Roman Foeckl, CEO and Founder
Roman is the Founder and CEO of CoSoSys. Before founding the company in 2004, Roman worked for Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France. He studied business in Wiesbaden, Germany. After the acquisition of CoSoSys by Astaro and the subsequent acquisition of Astaro through Sophos, Roman together with Michael Bauner took the company private again in a Management Buyout (July 2011), with the goal to build CoSoSys and its Endpoint Protector product family in the leading content aware Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) offering on the market. Roman’s vision is to offer an easy to use and implement Data Loss Prevention Solution that covers all popular platforms, from Mac OS to Windows and Linux, so large and small businesses can protect their data against accidental loss or intentional data theft.
Michael Bauner, Senior VP
Michael is the Senior VP of CoSoSys. Before joining CoSoSys, Michael worked as a Software Architect at SIG (Swiss Industrial Group) and as Business Development Manager at Swissbit (Flash Memory Products). Michael studied in Weingarten, Germany and holds an Engineering degree (Dipl.-Ing. FH) in Computer Science and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Together with Roman Foeckl, he drives the vision and the growth of CoSoSys to offer excellent data security at an enterprise level, made affordable and usable to small and medium businesses.
Cristina Pop, Director of Sales and Business Development
Cristina is the Director of Sales and Business Development at CoSoSys. Being among the first employees to join CoSoSys, Cristina was fundamental in the strong growth of the company. With her positive attitude, deep understanding of different markets and security challenges, alongside Roman and Michael, she created and implemented the right sales strategy and go-to-market plan. Besides managing and overseeing Sales, Cristina works closely with R&D and Product Management teams, developing the company products, as well as managing the white label OEM projects related to DLP and MDM. Her vision is to offer great solutions at affordable prices, changing the data security landscape for the better.
Ciprian Iederan, Head of Products Engineering
Ciprian is the Head of Products Engineering at CoSoSys. With a BSc in Computer Science from UBB Cluj-Napoca, he joined the company at an early stage and was fundamental in forming and growing the Engineering team, which he actively runs. Taking advantage of his strong leadership skills, together with Roman, Ciprian successfully implemented engineering and product management strategies for CoSoSys’ fast-paced delivery processes. He works closely with various departments, including Sales and Marketing, taking into considerations every aspect in defining the product roadmap. Ciprian’s vision is to deliver innovative and high quality products, meeting both customers’ expectations as well as keeping the R&D team fully engaged and challenged.
Ovidiu Paraian, Head of Engineering / OEM
Ovidiu is one of the first CoSoSys employees, joining this company when it was a startup. With a history of almost 12 years at CoSoSys, he has covered different aspects of software engineering, from full lifecycle of products, to applying international standards in cryptography, designing the predecessor of Endpoint Protector for USB traffic control and guiding other developers, testers and the support team. He is now Head of Engineering, managing OEM projects.
Ovidiu Cical, Development Manager - Server Architecture
Ovidiu is a dedicated Development Manager and Software Architect for our flagship DLP & MDM products – Endpoint Protector 4 and My Endpoint Protector. Ever since he joined CoSoSys, he worked closely with the top management to deliver solutions on time to end-customers. He oversees the design, development and motivates the team to become proficient with multiple development tools and technologies. Ovidiu acts as software architect and technical lead for the Server team. He is also a Security Software Engineer since 2013 with various certifications.
Robert Zavalczki, Development Manager - Client Architecture
Robert is the software architect and technical lead for the Client team. He graduated the Faculty of Automation and Computer Science from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and has a broad experience in several programming languages and technologies. He previously worked in software engineering at TATA Motors. In 2007 Robert decided to join a young and innovative product focused company and found his role in developing the client components for our Data Loss Prevention products. He was a pioneer in development of the client software for Mac OS X, making the architecture and implementation of innovating features like the Content Aware Protection scanning engine.