Minerva Labs' Story

In the world of cyber security there is no time to waste. Unknown threats keep security professionals busy around the clock, and the sense of urgency never fades. Security professionals struggle with securing their network, deploying a vast array of cyber security tools. But, instead of relieving their stress, every new tool creates another constant stream of alerts, often wasting the security teams’ time and increasing their frustration.

Even worse, the whole time they are chasing these alerts, everywhere they turn, they are being told that a breach is inevitable. It’s no wonder security professionals always feel like they’re playing catch up, chasing after malware that has already infiltrated their systems, never knowing where or when the next attack will come. Something had to change.

Minerva is an innovative endpoint security solution provider that protects enterprises from today’s stealthiest attacks without the need to detect threats first, all before any damage has been done. Minerva Anti-Evasion Platform blocks unknown threats which evade existing defenses by deceiving the malware and controlling how it perceives its environment. Without relying on
signatures, models or behavioral patterns, Minerva’s solution deceives the malware and causes it to disarm itself, thwarting it before the need to engage costly security resources. Minerva boosts customers’ existing defenses without the need to embark upon a costly and risky overhaul of their entire endpoint security architecture.

The Minerva Labs team

Eddy Bobritsky // Co-Founder, CEO
Eddy is a cyber and information security domain expert. Before founding Minerva Labs, Eddy was a senior cyber security consultant for the defense and financial sectors. During his military career in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Navy cyber unit, Eddy was in charge of overseeing the largest Endpoint Protection project in Israel, from design, through development, to implementation and maintenance of hundreds of thousands of endpoints. Eddy’s rule of thumb is to 'keep things simple' in order to help businesses operate seamlessly, which is why he started Minerva Labs. Eddy holds a Master's degree in Business Management and Information Technology.

Erez Breiman // Co-Founder, CTO
Erez is a highly experienced software architect and developer specializing in IT security, agile development and the integration of endpoint security solutions in large networks. Prior to founding Minerva Labs, Erez served as a Software Architect at CyberArk and contributed to designing their core product line. During his years in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Erez managed the team that lead the largest Endpoint Protection project in Israel, overseeing the full lifecycle of the project, securing hundreds of thousands of endpoints. Erez holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer and Information Sciences, with an emphasis on Systems and Applications, from the Open University of Israel.

Omri Moyal // Co-Founder, VP Research
Omri is a curiosity-driven researcher and malware expert. Prior to Minerva Labs, Omri served as CTO of ClearSky Cybersecurity, where he led the development and implementation of a wide spread cyber intelligence monitoring network and was head of the Incident Response Team. In his previous roles Omri gained global experience and extensive expertise in reverse engineering, malware research and testing advanced malware solutions in both laboratory and enterprise production environments. Omri served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Intelligence Unit and studied for a BSc in Computer and Information Sciences.

Lenny Zeltser // VP Products
Lenny is a seasoned business and tech leader with extensive experience in information security. Prior to joining Minerva Labs, Lenny served as a Director of Product Management at a Fortune 500 company with a focus on security software and services. Previously, he led the enterprise security consulting practice at a major cloud services provider.  A frequent public speaker and writer, Lenny has co-authored books on network security and malicious software. He is also a senior instructor at SANS Institute. Lenny holds an MBA from MIT Sloan and a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

J.J. Singley // VP Sales
J.J. is a proven sales leader with 20 years of experience building and leading high-performance sales teams to deliver rapid growth at industry leading organizations. Prior to joining Minerva Labs J.J. led the Global 500 sales organization at Dell Secureworks achieving exceptional growth and contributing over $150M in annual sales. Prior to Secureworks J.J. held leadership positions at Qualys, Cybertrust/Verizon and Symantec. J.J. has a passion for bringing disruptive solutions to market and helping enterprises take advantage of these solutions. J.J. holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Georgia State University.

Advisory team

Ameet Patel is a seasoned investor & noted advisor to early stage and high growth technology companies with a focus on business models that create disruption and revolutionize enterprise computing markets. Currently a senior advisor at TPG Growth, Ameet was previously an EIR/Venture Partner at Meritech Capital Partners. He was also CTO at JPMC, as well as Managing Executive of LabMorgan, and SVP & Chief Architect of Chase Consumer Business.

Alan Cohen As chief commercial officer, Alan leads Illumio’s go-to-market strategy and customer engagement life cycle organizations, including marketing, support, and talent. He is a 25-year technology veteran known for company building and new-market-creation experience. Alan’s prior two companies, Airespace (acquired by Cisco for $450 million) and Nicira (acquired by VMware for $1.26 billion), were the market leaders in centralized WLANs and network virtualization, respectively.

Prior to Nicira, Alan led the enterprise marketing organization at Cisco, a team of 300 responsible for bringing to market an associated $25 billion product portfolio. He serves as an advisor to technology companies including Highfive, Mist, Netskope, and Vera. He has a BA from SUNY Buffalo, an MA from the School of International Service at American University, and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Michelle Graff is a channel/partner, marketing and sales veteran with 20+ years' experience building global high performance teams and partners at both early stage startups and fortune 1000 organizations.
A Principal at IDEAL Channel, Inc., Michelle sits on the Advisory Boards of several early stage startups helping CEOs and founders to define and execute upon their channel go to market strategy.
Michelle recently built and oversaw the worldwide partner/channel program and field marketing team at Pure Storage and prior to that, she built the global channel program and marketing organization at Palo Alto Networks.

Jason Matlof has been involved in building early-stage startups, evangelizing new product categories, and leading early stage go-to-market strategies for over 20 years. He joined two of his four startups as one of the first employees and first executives, and both of these companies were acquired for hundreds of millions of dollars, returning 3-10x to investors – Neoteris acquired by Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), and LightCyber acquired by Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW). Jason also led the public offering marketing efforts for networking startup, A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN). Jason spent the early part of his career in the 1990’s leading product management at Cisco Systems for their multi-billion dollar fixed configuration switching platforms.

Steve Dickson previously led the Microsoft Windows Management business within the Dell Software Group. Prior to this role he served as SVP and GM of the Windows Management business unit at Quest Software. During his tenure at Quest he also held the position of Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Microsoft Management Solutions, and Vice President of Sales for the Western Region. Steve Dickson served as Chairman of the Quest Corporate Charity Committee from 2009 until it was acquired by Dell in 2012. Dickson holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Weber State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University in Southern California.


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