About Us

Zafesoft is the only security solution that protects original and derivative content;

  • Wherever it is shared
  • Regardless of modification
  • For as long as the content exists.

Zafesoft empowers collaborative business with  Always On content security that is transparent to users, easy to deploy and quite simply – highly secure.

Zafesoft was founded specifically to solve the security challenges surrounding distributed and collaborative content. We developed the Z-Solution and our patent-pending technology, working with enterprise security thought leaders and our technologists.

Leading hospitals, manufacturers, software vendors and  government agencies  have proven the power of Zafe security in their own operations.


Sandeep Tiwari, CEO

Sandeep drives the product and the vision of Zafesoft. He brings expertise in Management, Business, Security, Operating Systems, Workflow, large scale Enterprise Applications and Databases.

Sandeep (co-founder) was VP of Solutions Marketing at Borland Software, where he started and ran Enterprise Solutions Marketing. He was a VP of Sales and Marketing at SpeeDEV (a startup) for 3 years, where he took the company from 3 to 50 customers (now Kovair, after merger). He ran the Enterprise Channel Sales at Symantec and later at JetForm (now Adobe), creating very successful programs for both. As Director of Marketing and Product Management at Fujitsu Software he created and launched i-Flow (a highly successful product, now called Interstage BPM), for which he also owns a patent. Prior to this he worked at Computer Associates, as a product owner for the Relational Database Group (PM, Marketing, QA, Tech Support, Customer Base etc.). Sandeep has an MBA, and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science and Physics.

Simon Blackwell, CTO

Simon Blackwell leads the engineering at Zafesoft, as well as working with other aspects of the company and its vision. He brings a rich and innovative technology background and over 32 years of experience in technology and business, including managing products and engineering organizations. He has worked in a variety of different areas of technology and roles. He was the SVP Technology and Architecture at Washington Mutual Bank, VP of Technology at Avalara and Denali Advanced Integration, and a VP of Technology and Gaming at Wizards of the Coast. He has worked with both large and small teams in both on-shore and off-shore models. He owns several patents. He is also a veteran of the US Army 10th Special Forces and United Nations Joint Security Command. Simon has a BS in Philosophy.

Michael Cunniff, CFO

Mr. Cunniff brings more than 20 years experience in finance including SAAS, strategic operations, and business development. Mr Cunniff provides financial and operations expertise to several early stage and startup ventures. Prior to Zafesoft he led financial operations at Truveo, a video search company (acquired by AOL) and ContentNext Media, a digital media company (acquired by Guardian News and Media) from very early stage through acquisition. Prior to that, Mr. Cunniff was at Inktomi Corporation in various senior leadership roles, the last of which was Vice President and General Manager, Content Networking Solutions before he was retained by Yahoo! as part of Yahoo!’s purchase of Inktomi. Mr. Cunniff held a variety of senior financial/operational positions for Hitachi Data Systems over a ten year span. Mr. Cunniff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from George Mason University.

Rolf Fellmann, Director of Sales – Europe

Rolf Fellmann is the Director of Sales for Europe (located in Dusseldorf). Rolf brings over 20 years of successful experience in national and international sales – direct and channel sales, people management, business development for hardware, software and services products, including start-ups. With knowledge of various industries and businesses his expertise in strategic development of new markets, as well as his methodical approach make him a great fit for sales leadership. Before starting his own company for sales acceleration, Rolf worked for over 12 years at EMC Corporation – the last 6 years as Global Account Manager. Before joining EMC he worked at Matthiesen Data for around 5 years as Sales Manager.

Bill Vass, Advisory Board
Jason Hoffman, Advisory Board
Bob Gourley, Advisory Board