The Leading Platform for Security Program Management
Assess your entire security program, optimize investments, and communicate your needs and results to your teams, executive management, and the board of directors.
Blue Lava helps unlock the value of security, providing the data, insights, and knowledge that security leaders need to develop a strategy and plan aligned to their business objectives and risk appetite.
Built with, by, and for the security community, our innovative capability maturity model (CMM) delivers the framework required to perform comprehensive assessments in both depth and breadth —we use this data to optimize strategic planning and communication for your security program.
We empower security leaders to build, manage, and support security programs that mean business
After years of discussion between senior security leaders on solving the challenges CISOs face, Blue Lava originated on a napkin at Philz Coffee in Palo Alto, CA.
Co-founded by friends and security-industry colleagues —Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), Julia Tran, Jonna Melinauskas, and Andy Hoernecke —Blue Lava reflects the culmination of a shared dream: uniting security experts to develop a revolutionary vision and platform.
“We have the ability to change the way people think about and view the security program and actually run it as a business and as a business function.”
Managing Partner & Co-founder at SYN Ventures
Our team of security, risk experts, and operators forged connections and ongoing collaboration to build and grow Blue Lava.
Chief Executive Officer
A software executive with 25+ years of experience in risk management and cybersecurity as a practitioner and vendor, David is a passionate leader with expertise in finance, product, and go-to-market.
Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz)
President and Co-Founder
A three-time CISO and thought-leader with 30+ years of experience in building security, fraud, and big data analytics solutions, Laz has led some of the largest InfoSec programs across many verticals.
Vice President, Product
A product leader, engineer, and communicator with 11 years of experience in pre-sales consulting with GRC customers, Emily is leading the charge to define and execute the product vision.
Vice President, Sales
A sales leader with 20+ years of experience in cybersecurity, Chelsea applies big-company knowledge to help startups gain traction in emerging markets and advise CISOs on addressing emerging threats.
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
A technologist with 15+ years of experience in application security programs, Andy brings security automation and data visualization expertise to the first business application platform for security.
Head of Engineering
An engineering leader with 13+ years of experience and deep expertise in security, Jason focuses on revolutionizing security program management and helping teams and leaders continuously improve.
Director, Professional Services
A cybersecurity professional with 15+ years of experience in the industry, Damian brings deep experience with managing risk assessments and building compliance programs for large organizations.
Head of Business and Finance Operations
A business and finance leader with 20+ years of experience leading finance and accounting for various technology companies, Victor spearheads finance, legal, human resources, and operations.