About Profian

Profian delivers Confidential Computing solutions that solve for security of data in use, a well-known vulnerability of cloud computing.

We help security teams seamlessly create private environments on public cloud hardware so organizations can enjoy the speed, scale and cost-saving benefits of cloud computing for even the most sensitive workloads. Our solution builds on the open source project Enarx, of which Profian is the custodian.

Profian was founded in 2021 by two Red Hat security experts with a mission to solve one of the most complex challenges facing security teams today.

Our Values


We value honesty and clarity in our company, our products and our partnerships.


We are committed to working in the open and publishing our code as open source software.


Security is non-negotiable and the guiding principle for how we operate.


We believe in transparency with our customers, partners and the open source community.


We are a globally-distributed team working on a new category of open source security technology. We don’t mind where you live, or whether you want to work from a traditional office or from your “back porch office.” Ideas flow when people are comfortable. Challenging work can be done from anywhere.

So wherever you are, if you’re up for the challenge of taking a new solution to market we encourage you to apply. Your work will have an immediate impact on our customers and our company’s growth.



Mike Bursell

Mike is the co-founder and CEO of Profian. He is also co-founder of Enarx, the leading open source framework for running applications in TEEs (Trusted Execution Environments). Mike is on the governing board of the Confidential Computing Consortium and the Bytecode Alliance. Prior roles include Chief Security Architect at Red Hat, Security Architect at Intel and Deputy Chair of the ETSI NFV Security Working Group. Mike is also an inventor with 58 patents as well as the author of the recently published “Trust in Computer Systems and the Cloud” and long-running security blog, Alice, Eve & Bob. He lives near Cambridge, in the UK.


Nathaniel McCallum

Nathaniel is the co-founder and CTO of Profian. He is also co-founder of Enarx, the leading open source framework for running applications in TEEs (Trusted Execution Environments). Nathaniel is a founding member of the Bytecode Alliance and a member of the Confidential Computing Consortium. He has been engineering systems at scale for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on cryptography and security. Prior roles include Virtualization Security Architect at Red Hat and roles at Fedora, Cypress, IBM and Canonical. Nathaniel is also an inventor with 28 patents as well as co-creator of the McCallum-Relyea protocol (one of the three known key-exchange protocols).

VP of Marketing

Jen Wike Huger

Jen spent 10 years in digital marketing at Red Hat growing a community of contributors and an audience of 3M+ readers for and the digital communities team.


Steve Street

Steve is a veteran of the cybersecurity and cloud computing markets. He is the founder and chair of Tantallon and non-exec chair of Climategames.

VP of Engineering

Dmitri Pal

Dmitri has more than 25 years of experience in the development of security-related software, as an engineer and as a manager. Dmitri previously worked at RSA Security, focusing on the RSA Authentication Manager and SecurID. He then spent fifteen years at Red Hat.


Project A Ventures

Seed Investor

Illuminate Financial

Seed Investor

Jim Whitehurst

Special Advisor

Silver Lake

Olivier Pomel



Sarah Novotny

Board member

Linux Foundation

Till Schneidereit


Bytecode Alliance

Tyler McMullen