Senior Financial Executive to Drive Company’s Operational Excellence and Expansion
San Mateo, Calif. – July 2, 2013 - AlienVault, the leading Unified Security Management provider committed to making security visibility complete, simple and affordable, today announced the appointment of Robert Lerner as vice president of finance and administration.
"Robert is a seasoned financial executive with an impressive track record in establishing strong financial operations for both public and private companies," said AlienVault President and CEO, Barmak Meftah. "We are pleased to have him join our executive team at this important stage of our growth.”
Lerner has more than 30 years of experience working in Silicon Valley for both public as well as private, venture-backed technology companies. He was most recently VP of finance at Aerohive Networks and previously served in executive financial roles at Fortinet, Siebel Systems, [email protected] (previously @Home Network), Sybase, Cypress Semiconductor and numerous private technology companies. Lerner was a member of the IPO teams for both Fortinet and @Home Network.
In addition, Lerner is Chairman of the Board of KeyPoint Credit Union, an $800M asset Silicon Valley-based financial institution. He also serves on a pro-bono basis as CFO of Blue Planet Network, a non-profit organization whose mission is to exponentially increase the impact of safe drinking water programs for people around the world. In addition, he is on the board of the Peninsula Chapter of Amigos de las Americas and participates actively in the Silicon Valley chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), and serves on the membership committee.
Lerner holds a B.B.A. from Marshall University and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.
“AlienVault has a unique opportunity for market expansion in an industry that has long been dominated by expensive and complex products that are primarily targeted at large enterprises,” said Lerner. “I am excited to be a part of the team that will accelerate the adoption of AlienVault’s Unified Security Management platform for broad security visibility and threat detection for companies of all sizes.”