Checkmarx Launches Infrastructure as Code Scanning Solution to Secure Cloud-Native Applications: KICS

Board of Directors

Tarim Wasim
Partner, Hellman & Friedman

Tarim is a Partner at Hellman & Friedman. He focuses on investments in software, internet and business services. He’s also currently on the board of Genesys, SimpliSafe and Sprinklr. He was formerly a Director at Renaissance Learning, Internet Brands and AlixPartners.

Prior to joining H&F, Tarim worked at Bain Capital and Bain & Company in Boston. Tarim has a BA from Dartmouth and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Stephen Ensley
Partner, Hellman & Friedman

Stephen is a Partner at Hellman & Friedman where he focuses on the software and healthcare sectors. In addition to Checkmarx, he has helped lead H&F’s investments in AlixPartners, Applied Systems, CarProof and Sheridan and Sprinklr.

Stephen joined H&F in 2009 and prior to H&F, worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Industrials groups at J.P. Morgan in New York. Stephen has a BA and and MS from Stanford University.

John Yoshida
Principle, Hellman & Friedman

John joined H&F in 2014. He is a Director of Checkmarx and UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). John was formerly a Director of Kronos and Ultimate Software, and was active in the Firm’s investment in OpenLink. Prior to H&F, John worked at Morgan Stanley in New York in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Richard Wells
Managing Director, Insight Partners

Richard Wells has over 20 years of experience in investing and advising managers of high growth technology companies. He joined Insight in 2005 and focuses on investments in application software, infrastructure management, DevOps, and cybersecurity.

Richard has sponsored over 26 investments at Insight and has realized 15 acquisitions and 2 IPOs. He has sponsored investments across the United States, Europe, and Israel. He currently serves on the boards of directors of AMCS, CentralReach, Checkmarx, Commercetools, Jama Software, OneTrust, Sonarsource, Storable, and Tenable (NASDAQ: TENB). He is also active with the boards of Perimeter81 and Sysdig.

Emmanuel Benzaquen
Chief Executive Officer

Emmanuel Benzaquen is the Chief Executive Officer at Checkmarx. Helming Checkmarx since its inception in 2006, he has led the company from vision to reality in pioneering and bringing software security solutions to the masses.

Benzaquen possesses a dual-career spanning the Silicon Valley and Israel for over 25 years. Prior to Checkmarx, he held numerous leadership positions in the enterprise software, IT, and semiconductor industries for companies including Virage Logic (acquired by Synopsys), Argonaut RISC Core (completed its IPO in 2000), Embedded Performance, Inc. (acquired by Mentor Graphics), and Illuminator (acquired by Dell EMC).

Benzaquen earned both his MBA and Master of Science degrees in International Business and Electrical Engineering, respectively.

Maty Siman
Chief Technology Officer

Maty Siman is the Chief Technology Officer at Checkmarx. As the company’s founder, he has been instrumental in overseeing its technology and product strategy, helping customers achieve their goals of developing and releasing more secure software.

Siman possesses over 15 years of experience in software development, IT security, and source code analysis. Previously, he worked for two years at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office as a senior IT security expert and project manager. Additionally, he spent six years with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he was elected for the STAR excellence program and taught several consecutive sessions for their prestigious application development course, Mamram.

Siman regularly speaks at IT security conferences, including RSA Conference and Black Hat, and has held the CISSP certification since 2003.