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.
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.
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.
A 15 year successful, strategic, and performance-driven executive who is a highly effective leader in competitive High-growth Markets.
Known for creating, developing, and getting the most out of high-performance teams by defining clear mission and goals, aligning people and resources, and consistently performing above expectations.
A few repeatable achievements worthwhile mentioning:
- Consistency and predictable growth
- Explosive growth on new customer acquisition
- Improvement of all sales metrics (conversion ratio, forecast accuracy, average deal size, sales cycle)
- Highly experienced on top sales methodologies - MEDDICC, Challenger, SPIN, Miller Heiman
What makes me get out of bed every day:
Working for a company with a fantastic culture, helping my team members achieve their goals, watching my team grow as sales professionals, and delivering excellent products and service to our customers.
What I bring to a company:
I love creating a work environment where my reps feel like they are contributing to the business's success. Anytime we close a deal, either big or small, we take time to celebrate the win and the work that the sales rep and team put into closing the deal. Always celebrate the victories, big or small.
Great Sales leaders build great revenue engines. Bad ones sit back and wait for the leads to come.
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 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.
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.”
Julia Blachman, Head 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.
Ian Thomas, Vice President of Product Marketing, is responsible for all messaging, positioning, content, and sales/partner enablement at IRONSCALES. Prior to joining IRONSCALES, he served in Product Marketing roles at a number of industry-leading MSSPs and MDRs, including Verizon, IBM, Cognizant, Alert Logic, and BlueVoyant. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from Purdue University.
Jenna Knoblauch is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing at IRONSCALES. She leads the team responsible for growing IRONSCALES’ brand awareness and acquiring new customers and partners through multi-channel marketing engagement. Jenna has been working in the marketing industry for 16 years and has experience with B2B and B2C marketing strategy and execution. Data-driven marketing and the continued evolvement of the buyer’s journey continue to fuel her love of learning and drives her passion for marketing. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband and two children, picking up a good book, traveling, and cooking. You can connect with Jenna on LinkedIn and Twitter.