Helping security teams Outsmart the Odds since 2013.
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Exabeam’s mission is to light the way and unleash security teams and organizations by removing the obstacles of outdated tech, rigid mindsets, and talent shortages to make security success the norm.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.
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.
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 that 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.
There’s work to be done.
We look for the best and brightest in the security space. Let’s keep raising the bar together.
Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer & PresidentLearn More
Michael DeCesareChief Executive Officer & President
Michael DeCesare is CEO and President of Exabeam. Prior to Exabeam, DeCesare served as CEO and President of ForeScout Technologies and continues to serve as a board member with this leader in Enterprise of Things security. Prior to ForeScout, DeCesare spent eight years at cybersecurity giant McAfee, serving four years as President and four years as SVP of Worldwide Sales and Operations. DeCesare has also served in SVP and worldwide sales leadership roles at Documentum, EMC, and Oracle over the course of his career in cybersecurity. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Villanova University.
Chairman of the Board & Co-founderLearn More
Nir PolakChairman of the Board & Co-founder
Nir Polak is Chairman of the Board and Co-founder of Exabeam. Polak was formerly Chief Executive Officer at Exabeam and has more than 18 years of experience in information security, including executive experience setting company strategy, driving execution, building new products, and bringing them to market. Prior to Exabeam, Polak set the company product strategy, and launched and managed the worldwide services organization at cybersecurity firm Imperva. He also held engineering positions at Adjungo Networks (acquired by Flash Networks) and Shopping.com (acquired by eBay). Polak has a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer sciences from The Interdisciplinary Center in Israel.
General Partner, Icon VenturesLearn More
Jeb MillerGeneral 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.
CEO, Cato NetworksLearn More
Shlomo KramerCEO, 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.
Managing Partner, Norwest Venture PartnersLearn More
Matthew HowardManaging 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).
Founder, Acrew CapitalLearn More
Theresia GouwFounder, 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.
General Partner, Lightspeed Venture PartnersLearn More
Ravi MhatreGeneral 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.