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Leadership

Manoj
Manoj Srivastava
Co-founder & CEO

Manoj is the CEO & Co-Founder of Graphus. He has deep experience in the security industry. He is a veteran of anti-phishing and targeted attacks protection solutions. He launched the industry’s first phishing intelligence offering in 2006 (recognized by Gartner as the ‘cool vendor in security’) and social engineering protection appliance (SEPA) in 2010 (awarded US Patent in 2013). He has led as CTO/VP/Product/Engineering roles for VeriSign, Cyveillance (acquired by QinetiQ), and IKANOW (ranked in top 20 by CyberSecurity 500 venture index). Manoj is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and University of Maryland.

Vishal Dixit
Co-founder & CTO

Vishal is the CTO & Co-Founder of Graphus. He is an experienced product engineering leader with expertise in developing high quality software products. Early in his career, he spent 7 years developing a groundbreaking network management product at a startup that led an industry wave of datacenter automation tools. BMC Software later acquired the startup. He has also worked for Salesforce.com contributing to their cloud automation framework. Vishal is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and University of Baltimore.

Richard “Koz” Korzeniewski
VP, Sales

Richard “Koz” Korzeniewski is the VP, Partner & Channel Sales at Graphus. He has 30+ years of experience in sales and business development. He started his career with leading edge telecommunications companies such as Paradyne (acquired by AT&T), Amnet (acquired by Cabletron), Cayman (acquired by Netopia) and has spent the past twenty years establishing and developing global IT channels and strategic partnerships for startups in AI, digital, and social media industries. Richard is a graduate of Cornell University.

Scott Raspa
VP, Customer Success

Scott is the VP Marketing at Graphus. He is a hands-on sales & marketing leader. He started his career working for a mid-size system integrator, Force 3, selling IT products and services. He sold over $10M in the 3 years he was with the organization. Later in his career he led the sales and marketing efforts for JNetDirect, a software company based out of Northern Virginia. He most recently was the VP, Sales & Marketing for IKANOW, a big data analytics cybersecurity organization. Scott is a graduate of University of Maryland University College.

Charles Gold
Chief Marketing Advisor

Charles is the Chief Marketing Advisor at Graphus. He has more than 20  years of experience driving growth for innovative software, SaaS, and cybersecurity companies.  Most recently, he served as Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, a leader in encryption and data protection.  In this role, he helped drive growth from zero to 8 figures of annual recurring revenue and more than 8,000 corporate customers in just three years. The Washington Business Journal named Mr. Gold its 2017 CMO of the Year for his contributions to the company’s growth. Prior to Virtru, he led marketing efforts at Sonatype, Progress Software, and Red Hat. Charles is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Wake Forest University School of Business. 

Matt Porembski
VP, Business Development

Matt Porembski is the VP of Business Development at Graphus. He has nearly 20 years of experience in management consulting helping clients to achieve growth and efficiency. He started his career at Price Waterhouse, working on complex consulting engagements to develop new products, optimize logistics networks, and make better business decisions using fact-based analysis. He then spent nearly 11 years as a Senior Manager at a startup consulting firm, helping to grow it from four to more than 50 professionals. In 2015, Matt founded Avanza, a consulting firm committed to advancing the mission of its clients through special projects in financial management, modeling, analytics, and technology. Matt is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.