Our founders have been in the security and infrastructure field since the late 1990s and friends since the mid-2000s. They wondered why email still had no mechanism to address its "original sin," which is the inability to authenticate the sender of an email. Without email authentication, domain owners have no control over how their organization name and domain address are used. And mail recipients are left on the defensive, never knowing for sure if the sender of a message is being impersonated and if they can trust an email.

The Leadership Team

Alexander García-Tobar

CEO & Co-Founder

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

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.

Mandeep Khera

Chief Marketing Officer

Mandeep Khera is responsible for all marketing functions at Valimail. He brings over two decades of experience in Software, SaaS, and Managed Services in the areas of security, IoT, Big Data, and Enterprise Applications. Before Valimail, Mandeep served as CMO for Arxan, VP of Marketing and Channel Sales for Daintree Networks, CMO at LogLogic, and CMO at Cenzic. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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 start ups on go-to-market best practices.

William Stephens

VP Product Management

A Stanford MA graduate, William brings 15+ years of product and technology leadership. He brings expertise in SaaS and Cloud technologies with a focus on Agile methodologies and strong software development practices. William has owned product within major companies such as PayPal, eBay, Golden Gateway Financial, Pay By Touch, and Accenture.

James Banares

Head of Talent

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.

Christopher Dailey

Director of Operations

Chris brings a degree in Finance & Economics from Towson University as well as a law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He has experience building sales operations and process from companies such as CertainSource, Altruik, SunGard, and Dmind Corp. He also founded a public benefit company focusing on marketing communications consulting with communities and small businesses.