Jason Schmitt, CEO
Jason is a product-oriented business leader with more than 20 years of experience in bringing enterprise products to market, with most of that time in information security. Before Aporeto, Jason was Vice President of Enterprise Security Products at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he led product and go-to-market strategy for the application security, security operations, and data protection portfolios. During his time at HPE, he was also VP and General Manager of the Fortify and ArcSight business units. In this role, he was responsible for driving the growth of Fortify’s market-leading application security software and SaaS businesses and ArcSight’s security operations solutions, while managing all operational functions within the group.
Schmitt has extensive experience in product management, product development, and marketing for all types of web and security technologies. His operational security experience includes application security, security operations, cloud-based secure web gateways, mobile security, to network-based video surveillance. Earlier in his career, he held product management and engineering leadership positions in enterprise software and consulting companies SPI Dynamics (later acquired by HP), Barracuda Networks (through the acquisition of Purewire), Steelbox Networks, EzGov, Ariba and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
He holds a Master of Science in Computer Science and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia State University, and has three patents pending in machine learning for software security vulnerability detection.