporate marketing during its transition to a public company. Sherry is also an award-winning print and broadcast journalist. She received a B.S. in Journalism from Arizona State University and a Masters in English from Indiana State University.

Jeff Romano

Chief Customer Success Officer

Jeff Romano leads all post-sale customer service functions for Exabeam, including renewals, customer success, global support, professional services, education, and partner enablement. Jeff’s mission is to provide a seamless experience from onboarding through renewal, and to ensure the customer receives value from the Exabeam platform. A veteran of the software industry for more than 25 years, Jeff was most recently the Senior Vice President of Global Services for UCaaS leader 8x8, where he led his organization through a transformation to a global enterprise support model. Prior to 8x8, he held executive positions in the customer services organizations at ModelN, Birst, Navis, Portal Software (acquired by Oracle), and PeopleSoft. He began his career as a Technical Consultant for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Price Waterhouse (now IBM Global Services). Jeff has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Gorka Sadowski

Chief Strategy Officer

Gorka is Chief Strategy Officer at Exabeam. In his role, he assists the executive team and functional leaders across the company with developing, communicating, executing and sustaining corporate strategic initiatives. Gorka has spent the last 30 years in security with experience spanning leadership roles across product management, sales, marketing and operations. Most recently, Gorka was senior director and security and risk management analyst at Gartner driving coverage for SIEM, SOC, and managed detection and response (MDR), while also leading research for IT leaders on emerging topics. Prior to Gartner, Gorka led business development at Splunk where he established and built the Splunk security ecosystem. Prior to Splunk, he established presence for LogLogic in Southern Europe, ran security activities for Unisys in France and launched the first partner-led intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS) in the industry as lead for NetScreen’s Emerging Technology efforts. A certified CISSP, Gorka received a computer science degree from Universite de Pau in France before moving to the U.S. as a Ph.D. candidate in network security at the University of Miami.

Manish Sarin

Chief Financial Officer

Manish has more than 20 years of experience working with high-growth technology and cybersecurity companies. Before joining Exabeam, he held senior roles at Proofpoint with responsibility for financial strategy, corporate planning, M&A, and investor relations. Previously, he worked at HP, Merrill Lynch, and JP Morgan. Manish has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from IIT, India.

Rajiv Taneja

Executive Vice President, Engineering

Rajiv has extensive experience in senior executive engineering management roles, building and leading global teams at a range of technology companies. Prior to joining Exabeam, as vice president of Engineering at Cisco’s Networking & Security Group, Rajiv led a global software engineering team of more than 650, including managing senior leaders in the U.S., India, and China. He has held executive engineering roles at IGT, Silver Spring Networks, and Motorola. Rajiv has a MS in Management Science from Stanford University and a BS in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

LaChristian Taylor

Head of Executive Operations

LaChristian leads executive operations at Exabeam. She also leads the Exabeam CommUNITY Council, established to promote diversity and inclusion within Exabeam and the community at large. Before pivoting to her current role in the cybersecurity industry, LaChristian began her career in politics at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation providing support in the Office of the First Lady, Nancy Reagan. She later supported former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, former California State Senator Tony Strickland, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. She has a B.A. degree from California State University, Northridge with a focus in political science and history.

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.

Shlomo Kramer

CEO, Cato Networks

In 2006, Shlomo was selected by Network World magazine as one of 20 luminaries who changed the network industry. He is the founder and CEO of Cato Networks and previously was founder and CEO of Imperva. 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, Acrew Capital

Theresia Gouw was a co-founder and partner at Aspect Ventures. Prior to Aspect, Theresia was a Managing General Partner at Accel. Theresia has been fortunate to work with many successful companies through IPOs or acquisitions including: Forescout (FSCT), Imperva (IMPV), Trulia (TRLA), Hotel Tonight (AirBnB), Astro (Slack; WORK), LearnVest (Northwestern Mutual), Jasper Design (CDNS) and Kosmix (WMT).

As an entrepreneur, Theresia was founding VP of Business Development and Sales at Release Software, a venture-backed company that provided SaaS to enable digital rights management and payment technologies for the software industry. Earlier, she worked at Bain & Company and as a product manager at Silicon Graphics.

Theresia led early investments in Cato Networks, Deserve, Exabeam, The Muse, Crew, ShieldX and PredictHQ.

Theresia is a first generation immigrant and a passionate supporter of educational causes and increasing diversity in the tech industry. Theresia was named to Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list, has been recognized 8 times on the Forbes Midas List, including 2019, was named one of the 40 most influential minds in tech by Time Magazine, as well as being named to the Carnegie Corporation’s annual Distinguished Immigrants list.

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.