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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.

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.

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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Hussain Al-Shorafa

VP Sales

Hussain has spent over 18 years in the information technology industry specializing in cybersecurity and cloud technologies. He has held leadership and sales positions at recognized industry leaders such as Symantec and EMC. Hussain’s sales leadership has resulted in $500M+…

Hussain has spent over 18 years in the information technology industry specializing in cybersecurity and cloud technologies. He has held leadership and sales positions at recognized industry leaders such as Symantec and EMC. Hussain’s sales leadership has resulted in $500M+ in revenue with industry leaders across many verticals including Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Goods, Retail, and Financials. Hussain received his Global EMBA from Trium, a jointly issued degree from NYU Stern, London School of Economics, and HEC Paris.

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