Leadership

Carson Sweet
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Carson Sweet is co-founder and chief executive officer for CloudPassage. Carson led the team that created Halo, the patented security platform that changes the way enterprises achieve infrastructure protection and compliance. Carson’s information security career spans three decades and includes a broad range of entrepreneurial, management and hands-on technology experience. Carson and his teams have created groundbreaking security solutions across a range of industries and public sectors, with heavy focus on financial services, federal government, and high-tech.

Vitaliy Geraymovych
CO-FOUNDER AND VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

With over 20 years of experience in engineering management, Vitaliy Geraymovych has hands-on development capabilities that span the application life cycle: design, prototyping, implementation, deployment, performance and quality assurance. Vitaliy’s design and engineering skills span multiple enterprise application platforms, agile development methodologies, extreme programming, and test-driven development. His experience extends to managing these processes for large-scale projects and teams.

Carl Rakes
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Carl Rakes oversees the Customer Success team for CloudPassage, supporting the needs of some of the worlds most demanding enterprise organizations. The team provides customer onboarding, professional services, automations/integrations, implementation/product support and technical account management functions to ensure that CloudPassage’s customers are realizing the full value of the Halo platform. He brings a broad range of leadership experience to CloudPassage in areas such as: customer operations, product management, professional services, and business development. Carl joined CloudPassage from Microsoft, prior to that he led transformation efforts for Private Equity and Venture Capital portfolio companies while serving in IT executive roles.

Ryan Thomas
VICE PRESIDENT OF PRODUCTS

Ryan Thomas has spent the past 20+ years building products that help customers safeguard their applications, reduce risk, and prevent online fraud. He leads the product management function which identifies key market challenges and builds solutions into CloudPassage’s offerings. Beginning his career in securing high-bandwidth fiber optic networks, Ryan has been practicing security and developing products for the last 20 years. He has worked in technology, consulting, and financial companies including Verisign, US Bancorp , and most recently HP ArcSight.

Mike Barsotti
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mike Barsotti is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years of experience in the high technology industry. Prior to CloudPassage, he was CFO of Apexon, a supply chain software company serving large industrial companies, CFO of Avistar Communications, a video collaboration software and services company, and CFO of Redwood Microsystems, a silicon based actuator company.

Mike holds a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M. B. A., both from the University of California at Berkeley. He also is a CPA.

Amol Sarwate
HEAD OF SECURITY RESEARCH

Amol heads CloudPassage worldwide security research responsible for cloud vulnerability and compliance research. He is a 20+ year veteran of the security industry and has devoted his career to protecting, securing and educating the community from security threats. Amol has presented his research on vulnerability trends, security axioms, SCADA security, malware, exploits, IoT, CPU vulnerabilities and other topics at numerous security conferences. He writes the ‘HOT or NOT’ column for SC Magazine and holds numerous US patents. Amol joined CloudPassage after a distinguished career at Qualys, McAfee and Hitachi Systems.

Lindsey Orrick
HEAD OF SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

Lindsey Orrick, CISSP, brings two decades of progressive information security leadership to the team responsible for the security, risk, and compliance posture of CloudPassage and the CloudPassage Halo platform. Lindsey’s experience applying multiple security and compliance frameworks to cloud-based services makes him well suited to advising CloudPassage customers on cloud security issues. Holding a master’s degree in Computer Fraud Investigations from George Washington University, Lindsey’s career has spanned across the private and public sectors, most recently overseeing Information Assurance for Oracle’s Federal Managed Cloud Services.

Rich Guth
CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Rich has built a 25-year career in Silicon Valley bringing new B2B software technologies to market including Big Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Java development tools, interactive development environments and web application servers. He has held sales, product management, product marketing, solutions marketing, partner marketing, GM, VP and CMO positions.

Rich is passionate about communicating the business value of technology differentiation.   For Rich, marketing is a collaborative endeavor and it’s the journey of “digging in”, “figuring it out” and “pulling it all together” with a diverse group of smart people that gets him out of bed and out the door every morning.

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