Who We Are

About Checkmarx

We empower the largest enterprises to secure their applications from code to cloud.

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We Are The Leader in Enterprise Cloud-Native Application Security

Securing the applications critical to enterprises’ digital transformation and business growth, from the data center to the cloud. 

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Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader 

Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ ,
2024

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Return on Investment

Forrester Consulting, Total Economic Impact™ of Checkmarx One 2024

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Customers in 70 Countries

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Fortune 100 Organizations

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“Our vision at Checkmarx is to elevate AppSec from a necessity to a strategic advantage, ensuring enterprises excel in a world of digital transformation.”

Sandeep Johri

Checkmarx CEO

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What Our Customers Say About Us

See why enterprises trust our approach to AppSec to secure their business-critical applications.

“Checkmarx One definitely checks all my boxes from a security standpoint and has a great interface that’s engaging and easy to use. Some of the solutions we considered were more complicated. With Checkmarx One, it’s easy to get right to the problem with little to no learning curve.”

“Incorporating Checkmarx’s technology has revolutionized our development culture. It’s more than just technology; it serves as the foundation of our security strategy, ensuring that our applications are secure by design.”

“The success of our AppSec program can be directly attributed to the tooling, processes and support provided by Checkmarx managed services. Our mission revolves around providing secure and compliant lottery and gaming applications and services to our clients around the globe, and with Checkmarx SAST, SCA and associated components enhanced by their stellar service support, we deliver on this promise with confidence and certainty.”

“After nearly nine years of using Checkmarx’s SAST, CGI’s journey has been one of seamless integration and consistent satisfaction. The last three years have been particularly smooth, reflecting the solution’s reliability and our successful partnership.”

“After reviewing the Checkmarx platform, I’m not sure how Veracode is able to exist while being at a similar price point.”

“Checkmarx’s execution is impressive; it’s brought all the products under one cloud platform”

“By Far The Best AppSec Tooling Decision We Have Made!!”

“We were thrilled to find Checkmarx, which helped us improve the SLA for identifying and remediating risk, reduce risk and the number of vulnerabilities, and eliminate high- and meduim-risk issues.”

“Checkmarx made security team and developers life easier.”

Case Studies

Market leaders choose Checkmarx.

Who We Are

  • Leadership
  • Board of Directors
  • Investors
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Sandeep Johri

Chief Executive Officer

Sandeep has spent many years in Silicon Valley as an executive, founder, strategic advisor and investor. He most recently served as CEO of Tricentis, which he led for seven years from an early-stage startup to a global leader of continuous-testing software solutions.

Previously, Johri held senior management roles at HP, where he created and implemented the strategy to grow the software division from $600 million in revenue to category leadership and $3.5 billion in revenue.

Johri has been the founder of several VC-funded security startups such as Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Determina and Bluelane (both acquired by VMware).

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Maty Siman

Chief Technology Officer

Maty Siman is the Chief Technology Officer at Checkmarx. As the company’s founder, he has been instrumental in overseeing its technology and product strategy from the very beginning, helping customers achieve their goals of developing and releasing more secure software.

Maty has more than 15 years’ experience in software development, IT security, and source code analysis. Previously, he worked for two years at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office as a senior IT security expert and project manager. Additionally, he spent six years with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he was elected to the STAR excellence program and taught several consecutive sessions for their prestigious application development course, Mamram.

Maty regularly speaks at IT security conferences, including RSA and Black Hat, and has been CISSP certified since 2003.

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Shmuel Arvatz

Chief Financial Officer

Shmuel Arvatz is the Chief Financial Officer at Checkmarx. He oversees the company’s global financial and IT business functions.

With more than 25 years of experience spanning large software companies, Shmuel has managed global finance and accounting operations as well as led initial and secondary public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and significant sales transactions for a number of companies.

Before joining Checkmarx, Shmuel served as CFO at Allot Communications, a leading provider of security and monetization solutions. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as CFO at ClickSoftware.

Shmuel earned his BA in economics and accounting from Bar-Ilan University.

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Kobi Tzruya

Chief Product Officer

Kobi Tzruya is the Chief Research and Development Officer at Checkmarx. In this role, he is responsible for setting and executing the company’s R&D strategy and direction.

With more than 24 years of technical experience, Kobi specializes in executive management, solution deployment and adoption, and project management, as well as overseeing customer success and support, sales engineering, and quality assurance.

Prior to joining Checkmarx, Kobi served as Chief Operating Officer at m—wise for nearly nine years, where he led sales and business development.

Kobi earned his master’s in information technology and marketing as well as his bachelor of science in industrial engineering from Tel Aviv University.

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Amit Daniel

Chief Marketing Officer

Amit Daniel is the Chief Marketing Officer at Checkmarx, heading marketing strategy and execution to support the company’s continued growth. She is a marketing leader with over two decades of experience working with global high-tech companies in multiple sectors and at various stages in their life cycles.

Before joining Checkmarx, Amit worked as CMO of Cognyte, a leading global investigative analytics software company. She led teams of marketers and business development experts responsible for strategy, product marketing, regional marketing, sales enablement, employer branding, internal communications, demand management, and more.

She has also held leadership positions in marketing, product management, and partner sales at several B2B companies.

Amit holds an MBA degree from Northumbria University, UK.

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Yigal Elstein

Chief Revenue Officer

Yigal is a seasoned enterprise software veteran with 20+ years experience in spearheading and leading sales organisations to drive revenue growth and over achieve.

His track record ranges from early-stage VC- and private equity-backed software companies to large public companies driven to increase market share.

Prior to Checkmarx, he served in leadership positions at Tricentis, ServiceNow, BMC, Mercury Interactive (Acquired by HP), Turbonomic (Acquired by IBM) and Perfecto Mobile (Acquired by Perforce). His expansive experience in heading direct sales, partner and services organizations contributes to his multifaceted leadership.

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Einat Zuk

Chief Human Resources Officer

Einat Zuk is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Checkmarx. Einat is a seasoned HR Executive and Advisory Board member, with over 25 years of global experience in high-tech growth companies. She has served in senior executive roles, working with all levels of management and the Board of Directors. She is passionate about achieving concrete business goals through good HR strategy and people empowerment.

Einat spent a large span of her career as the SVP HR for Mellanox Technologies, a pioneering computer networking products company, from its very early days until it was acquired by NVIDIA for $7 billion in 2020. She built, developed, and expanded all HR disciplines through the life cycle of the organization, as well as built and managed global, multi-disciplinary teams.

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Tarim Wasim

Partner, Hellman & Friedman

Tarim is a Partner at Hellman & Friedman. He focuses on investments in software, internet and business services. He’s also currently on the board of Genesys, SimpliSafe and Sprinklr. He was formerly a Director at Renaissance Learning, Internet Brands and AlixPartners.

Prior to joining H&F, Tarim worked at Bain Capital and Bain & Company in Boston. Tarim has a BA from Dartmouth and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Stephen Ensley

Partner, Hellman & Friedman

Stephen is a Partner at Hellman & Friedman. He is on the Operating Committee of Genesys, a Director of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Checkmarx, and was formerly on the Board of Directors of CarProof and Sheridan Healthcare and active in the Firm’s investments in Sprinklr, Applied Systems and AlixPartners.

Stephen joined H&F in 2009 and prior to H&F, worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Industrials groups at J.P. Morgan in New York. Stephen has a BA and and MS from Stanford University.

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Deepak Advani

Partner, Hellman & Friedman

Deepak Advani is Partner of the private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. He works on value creation initiatives with the portfolio companies in the software sector, with emphasis on cloud, data science and cyber security. He is a Director of Applied Systems and Checkmarx and was previously a Director of Renaissance Learning and OpenLink Financial. Prior to H&F, Deepak spent nearly 20 years in the software and technology sector with IBM, where he led several large, strategic IBM software businesses in the areas of Commerce, Cloud, Internet of Things and Predictive Analytics. Deepak also served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer and SVP of eCommerce for Lenovo.

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Dionne Chingkoe

Parnter, Insight Partners

Dionne works with Insight’s portfolio companies to help them grow. In addition to Checkmarx, she serves on the board for Jama Software and observes on the boards of Exclaimer, CentralReach, SonarSource, and Anaqua.
Previously, Dionne worked in Global Business Operations at Google, acquiring and growing customer business in both major and emerging markets.

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Art Heidrich

Board Observer

Art Heidrich is based in San Francisco, where he helps lead and support TPG’s investment activities in software and enterprise technology across its private equity platforms. Art currently serves on the boards of Boomi, Digital.ai, Sauce Labs, WellSky, and Wind River, and has been involved with investments in Advent Software, C3 AI, Checkmarx, Eze Software, IMS Health, RefleXion Medical, Sonatype, SunGard Data Systems, and Vertafore. Prior to joining TPG in 2011, Art worked in the technology investment banking group at Morgan Stanley, where he advised on and executed M&A and corporate finance transactions. He received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a BA in Economics from Stanford University.

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Emmanuel Benzaquen

Founder, Checkmarx

Emmanuel Benzaquen is the Chief Executive Officer at Checkmarx. Leading Checkmarx since its inception in 2006, he has helped shape the company from vision to reality in pioneering and bringing software security solutions to companies all over the world.

Benzaquen’s career spans Silicon Valley and Israel for more than 25 years. Prior to Checkmarx, he held numerous leadership positions in the enterprise software, IT, and semiconductor industries for companies including Virage Logic (acquired by Synopsys), Argonaut RISC Core (which completed its IPO in 2000), Embedded Performance, Inc. (acquired by Mentor Graphics), and Illuminator (acquired by Dell EMC).

Benzaquen earned his MBA and Master of Science degrees in International Business and Electrical Engineering, respectively.

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Maty Siman

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Maty Siman is the Chief Technology Officer at Checkmarx. As the company’s founder, he has been instrumental in overseeing its technology and product strategy, helping customers achieve their goals of developing and releasing more secure software.

Siman possesses over 15 years of experience in software development, IT security, and source code analysis. Previously, he worked for two years at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office as a senior IT security expert and project manager. Additionally, he spent six years with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), where he was elected for the STAR excellence program and taught several consecutive sessions for their prestigious application development course, Mamram.

Siman regularly speaks at IT security conferences, including RSA Conference and Black Hat, and has held the CISSP certification since 2003

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Sandeep Johri

Chief Executive Officer – Checkmarx

Sandeep has spent many years in Silicon Valley as an executive, founder, strategic advisor and investor. He most recently served as CEO of Tricentis, which he led for seven years from an early-stage startup to a global leader of continuous-testing software solutions.

Previously, Johri held senior management roles at HP, where he created and implemented the strategy to grow the software division from $600 million in revenue to category leadership and $3.5 billion in revenue.

Johri has been the founder of several VC-funded security startups such as Oblix (acquired by Oracle), Determina and Bluelane (both acquired by VMware).