President & CEO
Co-founder and Chief Product Officer
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel
Chief Marketing Officer
Vice President, Product Management
Larry Link brings more than 25 years of executive experience creating, building and managing profitable enterprise technology businesses. Most recently, Larry served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW). Prior to his role at Palo Alto Networks, Larry was SVP of Sales for Silver Peak Systems and ran Worldwide Sales at Neoteris from inception through its acquisition by Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR). In addition to his role at Cequence Security, Larry serves on the board of directors at CloudPassage, DB Networks and Squelch. He earned a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University.
Over the last 10 years, Ameya Talwalkar has built strong engineering teams specializing in enterprise and consumer security in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Madrid, Pune, and Chengdu. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Director of Engineering at Symantec, where he was responsible for its anti-malware software stack that leverages network Intrusion prevention and behavior and reputation technologies, and anti-virus engines. Under his leadership, Symantec developed an advanced version of network intrusion prevention technology that blocks more than two billion threats a year. Ameya holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai’s Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE).
Shreyans Mehta is an innovator in network security and holds several patents in the field. Before co-founding Cequence Security, he was Architect and Technical Director at Symantec, where he led the development of one of the most advanced network security platforms and intrusion prevention technologies based on real-time packet inspection and cloud-based big data analytics. It’s responsible for detecting more than half of the billions of threats that Symantec identifies every year. Shreyans has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Mischa Travers is Cequence Security’s CFO and General Counsel and brings over 20 years of experience in finance and legal roles across a range of organizations. Prior to joining Cequence, he was CFO and General Counsel at NF Squared Healthcare Acquisition, a special purpose acquisition company focused on the life sciences sector, and a partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he advised technology companies on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, corporate governance, strategic partnerships, and SEC reporting and compliance issues. Previously, he was an investment banker focusing on the software industry at Credit Suisse First Boston and a derivatives trader and merger arbitrageur at Cutler Group, LP. Mischa holds a JD degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Varun Kohli is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Cequence. He was earlier the CMO of Feedzai, a fintech unicorn where he created a new category on #RiskOps. Before that, he was at Symantec where he led a team of 50+ marketers responsible for Global Demand, PMO and Strategic Marketing for the $2.4B Enterprise Business. Varun has held leadership positions in marketing, product management, and product development at both startups and large companies, and is on the advisory board of many startups. Both he and his work have been featured in major publications such as Daily Mail, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, MarketWatch, and USA Today. Varun has appeared in broadcast outlets such as NBC’s The Today Show, MSNBC, FOX, Kron4, ABC, and CBS.
Varun has been a part of multiple successful exits - 8 out of 10 companies he has worked at were either acquired or went IPOs - Skycure (acquired by Symantec/Broadcom), IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco), CipherTrust (acquired by Secure Computing/McAfee/Intel), ArcSight, which was acquired by HP after being the only company in the valley to go IPO in 2009. Varun earned his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside and studied marketing at the University of California, Berkeley.
Subbu Iyer leads the product management team at Cequence Security, providing the interface between customers, data scientists, and engineering. He works closely with customers and internal users to define the product strategy and roadmap that keeps the Cequence products at the cutting edge of API security. Before joining Cequence Security, Subbu led product management teams at Oracle, Bluebox Security and Zscaler.
Independent Board Member