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Anne Aarness, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
As senior product marketing manager for McAfee Advanced Threat Defense, Anne Aarness is responsible for all go-to-market strategies for the product. With nearly 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, Anne has focused on security solutions for the past 10 years. Anne joined McAfee through the acquisition of Secure Computing in 2008, where she held product marketing roles for web security solutions.
David Allott, Director, Cyber Defense
As our director for cyber defense, David Allott is responsible for helping business communities build resilient cybersecurity initiatives across the Asia Pacific region. With 18 years of experience in the IT industry, he is highly sought after for his insights on cybersecurity.
Wayne Anderson, Enterprise Security Architect, McAfee
Wayne Anderson is the Enterprise Security Architect for McAfee’s Americas businesses, focused on helping customers – and McAfee’s own teams – navigate a hyper-evolving threat landscape. Mr. Anderson’s multi-disciplinary background as an experienced global information security executive and architect is complemented by C|CISO recognition from EC Council, information security management certification from GIAC and ISACA, and IT Architecture certification from IASA Global to assist clients with strategy in today’s high threat many-provider environment.
Christiaan Beek is the director of threat intelligence, malware operations at McAfee Labs, part of McAfee. He’s leading research in advanced attacks, actors involved and assists in take-down operations. Previously Christiaan was the director of incident response and forensics for the Foundstone team in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, leading a team of forensic specialists on major breaches. Beek is a securitysopher, defining threat intelligence strategy, performing reverse-engineering of malware, digital forensics, forensic data mining, as well as coaching security teams around the globe. He is a passionate instructor and cybercrime specialist who has developed multiple training courses, workshops, and presentations. Christiaan is also a contributor to the best–selling security book “Hacking Exposed.”
Grant Bourzikas, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), McAfee
Bourzikas is responsible for McAfee’s cybersecurity and physical security strategy including security architecture and solutions delivery, security governance, risk and vulnerability, and security operations and intelligence programs. As McAfee’s CustomerZero, he is responsible for protecting the McAfee organization by implementing and operationalizing McAfee endpoint security, advanced threat detection, security and event management, and cloud security products.
Leading McAfee’s Labs Operations, Bourzikas is responsible for threat intelligence data telemetry, content generation, content delivery, and analytics for McAfee customers.
Dave Bull oversees messaging, packaging, and pricing of the McAfee Data Loss Prevention and web protection technologies. With more than 16 years of experience in enterprise- and SMB-focused software, Dave joined McAfee through the acquisition of McAfee, where he held product management and product marketing positions. He also worked at Stellent (now Oracle) for seven years, serving in the sales, product marketing, and product management groups. Dave lives in the Denver, Colo. area and holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Colorado Christian University.
Mo Cashman, Director of the Enterprise Architecture
Mo Cashman is the director of the enterprise architecture team at McAfee. He has more than 15 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing cybersecurity solutions for large government and enterprise customers globally. In his current role, Mo advises large Service Providers and customers in Government, Finance, and Critical Infrastructure on security transformation and business resilience. In previous roles, Mo was the chief security officer for the global public sector team. Prior to joining McAfee, he led the Computer Security Incident Response Team for the U.S. Defense Department in Europe.
Allison Cerra, Sr. VP & CMO, McAfee
Allison Cerra is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at McAfee. In this role, she is responsible for leading all of McAfee’s marketing and communications initiatives. Cerra was previously vice president and head of marketing at Intel Security Group.
Before joining McAfee, Cerra served as vice president of marketing for the Americas Enterprise Group at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Prior to that, she served as vice president of marketing and communications at Alcatel-Lucent, vice president of sales and marketing at Frontier Communications, and director of consumer marketing at Verizon.
An accomplished senior marketing executive, Cerra has co-authored four books exploring how technology is changing business models and user behaviors. Most recently, she co-authored The Second Economy, which defines a new paradigm for how cybersecurity professionals can more effectively defend their organizations against online adversaries. She was named "CMO of the Year" and "Top Researcher of the Year" by the Dallas/Fort Worth American Marketing Association, and was recognized as a "Women in Business" and "Women in Technology" honoree by the Dallas Business Journal.
Cerra earned bachelor's degrees in marketing and management from the University of South Florida, and master's degrees in business administration and telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.
Cindy Chen, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Data Loss Prevention
Cindy Chen has more than 10 years of experience in the high-tech industry, specializing in product positioning, global launches, technical marketing, and channel marketing. Prior to joining McAfee, Cindy was a senior product marketing manager for Symantec, managing global marketing launches for endpoint protection and antispam appliance product lines. Previous, Cindy held various positions as product marketing engineer, technical marketing account manager, and mobile system architect for Intel. Cindy holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Santa Clara University, with a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Louis Cheung, Enterprise Technology Specialist
As one of our enterprise technology specialists, Louis Cheung is focused on designing effective security postures for enterprises of all sizes. With more than a decade of technical experience in intrusion prevention systems, he has a deep understanding of network security management.
Graham Clarke, Sr. Director of Product Management
Graham Clarke has 20 years of experience in IT security at Dr Solomon’s Software, McAfee, and Intel. During this time he has run a variety of engineering teams and defined product strategy for email security and data protection products, including encryption and data loss prevention.
Ben Cody, Head of Product Management, Data Protection
Ben Cody is Head of Product Management for Intel’s Data Protection technologies. In his role Ben is responsible for the strategic direction of Intel’s data protection products, as well as the overall financial health of the business. Ben has over 20 years’ experience in enterprise software, both in R&D leadership roles, as well as sales and marketing leadership roles. Prior to joining Intel, Ben was the Vice President of Product Management for Serena Software. Ben oversaw the successful launch and growth of both an ITSM and DevOps product offering. Prior to that, Ben was the Senior Director of Product Management for the Remedy business at BMC Software. During his tenure Remedy enjoyed double-digit market growth and climbed to the top spot in Gartner’s ITSM MQ. Prior to BMC, Ben was the Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Global 360, where the company gained leadership status in two separate Forrester BPM waves. Ben was a key member of the executive team that led a management buyout effort that created over 200% in shareholder return. Ben worked within the office of the CTO at Peregrine Systems and held technical roles within the Corporate Business Systems’ IT organization at Texas Instruments earlier in his career.
Salvatore Di Blasi, Sales Engineer McAfee Italia
Salvatore has worked at McAfee for 4 years as a Sales Engineer. His main focus is Endpoint Protection, SIEM and Advanced Threat Protection. He has more than 10 years of experience in IT security and has an extensive technical knowledge in global hardware, software and services.
Martin de Jongh, EMEA ETS, Threat Intelligence & Data Exchange
Martin de Jongh is responsible for ETS, threat intelligence, and data exchange in EMEA.
Daniel Flaherty, Product Marketing Manager
Daniel Flaherty is a member of the web security product team at McAfee. He is responsible for education about secure web gateway technology and defense against Internet threats. He has been with McAfee since 2010.
Josef Gillhuber, Sales Engineer
Josef Gillhuber has worked at McAfee since July 2015 and is a sales engineer based in Germany.
Lynda Grindstaff, Sr. Director of Future Innovation and Assessment Team, McAfee
Lynda creates the future for McAfee as a Senior Director of the Future Innovation and Assessment Team. She leads a global team that brings the future to life through innovative strategies and prototypes. Prior to McAfee, Lynda’s tenure with Intel spanned two decades and included numerous technical and leadership positions such as a business client strategist, innovation marketing manager, system software developer, chipset validation, and management of a global technical marketing team based in the US and India. A respected expert in her field, she has two patents and won the Intel Achievement Award, the Intel Software Quality Award, and the Society of Women Engineers Emerging Leader and Fellow Awards. Lynda holds a BS in computer science and is a valued industry conference speaker. She has a passion for coaching, growing, and developing technical leaders and remains active in community outreach programs for the Society of Women Engineers and the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
Rolf Haas, Enterprise Technology Specialist
Rolf Haas is an enterprise technology specialist, in the network security division of McAfee. With more than 20 years of experience in IT security, Rolf has built up extensive technical knowledge in global hardware, software, and services. He provides structured and innovative approaches to solving complex technical issues, as well as solutions and responses to both end users and channel partners while developing lasting customer relationships.
Richard Hart, Enterprise Technical Specialist, McAfee
Richard is responsible for McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and McAfee Behavioral Analytics products. Prior to working at McAfee, Richard worked in professional services for NitroSecurity and networking and security for several higher education institutions.
Christian Heitmann, Sales Engineer, T.I.S.P.
Christian Heitmann has many years of experience working with industry-leading security technologies. At McAfee he is a sales engineer focusing on web protection, endpoint protection, and advanced threat defense.
Nathan Jenniges, Sr. Director of Device Security, McAfee
Nathan Jenniges is Senior Director of the Device Security Business, reporting to the VP & GM of Corporate Products. Nathan leads a product management & marketing team responsible for planning and delivering security products and threat defense technologies across PC, Server, Mobile, and IoT devices. He has been with McAfee for over 6 years working as a product management leader in the Endpoint and Management product lines. Prior to McAfee, Nathan spent 15 years working in a variety of roles in engineering, marketing, strategy, and product management at Motorola and Dell. Nathan has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He is based out of the McAfee offices in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Brett Kelsey, Vice President and CTO McAfee
Brett Kelsey uses his more than 25 years of experience in evangelizing McAfee go-to-market strategy. Brett has also served as chief security officer in several government departments and financial organizations.
Christoph Kiechle, Sales Engineer
Based in Nürnberg, Germany, Christoph has been working in security for 15 years. He has worked as a sales engineer with McAfee for three years focusing on SIEM and database security.
Nicolas Lehoux, EMEA Inside Sales Engineering
Nicolas Lehoux has 11 years of experience working in IT and has been with McAfee since 2013. He has a background in data security and has previously worked at EMC.
Michael Leland, SIEM, McAfee
Michael Leland formerly served as the CTO of NitroSecurity (now part of McAfee), bringing over 17 years of senior leadership to the company. He was responsible for developing and implementing NitroSecurity's overall technology vision and roadmap. Michael has held senior technical management positions at companies such as Eziaz, Cabletron, and Avaya. At Avaya, a global telecommunications equipment and services vendor, he served as CTO where he led the company in its strategic efforts for converged data/voice development initiatives. Michael studied computer and electrical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and received an honorary MBA from Bentley University where he helped create the Information Age MBA curriculum.
Neil MacDonald, Vice President, Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Neil MacDonald is a member of Gartner's information security and privacy research. Specific research areas include protection from advanced targeted attacks using context-aware security and big data analytic approaches.
Mark Mastrangeli, Technology Solutions Architect, McAfee
Mark is a Sr. Architect supporting the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) ecosystem of technology partners. He works alongside the business development team to identify, develop, and manage key technology partners that fulfill the “Together is Power” vision of McAfee. Mark has more than a decade of experience in enterprise IT Security having held numerous pre-sales engineering, solution architecture, and account management roles. He also has a deep expertise in Industrial Control System Cyber Security methodologies and technology, including a position as the Co-Lead of the Security Working Group for Intel’s Energy Team developing Software-Defined Industrial Systems.
Grant McDonald, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
Grant McDonald is focused on endpoint security and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions for enterprises. Working with McAfee customers and McAfee Labs, he is closely involved with monitoring the evolving threat landscape and building best practices for sustainable defenses.
Thomas Maxeiner, Director of Enterprise Technology Specialists (ETS)
Thomas Maxeiner is the director for the enterprise technology specialists (ETS) team in EMEA. In that role, Thomas is responsible for orchestrating product line readiness and sales success, and leading the EMEA ETS for the respective business units. Thomas joined McAfee in 2007 as part of the acquisition of SafeBoot and has 14 years of experience in security with European and global roles. Thomas spent six years with SafeBoot, where he built up the German subsidiary and passed through different roles in the organization, including leading product management for the full disk encryption technology.
Dave Messett, Head of Product & Solutions Marketing, EMEA
Dave joined McAfee in April 2016. In his role as head of product and solutions marketing, EMEA he works closely with a wide variety of internal and external functions to ensure that McAfee’s broad portfolio of security technologies are widely understood and that customers are able to make better informed decisions about the security of their data and their infrastructure. Dave has been in the IT industry since 1994 in a variety of roles initially with IBM and more recently as European product marketing manager for Kaspersky Labs.
Martin Ohl, Solution Architect, EMEA
Martin is a solution architect for the EMEA region and joined McAfee in 2013. He specializes in building enterprise architecture designs, blueprints, and integrations aligned to key cybersecurity outcomes. During his time at McAfee, he has held several roles in various countries in the EMEA region. Prior to McAfee, Martin worked with global IT solution integrators and solution partners.
Tony Palmer, Senior IT Validation Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, McAfee
Tony provides third-party testing and analysis of IT services and solutions. Prior to ESG, he worked in pre-sales and technical marketing roles at networking, systems, and storage vendors including EMC and HP.
Ted Pan, Technical Marketing Engineer, McAfee
Ted Pan is a technical marketing engineer and has been working in the cyber security field for over 15 years. During his decade-plus tenure at McAfee, he has implemented security solutions at all ranges of organizations, from Fortune 10 companies to agencies with three letter acronyms.
Steen Pedersen, Principal Consultant, CISSP, Endpoint Practice Lead EMEA
Steen Pedersen has 24 years of professional experience within IT security. He works with McAfee's largest customers in Europe and Middle East, including banks, financial organizations, shipping, oil and gas, production, and military and security organizations. Steen provides security consulting, analysis, design, architecture, review, advice, strategy, training, troubleshooting, and incident response. He also guides the implementation of McAfee technologies, including endpoint security solutions, antimalware, encryption, DLP (endpoint and network DLP), application control, change control, host intrusion prevention, host firewall, host web security, and more, delivering fully optimized security solutions. Steen is an expert in McAfee ePO, the centralized solution for security management, reporting, and identifying IOCs.
Sergio Pilla, Sales Engineer
Sergio Pilla is an Information Security Professional with over 15 years of experience. With a degree in Systems from CAECE University, he is also a Certified Information Security Manager and specialized in network security and risk management. He has held positions in companies such as Logicalis, Internet Security Systems, IBM and is currently a Sales Engineer at McAfee.
Jonathan Rendal, Sr. Systems Engineer for IBERIA
Jonathan Rendal is member of the pre-sales team in Madrid, and has more than 20 years of experience in security. He has many certifications, including ISMS Auditor, Security+, and AENOR, and has deep technical knowledge on many different security technologies.
Jason Rolleston, Vice President and General Manager for Security Intelligence & Analytics
As our VP/GM for Security Intelligence & Analytics, Jason directly leads our strategy and associated Product Management teams for Security Incident & Event Management, Advanced Threat Defense, Threat Intelligence Exchange & McAfee Labs. Jason is an accomplished business executive, with experience across multiple technologies, managing businesses at scale, while also developing next generation capabilities for adjacent opportunities. Prior to joining Intel, Jason was the Head of Product Management for Enterprise Routing at Cisco with responsibility for product strategy across the enterprise & service provider markets, representing over $3B in business for WAN routing, Software Defined WAN (SDWAN), network function virtualization (NFV), and converged branch infrastructure. Jason joined Cisco in 2011 and over his tenure, led teams in Unified Communications, Branch Office Consolidation, & In-door wireless location services. Prior to Cisco, Jason held a variety of senior positions at Symantec Inc. including Enterprise Security Management, Endpoint Management, & Datacenter Automation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and a Masters in Engineering Management from Cornell University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mike Rothman, Analyst & President Securosis, LLC
Mike is one of the most sought-after speakers and commentators in the security business, and brings a deep background in information security. After 20 years in and around security, he’s one of the guys who "knows where the bodies are buried" in the space.
Michelle Salvado, Sr. Director, Customer Success, McAfee
Michelle Salvado is an accomplished technical leader with deep knowledge of software engineering execution, operations, adoption, process implementation and continual improvement. In her 5+ years at McAfee, Michelle has demonstrated a strong talent for building and managing software engineering and services organizations.
Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow, McAfee
Raj Samani is a computer security expert working as the Chief Scientist, and McAfee Fellow for cybersecurity firm McAfee. Raj has assisted multiple law enforcement agencies in cybercrime cases, and is special advisor to the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in The Hague. Raj has been recognized for his contribution to the computer security industry through numerous awards, including the Infosecurity Europe hall of Fame, Peter Szor award, Intel Achievement Award, among others. Raj is also the co-author of the book 'Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid', CSA Guide to Cloud computing, as well as technical editor for numerous other publications. He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani.
Shel Sharma, Director of Product Management, Network Security
As director of product management for network security, Shel Sharma is responsible for driving the next generation IPS product direction at McAfee. He is a veteran of the security industry, having spent 15 years at various companies, both big and small. Sharma joined McAfee from Cyphort, where he was in charge of product and marketing strategy of the APT Defense Platform. Previously he held product and marketing leadership roles at Symantec, Infoblox, Secure Computing, and Blue Coat Systems. Sharma holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.
Doug Keller, McAfee Endpoint Regional Specialist
Doug Keller has spent his entire career in various IT fields. He has specialized in endpoint security for the last nine years.
Chris Sherman, Sr. Analyst, Forrester Research
Chris Sherman is an analyst serving Security & Risk professionals. His research focuses on helping these professionals make strategic decisions regarding endpoint security (laptops, PCs, smartphones, and tablets) and data privacy, such as how to secure employee-owned devices while meeting industry compliance standards. Chris also works closely with Forrester's Infrastructure and Operations team to help integrate security operations with traditional endpoint management.
Heidi Shey, Sr. Analyst, Forrester Research
Heidi Shey serves security and risk professionals in solutions for data security and privacy and for security architecture and operations. Her research focuses on data discovery and classification, secure file sharing and collaboration, cybersecurity, and privacy topics such as policy and regulatory concerns, biometrics, and consumer security. She also focuses on data-driven topics such as security spending and costs of a data breach.
Marc Spitler, Sr. Manager at Verizon Security Research
Marc leads the development of Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report and has co-authored six DBIRs since 2011. He is deeply involved in the development of VERIS, a framework for collecting breach incidents in a structured and repeatable manner using a common descriptive language.
Peter Stephenson, Cyber criminologist, PhD, CISSP
Dr. Peter Stephenson is a cyber criminologist, digital investigator, and digital forensic scientist. He has lectured extensively on digital investigation and security, and has written, edited, or contributed to over 18 books and several hundred articles in major industry publications. He is on the editorial advisory boards of several publications, authors the “The Threat Hunter” blog, and is technology editor for SC Magazine. He is an emeritus professor for Norwich University.
Josh Thurston, Technology Strategist, Office of the CTO
Josh Thurston is a security strategist in the McAfee Office of the CTO. In this role, Thurston drives business growth and defines the McAfee go-to-market strategy creating and communicating innovative solutions for today's complex information security and privacy challenges.
Terry Stuart, Enterprise Solutions Architect
Over the past five years, Terry has been one of the key enterprise technology specialists for the SIEM solution at McAfee. As a 20-plus year veteran in IT, most of which specializing in security, his experience was founded via hands-on security practitioner and systems analyst roles for many Fortune 500 organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions with domestic and global presence.
Steve Towndrow, Principal Consultant at McAfee Professional Services
Steve Towndrow is a principal consultant at McAfee Professional Services. Steve specialises in the field of protecting businesses and government departments from threats delivered by web and email content delivered from the Internet. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, and is based in Colchester in the U.K.
Brian Trombley, Sr. Director of Product Management
Brian Trombley is a 13 year veteran of McAfee and McAfee. As Senior Director of Product Management, Brian is currently leading a team that is defining our Threat and Attack Analysis direction and capabilities. Prior to this, Brian was responsible for McAfee Labs Product Management, where he focused on helping McAfee products excel in third-party test results and delivering next-gen threat protection capabilities. He spent the first portion of his McAfee career working on McAfee Consumer products, where he oversaw a team of product managers that redefined the product line’s feature set and user interface for Windows and Mac.
Ismael Valenzuela, IR/Forensics Technical Practice Manager, Foundstone Services
Ismael Valenzuela has participated as a security professional in numerous projects across the globe during the last 15 years. As a top cybersecurity expert with a strong technical background and deep knowledge of penetration testing, security architectures, intrusion detection, and computer forensics, Ismael has provided security consultancy, advice, and guidance to large government and private organizations, including major EU Institutions and U.S. Government agencies. He is the author of security articles for Hakin9, INSECURE Magazine, and the SANS Forensics Blog, has experience teaching at BlackHat, serves on the GIAC Advisory Board, and is a SANS Instructor for the Cyber Defense and Digital Forensics and Incident Response curriculums. He is one of the few individuals worldwide to hold the highly regarded GIAC Security Expert (GSE) certification, in addition to numerous other industry certifications.
Marcus Viertel, Enterprise Technology Specialist, EMEA Lead for Advanced Threat Defense
Marcus Viertel leads the Advanced Threat Defense platform in EMEA and has more than 20 years of experience in ICT and IT security with companies such as Alcatel, Cable & Wireless, and BT Global Services. He holds master’s degrees in business and information security, and merges strong business focus with deep technical understanding of technology trends and architectures. He has significant background in network security and advanced malware, leads expert communities in these areas, and is a regular speaker at conferences and events.
Vincent Weafer, Vice President of McAfee Labs, McAfee
Vincent Weafer oversees a team of hundreds of researchers in dozens of countries, as well as millions of sensors around the globe, all dedicated to helping protect McAfee customers from the latest cyber threats. He has presented at numerous international security conferences, is the coauthor of a book on Internet security has also been invited to testify on multiple government committees, including the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on Combating Cyber Crime and Identify Theft in the Digital Age; the United States Sentencing Commission’s public hearing on Identity Theft and the Restitution Act of 2008; and the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Impact and Policy Implications of Spyware on Consumers and Businesses.
Candace Worley, Vice President, Chief Technical Strategist
Candace Worley is a senior technology executive and recognized thought leader in the endpoint security industry. For over 20 years she has developed and delivered successful enterprise software solutions resulting in notable market growth and new revenue streams for global companies.
Initially joining McAfee as a product manager in 2000, she advanced rapidly within the company, and by 2010, was appointed senior vice president and general manager. Worley is currently responsible for go-to-market strategy and alternate routes to market, global enterprise messaging, solutions pricing and packaging, technical marketing, pricing and licensing strategy, and competitive intelligence across the corporate products portfolio.
Paul Zimski, Director of Product and Solution Marketing
Bringing more than 15 years of security industry experience, Paul Zimski leads the product marketing and solution strategy for McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange as the director of product and solution marketing. Prior to his role at McAfee, Zimski served as the vice president of solution marketing at Lumension, and held strategic marketing and product management roles at Harris Corporation and Finjan.