Our Mission

The disruptive power, scalability, and low entry costs of software applications changed business forever. Yet, as businesses have prioritized speed and performance, the ability to effectively protect these applications has not kept pace. That’s where Virsec comes in.

We believe it's time to reimagine security and start protection from the inside, where it matters most. We have pioneered unique technology to protect the entire server workload – from top-to-bottom and end-to-end – on any platform. We provide comprehensive security across all layers, including web, memory, process, and hosts, from development through operations.

Our security platform instantly identifies any deviation or exploit in application performance during execution and immediately protects against it. Our unique technology defends against the widest range of attacks, both known and unknown, with no prior knowledge required. By protecting the entire server workload – we secure all your critical business applications – from legacy to COTS to custom.

Our Team

Virsec is led by experts from various disciplines, including network security, semi-conductors, embedded systems, and real-time memory systems. We are passionate about what we do, and believe our technology will make the world a safer and better place. We have decades of experience delivering innovative technology and leadership at companies including AMD, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, Dell, NextGen, BMC Software, Websense, as well a long list of high-growth and successful start-up organizations.

Leadership

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Dave Furneaux,
CEO

Dave Furneaux has been a driving force behind Virsec since its inception, as an investor and active board member, becoming CEO in 2020. He has spent his 30-year career as an entrepreneur and venture investor

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Atiq Raza,
Executive Chairman

Atiq Raza is the Executive Chairman of Virsec Systems, Inc. Mr. Raza is an industry veteran and has been working in engineering leadership and senior management positions for the past thirty-two years….

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Satya Gupta,
Co-Founder, CTO

Satya Gupta is Virsec’s visionary and has over 25 years of expertise in embedded systems, network security and systems architecture. Prior to focusing Virsec to a product orientation, Satya built…

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Ray DeMeo,
Co-Founder and SVP Strategic Partnerships

Ray DeMeo is Co-Founder and SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Virsec. With more than twenty years of operations and global business development experience, Ray has held key roles in the successful growth and transition…

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Brian Marlier,
Chief Revenue Officer

As Chief Revenue Officer of Virsec, Brian oversees all aspects of revenue performance and will oversee all go-to-market and revenue-generating activities...

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Bobby Gupta,
SVP International & Corporate Development

Bobby brings more than 20 years of global leadership experience in Cybersecurity, Enterprise software and IT services to this role, managing Virsec sales across Europe, MEA, LATAM & APAC ...

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Jason Stutt,
SVP North America Sales

Jason Stutt is SVP North America Sales. He has been working in sales leadership roles for over 25 years and has significant experience scaling hyper-growth go-to-market organizations. ...

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Kevin Jones,

VP Public Sector & Corporate Development 

Kevin Jones is a visionary sales leader with proven expertise and a history of building results-oriented success for early to mid-stage growth companies. 

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Bill Griesbach
VP Sales Operations

Bill Griesbach is an industry veteran now serving as Virsec’s VP of Sales Operations. Bill has founded and led multinational businesses in manufacturing, consulting, and distribution.

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Vishal Patel,
VP Global Strategic Sales

Vishal Patel leads Virsec’s strategic accounts globally. With over 15 years of experience as a strong customer advocate, he brings a strong understanding of designing and implementing operating plans ...

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Mark Pelkoski,
VP Sales Engineering

Mark is the VP Sales Engineering at Virsec with over 20 years of IT Security experience. Prior to Virsec he was at Imperva, where he started as a Professional Services Consultant, then ascended the ranks to Senior Sales Engineer ...

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Emmi Nguy,
VP Finance & Operations

Emmi Nguy is VP Finance & Operations. She has more than 20 years of experience leading all aspects of financial governance and financial operations ...

 

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Manoj Paul,
VP Product Development

Manoj leads Virsec’s global product development team and has over 25 years of experience leading product development across cybersecurity, networking, and telecommunications industries…

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Marcelo Oliveira,
VP Product Management 

Marcelo Oliveira is the VP Product Management for Virsec. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in product management, product marketing, business development, and engineering ...

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Vinay Mamidi,
VP Customer Success

Vinay Mamidi leads the Virsec Global Customer Success team. He has extensive experience leading customer success and product management teams and building ground-breaking solutions in ...

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Thomas Schaeffer,
VP People

Thomas Schaeffer is VP People. He has over 35 years of experience leading people operations, helping scale six technology companies from startup through IPO and beyond. Several of these IPO technology companies included ...

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Justin Deckert,
Chief of Staff

Justin Deckert is the Chief of Staff to the CEO at Virsec. In addition to supporting the executive team, Justin helps to lead investor and advisor relations, strategy, and operations. Prior to joining the team at Virsec, he worked in Investment Banking at Citigroup ...

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Board Members

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Yatin Mundkur

Yatin Mundkur joined Artiman as General Partner in 2004 and is currently on the boards of Prysm, Virsec, Yantra and Zspace, and is on the board and CEO of Cellworks. Yatin focuses on early-stage Technology and…

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Mike Ruettgers

Mr. Ruettgers is widely known and respected in the technology industry serving for many years as CEO of EMC Corporation, the world leader in products, services and solutions for information…

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Rehan Jalil

Rehan Jalil is a highly successful entrepreneur, investor and security industry visionary. As the founder, President & CEO of Elastica he grew the company from an idea to becoming a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader in CASB…

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