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    Axonius Co-Founders January 2020

    A Team of Experts.

    We've assembled a world-class team — from our leaders to our investors — to solve the asset management challenge once and for all.

    Leadership Team

    Solving a problem that has dogged security teams for decades takes a team with decades of experience. We’re led by cybersecurity veterans (both literal and figurative) with proven track records of bringing innovative cybersecurity products to market.

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    Dean Sysman | Co-Founder and CEO

    Dean is a world-renowned expert in cybersecurity who was honored with a place on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Israel 2017 list. Before founding Axonius, Dean co-founded Cymmetria, A YC-backed cyber deception company with Fortune 500 customers. He has spoken at major conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, CCC, and more.

    He is an alumnus of an elite unit in the Israeli Intelligence Corps, where he served for five years as a team leader and officer. During his service, Dean received commendations and awards for his service. Dean is a graduate of the special "Etgar" program, where he earned his B.Sc in computer science at the age of 19. In 2005, Dean was part of the gold medal team in the international Robotic Olympics in South Korea. Dean enjoys playing poker and reading existential philosophy.





    Ofri Shur | Co-Founder and CTO

    Ofri is a graduate of the elite Talpiot military academy and has over 13 years of hands-on experience in the cybersecurity field. After graduating from Talpiot, Ofri served for 8 years as an officer in the IDF’s intelligence corps. In his last position, he was the leader of an R&D section with more than 40 engineers and researchers. During his service, Ofri received several awards, including the Chief of Staff’s Award of Excellence, the highest recognition possible for officers in his rank. Ofri finished his service with the rank of Major.

    Prior to founding Axonius, he was the CTO of Kayhut, a cybersecurity company with more than 100 employees. Ofri holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ofri enjoys skiing with friends and reading history books.


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    Avidor Bartov | Co-Founder and Chief Architect

    Avidor is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert. Starting at the age of 13, Avidor became a staple in the Israeli cybersecurity underground hacking scene; by the time he was 17, he was employed as a leading penetration tester, and personally led the evaluation of the largest organizations in Israel. Following this, he was drafted into an elite cyber intelligence course and was positioned as a security researcher in the 8200 unit.

    During his service, Avidor was promoted to a team leader as an officer and won many accolades for his classified work, among them the Excellence Award of the head of unit 8200. Avidor is a graduate of a special academic program where he is expected to receive his CS B.Sc. Avidor enjoys long distance running and skydiving.



    Lenny Zeltser | Chief Information Security Officer

    Lenny is Chief Information Security Officer at Axonius. Prior to Axonius, Lenny led security product management at Minerva Labs and NCR. Before that, he spearheaded the U.S. security consulting practice at a leading cloud services provider acquired by CenturyLink. Zeltser also helps shape global cybersecurity practices by teaching at SANS Institute and sharing knowledge through writing, public speaking, and community projects. He has earned the prestigious GIAC Security Expert designation and developed the Linux malware analysis toolkit REMnux. Lenny is also on the Board of Directors of SANS Technology Institute. Outside of work, Lenny loves cooking for his family and friends.





    Nathan Burke | Chief Marketing Officer

    Nathan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Axonius. Passionate about bringing new technologies to market to solve real problems, he has held marketing leadership roles at Hexadite (acquired by Microsoft), Intralinks, MineralTree, CloudLock (acquired by Cisco), and is a frequent speaker and contributing author on topics related to the intersection of collaboration and security. He lives on Cape Cod with his wife, daughter, and dog, and enjoys watching the unfairly dominant New England Patriots.




    Ann Burns | Chief People Officer

    Ann is Chief People Officer at Axonius. For the past 20+ years, she has empowered organizations by enabling business leaders to strategically leverage their human capital to maximize business outcomes, impacts, and ROI. Ann has held leadership roles at Higher Logic, Tenable Network Security, and SAIC. She holds an MS in Organizational Development and Strategic HR from John Hopkins University, a BS in Management and Marketing from Towson State University. Ann currently resides in Maryland and enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and their two golden retrievers.


    Jerry Raphael | Chief Financial Officer

    Jerry is Chief Financial Officer at Axonius, responsible for growing and scaling the company’s global finance organization. He brings over 20 years of global operations experience to Axonius and is passionate about building strong teams that help support and drive company growth. Jerry most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Stack Overflow and has held leadership roles at Vibrant Media and WWE. In his spare time, Jerry serves on the board of Diaspora Community Services, a Brooklyn based non-profit organization.


    Joe Hoban | SVP of Sales

    Joe is a seasoned cybersecurity sales leadership professional with over 15 years of experience building and executing successful global strategies to drive revenue growth. Prior to joining Axonius, Joe ran North America channel sales at Mandiant and FireEye and has held key leadership positions at other leading cybersecurity firms including Symantec, GuardianEdge, Centrify, and NetForensics. When Joe is not working he can usually be found with his family enjoying the Chesapeake Bay or chasing his 3 unruly canines.



    Nadav Lev | SVP of Research and Development

    Nadav is the SVP of R&D at Axonius. Nadav is passionate about computer science and using cutting-edge tools and automation to build efficient, productive R&D teams. Nadav served 6 years in the elite 8200 unit and finished with the rank of Captain. In his last position, he was an R&D Team Leader at Cymmetria. Nadav holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University. Nadav enjoys lifting weights and snowboarding with friends.


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    Megan Berry | VP of Demand Generation

    As the VP of Demand Generation, Meg is responsible for establishing & scaling the company’s growth strategy. She has also held demand-focused roles at Cybereason, Virgin Pulse, Bright Horizons, & Experian. Meg has been awarded for her contributions to cybersecurity marketing, including as the recipient of the 2020 Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year: Rising Star Award. She is also a contributing author & speaker on topics ranging from workplace diversity, equal pay, and scaling marketing teams. Meg has a BS in Marketing from Bentley University & lives on Boston’s North Shore with her rescue pup, Goji.

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    Mark Daggett | VP of Channels and Alliances

    Mark Daggett is VP of Channels and Alliances at Axonius. He spent more than 20 years in technology, leading and developing channel and sales teams, including more than four years at Cylance (acquired by BlackBerry), which was the cybersecurity company to most quickly reach $100M. During his time as a channel leader at Cylance, Daggett was integral in helping relaunch its channel program. He has held leadership positions at several IT organizations including Quest Software (acquired by Dell), Govplace and eEye Digital Security. Mark resides in Southern California with his family, and enjoys relaxing at the beach, golfing and skiing. 


    Edy Glozman

    Edy Glozman | VP Legal

    Edy is VP Legal at Axonius, bringing over a decade of experience to support the company’s rapid growth. Edy joined Axonius from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he represented clients (including Fortune500) in dozens of corporate, M&A, and commercial matters, and formerly practiced antitrust law with FBC & Co. He holds an LLM from Columbia Law School, an LLB/BA in Law & Cognitive Sciences from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is a published author on negotiation theory. Edy enjoys world travel, stand-up comedy, and acts as his family's DJ on the weekends.


    Patrick Kelley

    Patrick Kelley | VP of Enterprise Sales

    Patrick is the Vice President, Large Enterprise Sales at Axonius. Patrick has worked in myriad facets of the cyber and infosec industries over a 20-year period, developing a deep grasp of operational and technical challenges facing security practitioners today. Patrick has driven complex sales, integrating hardware and software technologies bundled with managed and professional security services to deliver complete solutions for companies like IBM, Symantec, Mandiant and Securonix. He lives in Chantilly, VA with his wife and daughter, enjoying golf, travel, and wine tasting. Patrick earned a B.S. in Physics from Roanoke College where he participated in Mössbauer spectroscopy research.


    Alexandra Mangold | VP of Business Operations

    Alexandra is the Vice President of Business Operations at Axonius, where she oversees the company’s data, analytics and business systems. She has over a decade of experience driving revenue growth through technical system integration, process improvement and sales support, both at fast-growing startups and century-old organizations. Alexandra holds a B.A. in Economics and History from The George Washington University. She was born in California and spent most of her career in Washington, D.C., before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y. She enjoys crafting her own cocktails and spinning on her Peloton.

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    Bobby McLernon | VP of Federal Sales

    Bobby is a long-standing member of the US Cyber Security Community. Bobby has served in various roles for over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps, the United States Air Force, the Federal Bureau Of Investigation and the Intelligence community at large. As well Bobby was the Vice President and General Manager of Guardian Edge, Vice President of Federal Sales, Mobile Armor, Vice president of Federal Sales Verdasys and Director for Law Enforcement, Raytheon Cyber.

    Bobby enjoys working with United States Veterans organizations in his time away from the office.

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    Russ Mohr | VP of Sales Engineering

    Russ is a 20 year industry veteran who spent the last 9 years at MobileIron, where he most recently led sales engineering in North America. He lives in downtown NYC with his wife Kerrie, a practicing psychotherapist, and their dog Reina. In their spare time they love to travel (virtually these days) and are both big foodies. Russ frequently publishes industry articles, blogs, and podcasts.




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