Executive Board and Management

The management introduces itself

CEO & Founder - Daniel Hofmann

Daniel Hofmann

CEO at Hornetsecurity, responsible for accounting and strategic corporate development

Executive IT consultant, several years of experience in various positions in the IT market. Since 2004 independent businessman. Founder, managing director and partner at Hornetsecurity GmbH.

COO - Daniel Blank

Daniel Blank

COO at Hornetsecurity, responsible for Sales, Customer Experience, Service Desk, Human Resources and Profesional Services.

Executive IT consultant, over 15 years of experience in selling complex IT products. Active since 2008 in various management positions in the cloud security environment, since 2014 Managing Director and at Hornetsecurity.

CTO - Dr.Ing. Yvonne Bernard

Dr.Ing. Yvonne Bernard

CTO at Hornetsecurity, responsible for Product and Cloud Development, Security Lab, Innovation and Research

PhD in Computer Science with over 20 scientific publications, part of the Hornetsecurity Group since 2014. Leads the Product Management for several years. Chief Technical Officer at Hornetsecurity since 2021.

Olaf Petry

Olaf Petry

CISO, responsible for data protection at Hornetsecurity headquarters and all subsidiaries worldwide

Founding member of Hornetsecurity and part of the Group since its inception. Established several departments, including Development, Service Desk and Systems Engineering. Chief Information Security Officer at Hornetsecurity since 2016.

Fabio Castro CIO

Fabio Castro

CIO, responsible for worldwide IT operations of the Hornetsecurity Group

Executive with more than 20 years of experience in the tech industry. Over 10 years leading various IT teams in diverse countries. Chief Information Officer at Hornetsecurity Group since 2022.

Katja Meyer - Chief Marketing Officer

Sebastian Korte

CFO, Hornetsecurity

Sebastian Korte is CFO at Hornetsecurity, the global cloud security, compliance and backup pioneer founded in Hanover, Germany. He joined the company in 2024 and is responsible for finance, controlling and administration, informed by his broad range of experience as an economist as well as leadership roles in retail, food industry, automotive and cybersecurity companies.



CPO Adrien Gendre

Adrien Gendre

CPO, responsible for Product Management at Hornetsecurity

Engineering Degree in Network and Telecommunications completed with an Executive MBA. Co-founder of Vade, a global leader in threat detection and response, which is now part of Hornetsecurity. As the Chief Product Officer of Hornetsecurity Adrien brings his long-term cybersecurity expertise and innovative product approach to the ongoing development of the product portfolio.