From the Makers of...

Shlomo Kramer

Co-Founder and CEO​

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Shlomo Kramer

Co-Founder and CEO​

Shlomo is co-founder and CEO of Cato Networks. He is a network security expert and a serial entrepreneur. Shlomo has co-founded Check Point Software, who created the first commercial Firewall, and Imperva, the innovator of the Web Application Firewall. Shlomo has made early investments in successful cybersecurity companies including Palo Alto Networks, Trusteer and numerous others. He was named CEO of the Year by SC Magazine in 2008, one of “20 luminaries who changed the network industry” by Network World in 2006 and was inducted into the InfoSec Hall of Fame in April 2013.

Shlomo holds a master’s degree in computer science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from Tel Aviv University.

Gur Shatz

Co-Founder and CTO

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Gur Shatz

Co-Founder and CTO

Gur is co-founder and CTO of Cato Networks. Prior to Cato Networks, he was the co-founder and CEO of Incapsula Inc., a Cloud-based web applications security and acceleration company. Before Incapsula, Gur was Director of Product Development, Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Products at Imperva, a web application security and data security company.

Gur holds a BSc in Computer Science from Tel Aviv College.

Glenn Esposito

Vice President of Sales, Americas

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Glenn Esposito

Vice President of Sales, Americas

Glenn directs Cato Networks’ sales and channel efforts for the Americas. Glenn was previously the SVP of Sales for the Americas for Barracuda Networks, a company that provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions. Before Barracuda, Glenn held sales leadership positions at Purewire (acquired by Barracuda) and CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing).

Glenn holds an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an B.B.A from Hofstra University.

Alon Alter

Vice President, Business Operations

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Alon Alter

Vice President, Business Operations

Alon Directs Cato Networks’ Global Sales Operations, Business Development and Sales efforts in EMEA. Previous to Cato, Alon was the Vice President of Global Sales at Incapsula, now Imperva Incapsula, where he established the Sales Organization and was responsible for growing the business from $1M to the high tens of millions within four years. He was also responsible for global Sales Operations and Business Development. Alon has 18 years of experience in leading Global Sales, Business Developments, Operations and Software Development of Cloud and Cyber Security solutions.

Alon holds an M.B.A degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg School Of Business.

Stree Naidu

Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan

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Stree Naidu

Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan

Stree manages Cato’s overall business operations in the APJ region. In his previous role at Imperva, Stree’s technical knowledge and experience developing and growing software businesses were key to providing solutions that helped customers protect against data security threats. With more than 21 years of experience in the Asia Pacific IT industry, he has earned his reputation as a leading authority in IT, channels and data security for both the public and private sectors. 

Stree holds an M.B.A from Deakin University.

Yishay Yovel

Vice President, Marketing

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Yishay Yovel

Vice President, Marketing

Yishay directs Cato Networks’ worldwide marketing. Yishay was previously the Vice President, Marketing for Trusteer, a financial fraud and advanced malware protection company, acquired by IBM in 2013. Prior to Trusteer, Yishay was Director, Product Marketing at Imperva. Yishay has over 20 years of experience in marketing and product management for enterprise software solutions in the areas of security, fraud prevention, storage and mobile computing.

Yishay holds a bachelor degree in Law from Tel Aviv University.

Aviram Katzenstein

Vice President, Operations

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Aviram Katzenstein

Vice President, Operations

Aviram directs Cato Networks DevOps and IT. Prior to Cato, Aviram spent 12 years at Imperva, a web application and data security company, where he served as Senior Director of R&D Operations. Aviram has over 16 years of experience in cyber-security, operations, development and customer success.

Aviram holds a BA in Computer Science from the Open University.

Galit Rabby

Director, Human Resources

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Galit Rabby

Director, Human Resources

Galit leads Cato’s talent acquisition and development and champions the growth of our company’s culture. Galit brings more than 10 years of comprehensive experience as a human resources executive. She was previously the Director of HR at Kenshoo, a search marketing, social media and online advertising software company. Prior to Kenshoo, Galit was VP HR at Ruggedcom (TSE:RCM) developing WiMax systems for large utilities.

Galit holds a BA in behavioural sciences from Tel Aviv College of Management ­ Academic Studies and MA HRM from Derby University, Ramat Efal.

Board of Directors

Shlomo Kramer Co-Founder and CEO​

Gur Shatz Co-Founder and CTO

Steven Krausz USVP

Steven is a general partner at U.S. Venture Partners with over 30 years of venture capital experience. He has led numerous investments which included 18 IPOs and several acquisitions. He currently serves on the boards of Active‐Semi, Appthority, Box (NYSE: BOX), Cato Networks, Electric Cloud, Exablox, Inside Sales (observer), Kaiam, Megapath, Prevoty, Quantifind, Quixey, Smartling, Xirrus and ZEFR. Steven is the former executive board member and Treasurer of the National Venture Capital Association. He also serves on the boards of the WAVC, the World Affairs Council, the Stanford GSB Venture Fund and DAPER Investment Fund. Steven holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Theresia Gouw Aspect Ventures

Theresia Gouw is an engineer, experienced entrepreneur, and successful investor in the new mobility space, focused primarily on Security, Data Analytics, and Consumer opportunities. Theresia is a co­founder and managing partner of Aspect Ventures and led Aspect’s investments in: Exabeam, Forescout, The Muse, SelfScore, BirchBox, and BaubleBar. Prior to co­founding Aspect Ventures, Theresia was a partner at Accel for 15 years, with a number of successful exits such as the IPOs for Imperva (IMPV), PeopleSupport (PSPT) and Trulia (TRLA). Theresia holds a ScB in Engineering from Brown University, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Stanford University. Theresia serves as a Fellow on Brown University’s Corporation Board, vice­chair of DonorsChoose.org and at Stanford co­teaches a course on Venture Capital at the GSB. She also serves on the GSB Advisory Council and DAPER investment fund.

Jerry Chen Greylock Partners

Jerry joined Greylock in 2013 as an investor and currently sits on the Board of Docker, Awake Networks, Attic Labs, Gladly, Rhumbix, and is a board observer on Cloudera. He invests in entrepreneurs building new enterprise SaaS applications and in all aspects of cloud, data, and application infrastructure. Prior to joining Greylock, Jerry was Vice President of Cloud and Application Services at VMware where he was part of the executive team that scaled the company from 400 to over 15,000 employees and $5B in revenue. During his ten years at VMware, Jerry launched dozens of products including several “1.0” releases and started two new business units for VMware including the Cloud Application Platform and the Enterprise Desktop business units.

Jerry received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School where he was a George F. Baker Scholar.

Investors

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About Aspect Ventures

Aspect Ventures partners with entrepreneurs at the ground floor to help build businesses and support them through the entire arc of their growth. We invest in companies that are leveraging data analytics and embracing interconnectivity to create new digital approaches to Marketplaces, Work, Security and Health IT. We founded Aspect to combine the best of what we’ve learned - across 100+ Seed and Series A investments - with a fresh perspective to do things better. We work together with entrepreneurs as their active advisors, board members and partners to help them grow their companies from inception to standalone, sustainable businesses. Follow Aspect Ventures @AspectVC.

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About Greylock

Greylock Partners backs entrepreneurs who are building disruptive, market-transforming consumer and enterprise software companies. We invest in companies that define new markets, including Airbnb, AppDynamics, Cloudera, Docker, Dropbox, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), Medium, Nextdoor, Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) and Workday (NYSE: WDAY).

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About Singtel Innov8

Singtel Innov8, the venture capital arm of the Singtel Group, invests in and partners with innovative tech start-ups worldwide. It has a fund size of US$250 million and its own set of decision making, approval and funding processes. Beyond funding, Singtel Innov8 is a gateway for start-ups to tap on the resources and expertise of the Singtel Group, while enabling the Group to gain access to emerging technologies. Singtel Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that can lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital services and enablers to enhance customer experience. Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel Innov8 also has offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv.

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About USVP

USVP is a leading venture capital partnership, helping entrepreneurs transform their ideas and efforts into world-changing companies. The firm focuses on early-stage ventures in information technology and health care, where innovation is unbridled and has led to the creation of economic wealth and millions of jobs over the past thirty-plus years of the firm's existence. Areas of particular interest to our investment professionals include enterprise software, IT security, consumer internet, mobile, and e-commerce, healthcare, and IT-enabled healthcare services. The USVP team consists of former entrepreneurs, technologists, corporate executives, financial professionals and industry domain experts.

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