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Cyren Ltd (CYRN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lior Samuelson

68 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

J. Michael Myshrall

47 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Mickey DiPietro

52 2017 Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales

Ben Carmi

39 2016 Senior Vice President - Products

Lior Kohavi

46 2013 Chief Technology Officer

Eric Spindel

40 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Dan Maier

53 2015 Vice President - Marketing

Eva Markowitz

42 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Einat Glik

37 2016 Vice President - Engineering

Sigurdur Stefnisson

41 2016 Vice President - Detection

Todd Thomson

56 2015 Lead Independent Director

John Becker

59 2017 Outside Independent Director

David Earhart

55 2013 Outside Independent Director

James Hamilton

53 2012 Independent Director

Hila Karah

48 2008 Independent Director

Aviv Raiz

58 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lior Samuelson

Mr. Lior Samuelson serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Cyren Ltd. He has been a member of the Board since August 2010 and has held the position of Chairman of the Board since December 2010. Mr. Samuelson became Chief Executive Officer at Cyren in 2013. During his extensive career, Mr. Samuelson has served as chairman, CEO and board member of companies in technology, telecommunications, financial services and management consulting, such as Deltathree (DDDC), PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities and The Barents Group. Mr. Samuelson was previously a managing partner with KPMG and a senior manager at Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Samuelson holds both a B.A. and a M.A. in economics from Virginia Tech.

J. Michael Myshrall

Mr. J. Michael Myshrall serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined Cyren in January 2011 serving as Vice President of Corporate Development and subsequently served as Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis. Since March 2014, Mr. Myshrall has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Myshrall brings two decades of investment banking, business development and technology experience. Prior to joining Cyren, he focused on technology strategy, financial advisory and mergers and acquisitions, first with Mercator Capital and more recently with Trilos Ventures. Mr. Myshrall previously held various roles with Nortel, Newbridge Networks, Corvis, and Civcom. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mickey DiPietro

Mr. Mickey DiPietro serves as Senior Vice President - Worldwide Sales of the Company. He joined Cyren in March 2016 and manages Cyren’s global sales team, including Threat Intelligence Services and Enterprise Sales. A seasoned sales executive with a track record of success at global security leaders, DiPietro was originally hired to grow Cyren’s sales and channel organization and accelerate growth in North America, launching the company’s Austin, Texas office in the summer of 2016. Before joining Cyren, DiPietro was responsible for establishing and growing Zscaler’s mid-market sales organization. Prior to that, he ran the mid-market sales organizations for Authentic8, Google, and Postini.

Ben Carmi

Mr. Ben Carmi serves as Senior Vice President - Products of the Company. Carmi joined Cyren in December 2015 and is responsible for developing and delivering Cyren’s product vision, as well as overseeing the company’s global product management teams. He joins Cyren with more than 13 years of product leadership experience, most recently as vice president of product management at Radware. He has also held key product management roles at Check Point Software and RiT Technologies. Ben graduated from Tel Aviv University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in public policy.

Lior Kohavi

Mr. Lior Kohavi serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. He joined Cyren in June 2013 as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Kohavi brings over 25 years of vast experience as an engineer, product and technology executive. Previously, Mr. Kohavi held multiple leadership roles, including business strategy architect and partner group manager at Microsoft, VP and GM at Websense, VP Engineering and EVP product management and strategy at Whale Communications (Microsoft acquired). Mr. Kohavi also served as a GM at Cylink VPN Labs and led the development of cryptographic network security products at Algorithmic Research (Cylink acquired) and served as head of the Israel Air Force’s Network and Operations Systems Department. Mr. Kohavi holds a B.A. degree in computer science from Bar-Ilan University and an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Eric Spindel

Mr. Eric Spindel serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Cyren Ltd., effective May 16, 2016. He joined Cyren in May 2016 as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Spindel is responsible for all legal, regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance functions for Cyren. Before joining Cyren, he was a partner at Yigal Arnon & Co., one of Israel’s leading law firms. Prior to that, he practiced corporate and securities law for a number of years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, and also served as internal counsel for a private equity firm. He received a joint JD/MBA degree from Osgoode Hall Law School/Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.

Dan Maier

Mr. Dan Maier serves as Vice President - Marketing of the Company. Maier joined Cyren in November 2015 and is responsible for Cyren’s global marketing activities, including corporate marketing, product marketing, demand generation and public relations. He has more than two decades of experience in senior marketing roles in the technology sector, most recently serving as senior director of product marketing at Zscaler. He previously held vice president of marketing positions at Tumbleweed, Convirture and DecisionView, among others. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA.

Eva Markowitz

Ms. Eva Edwards Markowitz, SPHR, SWP, SHRM-SCP, serves as Vice President - Human Resources of the Company since October 2013. With her 15 years of Human Resource leadership, Ms. Markowitz orchestrates the management and development of Cyren’s most valuable asset: its employees. She previously worked as Human Resources Director for the Analysis Research Planning Corporation (ARPC). She has also held positions with Thomas & Herbert Consulting, LLC, and SteelCloud. Ms. Markowitz received her B.A. from the University of Maryland.

Einat Glik

Ms. Einat Glik serves as Vice President - Engineering of the Company. She was Vice President & General Manager, Email Security of the company. She joined Cyren in April 2012 and is responsible for running Cyren’s global engineering team. Cyren. Since joining Cyren in 2012, she has managed the product development of our WebSecurity and EmailSecurity services. Prior to joining Cyren, she oversaw product management and authentication with SafeNet and research and development activities with SanDisk. She holds a degree in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo.

Sigurdur Stefnisson

Mr. Sigurdur Stefnisson serves as Vice President - Detection of the Company. He was Vice President & General Manager, Malware of the company. He joined Cyren in October 2012 through the acquisition of FRISK, and serves as Cyren’s Vice President of Detection. Mr. Stefnisson joined FRISK in 1996 and contributed to the development of numerous state-of-the-art cybersecurity innovations and has become an authority in the field of advanced threat protection. Mr. Stefnisson oversees all the Advanced Threat Lab and malware research, which is integral in our development of next-generation cybersecurity solutions. He is active in the global security community as a reporter for the Wildlist Organization and as a member of CARO (Computer Antivirus Research Organization) whose mission is to research and study malware.

Todd Thomson

Mr. Todd S. Thomson serves as Lead Independent Director of Cyren Ltd., since December 2015. He joined the Board of Directors in November 2011 and has held the position of Lead Director since December 2015. Mr. Thomson is chairman of Dynasty Financial Partners, as well as the founder and CEO of Headwaters Capital. He served in top management positions at Citigroup, including CFO of the Company and CEO of the Global Wealth Management division. Prior to joining Citigroup, Todd Thomson held senior executive positions at GE Capital, Barents Group and Bain & Co. He is also a board member of Cordia Bancorp and Bank of Virginia as well as chairman of the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board. Todd Thomson received his MBA, with Distinction, from the Wharton School of Business and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College.

John Becker

Mr. John C. Becker serves as Outside Independent Director of Cyren Ltd. He joined the Board of Directors as an Outside Director under the Companies Law on April 1, 2017, following the approval of his service as Outside Director at the Company’s annual general meeting held on December 22, 2016. Mr. Becker brings more than 30 years of security industry and technology experience and offers a lengthy record of growing highly successful companies. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Sourcefire prior to its $2.7 billion acquisition by Cisco. In addition to serving on numerous boards, he was previously CEO of ScienceLogic, Approva, Cybertrust, Trusecure, and AXENT Technologies. John is a CPA and graduated from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.

David Earhart

Mr. David Earhart serves as Outside Independent Director of the Company since July 2013. Mr. Earhart joined the Board of Directors in July 2013. David Earhart is Chief Executive Officer at Core Security, responsible for corporate strategy and execution across all business functions. David brings more than 20 years of security and systems management experience to his role. Previously, David was SVP of Worldwide Field Operations for Damballa, a leading provider of advanced threat protection. In this role, he was responsible for record, triple-digit growth. Before this, David was SVP of Security (IAM) Field Operations at CA Technologies, where his team delivered 300% growth in the security business. Prior to that, David held leadership and executive positions at BMC Software and venture-backed companies within the sales, support and services functions. He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University.

James Hamilton

Mr. James A. Hamilton is Independent Director of Cyren Ltd. He joined the Board of Directors in February 2012. Mr. Hamilton is Chief Executive Officer of Wedge Networks. Mr. Hamilton has more than 25 years of leadership experience in senior executive roles across many highly successful high-tech companies. He brings proven success at building and leading high-potential, high growth companies from startup to IPO and often through acquisition. Mr. Hamilton was the CEO of Tipping Point, the renowned market leader in Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS). Mr. Hamilton was also president of Click Security, and president of Efficient Networks, which also achieved a highly successful IPO and was later acquired by Siemens. He has also held various senior sales roles with multiple companies; most recently as SVP of worldwide sales and field operations at Cyan, Inc. Mr. Hamilton is also the president of Valletta Capital, LLC and is active in multiple venture capital, corporate, and charitable boards.

Hila Karah

Ms. Hila Karah serves as Independent Director of Cyren Ltd. She joined the Board of Directors in March 2008. Ms. Karah is the former CIO of Eurotrust Ltd. and is an investor in several high-tech, bio-tech and Internet companies. Prior to Eurotrust, she served as a partner financial analyst at Perceptive Life Sciences Ltd., a New York-based hedge fund, and was a research analyst at Oracle Partners Ltd., a health care-focused hedge fund based in Connecticut. Ms. Karah holds a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and has studied at the UCB-UCSF JMP.

Aviv Raiz

Mr. Aviv Raiz serves as Independent Director of Cyren Ltd. He has served as a Director since December 2005. Mr. Raiz has over 20 years of foreign exchange market and private equity investing experience. He founded and is the president of Eurotrust Ltd. and has been a private equity investor in several high-tech, bio-tech, and Internet companies over the last ten years. Mr. Raiz received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science as well as an MBA in Finance, from Tel Aviv University.