Minerva’s Story

In the world of cyber security there is no time to waste. Zero day vulnerabilities and critical alerts 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.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
- Benjamin Franklin -

Minerva stops the clock on malware
Early detection tools are only good enough when you don’t have a better solution. Minerva’s patent pending solution delivers prevention before detection. Minerva keeps malware in a constant sleep state before it can infiltrate your network and cause any damage. This allows security professionals to mitigate on their own time, confident that the malware poses no threat, and stop chasing after false-positive alerts, because there are no alerts.

The Minerva team

Eddy Bobritsky // Co-Founder, CEO
Eddy is a cyber and information security domain expert. Before founding Minerva, 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, 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.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, 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, 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 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.

Sharron Malaver // VP Marketing
Sharron is a marketing executive with 20 years of experience in enterprise software and cyber security. Sharron joins Minerva from Verint, where she established and led all aspects of its global Cyber Security marketing, including go-to-market activities, market analysis, brand awareness and demand generation. Her previous positions include key product marketing roles at CyberArk, Tufin and Amdocs, where she was in charge of product launches, positioning and messaging, thought leadership programs and sales/channel enablement. Sharron holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a BA  (cum laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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.

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.

Investors

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