Leadership

decesare_jacket_bw-thumb-lightMichael DeCesare
Chief Executive Officer and President

Michael has served as ForeScout chief executive officer, president and member of its Board of Directors since March 2015. Before joining ForeScout, he served as president of Intel Security from 2011 to 2014, and executive vice president of worldwide sales at McAfee from 2007 to 2011, prior to the company’s acquisition by Intel. Prior to that, Michael served as senior vice president of worldwide field operations for EMC’s Information Intelligence Group, led global sales at Documentum, and held sales leadership roles at Oracle.

He earned a Bachelor degree in Communications from Villanova University.

 

Pedro AbreuPedro Abreu
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Pedro has served as senior vice president and chief strategy officer of ForeScout since March 2015, where he is focused on advancing corporate strategy that bridges product development, sales and marketing. Prior to joining ForeScout, Pedro held several senior-level strategy and operations roles with Intel Security, EMC and McKinsey.

He earned an MBA from Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, and a CS in Computer Sciences from Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal.

 

Oded Comay
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Oded is co-founder and chief technology officer of ForeScout, and is a leading authority in the Israeli networking community. Prior to founding ForeScout in 2000, he managed the Tel Aviv University Systems group, and was responsible for the main Internet Service Providing facility of the Israeli academic institutes, where he designed and implemented BandWiz – the Israeli universities bandwidth management system. Oded was a co-founder of TapGuard Technologies (acquired by Elron Software).

He earned a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.

 

Rob Greer
Chief Marketing Officer

Rob has served as chief marketing officer at ForeScout since June 2015. Prior to joining ForeScout, he served as vice president and general manager of the Network Security division at HP Software, where he was responsible for determining product strategy, delivery, customer success and overall P&L. Before that, Rob served in numerous leadership roles at Symantec, ClearApp (acquired by Oracle), SonicWALL, and Ignyte Technology, Inc., where he was founder and chief executive officer.

He earned a Bachelor degree in Management Information Systems from San Jose State University.

 

Criss HarmsChristopher Harms
Chief Financial Officer

Criss has served as chief financial officer of ForeScout since March 2013. Prior to joining ForeScout, Criss was CFO for Socialware, a leading social business solution provider. Before that, he 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 financial position at several successful venture-funded technology companies, including Sentient Networks (acquired by Cisco) and Apptitude (acquired by Hi/fn), in addition to divisional positions at Hewlett-Packard.

He earned his CPA while at Ernst & Young. In addition, he holds an MBA from Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, and a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance from U.C. Berkeley.

 

Brant Kennedy
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Support

Brant has served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Support at ForeScout since November 2009, where he is responsible for all revenue-generating activities and service programs. Brant provides strategic direction for sales, sales engineering, channel and support services. Prior to joining ForeScout, Brant held executive and sales leadership positions at Sybase, Orchestria, Nokia and Cabletron.

He earned a Bachelor degree in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

 

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.

 

Zohar Gillai
Vice President, Global Services and Support

Zohar has served as vice president of Global Services and Support at ForeScout since June 2008. Prior to joining ForeScout, Zohar held senior management roles at Mercury Interactive, Newbridge Networks, and Tropos Networks.

She earned a Bachelor degree in Statistics from the University of Haifa, Israel, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from McGill University in Canada.

 

Jennifer Geisler
Vice President, Marketing

Jennifer has served as vice president at ForeScout since June 2015. She is responsible for brand, messaging, product and technical marketing. Prior to joining ForeScout, Jennifer served as senior marketing director of Network Security for Intel Security (formerly McAfee) and various leadership roles at Cisco. Before that, Jennifer served in roles of increasing responsibility at Packeteer (acquired by Blue Coat), U.S. Robotics (acquired by 3Com) and NCR.

She earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Wright State University.

 

Ori Naishtein
Vice President, Research and Development

Ori has served as vice president of Research and Development at ForeScout since October 2010. Prior to joining ForeScout, Ori served in numerous roles at both Tecnomatix (NASDAQ: TCNO) and Avaya.

He earned a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.

 

Gilad Walden
Vice President, Products

Gilad has served as vice president of Products at ForeScout since September 2014, and has been a key member of the Product teams since May 2013, with special emphasis on developing enterprise-grade software solutions. Prior to joining ForeScout, Gilad held senior R&D leadership positions at NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE).

He earned a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo, and an MBA from the Open University.

 

Dror Comay
Co-Founder and Director, Research and Development Infrastructure Group

Dror is co-founder and director of the Research and Development Infrastructure Group at ForeScout. With more than 20 years of experience in architecting, designing and developing large systems, Dror was the first to develop code for ForeScout. Prior to joining ForeScout, Dror held freelance positions at various companies including Nortel.

He earned a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.