Valimail Expands Leadership Team With Enterprise Tech and Security Talent

As it makes significant moves to recruit and retain top-notch talent, Valimail announced today two key additions to its executive team: Mandeep Khera and William Stephens.

Mandeep Khera joins Valimail as chief marketing officer. He brings over 20 years of technology marketing experience including over a decade in cybersecurity. Previously, Khera was the CMO at Arxan, focused on mobile application protection. As CMO of Valimail, Khera will lead the development of the company’s product positioning, market strategy, go-to-market execution, demand generation, and all other marketing functions. Mandeep brings deep expertise in the cybersecurity industry with experience in Web application security, managed security services, SIEM, and mobile application security. He also led marketing and channel sales functions in IoT, another industry suffering from authentication woes. He was also been involved in contributing to the cybersecurity community including his role as a chapter leader for OWASP Bay Area for three years and currently serving as an advisory board member of Diabetes Technology Security Standard (DTMoSt).

William Stephens joins the company as vice president of product. William comes with a strong track record of building large-scale platforms and products with security at the forefront. Previously the director of product management at PayPal, Stephens was a key member of the platform leadership team responsible for shaping and managing strategy and execution across the company’s platform capabilities: cloud services, platform as a service, security, and scalability. Stephens brings more than a decade of experience in product management roles at enterprise technology and financial technology companies. At Valimail, Stephens will define and drive the execution of our product vision and strategy.

Valimail is fast emerging as one of the most significant players in the email authentication and security space. Its team has more than tripled since the start of 2017, reflecting the strength and growth of the company’s underlying business, and the company has 10 open positions (in engineering, sales, customer success, and marketing).

In addition to these hires, Valimail has deepened its advisory bench:

  • Izak Mutlu, the former VP information security officer of, joins the Valimail board of advisors. A respected cybersecurity expert, Mutlu is also the former president of the Bay Area CSO Council.
  • Steve Cooper, the former CIO of the Department of Commerce and a current partner with Fortium Partners, has begun advising Valimail on its outreach to U.S. federal agencies. In addition to his work at Commerce, Cooper has also held CIO roles at the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Corning, and the American Red Cross.

Valimail provides the first and only truly automated email authentication solution for brand protection and anti-fraud defense. Valimail’s patented, standards-compliant technology provides an unrivaled one-click solution for DMARC enforcement to stop phishing attacks, increase deliverability, and protect organizations’ reputations. Valimail authenticates billions of messages a month for some of the world’s biggest companies, in finance, government, transportation, health care, manufacturing, media, technology, and more. The company is based in San Francisco. For more information visit

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