Jeff Hudson CEO Venafi
Jeff Hudson is the CEO of Venafi, the market leading cybersecurity company in next-generation trust protection. A key executive in four previous and successful high-technology start-ups that have gone public, Jeff has over 25 years of leadership and management experience in information technology and security management. Jeff has spent a significant portion of his career developing and delivering leading-edge technology solutions for financial services and other Fortune-ranked organizations and government agencies.
Prior to joining Venafi, Jeff was the CEO of Vhayu Technologies Corp. Vhayu, which was the market leader for the analysis and capture of financial market data, was acquired by ThomsonReuters. Prior to Vhayu, Jeff held numerous executive leadership posts, including CEO and cofounder of MS2, senior vice president of corporate development at Informix Software, CEO of Visioneer and numerous senior executive posts at NetFRAME Systems and WYSE Technology. He started his career with IBM. Jeff speaks regularly to global audiences at technology and business conferences worldwide. He is a frequent contributor to leading business and IT security publications, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, and LA Times. Jeff earned a B.A. in communications at the University of California, Davis.