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.
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.
Gord Boyce brings significant security industry and leadership experience to RedSeal. Prior to joining RedSeal, he was the chief customer officer for Cyphort – a next-generation advanced persistent threat (APT) defense company. He served as CEO of file security company FinalCode, and of network security and continuous monitoring company ForeScout Technologies, which he joined as SVP of worldwide sales and marketing. Under his tenure, the company’s enterprise customer base increased from 200 to well over 1500 globally, including some of the world’s largest financial and military organizations. Prior to ForeScout, Boyce held several senior management positions within the Nokia Internet Communications group and its Enterprise Solutions business group.
Gord holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and Management from McMaster University in Ontario.
Vice President, Federal Business Unit
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.
Vice President, Corporate Planning and 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.
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.