Vaultive Management Team

At Vaultive, cloud data security is the cornerstone of our approach. Vaultive’s management team has a successful track record of bringing innovative enterprise-grade information security solutions to market including exchange email encryption. The company’s management team brings a wealth of experience in information security in both the realm of practice and product development, with a minimum of at least 15 years of dedicated industry experience.


Jonas Hellgren – President and CEO

Jonas Hellgren - Vaultive President and CEOJonas Hellgren joined Vaultive in 2014, with more than 20 years of experience in business management and strategic development of high-growth, high-tech companies. Most recently, Jonas served as Senior Vice President of Jumptap, a mobile advertising company acquired by Millennial Media, where he led operations through rapid revenue growth from $0 to over $100M. Prior to Jumptap, Jonas served as Vice President of Operations at Verisign, where he oversaw the Managed Security Services Operations.

Jonas has a passion for building and scaling high-tech companies, and is actively involved as an advisor to several other tech start-ups. Jonas holds a Masters degree in computer science from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.


Ben Matzel – Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Ben Matzkel - Vaultive Co-founder and CTOBen Matzkel brings more than 15 years of information security and software engineering expertise to Vaultive, where he oversees product strategy as well as the company’s strategic partnership initiatives. Prior to co-founding Vaultive, Ben served as a senior product manager at McAfee, overseeing the product lifecycle, business focus and development roadmap of McAfee DLP (Data Loss Prevention). He joined McAfee as part of the Onigma (DLP) acquisition. At Onigma, Ben started and led the Professional Services team, handling all pre- and post-sale activities. Prior to starting this team, he designed the product’s enterprise interfaces and participated in the development of the product’s management console.

Ben performed his military service at 8200, the IDF’s leading intelligence unit, holding various technical positions in high-performance mission-critical and large-scale projects. During his service he was awarded the ‘distinguished soldier’ award. Ben graduated from the Interdisciplinary Center and the University of Pennsylvania and received a B.A. in Computer Science, Magna Cum Laude. He was awarded the distinguished Efi Arazi scholarship for future technology entrepreneurs and the Chais family award for superior academic achievements.


David Kahan – Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel

David Kahan - Vaultive CFO and General CouncelDavid Kahan joined Vaultive in 2014. Before that, he was one of the leaders of Jumptap where he was General Counsel from 2006 until the company’s successful exit in late 2013. Following the acquisition, David was Senior Counsel at the successor, Millennial Media. Mr. Kahan has almost 20 years experience as a senior executive with Internet start-ups. Prior to assuming business leadership roles, David spent 5 years practicing law with the Boston firm of Foley Hoag, and spent 4 years working on Capitol Hill focusing on tax and budget policy. David holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Columbia College.


Lisa Gosselin – VP Sales

Lisa GosselinLisa joined Vaultive in 2015 to lead the company’s sales strategy and sales execution. She is a veteran sales leader with over 20 years experience in high growth cyber security and networking companies.

Prior to Vaultive Lisa was with RSA, the Security Division of EMC, and generated new revenue streams as Director of Inside Sales Speciality Teams, Director of Sales Associates and Director, Americas Distribution and National Partners. Prior to RSA Lisa grew new business at Shiva Corporation, a leading computer networking company specializing in remote access solutions, in territory, channel and inside sales management roles. Shiva was acquired by Intel in 1998.

Lisa holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Business Management from Boston University.


Jerry Skurla – VP Marketing

Jerry Skurla - Vaultive Director of MarketingJerry joined Vaultive in 2015 to lead the company’s marketing strategy, plans and execution. He is a veteran marketing professional with over 25 years experience in high growth cyber security and networking companies. Prior to Vaultive Jerry was VP Marketing at FireMon, a leader in firewall policy management, where he built pipeline to over $100M. FireMon was purchased by Insight Venture Partners in 2014.

Before Vaultive he was Executive Vice President of Marketing for NitroSecurity, where he helped the company become a Leader in Gartner’s SIEM Magic Quadrant and tripled pipeline to $180M. NitroSecurity was acquired by McAfee in 2011. Prior to NitroSecurity he was VP Marketing at Bradford Networks and had senior management responsibilities at NMS Communications, Nortel, Bay Networks and Wellfleet Communciations.

Jerry holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University.


Yael Nishry – VP Business Development

Yael Nishry - VP Business DevelopmentYael Nishry brings to Vaultive a wealth of experience in security sales, business advisory and risk management experience. She is a professional services executive with in depth understanding of business drivers and experience in designing controls to mitigate and manage risk. Previously, Yael held managerial positions with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she provided risk management and regulatory consulting for complex IT organizations at Fortune 500 companies.


Dudi Cohen – VP Research & Development

Dudi Cohen Research and Development ManagerDudi Cohen manages Vaultive’s development group. Dudi brings years of leadership and experience in product development and management as well as quality assurance. Prior to Vaultive, Dudi led Negevtech’s core R&D team, where he managed development of wafer inspection machines. Dudi also served as the product manager of Negevtech’s software department. Before Negevtech, Dudi developed cutting-edge marine control systems at TotemPlus. Dudi holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University.


Ron Koren – VP Professional Services

Ron Koren - Vaultive Director of Professional ServicesRon Koren leads Vaultive’s customer facing engineering team. His experience includes the development and deployment of worldwide large-scale projects for commercial and government organizations. Ron’s expertise includes in depth knowledge of a diverse set of Information Security technologies and communication protocols. Prior to Vaultive, Ron served as a team leader and senior system engineer at Cisco Systems, and led an elite IT security deployment team while an officer in the Israel Defense Force (IDF).