DNSSense is a fast-growing multicultural company where exceptional people gather to convert their ideas into solutions.

Erhan Yuksel

Founder, CEO

Erhan Yuksel received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering in 2004. From 2005 to 2007, he worked for a next-generation firewall company. Despite his young age, he later became a key member of a bank’s cybersecurity team given his insight in multiple cybersecurity disciplines.

He then started working for the largest European distributor, where he was in charge of next-generation firewall technologies. He founded his first venture and then went through a successful business exit by establishing a merger.

He spent three years developing domain classification databases immediately after launching his second company, DNSSense. Prior to being appointed CTO in 2021, he managed DNSSense for 5 years.

Erhan is excellent at motivating his team to achieve more and more, and is the reason why DNSSense has now market-leading solutions.

Cherif Sleiman

Board Member & Strategic Adviser

Cherif Sleiman is a highly effective, result-oriented leader withover 27 years of comprehensive sales, technology, and business experience.

He has held leadership positions at giants of the tech industry, including Cisco, Nortel, Brocade and Infoblox, where he has turbocharged the growth of these companies using his deep technology experience and business acumen to transform large-scale and highly complex businesses in mission-critical sectors such as finance, telecoms, government, and intelligence in diverse regions across NorthAmerica, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Cherif Sleiman has been a member of the DNSSense Board of Directors since July 2022.

Hakan Uzun

Board Member & Strategic Adviser

Hakan Uzun is a highly seasoned leader with extensive business development experience and is an expert on sales, new business development, marketing, channel strategy and market expansion.

He has over 30 years of experience working for international technology vendors and has held many diverse roles such as Regional & Country Director, Sales Director, Channel Director & SW Engineer. He has worked for industry leaders such as Siemens, Motorola, Avaya, Forcepoint, Infoblox and McAfee.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information System and Economics and a master’s degree in Business Information Systems.

Özay Uyanık

VP, Global Sales

Özay Uyanık is a graduate of Electronic Engineering from Istanbul Technical University who began her business journey at Netaş as a network engineer in IT department.

From 1997 to 2011, she moved to Cisco Turkey, where she held several key managerial positions in Systems Engineering, Channel Technical Lead, and Data Centre Sales. She then continued her career as the Solution Director at Huawei, devising GTM strategies for enterprise solutions before joining Exclusive Networks as the Deputy GM of Sales.

Özay has joined the DNSSense family since July 2023 as VP of Global Sales and will spearhead DNSSense’s global sales and channel management operations.

Ebubekir Buber

AI Team Leader

Ebubekir Buber studied Artificial Intelligence at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. He worked as a manager in projects involving artificial intelligence in the field of cyber security during his business experience. In order to develop more efficient projects in this field, he earned his second master’s degree in Cyber Security.

For over 7 years, he has been working on artificial intelligence projects in the field of cyber security. He has also created a number of high-quality academic publications on AI and cyber security.

He is currently the Head of AI & Big Data at DNSSense. He is also the Product Manager of Cyber X-Ray.