WE’RE HERE TO HELP.

We know good security is hard, and we’ll do everything we can to make it easier. Our vision is to secure Linux everywhere, and as such, we’re committed to working with our customers to find their path to proper security.

Our Story

Vali Cyber‭, ‬Inc‭. ‬was founded in 2020‭ ‬with the mission of addressing the specific security needs of Linux and its derivatives‭. ‬By‭ ‬focusing on creating a Linux-first security solution with increased efficacy and reduced Total Cost of Ownership‭ (‬TCO‭), ‬we created the ZeroLock platform‭. ‬Our approach puts clients in control of their hypervisor‭ ‬&‭ ‬Linux security by reducing analyst and computational overhead‭, ‬while simultaneously ensuring uptime with state-of-the-art AI behavioral techniques to detect and stop threats and automated file rollback to restore your most critical data in seconds‭. ‬Imagine detecting and fully remediating a ransomware attack in real-time‭…‬that dream has become reality‭.‬

Our Mission

  • Secure workloads effectively by preventing breaches via lockdown rules and AI/ML detection
  • Minimize resource impact of security, saving costly computer assets for real work
  • Simplify time to deploy and manage, across all Linux environments from cloud to the edge
  • Automate wherever possible, enabling rapid recovery from incidents and reduced burden on security team

LEADERSHIP, BOARD, and ADVISORS

Anthony J. Gadient

Anthony J. Gadient

Austin Gadient

Austin Gadient

Sean Singleton

Sean Singleton

Martin Rinard, PhD

Martin Rinard, PhD

Mark Rossi

Mark S. Rossi

Sarah Achour, PhD

Sarah Achour, PhD

Robert J. Parker

Robert J. Parker

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, PhD

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, PhD

Stephen Beckett

Stephen Beckett

Mark Danckert

Mark Danckert

Fritz Yoder

Fritz Yoder

Norman Sadeh

Norman Sadeh

Steve Fredrick

Steve Fredrick

Rich Lunak

Rich Lunak

Andy Rabin

Andy Rabin

Paul M. Bernard

Paul M. Bernard

Anthony J. Gadient

CEO & Cofounder

  • Founder/Cofounder 3 startups – Voci Technologies, Renovis Surgical, Neolinear
  • $250M in successful exits
  • PhD CMU, MBA WSU, BSEE UVA

Austin Gadient

CTO & Cofounder

  • Expert in Linux Security. Former Team lead for USAFA hacking team Delogrand and former member of MIT hacking team Galhacktic.
  • Published research on Control Flow Integrity and Automated Exploit Generation.
  • BS Computer Engineering United States Air Force Academy, S.M. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science MIT

Sean Singleton

Board Member

  • Partner and VP of Business Development at America’s Frontier Fund
  • Fortune 200 company leadership experiences with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • U.S. Air Force Acadamy Graduate—Integrity First. Service Before Self. Excellence in All We Do.

Martin Rinard, PhD

Advisor

  • Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
  • Chairman Scientific Advisory Board

Mark S. Rossi

Chairman

  • Founder Cornerstone Equity Investors
  • Cornerstone has invested in excess of $1 billion in more than 120 companies through venture, growth and buyout financings. Portfolio companies in the technology space have included Micron Technology, Dell Computer, and Linear Technology

Sarah Achour, PhD

Advisor

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board

Robert J. Parker

Board Member

  • Former SentinelOne CFO
  • Successfully raised over $500M in helping to drive SentinelOne to it’s IPO

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, PhD

Advisor

  • The Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board

Stephen Beckett

VP, Engineering

  • Founder/Cofounder 3 startups – OpenSpan (Acquired 2016, Pega Systems), Cliffstone, Witness Systems (IPO 2002)
  • Expert in OS kernels and reverse engineering, patents in code injection/interception, remote location monitoring and non-programmatic software development
  • BS in Engineering from Virginia Tech

Mark Danckert

Executive VP, Sales

  • Over 20 years of sales and go-to-market experience in network infrastructure, application delivery, firewall, cloud and endpoint security solutions
  • Pre-IPO sales leadership roles at Palo Alto Networks, Carbon Black and SentinelOne

Fritz Yoder

VP, Customer Success

  • Cofounder – Cliffstone, early employee of OpenSpan and Witness Systems
  • 35 years of delivering groundbreaking technologies to enterprises such as Dell, HSBC, Capital One, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and scaling to hundreds of thousands of machines
  • Experienced in building support and customer success organizations that delivered an outstanding customer experience

Norman Sadeh

Advisor

  • Founder Wombat Security Technologies acquired by Proofpoint Inc. for $225M
  • Professor of Computer Science & Co-Founder of the Privacy Engineering Program at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Technical interests include cybersecurity and privacy, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things

Steve Fredrick

Observer

  • Serves on the board of the National Venture Capital Association
  • BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech
  • Focuses on investments in software and services with a particular interest in security and big data
  • Has been on the board of prior Grotech portfolio companies including Voci Technologies, BlackLynx, Parsley, ThreatConnect, and Two Six Labs

Rich Lunak

Observer

  • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Riverfront Ventures
  • Entrepreneur and technology executive who successfully scaled several robotics and software companies
  • Former or current board member of CoverMyMeds, Trellis-Rx, Softwriters, Aesynt, Othot, Micro Merchant Systems, Kaarta, and American Textile Company
  • BS in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from University of Pittsburgh

Andy Rabin

Board Member

  • Co-founder and General Partner of 412 Venture fund focused on companies with a strong connection to Pittsburgh
  • Entrepreneur in Residence, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Former VP CTO of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting 3,400+ U.S. hospitals and 110,000+ providers

Paul M. Bernard

Advisor

  • MBA, Finance and Entrepreneurship from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Bachelor’s, Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island
  • Seasoned C-suite executive with success in scaling tech firms to profitable exits; notably as CEO of CallMiner, CFO/COO of EqualLogic, and CFO of Carelnsite
  • Orchestrated over $500M in capital raising, managed $100M+ in acquisitions, and $2B+ in sales
  • Held strategic roles at Thinking Machines, Compugraphic, GCA Corporation, BayBanks, and State Street Bank

CISO ADVISORY BOARD

At Vali Cyber, we believe in on-going learning, seeking constant feedback, and always staying informed on the latest technical impacts companies and individuals are facing. As such, we formed our CISO Advisory Board (CAB) to help us ensure that our tech responds to your needs.
Sara Griffith
CISO Advisory Board Member

Sara Griffith

Alex Wood
CISO Advisory Board Member

Alex Wood

Julie Chickillo
CISO Advisory Board Member

Julie Chickillo

Paul Kay
CISO Advisory Board Member

Paul Kay

Sue Lapierre
CISO Advisory Board Member

Sue Lapierre

Todd Christensen
CISO Advisory Board Member

Todd Christensen

Brenden Smith
CISO Advisory Board Member

Brenden Smith

Carl Steeves
CISO Advisory Board Member

Carl Steeves

Awwab Arif
CISO Advisory Board Member

Awwab Arif

Brett Cumming
CISO Advisory Board Member

Brett Cumming

Dan Sheehan
CISO Advisory Board Member

Dan Sheehan

Michelle Wilson
CISO Advisory Board Member

Michelle Wilson

Rob Dalzell
CISO Advisory Board Member

Rob Dalzell

CISO Advisory Board Member

Sara Griffith

CISO Advisory Board Member

Alex Wood

CISO Advisory Board Member

Julie Chickillo

CISO Advisory Board Member

Paul Kay

CISO Advisory Board Member

Sue Lapierre

CISO Advisory Board Member

Todd Christensen

CISO Advisory Board Member

Brenden Smith

CISO Advisory Board Member

Carl Steeves

CISO Advisory Board Member

Awwab Arif

CISO Advisory Board Member

Brett Cumming

CISO Advisory Board Member

Dan Sheehan

CISO Advisory Board Member

Michelle Wilson

CISO Advisory Board Member

Rob Dalzell