Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO
Mr. Benzaquen brings to Checkmarx over 15 years of technology and business experience in the semiconductor, software and IT fields. Before joining Checkmarx in 2006, he was involved with several startups companies and the Israeli VC industry at large. Prior to that, he headed the Business Development Group at ARC in San Jose, CA, which completed its IPO in 2000 (LSE: ARK). While at ARC, Mr. Benzaquen took an active part with the acquisition and integration of Precise Software Technologies and MetaWare. In addition, Mr. Benzaquen occupied various technology and business development related positions with Embedded Performance Inc. (subsequently acquired by Mentor Graphics), Intellicourt, Integrity Systems, Illuminator (subsequently acquired by EMC), and X-Ample Technology. Mr. Benzaquen holds an MBA (ISM, California) in International Business and a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Polytechnique Nantes, France). He is the author of many articles in leading industry publications including EETimes, Electronics Weekly, and InfoWeek.
Maty Siman, Founder & CTO
Mr. Siman is a technology expert. He has been active in the IT industry for the past 12 years and has experience in software development, IT security and source-code analysis. Prior to founding Checkmarx, Mr. Siman worked for two years at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office as a senior IT security expert and project manager. Prior to that he spent six years with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he was elected for the STAR excellence program and taught several consecutive sessions of their prestigious application development course (Mamram). He established and led a development team in the Information Security Center (InfoSec) and completed military academy as an IT Security R & D Officer. He regularly speaks at IT security conferences and holds the highly regarded CISSP certification since 2003.
Moshe Lerner, VP Corporate Development
Mr. Lerner served over 20 years as an executive and professional in various positions in the software industry spanned over international locations, including USA and Europe. Moshe gained vast experience developing products and projects for Fortune 500 customers like International Paper, UBS and Siemens in cooperation with large solution providers like IBM and Accenture. Moshe served as executive in Delivery, Product Management and Business Development roles working for companies like Sapiens (Nasdaq:SPNS) as VP Delivery for America and at ItemField (acquired by Informatica) as VP Product Management and Business Development EMEA. Moshe holds B.S.C in Information systems from the Technion in Israel graduating cum Ladue.
Alex Roichman, Chief Software Architect
Mr. Roichman is one of the original developers responsible for the architecture, design and implementation of the Checkmarx’s CxSuite. Alex has over 10 years of experience in development of comprehensive enterprise IT solutions and holds a Master’s degree (Magna Cum Laude) in Computer Science with a specialization in application and database security. Mr. Roichman has the most valuable Microsoft certifications: Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA). Alex has authored a number of articles in the field of application security and has been published in ACM, Springerlink as well as many other leading journals.
Ran Frank, Head of R&D
Mr. Frank is a software development expert. He has been active in the High Tech industry for the past 12 years in various roles as Software Developer and R&D Manager. Prior to joining Checkmarx, he founded BetterSoft, an international consulting software house based in Israel. Mr. Frank has a broad experience in managing the complete development process from the requirements step through the system analysis and implementation process, and up to the customer onsite deployment. He holds a B.S.C.S. from Touro University International and a System Analysis Certification.
David Hyman, VP SaaS Operations
Mr.Hyman has been leading Sales teams for Cloud based SaaS solutions for over 10 years. His extensive experience and insight to the SaaS world comes from successful work with international companies such as LivePerson (Nasdaq:LPSN) and Kampyle . David’s Checkmarx responsibilities include management and adoption of the Checkmarx On Demand solution as well as business development and partnerships within the SaaS community. David holds a MBA with a focus on entrepreneurship from the New York Polytechnic, a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University and a professional teaching degree.
Rafi Bhonker, VP Sales
Mr. Bhonker is an international executive with over 20 years’ experience in software sales and marketing. Before joining Checkmarx Rafi was Vice President of Business Development at Nice (NASDAQ: NICE) and prior to that held executive positions at Orsus Solutions, Babylon and NetManage. Rafi was also a co-founder of UCMore, an internet startup company, and a founding member at Mercury Interactive (acquired by HP). Rafi established the Mercury Interactive operations in Santa Clara, California. As part of Mercury’s management team he was instrumental in the introduction and sales of automated software testing tools to the North American market. Mr. Bhonker holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Nadine Tomaschoff , CFO
Ms. Tomaschoff has over 12 years of experience in financial management. Prior to joining Checkmarx, she served as CFO in Mapal Green Energy, a start-up company in the clean-tech sector. She also served as the CFO of CMT Medical Technologies, a public company in the medical sector, where she led a merger with Thales SA, a French multinational company. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is a CPA in Israel.