Who we are

Organizations protect the sensitive documents they are aware of, but out-of-sight documents are left unprotected and may fall into the hands of insiders and hackers. DocAuthority solves this by automatically discovering and accurately identifying unprotected sensitive documents, thus enabling a broad yet business-friendly security policy.

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Steve Abbott

CEO

Steve Abbott
Steve Abbott is DocAuthority’s CEO, driving its strategy and business. Prior to DocAuthority, Steve was the CEO at Ionic Security, 2012-2016, leading the transition from a browser encryption tool for consumers to the world’s first encryption as a service provider at internet scale. Steve helped build a world class team, with customers predominantly from the F100 with support from some of the world’s finest Venture Capitalists – raising $125M+ to build a pioneering solution to protect data from cradle to grave. During the four years at Ionic, Steve realized that customers consistently struggle with identifying the most important data to be managed and protected. This led to his interest in joining forces with the team that built the first DLP solution – recognizing that DocAuthority had found an ingenious way to solve the identification and data governance issue – it seemed the perfect project to support Steve’s passion to make information controlled & protected proactively.

Steve started his career at Symantec. After 6 great years he left to join PGP Inc. staying on through an acquisition by Network Associates, where he built the OEM business that later led to the IPO of mcafee.com. Steve’s history includes executive roles at Vantive and PortAuthority. In both cases leading to successful strategic acquisitions by Peoplesoft and Websense respectively. PortAuthority had the distinction of being the World’s first DLP solution. Steve’s dedication to true Internet privacy led him to be a founding member of the team that acquired PGP back from Mcafee, where he ran global sales for 6 years, helping to make PGP a gold standard.

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Ariel Peled

CTO

Ariel Peled
Ariel Peled is a co-founder and the CTO of DocAuthority. Ariel is a pioneer in the information security software market and was the first to introduce a DLP product and file DLP patents. In 2000 Ariel founded PortAuthority, which was later acquired by Websense. The DLP product Ariel developed at PortAuthority is still a major piece in Websense’s offering, eight years after the sale. Earlier Ariel held various positions at Microsoft. In 2006, Ariel founded Nogacom, an Automatic Document Classification company, and served as its Co-CEO until May 2010. Ariel filed 25 patents, was the Founder and CEO of PUBLICi (2011-2013) and served as the president of Israel’s ISSA chapter from 2003 till 2012. Ariel holds a B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from the Technion.
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Itay Reved

VP of R&D

Itay Reved
Itay is an experienced technology expert with a proven execution track record in developing networking and enterprise products. Prior to co-founding DocAuthority, Itay served as VP R&D at Panoramic Power Ltd, where he had built the company’s SaaS product and built and lead the engineering efforts. On 2015 Panoramic Power was acquired by Direct Energy for $60M. Prior to Panoramic Power, Itay led a large government R&D organization, developing unique IT and data-center solutions. Earlier Itay served as an R&D manager at P-Cube Inc, developing inovative DPI networking solution. On 2004 P-Cube was acquired by Cisco Systems for $200M. Itay holds a B.Sc. EE degree with honor from the Technion and an MBA degree from Tel-Aviv University.
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Ronen Smooha

BOD Member

Ronen Smooha
Ronen Smooha is a former Microsoft executive and veteran of the Israeli software industry. Ronen combines business development skills, enterprise sales experience, innovative field marketing knowledge and strong technical background.
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Alex Katz

BOD Member

Alex Katz
Alex Katz is a partner and the Chief Financial Officer at ff Venture Capital (ffVC). He has been working with seed-, early-stage and growth companies for over 30 years. As a CPA and an attorney, Alex manages the firm’s accounting and legal operations, investment processes, regulatory compliance, and the establishment and implementation of other policies and procedures. Alex also manages the firm’s Finance Acceleration Suite, which provides ff Venture Capital’s portfolio companies with a broad range of financial services, including: management reporting; FP&A services; annual tax and financial reporting; payroll; general ledger; accounts payable/expenses tracking; and accounts receivable/revenue tracking. He also has experience serving as a board member and/or adviser to numerous ffVC companies.
Prior to ff Venture Capital, Alex practiced law with Mesirov Gelman and was a founding partner of Katz and Miele, LLP, a tax and corporate law specialty firm. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Fastener Distribution and Marketing Company, Inc., a $21m industrial supply company, and was responsible for driving its strategy of obtaining market share through internal growth and five external acquisitions. In addition, Alex was Chief Financial Officer of Lenape Dynamic, Inc., a $15m metal forging company, and was responsible for dramatically increasing that company’s operating margins. He has also worked as a Certified Public Accountant.
Alex earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University and a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law.
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