Leadership

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Neal Creighton

Chief Executive Officer

Neal Creighton has more than a decade of experience in the cybersecurity industry. As president and CEO, Creighton leads the company, and fundraising efforts, having raised $75 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, Comodo 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.

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Jim Harrison

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Harrison brings over 20 years of experience in financial management and business operations to CounterTack. As Chief Financial Officer, he is responsible for all financial, legal, and operational 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 $100 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/ADP. He has also held CFO 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.

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Michael Davis

Chief Technology Officer

As CounterTack's CTO, Michael Davis is responsible for driving the vision and advancement of CounterTack's Endpoint Threat 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.

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Raj Dodhiawala

Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer at CounterTack, Raj is responsible for Product Management, Engineering and Global Marketing, setting the organization on the path to growth and high-value through superior product strategy and execution.

Over his career, Raj Dodhiawala has led new product development and marketing, software engineering, partner development, customer care & services and business development.

Previously he served as General Manager of ManTech Cyber Solutions International, leading the turnaround of the business unit before eventual acquisition by CounterTack.

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 has also worked at FMC, Boeing and Tata Consultancy Services. 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.

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MIKE DESKEWIES

VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICAN SALES AND CHANNELS

Mike Deskewies leads CounterTack’s North American sales and channel development efforts forging partnerships with the leading cybersecurity solution providers, MSSPs, and security technology leaders.

Mike Deskewies leads CounterTack’s North American sales and channel development efforts forging partnerships with the leading cybersecurity solution providers, MSSPs, and security technology leaders. 

Leveraging over 20 years of experience in early stage startups and public companies, Mike brings a track record of success in establishing revenue-generating strategic relationships while managing direct and channel sales organizations.

Previously, he held executive sales positions for Corero Network Security, BrightCove (IPO:BCOV),  ExtendMedia (Acquired by Cisco), Enterasys Networks (ETS; Acquired by Extreme Networks),  Xedia (Acquired by Lucent Technologies), and Shiva (IPO; Acquired by Intel).

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Matt Addington

EVP Federal Business

Matthew Addington brings more than 25 years of federal experience to CounterTack. As EVP Federal Business, he is responsible for overseeing CounterTack’s global Federal business and managing the strategic growth of the sector. 

As EVP Federal Business, he is responsible for overseeing CounterTack’s global federal business and managing the strategic growth of the sector. He has served in a number of operational and leadership roles supporting global U.S. Intelligence efforts and federal law enforcement.

As part of his distinguished government career, he was a member of the Senior Executive Service, assigned as the Director of the El Paso Intelligence Center. In addition to the Federal government, he has held leadership roles at Giant Oak, Inc. and Blackbird Technologies (acquired by Raytheon).

Matthew is currently the Big Data Council Chairperson of the Washington Exec and was a member of the International Counter Terrorism Officers Association.

Matthew graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1986. He also completed executive level leadership courses at Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, the Federal Executive Institute, the Harvard supported Police Executive Research Forum, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar.

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Margie Cashwell

vice president, customer success

As Vice President of Customer Success at CounterTack, Margie Cashwell is responsible for the delivery of solution services across CounterTack’s customer base globally. She has over 20 years of Commerical and Federal experience in IT Security. 

As Vice President of Customer Success at CounterTack, Margie Cashwell is responsible for the delivery of all solution services across our customer base globally.  Ms. Cahwell began her career in civil engineering and studied Business Administration at Damelin School of Business. 

Shortly thereafter, she joined the U.S. Department of State, assigned to the Diplomatic Security Service enhancement program for US foreign missions.  She has spent 20+ years in the commercial and Federal government information security industry, serving in senior analyst, sales and consulting roles for leading organizations such as RSA Security, EG&G Dynatrend, Fischer International and Mantech Strategic Associates. 

Prior to joining CounterTack, Margie was the Group Manager, Information Security, at WorleyParsons, where she was responsible for their information security strategy.  She has spent a majority of her career in executive support roles, managing and building teams and service programs in the US, EMEA and APAC.

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William Ronca

Vice President, International Sales

William Ronca is responsible for driving CounterTack’s international sales and revenue growth. With more than 30 years of global sales experience, he has driven explosive growth in start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.

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.

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