Leadership

Gord Boyce
CEO

A high-tech veteran, Gord Boyce brings over 20 years of industry experience to ForeScout Technologies. Gord joined ForeScout in 2006 as the global VP of sales and marketing, was promoted to president in 2007, and was named CEO in 2009. Under Gord’s leadership as CEO, ForeScout has exceeded sales targets and annual growth projections. During this same period, ForeScout has pioneered advancements in pervasive network security, extended its leadership in NAC second only to Cisco, and broadened its solution portfolio to include mobile security/BYOD, endpoint compliance and threat protection.

Prior to ForeScout, Gord held several senior management positions within the Nokia Internet Communications group and the Enterprise Solutions business group. Prior to Nokia, Gord held sales management positions with VoIP pioneer Vienna Systems, which was acquired by Nokia in December 1998, as well as other telecom and datacom sales positions. Gord holds a bachelor of engineering and management in electrical engineering from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.

Video:  Watch Gord as he reviews the network security industry while at the RSA Conference 2013 at Moscone, San Francisco

 

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.

 

Criss HarmsChristopher Harms
CFO

Criss Harms brings more than 21 years of executive financial and operational management experience. He is responsible for ForeScout’s finance, operations, human resources and IT. 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.

 

Scott Gordon
Chief Marketing Officer

Scott Gordon heads up global marketing strategy and execution across communications and branding, products, lead generation and sales enablement, inside sales and channel programs. Scott brings over 22 years of industry experience and accomplishments. Previously, Scott was vice president of marketing at AccelOps, a network, security and cloud monitoring vendor. Prior to that, Scott was vice president of marketing at SIEM vendor Protego Networks (acquired by Cisco). Scott has held executive and management roles at NeoScale (acquired by nCipher), Axent (InternetTools acquisition), McAfee, Cheyenne and CA. He is CISSP certified and holds an MBA in marketing, as well as bachelor degrees in marketing and MIS from Hofstra University.

 

Paul Phillips
Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development

Paul Phillips is responsible for corporate and business development at ForeScout. Prior to joining ForeScout, he held senior management positions in the technology investment banking groups of Citigroup, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. In his 20 plus year career in investment banking, he focused on the enterprise software sector and completed transactions for IBM, Microsoft, Checkpoint and Symantec among others. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

 

Gil Friedrich
Vice President, Technology

Gil Friedrich is responsible for driving business development and OEM activity at ForeScout. In this role, Gil identifies partnership and OEM opportunities, and finds new market opportunities leveraging ForeScout’s technology. Before taking this position, Gil served as ForeScout’s VP of R&D and headed ForeScout’s engineering team for 6 years. Gil brings over 16 years of managerial and technical experience in developing networking software. Gil holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University (Cum Laude) and a B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University (Cum Laude).

 

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.

 

Hanan Levin
Vice President, Product Management

Hanan Levin brings over 15 years of product leadership experience in delivering innovative, award-winning global enterprise solutions. Prior to ForeScout, he was part of the Check Point R&D team developing the market leading Firewall-1, VPN-1 and Provider-1 solutions, where he managed various products and orchestrated the Check Point-Nokia joint venture. Hanan was Director of Product Management at TriSixty Security. Hanan holds an MBA and B.Sc. in Computer Science, both from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

 

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.

 

 

Laura Owen
Vice President, Human Resources

Laura Owen is responsible for all aspects of ForeScout’s global HR functions, including organizational strategic planning, building infrastructure and systems, recruiting, development, and employee communications. A labor & employment attorney, Laura’s career spans over 20 years of providing strategic and functional direction at leading technology companies such as Cisco, Spirent and Credence. Before joining Cisco, she was in private practice with Cooley LLP in Silicon Valley. Laura earned a J.D., magna cum laude, degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and a B.S. in Personnel and Industrial Relations, magna cum laude, from San Francisco State 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.

 

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.