A forward thinking team dedicated to innovation in cyber security.
Invincea is a company of innovators. Our executive team has helped build a series of successful security start-ups that have dramatically changed the security landscape. We are comprised of alumni from RipTech, ArcSight, Symantec, Cigital, NetWitness, Q1 Labs and RSA. We also have backgrounds with some of the largest companies in the world, including IBM and AOL, as well as the U.S. Federal Government.
|Anup Ghosh Founder and CEO
||Norm Laudermilch Chief Operating Officer
||Dana Duffy Chief Financial Officer
||Chris Smith EVP of Worldwide Sales
|Alan Keister Vice President - Engineering
||Chris Greamo Vice President - Invincea Labs
||Paul J. Bihuniak Vice President – Business Development & Global Alliances
||Michael Applebaum Vice President of Marketing
Mike Daniels (Chairman) – Former Chairman and CEO, Network Solutions
Mike Daniels rose to industry prominence with SAIC where he served as Senior VP and Sector VP from 1986-2004. He helped build SAIC to $10 billion in annual revenues with 45,000 employees. While at SAIC, Daniels purchased Network Solutions for $4.7 million in March 1995. As Chairman and CEO, he led Network Solutions through a successful IPO in 1997 and a second offering in 1999. In 2000, Daniels led a follow-on offering of $2.3 billion, one of the largest technology equity offerings in history. He was instrumental in the sale of Network Solutions on SAIC’s behalf for $19.6 billion.
In 2004, Daniels joined the board of directors of Apogen Technologies. He worked closely with the executive management team and private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners to build Apogen into a $200 million business. Apogen was sold in 2005 to QinetiQ for $300 million. As Chairman and CEO, Daniels worked with the Mobile365 Board of Directors to reposition the company, which was sold to Sybase for $417 million in November 2006.
Daniels also has served on the board of directors of Telcordia Technologies and VeriSign. He worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense, serving on the United States Trade Representatives International Investment Policy Advisory Commission, as a U.S. National Commissioner for UNESCO, as a White House Advisor on International Technology, and as a Senior Advisor to the National Security Council (NSC).
Daniels serves on the board of directors of Blackberry, CACI International, Mercury Systems, Acentia , Logistics Management Institute, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Amit Yoran – President, RSA, the Security Division of EMC
Amit Yoran serves as President of RSA. As President, Mr. Yoran is responsible for developing RSA’s strategic vision and operational execution across the business.
Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Yoran served as Senior Vice President of Products at RSA, where he provided leadership for RSA’s product development and product management organizations.
Mr. Yoran founded and served as the CEO of NetWitness, the market-leading network forensic product provider, which was acquired by RSA in 2011. In 2003 and 2004, Mr. Yoran served as founding director of the US-CERT program. Prior to that role, Mr. Yoran was co-founder and CEO of market-leading managed security services provider Riptech, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002, and where he subsequently served as Vice President of Worldwide Managed Security Services.
Mr. Yoran is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and George Washington University.
Victor Chang (Board Observer) – Investment Director, Dell Ventures
Victor is Investment Director at Dell Ventures where he invests in emerging technology companies across all of Dell’s strategic areas.
Before joining Dell Ventures, Victor served as Senior Director of Corporate Development at Quest Software (acquired by Dell in 2012) where he was responsible for both M&A and strategic investments.
Prior to Quest, Victor was vice president of the Hina Group, a China-based investment bank, where he advised American and Chinese technology companies in cross-border investments. Before Hina, he invested in early- and growth-stage technology companies at Crosslink Capital. Victor began his career as a strategy consultant at the Monitor Group.
Victor holds a B.S. and an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Tom Roberts – Harbert Venture Partners
Tom Roberts is a Partner with Harbert Venture Partners, the early growth stage venture arm of Harbert Management Corporation, one of the leading asset management firms in the Southeast with over $3 billion in committed capital under management. He currently serves on the boards of Invincea, ControlScan and Mobile Posse and manages HVP’s investment in Clarabridge. He led HVP’s investments in and was a board member of Agility Healthcare (sold to GE Healthcare in 2008) and JackBe (sold to Software AG in 2013). He also serves as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Rapid Reaction Technology Office, helping the DoD to identify promising emerging commercial technologies for the government.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (“MAVA”). Before joining HMC, Mr. Roberts was a senior investment banker for Wachovia (and predecessor firms First Union Securities and Wheat First Butcher Singer), where he originated and successfully executed over forty public and private equity and M&A advisory transactions for clients in the technology, telecom and healthcare sectors. He was a founding member of First Union’s Technology Investment Banking Group.
Prior to investment banking, he was with Markowitz & McNaughton, a strategy consulting firm, specializing in competitive analysis, market opportunity assessment, bench-marking and acquisition buy-side search and due diligence services for Fortune 500 clients. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia.
John Backus – Founder and Managing Partner, New Atlantic Ventures
John Backus is a seasoned technology investor and entrepreneur with 25+ years of experience investing in and managing rapidly growing high-technology companies. Prior to founding New Atlantic Ventures in 1998, Backus was a founding investor and the President and Chief Executive Officer of InteliData Technologies, a Fast 50 growth company in both 1997 and 1998. Backus led InteliData’s predecessor, US Order, through a successful $65 million IPO in 1995. He currently manages a $225 million venture portfolio at New Atlantic Ventures.
Backus serves on the board of directors of MPowerPlayer, Ftrans, Koofers, Qliance and RemitPro. He is former Chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation Board of Directors and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors, the founding Chairman and current board member of the NVTC TechPAC, and was appointed by former Virginia Governor Mark Warner to co-chair the Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission, which he served on for four years. Backus began his career at Bain & Co. and Bain Capital, where he was the first Bain & Co. management consultant to take a full-time operating role (as CFO) in a portfolio company.
Steve Fredrick – General Partner, Grotech Ventures
Steve Fredrick is a General Partner with Grotech Ventures where he leads investments in the software, wireless and digital media sectors. He is active on several portfolio company boards, including LogiXML, Omnilink Systems, RollStream and TRAFFIQ. His career spans engineering roles, entrepreneurial company building and early-stage investing. Prior to Grotech, Fredrick was a General Partner with Novak Biddle Venture Partners where he made significant contributions to the success of numerous companies. He began his career in research and development with IBM, and then joined a venture-funded software company in the document imaging space called Vantage Solutions, which was acquired in 1994. He subsequently co-founded software development firm MartinScott before making his transition to the venture business in 1997. Fredrick has served in interim operating roles with several portfolio companies upon request. He has also been instrumental in the launch of StartUpHire, an online job board listing thousands of opportunities at venture-backed companies.
Fredrick earned his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech and served for several years as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. He is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and venture investing.
Anup Ghosh – Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Invincea
Anup Ghosh, Ph.D., is Founder and Chief Scientist of Invincea, Inc. Ghosh was previously Senior Scientist and Program Manager in the Strategic Technology Office of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he managed an extensive portfolio of information assurance and information operations programs.
Prior to DARPA, Ghosh served as Vice President of Research at Cigital, Inc. and as principal investigator on contracts from DARPA, NSA, and NIST’s Advanced Technology Program. He has written more than 40 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles. Ghosh is also author of three books on computer network defense. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and serves on the editorial board of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine and has been guest editor for IEEE Software and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Ghosh is currently co-editor of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine’s Special Issue on Cloud Computing Security. Ghosh holds an appointment as Research Professor in the Center for Secure Information Systems at George Mason University, and he served as a member of the Committee on Information Assurance for Network-Centric Naval Forces for the Naval Studies Board, National Research Council.
For his contributions to DoD’s information assurance, Ghosh was awarded the Frank B. Rowlett Trophy for Individual Contributions by the National Security Agency in 2005. He was also awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service for his contributions while at DARPA, and the Hobart Newell Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Profession in 2005 from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Ghosh also received the IEEE’s Millennium Medal for Outstanding Contributions to E-Commerce Security. Ghosh completed is Ph.D. and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of Virginia and holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Tim Belcher – CTO RSA, Co-founder of Riptech and NetWitness
Tim has worked in information security for more than 20 years, providing security to Intelligence, Defense, and various Federal entities, the largest Financial Services, and Fortune companies. Tim has founded and grown to acquisition two companies, Riptech (sold to Symantec in 2002) and NetWitness (sold to RSA, the security division of EMC in 2011). Ernst & Young recognized Tim as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2001.
Sameer Bhalotra – Former White House Cyber Security Executive, COO Impermium
Dr. Bhaltora has a distinguished career of public service, most recently as the Obama White House’s Senior Director for Cyber-security. In this role, he advised the President regarding the nation’s top priority cyber-security initiatives to protect U.S. commerce and critical infrastructure; cyber-security legislation, identity management, botnet mitigation, and the federal government’s cyber-security budget. Dr. Bhalotra is also Chief Operating Officer of venture-funded cyber-security firm Impermium.
Arindam Bose — SVP & Information Security Officer, BBCN Bank
Bruce Brody — Experienced and Accomplished Chief Information Security Officer
Paul Calatayud – Chief Information Security Officer, Surescripts
Paul Calatayud serves as the head of Information Security, Audit, and Enterprise Risk Management as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Surescripts. Prior to his role with Surescripts, Paul was Director of Information Security for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 15 company, where he managed a department of 50 security professionals supporting over 150K employees. Paul has 15 years of experience within information security which started by serving in the Army as an information security cryptographer. Paul has held progressive roles in information security at the Department of Defense, Medtronic, Comcast, BAE Systems, Best Buy, and Vesta; where he was head of security for a company processing billions of credit card transactions annually. Paul sits on the Board of Directors for EHNAC, NH-ISAC; and Board of Advisors for Invincea, Secured2, Cram, SANS, Capella, and Intersect. Paul holds multiple certifications including CISSP, CISA, CISM, and GCIH. Paul holds a B.S. in Information Technology, MBA, Masters in Information Security, and a PhD in Leadership. Paul sits on Academic Advisory boards at Capella, ITT-Tech, and Globe College.
Bob Gourley – Founder and CTO, Crucial Point
Bob Gourley is the Editor of CTO Vision.com and is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm. His first career was as a Naval Intelligence Officer, which included operational tours afloat and ashore. He was the first J2 at DoD’s JTF-CND. He is a former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and a former executive with Northrop Grumman. He was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs in the globe by InfoWorld in 2007, and selected for AFCEA’s award for meritorious service to the intelligence community in 2008. Gourley was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of DC’s “Tech Titans” in 2009 and one of the “Top 25 Most Fascinating Communicators in Government IT” by Gov2.0 community GovFresh. Gourley holds an MS degree in Scientific and Technical Intelligence from the Naval Postgraduate School, an MS in Military Science from Marine Corps University, and an MS in Computer Science from James Madison University. He has published over 40 articles on a wide range of topics and was a contributor to “Threats in the Age of Obama” (January 2009).
Rhett Hernandez — LTG, US Army (Retired); Former Commander of Army Cyber Command
Lieutenant General Hernandez led key organizational transformation initiatives for the Army during periods of significant crisis, over a 39 year career of distinguished service. His last active duty assignment was as the first Commander of Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), where he was responsible for the daily operations, defense, and risk management of all Army networks with 1.2 million users, and when directed, conducted the full range of cyberspace operations. In addition to building a cyber force of more than 17,000 people, he led the development of a wide range of concepts, plans and programs to minimize cyber risk and ensure Army operations. As the Army’s lead for all cyberspace activity, he was responsible for cyber doctrine, training, leader development, organization, materiel and people. Currently, he serves as the West Point Cyber Chair to the Army Cyber Institute, Director CyberSponse, President of CyberLens, LLC, and is on a wide range of advisory boards. Lieutenant General Hernandez is actively engaged in consulting, speaking and supporting start-ups to large organizations in the academic, government, and industry sectors on key cyber topics. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Masters of National Security Strategy from the National War College where he was named a distinguished graduate.
Craig Shumard – Principal, Shumard and Associates; former CISO, CIGNA
Jonathan Trull — Chief Information Security Officer, Qualys
Jonathan Trull brings extensive public and private sector experience to his role as vice president, information security for Optiv, where he develops and executes on the company’s information security strategy and program. Previously, Trull was the CISO for Qualys where he was responsible for securing infrastructure and products, bringing security best practices to customers, providing strategic direction on the development of the QualysGuard Security Platform, researching real world threats and providing guidance on how to address them. In his prior role as the CISO for the State of Colorado, Trull significantly reduced the state’s risk by developing and executing on a successful security program, known as Secure Colorado, for 17 executive branch agencies encompassing 26,000 employees and 150,000 systems. Trull also served as the Deputy State Auditor for the State of Colorado and as a lieutenant commander for the U.S. Navy focusing on computer network defense, attack and intelligence. Trull was named by the SANS Institute as one of the “People Who Made a Difference in Cybersecurity” and has spoken at major events such as RSA, Black Hat, Gartner, CSO50 and SANS events. Trull is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). He earned a master’s degree from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver.