We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the benefits of the Internet without
the fear of risk or compromise. So, we founded Menlo Security to eliminate the threat of malware from the web and email.
Amir Ben-Efraim is co-founder and CEO of Menlo Security. Previously, Amir was VP of cloud security at Juniper Networks where he helped define the company’s strategy to secure the virtualized data center, public and private clouds. He joined Juniper via its acquisition of Altor Networks, which he led as founder and CEO. Prior to Altor, Amir was an executive at Check Point Software, a pioneer in Internet security. He holds an MBA from UCLA, an MSEE from Stanford University and a BSEE from UC Berkeley.
Stefan Dyckerhoff is managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures. He is also the founding investor and CEO of Skyport Systems. Stefan joined Sutter Hill from Juniper Networks where he was a member of the founding engineering team (employee number 33) and rose to become Executive Vice President of the Platform Systems Division. Prior to Juniper, Stefan worked at Cisco Systems leading the enterprise routing and security business. In addition to Menlo Security, Stefan's directorships include Benu Networks, OpenDNS and ThousandEyes. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Steve Herrod is managing director at General Catalyst Partners where he invests in enterprise infrastructure startups. 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 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.
Jonathan Ross, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase, joined the Private Equity Group in 2016. Prior to joining the Group, he spent 4 years at BlackRock where he established the Americas Equity Capital Markets business, the responsibilities of which included the origination and underwriting of private equity investments. Prior to joining BlackRock, he spent 6 years at Morgan Stanley in investment banking, where his responsibilities included the origination of both debt and equity structured products as well as advising companies in the financial institutions sector. Mr. Ross began his career as an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He is a member of the board of directors for each of ClearMotion, Menlo Security and Callsign. Mr. Ross holds an A.B. in Economics and Public Policy Studies, cum laude, from Duke University and a J.D., cum laude and McKay Scholar, from the New York University School of Law.
Ryan Atlas joined Vista Equity Partners in 2012 and is currently a member of the private equity Foundation team. Mr. Atlas currently 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. Prior to joining Vista, Mr. Atlas worked at JMI Equity, a growth equity firm with over $4 billion under management. While at JMI, Mr. Atlas focused on growth and buyout investments of software and technology-enabled businesses. Before his time with JMI, Mr. Atlas worked at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients on both strategy and operations in a variety of industries including private equity, technology, and energy.
B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, Yale University, cum laude