Chairman and CEO, Tenable
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Amit Yoran oversees the company’s strategic vision as Tenable works to empower organizations to understand and reduce their cyber security risk.
Amit brings to Tenable a unique blend of leadership in the private and public sectors. Previously, he served as president of RSA, leading its transformation into one of the most successful global security companies. Amit joined RSA through the acquisition of NetWitness, the network forensics company he founded and led as CEO.
Previously, Amit served as founding director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) program in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was also founder and CEO of Riptech, one of the first managed security service providers (MSSP), which was acquired by Symantec in 2002. Amit currently serves as a board member and adviser to several security startups. In addition, he is recognized as a thought leader and influencer in the security industry, and is often sought out to provide expert commentary on his vision for the future of cybersecurity at industry events and in the media.
Co-founder and COO, Tenable
As president and chief operating officer of Tenable, Jack Huffard is responsible for driving all global revenue growth and leading the company’s corporate strategy and organizational growth.
Before co-founding Tenable, Jack was director of corporate development for Enterasys Networks, where he was involved with the acquisitions of Network Security Wizards (developer of the Dragon Intrusion Detection System) and Indus River Networks. In this role, he developed corporate strategy for addressing network security market needs. Before joining Enterasys, Jack held various management and sales positions at John Hancock and Marriott Corporation.
He received the 2013 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for defense and security, together with Tenable co-founders Ron Gula and Renaud Deraison. Jack currently serves on the Washington & Lee University Entrepreneurial Advisory Board and the SunTrust Bank Greater Washington Advisory Board. He holds a BS from Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Babson College.
General Partner, Accel
Ping Li joined Accel in 2004 and focuses on enterprise software application and infrastructure investments. He is the lead investor and board member at Blue Jeans, Cloudera (public), Code 42, Plays.tv, Sysdig and Trifacta. Ping is also active in the security space as an investor at Illumio, Lookout Mobile Security, Tenable and previously, Imperva. He was also responsible for numerous past investments with notable exits, including Arista (public), Nimble Storage (public), Reactivity (acquired by Cisco) and RelateIQ (acquired by Salesforce). Prior to Accel, Ping served as product line manager and director of corporate development at Juniper Networks. He started his technology career in Asia working for Singapore Telecom and Goldman Sachs Asia's technology practice. Ping advises the Accel Innovation Scholars program at Stanford University, where he works with PhD students learning about entrepreneurship. He is also an advisor to Heavybit, a community for developer- and operations-focused entrepreneurs. Ping is from New Jersey and graduated from Harvard and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
John Locke joined Accel in 2009 and helps lead the firm’s growth fund. He focuses on consumer and SaaS companies. John is the lead investor and board member in SeatGeek, GoFundMe, Wyzant, Invoice2Go, Pond5, QMC Telecom, and The Zebra. John's also on the board of Tenable. He works closely with the teams at CrowdStrike and WorldRemit and formerly, Lightspeed (acquired by CDPQ), Braintree/Venmo (acquired by PayPal) and OzForex (public). John grew up in Ashland, Ohio and graduated from Princeton.
Managing Director, Insight
Richard Wells has over 18 years of experience in investing and advising managers of high growth software and Internet companies. At Insight he focuses on investments in infrastructure software and SaaS companies. He currently oversees the investments or serves on the boards of Checkmarx, Sonarsource, Sparefoot, Tenable and TriTech Software. Richard previously led investments in AirWatch (acquired by VMware), Beyondtrust (acquired by Veritas Capital), Buddy Media (acquired by Salesforce.com), HealthcareSource (acquired by Francisco Partners), Kinnser Software (acquired by Mediware), Metalogix (acquired by Permira), Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Capital), Primavera (acquired by Oracle), Shopify (NYSE: SHOP) and SmartBear Software (acquired by Francisco Partners).
Richard joined Insight in 2005 from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), where he was an investment professional with a focus on software, online media and e-commerce. Prior to Insight, Richard worked in product management for enterprise data protection products at Veritas Software (now part of Symantec), and in field sales for Paciolan Systems (now part of Ticketmaster). He began his career as a management consultant with Mercer Management Consulting, where he advised global technology companies on their marketing and business strategies.
Richard received a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He grew up in Southern California and resides in Manhattan with his wife, son and daughter. Thanks to his father’s New England roots, Richard is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and is already having a lot of fun passing this along to his children.
Vice President, Insight
Matt Gatto joined Insight in 2010. He focuses on high-growth software and SaaS businesses across infrastructure, healthcare and enterprise applications, and also has experience with leveraged buyouts.
Matt has worked with Insight’s investments in AirWatch, Cherwell Software, Kinnser Software, Shopify and Zumba Fitness, and works with a number of other infrastructure and software/SaaS portfolio companies.
Matt’s career experience prior to Insight includes online advertising optimization at Verizon Information Services, debt restructuring and issuance at Deutsche Bank Asia, and electronic communications risk management at Merrill Lynch.
Matt graduated with high honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School. Matt’s personal interests include golf and most other sports, the outdoors, trying new foods and craft brews, and travel.
Brooke Seawell is the chairman of the audit committee on Tenable's board of directors. Brooke brings more than 35 years of industry experience in finance, accounting, governance and business operations to Tenable, including previous executive roles as chief financial officer at leading technology companies such as Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) and Weitek (NASDAQ: WWTK). Brooke currently serves on the Board of Directors of a number of category-leading public technology companies including Tableau Software, Inc. (NYSE: DATA), and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA), and during his career has been involved in ten IPOs and numerous acquisitions. Brooke is currently a Venture Partner at NEA, focusing on software, systems and internet investments, and was previously a Partner with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) from 2000 - 2004. Brooke holds an M.B.A and B.A. from Stanford University and previously served on the Management Board of the Stanford Business School and on the Stanford Athletic Board.