Vera Strengthens Executive Ranks with Chief Financial Officer and Senior VP of Engineering
CFO Sam Wolff and Senior Vice President of Engineering Wesley Yeremenko Bring Distinguished Track Record to Scale and Accelerate Worldwide Growth
PALO ALTO, Calif. (January 4, 2018) – Vera (vera.com), the trusted standard for securing and sharing enterprise data, today announced two key executive hires. Sam Wolff has joined the company as its first Chief Financial Officer and Wesley Yeremenko joins as Senior Vice President of Engineering. These two seasoned leaders bring decades of experience scaling some of Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing and most innovative businesses, and their leadership will help guide Vera through its rapid year-over-year growth. With a continually expanding customer base spanning the Fortune 500, Vera’s momentum continues to accelerate across multiple verticals including media and entertainment, design and manufacturing, and financial services as top firms seek better solutions to protect their most valuable content.
“At Vera, our mission is to enable our customers to protect their most critical information and intellectual property everywhere and always,” said Ajay Arora, CEO and Co-founder of Vera. “To reach that goal, we’re upgrading our ability to scale both our organization and our technology, and we’re thrilled that Sam and Wesley are joining the team. With Sam’s deep experience building durable SaaS businesses and Wesley’s proven ability to build internet-scale solutions, we’re well poised to become the next great cybersecurity company.”
As CFO, Wolff will lead all financial aspects of the company and will be instrumental in building the multifunctional, strategic, and financial operating plans required to define the company’s corporate strategy. With a diverse background in finance, investor relations, and strategic planning, Wolff brings nearly two decades of financial leadership experience to Vera, most recently serving as the CFO of Birst, where he oversaw all financial functions and was closely involved in business strategy and operations through their acquisition by Infor. Prior to Birst, Wolff was CFO at BlueKai, a data marketplace and SaaS data management platform acquired by Oracle.
“Vera has a phenomenal opportunity ahead of it to transform the data security market and redefine how enterprises protect their most valuable data,” said Sam Wolff, Chief Financial Officer at Vera. “It’s a very exciting time to be joining a company with such potential. I look forward to working with Ajay and the rest of the leadership team as we embark on Vera’s next stage of growth.”
With a track record specialized in delivering high-scale, high-visibility SaaS systems for nearly 20 years, Wesley joins Vera from Adobe Primetime. During his time at Adobe, Wesley led architectural and operational guidance for the world’s largest media events, from the Olympic Games to the Super Bowl, and the US Elections. Prior to Adobe, Wesley served as the first VP of Engineering at OpenDNS, the ultra-scale DNS service. Wesley is a recognized technologist and brings his passion for scaling software, both as an engineer and fearless leader, to Vera.
“Vera has a truly unique and seamless approach to data-centric security, which is what makes it well positioned to becoming ubiquitous across the enterprise,” said Yeremenko. “The engineering team is top notch and I was immediately impressed with their ability to think deeply and execute well at rapid pace. I’m excited for the opportunity to work alongside our CTO Prakash Linga and lead the engineering team as we continue to revolutionize information and data-centric security at global scale.”
Since its launch in 2014, Vera has helped some of the world’s leading companies, such as Capital One, Cisco, and MetLife improve collaboration without sacrificing control. Only three years later, Vera is poised for another breakthrough year coming on the heels of debuting new products bringing scalable email security to businesses worldwide and raising over $50 million. Vera also won Best Cloud Security Solution by SC Media at RSA and ranked amongst other notable security vendors in the 2017 Gartner Market Guide for Information-Centric Endpoint and Mobile Protection.
Vera is a next-generation data security company enabling businesses of all sizes to secure, track and share any kind of data, no matter where it’s stored or located. With robust policy enforcement, strong encryption and strict access controls, Vera’s data-centric security solution enables employees to collaborate freely while ensuring the highest levels of security, visibility and control. For more information, visit www.vera.com