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Founded by pedigree of the leading names in networking and security industries, InsidePacket’s leadership comes with a deep and strong background in networks, security, and programmability.

InsidePacket’s founders hail from companies such as Broadcom, Cisco, Microsoft, Radware, and Allot.

That makes the convergence of networking and security part of our DNA. It’s in our blood.

  • Eli Karpilovski

    Eli Karpilovski
    Founder, CEO

    Eli is a seasoned tech executive and entrepreneur. Prior to founding InsidePacket, he led operations, product, strategy, and innovation at various global organizations. He gained his experience working with big-tech market leaders, hyperscaler companies, and small startups.

    Having built cloud infrastructure technologies at scale, and understanding the business of cloud service offerings, Eli followed his inspiration to help infrastructure and service providers reach “the new game” and founded InsidePacket.

  • Michael Frank

    Michael Frank
    Co-Founder, CTO

    Michael has 30 years of experience leading and executing complex networking projects at start-ups and market-leading public companies, among them VP of R&D and Chief Architect at Allot, and Technical Director at Broadcom. Michael was responsible for designing one of the first DPI-based QoS & Visibility appliances.

  • Avi Benguigui

    Avi Benguigui
    Board member, COO

    Avi is a technology leader with 15 years of experience ­in driving teams to business success, and highly capable engineering and telecommunications operations executive.

    In his previous role, Avi was the CTO of HOT Mobile, one of Israel’s leading telecom service providers, overseeing all of the company’s engineering, network operations, innovation and product development.
    Avi has mentored several early-stage telecom and cyber startups and helped them to find their product-market fit.

Board Advisors

Industry veterans bring decades-long track records in driving successful product innovation and go-to-market execution of new disruptive network security technologies

  • Joseph Harding

    Joseph Harding
    Former Global VP Product, Equinix. Lead Strategy Advisor

    Throughout his career, Joe has been at the forefront in successfully navigating the go-to-market and product strategies for every major technology transformation in networking over the past 25 years. He has held several executive-level roles in both the digital infrastructure and MSP sectors.  Most recently as global vice president, of product and solution marketing at Equinix. Previously, Harding served as a board member for QOS Networks,  and executive vice president and chief marketing and product officer at both Windstream Communications and Electric Lightwave (ELI).

  • John Medamana

    John Medamana
    Former Vice President, Network Platforms, AT&T

    John Medamana had a long career with AT&T, leading the organization responsible for technical strategy, design, and development of networks and services for AT&T in the role of Vice President. John was a founding member of the team responsible for the creation of AT&T’s high-speed packet data service. John led pioneering work in MPLS, enabling the creation of AT&T’s Network-based enterprise VPN service. He was awarded AT&T’s Strategic Patent Award in 2001 for this work. His most recent work at AT&T focused on Network Cloud, Virtualization, White-box, and Disaggregation.


  • Frank Cittadino

    Frank Cittadino
    Former CTO, Zayo. Strategic Advisor

    Mr. Cittadino serve as a Strategic Advisor, partnering with the leadership team in guiding the product strategy and supporting commercial efforts. Most recently, Cittadino served as the CTO of Zayo Group, helping to lead their NaaS strategy. Prior to Zayo, Frank was the founder and CEO of QOS Networks, a managed SD-WAN provider that was acquired by Zayo in 2022.