Management Team
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Meet the eperi Management Team!

Elmar Eperiesi-Beck

CEO and Founder

Elmar’s career in IT security started with the transformation of the  credit card system of the 80s when his team notified  banks that PIN number for cards could be extracted from the code on the magnetic strip due to lack of encryption.  From there, he had a successful career at IBM managing global IT projects and changing the way companies do business today.  He founded eperi in 2003 and used consultancy projects to realize his vision of a security framework based on the highest standards of open source encryption that was developed with the German Federal Office of Information Security.

After ten years, Elmar realised that they had built up a portfolio of solutions to secure databases, application and file storages. He had everything he needed to make the switch from a consultancy to a vendor of a full blown data encryption product now known as the eperi Gateway. Elmar’s vision then drove the emergence of the eperi CDP Solution as eperi aligned to the growth in leading SaaS platforms such as Office 365, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics.

Elmar loves nothing more than to eat, drink and code with his friends and whole heartedly believes in the power of open source. His business was recently awarded Microsoft Partner of the Year for the Open Source on Azure category.

Ravi Pather

Senior Vice President, Global Sales

Ravi Pather serves as eperi GmbH’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales. He is responsible for establishing and driving eperi’s global sales and marketing activities including direct and channel partner sales. Ravi Pather’s executive career spans 25 years in security software, during which he served as Vice President EMEA for Perspecsys, before they were acquired by first Blue Coat and Symantec. He was Vice President of the CDP division across Europe. Ravi Pather has in depth experience of helping enterprises establish and implement cloud data protection solutions when addressing various legal and regulatory data compliance needs while leveraging the power of cloud SaaS applications.

Holger Mönius

Sales Director DACH

Holger Mönius ist supporting eperi since June 2017 as Sales Director DACH in the distribution of the eperi Gateway encryption solution. eperi is profiting from its long-standing experience in the area of ​​cloud security as well as an expanded network of large companies and authorities. Holger Mönius is changing to eperi from CipherCloud Ltd., where he was responsible for Cloud security, data protection and compliance solution sales. He worked with clients in the areas of financial services, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications and gaming. He also co-operated with providers of leading cloud services such as Salesforce, SAP and ServiceNow. He previously successfully deployed IT and security solutions for Secure Islands Technologies, Websense and Trustwave. Overall, Holger Mönius has more than 23 years of sales experience in which he won major customers such as the Federal Agency for Labor, KirchMedia AG, Siemens AG, T-Systems or Deutsche Börse.

Jannis Blume

Marketing Director

Jannis Blume is head of Marketing at eperi. He has been in the software business for more than 25 years and has previously held various sales and marketing positions at global IT companies. Previously, he was Product Sales Director at Accenture and worked as Marketing Specialist at Virtual Forge, a leading provider of IT security solutions in the SAP environment.

Jannis has developed a modern marketing strategy for eperi and ensures the close alignment and interlinking with the sales strategy, which is consistently geared to a higher, global market penetration with the expansion of the eperi sales team.

His favorite subject includes Digital Transformation and how we can make them profitable and safe for the environment, businesses and society.

Jannis passionately enjoys cycling and appreciates nature in the Odenwald, which he often visits with his family for short and longer hikes and trips by bicycle and dog trailer.