Imperva – Why Work For Us?

We Put Security Where It Matters Most

At Imperva we’re focused on one thing: closing the dangerous gap in today’s enterprise security that leaves your business vulnerable to attack, theft, and fraud.

What we do is called data center security. What we deliver is a new layer of protection that keeps the high-value applications and data assets in your physical and virtual data centers safe, yet accessible. And what we’re pioneering is a third pillar of enterprise security designed specifically for the modern, hyperconnected world.

Traditional Defenses Are No Longer Enough

Back when networks were closed, hackers were merely pranksters, and websites were simply digital brochures, blocking intruders with endpoint and network security was sufficient.

But times have changed. Today’s more open and online enterprise gives almost anyone “help yourself” access to assets in your data center. What’s more, governments, criminals, and hacktivists have displaced pranksters and are targeting your critical applications and data assets with sophisticated, frequent, and large-scale attacks.

Predictably, endpoint and network defenses are strained by these new realities; they were designed for a different time and a simpler threat. The proof is in the headlines: despite huge investments in the latest anti-virus software and next-gen firewalls, companies are still getting hacked. What’s needed is a security solution that can block threats while allowing easy, appropriate access to the data assets essential to building and running your business.

We Add a Third Pillar to Close the Gap

Endpoint and network solutions are the first and second pillars of enterprise security, but you can’t conduct business safely without the third pillar: data center security.

Our approach simply makes sense. Rather than focus on the infrastructure, we add a layer of protection that directly surrounds the applications and data assets targeted by today’s hackers and malicious insiders. With a comprehensive, integrated security platform built from the ground up for the data center, we provide the visibility and control you need to:

  • Neutralize threats such as attack, theft, and fraud from both outside and inside the enterprise—without adding complexity or slowing down the business.
  • Quickly and cost-effectively achieve regulatory compliance.
  • Reduce risk with automated, repeatable processes.

And whether your data centers are physical, virtual, or off-premise and in the cloud, we have you covered. In addition to our SecureSphere platform, we further extend data center security across the cloud through our two Imperva companies:

  • Skyfence – an Imperva company focused on providing organizations with comprehensive visibility and control over the use of cloud apps
  • Incapsula – an Imperva company focused on protecting external production applications via cloud-based delivery of WAF and DDoS Protection Services

Protecting your assets in the modern world requires a third pillar of enterprise security. Let us show you how we stop threats where it matters most—your data center.


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.

Shlomo Kramer, Chief Strategy Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Shlomo Kramer

Chief Strategy Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Shlomo Kramer is an entrepreneur and security industry visionary. From inception and until August, 2014 Shlomo was the president and CEO of Imperva (IMPV) He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Strategy Officer. Shlomo has been honored with various awards, including CEO of the Year by SC Magazine in 2008, one of 20 luminaries who changed the network industry by Network World in 2006, and was recently inducted into the InfoSecurity Hall of Fame in April 2013.

With a passion for creating and fostering successful enterprise IT-focused businesses, Shlomo is also the co-founder of Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) and a board director and an early investor in a number of security and enterprise software companies including WatchDox, Lacoon Security, TopSpin Security, Exabeam, and FundBox. His previous investments include Skyfence (IMPV), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), Trusteer (IBM), Worklight (IBM), Business Layers (CA), and Digital Fuel (VMware). He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and computer science from Tel Aviv University.

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.

Jason Forget, SVP, WW Field Operations

Jason Forget

SVP, WW Field Operations

As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, Jason Forget drives alignment, enablement, and accountability across the direct sales, channel sales, sales development, services, and customer success teams. His depth of experience at Imperva and other security industry firms gives him the unique insight to be able to scale Imperva Field Operations to meet the growing demands of the data center security market. Jason joined Imperva in 2006 from IMlogic, Inc. (acquired by Symantec) where he was Director of Sales Operations. At IMlogic, he created and managed the SMB sales and operations organizations. Prior to IMlogic, Jason was Director of Worldwide Sales Operations at Netegrity (acquired by Computer Associates) where he developed the global sales operations process and methodology. Prior to Netegrity, he held finance positions at P&G and John Hancock Financial Services. Jason earned an MBA from Bentley University and a BS in finance and marketing from Northeastern 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.

Michael D. Mooney, Chief Revenue Officer

Michael 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.

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.

Terry Schmid, CFO

Terry 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.

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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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Imperva (Redwood City, CA) in February 2015.


    I was referred by a current employee and applied through the website. I was contacted by the recruiter who was very professional and easy to speak with. My next step was a phone interview with the hiring manager who was also very enjoyable to speak with. I was given a project to complete and present to three people for my first onsite interview. I felt like this meeting went well and I was asked to demonstrate skills and knowledge of processes. The questions I was asked were very relevant to the position and showed that the rest of the team had a deep understanding of visual communication best practices. The next step was another onsite interview with three more members of the team which I felt went very well At that point I had already received an offer from another company. The hiring manager was not ready to make a decision so I accepted the other offer. My overall impression of the marketing team was very positive and it is a place that I would have liked to work.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (IMPV)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Imperva, pioneering the third pillar of enterprise security, fills the gaps in endpoint and network security by directly protecting high-value applications and data assets in physical and virtual data centers. With an integrated security platform built specifically for modern threats, Imperva data center security provides the visibility and control needed to neutralize attack... More

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