Leadership

Ofer Amitai

Ofer Amitai

CEO and Co-Founder

As CEO and co-founder of Portnox, Ofer is responsible for the day-to-day operations for setting the strategic direction at Portnox. Ofer has over 20 years experience in network security, from managing the security division at Xpert Integrated Systems to being Microsoft Regional Director of Security, Ofer is a proven innovator and thought leader in network security. Mr. Amitai holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science.

Idan Kuperman

Idan Kuperman

COO and Co-Founder

Idan has over 15 years of experience in professional services, DevOps, customer support and sales engineering. Among other responsibilities, Idan ensures that customers and OEM partners receive the resources, services and support they need. His efforts are centered on maximizing the value our customers gain from the relationship with Portnox. Mr. Kuperman holds an M.B.A in Marketing and B.A in Computer Science and Accounting from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Juda Thitron

Juda Thitron

Vice President R&D

Juda leads Portnox’s research & development activities. Juda has over 15 years of experience in various R&D and management positions. Prior to joining Portnox, Juda led security teams in Microsoft and had overseen all engineering activities in network security and remote access products. Prior to Microsoft Juda led a team of engineers at Sphera for their SaaS delivery platform and at Finjan for their email security products. Mr. Thitron holds a BA in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.

Martin Ryan

Martin Ryan

Vice President North America Sales

Martin is responsible for managing all of the sales activities in the Americas. With over 20 years of executive sales and marketing experience in network security, Martin brings a proven track record of building successful sales and channel teams for start-up to late stage growth companies. Martin’s experience includes building a global sales and channel team at eDMZ Security and leading CyberGuard Firewall as head of world-wide sales & marketing. Mr. Ryan holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and BS in Computer Science from University Nevada, Las Vegas.

Nilly Assia

Nilly Assia

Chief Marketing Officer

With more than 17 years of industry experience, Nilly leads the development, execution and organization of the company’s global marketing strategy. Prior to joining Portnox, she served as a Marketing Director at Gemalto, formally SafeNet, one of the largest information security companies in the world. During her time at Gemalto, she served in a variety of marketing disciplines including product, field, operations, and corporate marketing leadership roles. Before Gemalto, Nilly led the product marketing team for the USB business at SanDisk. Nilly holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University.

Tomer Shemer-Buchbut

Tomer Shemer-Buchbut

Vice President of Products

Tomer leads Portnox product portfolio. Tomer has 17 years of experience in designing and launching large scale enterprise products. Prior to joining Portnox, Tomer led the product team in Verint’s cyber security group, responsible for protecting large organizations from advanced persistent threats using a unified detection & response platform. / Before that Tomer led the system design group in Motorola Solutions delivering solutions to large scale enterprise organization worldwide. Tomer holds a BA in Computer Science and Psychology from Israel Open University.

Vered Netzer

Vered Netzer

Director of Finance

With more than 20 years of industry experience in finance and business, Vered leads Portnox’s financial operation and reporting. Prior to joining Portnox, Vered served in various financial management positions in technology companies, including at iPoint-Media as a CFO, and at Neustar (former Followap) as Director of Finance. During her time at Neustar, she led the finance department and was part of the acquisition of Followap to Neustar Inc. Vered holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from the Tel-Aviv University.

Nir Aran

Nir Aran

Chairman of the Board & Co-Founder

Nir brings a wealth of technology and executive leadership experience to Portnox. As Co-Founder, Nir has been involved with Portnox since 2008 in both operational and board positions. Subsequent to founding Portnox, Nir previously held other senior management positions in various high tech firms, including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Security Officer.