Checkmarx appoints Razi Sharir as CPO

Checkmarx announced that it has appointed Razi Sharir as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Bringing over 20 years of experience in developing and scaling SaaS platforms and products, Sharir will accelerate the delivery of Checkmarx’s next-gen cloud AST vision to help organizations better integrate security into DevOps to reduce AppSec risk.

“We’re committed to providing our customers with the solutions needed to build applications in a manner that’s both fast and secure. With the addition of Razi to our executive team, we’re strengthening this mission by investing in top talent, innovation, and leadership,” said Emmanuel Benzaquen, CEO, Checkmarx. “Razi is a true technologist and expert, especially when it comes to product management, cloud, and SaaS solutions, and his deep track record of success will be critical as Checkmarx expands its AST capabilities and advances application security in today’s enterprises.”

Sharir joins Checkmarx from Tableau Software (a Salesforce company), where he served as vice president of product management, data. In this role, he established and drove the company’s cloud transition strategy, while also managing its data and metadata flows. Prior to this, Sharir spent multiple years at Informatica as vice president of products, overseeing its data management and integration strategies and iPaaS implementation initiatives, as well as a complex product portfolio that generated hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide.

“For over 15 years, Checkmarx has been pushing the boundaries of AppSec innovation, delivering best-of-breed solutions that have enabled thousands of organizations and developers across the globe to create more secure code,” said Sharir. “As a well-established leader in the increasingly-crowded AST market, there is a significant opportunity in front of us. I’m excited to build and expand upon our successful foundation of products and core differentiators to provide customers with a direct roadmap to achieve DevSecOps and infuse security testing into their cloud development environments.”

Sharir earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the City University of Seattle and a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Tel Aviv University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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