Lumu is the cybersecurity company that helps the world measure compromise in real time.

We are the leading provider of compromise detection for the enterprise.

Creators of the Continuous Compromise Assessment™ model.
Our vision? To measure the world’s cyber-compromise by enabling any organization to continuously and intentionally measure and understand compromise to close the breach detection gap from months to minutes.

Our Purpose

We exist to make the network safer.

To make the life of the security practitioner better. To make compromise more difficult. To make companies feel in control of their disperse, complex infrastructure. To make the lives of our team enjoyable by offering infinite learning opportunities. To delight our customers and deliver on our promises. To impact the cybersecurity industry by changing the status quo. To end data breaches dark days.

Our Values

Lumu means light in Esperanto. As such, our team’s MO is well represented by the five basic qualities of light. 






Join our team and become an Illuminator

Ricardo Villadiego

Founder & CEO

Ricardo Villadiego (RV) is a seasoned entrepreneur and visionary technology leader focused on cybersecurity. His last 20 years have been spent in the quest of solving some of the most prevalent cybersecurity challenges organizations face. RV founded Easy Solutions, a global organization focused on the prevention and detection of electronic fraud. Subsequently, RV led the cybersecurity business unit at Cyxtera Technologies, where he developed a long-term vision and execution plan. His passion for technology and cybersecurity have triggered yet another venture, and he created Lumu Technologies with a clear objective: help organizations detect compromises at speed.

Along his career, Ricardo has held various leadership positions at IBM, Internet Security Systems and Unisys Corporation. He is an Electrical Engineer, avid reader, relentlessly curious, technology enthusiast, who currently lives in South Florida with his family.

Julián Argüelles

Chief Operating Officer

Julián Arguelles brings more than 15 years of experience in software service delivery and operations management in the cybersecurity industry. At Lumu, Julián is responsible for enabling the business with the tools and resources needed to execute at light-speed and ensuring customer success. Previously, Julián served as Co-founder and VP of Global Operations at Easy Solutions and Cyxtera, where he and his team delivered more than 100 complex projects across the globe, and helped financial institutions prevent $3.6 billion in losses from emerging threats.

Julián is an industrial engineer, an ever-optimist, an agile problem-solver, who enjoys exploring the world with his wife and two daughters, and is passionate about social issues.

Javier Vargas

VP, Research & Development

Javier Vargas brings 15 years’ experience in building cutting-edge software products. Having worked his way up from a technician and software developer, to leading R&D at Lumu Technologies, Javier is well-versed in building supercharged teams of highly motivated and empowered developers. His experience includes Product Owner roles of various software solutions, leading the Research efforts at Easy Solutions and Cyxtera, and countless customer-facing engagements. Javier credits his success to his business acumen when bringing products to life, the power of collaboration and transparent communication. 

Javier is a Software Engineer, self-taught instrument player, who enjoys grounding and simple experiences the most, and is passionate about helping others thrive through technology education and networking.

Maria Lobato

Chief Marketing Officer

Passionate about the power of words, Maria Lobato is the driving force behind Lumu’s positioning, marketing strategy and execution. As CMO, Maria leads a team of relentless doers whose focus is to cater to a buyer-driven journey, build engaging and influential experiences, and make Lumu the de-facto method for compromise detection. Maria previously served as VP of Cybersecurity Marketing at Cyxtera,  as well as Director of Marketing at Easy Solutions, overseeing all of the marketing functions related to the organization’s Zero Trust and Total Fraud Protection offerings, respectively. 

Maria holds an M.B.A. from Florida International University, brings her energetic self to regular yoga classes, enjoys beach days with family, and “mind over matter” is her mantra. 

Fernando Cuervo

VP, Growth

Fernando is a systems engineer who has built a career focused on solving the pressing cybersecurity organizations face. Over his 15+ year career, Fernando has developed a unique growth mindset and business knowledge to lead Lumu’s hyper growth phase. In his current role as VP of Growth, Fernando and his team lead strategic initiatives including customer acquisition, activation, conversion and retention.

Fernando is a passionate traveler, dynamic public speaker and thrives in helping people grow in their careers.

Jarrett Benavidez

VP, Sales North America

Jarrett Benavidez serves as Vice President of Sales for North America at Lumu, where his primary focus revolves around driving revenue growth and fostering alignment among various revenue-related functions. With a wealth of experience as a seasoned sales executive, Jarrett has a track record of success in helping to grow cybersecurity SAAS and security companies.

Before joining Lumu, Jarrett dedicated two decades of his career to holding key leadership positions within rapidly expanding organizations such as BeyondTrust, BlueVoyant, Trustwave and Internet Security Systems. During his tenure, Jarrett oversaw a diverse team of 35 professionals spanning the Americas and proficient in three different languages.

Jarrett has his BA from the University of Michigan and is a proud Wolverine, and his Masters Degree in Management from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

German Patiño

VP, Sales Latin America

As the Vice President of Sales for Latin America at Lumu Technologies, German is at the forefront of driving new business opportunities throughout the region. With over two decades of experience, he has been a trusted partner to numerous enterprises across Latin America, guiding them through a wide spectrum of security challenges, such as electronic fraud and the complexities of security operations.

Prior to joining Lumu, German successfully led Sales Easy Solutions, a company that was later acquired by Cyxtera, showcasing his exceptional leadership and business acumen.

German’s expertise extends beyond sales, as he is a certified coach adept at cultivating and motivating teams to accomplish project-specific goals. As a Computer Engineer by trade, he possesses a deep passion for technology and innovation. When he’s not shaping the future of cybersecurity, German finds joy in the exhilaration of motorcycle rides and the tranquility of communing with nature.

Jeffrey Wheat

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff brings more than 30 years of hands-on cybersecurity intelligence and cybersecurity operations experience including engagements with the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and NASA. More recently Jeff has served as CISO at Blue Team Alpha, where he educated customers on the current threat landscape and served as an advocate for the need of a strong cybersecurity practice. 

Jeff serves as Lumu’s Field CTO where he helps the company raise awareness about the Continuous Compromise Assessment concept and advises organizations of all sizes on how to optimize their cybersecurity operations in today’s challenging cyberthreat landscape.

Maria Cristina Delgado

Chief Legal Officer

Maria Cristina is an attorney with more than 10 years of experience in corporate, commercial and taxation law. Maria Cristina is the head of Lumu’s corporate legal department, responsible for the company’s legal affairs. Prior to joining Lumu, Maria Cristina was an associate attorney at Brigard Urrutia and Legal Senior Council at Easy Solutions.

Maria Cristina is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English, loves to go fishing, traveling and reading.

Fabio Betancourt

Chief Financial Officer

Fabio has spent the last decade working in senior financial roles within the cybersecurity space. As CFO of Lumu, Fabio is responsible for the company’s financial reporting and performance, accounting and for deepening investor relations efforts. Fabio is an avid photographer and reader who enjoys riding his adventure motorcycle through the beautiful landscapes of the United States.