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Leadership

Meet the team.

Securing work is a shared responsibility. Our multi-faceted team of security industry veterans, enterprise leaders, and financial partners are unified by the charge to make ingenious security possible.

Management team

Amir Ben-Efraim

Amir Ben-Efraim

CEO

A veteran of Internet security, Amir co-founded Menlo Security to pioneer a new approach. He was vice president of cloud security at Juniper Networks, where he helped define company strategy for securing the virtualized data center, and public and private clouds. He joined Juniper via its acquisition of Altor Networks, where he was founder and CEO. Before that, he was an executive at pioneer Internet security Check Point Software. Amir holds an MBA from UCLA, an MSEE from Stanford University, and a BSEE from UC Berkeley.

Poornima DeBolle

Poornima DeBolle

Chief Product Officer

Poormina co-founded Menlo Security, bringing years of product management experience to the table. Before Menlo, she was a product management executive at Juniper Networks, responsible for cloud security, security management, and security analytics. She joined Juniper via its acquisition of Altor Networks, where she was vice president of product management and business development. Prior to that, she was head of business development at Check Point in product management and engineering roles. Poormina holds an MSCS from Arizona State University.

David Eckstein

David Eckstein

Chief Financial Officer

David taps his wealth of experience to oversee everything related to finance, accounting, and legal at Menlo. During his tenure here, he’s raised over $200 million across three rounds of financing. Before joining the team, he was head of finance for Cisco Cloud Security via its $635 million acquisition of OpenDNS, where he served as senior director of finance. Prior to his time there, he was a senior finance manager at Box focusing on corporate finance, capital markets, investor relations, and treasury. David has a BSBA from Washington University and an MSc in Finance from the London School of Economics.

Steven Wastie

Steven Wastie

Chief Marketing Officer

Steven has over 20 years of experience leading diverse marketing organizations in highly competitive technology markets in the US, EMEA, and Asia. As Menlo’s CMO, Steven builds and scales the marketing function to elevate our market presence, and orchestrates all go-to-market activations to drive revenue and expand our category positioning. His experience building brand awareness and using marketing technology and data analytics helps him drive sustainable revenue results, build teams, and lead organizations as they scale. He came to Menlo from Unravel Data and has held numerous leadership roles, including CMO at AppDynamics and VP of enterprise marketing at Juniper Networks.

Jeff Rachlin

Jeff Rachlin

CCO

Jeff brings over 15 years of customer success and renewals experience to Menlo, where he’s responsible for the overall satisfaction of our customers and their success with our service. Prior to joining us, he worked in Cisco’s customer experience leadership team, where he built and led the company’s first global rewards organization—responsible for over 100,000 customers and $4B in revenue.

Lennart van den Ende

Lennart van den Ende

VP of Worldwide Sales Engineering

Lennart is a cyber security veteran with extensive security technology and sales engineering experience. He also has a proven track record of building and leading high-performing global sales engineering teams. Lennart joined Menlo from FireEye, where he built the worldwide SE organization that lead to their IPO. Before that, he led the sales engineering transition from IronPort into the Cisco Security portfolio. Lennart emigrated to the US from the Netherlands and is a UC Berkeley graduate.

Tim Olson

Tim Olson

VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering at Menlo, Tim guides the engineering team to enable the world to connect, communicate, and collaborate securely without compromise. Tim is a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley, working in the enterprise networking, wireless, unified communications, and security spaces. Prior to Menlo, he was VP of Engineering at Mitel/ShoreTel where he provided leadership to a global R&D team focused on delivering world-class, cloud-first communication and collaboration applications. Tim has also founded multiple Silicon Valley startups that resulted in acquisition by companies such as Cisco and ShoreTel. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Chico State University.

Tim Baur

Tim Baur

VP Infrastructure Engineering

Results and goal-oriented leader with 25 years of business, engineering management and security experience. Establishing technical and leadership presence, while driving all facets of the product life cycle. Providing vision, creating strategy and developing customer centric solutions, while consistently delivering quality results at internet scale in demanding and dynamic environments. Proven ability to recruit, develop and retain high performing leaders and teams.

Nick Edwards

Nick Edwards

VP Product Management

Nick joins Menlo with deep product management experience and by way of GradientOne, where he was CEO for over 5 years. Before that, he was VP of Marketing & Products at Silver Tail Systems, where he led all aspects of marketing and product management. Prior, he was at Cisco Systems as group product manger and then director—leading a team of 35 and $500 million annual run rate of security products. He holds an MBA in Finance from Harvard Business School and a BS in Control Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.

Devin Ertel

Devin Ertel

CISO

As Menlo’s CISO, Devin is responsible for providing internal cybersecurity guidance and policy insights to both the company and our customers. He is also focused on reducing the company’s risk and security exposure. Devin has nearly 20 years of experience in cybersecurity. His previous experience includes security positions in several Fortune 100 organizations. During his time with both Mandiant and the U.S Federal Reserve, Devin had hands-on experience mitigating large, high-profile breaches and dealing with highly motivated global threat actors.

John Wrobel

John Wrobel

Chief Revenue Officer

John brings 20 years of experience to Menlo with a track record of proven success growing revenue, building teams and business development. Most recently, John was CRO for Skytap, where he established partnerships with cloud providers, transforming Skytap's GTM efforts and driving growth. John was previously with NetApp as VP, cloud data service, sales, and business development. John launched and led sales for cloud data services, growing revenues from zero to $150M in just 3 years, making it NetApp’s fastest growing business. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University.

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson

Vice President, Global Channels

Todd Wilson is Menlo’s vice president of global channels. Reporting to CRO John Wrobel, Todd’s charter is to build and lead Menlo’s global channel program. Most recently Todd was with AppOmni, where he led the company’s global channels and alliances efforts in the Software as a Service (SaaS) security market. Previously, Todd spent 4.5 years at NetSkope, leading their Go-To-Market efforts with service providers and global system integrators including Deloitte, Accenture, AT&T and Verizon. Todd’s nearly 20 years of security industry experience includes global channel management positions with AT&T and Forcepoint. Todd has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance from Penn State University.

Kate Terrell

Kate Terrell

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Menlo’s CHRO, Kate is responsible for all aspects of HR including talent acquisition, engagement, health and wellness initiatives, and outreach to the community. Most recently, Kate was Chief People Officer at Aktana, where she was responsible for the company’s people strategy to enable business results. Prior to Aktana, she was CHRO for Driscoll’s, a company with more than $3.5 Billion in sales. Kate held several leadership roles at Whirlpool, including leading HR for the Global Product Development organization. Kate sits on the Cabrillo College Foundation board. She also was Board Chair of LeaderShape, a non-profit leadership development organization whose focus is to help young adults learn to live and lead with integrity.

Board of Directors

Amir Ben-Efraim

Amir Ben-Efraim

CEO

A veteran of Internet security, Amir co-founded Menlo Security to pioneer a new approach. He was vice president of cloud security at Juniper Networks, where he helped define company strategy for securing the virtualized data center, and public and private clouds. He joined Juniper via its acquisition of Altor Networks, where he was founder and CEO. Before that, he was an executive at pioneer Internet security Check Point Software. Amir holds an MBA from UCLA, an MSEE from Stanford University, and a BSEE from UC Berkeley.

Dr. Steve Herrod

Dr. Steve Herrod

Managing Director,
General Catalyst Partners

Dr. Steve Herrod is managing director at General Catalyst Partners where he invests in enterprise infrastructure start ups. Prior to General Catalyst, Steve was CTO and Sr. VP of research and development at VMware. During his tenure, Steve helped build a world-class engineering organization that delivered numerous industry changing products. Steve holds a PhD in computer science from Stanford University, and a BA in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Joe Sexton

Joe Sexton

Board Member

Joe Sexton is the former President of Worldwide Field Operations at AppDynamics. Prior to AppDynamics, he spent significant time in senior leadership roles at McAfee, Mercury Interactive, and CA Technologies. Joe is currently on the Board of Directors for CrowdStrike, Menlo Security, D2IQ, and BrainBox Intelligent Marketing. He is an Executive Advisor to the CEO of DecisionLink and was recently on the Executive Advisory Board of PagerDuty. Joe earned his BA in Marketing from the University of Kentucky. He is very passionate about mentorship, helping women succeed in the workplace, and teaching salespeople how to become Value Professionals.

Ryan Atlas

Ryan Atlas

Managing Director at
Vista Equity Partners

Ryan Atlas joined Vista Equity Partners in 2012 and is currently a member of the private equity foundation team. He sits on the boards of Allocate, Granicus, LogicMonitor, Tomia, and Wrike. He was actively involved in the firm’s investments in Autotask, Bullhorn, Main Street Hub, Naviga, Relias Learning, and Return Path. Before joining Vista, Ryan worked at JMI Equity (over $4 billion under management), where he focused on growth and buyout investments of software and technology-enabled businesses. Before that, Ryan advised clients on both strategy and operations in a variety of industries at McKinsey & Company. He holds a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.

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