Co-founder and CEO

Michael Shieh

Michael brings more than 20 years of leadership in product and engineering in the security industry.

Prior to Appaegis Michael was co-founder and CTO of vArmour where he led the launch of the first micro-segmentation solution for hybrid cloud applications. His prior experience also includes various engineering leadership positions at Juniper, Netscreen, and Lucent Technology.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University and a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri, Columbia. In his spare time Michael enjoys hiking, biking and listening to music.


Co-founder and CTO

Yonghui Cheng

Yonghui Cheng has 20 years of experience in the Security industry. He has built engineering organizations from the ground up and delivered several enterprise and carrier grade security solutions.

Yonghui was a Fellow at Palo Alto Networks where he worked on diverse solutions ranging from delivering highly scalable public and private cloud solutions to building a wide range of custom embedded systems. He has also had engineering leadership and developer roles in Juniper Networks and NetScreen.

Yonghui holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University and an MBA from the Wharton School. Outside of work, Yonghui enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as exploring his love for the outdoors while skiing and hiking.

VP of Marketing

Prakash Nagpal

Prakash has over 20 years of experience in shaping B2B technology products, developing messaging and go-to-market strategies. He has successfully transformed product organizations and defined new products, led marketing to build over a $200M pipeline and manage M&A transactions. His domain expertise includes cybersecurity, SaaS, cloud, big data, networking and manufacturing.

Prakash holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics, a Master of Science in Computer Science and MBA from Cornell University. In his spare time Prakash enjoys playing tennis and gardening.