About Us

The People Behind the Botwall

We are dedicated to solving global-scale security challenges. We’ve brought together leading JavaScript experts, web standards pioneers, open source evangelists, and elite researchers to launch a new paradigm in security.

Derek Smith Co-Founder and CEO

Served as Senior Advisor for Cyber Policy at the Pentagon. Led Raytheon Oakley Systems. Co-founder and CEO of Oakley Networks, the first DLP & Insider Threat Protection technology (acquired by Raytheon NYSE:RTN).

Justin Call Co-Founder and CTO

Pioneered data leak prevention technologies as the first VP of Engineering at Oakley Networks. Chief Architect at Raytheon Oakley Systems and CTO at ThoughtStar (acquired by Interwoven).

Sumit Agarwal Co-Founder and VP Strategy

Served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon, and later advised on cyber policy. Led mobile product management for Google. Former US Air Force Reserve officer. Co-founded Quova (acquired by Neustar NYSE:NSR).

Shuman GhosemajumderVP Product

Led product management for click fraud at Google, protecting $23B/year in pay-per-click revenue. Helped launch Gmail. Created the first real-time collaborative graphic design application in 1991. Co-author of CGI Programming Unleashed.

Marc Hansen VP Engineering & Services

Protected the world’s largest private network as CISO for Walmart. Led technology development as CTO for Oakley Networks.

Dr. Ariya Hidayat VP Engineering

Created PhantomJS, the industry’s most popular headless browser. Creator of Esprima, a parser serving as the basis of modern JavaScript language tooling. Built leading mobile and web technologies at Sencha, Qualcomm, and Nokia.

Dr. Xinran Wang Chief Security Scientist

Developed Wildfire, the most widely used malware sandboxing technology, and led research and engineering for the industry's top network malware detection product at Palo Alto Networks. Built software at IBM and AsiaInfo.


Ted Schlein

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Board Member

Ted Schlein is a Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). He joined the firm in 1996 with a focus on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets. He has led KPCB’s investments in a number of security companies, including Mandiant (sold to FireEye), Oakley (sold to Raytheon), 41st Parameter (sold to Experian), ArcSight (IPO, then sold to HP) and Internet Security Systems (IPO, then sold to IBM). Ted was the founding CEO of Fortify, a pioneer in the software security market and now an HP company.

John N. Stewart

Cisco CSO, Board Member

John N. Stewart is Cisco’s Chief Security & Trust Officer, where he formed and leads Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, underscoring Cisco’s commitment to address two key issues in boardrooms and on the minds of top leaders around the globe alike. Under John’s leadership, the team’s core missions are to protect Cisco’s public and private customers, enable and ensure the Cisco Secure Development Lifecycle and Trustworthy Systems efforts across Cisco’s entire mature and emerging solution portfolio, and to protect Cisco itself from the never-ending, and always evolving, cyber threats.

Gaurav Garg

Wing Venture Partners, Board Member

Gaurav Garg co-founded Wing Ventures in 2013. He serves on the boards of Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS), FireEye (Nasdaq:FEYE), MobileIron, Jasper, Instart Logic, and previously Netscaler (acquired by Citrix). Mr. Garg was a partner at Sequoia Capital from 2001 to 2010. He worked extensively with Sequoia Capital’s investments in Aruba Networks (Nasdaq: ARUN), Jawbone (aka Aliph), and RingCentral (NYSE:RNG). Mr. Garg founded Redback Networks (Nasdaq: RBAK, eventually acquired by Ericsson) in 1996. Prior to Redback Networks, Mr. Garg held various engineering positions at SynOptics and Bay Networks.

Ray Rothrock

Venrock, Board Member

Ray is partner emeritus at Venrock, where he has led Venrock’s Internet investment strategy since 1992. His investments include Check Point Software Technology (NASDAQ: CHKP), where he continues on its Board of Directors and DoubleClick (NASDAQ:GOOG); as well as Vontu, PGP, Pedestal, and Whole Security, which were all acquired by Symantec. He led the investment for Imperva (NYSE:IMPV), the most successful tech IPO of 2011. He was the chair of the National Venture Capital Association and currently serves as the CEO of RedSeal Networks.