Attivo Networks Leadership, Investors and Advisory Board

Attivo Networks

Attivo Networks® provides an innovative defense for protection against identity compromise, privilege escalation, and lateral movement attacks. The company’s solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, prevention, and derailment for security exposures, attack paths, and attack escalation activities across endpoints, Active Directory, and cloud environments.


Attivo Networks®, the leader in identity detection and response, delivers a superior defense for preventing privilege escalation and lateral movement threat activity. Customers worldwide rely on the ThreatDefend® Platform for unprecedented visibility to risks, attack surface reduction, and attack detection. The portfolio provides patented innovative defenses at critical points of attack, including at endpoints, in Active Directory, and cloud environments. Data concealment technology hides critical AD objects, data, and credentials, eliminating attacker theft and misuse, particularly useful in a Zero Trust architecture. Bait and misdirection efficiently steer attackers away from production assets, and deception decoys obfuscate the attack surface to derail attacks. Forensic data, automated attack analysis, and automation with third-party integrations serve to speed threat detection and streamline incident response. ThreatDefend capabilities tightly align to the MITRE ATT&CK Framework and deception and denial are now integral parts of NIST Special Publications and MITRE Shield active defense strategies. Attivo has won 150+ awards for technology, innovation and leadership.

Senior Management

Tushar Kothari—Chief Executive Officer

Tushar Kothari

Chief Executive Officer
Carolyn Crandall—Chief Deception Officer/CMO

Carolyn Crandall

Chief Security Advocate/CMO
Srikant Vissamsetti

Srikant Vissamsetti

Senior Vice-President of Engineering
Sara Ashburn SVP Sales

Sarah Ashburn

SVP Sales and Customer Success
Jilbert Washten—Chief Financial Officer

Jilbert Washten

Chief Financial Officer
Tony Cole -Chief Technology Officer

Tony Cole

Chief Technology Officer
Mano Murthy—Co-founder, Board member and Executive Vice President

Mano Murthy

Co-founder, Board Member and Executive Vice-President

Marc Feghali

Co-founder and Vice-President of Product Management
Venu Vissamsetty—VP Security Research

Venu Vissamsetty

Vice-President of Security Research

Functional Management

Nitin Jyoti-Vice-President of Product Mgmt & APAC Sales Ops

Nitin Jyoti

Vice-President of Product Mgmt & APAC Sales Ops
Shivakumar Buruganahalli, Senior Director of Engineering

Shivakumar Buruganahalli

Senior Director of Engineering

Robert Crisp VP-FTOps

Robert Crisp

Vice-President Field Technical Operations
Ray Kafity Vice President - Middle East Turkey and Africa (META)

Ray Kafity

Vice-President - Middle East Turkey and Africa (META)
Mark Howell-Vice President of UK and Ireland Operations

Mark Howell

Vice-President - UK and Ireland Operations
Jim Cook—Regional Director

Jim Cook

Regional Director

Jeremy Ho Director, Southeast Asia

Jeremy Ho

Vice-President - APAC

Todd Helfrich—Vice President of Federal

Todd Helfrich

Vice President of Federal

B.J. Shanker—Co-founder and VP of Operations

B.J. Shanker

Co-founder and Vice-President of Operations
Ashok Shah—VP Finance

Ashok Shah

Vice-President Finance



Bain Capital Ventures (BCV) invests from seed-stage through growth equity in companies focused on enterprise technology, with a deep focus on infrastructure software and security analytics. With offices in the Bay Area, Boston, and New York City, BCV is the venture capital affiliate of Bain Capital, a global alternative assets platform with approximately $80 billion in assets under management.

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Energy Impact Partners (EIP) is an investment firm focused on the conversion of the energy industry towards a decarbonized, decentralized, digitized and electrified future. EIP brings together leading innovators with some of the world’s most valuable, forward-looking energy and operating companies to create a cleaner, more secure and resilient future.


ForgePoint Capital is the premier cybersecurity venture fund investing in transformative companies protecting the digital world. The firm is one of the most prolific investors in early and growth stage cybersecurity companies with over 40 global cybersecurity investments. The team brings more than eight decades of company building, value creation experience and draws upon the largest network of trusted cybersecurity industry experts and customers to support entrepreneurs who are building great companies. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the firm partners with exceptional cybersecurity entrepreneurs worldwide.

Macnica, Inc.

Macnica, Inc. is a technology-based distributor as well as a solution provider of electronic components and IT network equipment and software. Macnica, Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. California-based Macnica Ventures makes strategic investments in emerging technologies. Investments will be managed through its captive fund called Macnica Investment Partners.

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Omidyar Technology Ventures (OTV) is a Silicon Valley-based investment firm created and solely funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. OTV invests in early and growth stage companies in the areas of enterprise software, AI & big data, financial technology and online marketplaces.

Singtel Innov8

Singtel Innov8, the venture capital arm of the Singtel Group, invests in and partners with innovative tech start-ups worldwide. It has a fund size of US$250 million and its own set of decision making, approval and funding processes. Singtel Innov8 works closely with its ecosystem of leading innovators, developers, government agencies, R&D and capital providers to bring cutting-edge technologies and solutions that enhance customer experience.

Board of Directors


Tushar Kothari

Chief Executive Officer, Attivo Networks
Srikant Vissamsetti SVP BoD

Srikant Vissamsetti

Senior Vice President Engineering, Attivo Networks

Manoj Apte

Former Chief Strategy Officer, Zscaler

Charles Giancarlo

Tech Entrepreneur and Advisor
Enrique Salem

Enrique Salem

Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Todor Tashev

Todor Tashev

Managing Partner, Omidyar Technology Ventures
Alberto Yepez

Alberto Yepez

Managing Director, ForgePoint Capital

Advisory Board

Bill Ender- Founder of RightBrainCISO

Bill Ender

Founder and Executive Security Advisor at RightBrainCISO
Marshall Heilman- VP of TORE, IR and Red Team Operations at Mandiant

Marshall Heilman

VP of TORE, IR and Red Team Operations at Mandiant
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Tom Kellermann

Head of Cybersecurity Strategy at VMware
Lance Spitzner, Director, SANS Security Awareness

Lance Spitzner

Director, SANS Institute

Awards & Recognitions

The Attivo team is proud to have received industry accolades and awards recognizing Attivo deception and decoy solutions as game-changing for cyber security threat detection. Visit the Attivo Networks Awards and Recognition Page to see the full listing of awards.


Attivo Networks Wins Trust Award for Best Deception Technology at SC Awards 2021

Attivo Networks Ranked as a Fastest-Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500™

SC 2020 Awards

Attivo Networks® Named the Winner for Best Deception Technology at SC Awards


For the Second Consecutive Year Attivo Networks Ranked as a Top 100 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500™

CDM award

Attivo Networks® Named “Most Innovative” in 2018 Cyber Defense Global Awards


Attivo Networks® Wins Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2019

Deloitte Fast 500

Attivo Networks Ranked Number 31 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™

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Attivo Networks® Named to Fast Company’s Inaugural List of 50 Best Workplaces for Innovators


Attivo Networks® Recognized as a 2018 Bay Area Best Place to Work

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