We are Pentera

We are a fearless global team dedicated to changing the way security works with Automated Security Validation™

Our story

Our vision is to put an end to the constant struggle with the perpetual lag in cyberthreat detection, remediation, and mitigation. The gap between the truth and perceptions formulated from sporadic simulations leaves companies increasingly at risk, even as they increase their cybersecurity spend. Our security should be as real-world as the threat of attack. That’s why we are spearheading the Automated Security Validation™ revolution by providing the validated, true remediation roadmap that every organization needs to confidently reduce cybersecurity exposure.

The Pentera platform is helping over 650 organizations in over 45 countries around the world discover their real-world, real-time security exposure by emulating real-life attacks on every cybersecurity layer, all day, every day. Eliminate guesswork, ditch delays, and embrace automated security validation for a continuous understanding of your risk. Tune out the false alarms and never-ending lists of vulnerabilities. Turn to the one true picture of your network to reduce risk.
Stop simulating, start validating.

Arik Liberzon

Dr. Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Dr. Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Arik founded Pentera in 2015 together with serial entrepreneur, Arik Faingold. He brings with him leadership experience from the elite cyber warfare group in the Israeli Defense Force’s computer service directorate, and deep domain expertise in penetration testing and other related cyber disciplines.

Amitai Ratzon

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai has been Pentera’s CEO since January 2018, transitioning the company from a stealth mode startup, into the global category leader it has become, through 3 Funding Rounds, led by AWZ Ventures & The Blackstone Group (Round A), Insight Partners (Round B) and K1 Investment Management (Round C).

Amitai brings Pentera over 15 years of Go To Market experience scaling early stage ventures from none to early revenue, to tens of millions in ARR, across geographies and verticals.

Prior to Pentera, Amitai held senior global sales positions at successful Fintech companies like SuperDerivatives (2005-2012), now part of ICE (NASDAQ:ICE) and Earnix, where, as the VP of Sales, he established and scaled the global sales team, between 2012-2016.

Amitai holds an LL.B and a BA in Business Administration from the Reichman University in Israel and an International Executive MBA from Kellogg- Recanati, awarded jointly by Tel Aviv University in Israel, and Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Ran Tamir

Ran Tamir

CPO

Ran Tamir

CPO

Ran is a cyber security product management veteran with over 15 years of experience, having held leadership positions at Palo Alto Networks, Checkpoint, RSA, and BMC Software, among others. He brings well-honed expertise in growing security products from inception to mass -market adoption in the areas of end-point protection, mobile security, and identity management and authentication.

Aviv Cohen

Aviv Cohen

CMO

Aviv Cohen

CMO

Aviv has over 16 years of product and marketing leadership experience building global brands and driving growth from the ground up for software enterprises. Prior to joining the company, he served in various marketing and product management roles at Earnix, Nexar, Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX), and Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX).

Patrick Guay

Patrick Guay

SVP of Sales North America

Patrick Guay

SVP of Sales North America

Patrick brings an outstanding track record in crafting winning go-to-market strategies for technology companies. He has held several senior leadership roles in sales and marketing over the past 20 years with successful high-growth companies such as Voltaire (acquired by Mellanox, today NVDA), Anbolt (acquired by AAPL), and Excelero.

Morgan Jay

Morgan Jay

SVP of Sales EMEA & APAC

Morgan Jay

SVP of Sales EMEA & APAC

Morgan brings Pentera over 15 years of hardcore sales and sales management experience from various technology companies. Prior to Pentera, he worked for 5.5. years at Imperva, a well-recognized cybersecurity company that was acquired by the Private Equity Thoma Bravo for $2.1B back in 2018. In addition to Imperva, Morgan has led sales teams across the US and EMEA at various other software vendors. Among his many achievements at Imperva, Morgan won the Global Leader of the Year Award 2020 for his outstanding sales leadership capabilities. He is excited to bring his vision for successful sales teams to spearhead the EMEA sales efforts.

Tzurit Golan

Tzurit Golan

Chief People Officer

Tzurit Golan

Chief People Officer

With over 20 years of experience in Human Resources management, Tzurit Golan cares for the most important resource of Pentera – its people. Prior to joining, Tzurit served as the Senior Vice President at Fyber, a mobile advertising monetization platform, and previous to that in various global tech companies in senior HR roles. At Pentera, she is responsible for driving growth and success through a global people strategy, talent development, and employee experience.

Nevo Laron

Nevo Laron

VP of Global Customer Success

Nevo Laron

VP of Global Customer Success

Nevo Laron nurtures the most important asset of Pentera – its customers. He joined Pentera from Vulcan Cyber and brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. Prior to Vulcan Cyber, Nevo held multiple customer success leadership positions at Exabeam, WatchDox, and Camtek.

Nevo leads the post-sale customer success functions for Pentera assuring our customers extract the maximum amount of value from our platform to develop their cyber resiliency.

Sivan Harel

Sivan Harel

VP of Sales EU North, South and MEA

Sivan Harel

VP of Sales EU North, South and MEA

Sivan is a global cyber security leader specializing in consultative sales to C-Level executives and leading sales teams. Sivan joined Pentera in 2018 as regional sales director and has led exponential growth, playing an instrumental role in Pentera becoming the de-facto market leader in Automated Security Validation. Sivan brings 15 years of experience from leadership sales and customer-facing positions at Earnix, Hewlett-Packard, and Comverse.

Ortal Vardi

Ortal Vardi

VP Legal Affairs

Ortal Vardi

VP Legal Affairs

Ortal joined Pentera in 2020 as the company’s Director of Legal Affairs and was the first and only lawyer at the company. Ortal established the company’s legal department and took a leading role in the company’s latest funding round. Prior to joining Pentera, Ortal held senior legal positions at AppsFlyer and leading Israeli legal services firm Raved, Magriso, Benkel & Co.

Shiran Bar Lev

Shiran Bar-Lev

VP Finance

Shiran Bar-Lev

VP Finance

Shiran joined Pentera in 2019 as the company’s Finance Manager. She was responsible for building the finance department from the ground up, facilitating ongoing business conduct and accounting analysis, and reporting to investors and the leadership team. Since joining, she has played a pivotal role in all of Pentera’s funding rounds. Prior to Pentera, Shiran held incremental roles at KENA and KPMG.

Alex Spivakovski

Alex Spivakovski

VP of Research

Alex Spivakovski

VP of Research

Alex was one of the company’s first cyber researchers and was instrumental in building Pentera’s research team and expanding the attack capabilities of its automated security validation platform. Prior to joining Pentera, Alex spent eight years in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a Technology Officer, where he served as both the Forensics and Incident Response team leader and red team leader.

Alex Barenboim

Alex Barenboim

VP of Engineering

Alex Barenboim

VP of Engineering

Alex was one of the first software engineers to join the company in 2017 and quickly became a key contributor in defining the company’s product development processes, recruiting, leading, and driving the company’s engineering team. Prior to Pentera, Alex was a Senior Software Engineer at Datorama, a marketing intelligence platform acquired by Salesforce. Alex served in the IDF Airforce technology unit, where he received a special award from the Commander-in-Chief of the Israeli Air Force.

Chen

Chen Tene

VP of Customer Operations

Chen Tene

VP of Customer Operations

Chen joined Pentera as a Security Researcher in early 2018 and built Pentera’s Global Support function from the ground up. He is responsible for defining all customer-facing technical processes and establishing the delivery and solutions teams. Prior to Pentera, Chen was an experienced White Hat Hacker leading pentesting and red team exercises for enterprises.

Omer Gafni

Omer Gafni

VP Surface

Omer Gafni

VP Surface

Omer joined Pentera as a Software Engineer, following 10 years of service in the Israeli Air Force. He then crossed over to run the company’s Global Customer Operations team. Since January 2021, Omer has led a trailblazing hybrid team in the development of Pentera Surface, the company’s first software as a service (SaaS) product that extends the security validation platform to include external-facing assets.

Adi Bar-Lev

VP Brand & Communications

Adi Bar-Lev

VP Brand & Communications

Adi joined Pentera in 2021 to establish its global brand and market recognition. Adi brings over 18 years of experience marketing enterprise software solutions. Her track record includes building effective marketing operations from the ground up and accelerating growth for software and cyber startups. Adi has successfully led marketing operations at Luminate Security (acquired by Symantec), Cybellum (acquired by LG), and Earnix.

Natalie

Natalie Levy

VP of Revenue Operations & Business Applications

Natalie Levy

VP of Revenue Operations & Business Applications

Natalie is a seasoned business leader with over 10 years of experience in all phases of the Business Lifecycle. In 2020, she joined Pentera as Head of Revenue Operations. Natalie drove Pentera’s go-to-market operations from startup to scaleup by establishing data driven, predictable, and streamlined business processes and accelerating revenue growth. Previously, Natalie managed revenue operations at AppsFlyer and Telit after spending four years with the Foreign Trade Administration of the Israeli Ministry of Economy & Industry, promoting Israel’s international trade.

Natalie was recognized as one of the Top 100 Revenue Operations Leaders in 2022 by The Modern Sale and Collective[i].

Maayan

Maayan Sella

VP of Demand Generation

Maayan Sella

VP of Demand Generation

Maayan joined Pentera in 2019 as the Marketing Director to build the Digital, Content, and Operations teams from the ground up, generating a qualified sales pipeline and growing the company with the Sales teams. Since joining, she has played a significant role in the company’s success, assuming responsibility for all demand generation activities, including Field, Channel, Digital, and Marketing Operations.  Maayan brings 10 years of digital marketing, building cybersecurity startup marketing for growth. Before Pentera, Maayan was working for several cybersecurity startups, setting up effective Marketing strategies.

Uri Eisner

VP of Sales Development

Uri Eisner

VP of Sales Development

Uri joined Pentera in June 2020 as the Head of Sales Development and has since built the SDR department into a global operation, with teams in NA, Israel, and Singapore,  that generates more than 50% of the company’s revenue. With over 20 years of sales and sales development experience,Uri has previously managed inside sales and sales development teams at start-ups including Sisense and Workiz.

Arik Liberzon

Dr. Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Dr. Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Arik founded Pentera in 2015 together with serial entrepreneur, Arik Faingold. He brings with him leadership experience from the elite cyber warfare group in the Israeli Defense Force’s computer service directorate, and deep domain expertise in penetration testing and other related cyber disciplines.

Amitai Ratzon

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai has been Pentera’s CEO since January 2018, transitioning the company from a stealth mode startup, into the global category leader it has become, through 3 Funding Rounds, led by AWZ Ventures & The Blackstone Group (Round A), Insight Partners (Round B) and K1 Investment Management (Round C).

Amitai brings Pentera over 15 years of Go To Market experience scaling early stage ventures from none to early revenue, to tens of millions in ARR, across geographies and verticals.

Prior to Pentera, Amitai held senior global sales positions at successful Fintech companies like SuperDerivatives (2005-2012), now part of ICE (NASDAQ:ICE) and Earnix, where, as the VP of Sales, he established and scaled the global sales team, between 2012-2016.

Amitai holds an LL.B and a BA in Business Administration from the Reichman University in Israel and an International Executive MBA from Kellogg- Recanati, awarded jointly by Tel Aviv University in Israel, and Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

Yaron Ashkenazi

Yaron Ashkenazi

Director

Yaron Ashkenazi

Director

Yaron is the founder and managing partner of Awz Ventures, a Canadian hub for venture capital investments in leading-edge Israeli cyber security, intelligence, and physical security technology companies. He serves as a director on the board of 15 technology companies, is a lawyer by profession, and a former officer in the Israel Security Agency.

Adi Blum

Thomas Krane

Director

Thomas Krane

Director

Thomas is a principal at Insight Partners. His focus areas include cybersecurity, DevOps, IT automation, and education technology. Thomas was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Venture Capitalist in 2019.

Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher

Director

Adam Fletcher

Director

Adam is a Managing Director in the Technology and Innovations Group at Blackstone and is the company’s Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity at Blackstone as well as for managing a small portfolio of investments in leading early-stage cybersecurity companies.

Richard Seewald

Richard Seewald

Director

Richard Seewald

Director

Richard is the Founder and Managing Partner at Evolution Equity Partners and is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global activities and strategic direction. He leads investments in cybersecurity, enterprise software and data analytics and brings over three decades of investment, operational and entrepreneurial experience to his role. Richard is a member of the firm’s investment committee.

Christian Grant

Christian Grant

Director

Christian Grant

Director

Christian Grant is a Senior Vice President at K1 Investment Management. He is responsible for sourcing and executing on new growth capital and buyout investments within B2B software and is an active Board member for K1’s portfolio companies.

Awards

Pentera is recognized as a global leader and innovator, pioneering Automated Security Validation™.

Vulnarability ranking

GRC Outlook Top 10 Vulnerability Management Solution Providers 2021

2021 SINET16 Innovator

2020 Gartner Cool Vendor

Next Gen Network
Penetration Testing Tools
InfoSec Award for 2020

2022 Black Unicorn Award

Frost & Sullivan | 2022 BAS Global Market Leader