Avi has more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity. Prior to co-founding Orca Security, Avi was the chief technologist at Check Point Software Technologies and held key positions within Unit 8200, the Israeli NSA. While at Check Point, he built and scaled cybersecurity solutions that continue to protect tens of thousands of organizations to this day. Avi believes that cybersecurity products should always support the organization and not the other way around.
Gil has 15 years of experience leading and delivering cybersecurity and intelligence products. Prior to co-founding Orca Security, Gil directed a team of over 80 cyber professionals at Check Point Software Technologies. There he led the strategies and development cycle of its core cybersecurity product portfolio, which grew to over $400M in annual revenues while under his leadership. Gil is committed to providing seamless cybersecurity solutions without compromising on efficiency.
Liran is the designer and builder of future-proof, high-performance, scalable cybersecurity platforms that have protected thousands of organizations over decades. Known as a highly innovative architect at Checkpoint Software Technologies, Liran created new development tools and integrated existing technologies in an ongoing quest for faster development cycles coupled with enhanced product quality. Liran also patented a fast hash algorithm for data leak protection while at Checkpoint.
Matan is an expert in network security with vast experience in Linux, TCP/IP networks, and their performance. He has initiated major architectural projects for network security infrastructure, including scaling for multi-core platforms and the porting of a huge firewall product from Linux kernel-space to user-space. Excellent teamwork always being his priority, Matan enjoys assisting developers with designs and problem-solving.
Yoav is a security veteran recognized on Microsoft Security Response Center’s Most Valuable Research List (BlackHat 2019). Prior to joining Orca Security, he was a Unit 8200 researcher and team leader, a chief architect at Hyperwise Security, and a security architect at Check Point Software Technologies. Yoav enjoys hunting for Linux and Windows vulnerabilities in his spare time.
Skilled in software design and development, network cybersecurity, and firewalls, Mor’s former title at Checkpoint Software Technologies’ was Cyber Protection Group Manager. He’s fascinated by the latest cyberattacks and believes research should never stay on paper. Rather, he thrives on transforming it into product capabilities so as to provide full protection against such attacks.
Arie comes to Orca Security with deep R&D experience, having developed and managed security products in small startups as well as leading corporate enterprises. In his previous role, he served as engineering director at Symantec, managing the core group of the Web Isolation product (coming from Fireglass acquisition), and leading its move to the cloud. Prior to that, he managed highly complicated and cross-organizational developments at Checkpoint Software Technologies, in the areas of IPv6 network security, Intrusion Prevention, and cross-product event analysis.
Pini brings over 15 years of financial and operational leadership to Orca. Prior to joining Orca, Pini served as Vice President of Finance and Operations at Twistlock, where he led the due diligence and integration effort when Twistlock, an end-to-end security solution for cloud-native environments, was acquired by Palo Alto Networks for over $410M. He was also the Head of Finance and Operations at Trusteer, which was acquired by IBM.
Elias started his career as an entrepreneur and has a strong background in category creation for new and growing markets. Prior to Orca, Elias was VP of Global Marketing at Integris Software, a data discovery and privacy automation company. He led marketing at Distil Networks, where he drove the creation of the Bot Mitigation category, leading to their acquisition by Imperva. He also built out the marketing and business development organizations at OneLogin and helped establish SnapLogic as the leading independent integration company.
Terry Hill brings to Orca over 25 years experience as a sales and marketing professional, helping organizations scale in the internet technology space. Prior to Orca, Terry led sales at Fastly, a global CDN where he helped grow from B Round start up to a successful IPO. Prior to Fastly, Terry held leadership positions in sales, marketing, finance and operations at AT&T.
Glenna Forristall brings over 25 years’ leadership experience of Sales and Engineering teams to Orca. As a respected tech industry veteran of IBM, Cisco, Meru Networks (Fortinet), and AT&T, Glenna is known for building lasting relationships with customers and diverse teams fanatical about Customer Success. As Sr. Director of In-Building Solutions at AT&T, Glenna’s team was responsible for the successful launch and global delivery of AT&T’s LAN Transformation and In-Building 5G solutions. She was a founding mentor for AT&T Technical Leadership Association, an organization to mentor top engineering and technical employees, and was recognized as a VMware Woman of Purpose for her work affecting cultural change for women in technology.
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