SYN Ventures Leadership

Jay Leek

Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner and co-founder, ClearSky Security
  • Former Blackstone CISO leading Blackstone’s innovation investments in security
  • Previously held senior security leadership positions at Equifax and Nokia

Meet Jay

Patrick Heim

Managing Partner

  • Partner & CISO, ClearSky Security
  • Former Head of Trust and Security at Dropbox
  • Previously Senior Vice President and Chief Trust Officer at
  • Former CISO at Kaiser Permanente and McKesson

Meet Patrick

Art Coviello

Managing Partner

  • Former Executive Chairman & CEO at RSA
  • Board member Tenable, FireEye, SecZetta, others

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Ryan Permeh

Operating Partner

  • Co-Founder and former Chief Scientist at Cylance (Acquired by Blackberry)
  • Former Chief Scientist at McAfee
  • Former Distinguished Engineer at eEye Digital Security

Meet Ryan

Robert Enslein, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

  • President and COO Loeb Capital Management
  • President and COO Aremet Capital Management
  • Board member for multiple orgs.

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Chris Behrens


  • Former SVP at Silicon Valley Bank
  • Sales team at MongoDB
  • Co-Founder at OrdrIt [Vertical SaaS]

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Dylan Posner


  • Former Senior Analyst on AIG Asset Management’s Direct Alternative Investments team

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Dan Burns

Venture Partner

  • Co-founder and former CEO at Optiv
  • Co-founder and former CEO at Accuvant

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John Watters

Venture Partner

  • President and COO at Mandiant (NASDAQ: MNDT)
  • Founder and former CEO at iSIGHT Partners
  • Former Chairman & CEO at iDEFENSE

Meet John

Pradeep Aswani

Venture Partner

  • Board member: SecureDynamics and Mobilematics
  • Member: Cyberstarts, a founders-powered VC Fund
  • Founder / investor: Cloud Harmonics, Securematics, VPN Dynamics, HPN
  • Co-founder and former COO of OneSecure

Meet Pradeep

Adrian Peters

Venture Partner

  • CISO at Vista Equity Partners
  • Former Global Chief Technology Risk Officer at BNY Mellon
  • Former CISO at Bridgewater Associates

Meet Adrian

Marcio Lempert

Venture Partner

  • Former Managing Director Finjan/M86 Security (acquired by Trustwave)
  • Board Advisor at Solebit Labs (acquired by Mimecast), Polyrize (acquired by Varonis), and Preempt Security (acquired by CrowdStrike).

Meet Marcio
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Robert Rodriguez

Venture Partner

  • Chairman & Founder of SINET
  • Former Special Agent with the United States Secret Service
  • Board member for multiple orgs

Meet Robert