Imperva – Why Work For Us?

Who We Are
Imperva is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises. Founded in 2002, we have enjoyed a steady history of growth and success generating $164 million in 2014, with over 3,700 customers and 300 partners in more than 90 countries worldwide.

We Protect What Matters Most
Imperva has a singular purpose: to defend your business critical data and applications from cyber attacks and internal threats. Our solutions enable you to discover assets and risks, then protect your most valuable information—such as intellectual property, business plans, trade secrets, customer and employee information, and the day-to-day data that drives your business. We also help you comply with the myriad of increasingly stringent data protection regulations and mandates, as well as enforce policies, entitlements and audit controls.

How We Do It
Traditional security is no longer enough. Perimeters may be your first line of defense, but they are also the most porous. And endpoint security cannot defend against intentional or unintentional malicious actions by internal users.

That’s where we come in. Imperva protects cloud applications, websites, files, SharePoint systems, critical databases, and Big Data repositories from cyber-attacks, theft, and fraud. Our technology provides visibility into data access and uses sophisticated client classification and user tracking that can detect unauthorized users and malicious web bots. We also employ a research team—the Application Defense Center--comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security to root out new attack methods and stop them before they reach you. So whether your critical information is on-premises or in the cloud, in your application, or a SaaS app, you can feel 100 percent confident that Imperva will protect your data where it resides and how it’s accessed.

Why Imperva?
While we work hard to protect your company’s information and help you comply with regulations, we provide even further value in our solutions’ flexibility and ease of use. What we bring to the table are three advantages that make our total value of ownership much greater than any other security and compliance system.

  • Fast to deploy with multiple deployment options
  • Easy to manage
  • Grows smarter over time as we keep up with cyber criminals

Our Commitment to You
According to recent reports cited by the White House, cyber attacks have increased five-fold since 2009, and these new threats will continue to escalate in frequency and ferocity. We are committed to supporting and working with you over the long run—helping you keep up with security and compliance challenges by focusing on what really matters. Your data and applications.

Be Part of a Big Cause

As an Imperva employee, you would be part of a group of talented and passionate people who are preserving the promise of openness and security in a hyperconnected world. If that sounds big, it is.

We're on the front lines every day making products that keep companies and organizations safe from today's criminal hackers and malicious insiders. We're deeply aware that without the ability to conduct business securely, the web-enabled enterprise, the promise of big data, and the Internet of Things will cease to be possible. Our work helps keep that promise alive.

Working at Imperva is as much being part of a cause, as it is being part of a company.

  • We move fast and decisively. We can't afford not to.
  • We believe that the work is its own reward.
  • We are not afraid to challenge others, defend our ideas, or tell it like it is, both inside and outside Imperva. It's how we move our company—and the industry—forward.
  • We demand a lot of ourselves and of each other. We wouldn't want it any other way.
  • We're deeply committed to our mission, to the larger cause, and to each other.

We're a true team that enjoys our work, and each other's company. We know how to have fun in an energizing and creative environment. If you are up for the challenge, let's talk.

Anthony Bettencourt, President & CEOAnthony Bettencourt

President & CEO

Anthony Bettencourt has served as our president, chief executive officer, and board member since August 2014. Anthony previously served as chief executive officer of Coverity Inc., a privately held company that develops and markets development testing solutions that assist software developers in detecting and fixing quality and security problems from November 2010 to March 2014, following Coverity’s acquisition by Synopsys, Inc. From January 2006 to October 2009, Anthony served as Senior Vice President of Special Projects at Autonomy Corporation plc. From 2003 to 2005, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Verity Inc., an enterprise search company and led the company through its acquisition by Autonomy in 2005.

Anthony currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Proofpoint, Inc., Formation Data Systems, and as the Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Blinkx, Inc. He also previously served on the board of directors of Versant. Anthony holds a B.A. in English from Santa Clara University.

undefinedTerry Schmid


As CFO of Imperva, Terry Schmid is responsible for finance, accounting, HR, and facilities functions. Terry brings more than 20 years of financial leadership to the company, including CFO roles in both public and private companies. His private company experience includes both venture backed and private equity owned enterprises. Prior to joining Imperva, Terry was CFO at Coremetrics which was acquired by IBM. Prior to Coremetrics, Terry was the EVP and CFO at Enterasys Networks. His earlier experience includes CFO at ONI Systems, Turnstone Systems, and The 3DO Company, as well as financial and consulting positions with Electronic Arts, Sun Microsystems, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). He holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BA in Economics from the University of San Francisco.

undefinedMichael D. Mooney

Chief Revenue Officer

Mike Mooney joined Imperva as Chief Revenue Officer in October 2014. He is responsible for Imperva’s worldwide regional and channel sales, as well as for sales development, maintenance and renewal functions. Mike joins Imperva from HP Autonomy. He started his tenure at Autonomy as Senior Vice President of Americas Field Operations, a role he held from 2006 through 2012, a year after the HP acquisition. Most recently, Mooney was responsible for Information Analytics and Big Data revenue, as well as for OEM and Federal revenue across all Autonomy divisions. Mike joined HP Autonomy in 2005 as a result of its acquisition of Verity, where he was Senior Vice President of Americas Field Operations from 2000-2005. Before Verity, Mike was Vice President of Sales for Adaptive Media; Vice President of Western Sales for Versant; and held sales and sales management roles for Alantec and CMC.

Kim DeCarlis, Chief Marketing Officer

Kim DeCarlis

Chief Marketing Officer

Kim DeCarlis has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since October 2014, where she is responsible for the entire marketing spectrum, including corporate marketing, communications, demand generation, product marketing and marketing operations. Kim previously led the worldwide marketing organization at BMC. Prior to that, she spent five years as the VP of Corporate Marketing at Citrix. Her experience also includes SVP of Product Marketing at Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), as well as marketing and sales roles at growth–oriented technology companies including Saba, Documentum, Xerox, and IBM. 

Kim currently serves on the Board of Directors for Watermark and actively volunteers for local community organizations. She is a graduate of Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

Tram Phi, SVP, General Counsel

Trâm T. Phi

SVP, General Counsel

Trâm Phi serves as Imperva’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of ArcSight, Inc., a provider of enterprise threat and risk management solutions, from January 2006 to August 2011. From September 2002 to May 2005, Trâm served in various positions at InVision Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of explosives detection systems, including the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel, prior to and following the acquisition of InVision by General Electric Company in December 2004. From 1995 to September 2002, she was an associate at Fenwick & West LLP, a high technology law firm. Trâm holds a B.A. in political science from San Jose State University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

undefinedMeg Bear

SVP, Cloud Services

Meg has served as SVP of Cloud Services since September 2015, where she has global responsibility for growing the portfolio of cloud services, including Imperva Incapsula, Imperva Skyfence, and Imperva ThreatRadar. Most recently, Meg was Group Vice President for Social Cloud at Oracle responsible for delivering an integrated global social suite. Previously, she held several product leadership roles within Oracle, including Vice President of Human Capital Management (HCM) Development and Senior Director of Development for Oracle PeopleSoft. Prior to joining Oracle via the PeopleSoft acquisition she headed up engineering at SmartDB Software and later at Saba. Meg is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Economics and Entrepreneurship.

undefinedBrett Hooper

SVP, People

Brett Hooper joined Imperva as Senior Vice President of People in June 2015. In this role, Brett oversees the development and implementation of the global human resources function at Imperva, including talent acquisition, human capital development, workforce planning and administration. Mr. Hooper joins Imperva from JDS Uniphase where he was SVP, Human Resources from 2006 to 2015 charged with successfully evolving the company’s talent strategy, including hiring, development, succession planning and performance evaluation, by prioritizing HR programs that aligned with business goals and improved employee productivity and engagement. Prior to that he served in the same capacity for Credence Systems Corporation, which he joined through the 2004 acquisition of NPTest where he held the role of VP, Human Resources and Communications. Earlier in his career, Hooper served in a variety of roles at Schlumberger including Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Investor Relations, and Human Resources Management. He holds a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.

undefinedSunil Nagdev

SVP, Worldwide Services & Support

Sunil Nagdev has served as our Senior Vice President, Worldwide Services and Support since December 2014, and is responsible for building and scaling the company’s services and support team. This is Sunil’s second time with Imperva; from April 2008 to January 2011 he was the company’s Vice President, Worldwide Services. Between Imperva appointments, Sunil was Senior Vice President, Global Services and Support with Coverity Inc., a provider of software quality and security testing solutions. Prior to his roles at Coverity and Imperva, Sunil was Vice President, Worldwide Professional Services and Technical Support for Tablus Inc., a leading provider of Data Loss Prevention solutions acquired by EMC; and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Professional Services and Technical Support with Verity Inc., and then with Autonomy Ltd. after its acquisition of Verity. Sunil holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Chico State University.

Mark Kraynak, Chief Product Officer

Mark Kraynak

Chief Product Officer

A veteran of the information security industry, Mark Kraynak is responsible for Imperva’s product strategy, business development, corporate development, and evangelism. In addition, both Imperva’s mainframe systems group and Skyfence, an Imperva company, report to him. Mark is a Board Advisor for Exabeam. Prior to Imperva, he led product marketing at Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., and held a position in marketing at CacheFlow (now BlueCoat Systems). Earlier in his career, he provided technology architecture consulting for Fortune 500 clients with Ernst & Young's Center for Technology Enablement. Mark holds a BSC in Electrical Engineering and English from Duke University, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Literature from American University.

Yaniv Shaya, SVP, Engineering

Yaniv Shaya

SVP, Engineering

Yaniv Shaya brings to his role as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Imperva more than 15 years of experience in software development management, product definition, team leadership and project management. Yaniv joins Imperva from HP Software/Mercury where he was Director, research and development of the Performance Testing and Change Control product lines. Prior to his work at HP Software he was VP R&D at Orsus Solutions. Yaniv had served in the Intelligence Technology unit of the Israel Defense Forces as an officer and system engineer. He earned an MBA, Cum Laude from Tel Aviv University and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

Amichai Shulman, CTO

Amichai Shulman


Amichai Shulman is Co-Founder and CTO of Imperva, where he heads the Application Defense Center (ADC), Imperva's internationally recognized research organization focused on security and compliance. Amichai regularly lectures at trade conferences and delivers monthly eSeminars. The press draws on Amichai’s expertise to comment on breaking news including security breaches, mitigation techniques, and related technologies. Under his direction, the ADC has been credited with the discovery of serious vulnerabilities in commercial Web application and database products including Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. Amichai has appeared on CNN, in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, BBC, and Sydney Morning Herald. Prior to Imperva, Amichai was founder and CTO of Edvice Security Services Ltd., a consulting group that provided application and database security services to major financial institutions including Web and database penetration testing and security strategy, design, and implementation. Amichai served in the Israel Defense Forces, where he led a team that identified new computer attack and defense techniques. He has B.Sc and Master’s Degrees in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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    Work hard, play hard - Successful Company that's Growing fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
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    Fast growing company experiencing great success - ambitious leadership team that predicts 40% growth. The cyber security market is noticing Imperva and has high expectations that the company intends to meet, if not exceed.


    It's busy and you will work hard here, which you are rewarded for in pay, equity, benefits and PTO.

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Imperva (Redwood Shores, CA).


    I applied here for an entry-level position through an employee referral. The phone call with the recruiter and the hiring manager was standard and I was called for an on-site interview. I interviewed with the hiring manager, the VP of customer support, VP of tech support and their architect. Being a newbie, I was very tense at first. The Hiring manager was very friendly and his questions were geared mostly towards accessing my personality-fit with the position. He had already asked a bunch of the technical questions during the phone interview so he didn't do that again. The VPs were great to talk to and they mostly talked about their process and work culture. There were a few personality-fit questions. I struggled through the entire 45 minute round with the architect. He had a straight face with no expression and asked me highly technical, product specific problem scenarios which I had no clue how to answer. I think he wanted to see how my problem solving approach was. Finally, I met with the recruiter who told me that she would get back with the feedback and next steps in a few days. The overall experience was good until this point. I waited a week and then reached out to the recruiter a few times to get an update. I never heard back from them. I then reached out to my buddy who worked there and had a close working relationship with the hiring manager to see if he can help me get an update. I was shocked to hear what my friend told me about my application there. Apparently, they all liked me and the hiring manager at redwood shores had to get a buy-in from his counterpart in Israel as the two teams work very closely. The manager in Israel had a problem with my religion and pushed back on my hiring. Hence they decided to not look at my application as it was causing friction between the two teams already. This was very disappointing as the people at the office were very smart and nice and I would not have expected this from a company here in the US.

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TiE 50 , TiECon, 2009

Additional Info

Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (IMPV)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV), is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company's SecureSphere, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives - in the cloud and on-premises - and comply with regulations. The Imperva Application Defense ... More

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