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Cyren Ltd (CYRN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Hamilton

56 2020 Independent Chairman of the Board

Brett Jackson

61 2020 Chief Executive Officer, Director

J. Michael Myshrall

50 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Lior Kohavi

50 2019 Executive Vice President - Advanced Solutions, Chief Strategy Officer

Richard Ford

50 2019 Chief Technology Officer

Eric Spindel

43 2016 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Atif Ahmed

46 2016 Vice President - Sales, EMEA

Bruce Johnson

67 2019 Vice President, Sales North America

Eva Markowitz

46 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Boris Bogod

45 2017 Vice President - Global Cloud Operations

Matt Mosley

43 2019 Vice President - Product Management

Michael Tamir

46 2018 Vice President - Global Support Services

Todd Thomson

59 2015 Lead Independent Director

Brian Chang

38 2017 Director

Cary Davis

53 2017 Director

Rajveer Kushwaha

53 2018 Director

Lior Samuelson

70 2020 Director

Lauren Zletz

33 2018 Director

John Becker

61 2017 External Independent Director

David Earhart

57 2013 External Independent Director

Hila Karah

51 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Hamilton

Mr. James A. Hamilton serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Vitaltech Holdings since August 2018. Mr. Hamilton is also the president of Valletta Capital, LLC since 2014 and was Chairman and CEO of Wedge Networks, a security solution company, between August 2015 and June 2018. Mr. Hamilton has more than 30 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 most often through acquisition with eight successful company exits. Mr. Hamilton was the CEO of Tipping Point Technologies, the renowned market leader in Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), for five years. 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. acquired by Ciena in 2015. Mr. Hamilton is active in multiple venture capital, corporate, and charitable boards. We believe Mr. Hamilton is qualified to serve as Chairman of our Board because of his longstanding service with Cyren and his extensive leadership experience in senior executive roles across many highly successful high-tech companies, including several notable cybersecurity companies.

Brett Jackson

Mr. Brett Michael Jackson serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Reasoning, an artificial intelligence analytics software company, from April 2017 to February 2019. Prior to Digital Reasoning, Mr. Jackson was Chief Executive Officer of Logi Analytics from December 2008 to April 2016 and Chairman of Logi Analytics from May 2016 to October 2017. Earlier, Mr. Jackson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Harbor and eSecurity, and previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Cybertrust (acquired by Verizon) and Axent Technologies (acquired by Symantec). We believe Mr. Jackson is qualified to serve on our Board because of his current and prior senior executive leadership and extensive industry and technology experience.

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.

Lior Kohavi

Mr. Lior Kohavi serves as Executive Vice President - Advanced Solutions, Chief Strategy 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.

Richard Ford

Dr. Richard Anthony Ford Ph.D. serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Dr. Ford was previously Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer at Forcepoint, a developer and marketer of cybersecurity software, from January 2016 to April 2019. He spent over 20 years as a researcher of anti-malware and advanced threat detection technologies for various companies. During his career, Dr. Ford has held positions with Virus Bulletin, IBM Research, Command Software Systems, and NTT Verio. He has published numerous papers and holds several patents in the security area, and held an endowed chair as Head of the Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity Department at the Florida Institute of Technology (July 2004 – July 2015). Dr. Ford holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and D.Phil. in Physics from the University of Oxford.

Eric Spindel

Mr. Eric Avi Spindel J.D. serves as Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Spindel is responsible for all legal, regulatory, compliance, and corporate governance functions for Cyren. Before joining Cyren, he was a partner from September 2011 to April 2016, at Yigal Arnon & Co., one of Israel’s leading law firms. Mr. Spindel previously 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.

Atif Ahmed

Mr. Atif Ahmed is Vice President - Sales, EMEA of the company. He joined Cyren in July 2016 and is responsible for overseeing sales, services, strategic channels and alliances in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Cyren, as well as driving additional business in new EMEA territories. With more than 20 years of experience in the security space, Ahmed most recently served in senior sales leadership positions at AppSense from January 2015 to July 2016, Websense from April 2011 to January 2015 and Check Point Software from June 2004 to June 2010. He also previously held sales management roles in the security business unit at Azlan and at Acer UK. Mr. Ahmed holds a holds a B.Sc. in Computing from the University West of England.

Bruce Johnson

Mr. Bruce Johnson serves as Vice President, Sales North America of the Company. He has over 30 years of experience leading sales teams for high-growth cybersecurity companies, including several which have had successful exits. Bruce has held senior sales leadership positions at 4iQ (April 2018 – January 2019), Vaultive (September 2015 – March 2018), Fortscale (July 2014 – June 2015), Thales-Vormetric (May 2003 – January 2014), Entercept Security Technologies, Arcot Systems and Axent. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing from California State University in Chico.

Eva Markowitz

Ms. Eva Edwards Markowitz SPHR serves as Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. With more than 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.

Boris Bogod

Mr. Boris Bogod serves as Vice President - Global Cloud Operations of the company. He brings to the task over 20 years of experience deploying, managing and optimizing IT networks and the delivery of cloud services. Boris joined Cyren from Sears Israel (subsidiary of SHC) where he served as Vice President of Operations, and previously held senior operations and infrastructure management positions for several Web based companies including ICAP, Playtech and others. Boris holds B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management (specialization in Information Systems) from Ben-Gurion University in the Negev.

Matt Mosley

Mr. Matt Mosley serves as Vice President - Product Management of the Company. Mr. Mosley oversees our global product management team and is responsible for developing and delivering Cyren’s product vision. Previously, from June 2018 to November 2019, Mr. Mosley held multiple leadership positions at Devo, where he was Vice President of Products for Devo’s Cyber Security business. Prior to Devo, from June 2014 to March 2018, Mr. Mosley served as Director of Product Management for Symantec’s MSSP business and has held other senior leadership roles with leading security firms including NetIQ, Internet Security Systems, Intellitactics, and Brabeion Software. Mr. Mosley is a frequent speaker and writer on information security topics and holds the CISSP, CISM, and CISA designations.

Michael Tamir

Mr. Michael Tamir serves as Vice President - Global Support Services of the Company. He has previously served as director of security solutions, director of technical services, and director of professional services at Cyren over the past 13 years. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Tamir spent six years in various system administrator and IT manager roles.

Todd Thomson

Mr. Todd S. Thomson serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Chief Operating and Financial Officer of Kairos Ventures since 2019, was previously the chairman of Dynasty Financial Partners since November 2010 and is also the founder and CEO of Headwaters Capital since April 2007. 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 was also a board member of Cordia Bancorp (Nasdaq: BVA) from 2010 to 2016 and of Bank of Virginia as well as chairman of the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board. Todd Thomson received his M.B.A, with Distinction, from the Wharton School of Business and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College. We believe Mr. Thomson is qualified to serve on our Board because of his longstanding service with us, his extensive experience serving on company boards and his extensive finance background.

Brian Chang

Mr. Brian Chang serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Chang is a Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, which he joined in 2005 and returned in 2009. Mr. Chang focuses on investments in the technology, software and financial technology sectors. He currently serves on the board of several private companies. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Chang worked at Merrill Lynch focusing on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions. Mr. Chang received a B.S. with Distinction in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. We believe Mr. Chang is qualified to serve on our Board because of his investment career in high-tech companies and experience serving on company boards.

Cary Davis

Mr. Cary J. Davis serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Davis is a Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, which he joined in 1994, and focuses on investments in the software and financial technology sectors. He also serves on the board of Crowdstrike Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRWD) since June 2019, and the boards of several private companies. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he was Executive Assistant to Michael Dell at Dell Computer and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Davis received a B.A. in economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Davis is qualified to serve on our Board because of his investment career in high-tech companies and experience serving on company boards.

Rajveer Kushwaha

Mr. Rajveer Kushwaha serves as Director of the Company. He is the Chief Technology Officer and a Managing Director at Warburg Pincus, which he joined in 2012. Mr. Kushwaha has over 25 years of experience in leading commercial software product development, strategic planning, technology operations, business transformation, ERP implementations, and process outsourcing initiatives at Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Kushwaha held senior management positions at Zimmer Holdings Inc., Dell Computer Corporation, First Data Corporation, Cummins Engine Company and Safway, Inc. He has been recognized as one of the top 100 IT innovators in the automotive/manufacturing industry, is the recipient of a CIO 100 innovation award and has filed numerous patents in the field of disruptive services technologies. Mr. Kushwaha holds an M.S. in management of technology from MIT, an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Idaho State University; a B.S. in electrical engineering from India and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard University. We believe that Mr. Kushwaha is qualified to serve on our Board because of his significant software and technical experience and his experience holding senior management positions in the high-tech industry.

Lior Samuelson

Mr. Lior Samuelson serves as Director of the Company. 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.

Lauren Zletz

Ms. Lauren Zletz serves as Director of the Company. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Lauren worked in private equity at Thomas H. Lee Partners from July 2011 to July 2013, and investment banking at Greenhill & Company from June 2009 to June 2011. Lauren focuses on investments in the technology, software, and internet sectors, and has served on the boards of several companies. Lauren received an A.B. in Social Studies from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We believe Ms. Zletz is qualified to serve on our Board because of her investment career in high-tech companies and experience serving on company boards.

John Becker

Mr. John Charles Becker CPA serves as External Independent Director of the Company. 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 William Earhart serves as External Independent Director of the Company. 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.

Hila Karah

Ms. Hila Karah serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Karah serves as an independent business consultant to private and public companies on strategy, operations, financing, regulatory and corporate governance. From November 2017 to September 2018, Ms. Karah was the executive chairperson of FloraFotonica Ltd., an Israeli Agro Tech startup. From 2006 until 2013, Ms. Karah was the chief investment officer of Eurotrust Ltd., a family office, where she focused primarily on investments in life science, internet and high-tech companies. Prior to joining Eurotrust, Ms. Karah served as a senior analyst at Perceptive Life Sciences Ltd., a New York-based hedge fund. Prior to her position at Perceptive, Ms. Karah was a research analyst at Oracle Partners Ltd., a health care-focused hedge fund based in Connecticut. Ms. Karah has served on the board of Intec Pharma Ltd., a specialty pharma company (Nasdaq: NTEC), since 2009 and the board of Dario Health Corp. (Nasdaq: DRIO) since 2014. She also serves on the board of several private companies. Ms. Karah has a BA in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and has studied at the UCSB — UCSF Joint Medical Program. We believe Ms. Karah is qualified to serve on our Board because of her longstanding service with us, her investment career in high-tech companies and experience serving on public company boards.