Management

Meet Our Management Team

Klaus-Oestermann

Klaus Oestermann | CEO & President

Klaus Oestermann is president and CEO of BedRock Systems Inc. Prior to joining BedRock Systems he spent 18 years with Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS) in various executive roles and most recently served as an officer of the company and the SVP & GM for the Networking Division. Prior to Citrix Klaus spent his early career with IBM and as CEO of CMA Systems. In the past decade Klaus has been very active in the Silicon Valley startup community as an investor, advisor and board member in companies such as The Fabric Venture Funds, Snapt, Mesh7, Iotium, Nordsense, Zigna, True Lark, Rancher Labs (SUSE), Spanugo (IBM), CloudVolumes (VMWare) and Cotendo (Akamai).

Osman-Ismael

Osman Ismael | Co-Founder & CTO

Osman Ismael is CTO and Co-founder of BedRock Systems Inc. Prior to his current role he served 12 years as a founding member and distinguished Engineer at FireEye. Osman helped lead and build projects at Sun Microsystems and Sun Microsystems Labs, where he spent 8+ years as staff engineer and Senior Staff Engineer. He served as a Senior Software Architect at Terraspring, acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2002. Osman has an extensive background in virtualization, cyber security, operating systems, networking and holds over 30 patents in these industries.
Alexander-Damisch

Alexander Damisch | Co-Founder and VP Products

Alexander Damisch is Vice President of Product & Co-Founder of BedRock Systems Inc. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Director WW Business Transformation and Senior Director for Wind River’s IoT market segments, including industrial, energy and transportation. He brings two decades of expertise with critical software projects. He has held various senior business and technical management positions in his career. Prior to Wind River, he directed and managed the Software Business Unit at Bernecker & Rainer.
James-Chen

James Chen | VP Engineering

James Chen is the Vice President of Engineering at BedRock Systems Inc. Prior to joining BedRock, he spent 4 years at DiDi as the Head of Engineering, Safety & Security, DiDi Labs. He co-founded AssureSec which was acquired by DiDi in 2016. Prior to DiDi, he has held various senior technology and management positions at Shape Security, Aruba Networks, Juniper, NetScreen, Oracle. James has over 20 years of industry engineering experience in security, safety, cloud, and networking domains.
John-Walsh

John Walsh | SVP Business Development & Strategy

John Walsh is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for BedRock Systems Inc. Prior to this role,  John was Chief Strategy and Technology Officer at BlackRidge Technology International, Inc. (BRTI), VP Secure Technology Group Analog Devices (ADI), President of Sypris Cyber Solutions (SYPR), and President of Ducommun (DCO). John is considered one of the leaders in the development/implementation of Zero Trust that enables legacy and heterogeneous environments. He has a distinguished and broad background in high assurance systems security, securing the IoT/IIoT, securing semiconductors, Assured Identity and Identity Confidence, cryptographic key management, and the implementation of security assurance frameworks for the development and delivery of secure products/solutions. John holds 11 identity architecture-related patents with additional patents pending.