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, encouraging collaboration with 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, CEO

Profian and Enarx co-founder, Mike has spent 25 years in security and distributed computing and is the author of “Trust in Computer Systems and the Cloud”, from Wiley. He lives near Cambridge, in the UK.

Nathaniel McCallum, CTO

Profian and Enarx co-founder, Nathaniel has been engineering systems at scale for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on cryptography and security. Previously the Virtualization Security Architect for Red Hat, he lives near Raleigh, NC.

Jen Wike Huger, VP of Marketing

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, CRO

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.


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