Jeff Hudson is the CEO of Venafi, the cybersecurity market leader in delivering machine identity protection, securing connections, and communications between machines. Venafi provides global visibility of machine identities and the risks associated with them for the extended enterprise - on premises, mobile, virtual, cloud, and IoT - at machine speed and scale. Under Jeff's leadership, Venafi's security technology has been adopted by the top five US health insurers; the top five US airlines; four of the top five US, UK, and South African banks; and four of the top five US retailers.
Jeff was a key executive in four previous successful high-tech startups that have gone public. He has over 30 years of leadership and management experience in information technology and security and has spent a significant portion of his career developing and delivering leading-edge solutions for financial services and other G2000 and government agencies.
Prior to joining Venafi, Jeff was the CEO of Vhayu Technologies Corp. Vhayu, which was the market leader for the big-data capture and analysis of financial data, was acquired by Thomson Reuters. Prior to Vhayu, Jeff held numerous executive leadership posts, including CEO and co-founder of MS2, senior vice president of Corporate Development at Informix Software, CEO of Visioneer, and numerous senior executive posts at NetFRAME Systems and WYSE Technology. Additionally, he held several key technical and marketing positions at IBM and Digital Equipment Corp. Jeff earned a BA in Communications at the University of California, Davis.