Our Story

After three years of development, Acreto is delivering the first fully integrated, end-to-end virtual security platform that can protect any technology, on any network, anywhere. The platform enables companies to consolidate security vendors, reduce operational complexity and cut cost.

Security for Everyone

Today, advanced security is reserved for the largest, most affluent organizations who seemingly have unlimited budgets and staffs.

Small and mid-sized organizations have limited budgets and struggle to find expertise, leaving them to make critical choices on what they can effectively secure.

For the first time, Acreto makes advanced security simple, accessible and affordable for small and mid-sized organizations. These organizations are the backbone of our global economy and we empower them to execute advanced security without experts and unreasonable budgets. Acreto democratizes security!

Executive Leadership

about Babak
Babak Pasdar
Founder, CEO / CTO

Babak Pasdar is a globally recognized innovator, cybersecurity expert, author, and entrepreneur best known for his multiple innovations in the area of cloud security. He has successfully founded and exited two companies that were the first innovators in the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Secure-Access-Service-Edge (SASE) spaces. Babak is Acreto’s founder and serves as the company’s Chief Executive and Chief Technology Officer with a focus on solving some of the toughest cybersecurity challenges the world faces.

about Thad
Thad Eidman
Founder, COO / CFO

Thad Eidman is serial technology entrepreneur who has co-founded companies in the end-user performance and managed security services markets. Thad is co-founder of Acreto and focuses on business development and company operations to support Acreto’s market-leading technologies.

about Koroush
Koroush Saraf
Chief Product Officer

Koroush Saraf is known for building category-defining cybersecurity and secure access products and services. He was responsible for developing and bringing to market Wireless, SD-WAN, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) offerings for both Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks before joining Acreto. Koroush is Acreto’s Chief Product Officer at Acreto, with a focus on delivering the world’s simplest, most complete end-to-end security infrastructure that fulfills the vision of Security-as-a-Utility for organizations of all sizes.

about Robert
Robert Cariddi
Chief Revenue Officer

Robert Cariddi is a highly-experienced growth leader with a track record of sustained success and passion for innovative technologies and market disruption. He is adept at taking pre-series A technology companies to scale while solving customer challenges across all market segments. Robert successfully created go-to-market strategies for both SentinelOne and WhiteHat Security, where he was also an investor. As Chief Revenue Officer, Robert will be responsible for driving growth and global customer success.

about Itsik
Itsik Hazan
Chief Marketing Officer

Itsik Hazan has decades of experience in the cybersecurity sector, helping companies develop effective go-to-market strategies that integrate marketing and sales to drive rapid revenue growth. Before Acreto, Itsik held multiple startup and enterprise leadership positions including VP of Marketing at SentinelOne as well as Trend Micro. He has broad experience launching zero to low revenue cybersecurity companies and products into rapidly evolving markets to achieve massive sales growth. As Chief Marketing Officer, Itsik is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring Acreto’s business marketing strategy while contributing to the company’s overall growth.

about Lukasz
Łukasz Klimek
VP, Engineering

Łukasz Klimek has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and over 7 years managing remote software development teams. He started his career in 2000 and since then has gained expertise in areas such as project management, Linux, networking, cryptography, security and operations. As a VP of Engineering, Lukasz leads Acreto’s engineering efforts, building a scalable, high-performance system that meets our users’ needs.

about Craig
Craig Collar
VP Network & Security Operations

Craig Collar has over 28 years of experience in network and security operations. He is a veteran of successful companies such as Earthlink Networks and Lycos, as well as several other startups in the Service Provider space. Craig was Sr Network Architect for IBM Cloud Managed Services and drove the technical design for integrating the SoftLayer global network with IBM Cloud. At Acreto, Craig is responsible for the design, deployment and operation of Acreto’s global infrastructure.

Board of Directors

about Babak
Babak Pasdar
about Thad
Thad Eidman
acreto robert thomas
Robert Thomas

Robert brings 30 years of experience creating, building and managing profitable technology businesses to Acreto. As a key member of the Acreto Board of Directors, Robert will help support the company’s strategic direction and growth as Acreto fundamentally changes how the world’s most vulnerable systems are secured.

eash sundaram joins acreto
Eash Sundaram

Eash Sundaram is a digital technology leader and investor who has deep operational experience with complex application environments and cybersecurity operations. Along with his venture and PE experience, Eash brings a wealth of knowledge into the requirements for rapid organizational scale.

We Believe in People

Whether it’s a customer, partner or teammate, we believe that with the right environment and support, people can accomplish amazing things together. We empower innovators who want to make a difference every day.


We listen — really listen to our customers, partners and teammates. Shared ideas and creativity are essential to our innovation process.


From our focus on Women in Technology to our international workforce, we embrace the differences that enable unique perspectives and contributions.


We seek to be transparent in everything that we do, creating openness and trust in every aspect of our teammate, partner and customer relationships.

Interested in seeing Acreto SASE+Plus in action? Let’s start with some basic information.

    Interested in seeing Acreto SASE+Plus in action? Let’s start with some basic information.

      Interested in seeing Acreto SASE+Plus in action? Let’s start with some basic information.

        Interested in seeing Acreto SASE+Plus in action? Let’s start with some basic information.