Digital Shadows Management, Board and Advisors

The Digital Shadows leadership team includes our executives, our Board of Directors, and our Advisory Team. All of our leaders have strong pedigrees in both developing and growing technology companies.

Alastair Paterson min

Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder

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.

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James Chappell, CTO and Co-Founder

James has over fourteen 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.

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Rick Holland, Vice President, Strategy

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. 

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Emily Biggs, Vice President, Product

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.

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Bryan O'Neil, Vice President, Engineering

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.

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Becky Pinkard, Vice President, Service Delivery and Intelligence Operations

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 is a SANS Institute certified instructor and began teaching for SANS in 2001. She 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”.

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Jeff True, Vice President, Worldwide Sales

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.

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Chris Brown, Vice President, EMEA and APAC Sales

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.

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James Merrick, Vice President, Operations

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.

Paul Kenealy, Director of Intelligence

Paul has a 15 year career in Information Security, seeing him work across Government, Finance and Professional Services in Threat Intelligence strategy and transformation roles. Paul worked in cyber threat analysis at the Ministry of Defence, before becoming the UK lead for Cyber Threat Intelligence Service development whilst at KPMG. Paul also speaks Russian, having completed a BA(Hons) in Russian and Soviet Studies. Subsequently, Paul received his MSc in Information Security from Royal Holloway University.

Ben Walton, Threat Intelligence Manager, UK

Ben Walton joined Digital Shadows in 2015 and oversees daily operations for the UK intelligence operations team. He has a 1st class BSc in Intelligence and Security, and previously worked for Telefónica’s Global Cyber Security team. A former Royal Marines Commando, he served for eight years specializing in intelligence and counter-terrorism.

Ashley Tanner, Threat Intelligence Manager, US

Ashley Tanner has nine years of experience across government and private sector as an intelligence analyst. Prior to joining Digital Shadows Ashley served in the U.S. Navy for five years and worked as a U.S. Army civilian teaching an intelligence course. She holds a Masters in Intelligence, Security Studies and Analysis. She is also Adjunct faculty for an undergraduate intelligence program.

Mark Tibbs, Intelligence Development Manager

Mark Tibbs worked in intelligence in UK national law enforcement for eight years before joining Digital Shadows. He has experience leading and coordinating teams and operations against international organized criminal groups, and worked extensively with international government, law enforcement and private sector partners. Mark has a passionate interest in the cybercrime threat landscape, and holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime investigation from University College Dublin.

Matt Welch, Collections Manager

Matt Welch is a security and intelligence professional with over 15 years’ experience in both public and private sectors across North America, Europe and the Middle East. Matt’s previous responsibilities included mitigating the impact of complex technical threats, and implementing effective preventative solutions. Matt attended the Canadian Police College of Canada for studies in Intelligence, as well as the Royal Military College of Canada, in the Bachelor of Military Arts and Science (BMASc) programme.

Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge is a partner at Passion Capital, the leading early stage venture capital fund in London. She has previously held product leadership roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Openwave, Sun and Apple. Eileen is also an occasional angel investor in US-based companies including Mattermark and Wickr. Outside of Passion, Eileen also serves on the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, HM Treasury Special Envoy for Fintech as appointed by the Chancellor, Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London and Chair of Tech City UK.

Ryan Floyd

Ryan is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/infrastructure related companies (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, MetaCloud, Splashtop and Swiftstack). He has also invested in semiconductors/components as well (SandForce /Acquired by LSI and Ignis Optics /Acquired by Bookham). Prior to Storm Ventures, Ryan held leadership positions at E-TEK Dynamics and Summit Partners.

Stuart McClure

Stuart leads Cylance as its CEO and visionary for the first math based approach to threat detection, protection and response. Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Global CTO and General Manager at McAfee/Intel. Stuart is the creator and lead-author of the most successful security book of all time, Hacking Exposed. He is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, and is one of the industry's leading authorities in information security today.

Fred Wang

Fred is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures, where he focuses on enterprise IT and security investments.  He has led successful investments in companies such as Aruba Networks, ClearLeap (acquired by IBM), Infoblox, Intruvert (acquired by McAfee), and Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai).  Prior to Trinity Ventures, Fred was a partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, and an executive at Mindscape, The Boston Consulting Group, and Intuit.

Martin Brown

Martin has extensive experience in the successful transformation and growth of businesses in software and IT infrastructure ranging from $5m to $250m in turnover. Martin has held senior leadership positions at ChangeBase, Symantec and Sun Microsystems and has experience as a chairman and non-executive in the early stage software arena.

Andy Dancer

Andy Dancer is a serial start-up entrepreneur well-versed in managing exit strategies, his most recent venture being email encryption company Identum which was sold to Trend Micro. Andy served as EMEA CTO for Trend Micro and was instrumental in the concept, development and launch of their award-winning cloud security product SecureCloud. Andy now advises a portfolio of exciting, high growth, technology companies.