Alastair has worked for over a decade advising secure government and FTSE 100 clients on large-scale data analytics for risk and intelligence. Before founding Digital Shadows in 2011, Alastair was International Propositions Manager at BAE Systems Detica working with clients in the Gulf, Europe, and Australasia. He holds a first class MEng in Computer Science from the University of Bristol.
James has over sixteen years experience of technical information security acting as an advisor to large private sector and government organizations. Much of his work has involved counteracting the growth of crime and fraud in computer networks and developing effective ways of measuring and managing the information security big picture.
Daniel leads the company’s Finance, Human Resources, and Legal functions. He brings a wealth of experience from public companies including Intel, BMC Software, and Intuit and several private, VC-backed companies, in both domestic and global settings. He has been successful at strengthening and scaling up companies in high growth environments. Most recently, as VP Finance and Administration at AtHoc, he managed recurring revenue growth over 200% and was then a driving force in its successful acquisition by Blackberry. Daniel holds an MBA from USC and a BA from Tel-Aviv University.
Becky Pinkard is a renowned practitioner and commentator on the infosec sector, who has been working in information technology since 1996. A security transformation expert, Becky has built and managed global security teams, designed risk and compliance strategies, led security audits and assessments, and developed security awareness training in small and large environments. She was a SANS Certified Instructor for 15 years and has served as a GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst advisory board member and on the Strategic Advisory Council for the Center for Internet Security. Becky is also a co-author of the Syngress books “Nmap in the Enterprise” and “Intrusion Prevention and Active Response, Deploying Network and Host IPS”.
Rick Holland has more than 14 years experience working in information security. Prior to joining Digital Shadows he was a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, providing strategic guidance on security architecture, operations, and data privacy. Rick also served as an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Army. He is currently the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit, and holds a B.S. in business administration with an MIS concentration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dan has more than 20 years of executive-level experience in technology marketing. He has successfully driven demand generation and brand leadership for large enterprises and startups in security, mobile computing, wireless services, enterprise software, and cloud. Previously Dan was Chief Marketing Officer at Invincea, a machine learning next-gen antivirus company that was recently acquired by Sophos. Prior to that, he was VP of Marketing at vArmour, a leading data center and cloud security company. Previous roles also include VP of Marketing at Digby (acquired by Phunware), and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Wayport (acquired by AT&T). In addition, he has held marketing leadership positions at IBM, NEC, and Sharp Electronics. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rider University and an MBA in International Business from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.
Jeff has a proven pedigree of more than 20 years of enterprise technology sales leadership, much of this rooted in the security industry. He oversaw the global mid-enterprise business at Websense, now part of Raytheon, where he successfully led a near 100-person sales team and grew the company’s revenue to more than $385 million; he also served on the executive team through two acquisitions and the company’s IPO. Jeff has also led enterprises sales organizations in the big data and financial technology sectors.
Vice President, Business and Corporate Development
With over 24 years of experience, Alex is well known in the cyber security industry for identifying and delivering compelling product solutions and strategic partnerships resulting in increased customer value and company acceleration. As founding VP of Business Development, Channels, and Strategic Alliances at network security analytics pioneer Solera Networks, Alex developed the industry’s first Advanced Threat Protection eco-system with a highly successful partnering approach evidenced by success for customers, strategic partners, and investors alike. Alex also served as VP Corporate Development at Blue Coat Systems and held executive roles at Cisco, LANDesk, and Novell.
Emily joined Digital Shadows at its inception and developed its initial offering, growing the company’s development team. She now oversees all product strategy for the company. Emily specializes in architecting enterprise-level critical systems, particularly in the big data risk intelligence domain. She previously worked at BAE Systems Detica as lead developer, technical project manager, and technical architect. She holds a degree in computer science from Oxford University.
Chris has over 20 years of experience working across a broad range of security roles after originally serving in the Royal Air Force. Before joining Digital Shadows Chris was previously Regional Sales Director for both NetWitness and Solera Networks as well as head of GRC at Symantec.
Sam Murphy has more than 20 years of experience building world class technical and client success centers to serve global enterprise clients. A senior executive who has worked with Sage, CMO Software, Trend Micro, and McAfee, Sam is skilled in setting up new teams and turning around underperforming teams, to establish mission-critical, multilingual 24×7 support centers and grown revenue, client satisfaction and profitability.
Bryan O’Neil has worked with Digital Shadows since the beginning of the company, developing SearchLight’s technical architecture. Bryan has 15 years of experience in development and architecture of mission critical systems, primarily focused on high-throughput data processing. He previously worked with BAE Systems Detica, supporting for customers from several UK government departments, as well as AA, Three, Sainsburys, and Vodafone.
James Merrick runs Digital Shadows’ client-facing operations, which he has been developing since he joined the company in 2013. He joined from BAE Systems Detica, where he worked with clients such as BT, Vodafone, and Home Office. He also has a strong background as a function analyst and business analyst, covering requirements capture and management, process mapping and engineering, and system design. He has a 1st class BSc degree in physics from University of Bath, from where he graduated with honors.