David Hindawi

About David Hindawi

Who is it?: Executive Chairman, Tanium
Birth Year: 1944
Birth Place: Berkeley, California, United States
Education: PhD University of California, Berkeley
Occupation: investor, philanthropist
Known for: co-founder of Tanium, Inc.
Spouse(s): married
Children: 2
Family: Orion Hindawi

David Hindawi Net Worth

David Hindawi was bornon 1944 in Berkeley, California, United States, is Executive Chairman, Tanium. David Hindawi cofounded cybersecurity firm Tanium with his son Orion in 2007. The duo previously started BigFix, an IT software patching system that they sold to IBM for $400 million in 2010. By then, the Hindawis already had moved on to Tanium, building the software in secret for five years before unveiling a new, super-fast way to scan and control security across thousands of networked computers in a company. In September 2015, they raised $120 million in new funding that valued Tanium at $3.5 billion, doubling their valuation of five months prior. In February 2016, Orion took over as CEO from his father, but in practice they co-manage Tanium. David is an immigrant who was born in Baghdad, grew up in Israel, and went to UC Berkeley to earn a PhD.
David Hindawi is a member of Technology

💰 Net worth: $1 Billion

2016 $1 Billion
2017 $1 Billion
2018 $1 Billion

Biography/Timeline

1951

Hindawi was born to an Iraqi Jewish family in Baghdad but moved to Israel in 1951. After college he served in the Israeli Air Force's Operations Research department. In 1970, he immigrated to the United States where he earned a PhD from UC Berkeley.

1984

In 1984, he founded a telecommunications company, Software Ventures, which was sold to an Internet Service provider in 1995. In 1997, he founded BigFix Inc, an IT systems management company that was acquired by IBM for $400 million in 2010. In 2007, along with his son, Orion Hindawi, he founded the cybersecurity firm, Tanium Inc. In September 2015, they raised $120 million in new funding that valued Tanium at $3.5 billion and making each of them a Billionaire. Tanium uses an approach to cybersecurity different from its main competitors Symantec and Intel’s McAfee which have a central data center that communicates directly with individual computers (and requiring a massive investment in data centers), Tanium instead uses a peer-to-peer system where each computer on a network talks to the computer adjacent to it, pooling data, and then relaying the information in a chain before sending it back to a single server. In February 2016, Orion took over as CEO from his Father, who continued to serve as the company's executive chairman.