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SYN Ventures Leadership

Founding Partners

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

Executive Team

Robert Enslein, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

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

Meet Bob

Art Coviello

Investment Committee Chairman

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

Meet Art

Venture Partners

Dan Burns

Venture Partner

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

Meet Dan

John Watters

Venture Partner

  • Former EVP & Chief Corporate Strategy Officer at FireEye
  • 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

Investment Team


Chris Behrens


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

Meet Chris Behrens