Imperva appoints Elad Erez as Chief Innovation Officer
Erez returns to the company with a background in advisory roles helping companies with their innovation processes
Cybersecurity company Imperva has welcomed the return of Elad Erez and appointed him as its new Chief Innovation Officer. In the new role, Erez will be responsible for incubating new ideas and developing solutions for emerging business problems. In the past, he had spent almost seven years with Imperva in a variety of different roles on the Innovation team and held leadership roles within the Imperva Data Security business.“Innovation is often misinterpreted as 'just' product or technology innovation, while innovations in other disciplines such as go-to-market, low-touch sales, cross-selling/upselling, lead generation, customer services and more, have a tremendous business impact but usually don't get appropriate focus,” said Erez. “I am both honored and excited to rejoin Imperva to help identify and incubate new products, technologies, services and processes to sustain Imperva’s leadership for years to come. Together with the talented executive team, the technology stack, and foothold in the market, this is a rich and wide playground for innovation and I'm super excited about this."
Imperva was founded in 2002 by Amichai Shulman and Mickey Boodaei. The company provides cybersecurity solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. It raised a total of $49 million over three rounds until it was acquired by Thoma Bravo in 2018 for more than $2 billion.