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Who We Are

Who We Are

We are passionate about drawing on diverse experiences, creative thought, and unintuitive approaches to create value for our customers and blaze a new path in our industry. Our “no bullshit” motto speaks to our directness and honesty, and our work to building trusted relationships with people and between applications.

Meet The Team

Leadership Team

Jason Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer

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…

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.

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Dimitri Stiliadis

Co-Founder, CTO

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where…

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where he led the development of the industry-leading Virtualized Services Platform. He was also the CTO and Co-Founder of the NonStop Laptop Guardian, an end-point security solution. He has held several leading roles in Bell Labs Research, where he led a series of research programs with fundamental contributions in networking, algorithms, and distributed systems, and was instrumental in the commercialization of these technologies.

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Satyam Sinha

Co-Founder, VP Engineering

Satyam Sinha is the co-founder and VP Engineering at Aporeto. He has significant experience and contribution building products in different business areas. Most recently, Satyam was distinguished engineer at Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit where he was the principal architect for…

Satyam Sinha is the co-founder and VP Engineering at Aporeto. He has significant experience and contribution building products in different business areas. Most recently, Satyam was distinguished engineer at Cisco’s Insieme Business Unit where he was the principal architect for the switching product line. Before that, he spent more than a decade with TiMetra (now Nokia), building multiple successful products in areas of edge and core service provider networks followed by products such as the mobile gateways for the mobile infrastructure. Satyam has authored more than 25 patents in the areas of networking, system design, and algorithms. He received his Master’s in EE from USC and a Bachelors in EE from the University of Pune.

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Amir Sharif

Co-Founder, VP Marketing and Business Development

Amir Sharif has 20 years of experience building data center products integrating OS, virtualization, networking, storage, low-latency I/O, and orchestration. As VP of the Server Virtualization business unit, he drove market of adoption of Linux containers at Parallels. At VMware,…

Amir Sharif has 20 years of experience building data center products integrating OS, virtualization, networking, storage, low-latency I/O, and orchestration. As VP of the Server Virtualization business unit, he drove market of adoption of Linux containers at Parallels. At VMware, where he was the core platform product manager, he led the convergence efforts between ESX and ESXi hypervisors. His executive experience includes running product management, engineering, and business development. Amir holds patents in RFID and distributed storage and received his MBA from UC Berkeley, where he was a Gloria Appel Entrepreneurial Fellow, a Hitachi Mu Chip Fellow, and Mayfield Fellow. He started his career as a mathematician and software engineer.

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Board Of Directors

Jason Schmitt

Chief Executive Officer

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…

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.

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Dimitri Stiliadis

Co-Founder, CTO

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where…

Dimitri leads Aporeto’s technology vision. He brings a multidisciplinary background in distributed systems, security and networking and has been the inventor of several ground-breaking technologies in these areas. Before Aporeto, he was the co-founder and CTO of Nuage Networks, where he led the development of the industry-leading Virtualized Services Platform. He was also the CTO and Co-Founder of the NonStop Laptop Guardian, an end-point security solution. He has held several leading roles in Bell Labs Research, where he led a series of research programs with fundamental contributions in networking, algorithms, and distributed systems, and was instrumental in the commercialization of these technologies.

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Peter Wagner

Wing Venture Capital

Peter Wagner is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPO’s or successful acquisitions. These companies include Nimble Storage, Fusion-io, Red back…

Peter Wagner is a Founding Partner of Wing. He has led investments in dozens of early stage companies, more than 25 of which have gone on to complete IPO’s or successful acquisitions. These companies include Nimble Storage, Fusion-io, Red back Networks, Riverbed, Arrowpoint Communications, Infinera, Peribit, Topspin, Omneon, and Opower, to name a few.

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Matthew Howard

Norwest Venture Partners

Matt brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, product management, engineering, business development, and sales in a wide range of technologies. He has appeared on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 investor for three years and was…

Matt brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, product management, engineering, business development, and sales in a wide range of technologies. He has appeared on the Forbes Midas List as a top 100 investor for three years and was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of the “19 Best Enterprise Tech Venture Capitalists.” Matt was also featured on AlwaysOn’s list of “Power Players in the Cloud.”

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David Zilberman

Comcast Ventures

David brings a mix of operational, technical and advisory expertise to his decade of experience at Comcast Ventures, focusing on enterprise software, cybersecurity and financial services. He started his career at Lehman Brothers in investment banking, then held a senior…

David brings a mix of operational, technical and advisory expertise to his decade of experience at Comcast Ventures, focusing on enterprise software, cybersecurity and financial services. He started his career at Lehman Brothers in investment banking, then held a senior business development role at Flarion Technologies, where he played a pivotal role in the company’s fundraising activities and eventual acquisition by Qualcomm. David serves on the boards of AtScale, Bay Dynamics, Bento, College Ave, CTI Towers, EdgeConneX, Lendio and Vox Media as well as non-profit education organization, BELL. He graduated with a finance degree from Binghamton University.

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Our Culture

Our Culture

We value results.

We value taking initiative.

We believe that values are to be rigid, but minds need to be flexible.

We believe that employees are responsible adults.

We believe in attacking the problem.

We do not believe in yes-men or women. Constructive challenge is a must!

We work as a team, transparently and with trust.

We are passionate about security.