Elad Yoran serves as CEO of Security Growth Partners (SGP) and Executive Chairman of KoolSpan. His nearly 20 years in the cyber security industry spans experience as an executive, investor, advisor and several-time successful entrepreneur. He works with leading cyber security companies and drives them to rapid growth. Elad also serves as Director at Infinidat and Red Owl Analytics.
Elad has been recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young. His entrepreneurial experience includes Riptech, a provider of managed security services to governments and Fortune 500 corporations around the world, acquired by Symantec Corporation; MediaSentry, a provider of anti-piracy technology solutions to the motion picture, music and software industries, acquired by SafeNet; Sentrigo, a provider of database security acquired by McAfee; and Vaultive, a pioneering cloud encryption company. In addition, Elad was a strategic investor in and advisor to NetWitness (acquired by EMC/RSA), ThreatGrid (acquired by Cisco), and Insightix (acquired by McAfee). Elad has also served as Vice President, Global Business Development at Symantec and as Vice President at Broadview International (acquired by Jeffries), an investment bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, where he led the firm’s information security practice.
He is an advisor or director at the Army Cyber Institute (ACI), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) New York Metro Chapter; and Trustee of the Jewish Chapel Fund, US Military Academy at West Point. Previously, he served on the FBI’s Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC). Elad authored the Internet Security Threat Report, which was cited in briefings to the U.S. Congress. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. Elad holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point.