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.

Leadership

Ricardo Villadiego

Founder & CEO

Julián Argüelles

Chief Operating Officer

Javier Vargas

VP, Research & Development

David Sylvester

VP, Global Sales

Maria Lobato

Chief Marketing Officer

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. 

Color

Intensity

Form

Movement

Direction

Quick Facts

1000+

Customers

55 Billion+

Metadata Records Analyzed

11 Million+

Adversarial Contacts Detected

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.

David Sylvester

VP, Global Sales

David Sylvester is a bioengineer turned cybersecurity expert who has spent the last several years helping organizations find the right solutions for their challenges. David currently is responsible for defining and executing the global sales strategy for Lumu. Before Lumu, David led Easy Solution’s global expansion efforts from start-up through exit, reaching more than 465 customers and 125 million protected users worldwide.

In his free time, David is an active rower, father of three, and creator of Tour de Dog, the first human-canine cyclist team to accomplish riding 4500 miles through the United States.

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.