Prior to co-founding CyberX, Omer Schneider led an elite Israel Defense Forces (IDF) cybersecurity unit tasked with protecting critical infrastructure, where he headed cybersecurity operations and R&D. He was also invited to be a member of Israel’s national cybersecurity initiative, and is a contributing member of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). He holds a BSc. in Computer Engineering from the Technion Institute and an MBA degree from Tel Aviv University Business School.
Nir Giller, CTO and Co-Founder
Nir is a seasoned security researcher with extensive IT/OT security knowledge and practical experience. Following a lengthy military career in an elite Israel Defense Forces (IDF) cybersecurity unit tasked with protecting critical infrastructure, Nir co-founded CyberX. Nir is a domain expert who brings the invaluable combination of being a technology visionary with vast hands-on expertise. Nir holds a BSc. in Computer Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Liat Soffer, CFO
As CyberX’s CFO, Liat brings over 20 years of financial leadership expertise in the technology sector. Prior to CyberX, Liat was CFO of Pango Mobile Parking, where she guided the company into its acquisition by a US entity. Prior to Pango, Liat was the CFO of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NASDAQ: BCLI) and VP of Finance for ForeScout Technologies, where she was responsible for all finance and accounting functions since shortly after its inception as a US company with sales and offices worldwide. Liat holds an MBA from Edinburgh University and a BA in Accounting & Economics from Ben Gurion University.
Jim Blaschke, VP Sales and Business Development
Jim leads CyberX’s sales and partner management in North America. He brings more than 30 years of sales, business development, channels, OEM partner and marketing experience in technology companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 50, including Lockheed Martin, GE and Sun Microsystems. Jim’s background includes 10 years bringing ICS and database security solutions to critical infrastructure companies. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Phil Neray, VP of Industrial Cybersecurity & Marketing
Phil is responsible for CyberX’s global marketing including product and corporate marketing, branding, demand creation, and channel marketing. He has a track record of scaling both start-ups and larger organizations, including enterprise security leaders such as IBM Security/Q1 Labs, Guardium, Veracode, and Symantec. With a BSEE from McGill University and graduate-level coursework at the Boston University School of Management, Phil began his career as an engineer on oil rigs in South America and later as a software product manager. He’s certified in cloud security (CCSK) and has a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.
Buck Watia, VP of Business Development
As VP of Business Development at CyberX, Buck is focused on global strategic alliances including technology and channel partnerships. He brings more than 15 years of security leadership experience ranging from early-stage startups to publicly-traded companies. Prior to CyberX he led corporate and business development at Rapid7. Before Rapid7, Buck held leadership positions at HP, ArcSight, VeriSign and iDefense where he led teams across engineering, products, sales, marketing, and business development. Buck has been involved with several successful exits including through acquisition and IPO. His educational background includes executive leadership programs at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Technology & Management from Boise State University.
Joe DiPietro, VP of Customer Success
Joe DiPietro has over 20 years of both leadership and hands-on experience with enterprise security leaders including Algosec, IBM, Guardium, and Checkpoint Software. At Algosec, he established and led the company’s technical sales engineering function for the Americas and was later promoted to lead the function worldwide. At IBM, he was director of sales engineering and IBM InfoSphere Data Governance Center of Excellence Leader. He previously led worldwide sales engineering for Guardium, which was acquired by IBM for $220 million. Prior to IBM, he was Checkpoint’s first sales engineer and later rose to the position of Director of Systems Engineering. Joe holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, a Masters of Arts degree, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering