Meet Our Management Team


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 | 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.

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.
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Josh Dobies | VP Products

Josh Dobies is Vice President of Products at BedRock Systems, Inc.  Prior to joining BedRock, Josh served as Vice President of Product Marketing at Riverbed Technology where he led go-to-market strategy and execution for Cloud and Network Infrastructure business practices spanning WAN optimization, SD-WAN, Edge Computing and Wireless Networking portfolios.  While at Riverbed, he also served as Director of Product Management for storage and data center solutions and managed strategic research and new product introduction programs within the office of the CTO.  With over 20 years of experience, Josh previously held senior product and engineering positions at Oracle/Sun Microsystems, Scale8 and IBM Almaden Research Lab.


Efi Gatmor | VP Engineering

Efi Gatmor is the Vice President of Engineering at BedRock Systems Inc. Prior to joining BedRock, he spent 5 years at Riverbed Technology as VP of Engineering and Technology, leading a global architecture team and focusing on next generation products and systems. Prior to Riverbed, Efi was the VP of Engineering of the Cloud Networking BU at Akamai Technologies, leading a global team of 200 engineers. With 25 years of experience prior to Akamai, he has held various senior technology and management positions in R&D Executive Management, at Expand Networks, BMC, IDF and more.