BOARD OF DIRECTORS BIOGRAPHIES
Alexander Harrington, Chairman
Alex is an accomplished technology founder and executive with 20+ years leading start-ups and growth technology enterprises. Prior to SecureCo, Alex was Chief Executive Officer and board member of PeerStream, Inc., a public communications technology company. Alex previously served as CEO of MeetMoi, LLC, a mobile social platform, prior to its sale to Match.com. Prior to that, Alex served as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations for Zagat Survey, where he oversaw a transformation of the digital business which ultimately culminated in the company’s sale to Google. Alex holds a MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Williams College.
Eric Sackowitz, Director
Eric is a technology leader with a deep background in multimedia communications software and broadcast. He was formerly CTO and COO at PeerStream, Inc., a communications software company which served nearly half a billion end users around the world. Prior to joining PeerStream, he worked as VP of Technology & Digital Media at World Wrestling Entertainment. Prior to WWE, he served as VP of Technology Operations at Digitalsmiths and VP of Operations at Gotuit Media, an early market leader in rich metadata driven video navigation and discovery. Eric was an original pioneer in on-air digital media delivery as a technology leader at CBS Corporation. Eric holds a B.S. in Business and Marketing from the State University of New York at Albany.
David Laizerovich, Director
David is COO of Conversion Squared Corporation where he manages multiple assets of the company in different markets. Prior to that he was president and CEO of Critical Watch Corporation, a cybersecurity SAAS Company, which was sold as part of a successful exit. Prior to that David was VP and GM of the intelligent networking telecom business of IEX Corp., which was acquired by Tekelec Corp. Prior to that he was President of wireless security provider Hawkeye System Corp., which was acquired by a UK company. David also served in various technical and marketing management positions at Motorola SCADA system group. He holds four U.S. patents and has a BS in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Connecticut.
Marc Sokol, Director
Marc is a General Partner at Florida Funders, where he chairs the investment committee, and serves on the boards of several technology companies. He is also Chairman of VirtualZ Computing. His 40+ year career in the technology industry includes engineering, marketing, M&A, and executive management. He started his investing career over 20 years ago as a general partner at JK&B Capital and was responsible for many investment successes including as an early stage investor in Splunk (SPLK). Prior to that he spent 10 years as an executive at Computer Associates (CA) which acquired the company he co-founded, Realia Inc. Marc attended the Illinois Institute of Technology. Marc is also President of the board of CAST, a social services charity on eastern Long Island.
Neil Kittleson, CEO of NKrypt
Neil has spent the last 25 years in the military, intelligence community, and business world as a thought leader in security solutions and the technology which delivers them. Neil spent 10 years at the National Security Agency, where, in his last role, he was the senior executive responsible for the Nation’s code generation and production capacity, the products often referred to as the “nuclear button.” Prior to that he held a number of strategic roles, collaborating with industry to improve and deliver commercial security products and standards, and protecting classified communications for the US and our allies.
STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD BIOGRAPHIES
John L. Sullivan, CEO of Boston Scientific
Jack currently serves as Chief Security Officer of Boston Scientific, where he is responsible for managing security of facilities in 130 countries, including crisis management, business continuity and safeguarding intellectual property. Prior to Boston Scientific, Jack was the CSO of Starbucks and the Director of Corporate Security and Loss Prevention for Dunkin’ Brands. He also has had a distinguished career of service with the U.S. federal government, first as a U.S. Marine, then as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General. Jack sits on several industry and company advisory boards relating to physical and cyber security. He was named to the 2019 list of the most influential people in Security by Security Magazine.
Cale Teeter-Gregg, CTO of Kagwerx
Cale is a member of executive management at Kagwerks and leads all technology efforts in developing tactical hardware and communications technology for the connected warfighter and first responder. Prior to Kägwerks, Cale served as the Senior Vice President for goTenna Inc., leading the launch of the goTenna Pro in 2018 and driving federal sales for tactical edge communications solutions. Cale also served as a strategic planner and congressional liaison at the Department of Homeland Security. Cale began his career in the military as an SMP (Simultaneous Military Personnel) with Company G (Ranger) 143rd Infantry, then as a Platoon Leader in the 1st Battalion (ABN), 501st Infantry Regiment.
Vice Admiral T.J. White, U.S. Navy (retired)
Over his 33 years of distinguished military service, VADM White gained unparalleled insight and experience in cyberspace security and intelligence operations across the Department of Defense, and in coordination with other federal agencies and international partners. His most recent tour was as Commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth FleetCyber/U.S. Navy Space Command. He previously commanded the Cyber National Mission Force/USCYBERCOM, served as director for intelligence/J2, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, and was a deputy director, Tailored Access Operations, NSA. VADM White holds degrees from the United States Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the National Defense University. He began his career as a surface warfare officer aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63).
Dr. Ed Amoroso, CEO, TAG Cyber
Dr. Ed Amoroso is CEO of TAG Cyber. An NYU professor and former AT&T executive, Ed started TAG Cyber in 2016 to democratize research and advisory services and unleash his inner entrepreneur. Business Insider tapped him as one of the country’s 50 leaders “who helped lead the cyber security industry."
FINANCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD BIOGRAPHIES
Jerich Beason, CISO, Commercial Bank, Capital One
Jerich has spent his career building industry-leading cybersecurity programs to protect some of the nation’s most sensitive assets.
Jerich has served in leadership roles at some of the most respected companies within the cyber security industry including Capital One, Lockheed Martin, RSA and Deloitte where he was a trusted advisor to executives within the federal government and fortune 500 organizations. Jerich advised these companies on cyber security strategy, architecture and program development. As a recognized thought leader in cyber security, Jerich sits on panels, speaks at conferences and events & contributes to white papers and security articles. He also serves as a Board advisor to multiple security startups. Jerich is currently the host of Epiq’s podcast, Cyberside Chats which has the mission of increasing knowledge and awareness of cyber security within the legal industry and SANS Seat at the table Live show which aims at equipping cyber leaders with the skills to develop influence in the C suite. Jerich holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Cyber Security.
Tim Marsden, CISO, Stifel Financial Corp.
Tim currently serves as Chief Information Security Officer at Stifel, a full-service financial services firm with over 400 locations in 10 countries. Prior to this role, he served as the firm’s Director of Data Governance. Before joining Stifel, Tim spent 11 years at the Federal Reserve in a variety of security oversight and risk management roles, and 4 years at WorldPay (formerly RBSLynk) developing e-commerce and payment services. He is an active member of InfraGard, a public-private partnership between the FBI and the private sector and has served as an advisor to multiple security and technology companies. .
Umasankar Nistala, CIO, Payments, Fiserv, Inc.
Umasankar Nistala is Chief Information Officer at Fiserv, Inc., overseeing the Payments businesses. In this role, he partners closely with business leaders to drive the company’s payments technology solutions. A seasoned technologist and leader in the financial services sector, Umasankar most recently was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for BNP Paribas India Solutions. Previously, he served 16 years with JPMorgan Chase in a variety of technology leadership roles. Umasankar holds a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham Gabelli School of Business, a master’s degree in computer applications from the University of Hyderabad and a bachelor’s degree in science from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
Moriah Hara, CISO, Vigilance Security, Inc.
Moriah is based in NYC and is an award winning 2x Fortune 500 Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at companies such as Wells Fargo Capital Markets and Interpublic Group. She is currently the Founder of Vigilance Security, a cybersecurity consulting firm providing protecting the revenue, privacy and assets for small and medium businesses in the family office, hedge fund, mining, healthcare, technology and manufacturing spaces. She is a graduate of the inaugural Wharton’s Economics of Blockchain Program in 2022 and Harvard University's Executive Cyber Security Program and is a sought out thought leader at security forums such as FS-ISAC, FINRA, SINET and Bloomberg Publications.