Cybersecurity veteran executive brings over 20 years of experience in product innovation and go to market execution
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – August 31, 2021 – Votiro, a global leader in malware and ransomware prevention technology, announced today the appointment of Ravi Srinivasan as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Srinivasan, a veteran product executive with prior senior leadership experience at Forcepoint and IBM Security, will spearhead Votiro’s U.S. growth and capital requirements to elevate the company’s brand awareness and accelerate global market expansion.
“I am thrilled to be joining Votiro and look forward to enhancing the company’s global operations and position within the malware prevention market,” said Ravi Srinivasan, newly appointed CEO of Votiro. “Votiro is paving the way in the Content Disarm and Reconstruction as a service category. I am eager to begin working to drive innovation, enabling enterprises to adopt a zero trust approach to file security, and to continue advancing Votiro’s ground-breaking, patented solutions.”
Srinivasan joins Votiro with over two decades of experience in executive product management and marketing leadership in cybersecurity and a proven track record of transforming security products to SaaS business models. Srinivasan has worked with teams across the globe to scale businesses and grow new ventures. At Forcepoint, he served as the Vice President of Solutions and Platform Marketing, where he led the company’s global go-to-market product strategy, solution marketing, analyst relations, and GTM enablement for an $800 million-plus cybersecurity portfolio. He also served as Vice President and GM of IBM Security Information Risk and Protection, where he was responsible for transitioning the portfolio to cloud-based offerings and executing a digital channels-based growth.
Over the past several years, under the leadership of Founder and CTO Aviv Grafi, Votiro has pioneered a new technology for disarming weaponized files: Positive Selection® technology. Grafi has led the development of the company’s Secure File Gateway product line and scaled the product for multiple Fortune 100 customers. “I look forward to working with Ravi to strengthen our SaaS offerings of cyber threat prevention,” said Grafi, “and continue the expansion of our technology resources.”
In addition to appointing a CEO, and as part of establishing an expanded presence in the US with proven US cyber executives, Votiro also announces that Chris Fedde will assume the role of Chairman of Votiro’s Board of Directors. Fedde has been a board member since 2019 and has been operationally active with the company since joining. Fedde has held numerous CEO positions within the cyber and information security community, growing and strategic exiting of cyber security companies.
“Ravi comes to Votiro with the ideal skills and experience we need to accelerate our successes with enterprises that want to prevent weaponized file attacks like ransomware,” said Fedde. “His knowledge of cloud and SaaS security products makes Ravi best positioned to help Votiro expand its U.S. and global presence.”
With the growing U.S. and global market, Daniel Sekers will move to the role of Regional APAC Chairman and Non-Executive Director. “With the growing focus on the US market, Chris will be better positioned to work closely with our new CEO, Ravi, and help position the company for our next phase of growth,” said Sekers. “I look forward to working closely with Chris in his new role and am excited about this new chapter for the company.”
With cyberattacks surging and cybercriminals continuing to exploit both URLs and common file formats to spread malware, the appointment of Srinivasan as CEO will enhance Votiro’s ability to expand access to their Secure File Gateway solution line—consisting of Secure File Gateway for Email, Web Applications, and Web Browser—and empower more enterprise employees to safely download files and attachments, on whichever channel they use, in order to fulfill their job duties without any friction or delays to productivity.
To learn more about the Votiro team and the company’s product offerings please visit https://www.votiro.com.
Founded in 2012 by leading file security experts, Votiro is trusted by large enterprises, including top Fortune 500 companies, to eliminate file-based threats while ensuring zero interruption to business. Votiro has offices in the United States, Australia, Israel, and Singapore, and is trusted by millions of users worldwide to safely access files and attachments with complete peace of mind. For more information about Votiro, please visit https://www.votiro.com