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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.

Matthew McNulty
Senior Vice President of Global Sales

As Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Matthew brings over 25 years of sales and operational leadership experience. Before joining IRONSCALES, he served as the Senior Vice President of International Sales for KnowBe4, a security awareness training provider.

Prior to that, Matthew was the Senior Director of Global Sales and Solutions at Tribridge, one of the largest Microsoft resellers and integrators in the US. Matthew began his career with a stint on Wall Street, then transitioned to management consulting which led to his career as a technology sales executive. Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, with a minor in political science.

He is married to his wife Stephanie and a proud father of twin boys. As a native Floridian, he enjoys saltwater fishing, recreational boating, traveling, fitness, philanthropy and keeping up with the local business community.

Tristan Bishop
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Tristan Bishop leads IRONSCALES’ global integrated marketing, including strategy, brand, communications, product and solutions marketing, partner and channel marketing, field marketing, digital and social marketing and, ultimately, demand generation. Directly prior to joining IRONSCALES, Bishop served as Vice President of Digital Marketing at New Relic. Before that, he served in Marketing and Communication leadership roles at ServiceNow, Informatica and Symantec. Tristan is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a volunteer leader of Unity Players Inc., Tristan and his family produce musical theater events to raise money for foster group homes.

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.

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.
Lomy Ovadia
Vice President 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.
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..

Yaniv Elbaz
VP of APAC, Africa and the Middle East
Mike Poulter
Director of Channel Sales
As Channel Sales Manager, Mike is responsible for developing and managing our partner program, developing and training existing partners and on-boarding and recruiting new partner for IRONSCALES. Previously, he worked in both sales and channel positions at Digital Guardian, McAfee, Secure Computing and Blue Coat Systems.
Naama Cohen
Director of Customer Success

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.

Niv Wahnich
Human Resources Manager
Niv Wahnich is responsible for managing the company’s human resources operations. Prior to joining IRONSCALES, Niv served as a recruitment consultant with Danel Human Resources and served as an air traffic controller at Haifa Airport as part of the Israel Air Force. She earned her bachelor’s degree in the behavioral sciences, majoring in Human Resources and Organizational Development, at Ruppin Academic Center. As a volunteer with Ledorot, Niv collected and wrote the stories of Holocaust survivors to preserve their memories for future generations.
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. 

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.