Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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.

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.

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.

Dionne Chingkoe

PRINCIPAL, 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.

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.

Emmanuel Benzaquen

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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, 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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