We are Pentera

We are a fearless global team dedicated to changing the way security works with Automated Security Validation™

Our story

Our vision is to put an end to the constant struggle with the perpetual lag in cyberthreat detection, remediation, and mitigation. The gap between the truth and perceptions formulated from sporadic simulations leaves companies increasingly at risk, even as they increase their cybersecurity spend. Our security should be as real-world as the threat of attack. That’s why we are spearheading the Automated Security Validation™ revolution by providing the validated, true remediation roadmap that every organization needs to confidently reduce cybersecurity exposure.

Pentera’s platform is helping over 300 organizations in over 60 countries around the world discover their real-world, real-time security exposure by emulating real-life attacks on every cybersecurity layer, all day, every day. Eliminate guesswork, ditch delays, and embrace automated security validation for a continuous understanding of your risk. Tune out the false alarms and never-ending lists of vulnerabilities. Turn to the one true picture of your network to reduce risk.
Stop simulating, start validating.

Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Arik founded Pentera in 2015 together with serial entrepreneur, Arik Faingold. He brings with him leadership experience from the elite cyber warfare group in the Israeli Defense Force’s computer service directorate, and deep domain expertise in penetration testing and other related cyber disciplines.

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai Ratzon brings over 15 years of enterprise sales leadership, having scaled global sales teams at innovative technology companies such as SuperDerivatives and Earnix. Prior to joining the company, Amitai served as the VP of Global Sales at CallVU, an emerging player in mobile digital engagement.

Ran Tamir

CPO

Ran Tamir

CPO

Ran is a cyber security product management veteran with over 15 years of experience, having held leadership positions at Palo Alto Networks, Checkpoint, RSA, and BMC Software, among others. He brings well-honed expertise in growing security products from inception to mass -market adoption in the areas of end-point protection, mobile security, and identity management and authentication.

Aviv Cohen

CMO

Aviv Cohen

CMO

Aviv has over 16 years of product and marketing leadership experience building global brands and driving growth from the ground up for software enterprises. Prior to joining the company, he served in various marketing and product management roles at Earnix, Nexar, Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX), and Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX).

Patrick Guay

VP North America Sales

Patrick Guay

VP North America Sales

Patrick brings an outstanding track record in crafting winning go-to-market strategies for technology companies. He has held several senior leadership roles in sales and marketing over the past 20 years with successful high-growth companies such as Voltaire (acquired by Mellanox, today NVDA), Anbolt (acquired by AAPL), and Excelero.

Morgan Jay

VP of Sales EMEA & APAC

Morgan Jay

VP of Sales EMEA & APAC

Morgan brings Pentera over 15 years of hardcore sales and sales management experience from various technology companies. Prior to Pentera, he worked for 5.5. years at Imperva, a well-recognized cybersecurity company that was acquired by the Private Equity Thoma Bravo for $2.1B back in 2018. In addition to Imperva, Morgan has led sales teams across the US and EMEA at various other software vendors. Among his many achievements at Imperva, Morgan won the Global Leader of the Year Award 2020 for his outstanding sales leadership capabilities. He is excited to bring his vision for successful sales teams to spearhead the EMEA sales efforts.

Yael Dar

Head of Human Resources

Yael Dar

Head of Human Resources

Yael brings over 15 years of experience in HR. At Pentera she is responsible for implementing global HR processes and for making sure we maintain our unique culture and team spirit as the company grows. Prior to joining the company, she served in pivotal positions at Ernst and Young, Sears Israel, and Zeitgold.

Arik Faingold

Co-founder & Chairman

Arik Faingold

Co-founder & Chairman

Arik is the President of Comm-IT, an International IT Services company, specializing in cutting-edge technology solutions. He brings 20 years of international business experience including successfully growing companies from inception to sustained profitability and acquisitions.

Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Arik Liberzon

Co-founder & CTO

Arik founded Pentera in 2015 together with serial entrepreneur, Arik Faingold. He brings with him leadership experience from the elite cyber warfare group in the Israeli Defense Force’s computer service directorate, and deep domain expertise in penetration testing and other related cyber disciplines.

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai Ratzon

CEO

Amitai Ratzon brings over 15 years of enterprise sales leadership, having scaled global sales teams at innovative technology companies such as SuperDerivatives and Earnix. Prior to joining the company, Amitai served as the VP of Global Sales at CallVU, an emerging player in mobile digital engagement.

Yaron Ashkenazi

Director

Yaron Ashkenazi

Director

Yaron is the founder and managing partner of Awz Ventures, a Canadian hub for venture capital investments in leading-edge Israeli cyber security, intelligence, and physical security technology companies. He serves as a director on the board of 15 technology companies, is a lawyer by profession, and a former officer in the Israel Security Agency.

Thomas Krane

Director

Thomas Krane

Director

Thomas is a principal at Insight Partners. His focus areas include cybersecurity, DevOps, IT automation, and education technology. Thomas was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Venture Capitalist in 2019.

Philine Huizing

Observer

Philine Huizing

Observer

Philine is the Vice President on the investment team at Insight Partners, focusing on cybersecurity and infrastructure software investments. Prior to joining Insight, Philine worked on growth strategy at McKinsey & Co.

Adam Fletcher

Director

Adam Fletcher

Director

Adam is a Managing Director in the Technology and Innovations Group at Blackstone and is the company’s Chief Information Security Officer. He is responsible for all aspects of cybersecurity at Blackstone as well as for managing a small portfolio of investments in leading early-stage cybersecurity companies.

Adi Blum

Director

Adi Blum

Director

Adi is an entrepreneur and investor who brings over 20 years of experience in the defense and security industries, and is the owner and president of Fibrotex, a developer and manufacturer of innovative signature management systems for armies and special forces around the world.

Awards

Pentera is recognized as a global leader and innovator, pioneering Automated Security Validation™.

2021 SINET16 Innovator

2019 Fortress
Cyber Security Award

2020 Gartner Cool Vendor

Next Gen Network
Penetration Testing Tools
InfoSec Award for 2019

2019 Red Herring
Top 100 Winner Award

Frost & Sullivan 2019
Value Leadership Award

2019 Enterprise
Risk Management Software
of the Year