Ray joined RedSeal as CEO in February 2014. Prior to RedSeal he was a general partner at Venrock, one of RedSeal’s founding investors. At Venrock he invested in 53 companies including over a dozen in cybersecurity including Vontu, PGP, P-Cube, Imperva, Cloudflare, CTERA, and Shape Security. He is on the board of Check Point Software Technology, Ltd. an original Venrock investment, and Team8, both Tel Aviv–based companies. Ray is also a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation board. A thought leader in cybersecurity and long time investor in the sector, he was a participant in the White House CyberSecurity Summit held at Stanford University in February 2015.
Ray holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A & M University, a MS in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA with Distinction from the Harvard Business School.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
Julie Parrish has more than 30 years of experience across sales, channel management and marketing in Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining RedSeal, Julie held CMO roles at both Check Point Software and NetApp, where she oversaw all aspects of marketing, including product, field, brand, digital, events, and both public and analyst relations. Her track record includes leadership positions at Symantec, Veritas, Nokia Internet (now Check Point Software), 3Com and Hewlett-Packard.
Julie has a degree in decision and information sciences from Santa Clara University.
Kurt Van Etten joined RedSeal in August 2015. Prior to RedSeal Kurt was Director of Product Management for Symantec’s Data Center Security offerings, where he delivered security, risk, and compliance solutions. Previously Kurt served as the Director of Risk Product Management at PayPal responsible for developing solutions for Identity Risk, Merchant Risk, Resolutions and Protections. Kurt also was Director of Information Security Programs at eBay with responsibility for the Network Security and Risk & Compliance teams. Additionally, Kurt has held positions at Motorola and as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Kurt holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, a Masters in Engineering Management from Northwestern University, and a BS from the United States Naval Academy.
Dr. Mike Lloyd has more than 25 years of experience in the modeling and control of fast-moving, complex systems. He has been granted 21 patents on security, network assessment, and dynamic network control. Before joining RedSeal, Mike Lloyd was Chief Technology Officer at RouteScience Technologies (acquired by Avaya), where he pioneered self-optimizing networks. Mike served as principal architect at Cisco on the technology used to overlay MPLS VPN services across service provider backbones. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Netsys Technologies, where he was the senior network modeling engineer.
Mike holds a degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a PhD in stochastic epidemic modeling from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Christine brings to RedSeal more than 26 years of experience in direct sales and sales team development. Before joining the company in 2013, she led sales teams in federal, public sector, and service provider organizations in technology companies including Cisco and Verizon. In just three years at RedSeal, she contributed more than $30 million in revenue.
Christine holds dual BAs in Business Communications and English from Loyola University and attended the University of London with a focus in Mass Media and Journalism.
Chief Financial Officer
Greg has over 30 years of experience leading organizational finance teams. While serving as CFO of A10 Networks, he navigated the company through and beyond its $187 million IPO. His strategic financial and growth plans helped increase the company’s quarterly revenue by more than 260 percent over 5 years. Additionally, he held CFO positions at Kabira Technologies and AT&T/Pacific Bell Internet Services.
He also served as a principal at Meridian Business Systems, a consulting firm at the intersection of finance and strategy, where he assisted large and small organizations in growth planning, business plan development, fundraising and IPO planning.
Greg holds a degree in finance from UC Berkeley.
Vice President, Ecosystem Engineering
Hom Bahmanyar joined RedSeal in 2011 and is now responsible for ensuring integration with products from other enterprise security and network vendors. Before joining RedSeal, he spent a decade at Cisco, most recently as an engineering director. Earlier in his career he was manager of software development at Savvion and senior software engineer at Novell Inc.