Leadership
Jeff Hudson - CEO

Jeff Hudson - CEO

 

Jeff Hudson is the CEO of Venafi, the market leading cybersecurity company in next-generation trust protection. A key executive in four previous and successful high-technology start-ups that have gone public, Jeff has over 25 years of leadership and management experience in information technology and security management. Jeff has spent a significant portion of his career developing and delivering leading-edge technology solutions for financial services and other Fortune-ranked organizations and government agencies.

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Kirk Langston - Vice President, Sales

Kirk Langston - Vice President, Sales

 

As Vice President of Sales, Langston is responsible for direct sales of all Venafi products.

Prior to joining Venafi, Langston was Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Auction Trust Network. Langston also managed US Sales & Distribution channels for Telco Systems, a BATM company, focused on emerging technologies in multi-service IP and transport communications solutions. Langston brings over 10 years of technology sales and market development experience and is based out of the Venafi corporate headquarters in Sandy, Utah.

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Dave Cutler - Vice President, Customer Support

Dave Cutler - Vice President, Customer Support

 

Prior to joining Venafi, Cutler held a variety of service management positions at Novell in Utah, San Jose and Japan. He made improvements to all aspects of technical support including Service Account Management for key customers and building new support centers in India and Prague. Under Cutler, Novell Technical Support Centers became SCP certified in 2005, won the 2007 HDI "Team Excellence" award, and entered the Association of Support Professionals (ASP) Hall of Fame by being recognized among“Ten Best Web Support Sites”for four consecutive years 2007-2010.

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Gregory Webb - Vice President, Marketing

Gregory Webb - Vice President, Marketing

 

As Vice President of Marketing, Gregory Webb is responsible for all aspects of marketing at Venafi, including corporate marketing and public relations, demand generation and field marketing, advertising and branding, and marketing operations. Recognizing that organizations rely on cryptographic keys and digital certificates to establish trust but often do not control these vital assets, Gregory helped Venafi create and define a new market category—Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM)—with solutions that enable organizations to manage their encryption keys and certificates and thereby control trust across complex, heterogeneous systems and into the cloud.

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Michelle Tanner - Vice President, Finance

Michelle Tanner - Vice President, Finance

 

Tanner brings more than 20 years of experience in technology, finance and accounting to Venafi. As Vice President of Finance, Ms. Tanner is responsible for all aspects of Accounting, Finance and HR for the Company.

Prior to joining Venafi, Tanner spent 15 years in various finance positions, including Vice President of Finance at CUSA Technologies (Fiserv), a software development company providing account processing solutions for credit unions. Tanner started her career at Deloitte & Touche as a Certified Public Accountant, providing audit services for a variety ofpublic and private companies.

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Phil Biegler - Vice President of Professional Services

Phil Biegler - Vice President of Professional Services

 

As Vice President of Professional Services, Phil Biegler and his team are responsible for ensuring customers are successful in utilizing Venafi solutions to solve their EKCM problems. Phil brings over 25 years of experience in IT and Security consulting, including 9 years at Morgan Stanley in their IT department and 11 years of Professional Services leadership at RSA Security. Phil has worked with customers around the globe across various industries (finance, insurance, manufacturing, retail) delivering tangible, real-world solutions to address complex business problems.

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Kevin Bocek - Vice President, Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence

Kevin Bocek - Vice President, Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence

 

As Vice President of Security Strategy & Threat Intelligence, Kevin Bocek is responsible for product positioning, go-to-marketstrategy, and sales enablement at Venafi. Kevin brings more than 15 years of experience in encryption and key management with trailblazing startups and market leaders including CipherCloud, IronKey, nCipher, PGP, RSA Security, Thales, and Xcert.

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Alex Kaplunov - Vice President of Engineering

Alex Kaplunov - Vice President of Engineering

 

As a Vice President of Engineering, Alex Kaplunov is responsible for all aspects of product development, research and technology leadership at Venafi. Alex brings over 20 years of experience in technology, static code analysis and application security.

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Tammy Moskites - Chief Information Security Officer

Tammy Moskites - Chief Information Security Officer

 

As Chief Information Security Officer, Tammy will help CISOs fortify their strategies to defend against increasingly complex and damaging cyberattacks against the trust established by cryptographic keys and digital certificates. Tammy’s professional experience, leadership and recognized domain expertise as the CISO of Global 250 companies will help fellow CISOs defend their organizations. The gap in securing keys and certificates leaves the door open for cybercriminals. Tammy’s leadership and experience will help other CISOs close these open doors.

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Peter Bartok - CTO & Chief Architect

Peter Bartok - CTO & Chief Architect

 

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Architect, Bartok is responsible for driving the company’s technology strategy and product architecture, working closely with product management and engineering. Bartok, previously Vice President of Development & Chief Architect at Venafi, also focuses on technology standards, high–end/complex pre sales–deployment and solutions support, as well as concept and innovation prototyping. Bartok is actively involved in standards bodies on behalf of Venafi, and is a voting member of the Oasis Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) technical committee.

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