Gonen brings to Light Cyber over 20 years of network security expertise, industry and entrepreneurship experience and leadership skills. Prior to Light Cyber, Gonen was founder and CEO of Pythagoras Solar, an innovator of award-winning power generating, energy efficiency windows. Prior to Pythagoras Solar, Gonen was one of the first employees of Check Point Software, part of the core team that developed its flagship firewall product and stateful inspection technology. During a twelve-year tenure at Check Point, Gonen played an instrumental role in building Check Point from an early stage start-up to its Internet security market leader position, fulfilling several pivotal positions including Chief Architect, Vice Presidents of Products and Vice President of Solutions & Strategy. Prior to Check Point, Gonen served for seven years in the Israeli Defense Force’s elite intelligence unit and as a strategic planning consultant to the Ministry of Defense. Gonen holds a B.Sc. summa cum laude in Physics and Computer Science, as well as an M.A. summa cum laude in Digital Philosophy, from the Tel Aviv University, Israel.