A veteran in the security industry with experience in cybersecurity policy and entrepreneurship, Sameer is the Co-founder and CEO of StackRox. He serves as co-chair of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Cyber Policy Task Force for the 45th Presidency, and is affiliated with Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC).
He previously worked in cybersecurity at Google and as COO at Impermium (acquired by Google). In government, he served as Senior Director for Cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House, Cybersecurity & Technology Lead for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and in various roles in the intelligence community. Sameer graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Physics and from Stanford University with a PhD in Applied Physics.
With a passion for building disruptive products, Ali is Co-founder and CTO for StackRox, where he oversees the company’s technology strategy and roadmap. Prior to StackRox, Ali was the Founder & CTO of Cyphort and led the company's product strategy, research, and technical initiatives, including the Threat Research Lab. Previously, Ali advised numerous Fortune 100 companies, including Google, Microsoft, PwC, and Visa. Ali has also worked with government intelligence agencies and defense contractors.
As VP of Product for StackRox, Wei Lien is responsible for product management and strategy. Previously, he was Head of Product at CoreOS and held senior product management roles for security and cloud infrastructure at Amazon Web Services, Splunk, and Bracket Computing. He was also part of the investment team at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Wei Lien holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School and a BS in applied physics with honors from Caltech.
With a track record of building and leading high-performing engineering teams, Shashank is the StackRox VP of Engineering. Previously, as head of cloud platform and microservices at Medallia, he led teams in building self-healing, scalable infrastructure for the SaaS industry. Prior to that, he led engineering at Elementum, a cloud-based supply chain software company. Shashank has built mission-critical systems at large Fortune 500 companies, such as GE, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs. He is also the author of many popular books, including Wiley’s title on NoSQL.
What our investors are saying
Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer for Facebook
"Enterprises with advanced IT infrastructures are moving to containers, but they aren’t sure how to address security. I was an early investor in StackRox because they had the vision to build a platform to address this coming need, and they designed an innovative new security model for container environments instead of just retrofitting old technology. Now they’re well positioned to help define enterprise security in the post-virtualization future."
Richard A. Clarke Former Special Adviser to the President for Cyber Security, Author of Cyber War, and CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management
"Technologies are frequently adopted because they save money and make it easier to accomplish missions. Unfortunately new technologies are usually deployed without security, an afterthought added on later in a way that does not work well. That’s why I was so excited to be an early investor in StackRox. They’re getting out ahead of the security requirements for containers. Now we can deploy containers and know the system is secure, thanks to StackRox."
John N. Stewart, Chief Security and Trust Officer of Cisco
"Microservices are redefining IT delivery right now, and as with many evolutions before this, the security community needs to adapt again. I believe StackRox is a company that will help secure infrastructures for the long term."
Mark Leslie Founding Chairman and CEO of Veritas Software, and Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
"I decided to invest in StackRox when I met Sameer Bhalotra and recognized his drive to advance the security field. Since then, StackRox has attracted world-class talent and has built an ambitious product that is already in use by Global 2000 customers. I’m excited about what the future holds for this innovative company."