Leadership Team

Meet Synack’s
Leadership Team

Jay Kaplan Chief Executive Officer

Former Hacker @NSA, Red Team / IR @ DoD. @Forbes 30 Under 30, @SFBJ 40 Under 40, @SFBusinessTimes Upstart 50.

Dr. Mark Kuhr Chief Technology Officer

Former Hacker and Tech Director @NSA, Systems Engineer @ DoD. Reformed Ph.D. and avid supporter of @Auburn football.

Michael Chao Chief Financial Officer

Experienced finance, accounting and operations leader. Alumni of @Coalfire, @eBay, @VailResorts, @KPMG and other companies. Partnered with @OneCarlyle, @apax_partners, Veritas Capital and other financial sponsors. Chair of @UCLAMQE Advisory Council.

Claire Trimble Chief Marketing Officer

Cybersecurity Marketer. 17 year @Cisco veteran. Formerly @Lastline, @Illusive, @Fortinet and @Oracle. Working mother and diversity advocate.

Alex Luttschyn Chief Revenue Officer

20+ years of Sales and Sales management @VMware, @Pivotal, @EMC, @Greenplum, @Sun. Focused on delivering valuable business outcomes using advanced technologies.

Peter Blanks Chief Product Officer

30+ years experience ideating, designing and developing products in retail, finance, insurance, and cyber security industries. Passionate about customers, and creating products that solve important issues.

Melissa Lightbody Chief People Officer

People Exec. Formerly blitzscaled @Sonder, @MachineZone, and @Trulia. Passionately building inclusive cultures.

Steve Soper General Counsel

Former corporate attorney @lathamwatkins. Loyal @CalFootball fan & long time supporter of @Arsenal. JD @UCLA, BA @UCBerkeley.

Wade Lance Global Field CISO

Cybersecurity thought leadership and ice climbing junkie. 25 years of technology productization and creative story-telling. Formerly @CounterTack, @Acalvio, @CyberProof, @Illusive.

Synack’s Board Members

Jay Kaplan Synack CEO and Co-founder
Dr. Mark Kuhr Synack CTO and Co-founder
Ted Schlein General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Glenn Solomon Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Gary Steele CEO, Splunk Inc.
Derek W. Smith SVP, F5 Security and GM of Shape Security
Rashmi Gopinath General Partner, B Capital
Tom Mawhinney General Partner, Icon Ventures
Jeanne Tisinger Member of the Board of Directors C5 Capital
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