Vaultive’s board of directors includes highly respected members of the information security community, including:


Jonas Hellgren, President and CEO

Jonas 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 Matzkel, Co-Founder and CSO

Ben 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.


Dave Cullinane, CEO and Founder, SecurityStarfish

Dave Cullinane is a globally recognized leader and visionary in the IT security industry. Prior to founding SecurityStarfish, he served for five years as a vice president and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for eBay, where he was responsible for global fraud, risk and security strategy, and for programs that provided security for eBay and its many global businesses, including StubHub, and GSI Commerce.


Prior to joining eBay, Dave was the CISO for one of the largest banks in the United States. He has more than 30 years of IT security experience and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a former Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). Dave is a founding member and chairman of the board of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). He is the past president and chairman of the IT-ISAC, an organization dedicated to sharing security-related information across companies in the IT industry. He served as a member of the IT Sector Coordinating Council and the National Council of ISACs. He is an ISSA Fellow, and was recently elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame. He serves on ASIS International’s CSO Roundtable Committee and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of CSO Magazine and SC Magazine. He was awarded SC Magazine’s Global Award as Chief Security Officer of the Year for 2005 and CSO Magazine’s 2006 Compass Award as a “Visionary Leader of the Security Profession.” In 2012 he was awarded SecureWorld’s first Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of the information security community.


Maria Cirino, Co-Founder and Managing Director, .406 Ventures

Maria has been building and founding technology businesses for 25 years. Her operational, entrepreneurial, and senior management experience in venture-backed technology companies includes two Massachusetts IPOs of the Year and the founding of two successful companies and a venture capital firm. Prior to co-founding .406 Ventures, Maria served as senior vice president of VeriSign following its 2005 acquisition of Guardent, the market leading Managed Security Services provider for $142 million. Guardent was a Sequoia, Charles River Ventures and NEA-backed IT security company that Maria co-founded and led as CEO. In this role, Maria received several industry honors and awards, including “Massachusetts CEO of the Year” and “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.”


Prior to Guardent, Maria was senior vice president responsible for sales and marketing at Razorfish, an IT services company that acquired her previous company, i-Cube, for $1.8 billion in 1999. At i-Cube, Maria led sales and marketing. Prior to i-Cube, from 1993 – 1997, Maria was responsible for North American sales at Shiva, the category-creating remote access leader. Prior to Shiva, Maria held sales and marketing roles at Lotus Development Corporation and Software City Inc.


Maria holds a B.A. in English literature from Mount Holyoke College, where she has served as a Trustee and currently serves as a member of the college’s investment committee.


At .406 Ventures, in addition to her investment activities, Maria manages brand building and deal flow strategy and currently serves on the boards of .406 portfolio companies Vaultive, Bit9, Digitalsmiths, Kaltura, Memento, Mineral Tree, Veracode and Adtuitive, until acquired by Etsy in December 2009.


Somu Subramaniam, Managing Partner, New Science Ventures

Somu co-founded New Science Ventures in 2004. He serves on several Boards of NSV’s portfolio companies including Vaultive, Achronix Semiconductor, RF Arrays, Therox, BioVex, Receptor Biologix, and Celleration. He also is an observer to the boards of Light Sciences Oncology, Xoft and BioProcessors. Prior to starting New Science Ventures, Somu was a Director at McKinsey & Co. and at various times led their Strategy Practice, Technology Practice and HealthCare Practice. While at McKinsey, he advised leading multinational companies in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, photonics, software and semiconductor industries. He also was a member of McKinsey’s Investment Committee. Somu received his undergraduate degree (B.Tech.) from the Indian Institute of Technology and his MBA from Harvard Business School.