About Avanan

The Cloud Security Platform


What We Do

We secure all your cloud email, messaging, and file sharing tools from phishing, malware, data loss, and more in a single click.

Our Mission

To redefine the way you compare, deploy, and manage security in the cloud.

Avanan automates the ongoing security of cloud-based email, messaging, and file-sharing. Making risk management and compliance easier, Avanan deploys in minutes to block phishing, malware, data leakage, account takeover, and shadow IT. From Fortune 500 companies to school districts, millions of inboxes around the world are protected by Avanan and its trusted partners, like Check Point and FireEye, whose technology is available on demand from the platform.

Management Team



GIL FRIEDRICH | CEO
 

Gil Friedrich brings more than 18 years of development and leadership experience to Avanan. As ForeScout’s VP of R&D and VP of Technology, Gil expanded the company's technology into mobile security, BYOD policy, and Cloud services while developing the partner integration ecosystem. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University.



AVI ZELOVICH | CTO
 

Having been with the company since its inception, Avi Zelovich was ForeScout’s VP of Product Engineering. Prior to ForeScout, he was a software engineer at RAD Guard. Avi holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.



MICHAEL HISKEY | CMO
 

Michael Hiskey is a long-time data, analytics, cloud and AI industry executive. Michael has a background in enterprise technology from IBM, where he led marketing, customer success and development teams for almost 10 years. He then went on to lead marketing efforts at high-growth firms like Kognitio, Trifacta and Semarchy before joining the Avanan team. Michael holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.



MICHAEL CASTRICONE | CFO
 

Michael Castricone is a certified public accountant with years of experience in finance, administration and operations. Before joining Avanan, Mike served as the Chief Financial Officer of several technology companies, such as Guardium, Inc. and WebLayers. Michael holds a BS in Math and Economics from UNH and a Masters in Accounting from Bentley University.



ITAMAR LASK | VP of R&D
 

Itamar Lask brings more than 20 years of development and leadership experience to Avanan, previously serving as VP of R&D to CreditGuard and Safecharge payment gateways as well as R&D Director at Amdocs Cloud technologies. Itamar is well versed in managing mission critical, high traffic cloud based SaaS services and products. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Operations Research from Tel-Aviv University.



DON BYRNE | EXECUTIVE VP OF WORLDWIDE SALES
 

Don Byrne has over 20 years in information technology, serving companies including Accenture, Capgemini Ernst & Young , and Archer Daniels Midland. Before joining Avanan, Don led ForeScout's expansion into the federal market, where segment revenue grew from $250K to $6.3 million in four years. Don holds a BBA in Information Systems Management from the University of Iowa.



ROY ROTEM | VP OF PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
 

Roy Rotem was VP of Product Management at ForeScout, and led the company’s pivot to network access control. His previous roles include business development at Business Layers and senior development at Bay Network and Armon Networking. Most recently, he founded and served as CEO of Tazooz. Roy holds a B.Sc. In Computer Science and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.



MICHAEL LANDEWE | VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
 

Michael Landewe has 15 years of startup experience as an early employee of three high-growth technology companies. He has had leadership roles in engineering, sales, marketing, and business development. He holds an MBA from New York University.

Board of Directors

 
Yuda Doron
 

Managing Partner at Greenfield Partners — a TPG Growth investment platform

 
Modi Rosen

Managing Partner and Cofounder at
Magma Venture Partners

 
Tal Slobodkin
 

Managing Partner at
StageOne Ventures

Investors

Greenfield Partners, a TPG Growth investment platform


Greenfield Partners is an early growth investment platform backed by TPG Growth, the growth equity investment arm of the private equity firm TPG. Greenfield Partners targets investments in early growth stage Israeli related technology and tech-enabled businesses. The Greenfield Partners team on the ground in Israel applies its years of operating experience together with TPG Growth’s global network to help strengthen and grow its portfolio companies. Greenfield Partners’ investments include BigPanda, Guardicore and Tapingo.  For more information, visit tpggrowth.com.

Magma Venture Partners


Magma Venture Partners is a leading Israeli venture capital firm, dedicated to investing in Israel's Information, Communications and Technology space ('ICT'), including the software, semiconductor, and new media spheres. Magma seeks bright ideas at their earliest stages, and serves as a springboard for entrepreneurs as they develop and evolve into industry leaders. Their goal is to enable a flow of innovation from the earliest stage all the way through until a company realizes its potential reach. Current and past investments include Waze, Onavo, and Magisto, among others. For more information, visit magmavc.com.

StageOne Ventures


StageOne is an early-stage technology fund, focusing mainly on enterprise and communications software ventures. The fund was founded by a professional management team, and is supported by leading institutional and private investors, both Israeli and international. For more information, visit stageonevc.com.

Awards

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