|Job title of nominated professional (or team name)
|Chief Product Officer, Invicti
|Company (where nominated professional or team is working)
|Company size (employees)
|100 to 499
Sonali Shah is a technology executive with 25 years of experience in product management, marketing, corporate strategy, finance, and M&A. Her accomplishments include building high-performing product and marketing teams, launching startups, and taking high-growth companies into new markets and regions. Sonali joined Invicti in June of 2021, and her presence has already made meaningful, positive contributions to both the culture and operations of the organization.
In just a year-and-a-half as Invicti’s Chief Product Officer, Sonali has played a defining role in a number of critical initiatives – contributing greatly to recent company successes that include bringing on 750 new customers. Sonali’s previous roles include CPO at WhiteOps and Veracode, and VP of Products and Marketing at BitSight. She received her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and an MS in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Across her career, Sonali has established a broad track record of success in championing corporate, product, and go-to-market strategies that have proven time and again her value as a leader and industry influencer. In addition, long before the majority of organizations had even begun to consider diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Sonali had established herself as a pioneering advocate for increased representation of minority groups in the tech sector. In her spare time, Sonali is an avid painter and volunteers with Boston-area nonprofits that help advance access, equity and funding for educational programs.
● Sonali is one of the cybersecurity industry’s most prolific thought leaders, with articles in major business and cybersecurity publications such as Forbes, SC Magazine, and Security Boulevard. In addition to speaking roles, podcast appearances, and mentorships, she was appointed to a Board Advisory position at ThreatX and has published numerous articles offering critical industry insights and analysis around cybersecurity’s most pressing issues.
● Sonali is a leading champion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) – both within Invicti and across the cybersecurity and tech sectors more broadly. She is an advisor to Astia and the Springboard Technology Council, two organizations that support female entrepreneurs. She is also an advisor to the GreenLight Fund, a mission-driven organization supporting youth and families in economically-disadvantaged areas.
● Sonali has contributed in other ways to benefit both the cybersecurity community and society as a whole. She is an active member of the Hestia Fund, which supports programs that create opportunities for children from underserved families. Also, in 2015 Sonali founded Project Suriya, a program that provides free English language lessons for low-income families in South India. Sonali also serves on the Board of Directors of both Shibumi, a portfolio management software company, and 826 Boston, a nonprofit writing, tutoring and publishing organization for students in grades K-12.