DeviceLock Management Team
Vitaly Shipitsin - CEO
A successful entrepreneur, Vitaly holds an EMBA from Stockholm School of Economics and an undergraduate degree from Moscow Technical University of Telecommunications and Informatics. He was instrumental in the development and growth of “Stels” an importer of high-end designer furniture and cabinetry from European Companies. The founding CEO of DeviceLock, Vitaly has been the company’s primary seed investor since inception and has guided the company through its early growth phase. Vitaly manages worldwide operations, finance and investor relations for the company.
Ashot Oganesyan - Founder & CTO
Born in 1974, Ashot studied Mathematics at Moscow State University of Electronics and Mathematics. He saw the market need and opportunity and created the very first freeware version of DeviceLock software in 1995. He launched the commercial version of the product and founded the company in 1996. Today, with over 66,000 customers and 4 million endpoints deployed worldwide, he coordinates all software development for the company and guides the overall strategic vision and product development roadmap.
Vladimir Chernavsky - Executive Vice President, Americas Operations
With over 20 years in the software industry, Mr. Chernavsky served as founder and chief executive officer of Kaspersky Labs Customized Solutions, Inc. He also served as Commercial Director of Kaspersky Labs where he was instrumental in building their U.S. business from the ground up. He contributed significantly to Kaspersky becoming the major player that it is today in the IT security market. He holds a Masters Degree in Marketing from Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics in 1998.
Alexei Lesnykh - Vice President, Product Strategy & Business Development
Helping software startups internationalize and grow their businesses since the mid-90's, Alexei is expert in product mgmt. and mktg. in network and endpoint security, public key infrastructure, authentication and identity management, and VoIP. As an executive analyst developing product and business strategies for international high-tech companies and VC funds, he spent over five years as Dir. of Prod. Mktg. and Prod. Mgmt. with TrustWorks. He holds an MS CS degree from Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (MIET) in Zelenograd, Russia.
Guido Kinzel - Managing Director, DeviceLock, GmbH - Düsseldorf, Germany
Mr. Kinzel started his career in the IT sector as a programmer and systems analyst and worked on UNISYS mainframe computers (A-Series) for 14 years. In 1998 he founded his own company, the IT system house “InSyst GmbH” based in Ratingen, Germany. In 2005 he became a DeviceLock distribution partner and in 2008 he founded the German affiliate of the company, “DeviceLock Europe GmbH” where he’s served as managing director since September 2008.
Flavio Sangalli - Managing Director, DeviceLock, Srl. - Milan, Italy
Flavio joined DeviceLock in 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Politecnico University of Milan. Earlier in his career he spent over twenty years in various sales and marketing roles with: General Motors, Investronica (Spain), Swift (Canada), Prym Fashion (Germany), YKK (Japan) reaching the level of Worldwide Sales & Marketing Manager. Today Flavio is the Managing Director of DeviceLock’s business in Southern Europe based in Milan, Italy.
David Matthiesen - Director, Strategic Accounts – Americas
Prior to joining DeviceLock in 2008, David was co-founder of Avatier Corp., a leading Identity and Access Management company where he was the top revenue producer for six years and served many other strategic management roles. Earlier he was a network and desktop standardization consultant at PacBell (now AT&T). He’s also served as a senior technical analyst and network software engineer for Chevron. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in Business Administration and MIS from Washington State University.