Our team

Valimail is a place where our people and culture are a paramount part of our success

Our team members come from various backgrounds, and we foster and celebrate thoughtful and creative ideas from wherever they emerge. We enjoy a highly-collaborative and high-velocity environment where our team members continuously grow and develop themselves.

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Engineering

Valimail engineers get the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by improving on the core communications platform used by more than 3.8 billion people every day: Email. The engineering team are the builders of our amazing platform – exercising the craft of code in everything they create.

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Product

Our product team is focused on enhancing and delivering our product and building on its value to our users. From managing product roadmaps, to producing quality design, to assessing our product impact to our users – our product team, in partnership with our engineering team, build our technology to great heights.

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Marketing

Our marketing team is the core of developing presence for Valimail. From positioning & messaging, to digital programs, events, communications, sales enablement, and overall market awareness – our marketing team is critical to bringing awareness to the impeccable Valimail technology and the importance of what we do. Our marketing team is comprised of specialists from various industries who lend their unique abilities to making sure Valimail’s brand is powerful.

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Customer success

Valimail’s customer success team owns the full lifecycle of a client’s journey with Valimaily. From when a prospective client is considering our technology, to when they’re onboarding and turning on our products for the first time, to making sure client needs are continuously met – our customer success team ensures each one of our clients get the most from Valimail and continues to be delighted.

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Sales/BD

Our sales and business development teams are focused on getting our technology out to prospective clients and partners. They are specialists with our solution and align your business needs with our products and solutions. Our sales and BD teams are passionate representatives of our technology and strive to get our anti-phishing solutions to as many people as possible.

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People operations

Our people operations team owns the mission of ensuring our people are enabled to be their best, optimized with the right tools for success, and in an environment where they can flourish. The team comprises of recruiting, HR, IT, as well as facilities/office operations. The people operations team strives to be the heartbeat of the company and has a commitment to ensure all of our people are heard and well taken care of.

Leadership

  • Alexander Garcia-Tobar
    Alexander García-Tobar
    CEO & Co-founder, Valimail
    Alexander García-Tobar
    CEO & Co-founder, Valimail

    A serial entrepreneur and global executive, Alexander has been CEO at two previous firms and has run global sales teams for three companies that went IPO. He held analyst and executive positions at leading research companies such as The Boston Consulting Group and Forrester Research along with Silicon Valley startups such as ValiCert, Sygate, and SyncTV.

    Peter Goldstein
    Peter Goldstein
    CTO & Co-founder, Valimail
    Peter Goldstein
    CTO & Co-founder, Valimail

    Peter is an MIT and Stanford trained technologist who has worked in a variety of software verticals including security, enterprise, email, and video. He has built products and teams at a number of large technology companies such as RSA Security and Perot Systems, as well as at small startups like Tout, Securant, and Swapt.

    Robert Dunn
    Robert Dunn
    Chief Financial Officer
    Robert Dunn
    Chief Financial Officer

    Robert has nearly three decades of experience working with over a dozen technology companies. He has built the entire G&A function multiple times, advised startups from infancy, overseen a range of financing rounds as well as seeing firms through successful acquisitions four times, most recently VMware’s $375 million acquisition of Wavefront.

    John Lindner
    John Lindner
    SVP of Global Sales
    John Lindner
    SVP of Global Sales

    John has an extensive track record of driving rapid revenue growth at innovative technology companies. Most recently, John led sales and business development for the Americas at ThreatMetrix. John’s team delivered over 75% of the company’s revenue, contributing to the $830 million acquisition by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2018. Prior to ThreatMetrix, Lindner served in executive positions at Solariat, IBM, Celequest, and Inktomi.

    David Appelbaum
    David Appelbaum
    Chief Marketing Officer
    David Appelbaum
    Chief Marketing Officer

    A seasoned software-marketing executive with 25 years’ experience across a variety of technology areas. David is an award-winning innovator in the use of social media and digital mediums for B2B marketing. His campaigns have been covered in the NY Times, AdWeek, across social media & Hollywood. Throughout his career, David has helped to generate billions of dollars through acquisition and IPOs.

    William Stephens
    William Stephens
    VP of Product
    William Stephens
    VP of Product

    William brings nearly 20 years of experience leading product and engineering teams in the Financial Services. During that time, William led product development for one of the first biometric based payment processing platforms. Co-founded a start-up, Golden Gateway Financial, which provided Reverse Mortgage services. While at PayPal, William led the redesign and implementation of all platform services and capabilities, micro-services and a hybrid cloud architecture. As Vice President of Product of Valimail, William defines and leads product development and strategy. When not working, he is doing one of two things: golfing or spending time with his two young boys, Dominic and Gabriel.

    Steve Mock
    Steve Mock
    VP Business Development
    Steve Mock
    VP Business Development

    Steve has a history of building profitable companies. He’s built 6 early-stage technology companies—one that has gone IPO, 2 that have gone to acquisition, and 2 that have remained profitable including InfoBlox, Metric Insights, and IP Infusion. He’s also been an advisor within the VC community and advises startups on go-to-market best practices.

    James Banares
    James Banares
    VP, People Operations
    James Banares
    VP, People Operations

    James heads our Talent and People function and brings years of recruiting and HR experience growing startups and Fortune 500 companies. He’s scaled organizations and built global recruiting teams at the seed-stage to post-acquisition with companies such as Pivotal, Nitro, FiveStars, Safeway, and various companies in the hospitality industry.

Board of directors

  • Alexander García-Tobar
    CEO & Co-founder, Valimail

    A serial entrepreneur and global executive, Alexander has been CEO at two previous firms and has run global sales teams for three companies that went IPO. He held analyst and executive positions at leading research companies such as The Boston Consulting Group and Forrester Research along with Silicon Valley startups such as ValiCert, Sygate, and SyncTV.

    Peter Goldstein
    CTO & Co-founder, Valimail

    Peter is an MIT and Stanford trained technologist who has worked in a variety of software verticals including security, enterprise, email, and video. He has built products and teams at a number of large technology companies such as RSA Security and Perot Systems, as well as at small startups like Tout, Securant, and Swapt.

    John De Santis
    Chairman and CEO, HyTrust

    John De Santis is a company builder with experience in networking, network operations software, data center infrastructure software, identity management, and security. He has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, software development, and general management at venture-backed technology start-ups as well as public companies.

    Prior to HyTrust, he was VP, Cloud Services for VMware, Chairman & CEO of TriCipher (acquired by VMware), a venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at Trident Capital, and CEO of Sygate (acquired by Symantec).

    Brian Melton
    Partner, Tenaya Capital

    Brian focuses on enterprise investments, including infrastructure and application software. He enjoys helping teams navigate the challenges they face as they build their companies. Brian co-founded Tenaya Capital, and prior to that was a partner at Lehman Brothers Venture Partners. Brian holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. from Wake Forest University.

    Jason Pressman
    Managing Director, Shasta Ventures

    As a Managing Director at Shasta Ventures, Jason is an active investor in enterprise cloud computing and mobility, commerce, open source software, SaaS, security and social networks. Jason is Shasta’s lead investor in and currently serves on the Boards of Valimail, CloudPassage, Glint, Leanplum, Nextdoor, Smule, and Zuora, among others. He is also responsible for numerous past investments with successful exits.

    Prior to joining Shasta in 2005, Jason was VP, Strategy and Operations at Walmart.com, where he took the online retailer from zero to large scale revenue in five years.