Checkmarx is a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing


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.

Shmuel Arvatz, Chief Financial Officer

Shmuel Arvatz is the Chief Financial Officer at Checkmarx. He oversees Checkmarx’s global financial and IT business functions.

With over 25 years of experience spanning large software companies, Arvatz has managed global finance and accounting operations and led initial and secondary public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and significant sales transactions.

Before joining Checkmarx, Arvatz served as CFO at Allot Communications, a leading provider of security and monetization solutions. Prior, he spent 12 years as CFO at ClickSoftware.

Arvatz earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Accounting from Bar-Ilan University.

Dalit Krainer, Chief Human Resources Officer

Dalit Krainer is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Checkmarx. In this role, she is responsible for leading Checkmarx’s HR strategy, mission, and values across the organization.

Krainer is a seasoned veteran, possessing over 20 years of global HR experience including leadership development, cultural transformation, talent management, team building, and acquisition management, previously helping multiple organizations navigate post-merger integrations and IPOs. Prior to joining Checkmarx, Krainer served as Global Vice President of HR at Amdocs for nearly seven years.

Krainer earned her Master’s degree in Labor Studies from Tel Aviv University.

Moshe Lerner, Chief Strategist

Moshe Lerner is the Chief Strategist at Checkmarx. He is responsible for shaping, facilitating, and communicating Checkmarx’s strategic initiatives both internally and externally.

Lerner brings over 20 years of experience to his role, previously holding executive positions across the software industry spanning the U.S. and Europe. Prior to Checkmarx, he developed products and projects for Fortune 500 customers including International Paper, UBS, and Siemens in cooperation with large solution providers like IBM and Accenture. Additionally, he served as an executive in product management and business development roles for Sapiens and ItemField (acquired by Informatica).

Lerner earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from the Technion in Israel.

Kobi Tzruya, Chief Research Development Officer

Kobi Tzruya is the Chief Research Development Officer at Checkmarx. In this role, he is responsible for setting and executing Checkmarx’s R&D strategy and direction.

With over 24 years of technology experience, Tzruya specializes in executive management, solution deployment and adoption, and project management, as well as the oversight of customer success and support, sales engineering, and quality assurance.

Prior to joining Checkmarx, Tzruya served as Chief Operating Officer at M-Wise, Inc. for nearly nine years, where he led sales and business development.

Tzruya earned his Master’s degree in Information Technology and Marketing and his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Yoav Ziv, Chief Customer Success and Global Services

Yoav Ziv is the Chief Customer Success and Services Officer. In his role, he is responsible of ensuring our customers are enabled to extract the most value of our products. Ziv brings over 24 years of comprehensive experience in driving services excellence and business in global technology companies. Deeply understanding our customers’ landscape and organizations, he specializes in executive management, People’s leadership, Customer management and DevOps Software delivery.

Prior to joining Checkmarx, Ziv served as Chief Operating Officer at Qualitest, and before that had a long career in Amdocs, where he began as a programmer and retired as a General Manager. Ziv earned his MBA from Ben-Gurion university, and his Bachelor of Computer Science & Economics degree from Tel Aviv University.

Steven Webster, Vice President of Global Marketing

Steven is the Vice President of Global Marketing at Checkmarx. In this role, he is responsible for leading Checkmarx marketing strategy across product, digital, demand, go-to-market and communications, globally. Steven brings over 20 years of experience in technology and B2B Marketing, with an executive focus on global marketing strategy, corporate marketing, digital marketing, customer marketing & developer communities.

Prior to joining Checkmarx, Steven served in marketing executive roles at Palo Alto Networks leading their customer marketing and developer community initiatives and F5 Networks where he led their corporate marketing, digital marketing, and community transformation. Steven started his career as a developer, leading dev teams for both a large ERP company and small SaaS startups.