About ShiftLeft

ShiftLeft is a continuous application security platform, purpose-built for the modern software development life cycle. It combines next-generation static code analysis (to quickly and accurately identify vulnerabilities) with application instrumentation (to protect the application) in an automated workflow. This combination of runtime-informed code analysis and code- informed runtime protection delivers the most accurate, automated, and comprehensive application security solution.

Executive Team

Manish Gupta

CEO of ShiftLeft

He was previously the Chief Product and Strategy Officer at FireEye, helping grow the company from approximately $70 million to more than $700 million in revenue, growing the product portfolio from 2 to more than 20 products. Prior, he was VP of Product Management for Cisco’s $2 billion security portfolio. He also served as a VP/GM at McAfee and iPolicy networks.

Manish has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, MS in Engineering from the University of Maryland and a BS in Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

Chetan Conikee

CTO of ShiftLeft

Chetan is a serial entrepreneur with over 20+ years of experience in authoring and architecting mission critical software. His expertise includes building web-scale distributed infrastructure, personalization algorithms, complex event processing, fraud detection, and prevention in investment/retail banking domains. He was most recently Chief Data Officer and GM Operations at CloudPhysics. Prior to CloudPhysics he was part of early founding teams at CashEdge (acquired FiServ), Business Signatures (acquired Entrust) and EndForce (acquired Sophos).

Chetan earned his M.S. in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University and B.S in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University.

Vlad A. Ionescu

Chief Architect

Vlad is a technologist specializing in infrastructure and systems engineering. Most recently, Vlad built Lever OS, the industry's first open-source AWS Lambda equivalent, which can be used to get similar benefits in a private or hybrid cloud environment.

Vlad is an AngelPad alumnus and he holds a BEng in Computing from Imperial College London.

Fabian Yamaguchi

Chief Scientist

Fabian is the Chief Scientist of ShiftLeft Inc. Fabian has over 10 years of experience in the security domain, where he has worked as a security consultant and researcher, focusing on manual and automated vulnerability discovery. Throughout his work, he has identified previously unknown vulnerabilities in popular system components and applications such as the Microsoft Windows kernel, the Linux kernel, the Squid proxy server, and the VLC media player. He has presented his findings and techniques at both major industry conferences such as BlackHat USA, DefCon, First, and CCC, and renowned academic security conferences such as ACSAC, Security and Privacy, and CCS. He holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Technical University Berlin, as well as a PhD in computer science from the University of Goettingen.

Alok Shukla

VP of Product Management

Alok leads Product Management at ShiftLeft. Alok has over 16 years of experience in the security domain both as an engineer and in product management. Prior, he was leading product management at Imperva for their Application Security portfolio (WAF, Bot Protection, ATO, Analytics) and was instrumental for grounds up innovation such as AI powered Attack Analytics. During his tenure, Alok helped Imperva application security portfolio double in revenue. Prior to Imperva, Alok had a long tenure at McAfee leading products in Mobile, Endpoint and Compliance security portfolio. At McAfee, he led mobile security product line from being a grounds up innovation to having won AV-test top rankings 5 times consecutively.

Alok has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, India and a Masters in Computer Science.

Andrew Fife

Head of Marketing

Andrew is a data-driven marketer with over 15 years of experience working with early-stage software startups. Prior to joining ShiftLeft, Andrew was the first marketer, and employee #17, at Okta, where helped launch the company, sign the first customer and ultimately grow the company to hundreds of employees and tens of millions dollars in annual recurring revenue. In addition to Okta, Andrew has held various marketing and executive roles startups including Qordoba, Untangle and Cryptine Networks.

Andrew has a Masters of Science from The London School of Economics and a Masters of Arts from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.




ShiftLeft is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. All postings are remote work friendly unless otherwise specified.