CEO and co-founder
Pavel co-founded GuardiCore after spending twelve years as a Cyber Security expert in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he started as a programmer and ended up managing 100 engineers at one of the IDF’s top R&D units. Prior to that, Pavel worked as a Penetration Tester at Comsec. Pavel holds a Bachelor of Science (BsC) degree in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Yaffo.
CTO and co-founder
Ariel co-founded GuardiCore after spending eleven years as a cybersecurity engineer and researcher at the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), where he worked closely with co-founder Pavel Gurvich. In his last position at the IDF, Ariel led a team of 30 engineers and researchers to successfully achieve some of the most challenging and cutting edge technological projects of the Israeli Intelligence Corps. Prior to that, Ariel worked as a software engineer at Intel Corporation. Ariel holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
VP Sales EMEA
Hervé has 30 years of experience in building and leading exceptional enterprise sales operations and strategies, including eight years as VP Sales EMEA of Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), the leading internet security company, where he grew revenues from zero to over $300M/year in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining GuardiCore, Hervé served as VP Sales EMEA & Asia Pacific at CTERA, a leader in the emerging Cloud Storage Gateways market. Hervé holds a Master of Science (MsC) degree in Computer Science from AIX-Marseille University..
Dave brings over 20 years of experience in software and technology marketing, including 15 years focused on information security. He has a proven track record successfully bringing new products to market. He previously served as VP of Global Marketing at NComputing, an innovator in the desktop virtualization market. Prior to NComputing, he held senior marketing positions for several enterprise security companies including Check Point Software Technologies, Symantec, AlgoSec and NetContinuum (acquired by Barracuda Networks).
Sharon is an accomplished data and network security expert with successful track record combining deep technical hands-on excellence with market vision to incubate new solutions and develop next generation technologies. Sharon was the co-founder of Publicom (acquired by Comsec), co-founder of EyeOTee Inc., VP Technologies at Net Optics, acquired by IXIA, VP of products strategy at Imperva, Director of security solutions at Check Point, Director of security products at Websense, through the acquisition of Port Authority Technologies. Sharon holds a BSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics and Geography from Bar Ilan University.
Ori has 17 years of experience in software development. Before joining GuardiCore, Ori was a Group Manager at Check Point, where he led the development of numerous products, including Application Control and URL filtering blades. Prior to that, Ori led R&D development at an elite R&D unit in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Ori holds an MBA and a BSc degree in Operation Research & Computer Science from Tel Aviv University.
VP Business Development and co-founder
Dror has proven track record leading marketing, business development and sales at successful start-ups and larger corporations. Prior to co-founding GuardiCore, Dror was a Marketing Manager at Apple. Dror joined Apple with the acquisition of Anobit Technologies in 2011, where he was VP Marketing and VP Mobile Storage. Dror holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA degree from Tel Aviv University.
CEO and co-founder
Prof. Ehud Weinstein is an internationally recognized authority in the field of signal processing. A Fellow of the IEEE, he has published over 60 papers in leading scientific journals and holds numerous patents in the fields of signal processing and digital communications. He received several awards and special recognition for his scientific and industrial contributions. A Senior Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, he is also a Research Affiliate at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Prof. Weinstein is a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Parallel Machines, and a co-founder and Chairman of Tensera. Prior to that he was a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Anobit Technologies, which was acquired by Apple (NASDAQ: APPL) in 2011. Prior to that he was a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Libit Signal Processing, which was acquired by Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) in 1999. Prof. Weinstein is an Angel investor to a number of technology startups.
Scott is a General Partner at Battery Ventures, which he joined in 1997. He leads investments in the United States, Israel and Europe. Scott has focused on a variety of interests at Battery, including: venture capital and private equity investments in enterprise infrastructure, materials science, application software, business services, media and financial services. Scott has been named multiple times to the Forbes Midas List, which ranks top venture capitalists from around the world. He graduated with honors from Brandeis University with a BA in International Relations and Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.
VP Sales North America
Nathan is a proven sales leader over 20 years of experience in the information security, data center and networking markets. He has unique track record in driving revenue success and rapid growth with emerging technologies. Nathan was a founding member of the Cisco NAC technology business unit that reached the #1 position in the market with over 40% market share, and was an early sales leader at VCE, now the market leader in the hyper-converged infrastructure market. Prior to GuardiCore, Nathan was Director of Sales at Tegile Systems, helping the company to more than double its customer base and drive YoY revenue growth of over 250%. Nathan holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.
Yaron brings to GuardiCore over 17 years of financial and operations experience in software and technology including the last seven years at website builder Wix.com where he rose from corporate controller to VP finance and VP operations. Prior to Wix, he was corporate controller at ooVoo as well as Arel Communications & Software Ltd., both providers of interactive voice, video, and data communication solutions for consumers and enterprise-wide conferencing. Yaron holds MBA from Bar-Ilan University and a BA in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University.