Val Rahmani

Val Rahmani brings over 25 years of customer-driven business and technical leadership to Damballa. Prior to Damballa, Val served as General Manager of IBM's Internet Security Systems (ISS) division after IBM's $1.3 billion acquisition of the company. At ISS, she was responsible for the strategic direction, growth and integration of all ISS products, services and research into IBM's overall security offerings. Prior to ISS, Val held several general management roles within IBM, including multi-billion dollar hardware, software and services businesses. Her IBM experience includes UNIX, mainframe, telco, utilities, global wireless and media markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She also ran a strategy unit, where she focused on emerging markets, global alliances and services business models. Val was born in the United Kingdom and first came to the United States as Executive Assistant to Lou Gerstner, soon after he became Chairman and CEO of IBM. She is an accomplished speaker, keynoting security industry events such the RSA conference in 2008. Val holds an MA and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University in England, and is a member of the British aerobatics team. [+]