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Exabeam provides security intelligence and management solutions to help organizations of any size protect their most valuable information.

The Exabeam Security Management Platform uniquely combines a data lake for 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.

Our Leadship team

Nir Polak

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder

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, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder

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.

Sylvain Gil

Vice President Products & Co-founder

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.

Ralph Pisani

Executive Vice President Field Operations

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 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.

Patrick Zanoni

Chief Accounting Officer

Patrick Zanoni

Chief Accounting Officer

Patrick Zanoni, CPA, CFA, brings over 15 years’ experience in strategic and operational finance, including work as CFO of Fusion Systems Group and as vice president 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.

Tony Kolish

Executive Vice President, Customer Success

Tony Kolish

Executive Vice President, Customer Success

As executive vice president of Customer Success, Tony leads customer support, training, and other services at Exabeam. Tony has more than 20 years of experience leading services organizations at Documentum, Idiom, Segue Software, and Softbridge. Before joining Exabeam, Tony was executive vice president of Customer Services at FireEye. Prior to FireEye, he led professional services at EMC, managing a team of over 5,500 professionals. Tony graduated cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Tim Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer

Tim Matthews

Chief Marketing Officer

Tim brings over 20 years of experience building and running software marketing teams and a focus on the security market. Prior to Exabeam, he was Vice President of Marketing at Imperva, where he led a worldwide marketing. Tim also ran marketing for Incapsula (acquired by Imperva) where he drove the growth of the SaaS security service before being promoted to run marketing for the entire company. Prior to Incapsula, Tim ran worldwide product marketing for Symantec’s enterprise security product portfolio. Tim was also head of marketing and product marketing at PGP Corporation (acquired by Symantec). He began his career in the security market at RSA Data Security, which was acquired by Security Dynamics and subsequently renamed RSA Security. Tim has a BS in Computer Science from Union College in Schenectady, NY.

Manish Sarin

Chief Financial Officer

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 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.

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.

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, Aspect Ventures

Theresia Gouw is co-founder of Aspect Ventures, a leading early stage venture firm with a unique focus on bridging the funding gap between angels and the larger multi-stage VC platforms through collaboration and diversity. Aspect invests across sectors but has particular expertise in cybersecurity, enterprise software and solutions targeting the future of work, and digital health. Theresia has led the firm’s early investments in Cato Networks, Deserve, Exabeam, ForeScout (FSCT), The Muse, Crew and ShieldX. Prior to Aspect, Theresia was a Managing General Partner at Accel where she championed many successful companies through IPOs or acquisitions including Imperva (IMPV), Trulia (TRLA), LearnVest (Northwestern Mutual), Jasper Design (CDNS) and Kosmix (WMT).

As an entrepreneur, Theresia was founding Vice President 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 holds an ScB in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Stanford University.

Theresia serves as Treasurer of Brown University’s Corporation board, Vice-Chair of Donorschoose.org, and at Stanford co-teaches a course on Venture Capital at the GSB. She also serves on the GSB Advisory Council and DAPER investment fund.

Theresia is a first generation immigrant and a passionate supporter of educational causes that support immigration and diversity in STEM. In November of 2016 she gave a TEDx talk titled “How Entrepreneurs Can Help the American Dream get its Mojo Back”.

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.

Exabeam provides security intelligence and management solutions to help organizations of any size protect their most valuable information.