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Leadership

Neal Creighton, Chief Executive Officer

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Neal Creighton has more than a decade of experience in the cybersecurity industry. As president and CEO, Creighton leads fundraising efforts, having raised $45 million for CounterTack to support next-generation endpoint security innovation.

As co-founder, president and CEO at GeoTrust, Creighton lead a $24 million financing round, and selling GeoTrust to VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for $125 million. Other ventures Creighton has spearheaded include GeoTrust spin-off ChosenSecurity, acquired by PGP, Corp. (now Symantec), and AffirmTrust LLC, acquired by Trend Micro.

Creighton serves on advisory boards for OneID and the Army Cyber Institute, is Chairman of Robly and Chairman of Shield Capital Partners technology advisory board. Neal speaks regularly at industry conferences including RSA, Gartner Security & Risk Summit and America’s Growth Capital.

Creighton is a graduate of the USMA at West Point, and holds a JD and an MBA from Northwestern University.


Jim Bandanza, CRO/Chief Operating Officer

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Jim Bandanza brings over 20 years of enterprise security and software experience to CounterTack as CRO/Chief Operating Officer. Prior to CounterTack, Bandanza served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Egenera. During his time with the company, he led the transformation of the go to market model to meet the needs of the company's evolving cloud based software business. 

Previous to his time with Egenera, Bandanza was the Senior Vice President of Field Operations at RSA, The Security Division of EMC; leading sales and business development operations when EMC acquired RSA for $2.1 billion in 2005.

Bandanza also held senior roles with Stream International, Versys Inc, BBN and LTX Corporation, and is currently an advisor to a number of emerging IT Security firms. He earned his Bachelor's degree in business from Northeastern University.


Jim Harrison, Chief Financial Officer

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Harrison brings a wealth of experience in financial management and business operations to CounterTack. As chief financial officer, he directs all financial and administrative functions for the organization.

Harrison has spent the majority of his career serving in executive financial roles at start-up technology companies, and has helped to procure more than $50 million in venture capital funds. Most recently, Harrison served as sales operations leader at EXFO Inc. He previously held the position of vice president and director of business operations at Workscape. He has also held executive roles at early stage companies including Ratepoint, Chosen Security, GeoTrust and CyberTrust. Formerly, Harrison served as director of business operations at BBN Genuity.

Harrison has completed Master of Business Administration coursework at Babson College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from University of Massachusetts Lowell.


Michael Davis, Chief Technology Officer

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As CounterTack's CTO, Michael Davis is responsible for driving the advancement of CounterTack's revolutionary endpoint security platform, as well as leveraging his visionary approach to push defenders ahead of attackers. 

Davis is one of the nation's leading authorities on information technology, authoring top selling book, Hacking Exposed, and contributing to publications such as InformationWeek and Dark Reading. He was voted one of the “Top 25 under 25” by BusinessWeek, and named semi-finalist of the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.

In 2005, he founded Savid Technologies, an IT security consulting firm. By 2010, Savid was ranked 611 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America. Prior to Savid, he served as senior manager of global threats at McAfee, where he led a team of researchers investigating confidential and cutting-edge security analysis.


Raj Dodhiawala, SVP Product Management & Engineering

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Over the last 25+ years, Raj Dodhiawala has led new product development and marketing, software engineering, partner development, customer care & services and business development. As SVP Product Management & Engineering at CounterTack, Raj is responsible for product management, engineering, company strategy and direction, setting the organization on the path to growth and high-value. 

Previously he served as VP of Products and Marketing at VANTOS, helping to drive their cyber incident response, case management and threat intel platform. As the Vice President of Innovation and Engineering at Morse Best Innovation, Raj led the company's effort in technical marketing services. At Microsoft, he was the Chief Architect of the .Net Center of Excellence as well as the Program Co-Lead for the Net Effect program. Prior to Microsoft, Raj served as Director of Engineering at Blue Coat. Raj received his Masters in Computer and Systems Science from Louisiana State University and his B. Tech in Electronics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at BHU in Varanasi, India.


Tom Bain, Vice President, Marketing

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Bain leads the Marketing and research efforts at CounterTack with over 12+ years of experience with leading IT Security organizations. He serves as a key security evangelist for CounterTack.

Bain’s responsibilities include strategic messaging, security research, demand generation and analyst/investor relations. Prior to CounterTack, he spent time with Security Innovation, Q1 Labs (an IBM Company) and Application Security, Inc. (a Trustwave company), and has worked with leading security brands including Wave Systems, Sophos, CA and Red Hat.

Bain has been an industry speaker at conferences including the Global CISO Forum, Hacker Halted, SecureWorld Expos, OWASP, Strata + Hadoop World, Terrapin Cyber Security Conference, The Montgomery Summit, Camp IT, Boston Security Conference and Security Meet-ups. He earned a MS degree in International Relations and Public Affairs from UMASS-Boston and holds a BA in Communications from Rhode Island College.


Michael Deskewies, Vice President, North American Sales

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Mike leads the company’s North American sales and channel development efforts, forging partnerships with the leading cyber security solution providers, MSSPs, IR firms, and security technology leaders.  Leveraging over 20 years of experience in early stage start-ups and public companies, Mike brings a success track record in establishing revenue generating strategic relationships while managing direct & channel sales organizations.

Mike joined CounterTack from Corero Network Security where he was instrumental in driving North America customer success, the channel partner program, and sales growth for the security technology and services company.  Previously, he held executive sales positions for BrightCove (IPO:BCOV),  ExtendMedia (Acquired by Cisco), Enterasys Networks (ETS; Acquired by Gores Technology),  Xedia (Acquired by Lucent Technologies), and Shiva (IPO; Acquired by Intel).


William Ronca, Vice President, International Sales

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William is a global sales executive with 30 years of experience in driving explosive growth in environments from start-up mode through Fortune 500. Bill’s background spans Big Data, IT & network security, business support and intelligence solutions, capitalizing on market trends to devise and execute short and long-term strategies. Having run the Global Sales organization at Arbor Networks, Ronca has a successful track record in generating new, recurring, and return business by reaching key decision-makers. Bill has held Executive level leadership positions in all customer facing roles from Start-Up environments thru Fortune 500 companies such ad Oracle, Amdocs, Computer Sciences Corporation, ADC, Interdigital Communications, Deep Information Sciences and Red Lambda.

He began his career at the Department Of Defense after successfully completing his Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering at Wilkes University.


Wade Lance, Vice President, Solution Architect

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Lance is the Vice President, Solution Architect at CounterTack, and has been productizing new technologies in Education, Healthcare and Information Security for over 15 years.  As Chief Information Officer at A.C.E.C, Lance managed the development of the first completely online university platform.  He then co-founded Linqware and served as VP, Product Management.  Linqware developed one of the first secure business instant messaging systems, and Lance is a co-inventor of their patented technology. 

In 2005 Lance partnered with the Washington Health Foundation and the Washington State Governor’s office to develop the online infrastructure for the Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign.  By 2008 it was the largest health-based civic engagement program in the United States.  Lance has been at CounterTack for the last 5 years with roles in Technical Project Management, Product Management, Sales Engineering and Business Development.

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