Leadership

HYPR is led by an experienced team of technologists, security experts and business leaders working closely together to empower our customers and achieve our vision of a passwordless world.

George Avetisov

George Avetisov

CEO

George Avetisov is Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of HYPR, responsible for strategy and execution of the company’s vision. George sets forth the product and technical direction of the company, architects sales and marketing strategies, and works closely with team leads to build strong company culture. Under George’s leadership, HYPR has grown to become a leading provider of decentralized authentication with millions of users secured across the globe. Named Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018, George brings with him a decade of experience in e-commerce, digital payments, and fraud prevention that have served as the foundation for HYPR’s vision.

Bojan Simic

Bojan Simic

CTO

Bojan Simic is the Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder of HYPR. Previously, he served as an information security consultant for Fortune 500 enterprises in the financial and insurance verticals conducting security architecture reviews, threat modeling, and penetration testing. Bojan has a passion for deploying applied cryptography implementations across security-critical software in both the public and private sectors. His extensive experience in decentralized authentication and cryptography have served as the underlying foundation for HYPR technology. Bojan also serves as HYPR’s delegate to the FIDO Alliance board of directors, empowering the alliance’s mission to rid the world of passwords.

Roman Kadinsky

Roman Kadinsky

COO

Roman Kadinsky, CFA is the Chief Operating Officer and Cofounder of HYPR. Roman is responsible for HYPR’s day-to-day operations and works closely with employees, partners and clients to deliver on the company’s mission of enabling true passwordless security. Roman is also responsible for all aspects of finance, control, legal affairs and human resources. Prior to cofounding HYPR, Roman worked at Goldman Sachs in a variety of roles including Securities Sales and Equities Management as well as Market Risk for the Investment Management Division.

Seth Robbins

Seth Robbins

Chief Revenue Officer

Seth Robbins joined HYPR in 2018 as Chief Revenue Officer where he is responsible for HYPR field operations, customer success and global go-to-market. Seth previously served as Vice President of WW Field Operations responsible for sales and all field operations including pre-sales and post-sales support at Fireglass (acq. Symantec for over a quarter of a billion dollars). Prior to Fireglass, Seth held the position of Vice President of Sales, NA East & EMEA for Bromium, Inc., a pioneer in isolation for defeating end user based advanced threats by leveraging hardware isolation. Before his tenure at Bromium, Seth won numerous awards for successfully executing a series of increasing responsibilities at RSA Security.

Abigail Runner

Abigail Runner

Head of Sales Operations

Abigail Runner is the Head of Sales Operations overseeing revenue operations & strategy across sales, marketing and customer success. She has a background —and passion — for early stage tech companies in hyper growth mode ready to disrupt the market. Prior to joining HYPR, Abbey supported a global sales organization as Head of Sales Ops for Cybereason, an end-to-end cybersecurity solution and leading provider in endpoint detection. Her focus is on go-to-market growth and productivity, pre-sales operations, customer acquisition and retention, and enablement strategies that drive revenue growth. She earned her B.S. in Economics from Union College.

Adam Abrevaya

Adam Abrevaya

VP Engineering

Adam Abrevaya serves as the Vice President of Engineering at HYPR overseeing the company’s product development, product management, cloud based SaaS operations, security, quality assurance, and support teams. Prior to joining HYPR, Adam served as VP Engineering at CloudHealth Technologies (acquired by VMware) where he consistently delivered products that empower enterprises to confidently move their services to the cloud while managing their cost, security and complexity. Prior to that, he served in the same role at NuoDB delivering enterprises global, high-availability distributed database systems for mission-critical applications. Earlier, Adam served as Director Engineering at m-Qube (acquired by VeriSign) as well as in executive leadership roles at Pantero Corporation (acquired by Progress) and Object Design, Inc.

Baljeet Sandhu

Baljeet Sandhu

Director Software Engineering

Baljeet Sandhu joined HYPR in 2018 and is responsible for HYPR software engineering across mobile, web and workstation products. Baljeet previously served as a Software Development Manager at Barclays Capital, and as a Technical Lead at Bank of America and Royal Bank of Canada.

Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly

VP Field Engineering
Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner

VP Systems Engineering, EMEA
Christine Castro

Christine Castro

Sr. Marketing Director
James Barcia

James Barcia

Chief of Staff

James V. Barcia is the Chief of Staff and a Cofounder of HYPR overseeing PR, AR, and special projects. Previously, he served as a government communications executive in New York and Washington handling media relations, speechwriting, strategy, logistics, management, staffing, and government oversight. James applies his background in the heavily-regulated government sector to the security industry through rapid execution and quality assurance of non-technical projects tying together HYPR’s overall standards of excellence.

Manoj Abraham

Manoj Abraham

Senior Director, Program Management
Yan Grinshtein

Yan Grinshtein

Head of Design

Yan Grinshtein is the Head of Design at HYPR, executing on a mandate to instill a user-centered design (UCD) approach alongside a security-focused software engineering process. He advises the product teams on UCD and works directly with leadership to create and sustain entirely new product development methodologies, with a focus on increased collaboration, productivity, and communication across teams and departments. Yan also directs the design team, plans and executes research and studies, and spearheads the company accessibility compliance initiatives.

Board of Directors

George Avetisov
CEO & Co-founder
Roman Kadinsky
COO & Co-founder
Bojan Simic
CTO and Co-founder
Nicholas Donofrio
IBM Fellow Emeritus and EVP of Technology
David Zilberman
Managing Director, Comcast Ventures
Jim Robinson IV
Founder and General Partner, RRE Ventures
Greg Dracon
Partner, .406 Ventures
Ed Sim
Founder and General Partner, Boldstart Ventures