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.
A thought leader in cybersecurity and long time investor in the sector, Ray Rothrock was a participant in the White House CyberSecurity Summit held at Stanford University 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. Ray Rothrock is a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation board.
Vice President Product Development
Sundar Raj has more than 20 years of experience in the networking industry. Most recently, Sundar was senior director of enterprise mobility at the global conglomerate CA Technologies. Prior to that, he spent time as managing director and vice president of broadband software at Sagemcom USA. Sundar was a founding member of Network TeleSystems, a pioneer in network protocol stack, applications, IP address management, and VPN systems. During his tenure, he built several networking products for enterprise and for large carriers deploying broadband (xDSL) technologies. He has several patents in the networking area and his expertise includes IP protocols, security, VPN, mobile apps, and SaaS implementation.
Sundar received a BS with honors in electronics and communication from University of Madras and an MS in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University.
Vice President 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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
Gordon Adams joined RedSeal in August 2015. Prior to RedSeal Gordon was President and CEO of Zumbox, a global SaaS digital mail service. Previously Gordon served as SVP Sales for Vue Technology and continued to lead sales after the company was acquired by Tyco. He began his career at IBM and then spent 17 years in senior executive positions with EDS, most recently as VP for Southern California. Over his career Gordon has closed and delivered over $1.5 billion in software and hardware sales.
Gordon holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where he also quarterbacked the football team his senior year.
Chief Marketing Officer
Julie Parrish has over 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 and NetApp, where she oversaw all aspects of marketing, including product, field, brand, digital, events, public and analyst relations. Her track record includes leadership positions at Symantec, Veritas, Nokia Internet (now Check Point), 3Com and Hewlett-Packard.
Julie is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a degree in Decision and Information Sciences.
Vice President Business Development
Steve Timmerman joined RedSeal in January 2015. Most recently, Steve was senior VP of marketing at broadband management software company ASSIA, where he helped triple revenue and build a 90% market share in the U.S. Earlier he was VP of marketing at unified communications systems vendor Shoretel, where he helped quadruple revenue over 4 years and served as a core member of the successful 2007 IPO team. Prior to ShoreTel, Steve served as VP of marketing for Proxim and held several management positions at Octel Communications up through the acquisition by Lucent Technologies. Early in his career he worked with McKinsey in San Francisco and Europe.
Steve holds a BS in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Dr. Mike Lloyd
Chief Technology Officer
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.
Dr. Mike Lloyd holds a degree in mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a PhD in stochastic epidemic modeling from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Kurt Van Etten
Vice President Product Management
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Bob Finley has more than 30 years of experience in finance, with the last 17 focused on venture capital-backed startups. He has been able to help significantly increase the value of enterprises in just a year or two. As a firm believer that “revenue cures all ills," Bob works well with sales and marketing – even helping one company triple lead generation globally. He has served as CFO at Previvo Genetics, Bersin by Deloitte, Telekenex, Apex Aviation, Netli, Military.com, and Optimal Software, and was a financial analyst at AT&T.
Bob holds an MBA in business administration and management from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he now serves as an alumni board member.