Leadership

Bob McCullen

Robert J. McCullen

Executive Chairman

Bob McCullen is a globally recognized leader and innovator in the security industry. He currently serves as the CEO and President of Trustwave. Prior to that, Bob co-founded and served in senior management roles in several cyber security companies.

Bob co-founded and served as a Managing Partner of Ambiron, which later merged with Trustwave. Bob was a founding partner of Exault and managed the companies marketing, strategy and Western region sales before its acquisition by Verisign.

Before Exault, Bob was a partner with Netrex, a managed security services firm. He ran sales and consulting for the company's Central region. Netrex was acquired by Internet Security Systems.

Bob was honored as CEO of the Year by the Illinois Technology Association and as a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award for the Midwest region in 2011. He has a degree in computer science, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and World Business Chicago.

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Neal Creighton

Chief Executive Officer

Neal Creighton has more than a decade of experience in the cyber security 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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Michael Davis

Chief Technology Officer

Michael A. Davis serves as CTO of CounterTack. He chose CounterTack because he recognized that the battle is moving to the endpoint security, and that conventional IT security technologies can’t protect enterprises. Rather, he saw a need to deliver to the community continuous cyber security attack monitoring backed by automated threat analysis.

Mike has been privileged to help shape and educate the global community on the evolution of IT security. His portfolio of clients includes international corporations such as AT&T, Sears, and Exelon as well as the U.S. Department of Defense. Davis’ early embrace of entrepreneurship earned him a spot on BusinessWeek’s “Top 25 under 25” list, recognizing his 2005 launch of IT security consulting firm Savid Technologies, which was recognized as one of the fastest growing security companies of its decade. He has a passion for educating others, as a contributing author for the “Hacking Exposed” books, as a speaker at dozens of conferences and symposiums, and through industry publications including InformationWeek and Dark Reading.

Davis brings a solid background in IT threat assessment and protection to his latest posting, having been Senior Manager Global Threats for McAfee prior to launching Savid, which was acquired by External IT.

Aside from his work advancing cyber security, Davis has been a partner in a number of diverse entrepreneurial startups; held a leadership position at 3com; managed two Internet service providers; and recently served as President/CEO of the InClaro Group, a firm providing information security advisory and consulting services based on a unique risk assessment methodology.

Davis' ability to analyze, translate, and make connections among emerging IT and security trends combined with a business and entrepreneurial mindset make him a popular speaker — he strives to present complex concepts in a way that delivers value to a range of listeners. He regularly presents at industry conferences including Black Hat, Interop, SuperStrategies, and InfoSecWorld. His long-term vision, to create systems that will “push defenders ahead of attackers,” is relevant to wide array of enterprise, government and vertical-industry stakeholders.

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Pascal Fortin

Pascal Fortin

President

Pascal Fortin is a 20 year industry veteran recognized for challenging conventional thinking in cyber security. He has successfully built networks of academia, industry and public sector professionals to create effective collaboration channels. An example of this is the Serene-Risc organization, part of Networks of Centers of Excellence of Canada.

Beyond his role as a senior analyst and advisor, Mr. Fortin has founded, operated and been on the board of several technology start-ups. He founded small technology ventures before becoming a partner at GoSecure.

As CEO of GoSecure he earned an EY Entrepreneur of the Year national finalist standing on two occasions. He currently sits on the board of a 22,000 employee security and investigations firm and a few early stage technology ventures. Mr. Fortin had the opportunity to hone his skills leading professional services teams across North America during his tenure at Westcon Group, focusing on Fortune 500 clients.

Mr. Fortin has developed a strong ability to make complex technology topics accessible to all audiences. He regularly presents original content at industry conferences including ISACA, CPA and IIA conferences, GoSec, AtlSecCon, etc.

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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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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

VP STRATEGIC SALES & CHANNEL PARTNERS

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

Mike Deskewies leads CounterTack’s strategic 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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William Ronca

William E Ronca III

Senior Vice President Global Sales

William Ronca is responsible for driving CounterTack’s global 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 through Fortune 500 companies such as 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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