Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Afonso is the CTO and co-founder of Suavei. An author of three books, Afonso is a strategic planner and focused problem-solver. He has been building and selling cybersecurity products for 20 years – for companies like McAfee, Websense, Qualys and Tenable.
Afonso earned a Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico.
Chief Client Officer
Michael Wiser is a veteran in the cybersecurity industry, an experienced executive as well as a product guru. His track record includes accomplishments at Tivoli, IBM, Citadel, which was bought by McAfee, and then Symantec.
Mike is a results-oriented business leader with vast experience building and transforming teams in the security solutions industry utilizing related experience, training, and proven track record in making a positive contribution and leading Teams to achieve success.
Throughout Mike’s career, he has delivered results that maximize company resources and contributing predictably to the business. Mike drives a blended pragmatic approach focusing the organizations on solving customer problems that customers are willing to pay for while coordinating with cross-functional teams to deliver strategy, business plans, and P&L contribution.
A frequent speaker at CxO roundtables, VAR, government and industry security events, Mike, is regarded as an authority on distributed security having advised leading Wall Street firms, Fortune 500 companies, and the U.S. government’s most classified agencies on overall security architecture, indent management, mobile workspace, vulnerability management, encryption and data loss protection.
Vice President, Sales
Derren is a enterprise SaaS leader with more than 25 years of experience helping startups succeed across cybersecurity, AI, DevOps, and CDN markets. Before joining Suavei, he contributed to several companies achieving successful IPO or acquisition (SuccessFactors, Serena, StarBase, Ignite, and Jamf.) He leads high-performing teams that focus on creative problem solving and delivering customer-centric results.