CEO & Co-founder
Mr. Caspi is a seasoned CEO and serial entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in enterprise technology in roles spanning from tech to business, including CRO and corporate development. He has lead companies in senior positions at various levels of growth, ranging from early-stage startups through IPO. Caspi is a thought leader with deep domain expertise in computer science, deep learning, AI assimilation in cybersecurity, and big data analysis combined with strong GTM execution. Caspi was selected as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2017 and in 2018 was nominated as a board member of the prestigious Forbes Magazine Technology Council. He has a Masters degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed a Global Executive Program from the joint MIT Sloan Business School / Israeli Technion Institute.
CSO & CO-FOUNDER
Dr. David is a leading expert in the field of computational intelligence, specializing in deep learning (neural networks) and evolutionary computation. He has published more than thirty papers in leading artificial intelligence journals and conferences, mostly focusing on applications of deep learning and genetic algorithms in various real-world domains. For the past ten years, he has been teaching courses on deep learning and evolutionary computation, in addition to supervising the research of graduate students in these fields. He has also served in numerous capacities successfully designing, implementing, and leading deep learning-based projects in real-world environments.
Dr. David is the developer of Falcon, a grandmaster-level chess playing program based on genetic algorithms and deep learning. The program reached the second place in World Computer Speed Chess Championship. He received the Best Paper Award in 2008 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, the Gold Award in the prestigious “Humies” Awards for Human-Competitive Results in 2014, and the Best Paper Award in 2016 International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks.
CTO & CO-FOUNDER
Mr. Maman brings 15 years of experience in customer-driven businesses and technical leadership. He has a proven track record in managing technical complex cyber projects, including design and execution, pre-sales and post-sales. Maman held various senior management positions in Check Point Software technologies for over six years. He was responsible for global technical services. Maman has vast hands-on experience with data security, network design, and implementation of complex heterogeneous environments. He was an intelligence officer in a well-known IDF technological cyber unit for seven years. Maman was recruited to Israel’s top technology intelligence unit, where he led design and establishment of military data security infrastructures and platforms. As an officer,Maman received an award for his excellence in leadership and performance.
Tom is Vice President of Americas for Deep Instinct. He brings more than 25 years of experience building sales teams that help clients transform their environments by applying advanced technologies. Tom has successfully built direct, OEM, and inside sales models of various sizes and has driven over $180M ARR.
Before joining Deep Instinct, Tom has worked in both Private and Public Sector markets and he has been recognized as an industry leader in the IT and cybersecurity market.
Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from John Carroll University and holds multiple professional certifications in Leadership, Communications, and Public Speaking. He enjoys supporting multiple charitable causes, receiving a lifetime achievement award for his valuable contributions.
Mr Wallace is a cybersecurity sales leader with more than 20 year’s experience building a successful business to business sales teams across EMEA. Before joining Deep Instinct, Wallace held several senior sales leadership roles including VP Sales at start-up Trusted Knight, selling agentless endpoint protection and as VP Sales at Trustwave as the first employee in EMEA, growing the business across four regions before it was sold to Singtel in 2015. Wallace has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and spent two years at the University of Mississippi studying International Business and Finance where he was also in the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
VP GLOBAL CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Mr Plawner is a visionary senior Professional Services and Customer Success executive with a passion for delivering solutions that are designed to help both organizations and customers win. A respected thought leader in the space, he brings extensive experience establishing, transforming, and increasing the value, of several leading-edge organizations’ post-sales functions.
Prior to joining Deep Instinct, Plawner served as VP of Professionals Services and Customer Success at Varonis. In that role, he led a large-scale transformation of the data security and analytics company’s professional services organization.
Throughout his career, Plawner has led a series of transformative initiatives in a number of companies – from establishing to expanding the service portfolios – to making the organization more effective, customer-focused, and profitable.
Plawner holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Mr Mittler has more than 20 years of experience in building and leading large global technical cyber organizations to excellence – Prior to Deep Instinct Adam spent a year as the VP of Technical Services at Cyberbit, 4 years as the Worldwide VP of Technical Services & IT at Tufin and 13 years at Check Point Software Technologies in various technical and leadership positions, including various R&D management positions, Director of International Technical Assistance Center and Head of Worldwide Partner Alliances. Prior to Check Point, Mittler spent four years as a computer engineer for the Israeli Ministry of Defense and four years as a computer engineer for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
Chief Accounting Officer
Ms Geva brings to Deep Instinct a vast experience in establishing and developing effective Finance and Accounting operations in a variety of settings in both technology and biotechnology companies.
Prior to Joining Deepinstinct, Geva held various leading accounting positions for several high-tech and biotech companies where she was involved in several rounds of fund raising.
At the leading accounting firms of PwC Israel, Geva was instrumental in both the audit and tax departments providing guidance and expertise in the ongoing review and audit of quarterly and annual financial reports and frequent consultation on tax matters.
Geva holds a B.A. in Finance Accounting from Tel Aviv university and a B.Mus in Piano performance and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr Kaftzan is a marketing and business development professional with extensive experience in the global communications and software industry.
Before Joining Deep Instinct, Kaftzan previously headed marketing for Amdocs Digital, Intelligence & BSS division. He was responsible for defining, creating and implementing the division’s marketing and business strategy, thought leadership and roadmap. His role includes working closely with customers, helping them to devise strategies and business models for their organizations. Before joining Amdocs, Kaftzan worked in consultancy, specializing in business and marketing strategy.
Kaftzan holds an MBA from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Livni is a seasoned expert in senior product and technology roles, including product strategy, product management and product marketing. He has previously held various senior management positions including VP of Product at Checkmarx, VP of Product at Correlsense and was a Product Manager at CyberArk (Nasdaq: CYBR). Earlier in his career, Livni spent over six years with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he graduated with full honors (cum laude) from the prestigious software engineering training course. Livni holds an MBA from Tel-Aviv University (cum laude) and a BA degree in Computer Science and Economy from Bar-Ilan University.
Mr Otobe has worked in Cyber Security for more than 2 decades, including leadership roles at major startups. Most recently Otobe was the Sr SE Director for Cylance, where he initiated, grew and led the team in Japan for over 3 years. Prior to Cylance, Otobe was at Palo Alto Networks from its inception in Japan, where he hired, built and ran the Japanese team to great success for 8 years. Prior to Palo Alto, Otobe worked for Juniper Networks, Netscreen and Check Point in various roles across APAC & Japan. Otobe graduated from Nagoya University where he conducted research on deep neural networks and received a Bachelor of Information Technology degree.
VP RESEARCH &
Mr Oren is a cyber security expert with experience in research and operations, both offensive and defensive. Prior to joining Deep Instinct in 2016 Oren served for 14 years as an officer in the IDF’s elite cyber unit 8200. Oren’s background includes a wide range of cyber security and research positions, where he managed multifunctional teams of hackers, researchers and engineers. Oren led the development of new methods and tools for the analysis of cyber-campaigns, as well as a series of innovative cyber intelligence collection capabilities. Over the years of has worked extensively with a variety of industry, defense, and intelligence partners and agencies in North America and Europe. He is a recipient of the President of Israel Award for Outstanding Military Service, holds a B.Sc (Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from Ben Gurion University and MBA (Cum Laude) in Finance and Accounting from Tel Aviv University.
Mr Sholomon oversees and supervises all development and innovation efforts by the company, working to direct R&D teams with the right methodology, process, version scheduling, and deadline management. Sholomon for many years worked as a senior officer in the IDF’s prestigious Cyber Unit, running complex cyber development challenges. He joined Deep Instinct back in 2016.
CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER
Mrs. Marelly has extensive experience in advising public and private companies on all aspects of Corporate Law, Security Law, and regulation of Capital Markets.
Before joining Deep Instinct, Marelly was part of the corporate and securities department as well as the infrastructure department at Raved Magriso Benkel & Co. Law Offices in Tel Aviv, where she worked on a wide variety of corporate and security matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions, corporate finance, representing a broad array of companies in their day-to-day legal and business activities as well as other general corporate matters. In addition, Marelly has extensive experience in complex infrastructure projects in a variety of fields.
Marelly holds an L.L.B in Law & B.B.A in Business Administration from the Interdisciplinary Center, Israel.