Meet our team of
We bring extensive experience from across the software and blockchain security space, 20% of our employees hold PhDs in formal verification methods.
Mooly Sagiv is a leading researcher in formal verification. He co-founded Certora to scale formal verification to secure smart contracts. Mooly is a recipient of numerous prestigious academic awards, including the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, ACM fellow, and the Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator, member of European Academy of Science.
Shelly has an extensive background in formal verification. She is also an experienced software engineer who spent 5 years at Check Point. Shelly is the lead author of the isolation technique for ensuring the correctness of modular reasoning.
Chief Product Officer
Nurit holds a PhD from Tel Aviv University in Static Code Analysis. She is the author of 13 academic papers and 35 patents. She was a CSO at Panaya, a static-analysis company acquired by Infosys and a research manager at KayHut. Nurit has extensive experience in static and dynamic analysis of low-level bytecode, and hands-on experience in transferring ideas from research to robust products.
VP Code Security
Amit is a cyber security expert with a decade of experience in vulnerability research and exploitation and currently leads the security research team at Certora. Amit who holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science, has founded and directed award-winning security research groups.
VP of Research & Development
John Toman received his PhD in 2019 from the University of Washington. His research focuses on bringing the power of automated verification to real-world, industrial settings. John’s award-winning, impact-focused research has been published at several top conferences in the field.
VP of People
Idit has many years of experience in People leadership and OD roles in global leading hi-tech and financial firms including Freescale and Arm. She has proven ability for adding value to the business through HR strategies that support the achievement of business objectives. Idit has a B.Sc. in Psychology and M.Sc. in Organizational Behavior, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Principal Researcher & Team Lead
Chandrakana has a PhD in Programming Languages and Software Engineering from University of Washington. During her PhD, she focused on developing DSLs, compilers, and program synthesizers for computational geometry. Her work has won several awards including an Adobe Fellowship and a POPL Best Paper Award.
Chief Cloud Architect
Shachar is a professional Cloud Architect and is leading Certora Cloud and UI team. He has many years of experience in leading architecture teams both in professional services firms and corporate, helping businesses to build and design solutions on AWS. Shachar holds B.Sc. in Information Systems.
Head of Marketing
David has extensive experience as a marketing leader in the blockchain space. Most recently he held a senior marketing position at Chainlink, before which he led marketing for OpenZeppelin.
Business Development and Growth
Sofi has been working in the industry for a few years now. She was part of Babylon.finance, a DeFi protocol, and before that, she worked at Open Zeppelin. She is all about exploring new things. In her free time, she has been learning data science and now solidity.
Johannes is enthusiastic about security startups and believes that a strong product, backed by an enthusiastic and versatile team can have a massive impact. Originally, he studied mathematics but then found his passion in code analysis, because he is convinced that it can solve many of today's challenges in security. He has been working in the areas of code analysis for almost a decade now and finished his PhD in 2019.
Co-Founder, President & Chairman of the Board at StarkWare
Co-founder and president of StarkWare, a technology company that uses cryptographic proofs to solve blockchain's two biggest problems: scalability and privacy.
Entrepreneur, operating executive, and investor or advisor to private companies such as Airbnb, Coinbase, Checkr, Gusto, Instacart, OpenDoor, Pinterest, Square, Stripe, Wish.
Founder & CEO at Aave
Stani Kulechov is the founder and CEO of Aave, the leading decentralized peer-to-peer lending platform.
Entrepreneur & Investor
Balaji S. Srinivasan is an American entrepreneur and investor. He was the co-founder of Counsyl, the former Chief Technology Officer of Coinbase, and former general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Cyber Security Entrepreneur
Serial cyber security entrepreneur combining business acumen and strong technological background. Founded and led several cyber companies to successful exits, including Entercept (acq. McAfee).
Professor of Computer Science, UC Berkeley
American computer scientist, and professor of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the leader of the Extensible Internet Group at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California.
Co-Founder & CEO at StarkWare Industries
Uri is a co-founder and CEO at StarkWare and a member of its Board of Directors. He has a B.Sc. (Magna cum Laude) in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
Moti Rafalin co-founded vFunction and serves as its CEO. He brings over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software market to his role, with a focus on infrastructure, applications, and security.
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