Ira founded, and is CEO of Kernel, which is trusted by companies and governments around the world with complex cybersecurity needs, whose solutions range from assessments, advisory, operations and remediation, spanning the vast cybersecurity landscape. Customers choose Kernel because the traditional approach to security does not fit their evolving business needs. Ira is an authority on cybersecurity solution development for enterprise clients and vendors; he advises on business growth, risk and cybersecurity for public and private sector leaders. Ira had advised on the buy and sell side for dozens of M&A transactions for both Private Equity sponsors and Strategic Acquirers, across Europe and North America. Ira has led complex security programs and technical projects across a wide range of sectors with companies around the world. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Herjavec Group, a global cybersecurity provider acquired by Apax Partners. He has held executive roles in Technology Operations, Corporate Development, and Managed Security Services. Ira is a published thought leader specializing in emerging business trends in cybersecurity, privacy and identity. He is an active member of both corporate and not-for-profit Boards of Directors.