Alexander Gounares

CEO, Polyverse Corporation

Alex Gounares is the founder and CEO of Polyverse Corp., a cybersecurity company focused on protecting software from cyberattacks using moving-target defense technologies. Previously, Alex led Concurix Corp., a maker of Node.js profiling tools. These tools were acquired by Strongloop, an IBM company.

Prior to Concurix, Alex served as AOL's chief technology officer. In this role, he led all aspects of AOL's technology strategy, platform development, and external technology partnerships. He was responsible for all of AOL's global engineering, IT, and operations functions. In addition, he served as a member of the company's Global Executive Operating Committee.

Alex joined AOL from Microsoft, where he was corporate vice president and chief technology officer for the company's Online Services division. During his tenure at Microsoft, Alex led significant strategic and technical operations for some of the company's most important projects, including Microsoft's global advertising platform, Bing search, MSN, and Microsoft Virtual Earth. Alex also served for three years as technology advisor to Microsoft chairman and founder Bill Gates, as well as corporate vice president of Corporate Strategy in Microsoft's finance department.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 1993, Alex worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has founded four startups and is also an inventor on more than 200 US patents issued or pending. Alex holds a bachelor's degree cum laude in Computer Science from Princeton University.


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Polyverse Recognized as the Best Application Security Solution by the 2019 Te...
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 at 9:44am

Polyverse Donates “Moving Target Defense” Cybersecurity Technology to Open So...
Posted on 17 Jan 2019 at 12:04pm

Geek of the Week: Ex-Microsoft VP Alex Gounares keeps moving, fighting cybera...
Posted on 16 Feb 2018 at 12:18pm

Polyverse Joins the Open Invention Network Community
Posted on 5 Nov 2018 at 12:10pm

Former Microsoft Online Chief Technology Officer Joins Arxan Board of Directors
Posted on 21 Nov 2017 at 3:12am

Polyverse raises $2 million to stop cyberattackers in their tracks
Posted on 5 Apr 2016 at 7:57am

Polyverse Recognized as the Best Application Security Solution by the 2019 Te...
Posted on 22 Aug 2019 at 5:37am

Polyverse Donates “Moving Target Defense” Cybersecurity Technology to Open So...
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 at 12:47am

Former Microsoft Online Chief Technology Officer Joins Arxan Board of Directors
Posted on 7 Nov 2017 at 7:00am

Former Microsoft Online Chief Technology Officer Joins Arxan Board of Directors
Posted on 7 Nov 2017 at 1:00am



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