Leadership Team
Board of Directors

Jeff Diana

Jeff Diana

Jeff is a seasoned executive with more than 15 years of experience in HR. Prior to joining Atlassian in 2012, Jeff was CPO at SuccessFactors, an SAP company, where he built the company’s HR function from scratch, led a series of key initiatives to produce more than $25 million in savings, and doubled the company’s salesforce with a record-breaking 600 new hires in one year.

Previously, Jeff was chief HR officer at Safeco, a personal insurance company, where he made one of the largest overhauls to the company’s rewards program to support a new high growth initiative. Jeff has held HR leadership roles at Microsoft, General Electric, and Bell South.

Jeff holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of South Carolina and an M.A. in Human Resources Management from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

Lucio Di Ciaccio

Lucio Di Ciaccio

Lucio has worked on the investment team at the SoftBank Vision Fund since joining in 2017. Prior to SoftBank, he was an investment professional at The Carlyle Group. During his career, Lucio has invested in more than 10 companies across multiple geographies and sectors, including e-commerce, fitness, hospitality, manufacturing, oil and gas, technology, media, and telecommunications. He represents SoftBank on the boards of Behavox and Gympass, and worked on the fund’s investment in Automation Anywhere.

Lucio received a Scientiae Magister in Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering from MIT, a MSc in Advanced Computational Methods from Imperial College London, and a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Rome, La Sapienza.

Avi Golan

Avi Golan

Avi is an operating partner at SoftBank Vision Fund. Prior to joining the Vision Fund, Avi led product and technology for multiple startups before taking a leadership role at Google. 

As general manager at Intuit, Avi expanded QuickBooks platform across 50 new markets. He was recognized as 2018 Innovator of the Year by CIO100 for his work as chief digital officer for Air New Zealand. His current role at the Vision Fund is focused on delivering operational support to the portfolio’s technology and science companies.

Michael Piwowar

Michael Piwowar

Michael is the executive director of the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets. He is also a distinguished policy fellow at the Center for Financial Markets Policy at Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy. 

Dr. Piwowar was previously appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a commissioner in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and was designated acting chairman of the Commission by President Donald Trump. He was previously chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

During the financial crisis and its immediate aftermath, Dr. Piwowar served at the White House as a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in both the George W. Bush and Barack Obama Administrations. Before joining the White House, Dr. Piwowar worked as a Principal at the Securities Litigation and Consulting Group as a visiting academic scholar and senior financial economist at the SEC, and as an assistant professor of finance at Iowa State University. 

He received a B.A. in Foreign Service and International Politics from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.

Kiryl Trembovolski

Kiryl Trembovolski

Chief Operating Officer

Kiryl leads a series of strategic business, product, and risk management initiatives for the company and our customers. He has some of the deepest product knowledge and customer experience in the company.

He has managed the technical implementation process for some of the world’s largest financial institutions, including integration with customer data systems, authentication, and change management. Kiryl has led these global projects across multiple geographies, jurisdictions, and complex local requirements. Previously, he served as the head of product for Behavox. He touched all aspects of the portfolio’s evolution, including user research, product strategy, partnerships, roadmap, development, and delivery.

Kiryl was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for Technology in 2019. He has a M.Sc. in computing science with distinction from Imperial College London and a B.Sc. in mathematics with distinction from the University of Exeter.

Nabeel Ebrahim

Nabeel Ebrahim

Chief Revenue Officer

Nabeel is one of the most knowledgeable customer-facing practitioners in the industry. He joined Behavox in 2016, building our first product demo and on-boarding the company’s first customers. Since then, Nabeel has been a part of every customer project for Behavox, successfully overseeing the industry’s largest, most complex implementations at some of the world’s leading banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds.

Behavox’s customers trust Nabeel. He has vast experience in advising and enabling customers to find bad actors quickly and accurately, before they disrupt business continuity and cause company crises. He has a track record of delivering projects on time and on budget so customers can realize value sooner. The impact of Nabeel and his team has resulted in a customer satisfaction score of 93 percent. 

Earlier in his Behavox tenure, Nabeel established the company’s global account management team. The team is unique to the industry, serving as a regulatory knowledge base for customers and as an indispensable extension of their compliance teams.

Nabeel holds a L.L.B. from the University of Exeter and an L.P.C. from the BPP Law School in London.

Neil Wu Becker

Neil Wu Becker

Chief Marketing Officer

Neil is an award-winning marketing professional who has led global teams at a variety of IT, security, and enterprise software firms – from Dow Jones component and bellwether stock companies to small-caps and pre-IPO unicorns. He has a penchant for earning customers’ trust, engaging them regularly to ensure brands and solutions align with their expectations within their respective markets.

Prior to joining Behavox, Neil was the vice president of worldwide marketing for Apttus, where he evolved the enterprise software company’s brand and transitioned demand generation to an integrated marketing model designed for growth at scale. Before Apttus, he served as the executive vice president of marketing at A10 Networks, a security and application networking company. He has led teams at some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Cisco, Micron, and Trend Micro.

Neil has a B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis, and a MS in mass communications from San Jose State University.

Gagan Gulati

Gagan Gulati

Chief Product Officer

Gagan is a veteran technology executive with decades of experience building enterprise and cloud service offerings that enhance risk management and business performance for global firms. He leads our product management team to constantly innovate and enhance our solutions and technology. This ensures we always provide value to customers by enhancing our ability to identify bad actors quickly and accurately, before they jeopardize their businesses and brands.

Prior to Behavox, Gagan spent 15 years at Microsoft. As partner director of product management, he oversaw a large team of product managers and engineers across diverse geographies, focusing largely on security and governance solutions. He launched Azure Information Protection, an identity-based security cloud service that became the de-facto name in the data protection and governance space, and led product management and engineering teams for Microsoft Windows. Before Microsoft, Gulati managed product teams at Oracle for its e-Business suite and at BEA Systems for its WebLogic Server.

Gagan has a B.Tech degree in computer science from the National Institute Of Technology, Kurukshetra.

Alex Glasman

Alex Glasman

Chief Data Scientist

Alex leads Behavox’s Data Science team. He applies his 25 years of experience in software engineering, machine learning, and management to ensure Behavox customers can act quickly on insights gathered from their internal data.

His team constantly innovates and enhances the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and analytics to help customers find bad actors within their organizations. His team drives the development of Behavox’s multilingual value proposition to customers, applying AI/ML algorithms across more than 150 data types pertaining to dozens of voice and text-based applications in 10 languages, providing a truly global, enterprise-class solution for customers.

Alex previously held senior software engineering positions at Oracle and Sun Microsystems.

He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Saint Petersburg State University and is the author of multiple patents and publications in the areas of mathematics, software engineering, and data science.

Roman Zelov

Roman Zelov

Chief Technology Officer

Roman leads the Technology team to constantly innovate and enhance Behavox products that transform how firms leverage their internal data to catch bad actors and protect against company-debilitating events. He has more than two decades of experience in software development using various technologies, from resource-restricted embedded systems to high-load enterprise systems.

Roman is the author of patents and scientific articles in the software application testing area and data processing. His achievements in audio data processing for noisy data won several grants and became the foundation for the Behavox ecosystem. He and his team’s technology innovation has resulted in the industry’s leading detection rate of misconduct and non-compliant behavior – leadership that includes three times better detection rate of true positives and 90 percent reduction in false positives than competitors.

Before Behavox, Roman was a principal engineer at Oracle, leading several milestone projects for the company. Prior to that, he worked at Sun Microsystems where he was instrumental in its Java Program for Industry Security Standards.

Roman has a B.A. in applied mathematics and cybernetics from Tver State University.

Derek Sidebottom

Derek Sidebottom

Chief Human Resources Officer

Derek is an award-winning HR executive with more than 20 years of experience scaling organizations for rapid growth, including companies like BioWare, Electronic Arts, and Rocket Fuel.

He plays an integral role in supporting Behavox’s growing business, building a company of proven technology innovators and industry experts that have vast customer experience successfully implementing complex global projects. Derek leads a team chartered with establishing a worldwide presence that can support customers anywhere, ensuring that Behavox has the right people in the right places. He is one of the prominent champions of Behavox’s corporate culture – a worldly employee base that hails from more than 45 countries and counting.

Derek has a B.A. in psychology from L’Université d’Ottawa and an MBA from Athabasca University.

Slav Slavinski

Slav Slavinski

Chief of Staff

Slav executes the company’s financial and operational vision while ensuring teams are aligned with the strategic goals of Behavox. He manages a centralized operations unit that maximizes productivity among all Behavox’s teams while also overseeing the enforcement, systems, finance, and legal activities of the business.

Beyond his current roles, Slav has proven to be extremely versatile with extensive knowledge of Behavox’s product and customers. He has served in numerous positions to help Behavox become an indispensable extension of its customers’ teams. Slav partnered with the chief operating officer to establish our inaugural solution engineering team. He is a product expert who has overseen large global implementations for some of Behavox’s largest customers. 

Before Behavox, Slav worked in sell-side investment banking with Zimmerman Adams, specializing in IPOs, M&As, and private equity transactions. He is also an experienced software engineer specializing in enterprise resource planning systems development.

Slav has an M.Sc. in marketing and financial services from Exeter University and Specialist in applied mathematics and computer science from Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Michael Talbert

Michael Talbert

Head of Project Management

Michael is a major partner for our customers, leading a team that is responsible for the successful implementation of Behavox solutions. He cultivates trusted relationships with our customers, taking the time to deeply understand their requirements.

Michael has a wealth of industry experience that he brings to Behavox and our customers. He has held senior positions at Deloitte and PwC, where he acted as program manager on complex enterprise projects while building and leading global multi-disciplinary teams. His experience managing complexity on an international scale translates seamlessly to his role with Behavox’s customers, many of whom represent some of the industry’s most challenging global implementations.

Michael has a L.L.B. and bachelor of information systems from the University of Tasmania in Australia.

Lindsey Kemmerich

Lindsey Kemmerich

Head of Account Management, North America

Lindsey leads our account management team in North America, working closely with the world’s largest banks, private equity firms, and hedge funds to help them uncover risk and catch bad actors before they jeopardize brand reputation and business continuity. She has overseen numerous complex customer implementations, builds lasting relationships, and uses her wealth of experience to serve as a trusted advisor and a vital extension of customer teams.

Before Behavox, Lindsey led customer success teams at tech companies such as Glia, and Relationship Science (RelSci), where she helped enterprise financial services companies leverage their firm’s relationships to gain access to decision makers around the globe.

Lindsey has a B.A. in marketing and international business with a minor in Spanish from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Fahreen Kurji

Fahreen Kurji

Head of Account Management, EMEA & APAC

Customers consider Fahreen one of their closest allies. Over the years she has become one of the most trusted, reliable partners for Behavox’s customers, which include prominent hedge funds and multinational financial firms.

Fahreen has played an instrumental role facilitating the company’s expansion into new regions and manages a diverse portfolio of customers across Europe and Asia. Fahreen possesses deep knowledge of Behavox products and uses that acumen as a consultative partner for her customers. She effectively advises, trains, and guides customers on getting the most return from their investment in Behavox.

Fahreen holds a dual degree in law and international relations from the University of Exeter.

Tunde Ogunniyi

Tunde Ogunniyi

Head of Solution Engineering

Tunde heads up the Solution Engineering team, overseeing the functional design of the Behavox data operating platform for customers.

Tunde has spent almost 20 years in senior technical roles spanning financial services, energy, and entertainment industries. He utilizes his broad experience when working with customers to architect solutions that suit their requirements. He also anticipates their technological concerns to help accelerate deployment lead times and achieve fast time to value. Tunde is an extremely valuable partner and is critical in ensuring that customers get the most out of Behavox.

Tunde holds a B.Sc. in petroleum engineering from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

Tigran Petrosyan

Tigran Petrosyan

Head of DevSecOps Application Security

Tigran is a CISSP & CEH-certified information security professional with 20 years of experience in security architecture, security operations, governance, and systems engineering. He leverages his wealth of industry knowledge to ensure Behavox’s security controls support customer requirements.

Throughout his career, Tigran has played pivotal roles for companies operating in highly regulated environments, such as a PCI DSS-compliant payment card processing organization and World Bank’s innovative government infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Behavox, Tigran worked at Gameloft, a large mobile gaming company, where he led the information security team in managing cybersecurity for the company.

Tigran has an M.Sc. in computer security systems and informatics from the State Engineering University of Armenia.

Eugenio De Santis

Eugenio De Santis

Head of DevSecOps Infrastructure Security

Eugenio brings more than a decade of cybersecurity experience to the team with a career that spans financial services, aerospace & defense, and public healthcare. He oversees the security of our technology infrastructure, constantly enhancing and fine-tuning its security posture to protect our customers, product, and operations from ever-changing cybersecurity attacks.

Eugenio has led CERT (Computer-Emergency Response Teams) and cybersecurity teams at a number of complex organizations, such as Morgan Stanley, Leonardo, and Sogei. He has a complete understanding of how to develop, implement, and mature a mature cybersecurity program.

Eugenio has a B.Sc. in information technology from Sapienza Università di Roma.

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