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Fireblocks Leadership Meet the Executive Team

  • Michael Shaulov

    CEO, Co-Founder

    Michael is the CEO and co-founder of Fireblocks, a secure digital asset infrastructure company. Prior to Fireblocks, he co-founded Lacoon Mobile Security, which was acquired by Check Point, and was then appointed the Head of Products, Mobile and Cloud Security for Check Point. Michael is a serial cybersecurity entrepreneur and investor. He is also a recognized industry speaker, delivering talks at RSA Conference, BlackHat and Infosec. Before his commercial endeavors, Michael pioneered the mobile security field in an elite military technological unit (8200), where he received the Israeli Presidential Excellency Honor for his contributions. He holds a BSc in Computer Sciences and Physics from Ben-Gurion University, Israel.

  • Pavel Berengoltz

    VP R&D, Co-Founder

    Prior to his role at Fireblocks, Pavel Berengoltz was Director of Mobile Solutions at Check Point Software Technologies, where he managed the development of Check Point’s new emerging technologies, including innovative cybersecurity solutions that allow enterprises and consumers to securely use mobile devices. Prior to his role at Check Point, Pavel was Director of Research of Lacoon Mobile Security, which was acquired by Check Point in April 2015. Prior to that, Pavel worked in Wave Systems as VP R&D of Safend Subsidiary, where he drove the research and development, QA and product management of Safend flagship products. Prior to his role in Wave, Pavel was CTO of Safend, which was acquired by Wave Systems in 2003. Pavel is a former member of the elite Israel 8200 Intelligence unit, where he developed and led multiple cutting edge products.

  • Idan Ofrat

    CTO, Co-Founder

    Idan brings two decades of experience in software engineering, cyber-security, and product management. Idan was VP R&D and a founding team member at C4 Security, a company that specializes in critical infrastructure protection and the first ever to build a SCADA firewall, followed by a successful acquisition by Elbit Systems. Prior to that, Idan served in an elite cybersecurity unit in the Israeli Intelligence where he led an Israel Defense Award-winning project. Idan is also a big believer in decentralized technologies. He was a co-founder and CTO at Yeloha, a disruptive platform that aimed to decentralize energy trading, and as VP of Product at Orbs, a public blockchain for high scale apps. Idan Holds BSC. In Computer Science and Management from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude).

  • Daphne Berger

    VP HR

    Daphne is a senior global HR leader experienced in all HR domains, with deep leadership, analytics and human relations expertise for midsize to large global companies. Prior to Fireblocks, she was VP of HR at Earnix and Head of HR at Moovit, leading HR, Operations and global people strategy for both growing, global companies across sites in Israel and the U.S, where she oversaw talent acquisition, building HR infrastructure, policies, cross organizational development HR processes, retention and culture.

    Daphne earned a BS Cum Laude in Finance from the College of Management Academic Studies, a masters in Organizational Behavior from Tel Aviv University and a graduate of the program for organizational consulting and development in a psychoanalytic-systemic approach, POCD, in collaboration with the Tavistock institute and is an avid and talented cook!

  • Adam Levine

    VP Corporate Strategy

    As the Head of Corporate Strategy, Adam leads strategic partnerships, non-crypto digital assets and new ventures at Fireblocks. Adam joined from BNY Mellon where he co-headed their Digital Partnerships team, responsible for leading strategic investing and partnerships with emerging technology companies.

    Prior, Adam created and led the global product management team at CLS Bank International, drove strategic initiatives, and headed their post-trade processing business. Adam began his career as a corporate attorney at Clifford Chance, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, with time in New York, London and Milan. Adam has a bachelor’s in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and a juris doctor and Masters in Business Administration from Duke University.

  • Anitha Gopalan

    CFO

    Anitha Gopalan is the CFO at Fireblocks. She is an accomplished and focused Senior Executive with more than 20 years of success across the SaaS, Cybersecurity, Technology, Financial Services, and Telecommunication industries. Leveraging extensive experience in strategic growth, value creation, operational scalability and IPOs, Anitha is a valuable leader and advisor for organizations requiring scaling and transformation. Her areas of expertise include strategy, financial planning and analysis, operations and infrastructure scaling, fundraising, accounting, M&A integrations, pricing and investor relations. She has a track record of building strong teams, scaling operations to deliver mission critical results, partnering cross-functionally, establishing and operating new functions, and working with the executive team to enable growth, manage risk and drive profits.

    Throughout her executive career, Anitha has held leadership positions at Rapid7, Catalant Technologies, Rhapsody, iPass and Ernst & Young. Anitha brings high energy and dynamic leadership skills in addition to her success in achieving aggressive growth and global expansion at innovative technology companies.

  • Jason Allegrante

    Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    Jason Allegrante is the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at Fireblocks, where he manages a broad portfolio of legal, regulatory, commercial and compliance matters. Prior to Fireblocks, he worked in the Financial Institution Supervision Group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and practiced law at the international firms Linklaters LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell.

    Since 2018, Jason has served as senior legal counsel to early stage fintech and SaaS companies and advised on critical matters at the intersection of financial services and the emerging digital asset economy. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Columbia University and a Certificate in Global Business Law and Governance from Sciences Po / Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne.

  • Stephen Richardson

    Stephen Richardson

    VP, Head of Product Strategy & Business Solutions

    Stephen has multiple years of experience in both traditional and crypto-focused financial institutions. Stephen’s role at Fireblocks involves structuring, developing, and evaluating strategic opportunities with traditional financial services and native digital asset companies that align with the growth of the Fireblocks platform.

    Prior to Fireblocks, he was Senior Manager in the Financial Services practice of Accenture Strategy, focused on transforming customer experience and digital enablement programs for leading Financial Services firms. Prior to Accenture, he was Head of Strategy and Head of Product (Business) for Noble Markets, where he evaluated and implemented key strategic objectives, including development of Noble’s banking and trade settlement products.He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Matt Maloney

    SVP Global Sales

    Matt leads Fireblocks’ go-to-market team, including Sales, Business Development and Account Management. He brings rich experience leading Sales for tech companies, including as VP of Global Sales for Cloudlock through and after their acquisition by Cisco in 2016. Prior to joining CloudLock, he developed and executed EnerNOC's Enterprise sales strategy, recruiting and developing top sales talent, developing executive relationships, and achieving profitable sales growth and customer success.

    Before EnerNOC, he was Global VP of Inside Sales and N.A. Sales for PTC, a product development software leader. He started his career at Standard Register, a document management company in field sales and sales leadership roles. He graduated from Boston University with a BS in Arts and Science and lettered on the Boston University football team.

  • Yelena Osin

    VP Marketing

    Yelena leads Fireblocks marketing team, overseeing brand, digital/content, PR, demand generation, event marketing, product marketing and BDR initiatives to drive lead generation and brand building. She is a seasoned startup marketing executive with 12+ years of experience scaling cybersecurity, VR and E-commerce tech startups. She’s a three-time first marketing hire in General Ventures and Sequoia backed startups and specializes in B2B growth hacking and building marketing teams and processes for rapidly scaling startups from the ground up.

    Prior to Fireblocks, she was Director of Demand Generation at IrisVR and Director of Marketing for Security Scorecard, where she grew the marketing team to 8 employees. She has a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University.

  • Rob Salman

    VP, Head of Business Development

    Rob is an accomplished Business Development and Sales leader spanning 20+ years in both traditional and crypto markets, with deep expertise in electronic trading and exchanges. Previously he was Head of Business Development at BitGo and Coinlist and was one of the early employees at IEX, where he helped them launch a U.S. Equities exchange. Prior to these roles, he was a Managing Director at NASDAQ and Citadel.

    He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and serves as an advisor for Wall Street Rides Far, helping raise funds for autism research through the Autism Science Foundation.

  • Tomer Greenbaum

    VP Customer Operations

    Tomer has over 2 decades of experience in the cybersecurity space in Sales Solutions and Presale leadership roles. Prior to Fireblocks, he was the Head of Sales Solutions of Mobile Security and Mobility Specialist at Check Point Software, managed the presales and customer success at Lacoon Mobile Security (acquired by Check Point) and Director of Presale and Professional Services EMEA & APAC at Safend. He is an avid runner and lover of the outdoors.

  • Oded Blatman

    CIO & CISO

    Oded is the CIO & CISO of Fireblocks. Oded is an award-winning executive and systems consultant with 20+ years across Cyber Security & IT roles.

    Prior to Fireblocks, Oded was the CISO of Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest bank. Previously, he served as CIO & CISO of Clicksoftware and led successful M&A security due diligence enabling a 1.4B$ acquisition of Clicksoftware to Salesforce.com. Prior to that, he was Chief Cybersecurity Architect and CISO of Israel’s largest aerospace company, where he spearheaded an innovative cybersecurity architecture and implemented a new cyber defense center program, reducing cyber threats and operational costs significantly. He earned a BS in Computer Science and Management at Open University of Israel.

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