Executive Team | Leadership | HyTrust


HyTrust’s executive management team represents innovators and company builders with deep experience in their areas of expertise. We are building a world-class team with the skills and passion to transform cloud security.

John De Santis

John De Santis | Chairman and CEO

John De Santis has operated at the bleeding edge of innovation and business transformation for over 30 years – with international and US based experience at venture-backed technology start-ups as...

Eric Chiu

Eric Chiu | Co-Founder and President

Eric Chiu is Co-Founder and President of HyTrust, leading the company’s Business Development. He has over 15 years of experience building startups, and leading Sales, Business Development and Finance functions....

Mercedes Caprara

Mercedes Caprara | Chief Financial Officer

Mercy Caprara is the Chief Financial Officer of HyTrust. She brings to this position over twenty years of broad experience in corporate finance and accounting with Fortune 500 companies as...

Hemma Prafullchandra

Hemma Prafullchandra | Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Products

Hemma Prafullchandra is CTO and EVP, Products at HyTrust. She is responsible for HyTrust strategy and its security and compliance innovations. As an evangelist for what’s possible, she drives the...

Fred Kost

Fred Kost | Senior Vice President of Marketing

Fred is responsible for global marketing for HyTrust. He brings more than 20 years of marketing and security experience and has held marketing leadership roles both at early stage ventures...

John Skinner

John Skinner | Senior Vice President of Business Development

John has more than 20 years experience in creating shareholder value, in both startups and large corporate ventures.  John built and led Intel’s first Enterprise Marketing Group, where he partnered...

Wayne Lewandowski

Wayne Lewandowski | SVP & GM of North American Public Sector

Wayne Lewandowski is the Senior Vice President & General Manager of North American Public Sector, at HyTrust. Wayne joins the HyTrust executive management as of July 2017 to lead the...

Chris Moore

Chris Moore | SVP and GM North American Sales

Chris is an accomplished leader with a successful track record of building and leading high performance sales teams. Most recently Chris served as Senior Vice President, Global Sales for Codenvy,...

Patrick Conte

Patrick Conte | Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Business

Patrick Conte is Vice President and General Manager, International Business at HyTrust. Previously he has been a head of global sales for a number of Silicon Valley companies, building go-to-market...

Jason Cowie

Jason Cowie | Vice President, Global Channels

Jason has over 20 years of software experience building early and growth stage companies, and most recently was channel chief at Zerto. Jason has held executive leadership roles in channel...

John Rafter

John Rafter | Vice President of Customer Success

John Rafter is Vice President of Customer Success at HyTrust. He has 25 years of experience in a variety of strategy, business development, account management and operations roles for technology...

Tushar Tambay

Tushar Tambay | Vice President of Engineering

Tushar is a 20+ year industry veteran who brings deep experience with technical management, operating systems, enterprise storage and security to his role in leading engineering at HyTrust. He has...

Steve Pate

Steve Pate | Chief Architect

Steve is HyTrust’s Chief Architect. Prior to HyTrust, Steve was co-founder and CTO of HighCloud Security (acquired by HyTrust in November 2013). He has more than 30 years of experience...

Bill Hackenberger

Bill Hackenberger | Vice President of Data Security

Bill brings 25+ years of executive and management experience building and leading engineering and business teams in security companies large and small. A serial entrepreneur, Bill founded 4 startups and...

HyTrust Leadership Team

  • John De Santis, Chairman and CEO, HyTrust
  • Eric Chiu, Founder and President, HyTrust
  • Mercedes Caprara, Chief Financial Officer
  • Hemma Prafullchandra, Chief Technology Officer and EVP Products
  • Fred Kost, SVP of Marketing
  • John Skinner, SVP Business Development
  • Wayne Lewandowski, SVP & GM of North American Public Sector
  • Chris Moore, SVP & GM North American Sales
  • Patrick Conte, SVP and GM, International Business
  • Jason Cowie, VP, Global Channels
  • John Rafter, VP Customer Success
  • Tushar Tambay, VP Engineering
  • Steve Pate, Chief Architect
  • Bill Hackenberger, VP Data Security