Leadership Team

We are visionaries and innovators, from the way we think about cybersecurity, to the approach we take to our technology, to the ways we serve and support our customers and our team.

Meet the IRONSCALES Executive Team.


Eyal Benishti

CEO and Founder

As Chief Executive Officer at IRONSCALES, Eyal Benishti pioneered the development of the world’s first self-learning anti-phishing email security solution that combines human intelligence and machine learning technologies for automatic prevention, detection and autonomous incident response to cyber-attacks in real time. Under Eyal’s leadership, IRONSCALES has filed four patents for anti-phishing and email security solutions and secured three funding rounds from K1 and Israel’s RDSeed totaling more than $20 million. IRONSCALES has received numerous awards, including Frost & Sullivan’s AI-Powered Email Security Innovation Award and Best Enterprise Email Security Solution by the Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards.

Eyal brings to his executive leadership role nearly 15 years of software industry experience with enterprise and startup companies. Prior to founding IRONSCALES in 2013, he was a security researcher and malware analyst at Radware and worked as technical lead for various information security solutions at Imperva. Previously, he held a variety of R&D roles with Comverse and Amdocs. A passionate cybersecurity researcher from a young age, Eyal earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.


Lior Tenzer

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Lior is responsible for all financial management and legal affairs for IRONSCALES. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance at Shine Security and as Director of Finance at Teridion. Lior began his accounting career as an intern at Ernst & Young and rose through the ranks to Senior Manager for Assurance. Lior is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Israel and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the College of Management Academic Studies.


David Habusha

Senior VP of Product Management

David Habusha leads IRONSCALES’ product management team. Directly prior to joining IRONSCALES, Habusha served as Vice President of Product at WhiteSource. David is a startup mentor and frequently writes articles and speaks about cybersecurity.


Lomy Ovadia

VP of Research & Development

Lomy Ovadia brings more than 20 years of software engineering experience to his role as Vice President of R&D. Prior to IRONSCALES, Lomy served as Java team lead at Nielsen Marketing Cloud, Subscriber Management Platform team leader at Allot Communications, and group manager at Converse. Earlier in his career, Lomy worked as a server-side programmer with Elbit Systems and Tundo Communications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Technion Institute of Technology in Israel.


Julia Blachman

Director of Global HR

Julia Blachman, Director of Global HR, is responsible for creating and managing the IRONSCALES global people strategy with an emphasis on efficient process, performance improvement, and a thriving, healthy people experience. Julia is focused on cross functional partnerships by building an internal brand that threads the IRONSCALES guiding principles throughout each policy, program, and everyday life of each Scaler.

With a background in hospitality and a passion for people, Julia has dedicated her career to building positive and supportive environments and leads with empathy and integrity. She has demonstrated her deep understanding of what people need to be successful by creating professional development programs and engaging people programs. She has a deep commitment to growing an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.


Alex Paquette

VP of Customer Success

As Vice President of Customer Success, Alex is responsible for customer facing operations at IRONSCALES, including customer success, onboarding, implementation, and technical support. Prior to joining IRONSCALES, he served in customer success and support leadership positions at VMware and AirWatch, as well as a technical role at Home Depot. Alex holds an engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Alex lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Alyse and their 3 young children. As a family, they enjoy Georgia Tech football games, spending time with friends/neighbors, and actively serving the Lord and the local community. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”