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The Digital Shadows leadership team includes our Management Team, our Intel Team, our Board of Directors, and our Advisory Team.
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 led teams in InfoSec and Cybersecurity since 1997, working across the private sector and government organizations helping them to understand the technical aspects of information security.
James spent over ten years of his career as a security architect and deputy head of the Information Security profession at BAE Systems Detica; he previously worked at Nortel Networks in the United States. James has always been fascinated by innovative ways of counteracting the growth of crime and fraud in computer networks and developing effective ways of measuring and managing the security big picture. In 2011 this journey led to an exploration of digital footprints, and their impact on the security of the modern business. James is a regular speaker at technology events and cybersecurity conferences across the globe and is regularly quoted in the press.
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.
Felix is an award winning sales leader with a track record of success from early stage to public companies. Most recently he built up and ran the worldwide sales organization for eSentire, a recognized security MDR leader, growing revenue every quarter and 8X since his start resulting in a successful exit in 2017. Prior to eSentire, Felix ran a $100m Managed Security Services business at Symantec achieving consistent double-digit growth year over year and some of the largest wins in company history. He has also demonstrated sales success at Mercury Interactive and Sun Microsystems.
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 has more than 15 years’ experience working in information security. Before 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 US Army. He is currently the co-chair of the SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit and holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of Texas, Dallas. Rick regularly speaks at leading security conferences across the globe and has been interviewed by industry and business media including BBC News, CNN, Dark Reading, Motherboard, NPR, The Register and Wall Street Journal.
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.
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.
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.
Maria Mastakas joins from Datashield, an existing Digital Shadows partner. Prior to this she took over Integrated Business Solutions, a value-added reseller founded in 1994, as an owner and President. She restructured the company and built a security division, increasing the revenues from $3M to $14M, which led to its acquisition by Datashield in 2015. At Datashield, she built the direct sales team, increased customer retention significantly, and grew revenues to help position the company for acquisition. She was part of the team that led the sale of Datashield to ADT in October 2017.
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.
Russell joined Digital Shadows as VP Product in 2018. He has over a decade of technical Cyber Security experience, working with a diverse group of customers in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Digital Shadows he was VP of Product Management at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence overseeing their cyber security portfolio of managed security services and SaaS solutions. At Digital Shadows he leads the product management and user experience teams and is responsible for the product strategy, ensuring we continue to solve valuable problems for our customers as the market and threat landscape evolves.
Emily joined Digital Shadows at its inception and developed its initial offering, growing the company’s development team. 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.
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.
Anna Jensen joined Digital Shadows in 2015 leading the company’s demand generation efforts. She brings nearly a decade of experience driving awareness and demand in the cyber security field for both large and small organizations. Prior to joining Digital Shadows, Anna led global marketing programs for Cisco’s NGIPS and NGFW solutions which saw the largest increase in demand for cyber security in the company’s history. She joined Cisco in 2013 as part of its $2.7 billion acquisition of Sourcefire. At Sourcefire Anna led field marketing in North America as well as operations for the marketing team helping them grow to their acquisition. Anna holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and an MBA in Business Management from York College of Pennsylvania where she graduated with honors.