Onapsis is led by a group of executives characterized by their deep experience in mission-critical application cybersecurity and compliance, thought leadership, team-building abilities and a proven record of successfully crafting and executing business plans.

Mariano Nunez
Chief Executive Officer

Mariano Nunez

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Mariano drives the strategic direction of the company. Under his leadership, Onapsis has become one of the fastest-growing technology and cybersecurity companies in the world. 

Starting his career as a cybersecurity researcher, Mariano was the first to publicly present on cybersecurity risks affecting SAP platforms and how to mitigate them at major conferences such as RSA, Black Hat and SANS. He was the developer of the first open source ERP penetration testing framework and has discovered critical security vulnerabilities in SAP, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft applications. 

Mariano has been interviewed and featured in mainstream media such as CNN, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Forbes and The New York Times. He has been distinguished by EY as "Entrepreneur of The Year 2018" and by MIT as a "Top 35 Innovator under the age of 35", as well as having been selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and has completed executive training programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Anshuman Kanwar
General Manager of Products and Technology

Anshuman Kanwar

General Manager of Products and Technology

As General Manager of Products and Technology, Anshuman is passionate about leading product and technology teams that deliver high-quality business-critical software. His background is in product management, agile software development, security, cloud computing, data center & network infrastructure and devops-at-scale. Over the last 18 years he has worked for Citrix Systems and LogMeIn in various technical and technology management roles. He studied Computer Engineering at Delhi University and the University of California, Santa Barbara and management at the Sloan School of Management (MIT). He believes that great companies are built by collaborative, adaptable, high-trust teams and that good management begins with making others successful.

Christopher Smith
Chief Revenue Officer

Christopher Smith

Chief Revenue Officer

As CRO, Chris leads our go-to-market strategies for sales, marketing, channels and field engineering. With more than 25 years of industry experience, he brings a deep passion for building high-velocity, enterprise sales organizations at scale. Previously, Smith was the CRO for Anomali where he accelerated revenue growth and led Global Sales and Field Operations. Prior to that, he was the driving force behind Instart Logic’s global growth and entry into a new key vertical. Chris’ track record includes multiple IPOs and four successful exits, as Executive Vice President at Invincea (acquired by Sophos), Vice President at ArcSight (acquired by Hewlett Packard), and Mercury Interactive (acquired by Hewlett Packard).

Gordon Pothier
Chief Financial Officer

Gordon Pothier

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Gordon oversees the company’s financial strategy and planning. He has more than 25 years of experience working for technology companies in a financial or operations role, 10 of them in information security. Previously, he held the position of Vice President of Finance and Operations, with the prior role of CFO at Bit9, where he helped scale the company from a 40-person startup to a 1,000+ employee leader in the Endpoint Security market. Gordon holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA from Bentley University and has had senior financial roles at Adobe, Nortel and Sybase.

Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen
Chief Technology Officer

Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, JP leads the innovation team that keeps Onapsis on the cutting edge of the Business-Critical Application Security market, addressing some of the most complex problems that organizations are currently facing while managing and securing their ERP landscapes. JP helps manage the development of new products as well as support the ERP cybersecurity research efforts that have garnered critical acclaim for the Onapsis Research Labs.

JP is regularly invited to speak and host trainings at global industry conferences, including Black Hat, HackInTheBox, AppSec, Troopers, Oracle OpenWorld and SAP TechEd, and is a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud ERP Working Group. Over his professional career, JP has led many Information Security consultancy projects for some of the world's biggest companies around the globe in the fields of penetration and web application testing, vulnerability research, cybersecurity infosec auditing/standards, vulnerability research and more.

Annabel Lewis
Chief Legal Officer

Annabel Lewis

Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Annabel leads our legal and compliance activities with a focus on expanding our global operations to support Onapsis’s continued growth. She brings deep expertise in growing and scaling cybersecurity and software companies. Managing through empowerment, teamwork and positivity are the hallmarks of Annabel’s leadership.

Annabel’s 15 years of tech industry experience include multiple mergers, acquisitions, IPO initiatives, and international expansion.  Prior to Onapsis, Annabel held executive positions responsible for several functions including legal, corporate information security, audit, strategic partnerships and business development.  Annabel served as General Counsel and Secretary for Singtel’s cybersecurity organization, where she helped lead key growth initiatives, including integrating its various security units into one organization, with over 2,000 employees and 200,000 customers.  While at Trustwave, through both organic growth and 15 acquisitions, Annabel helped transform this startup into one of the world's largest cybersecurity firms, culminating in its $850M-valued sale. 

Annabel holds a biology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and graduated cum laude with honors from St. Mary's University School of Law.

Victor Hugo Montero
Chief Information Officer

Victor Hugo Montero

Chief Information Officer

An Onapsis co-founder, Victor oversees the development, implementation and alignment of IT and infosec programs with business objectives. During his time at Onapsis, Victor has held a number of executive roles, including COO and CPO. These roles, together with his 20+ years of experience in IT and InfoSec, have provided him a deep knowledge of company needs, structure and internal processes, enabling him to drive enterprise value. His vision and capabilities earned him recognition as “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2012” by the Endeavor organization. Victor holds a graduate degree in organizational leadership from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Buenos Aires. He also completed the Entrepreneurial Ventures Program at Harvard Business School.

Selena Proctor
Chief Customer Officer

Selena Proctor

Chief Customer Officer

With more than a decade of experience in cybersecurity marketing and a strong background in demand generation, Selena directs the execution of strategic objectives to increase Onapsis’ global and brand awareness in the market. In her previous role at Core Security, Selena was responsible for fueling the global sales pipeline, overseeing marketing programs and customer events and maintaining the marketing budget. Selena holds a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Ashish Larivee
Chief Product Officer

Ashish Larivee

Chief Product Officer

As CPO, Ashish is responsible for ensuring that Onapsis products continually evolve to address the latest developments in the business-critical application security market. She is in charge of planning product roadmaps and executing effective product strategies for the Onapsis product suite. With more than two decades of experience in the cybersecurity industry, Ashish has helped build new markets and industry-disruptive products. Prior to joining Onapsis, Ashish managed an array of products at Cybereason as the first executive hire and was instrumental in establishing the company and product as a leader in the Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) market. Ashish was also an early executive at Veracode and helped create the first SaaS-based application security service. She holds a Master's Degree in Computer Applications and studied strategy at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jason Frugé
Vice President of Business Application Cybersecurity

Jason Frugé

Vice President of Business Application Cybersecurity

With over 20 years of information security and IT leadership experience, Jason lead’s the company’s Global Professional Services team, a critical part of Onapsis’s customer success efforts. Previously, as CISO at Fossil Group, he was responsible for providing leadership and information security advice, governance and subject-matter expertise to the company’s executive leadership and global team of technical staff who manage critical distributed information systems. Prior to Fossil Group, Jason held various executive positions in global information security at Signet Jewelers, Citi and Cerner Corporation.

Ezequiel Gutesman
Vice President of Engineering and Security Research

Ezequiel Gutesman

Vice President of Engineering and Security Research

Ezequiel leads the engineering and research teams that keep Onapsis products constantly redefining state-of-the-art in the Business-Critical Application Security market. He is responsible for the development of the Onapsis product suite and establishing the direction of the renowned Onapsis Research Labs, leading the strategy of the technical teams within the company. He has given talks at multiple security conferences, including Black Hat, Ekoparty, Hack.Lu and NoSuchCon, among others. Prior to joining Onapsis, Ezequiel led many information security research and software development projects. His strongest experience is in the fields of Software Architecture, Vulnerability Research, Web Application Security, Software Development and Software Quality Standards. Ezequiel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.

Markus Schumacher
General Manager, Europe

Markus Schumacher

General Manager, Europe

Dr. Markus Schumacher is General Manager of Europe at Onapsis. As co-founder and managing director of Virtual Forge GmbH, he is an expert in cybersecurity for ERP operations. 

Previously, he was representative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) and head of the department "security and embedded devices."

Before he joined the Frauenhofer Institute, he worked at SAP AG as a Product Manager (SAP NetWeaver Security) and head of the TCO project at the new SME Business ByDesign solution.

Darren Gaeta
Vice President of WW Alliances and Channels

Darren Gaeta

Vice President of WW Alliances and Channels

As the Vice President of WW Alliances and Channels for Onapsis, Darren is responsible for building and enabling our Ecosystem of System Integrators, Focused Security and Risk VARs, MSSP's, as well as OEM's and Technology Alliances on a Global Basis. His past success of being selected 3 consecutive years as CRN Channel Chief and a vast network of relationships globally that allows Onapsis to scale and deliver solutions based on the latest threats and vulnerabilities in the SAP and Oracle ERP Cyber Security Market.

Darren’s successful methodology of building a four pillar partner strategy around Channels, Alliances, MSSP's and Tech/OEM partners provides unlimited potential for Onapsis.

Prior to joining Onapsis, Darren spent one year at Anomali, five years at Securonix, and seven years at HP Enterprise Security - the first five with Arcsight, the leading SIEM solution in the industry. Among some of the successful relationships that Darren managed and built were Accenture, PwC, Deloitte, KPMG, IBM, and several Strategic VARS like Optiv, Guidepoint Security along with several Global MSSP’s like Verizon, AT&T and Deepwatch successfully.

Pablo Valeriano
Country Manager

Pablo Valeriano

Country Manager

With more than 20 years of experience, Pablo oversees Onapsis’ corporate finance and business strategy. Prior to joining Onapsis, Pablo served as a corporate finance and business strategy consultant supporting both senior management and boards of small- and middle-sized companies. His past roles also include financial responsibilities at Cargill, Amazon and Ford. Pablo holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Buenos Aires, as well as an MBA in Finance from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Onapsis is guided by a group of cybersecurity leaders, investment professionals and business leaders with the proven ability to grow companies in dynamic markets.

Mariano Nunez
Chief Executive Officer, Onapsis

Board of Directors

Mariano Nunez

Chief Executive Officer, Onapsis

As CEO and Co-founder, Mariano manages the strategic direction of Onapsis. A respected authority in the business-critical application security/SAP cybersecurity field, he was the first to publicly present on cybersecurity risks affecting SAP platforms and how to mitigate them. He is frequently invited to lecture at major security conferences such as RSA, Black Hat, SANS, SAP GRC and SAP TechEd, as well as at Fortune 100 companies, security agencies and military organizations. As an industry thought-leader, he was also the developer of the first open source SAP and ERP penetration testing frameworks. Mariano has been interviewed and featured in mainstream media such as CNN, Reuters, WSJ and The New York Times and was distinguished by MIT in its list of 35 innovators under the age of 35. Mariano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and has completed executive training programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Maria Cirino
Co-founder and Managing Director, .406 Ventures

Board of Directors

Maria Cirino

Co-founder and Managing Director, .406 Ventures

Maria has been building and founding technology businesses for over 20 years. Her operational, entrepreneurial and senior management experience in venture-backed technology companies includes two Massachusetts IPOs of the Year and the founding of two successful companies and a venture capital firm. Prior to co-founding .406 Ventures, Maria served as an SVP of VeriSign following its 2005 acquisition of Guardent, the market leading Managed Security Services provider, for $142 million. Guardent was a Sequoia, Charles River Ventures and NEA-backed IT security company that Maria co-founded and led as CEO. In this role, Maria received industry recognition as "Massachusetts CEO of the Year" and "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year," among others. Prior to Guardent, Maria was Senior Vice President responsible for sales and marketing at Razorfish, an IT services company that acquired her previous company, i-Cube, for $1.8 billion in 1999, where Maria led sales and marketing. Prior to i-Cube, from 1993 to 1997 Maria was responsible for North American sales at Shiva, the category-creating remote access leader. Prior to Shiva, Maria held sales and marketing roles at Lotus Development Corporation and Software City Inc. Maria holds an AB in English Literature from Mount Holyoke College where she has served as a Trustee and as a member of the college's investment committee. At .406 Ventures, in addition to her investment activities, Maria manages brand building and deal flow strategy. She currently serves on the boards of other .406 portfolio companies Attend.com, AuthAir, Bit9, Kaltura, Mineral Tree, Pwnie Express, Threat Stack, Vaultive and Veracode. She is a former board member of Adtuitive, Digitalsmiths and Memento until their respective acquisitions by Etsy, TiVO and FIS.

Dave DeWalt
Former CEO, FireEye, McAfee, Documentum, Founder & CEO of NightDragon Security

Board of Directors

Dave DeWalt

Former CEO, FireEye, McAfee, Documentum
Founder & CEO of NightDragon Security

David DeWalt is a veteran CEO, advisor and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, he has helped to create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President and CEO of three major companies. This includes driving the most successful Cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013 and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010. Today, he serves as the CEO and Founder of NightDragon Security, a dedicated Cybersecurity investment and advisor firm. In addition, he serves as a Managing Director in Allegis Cyber and Momentum Cyber as well as an investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Claroty, iboss, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks and Optiv. He has substantial expertise in the information technology security industry and with his strategic and operational experience. DeWalt was named one of the 25 most influential executives in high technology by the readers of the industry publication CRN. He has spoken at the World Economic Forum on the issue of cybersecurity and keynoted at several technology industry conferences including Interop and Software 2008 and RSA.

Gerhard Eschelbeck
Former VP Security & Privacy Engineering (CISO), Google

Board of Directors

Gerhard Eschelbeck

Former VP Security & Privacy Engineering (CISO), Google

Eschelbeck brings strong experience in transforming traditional security solutions and delivering them through the cloud, which will help Onapsis guide customers to the cloud with confidence. A proven information technology executive with strong operational and strategic experience, Eschelbeck has launched innovative and successful companies and has built high-performance multi-national teams in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Widely regarded as one of the foremost experts on network and system security, Eschelbeck was invited to present his research in information security to the U.S. Congress, and is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences. Eschelbeck is also a highly regarded author and is well-known for publishing the “Laws of Vulnerabilities.” He is one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security. Eschelbeck previously held CTO positions at Sophos, Webroot and Qualys.

Marcos Galperin
Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, MercadoLibre

Board of Directors

Marcos Galperin

Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, MercadoLibre

Marcos Galperin is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of MercadoLibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI). He is co-founder of the company and has been a Board Member since October 1999. He is also a board member of Endeavor, a non-profit organization that selects, mentors and accelerates high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. He is also a board member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to working with the company, Mr. Galperin worked in the fixed income department of J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in New York from June to August 1998 and at YPF S.A., an integrated oil company, in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Galperin received an MBA from Stanford University and graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

J.R. Smith
Partner, Evolution Equity Partners

Board of Directors

J.R. Smith

Partner, Evolution Equity Partners

J.R. Smith is a partner at Evolution Equity Partners focused on growth stage technology investments in information security, enterprise software and consumer. Prior to joining Evolution, he was Chief Executive Officer of AVG Technologies where he was responsible for strategy and operations and leading the company to an IPO in 2012 on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Smith is considered to be a thought leader in the areas of security, privacy and data protection and has authored several books on these subjects. Prior to AVG he was CEO of several software companies including Telecom Solutions Group, a pan-European network deployment and telecommunications software development company he founded in 1997 whose clients included Vodafone, Nextel, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Nokia and Ericsson. Mr. Smith began his career in Seattle, Washington with PNC, which evolved to become the publicly listed VoiceStream, later acquired by T-Mobile.

David Stienes
Partner at LLR Partners

Board of Directors

David Stienes

Partner at LLR Partners

David Stienes is a Partner at LLR Partners, a growth equity firm founded in 1999 with more than $3.5 billion of capital raised across five funds. David has been with LLR for 20 years and focuses on technology and technology-enabled services investments with an emphasis on information security, business resiliency and risk management. Along with Onapsis, Mr. Stienes has led investments and serves on the on the board of the following information and cybersecurity companies: Digital Guardian, Phishlabs, BluVector, and Cigital Inc. David received a B.B.A. degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, from James Madison University. He has been Director at Onapsis since 2018.

Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen
Chief Technology Officer, Onapsis

Board of Directors

Juan Pablo Perez-Etchegoyen

Chief Technology Officer, Onapsis

As CTO, JP leads the research & development team that keeps Onapsis on the cutting-edge of the Business-Critical Application Security market. He is responsible for the design, research and development of Onapsis’s innovative software solutions and helps manage the development of new products as well as the SAP cybersecurity research that has garnered critical acclaim for the Onapsis Research Labs. He is regularly invited to speak and host trainings at global industry conferences including Blackhat, HackInTheBox, Troopers, and SAP TechEd/DCODE.

Prior to joining Onapsis, Juan Pablo led many Information Security consultancy projects for companies in Latin America, EE.UU. and Europe. His strongest experience is in the fields of Penetration Testing, Web Application Testing, Vulnerabilities Research and Information Security Auditing and Standards.

Victor Hugo Montero
Chief Information Officer, Onapsis

Board of Directors

Victor Hugo Montero

Chief Information Officer, Onapsis

As CIO and co-founder, Victor is responsible for developing, implementing and aligning IT and infosec programs with business objectives. During his time at Onapsis, Victor has held a number of executive roles, including COO and CPO. These roles, together with his 20+ years experience in the IT and InfoSec fields, have provided him a deep knowledge of the company needs, structure and internal processes, enabling him to drive enterprise value. His vision and capabilities earned him recognition as “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year 2012” by the Endeavor organization. Victor holds a graduate degree in organizational leadership from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Buenos Aires. He also completed the Entrepreneurial Ventures Program at Harvard Business School.

Mario Chiock
CISSP, CISM, CISA

Board Observer

Mario Chiock

CISSP, CISM, CISA

Chiock is currently a Schlumberger Fellow. His experience covers next generation technology, Cyber-Security and Auditing. While CISO for Schlumberger he was responsible for developing the overall information security strategy for Schlumberger and is recognized for his leadership and management in all aspects of Cyber Security throughout the company and within the community. Mario is currently serving on the advisory board of Palo Alto Networks, Onapsis & Qualys. In 2012 Mario won the Information Security Executive “People Choice Award” and in 2013 was ranked top 25 CISO by ExecRank, in 2014 Mario was named “ISSA Fellow” and won the CSO40 Award. Mario was President of ISSA South Texas Chapter in 2007 when the chapter won the ISSA chapter of the year award, and was Vice President of the Houston InfraGard Chapter 2013-2015 and Chair of the Cyber Security committee of the API 2014-15 and was involved in the formation of the Oil & Gas ISAC.