Forter has announced the appointment of Eran Vanounou as chief technology officer (CTO) to lead the company’s next stage of product development and innovation. In this role, Eran will oversee Forter’s data, precision, and engineering teams.
Vanounou’s appointment further deepens Forter’s leadership bench following Sharda Caro Del Castillo and Scott Schenkel joining the company’s board of directors. The news comes on the heels of Forter earning a top-50 spot on the Forbes Cloud 100.
Vanounou brings over 25 years of technical development, analytics, and enterprise software experience to Forter. Prior to this role, Vanounou served as CEO of Varada, a big data analytics startup, where he led the company to its successful acquisition by Starburst. Prior to Varada, Eran served as LivePerson’s CTO [NASDAQ: LPSN] and before that he led product and engineering teams at companies such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle, and NICE Systems.
“Forter’s well established leadership in the digital commerce space is indisputable. I’m thrilled to join such a seasoned team that has reshaped how businesses think about trust in digital commerce, and using its deep understanding of identity to fight fraud, delight customers and operate at scale,” said Vanounou.
“Eran’s expertise in leading high-performing teams will be critical as we double down on our commitment to product excellence,” said Michael Reitblat, CEO and co-founder, Forter. “We invest heavily in innovation and Eran will help ensure our portfolio stays ahead of fraudsters and at the forefront of our market.”
Vanounou will take the place of Forter’s former CTO Iftah Gideoni, who is retiring.