Global Finance Executive Brings Decades of Operational & IPO Experience to Help Lead Company’s Next Phase of Growth; Arie Teter Promoted to Chief Product Officer
PORTLAND, Ore. – October 5, 2023 – Orca Security, the pioneer of agentless cloud security, today announced the appointment of two key executives to its leadership team. Oded Edri joins the company as chief financial officer, effective Nov. 1, 2023. In addition, the company promoted Arie Teter to chief product officer to succeed co-founder Gil Geron in the role following his appointment to CEO earlier this year. The two executives join the leadership team at a time of overwhelming demand for Orca Security’s industry-leading cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP).
“I am extremely excited for Oded to join the team as we continue our focus on building Orca Security as a lifetime company and an enduring cloud security market leader,” said Gil Geron, co-founder and CEO at Orca Security. “His proven experience leading companies from hypergrowth to the public markets makes him uniquely positioned to help Orca scale rapidly and profitably. We look forward to his significant contribution to our success.”
Oded brings more than 15 years of experience across diverse aspects of executive leadership, financial management, human resources management, and operations. Prior to joining Orca Security, he was chief accounting officer at Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO), a global financial technology company, where he was instrumental in leading the company through its initial public offering. Prior to Payoneer, Oded was CFO at MakerBot, where he led the company to profitability. Oded’s career also spans senior financial and operations leadership experience at Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) and PwC.
“I could not be more thrilled to join such a dynamic company that continues to out-innovate every company in the fast-growing cloud security market,” said Oded Edri. “Gil and his team are true visionaries and I look forward to accelerating the momentum of Orca Security to deliver long-term growth and success.”
Prior to his promotion to chief product officer, Arie Teter held the role of vice president of research and development for more than three years. Prior to Orca, Arie led engineering teams at Symantec and Check Point and started his career at Intel and Cisco. In his new role, Arie will be responsible for defining and executing the product roadmap that is closely linked to Orca’s customer needs and strategic objectives, while fostering strong alignment across teams and ensuring that product development remains closely aligned with the company’s overall mission.
“Arie’s exceptional contributions to the development of the Orca platform combined with his clear vision make him the perfect leader for our product organization,” said Gil Geron. “He believes in customer-centric product excellence, has high standards for his organization and understands our values, culture, and long-term goals. We congratulate him on a well-deserved promotion.”
The executive-level moves come amidst significant company momentum and recognition, including the Forbes Cloud 100, the RedPoint InfraRed 100, the CNBC Disruptor 50 List for 2023, and the Forbes 2023 America’s Best Startup Employers list. With continuous platform advancements, Orca delivers on the company’s promise of providing the industry’s most comprehensive cloud security solution, and is often first to market with innovative capabilities, including the Orca integration with ChatGPT and Azure OpenAI for guided remediation and AI-driven cloud asset search for cloud security democratization.
About Orca Security
Orca Security is the pioneer of agentless cloud security that is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. Orca makes cloud security possible for enterprises moving to and scaling in the cloud with its patented SideScanning™ technology and Unified Data Model. The Orca Cloud Security Platform delivers the world’s most comprehensive coverage and visibility of all risks across the cloud. With continuous first-to-market innovations and expertise, the Orca Platform ensures security teams quickly identify and remediate risks to keep their businesses secure. Connect your first account in minutes: https://orca.security or take the free cloud risk assessment.
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