Vanta was founded in 2017, in the wake of several high-profile data breaches that shook our collective faith in internet businesses. Online security was only becoming more important, but we knew firsthand how hard it could be for fast-growing companies to invest the time and manpower it takes to build a solid security foundation.
We started by automating security monitoring for compliance certifications like SOC 2, HIPAA, and ISO 27001. But that’s just the beginning. Vanta’s vision is to restore trust in internet businesses by enabling companies to improve and prove their security and compliance posture to their customers, prospects, and partners.
Christina Cacioppo is the CEO and co-founder of Vanta, a leading security and compliance platform backed by Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator. Previously, she led product management for Dropbox Paper. She is based in San Francisco and enjoys running and reading in her spare time.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Aileen leads Vanta's marketing team. She's spent her entire career in B2B software marketing, including 7 years with Atlassian where she led a variety of GTM functions. In her spare time, she's likely running trails, seeing live music, or eating Mexican food.
If you could be on one reality TV show what would it be?
A home renovation show - I recently built and designed a home from the ground up, and would absolutely do it all over again!
Eric leads Vanta's sales teams. He's spent the past decade in B2B sales, after first earning two engineering degrees and co-founding two startups of his own. In his spare time, he likes boxing, DJing and basking in the Venice Beach sunshine.
What is one skill you would love to learn?
I’d love to learn how to dunk a basketball.
Matt Spitz joined Vanta to help companies practice better security. Previously, he co-founded and led Dropbox's NYC office, started a company, and has built and scaled diverse engineering teams solving complex product and infrastructure challenges. He lives in San Francisco and rides his bike to work.
If you could be on a TV show which would it be?
Star Trek. Probably The Next Generation but Deep Space Nine would be cool, too.
Kaitlin leads Vanta's Customer Experience organization. She's spent 12+ years in tech, building and scaling customer facing teams at Yelp and Intercom, though her roots in customer experience run deep as a teenaged barista and, later, a double decker bus tour guide. She loves to talk fast and clear out a to do list, as well as slow down and teach yoga. She's a proud mom, wife and dog obsessive.
How do you feel about llamas?
As a Vantan, I love them though I do have a soft spot for their cute cousin the Alpaca.
Boris leads Vanta's product and design teams. Prior to joining Vanta, Boris led product teams at Flexport and was the Head of Product at MoPub, which was acquired by Twitter in 2013.
If you could be on a game show which would it be?
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
Ari Shahdadi is currently the Head of Operations & Business Development at Vanta, where he leads the Legal, HR, Revenue Ops, and Business Development teams. For the past decade, Ari has been an executive leader for technology startups including Capsule Corporation, Enigma Technologies, BuzzFeed, and Tumblr.
Julie leads Vanta's Talent Acquisition teams. Prior to joining Vanta, Julie led several different recruiting teams at Dropbox and Facebook, overseeing diverse teams focused across all kinds of roles and locations. A Seattle native, in her spare time, Julie is likely spending time with her family, writing, or exercising.
If you could be on a game show/reality TV show, which would it be?
Probably a cooking show of some kind - cooking is a favorite pastime of mine!
Christian started his career in accounting at PwC before transitioning to Finance at Dropbox. There he joined and eventually led Revenue FP&A working through an IPO, a few acquisitions, and ARR growth from a couple hundred $M to over $2B.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
If I could travel anywhere, I would visit Machu Picchu. I love hiking and adventuring and Machu Picchu has a great combination of archaeology and stunning views (and I could see a few llamas along the way!)
Rob leads Vanta's internal security program. He has spent almost 8 years in the security industry, including time as a penetration tester, an early hire on Robinhood's security team, and a Y Combinator backed founder. Rob enjoys camping with his wife and two dogs, cooking, and drinking good bourbon.
If you could be on a reality TV show, which would it be?
90 Day Fiance, as a friend who stirs up unnecessary drama
We think that codifying and living by these principles ultimately brings us closer to our mission.
We always start with customer needs, not internal constraints. By putting our users first, we’re more likely to solve their most significant security problems.
We acknowledge how each person is responsible for Vanta’s overall success and default towards transparency so Vantan’s can do their best work.
We learn from the world and people around us to understand a problem space. Then we tackle the problem in a hypothesis-driven way.
We make decisions based on frameworks, not impulses. This helps us accelerate and improve decision making and articulate the “why” behind what we choose to do.
Join our diverse team of smart, respectful, and passionate individuals.
Our corporate headquarters where the majority of our team is located
Our newest office is growing
These days, we work successfully from anywhere
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