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Making security everyone’s business

Our story

Security tools have traditionally been built solely with security and IT users in mind. Unfortunately, the pandemic only made things worse with remote work and the emergence of many applications that don’t support important security standards like single sign-on.

This unruly group is best referred to as “unmanageable applications” (yeah, we coined that term) because in their current state, they are exactly that, unmanageable in the enterprise. With Cerby, we flip the script and bring them into the fold. We believe security should be everyone's business.

Our mission

Our mission is to transform security into an employee productivity booster and make it simple for any team member to deploy, access, and share the technology they need to securely get their work done.

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Our leadership

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Belsasar Lepe

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Belsasar (Bel) is co-founder and CEO of Cerby. He was previously the Head of Product at Impira, where he led the company's product life cycle, helping drive a 4x increase in revenue. Prior to his role at Impira, Bel was co-founder and CTO...

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Vidal González

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Vidal is co-founder and CTO of Cerby. He was previously CTO and co-founder of Wizeline, a company which successfully exited in 2021. At Wizeline, Vidal was responsible for scaling the engineering organization to 500+ engineers to support Wizeline's global customer base.

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Jyri Virkki

Co-founder and Chief Architect

Jyri is co-founder and Chief Architect of Cerby. Previously, he was Distinguished Product Security Architect at Palo Alto Networks where he led security architecture efforts for PAN-OS next-generation firewalls and multiple other products.

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Matt Chiodi

Founding Technical Advisor and Chief Trust Officer

Matt Chiodi brings over two decades of security leadership at industry leaders Palo Alto Networks, RedLock, Cognizant, Deloitte, and eBay to his role as Chief Trust Officer at Cerby.

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Gabriela Arroyo

Head of Customer Success

Gabriela Arroyo Lopez is the Head of Customer Success at Cerby, which delivers the world’s first security platform for unmanageable applications. Her priority is helping customers extract the maximum ROI from their Cerby investments while reducing the risk from unmanageable ...

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Kurt Greening

Head of Sales

Kurt Greening leads the sales team at Cerby, bringing to the role over 20 years of experience leading sales teams, line of business operations, and digital transformation initiatives. At NetApp, the company grew from $800 million to over $6 billion, becoming one of the 5 fastest ...

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Our advisors

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Wendy Johansson

Amazon

Wendy Johansson is a Product Experience leader with a focus on global products and building teams across cultures. She is currently the Head of UX Apprenticeship at Amazon where she creates access into design for people from non-traditional backgrounds. In her free time, Wendy invests in and advises startups in Latin America and champions women and POC in tech.

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Dean Perrine

Fox

Dean Perrine is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Fox Corporation (FOX), where he leads a forward leaning team managing cybersecurity across Fox Sports, Fox TV Stations, Fox Entertainment, Fox News, and other subsidiaries. Before the March 2019 spin off of Fox Corporation by 21st Century Fox and the establishment of FOX as a standalone public company, Mr. Perrine spent 12 years in Engineering and Technical Solutions at 21st Century Fox, most recently in the Office of the CTO, working closely with CIOs, the Global CISO, and the business technology teams.

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Varun Badhwar

Palo Alto Networks

Varun Badhwar is the Senior Vice President of Prisma Cloud at Palo Alto Networks, where he brings over 14 years of experience helping organizations address their cloud security challenges. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks, he was the founder and CEO of RedLock, Varun’s experience included founding the first CASB company (CipherCloud) in the industry, and spending 4 years leading the Force.com security team at salesforce.com. Consultant within the Risk Advisory Services group at KPMG, where he advised Fortune 500 Clients on managing IT security and privacy, operational risks, and alignment with overall business strategy.

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Bismarck Lepe

Wizeline

Bismarck Lepe is the founder and CEO of Wizeline, a technology and services organization with a global engineering footprint. Prior to Wizeline, he was the founding CEO of Ooyala and was an early employee at Google. Bismarck studied Computer Science and Economics at Stanford University.

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Jon Gelsey

Auth0, Xnor

Jon Gelsey most recently was CEO of Xnor.ai, a computer vision and ML spinoff of the Allen Institute for AI and UW. Xnor was acquired by Apple in January 2020. Before Xnor, he was CEO of Auth0, an industry-leading identity-as-a-service platform, which he grew from 5 employees to nearly 300 over four years. His previous experience includes responsibility for strategy, acquisitions and investments at Microsoft, and being a venture investor at Intel Capital. Jon started his career as a supercomputer designer at Convex Computer, acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 1995 as the high end of their server product line.

Funded and backed by top investors

Our last round was led by Ridge Ventures, along with participation from Founders Fund, Okta Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, A.Capital, Bowery Capital, AV8, Vela Partners, Carnrite Ventures, and Incubate Fund.

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