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.


Meet the executive team behind IRONSCALES.
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.

Christian Grant
Director, IRONSCALES; Senior Associate, K1 Investment Management

Christian Grant has served on the IRONSCALES Board of Directors since 2019. At K1, he is responsible for driving new investments and supporting current software portfolio companies. Previously, Christian worked at Colony Capital, a real estate and investment management firm, SinoLatin Capital, and UBS. Christian graduated with honors from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. At USC, he was involved in various groups within the Lloyd Grief Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Kellen Haines
Director, IRONSCALES; Vice President, K1 Investment Management

Kellen Haines has served on the IRONSCALES Board of Directors since 2017. At K1, he is a deal lead, with responsibility for driving new investments and supporting current software portfolio companies. Before joining K1 in 2013, Kellen worked at Utility Consulting Group, Northrop Grumman and Merrill Lynch. Kellen received his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. At USC, he served in student government roles and provided pro-bono consulting services for non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. 

Adam Hofeler
Vice President, Worldwide Sales

As Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Adam Hofeler brings more than 20 years of sales, channel and distribution management experience with leading technology and cybersecurity firms. Before joining IRONSCALES in 2017, he served as a district sales manager at Palo Alto Networks. Previously, Adam was Americas Director of Data Center Sales for NetApp in Canada, Latin America and the United States. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of sales management roles at BellSouth, EMC and Xerox Corp. Adam holds a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Erez Fingerman
Chief Operating Officer

Erez Fingerman has more than 20 years of research and development leadership experience with technology and cybersecurity firms. Prior to joining IRONSCALES in 2017, Erez served as head of the project management office (PMO) for Check Point Software Technologies and Comverse. Erez attended Sela College in Israel and holds a Project Management Diploma from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Earlier in his career, Erez served in a special forces unit with the Israel Defense Forces.

Ian Baxter
Vice President of Pre-Sales Engineering
Upon joining IRONSCALES, Ian brought over 20 years of extensive industry experience in the Information Security, Technology and Communications fields and has held various positions including both individual contributor and systems engineering management roles. Ian has regularly presented at various industry events on security topics such as threat prevention, ransomware, and best practices. His last position was Americas Director of Data Center Sales for NetApp covering Canada, Latin America and the US. Ian has worked for large multinational technology companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Foundry Networks/Brocade, Alcatel Lucent, and Fore Systems/Marconi. Ian is originally from South Africa, and now resides in the United States.
Brendon Rod
Director of Marketing

As Chief Noise Officer and Head of Marketing, Brendon Rod oversees branding, marketing communications, channel marketing, demand generation and marketing operations for IRONSCALES. Prior to joining IRONSCALES in June 2016, he held a variety of marketing roles at technology startups and financial services firms..

Naama Cohen
Customer Success Director

As Customer Success and Support Team Leader, Naama is responsible for onboarding and ensuring satisfaction throughout the customer journey. Prior to joining IRONSCALES in 2017, she served in project management roles at ITLogic and Payoneer R&D Ltd. Previously, she was appointed Israel Fellow with Hillel International, where she served as Director of Israel Engagement and Programs for the Jewish Agency Emissary in Tucson, Arizona. Naama earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Ben Gurion University. She also served in the Israel Defense Forces as a Captain and Mandatory Maintenance Officer with Israel’s Reserved Home Front Command Headquarters.

Pat Mack
Director of Sales Development
Amy DeFaveri
Director of Demand Generation
Neha Verma
Director of Channel Marketing
Mike Poulter
Director of Channel Sales