A high-tech veteran, Gord Boyce brings over 19 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, ForeScout has exceeded sales targets in 12 of the last 15 quarters and has averaged annual growth of over 47% in his three years as CEO. During this same period, ForeScout extended its leadership in the network access control market, second only to Cisco, and broadened its 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 has more than 25 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 Harms brings more than 20 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 is responsible for all revenue generating activities at Forescout; accelerating global sales and growing our distribution network. Brand provides the strategic direction for sales, sales engineering and channel development. With over 21 years of marketing experience in IT networking and security, he has built highly effective enterprise sales organizations in government, commercial and global account markets at both startups and with 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 heads up global marketing strategy and execution across communications and branding, lead generation, sales enablement and channel programs. Scott brings over 21 years of industry experience and accomplishments. Previously, Scott was vice president of marketing and business development 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.
Sam Davis brings 25 years of industry experience in business development in companies both large and small. Previously, Sam held a business development leadership role at HP, and has held similar positions for several leading technology companies including ArcSight, MicroMuse, Riversoft, Lancope, and Arbor Networks. Sam’s passion for addressing business requirements through technology began while he was serving in the U.S. Navy. Sam is responsible for the overall management of ForeScout’s business development organization including corporate development, strategic partnerships, OEM opportunities and strategic channel partnerships.
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 15 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 brings over 18 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 brings over 14 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, and served as a Major in the Israeli Air Force.
Ori Naishtein brings over 15 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 served as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Army. Ori holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Tel-Aviv University.
Doron brings more than 30 years of technical and managarial 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.