Leadership

Micdecesare_jacket_bw-thumb-lighthael DeCesare
President and CEO

Veteran security industry executive Mike DeCesare sets the strategic direction for this global security company and sits on the ForeScout Board of Directors. DeCesare was president of Intel Security (formerly McAfee), the world’s largest dedicated security technology provider, from 2011 to 2014. Under Mike the company became the leading provider of security solutions. He joined McAfee in 2007 as executive vice president of worldwide sales. DeCesare was previously senior vice president of worldwide field operations for EMC’s information intelligence group, led global sales at Documentum, and worked in sales and management at Oracle.

He earned a degree in Communications from Villanova University.

 

Oded Comay
CTO, Co-Founder

Oded Comay has more than 26 years of experience in network communication protocols and operating systems, and is a leading authority in the Israeli networking community. He previously managed the Tel Aviv University systems group, and was responsible for the main Internet Service Providing facility of the Israeli academic institutes. Designed and implemented BandWiz – the Israeli universities bandwidth management system. Oded was a Co-Founder of TapGuard Technologies (acquired by Elron Software). Oded holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.

 

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CFO

Criss Harms is responsible for ForeScout’s finance and operations, and brings more than 21 years of executive management experience. Previously, he served as CFO for Socialware a leading social business solution provider.  Prior to that, Criss was CFO of PSS Systems (acquired by IBM), Transitive Corporation (acquired by IBM) and Counterpane, an information security services firm (acquired by British Telecom). Criss has held senior finance positions at several prosperous venture-funded technology companies, including Sentient Networks (acquired by Cisco) and Apptitude (acquired by Hi/fn) along with holding divisional financial positions at Hewlett Packard. Criss earned his CPA while at Ernst & Young in San Francisco, and he holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a B.S. degree in accounting and finance from UC Berkeley.

 

Brant Kennedy
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support

Brant Kennedy is responsible for all revenue generating activities and service programs at Forescout; accelerating global sales, growing our distribution and delivering superior support. Brant provides the strategic direction for sales, sales engineering, channels and support services. With over 22 years of experience in IT networking and security, he has built highly effective enterprise sales organizations in government, commercial and global account markets at startups and large market leaders. Prior to ForeScout, Brant held executive and sales leadership positions at Sybase, Orchestria, Nokia and Cabletron. Brant earned his BS in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Doron Shikmoni
Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder

Doron brings more than 30 years of technical and managerial IT experience. He is a leading authority in the Israeli Internet security and networking community. Prior to founding ForeScout, Doron has spent many years in the academic networking arena, and was one of the Internet pioneers in Israel – he was the the architect of the Israeli government’s secured Internet gateway. Doron has been providing consultation to various government organizations and companies and has been serving on the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee since its inception. He is a co-founder and former president of the Israeli chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC–IL), which, among other things, operates IIX – the Israeli Internet exchange and the .il ccTLD registry.

 

Gilad Walden
Vice President, Products

Gilad Walden brings more than 15 years of R&D and product management experience to his role as vice president of Products at ForeScout, with special emphasis on developing enterprise-grade software solutions. Prior to joining ForeScout, Gilad held a number of progressively responsible positions at NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) with specific focus in the area of software development for video surveillance and security situational awareness systems.

Gilad earned his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and his MBA from the Open University.

 

Darren J. Milliken
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Darren J. Milliken brings 20 plus years of executive legal, business and compliance experience to ForeScout and is responsible for legal and compliance functions at a global level. Previously, he spent 10 years with Accuray Inc., a medical device company, where he most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel. During his 20 year career, he has held senior management positions at Sanmina-SCI Corp., Voyan Technology and was in private practice at the law firm of Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP. Mr. Milliken holds a B.A. in physics from Washington & Jefferson College and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.

 

Ori Naishtein
Vice President, R&D

Ori Naishtein brings over 16 years of managerial and technical experience in developing networking and CAD software. Earlier in his career, Ori served in a number of roles at Tecnomatix (NASDQ: TCNO) and at Avaya. Ori holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University.

 

 

Zohar Gillai
Vice President, Global Services and Support

Zohar Gillai brings over 19 years of leadership experience in professional services,
customer support and pre-sales engineering support. She has held senior management positions  at Mercury Interactive, Newbridge Networks and most recently, Tropos Networks. Zohar holds  a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics from the University of Haifa, Israel, and an M.Sc. in Computer  Science from McGill University, Canada.