Experts join Britive leadership team

As part of an ongoing effort to add proven technology industry leaders to its leadership team, Britive has appointed three cloud security, data analytics and sales experts to drive customer growth across the U.S. and enhance the company’s overall financial management and operations. Harry Wan will join as Head of Security; Michael Schell as Director of Sales, Southwest; and Armen Poghosyan as Head of Finance and Operations

“Hiring top talent has always been core to Britive’s success—and Harry, Michael and Armen are the perfect example,” said Art Poghosyan, CEO and co-founder, Britive. “Their combined expertise is precisely what we need during this momentous time in our company and market. Their contributions will be key for us as we continue to build our company and execute on our vision of becoming the leading cloud access management platform.”

Harry Wan, Head of Security

Harry will be responsible for the secure development and operations of the Britive platform, and information and data security of Britive. A key element of Harry’s role will be working with our leadership team to determine acceptable levels of risk for the organization.

“Joining Britive was a no-brainer. Everything from their impressive team of seasoned leaders, and their vision to transform cloud-native permissioning, made it an easy choice,” said Wan. “The value Britive is delivering to its customers is unmatched. As a security professional, I’ve experienced how broad and diverse the attack surface has become as a result of the rapid growth of the cloud-native application stack. Helping Britive become a trusted partner in enhancing the security posture of its customer’s cloud-native application stack is a challenging task, which I am excited to undertake.” 

Michael Schell, Director of Sales, Southwest

Michael will lead our sales team in the region and look to drive further penetration in this market. Michael has been a part of the Britive team since 2020 when he joined the company as an Advisory Board Member. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and Cloud technology sales to Britive.

“Cloud-native security has become a top-of-mind concern—and Britive has become the de facto cloud access management platform,” said Schell. “Our unique Just In Time permissioning and secrets governance capabilities are enabling companies to manage thousands of permissions across virtually every cloud solution, including SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, DaaS—all under a single platform. I look forward to working with the team to help take the company’s go-to-market plans to the next level.”

Armen Poghosyan, Head of Finance and Operations

Armen brings two decades of experience as advisor and investor in technology companies. As an investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, he completed landmark acquisitions, IPOs and other financings globally. He analyzed companies and published financial reports at Credit Suisse equity research, and for the past decade he rose to Managing Director at the award-winning investment management firm Harvest Capital (now No Street Capital).

“Britive’s Cloud Access Management Platform is disrupting the status quo and leading the charge in creating a Zero Trust cloud security stack. With resounding validation from high profile customers and investors, Britive’s vision is moving into execution and I am thrilled to join the team at this critical juncture.”

About Britive

Britive ( is a cloud-native security solution built for the most demanding cloud-forward enterprises. The Britive platform empowers teams across cloud infrastructure, DevOps, and security functions with dynamic and intelligent privileged access administration solutions for multi-cloud environments. Using deep API-based integrations, our patent-pending technology orchestrates permissioning for the modern enterprise cloud infrastructure and applications. The Britive platform helps organizations implement cloud security best practices like Just In Time (JIT) access and zero standing privileges (ZSP) to prevent security breaches and operational disruptions, while increasing efficiency and user productivity. Britive’s customers include medium to large businesses and Fortune 500 enterprises across automotive, retail, media & entertainment, information technology and other industries. Britive was founded by security industry veterans with a track record as successful entrepreneurs and experts in innovation.

Check into our careers page to see if it’s time to join Britive’s experts and start your journey in the world of zero trust access today.