Ruvi Kitov, CEO and Co-founder, Tufin

Tufin CEO and Co-founder Ruvi Kitov has dual citizenship for both Israel and the United States. After he completed his required military service in Israel, he moved to the U.S. to be close to his family, and to attend the University of Maryland at College Park. That’s where he was exposed to computer security for…

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Saryu Nayyar, CEO, Gurucul

Some of the most successful business people pattern themselves after a role model and are helped in life by a mentor. Saryu Nayyar is fortunate to have grown up the daughter of the woman who was both her role model and mentor. Nayyar was born in India and she came to the United States when…

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Srinivas Mukkamala, RiskSense CEO

Srinivas Mukkamala, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, RiskSense Srinivas Mukkamala grew up in India, where he attained his undergraduate degree in Computer Sciences and Engineering. His focus of study was artificial intelligence (AI). He began his career working as an intern for the Indian Space Research Organisation, the space agency of the Government of India, working…

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Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4

No silver bullets For Stu Sjouwerman, deciding which road to take did not come easy. Whereas other kids had some idea of what they wanted to be when they grew up, he did not immediately know what he was going to do with his life. At 16 he became obsessed with reading science fiction and…

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Yaniv Bardayan, CEO, Vulcan

Vulcan CEO Yaniv Bardayan has a special standard for hiring members of his team. “I don’t just hire anyone,” he says. “I look for people who are 20 times smarter, 20 times more talented and 20 times more capable than I am. I give them the authority to execute the business and market theses – which we have created from gathering various impressions – in a manner…

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