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Senior Leadership

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Mike Wilkes

CISO

Mike Wilkes is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SecurityScorecard. Wilkes is responsible for developing enterprise-wide security programs to protect corporate systems as well as growing and extending the SecurityScorecard platform to customers, executives, and boards of directors.Wilkes is a technology evangelist with experience reaching back to the earliest days of the internet and the birth of ecommerce (he and his team built, launched, and supported starbucks.com in 1998), Mike has been leading the digital transformation of globally renowned brands such as Sony Playstation, Macy’s, nVidia, KLM, and many others. Before joining SecurityScorecard, he was the VP, Information Security at ASCAP and the Director of Information Security, Enterprise Architecture, and DevOps teams for Marvel Entertainment.Mike has held leadership roles in financial services with hedge fund AQR Capital as Vice President in the Information Technology Group and prior to that as Manager of the Enterprise Server Platform for the CME Group. Earlier roles performed while living abroad in Europe saw him designing and hardening critical energy sector infrastructure for Nuon and RWE, authoring Rabobank’s first global trading technology vision document, creating the world’s first bank MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) as well as delivering a security audit of the euro printing facilities for Royal Johan Enschedé (founded in Haarlem, Netherlands in 1703) to renew their accreditation with the European Central Bank.Mike received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a Master’s degree from Stanford University. He is the author of Cisco Internet Applications and Solutions (Cisco Press, 2002) and joined NYU as an Adjunct Professor Teaching infosec to graduate students for the Computer Science and Engineering department.

Board of Directors

Upal Basu

General Partner, NGP Capital

Nick Donofrio

IBM Fellow Emeritus

Karim Faris

General Partner, GV

Sam Kassoumeh

COO and Co-founder, SecurityScorecard

Joe De Pinho

Vice President, Riverwood Capital

Richard Seewald

Managing Partner, Evolution Equity Partners

Aleksandr Yampolskiy

CEO and Co-founder, SecurityScorecard

Deven Sharma

Former CEO, S&P

Advisors

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Karen Donoghue

Principal, HumanLogic

Karen is a Principal Interaction Architect who solves challenging interaction design issues for her clients, working to improve ROI and reduce risk on design investments.Her client work focuses on enterprise product design in the areas of Enterprise IT, cybersecurity, and device management. Karen’s clients include Google, VMware, T-Mobile, SecurityScorecard, Imprivata, ForAllSecure, and many startups. Karen is also an Advisor to Turivius (Sao Paolo), SecurityScorecard (NYC) and recently served for one year as an External Advisor to the Tufts University Department of Computer Science.Karen is an inventor on over a dozen software patents related to software user experiences. In 2002, she authored the first book linking business strategy to online user experience, published by McGraw-Hill in New York. Karen earned a MS from the MIT Media Laboratory in Cambridge, MA where her research focused on developing algorithms to define gesture languages. She also earned a BS in Computer Science from Tufts University in Medford, MA, and worked in the industry as a senior software engineer in Boston.Karen works with many different types of clients worldwide, from startups to established organizations. She collaborates closely with product teams to clarify requirements, envisions solutions, and quickly get to prototypes. A startup client CEO recently wrote about Karen’s consulting services: “Your work defines the category and allows us to accelerate at a pace that otherwise would simply not be possible.”
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Joan Feigenbaum

Dept. Chair and Professor, Yale University

Joan Feigenbaum is the Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science at Yale University, where she also holds a courtesy appointment as Professor of Economics. She received a BA in Mathematics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford. Between finishing her Ph.D. in 1986 and starting at Yale in 2000, she was with AT&T, where she participated broadly in the company's Information-Sciences research agenda, e.g., by creating a research group in Algorithms and Distributed Data, of which she was the manager in 1998-99.Professor Feigenbaum's research interests include security, privacy, anonymity, and accountability; Internet algorithmics; and computational complexity. While at Yale, she has been a principal in several high-profile activities, including the DHS-funded Pri-Fi Project, the DARPA-funded DISSENT project, and the NSF-funded PORTIA project. Her many service contributions to the research community include Program Chair of Crypto '91, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cryptology (1997-2002), Program Co-Chair of the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (2004), Program Chair of the ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing (2013), Department Chair of the Yale Computer Science Department (July 2014 through June 2017), General Chair of the inaugural ACM Symposium on Computer Science and Law (2019), and ACM Vice President (July 2020 through June 2022).Professor Feigenbaum is an Amazon Scholar, a Fellow of the ACM, a Fellow of the AAAS, a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and a Connecticut Technology Council Woman of Innovation. In 1998, she was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians. In May 2020, she won the Test-of-Time Award from the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy for her 1996 paper (with Matt Blaze and Jack Lacy) entitled "Decentralized Trust Management."
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Marshall Lux

Former Chief Risk Officer, JPM

Marshall Lux has been a financial services consultant and practitioner for 30 years. He began his career at McKinsey where he served all manner of financial service firms across a variety of subsectors and functional areas. Lux led McKinsey’s and Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG) private equity practice. He has extensive relationships across private equity firms. He left McKinsey after approximately 25 years to become the Chief Risk Officer for Chase (all consumer products globally) during the 2008 financial crisis. He then joined BCG, where he was a Senior Partner for 5 years, and in particular, helped build a private equity practice.Lux continues to be an active advisor to BCG. He sits on several private equity boards and advises companies ranging from consumer credit, wealth, insurance, and cybersecurity. Lux has a broad network of financial services C-suite executives with whom he has worked on some of their most important issues. He has also diligenced many of the largest private equity deals that have been done. Along with his client work, he has also done 35 probono assignments and has served on a number of not-for-profit boards, including the Harlem Children’s Zone, the New York Historical Society’s Chairman’s Council, the New York Tenement Museum, Junior Achievement, and Reading is Fundamental.Lux is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is active at the New York Historical Society. He was a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School and he continues to do research there. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation and a Senior Fellow to the Program on International Financial Systems, both at Harvard Law School. His overall writings have concerned the unintended consequences of Dodd-Frank on financial services. He has written papers entitled: “The State and Fate of Community Banking,” “What’s Behind the Non-Bank Mortgage Boom?” and “Out of Reach: Regressive Trends in Credit Card Access.” All papers have been cited in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, among others. In late 2017 he released a paper entitled: “When Markets Quake: The Past, Present, and Future of Online Lending.”Lux also teaches private equity at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School. He has spoken broadly, including at the House Small Business Committee, the Federal Reserve, and various universities and trade groups. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Online Lending Policy Institute. Lux’s board, advisory, and academic work consume most of his time.Lux attended the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He also attended Harvard Business School where he was a Baker and Ford Scholar. He was the first person in his family to attend college.
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Ray Mabus

75th Secretary of the Navy under the Obama Administration, and former Governor of Mississippi

Ray Mabus has been Secretary of the US Navy, Governor, Ambassador, and CEO.Ray Mabus served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy from 2009 to 2017, the longest tenure as leader of the Navy and Marine Corps since World War I. As Secretary during President Obama’s Administration, he revolutionized the Navy and Marine Corps, opening all jobs to women, aggressively moving to alternative energy as a warfighting measure, building more than twice as many ships during his term than in the preceding eight years, and developing the Gulf Coast Restoration Plan after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It was during his watch that Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. Among many awards, he was chosen as one of the top fifty CEOs in America by GlassDoor, the only government person picked.From 1988 to 1992, Mabus served as Governor of Mississippi, the youngest elected to that office in more than 150 years. Mississippi experienced record growth in jobs, education, tourism, and exports.Mabus was United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 1994-1996 and was CEO of a public company from 2006-2007.Today, Mabus is a senior advisor to Google Ventures, a director of two public companies, and is a lecturer at Harvard Law School and an executive fellow at Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Explorers Club. He has thrown out the first pitch at all 30 major league ballparks.Secretary Mabus is a native of Ackerman, Mississippi, and received a Bachelor's Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi, a Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a Law Degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Mabus served in the Navy as an officer aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock.
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Michael Schrage

Professor at MIT

A research fellow with MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy, Michael Schrage’s research, writing, and advisory work focuses on the ‘behavioral economics’ of models, prototypes, and metrics as strategic resources for managing ‘innovation risk’ and opportunity. He is the author of award-winning ’The Innovator’s Hypothesis’ [MIT Press 2014], ‘Who Do You Want Your Customers To Become?’ [Harvard Business Review Press 2012] and ‘Serious Play’ [Harvard Business Review Press 2000]. His next book, ‘Recommender Systems,’ will be published this year by MIT Press as part of its ‘Essential Knowledge’ series. He’s run design workshops and executive education programs on innovation, experimentation, and ’strategic measurement' for organizations all over the world.His pioneering work in ‘selvesware’ technologies - he coined the word - designed to augment aspects, attributes, and talents of productive individuals. Current research efforts examine the interplay of ’network effects’-driven innovation, such as recommender systems, and human capital creation for the enterprise. His work exploring the ‘future of KPIs,’ digital ‘performance management’ dashboards and machine learning - in collaboration with Google, McKinsey, and the Sloan Management Review – builds on that theme, i.e. what happens when 'essential metrics' become ’software agents.' This research – part of a global ‘Strategic Measurement’ initiative – is widely cited. These efforts have led to ‘future of workforce capability and design’ research in collaboration and co-sponsorship with Deloitte. He is particularly interested in the future co-evolution of ‘expertise,’ ‘advice' and human ‘agency’ as technologies become ‘smarter’ than the people using them. Consulting and innovation/experimentation/KPI clients have included Prudential, Pfizer, Microsoft, PwC, BASF, SNCF, ZF, Amazon, Mars, BT, Google, Raytheon, Edmunds, Embraer, among others. He’s conducted non-classified research for the U.S. Department of Defense [Office of Net Assessment] and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on cyber-conflict, complex systems procurement, and ‘other’ issues. Previously, a Merrill Lynch Forum Innovation Fellow, he founded and was executive director of its Merrill Lynch Innovation Grants Competition for doctoral students worldwide. An angel investor in several digital media and machine learning start-ups, he’s been a featured and top trafficked blogger on the Harvard Business Review site. His work has been published in the Sloan Management Review, Fortune magazine (where he was a columnist), the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Nikkei Asian Review, the CACM as well as other peer-reviewed publications.
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Carl Sparks

Former CEO, Travelocity BOD Vonage

Mr. Sparks currently serves as a Managing Partner for Interlock Partners. In addition, he is serving on the boards of both CommenSold, a SaaS platform enabling small businesses to power e-commerce via social media platforms and influencers, and Avid Budget Group, the car rental company. Sparks was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Academic Partnerships, an online service provider for higher education, from 2016 to 2017. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Sparks was the Chief Executive Officer of Travelocity Global. Mr. Sparks was also employed by Gilt Groupe, serving as its Chief Marketing Officer in 2009 and its President from 2010 to 2011. Prior to joining Gilt Groupe, Mr. Sparks served in a variety of leadership roles at Expedia Inc. from 2004 to 2009, including as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Retail Operations at Hotels.com from 2004 to 2006, Chief Marketing Officer at Expedia.com from 2006 to 2007, and General Manager at Hotels.com USA, Latin America & Canada from 2008 to 2009. Earlier, Mr. Sparks served as Vice President of Direct Business and Brand at Capital One Financial Corp., and also served in senior marketing and strategy roles at Guinness & Co., PepsiCo Inc., and The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Sparks is a director of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., which files reports pursuant to the Exchange Act. Mr. Sparks previously served on the board of Vonage Holdings Corp., which files reports pursuant to the Exchange Act. Mr. Sparks is also currently serving as a director of ActionIQ, Inc., an enterprise software company; Blue Nile, an online jewelry retailer; and Lucid, LLC, a market research company.
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Rus Yusupov

Co-founder, HQ Trivia & Vine

Rus Yusupov is an American product designer and entrepreneur whose businesses include Vine and HQ Trivia. Rus began his career as a digital product designer at various digital firms including Razorfish and R/GA, before founding his own design and engineering consultancy, Big Human, in 2008. Based in NYC, Big Human’s clients include Google, Facebook, TDAmeritrade, Compass, Time Warner, OKCupid, Urban Dictionary, among others. In 2012, Rus incubated Vine out of the Big Human offices and within months sold the looping, short-form video service to Twitter. Vine turned people into stars. It transformed the world of comedy, the music industry and cultivated popular memes. It was imitated by larger competitors and was the first app to launch a generation of short-form video apps. After three years of overseeing Product for Vine at Twitter, Rus teamed up with his Vine co-founder to create HQ Trivia – and almost overnight, the show began drawing millions of concurrent players, generating significant excitement around its fun, novel concept and simple design. HQ’s pioneering format and massive audience has drawn large advertisers including Nike, Warner Bros., Amazon, Wendy’s, Target, Chevrolet among others. Rus has received several industry recognitions, including a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award, Variety Magazine Breakthrough of the Year Award, UJA Lydia Vareljan Leadership Award, PGA Digital VIP Award 2014, multiple Webby Awards and an Emmy Nomination. He is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and The School of Visual Arts, where he earned a BFA in Design. Rus lives in New York with his wife and daughter.

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