Inspiring Innovation in OT and IoT Security
Inspiring Innovation in OT and IoT Security.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Edgard brings an extensive background in successfully managing and expanding markets for both start-ups and established technology companies to his role as CEO. Previously he was Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Imperva, where he led teams that made the company’s web and data security products leaders in their space. Prior to that he was a key executive at storage companies Data Domain and EMC.
Focused on developing Nozomi Networks’ global business, Edgard’s tremendous passion, energy, vision and drive-to-win is being brought to bear on guiding Nozomi Networks to its next stage of development. Edgard has a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Andrea is an expert and international leader in industrial network security, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He co-founded Nozomi Networks in 2013 with the goal of delivering a next generation cybersecurity and operational visibility solution for industrial control networks.
As Chief Product Officer Andrea defines the vision for Nozomi’s products and is the voice of the customer within the organization. In this role he draws on his real-world experience as a senior security engineer with Eni, a multinational oil and gas company, as well as his academic research.
With a passion for cybersecurity that began in high school, Andrea went on to study the unique challenges of securing industrial control systems. His Ph.D. in Computer Science from Università degli Studi dell'Insubria focused on developing software that detected intrusions to critical infrastructure control systems. His Masters in Computer Science from the same institution involved creating malware designed to take advantage of the lack of security in some SCADA protocols and analyzing the consequences.
Andrea has published a number of academic papers, including one describing an early example of malware targeting SCADA systems.
Co-founder and Chief Technical Officer
Moreno is the technology expert behind Nozomi Networks industry-leading cybersecurity solution for industrial control networks. Armed with a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence, and an extensive background in systems engineering and software development, he has led the way in redefining the ICS cybersecurity product category. Together, Moreno and co-founder Andrea Carcano have created the most effective asset discovery and threat detection for OT networks available today.
Moreno leads an exceptionally talented software development team that uses agile development processes to quickly address the cybersecurity requirements of our enterprise customers and partners. A long-time member of the IEC TC57 WG15 subcommittee, he is also actively working to shape cybersecurity standards for power system communication protocols.
Vice President - Worldwide Sales
Obbe brings over 20 years of executive management to his role as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. He is passionate about helping companies build a strong security posture while reducing costs and managing risk. In addition to building long-term customer loyalty, he has spearheaded 100%+ year-over-year revenue growth for IT and OT security products and services.
Prior to joining Nozomi Networks, Obbe held the role of Security Business Unit Executive with IBM for industrial markets. His career with IBM came after his tenure at BigFix as Global Sales Director. At BigFix, Obbe led an alliance partnership that resulted in IBM purchasing BigFix in the largest technology acquisition of 2010.
Obbe is fluent in multiple languages and has an MBA in business economics from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Chief Marketing Officer
Kim delivers deep knowledge of our market with over a decade of industrial cybersecurity marketing. She shares the company’s mission of arming critical infrastructure organization against global threats.
As a proven marketing leader, Kim thrives on the challenge of transforming technology innovators into market leaders. Prior to joining the Nozomi Networks executive team, Kim served as Vice President of Marketing for Industrial Defender, a pioneer of industrial control system cybersecurity that was acquired by Lockheed Martin. As an early proponent of cybersecurity technologies, she’s held senior marketing roles with Symantec, Core Security, and Cybereason.
Kim holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A from Nijenrode, The Netherlands School of Business.
Vice-President, WW Business Development & Partner Alliances
Chet brings passion and the wisdom of almost three decades of cross-functional, multi-industry experience to his role as VP of WW Business Development (BD) and Partner Alliances. He draws on his deep expertise within industrial automation and control systems (IACS), operational (OT) networking and manufacturing technologies to lead Nozomi Networks’ business and technology partnering strategy and relationships.
Prior to Nozomi Networks, Chet directed sales, business development, solution architecture and industry marketing teams at Cisco Systems, achieving worldwide market leadership for IACS and OT networking infrastructure within the manufacturing sector. He previously managed product P&L growth, share and profitability within GE’s industrial, power, lighting and controls businesses.
Chet holds a Master’s from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.
Vice President of Finance
Ngoc brings over 20 years of financial management and operations experience, including global expansion and growth through acquisition, to his role as Vice President of Finance.
Prior to joining Nozomi Networks, he held the role of VP of Finance for Gigamon, where he led the organization through a significant business model transformation and ownership change. Before Gigamon, Ngoc was VP of Finance at Rocket Fuel, a digital advertising technology company, and spent nine years at JDSU (now Viavi Solutions) in various financial leadership positions. His career began with Ernst & Young and Deloitte in the Assurance Services line of business. Ngoc holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Sydney in Australia and is a California-licensed CPA.
Nozomi Networks Advisor
Retired General Motors CISO Rich Armour has been driving cybersecurity and IT transformation across large global manufacturers for nearly two decades.
At GM, Mr. Armour held global responsibility for enterprise cybersecurity, and led a multi-year program to enhance security within the company’s manufacturing plants and industrial control environments. As the CISO at Hewlett Packard, he was responsible for worldwide cybersecurity across 120 countries, as well as the Enterprise Risk Management program. At Dell Technologies, Mr. Armour oversaw global cybersecurity and led an aggressive “Get Secure!” initiative to expand and strengthen security controls across the enterprise.
Mr. Armour was a founding member of the CISO Coalition National Leadership Board and member of the Leadership Council of the Cybersecurity Collaborative. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology Information Analysis and Sharing Center (IT-ISAC) as well as the Dean’s Board of Advisors for the George Washington University School of Business.
Protecting industrial networks from a growing list of cyber threats is a complex problem that too many CISOs underestimate,” Armour said. “That’s what drew me to Nozomi Networks. They have an unmatched understanding of the issues facing large industrial companies as they digitize. Over the years they have established trusted relationships with an impressive set of industry customers who are using their technology. I look forward to helping Nozomi Networks and the marketplace build a secure future that spans IT and OT infrastructure.
Nozomi Networks Advisor
Former Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ms. Spaulding has been addressing national security issues for more than 25 years. At the DHS, she managed a $3 billion budget and 18,000 employees charged with strengthening cybersecurity and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure.
Ms. Spaulding is Senior Advisor for Homeland Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a Member of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group; former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security; and founder of the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. Throughout her career, she has advised CEOs, boards, and policymakers on complex security risks across all industry sectors.
Protecting industrial networks from a growing list of attackers and cyber threats is a complex problem that requires smart, aggressive and innovative solutions. That’s what drew me to Nozomi Networks,” Spaulding said. “The sophistication of Nozomi Networks’ cybersecurity solutions is impressive, as is the growing wave of industrial operators’ affinity for their technology. I look forward to helping this team understand what is required to build a secure future for the world’s critical infrastructure.
Nozomi Networks Advisor
Retired SVP of Sales at Palo Alto Networks, John Spiliotis brings over 34 years of technology sales leadership experience across multiple industry verticals to his role as Advisor with Nozomi Networks.
During his tenure at Palo Alto Networks, John was responsible for driving the organization’s direct and indirect sales engagement activities in the Americas ($1.8B, 70% of all sales), including channel partner productivity, customer segmentation, management team hyper-growth, Service Provider and Federal sales, Systems Engineering and overall core sales strategy.
Prior to that, John served as Vice President of Avaya’s Global Channel organization where he was responsible for leading the customer-focused and partner-engaged go-to-market strategy. He has also held direct and channel leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, and Redback Networks, which was acquired by Ericsson.
John is currently a Senior Operating Advisor at LLR Partners, a $6B private equity firm, acts as advisor to several VC and PE-backed cybersecurity companies and integrators including Optiv, and is a Board member at Cherwell Software, a KKR-backed software company.
John holds a Masters in Finance and Banking from Hofstra University, and a BA in Mathematics from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
I’m thrilled to join the Nozomi Networks team and become part of a fast growth cybersecurity company with a unique value proposition that addresses emerging market needs. Able to protect critical infrastructure through its innovative security platform, Nozomi Networks is the most relevant and capable OT and IoT cybersecurity leader in the world today. My goal is to use my sales and leadership experience to help the company accelerate growth and dominance in this segment.
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Glenn has been a venture capitalist for 20 years, the last eleven with GGV Capital. He brings his love of working with startup and growing companies and serving as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs to the Board of Directors of Nozomi Networks.
Glenn has been an investor or board member with many high profile start-ups including Slack, Airbnb, AlienVault, Synack, Opendoor, HashiCorp and Domo.
Nozomi Networks’ dedication to building a secure future for the world’s critical infrastructure is paying off. Given the incredible reaction of Nozomi’s customers and partners to the company’s steady stream of innovative new products, it’s resoundingly clear that the Nozomi team has emerged as the industry leader, with a track record of success, proven expertise and advanced technology needed to meet the ICS cybersecurity requirements of the industrial infrastructure that runs the world.
Partner, Lux Capital
Bilal has been investing in technology start-ups for more than 15 years. His area of focus is investing in “deep tech” and “big ideas”.
Bilal’s investments include Evolv Technologies (physical security), Locoroll (connected devices), Orbital Insight (machine learning & big data analytics), Deep Sentinel (artificial intelligence), and others.
Nozomi Networks’ impressive revenue and customer growth has been augmented by the rapid expansion of the company’s global partner network. Nozomi Networks’ partners now include an expansive list of global leaders in IT and OT networking and security. In a market where ICS Cybersecurity is now a C-level priority, it is a perfect opportunity for Lux to double down on our investment in Nozomi Networks.
About Lux Capital
Lux Capital is a venture firm based in New York City and Silicon Valley investing in counter-conventional, seed and early stage science and technology ventures. The firm manages $700 million in assets across four funds. For more information visit the website or follow @Lux_Capital.
Partner, Energize Ventures
John brings a unique combination of expertise to his role as a Nozomi Networks board member. This includes finance, investing and executive responsibility at a high-growth online energy marketplace start-up.
John was previously with the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & the Byers’ Green Growth fund, where he focused on platform investments at the intersection of technology and energy.
As cyber attacks against energy, oil and gas and other critical infrastructure continue to grow in frequency and sophistication, Nozomi Networks has emerged as the trusted provider in this space. With virtually every industrial organization looking for a solution, there couldn’t be a better time to fuel Nozomi Networks’ leadership in this space.
Giovanni Canetta Roeder
Chief Executive Officer, Planven Investments
Giovanni is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Planven Investments. Previously he was the Senior Advisor and General Manager in charge of restructuring M&C, a listed investment company controlled by Planven Investments.
Giovanni has many years of experience leading industrial companies in transition and in investment banking for Merrill Lynch, Crédit Agricole and UBS Investment Banking.
Since our initial investment in the company, we’ve only grown more excited about this market and in Nozomi Networks management team’s ability to build a global enterprise software company. Nozomi Networks is a customer focused and reliable organization and it is uniquely positioned to address its clients’ most advanced ICS cybersecurity threats. Now is the right time to double down on our investment in Nozomi Networks.
Planven Investments, based in Lugano (Switzerland), and the family office of Mr. Carlo De Benedetti, invests globally in innovative and high growth companies providing capital and resources to support their business expansion.
Managing Director, Activate Capital
Prior to Activate, Raj was a co-founder of Silver Laker Kraftwerk, and previously led the cleantech practice at Draper Fisher Jervetson where he was an early investor in notable companies including Tesla Motors, Solar City, EnerNOC and Ping Identity.
Over the past several years the adoption of technology across physical operating environments has accelerated dramatically, often without sufficient concern for the unique security challenges associated with digitizing infrastructure assets. In the future – where virtually all operating assets will be connected – holistic cybersecurity solutions must include sophisticated OT layers, as traditional IT security tools are inadequate. Nozomi has quickly emerged as the premier provider of OT cybersecurity solutions for the world’s largest operators of critical infrastructure to proactively defend against cyber threats.
Activate Capital is a leading late-stage venture and growth equity partner for technology companies focused on fundamental transformations across the industrial economy. For more information, visit the website.
About Nozomi Networks
Nozomi Networks is the leader in OT and IoT security and visibility.
We accelerate digital transformation by unifying cybersecurity visibility for the largest critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, building automation and other OT sites around the world.
Our innovation and research make it possible to tackle escalating cyber risks through exceptional network visibility, threat detection and operational insight.