About Kovrr

Kovrr financially quantifies cyber risk on demand.

Our technology enables decision makers to seamlessly drive actionable cyber risk management decisions.
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Meet the team

Kovrr is led by a team of (re)insurance professionals, cyber intelligence experts, catastrophe modelers, and experienced software developers.

Yakir is CEO of Kovrr. He started his career in the Israeli intelligence forces. Following his military service, he acquired multidisciplinary experience in software and hardware design, development and product management. For the past few years he has been focused on bringing cyber risk management solutions based on advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to the market. Yakir holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.

Yakir Golan

Chief Executive Officer

Shalom is chief product officer at Kovrr and a cyber data science expert. Throughout his career, Shalom has acquired unique expertise in cyber intelligence, threat modeling, risk modeling, machine learning and artificial intelligence. ‍ Shalom joined an elite Israeli intelligence unit and served for four years specializing in cyber. Following his military service, he joined Lacoon Mobile Security where he led the threat intelligence and threat modeling initiatives. In his last position before founding Kovrr, he led cyber threat intelligence and modeling efforts at Deep Instinct, developing a commercial detection engine product from scratch based on advanced artificial intelligence technology. Shalom holds a B.A. from the Open University of Israel.

Shalom Bublil

Chief Product Officer

Shai Yanovski boasts over two decades of expertise in cybersecurity, data science, and product management. As the current Chief Technology Officer at Kovrr, Shai brings a rich history of leadership, including pivotal roles at Explorium as VP of Data & Data Science and at Check Point Software Technologies, where he led the Machine Learning and AI division. His earlier contributions as a Data Scientist and researcher at Tel-Aviv University set the stage for his innovative approaches in the industry. With a proven track record spanning from startups to academia to leading tech firms, Shai's multi-faceted expertise positions him at the forefront of driving technological innovation and addressing today's pressing cybersecurity challenges.

Shai Yanovski

Chief Technology Officer

Amir is a director of product management at Kovrr and a cyber data science expert. Throughout his career, Amir has acquired unique expertise in cyber intelligence, threat modeling, risk modeling, machine learning and artificial intelligence. ‍ Amir joined an elite Israeli intelligence unit and served for five years specializing in cyber. Following his military service, he joined Lacoon Mobile Security where he led the threat intelligence and threat modeling initiatives. In his last position before joining Kovrr, he led cyber threat intelligence and modeling efforts at Check Point, developing a commercial detection engine product. Amir holds a B.Sc in computer science and cognitive science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Amir Kessler

Director of Product Management

Tom Boltman is VP of Strategic Initiatives at Kovrr. Prior to Kovrr Tom held senior leadership positions at a number of award-winning technology startups. He also spent 5 years as a Producer at CNN International. He has an MA in Counter-Terrorism and a BA Hons. in International Relations.

Tom Boltman

VP Strategic Initiatives

Freund began his 25-year technology and financial services career working with Fortune 100 companies. He has served in executive roles for three CRQ startups. He earned his Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University for research in disaster informatics and cyber resilience. Freund holds the CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, CIPP, PMP, and NACD.DC designations and is a graduate of the NACD Accelerate Program for Board Directors. Jack Freund is also the co-author of the foundational cyber risk quantification (CRQ) book Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach. Additionally, Freund is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM, a Fellow of the IAPP and FAIR Institute, and a Distinguished Fellow of the ISSA. He received the 2020 (ISC)2 Global Achievement Award, the 2018 ISACA John W. Lainhart IV Common Body of Knowledge Award, and the 2018 Nova Southeastern University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Jack Freund, Ph.D

Chief Risk Officer

Shane is an experienced sales and technology leader. He has experience leading large sales teams, channel organizations, customer success and being an individual contributor while also winning multiple presidents club awards. He also has experience from working in the VAR community in leading both sales and engineering. Before that he was introduced into the tech world by multiple positions in the end user space. From a computer operator, network administrator, network engineer and finally network architect. He believes curiosity is the key to success.

Shane Moore

VP of Sales

Peter Dyson has worked in risk and capital modelling for over 12 years and has joined Kovrr in July 2021. Peter joins us from his role as a senior manager at KPMG where he led insurance analytics projects and insurance modelling teams. He has gained a wealth of experience through senior modelling roles in the insurance industry, tackling cyber, catastrophe modelling, exposure management and capital modelling. ‍ His qualifications include a PhD in thermofluid modelling, and a passion for technology and analytics.

Peter Dyson

Head of Data Analytics

Amir is the director of engineering at Kovrr and has played an instrumental role in developing Kovrr’s cyber risk model. He currently leads Kovrr’s cyber modeling vision and strategy. Amir’s passions lie in statistical risk analysis and building out Bayesian, Probabilistic Graphical Models, and Monte Carlo simulations that best represent the cyber risk landscape. Before joining Kovrr, Amir worked as a design verification engineer at Apple, designing and developing simulation test plans for chip design. Amir holds a B.Sc in computer science and cognitive science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Amir Shur

VP of Research & Development

Naomi is Head of Marketing at Kovrr, a full stack marketer, and responsible for creating and driving the marketing strategy. Whether it’s through content, digital, or thought leadership, she’s on a 24/7 mission to help information security professionals better understand how they can link their cyber risk to business risk. Naomi holds a B.S. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. in Strategy Consulting and Business Development from Reichman University.

Naomi Ronen

Head of Marketing

Our Advisory Board

Gram Ludlow is a respected information security executive with over twenty years of security industry experience. Currently the SVP, Chief Information Security Officer for a global hospitality company, he has spent his career protecting some of the world's largest brands and networks. Gram specializes in building highly effective security programs and has held security leadership positions at Caterpillar, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, AGCO Corp and Flowers Foods. Gram is actively involved in advising and helping security startup and technologies companies, participating in several CISO advisory organizations and advisory boards.

Gram Ludlow

CISO Hospitality Industry

Philippe Vuilleumier has been with Swisscom for over 15 years and was named Head of Group Security in 2015. From 2008 until 2011, he was Head of Network & IT Operations at Swisscom Switzerland before being appointed CEO of subsidiary Alphapay. Mr. Vuilleumier has also held executive roles at Zurich Insurance Group, Equant, and IBM. Philippe presently serves on the Board of Directors of Electrosuisse and is engaged in numerous organizations connected to physical security and cybersecurity.

Philippe Vuilleumier

Head of Group Security, Swisscom

Andreas Wuchner is an experienced and recognized senior executive leader with over 25 years of experience including extensive international general management of global diversified businesses and a proven track record. He has held positions in Switzerland, Germany, USA, Australia and the United Kingdom. Andreas served as General Manager (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Head IT Security & Operations, Head IT Risk Control and Head IT Risk Management / Governance & Compliance for several large scale and international organizations including Novartis Pharmaceuticals, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Hewlett Packard. He also served on company advisory and supervisory boards helping cyber start-up organizations with his experience in Strategic planning, go-to Market activities, financing advice for seed funding and round A to C plus product/service design.

Andreas Wuchner

Dmitrity’s cybersecurity leadership experience goes back to 2007, while his rich IT industry experience goes back to 1998. In his 11 years at CyberArk Software, a leader in 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, Dmitriy helped grow the company until it went public, and beyond. He later became CyberArk’s cloud security architect during the development and launch of their first SaaS products. In 2018, Dmitriy left CyberArk and advised dozens of information security startups in product and go-to-market strategy. He has been serving in these advisory roles all while also fulfilling his duties as the CISO and CSO at Avid Technology, a comprehensive platform used by the world’s most prominent media & entertainment companies and award-winning artists to produce film, television, music content, and more—from creation to monetization.

Dmitriy Sokolovskiy

Dax Craig is the co-founder and president of Pie Insurance, a digitally enabled, direct workers compensation insurance company. Prior to founding Pie Insurance, he was the founder and CEO of Valen Analytics, a data science company that leveraged its large consortium data assets to help carriers price insurance policies more accurately and achieve lower loss ratios. Prior to founding Valen in 2004, Dax founded and led several successful technology companies. He currently serves on the executive advisory board of the University of Tulsa’s College of Business and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. Dax graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dax Craig

Co-Founder and President, Pie Insurance

John has over 20 years of ILS and reinsurance market experience. Prior to joining Cohen & Company, LLC, John, was Managing Partner at insurance and reinsurance linked investment management firm Twelve Capital. Additionally, John is President and Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Acquisition Corp.(NASDAQ: INSU), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination with a primary focus in the insurance, reinsurance or insurance related services sectors.

John Butler

Managing Director, Cohen & Co Asset Management

Hetul is Director for non-life consulting at Actuaries OnTap. He has extensive knowledge of the reinsurance industry gained through his 20 years’ experience working as an actuary and executive in the global reinsurance industry. His experience includes traditional actuarial areas such as pricing, reserving and capital management, as well as underwriting and financial planning. At both ACR and XL Catlin, he worked with all core functions giving advice that was both insightful and added value. He shaped and executed corporate strategy, implemented transformation projects and negotiated M&A deals. Hetul is also a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics.

Hetul Patel

Chief Actuary Officer, Liberty Mutual Re

Helen has worked within the insurance industry for over 12 years, with experience in statistical modeling and underwriting. Helen has recently joined Ki as a Portfolio Underwriter, leading the underwriting of the Casualty portfolio. Prior to joining Ki, Helen was part of the market leading cyber team at Brit, where she was responsible for the international cyber portfolio. Helen’s insurance career initially began within modeling, and was Head of Catastrophe Modeling at a large London syndicate, before moving to underwriting.

Helen Gemmell

Portfolio Underwriter, Ki Insurance

Visesh has over 20 years of experience as an Actuary and Chief Risk Officer in the insurance industry. He chairs the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Cyber Risk Working Party which provides guidance to actuaries and insurers on how to better understand and manage cyber risk. He is also Head of Actuarial at Medical Protection Society which covers the healthcare professions for clinical negligence. ‍ Visesh co-founded Shoal, which became part of Cyence, a cyber modeling start-up where he became Director of Actuarial and Risk and continued in this role after Cyence was acquired by Guidewire. Prior to working for Cyence and Guidewire, Visesh was Chief Risk Officer for Asta, a Lloyd’s of London Managing Agent, Actuarial Leader for Genworth and a Consulting Actuary for Deloitte and PwC.

Visesh Gosrani

Chair, IFoA Cyber Risk Working Party

David Clouston is a specialist in insurance and reinsurance catastrophe-risk, covering all forms of exposure-management, catastrophe modeling, project-management and IT systems. David served as Deputy Head of Catastrophe Risk at Lloyd's of London from 2011, and then as Head of Lloyd's Risk Aggregation division from 2016 to 2018. He left Lloyd's in 2018 to start a new venture called Pelagius, whose purpose is to help understand and manage catastrophe risk in the insurance sector and more widely. Pelagius offers a consulting and contracting service to re/insurers; pro bono work for projects related to education; and coaching in career & personal development within the corporate sector and privately. David has an MSc in Coaching and Behavioral change from Henley Business School. David is a regular speaker in the UK and internationally on modeling extreme events, regularly co-chairing (with Dr Federico Waisman) the Annual CAT Risk Management & Modeling Europe conference in London.

David Clouston

Catastrophe Risk & Mgmt. Exposure Executive

David Hallstrom is the National Cyber Advisor for USI Insurance Services where he consults with companies across varied industry sectors on Cyber, Media and Tech E&O risk. David has more than 30 years’ experience building successful technology E&O, professional liability and cyber insurance books of business at the carrier, broker, wholesale and MGA level. Immediately prior to joining USI, David was a Senior Vice President for Willis Towers Watson. David also served for eight years as Assistant Vice President, Cyber Line of Business Leader for CNA Financial Corporation, where he was responsible for worldwide Cyber underwriting strategy and profitability. David has previously served in leadership roles at Risk Placement Services, Zurich North America, Near North National Group and Aon.

David Hallstrom

Cyber Underwriting Specialist

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