Tufin appoints new CEO, predecessor retiring after 19 years
Tufin has appointed Raymond Brancato as CEO, effective immediately.
Raymond has more than 27 years of experience developing and executing go-to-market strategies in the technology industry and will be taking the lead role at the company to guide it through its next phase of growth and beyond.
He succeeds Ruvi Kitov as CEO, who is retiring from the role after 19 years of dedicated leadership.
Kitov will continue to serve on Tufin’s Board of Directors and as a senior advisor to Brancato during the transition and to the company on an ongoing basis.
Having served as Tufin’s Chief Revenue Officer since January 2021, Brancato was previously the CRO of leading visual AI platform company AnyVision (now Oosto) and General Manager, Business Unit Sales at CA Technologies.
As CEO, Brancato will be focused on driving company-wide growth, acceleration and scale through investments in technology, people, and go-to-market, while continuing the transition to a subscription-based revenue model and maximising the opportunities in Tufin’s rapidly evolving market.
“It is an exciting time for us at Tufin, and I am thrilled to guide the company through the next stage of its growth and success,” Brancato says.
“As companies work to achieve digital transformation goals, their networks increase in complexity and become more fragmented.
“With ‘the office’ being redefined over the past few years, it has become even more critical for network and cloud security teams to move faster and safer to keep pace with business agility demands.
“We are the leader at helping organisations easily visualise, define, and enforce a global security policy across complex cloud and on-premises networks, automating network access changes, and delivering continuous compliance.”
Tufin also announced an expansion of its executive team, adding Scott Tucker as Chief Financial Officer and Brian Gladstein as Chief Marketing Officer, while promoting Jeff Wilmot to Chief Revenue Officer and Shay Dayan to the role of SVP of Products and Engineering.
Tucker most recently served as Vice President of FP&A and Sales Operations at Acoustic, a leading provider of marketing cloud and analytics, and Gladstein joins the company after serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing at cybersecurity audit and compliance company A-LIGN. Wilmot was previously Tufin’s Vice President of Americas Sales, while Dayan most recently served as the company’s VP of R&D.
“I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at Tufin, and I have full confidence in Ray’s ability to take Tufin to even greater heights,” Kitov says.
“Ray’s strong track record means that our product will continue to lead the industry, our customers will continue to succeed, and our employees will continue to be the foundation of what makes Tufin so great.
“He is very attuned with the strong culture we have built over the years, and is dedicated to ensuring it continues to grow and thrive.”