Company Leadership

Management Team

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Leadership

Eric Berk

Vice President, Finance

Eric Berk serves as Vice President, Finance and Operations and leads the company’s accounting, finance, and operation teams. He has with over 25 years experience developing and implementing scalable solutions for high growth and early stage companies. Most recently, Berk was the Chief Financial Officer at automotiveMastermind, a hypergrowth software company, from the completion of Series A funding through the $392M sale of 78% of the company to IHS-Markit, a large multinational strategic.  Prior to that, Eric ran his own consulting business that focused on finance, accounting, and operations for private equity owned companies and was previously the CFO at TMP Directional Marketing, Ziff Davis Enterprise, and IGE. Eric holds a BA in Economics and History of Art from Cornell University.

Trent Blanchard

Vice President, People & Culture

Trent Blanchard leads the company’s people and culture function and is responsible for human resources, recruiting, and creating a culture of positivity and innovation in the company. Trent has helped start-up and high-growth companies create organizational strategies that achieve excellence at well-known companies including DoubleClick (now part of Google), Gilt Groupe, Tribune Media, Omaha Steaks, New York Public Radio, dStillery, and 50onRed. Blanchard received his undergraduate degree in human resources management from the University of Massachusetts and a masters degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

Jasson Casey

CTO & SVP, Engineering

Jasson Casey serves as chief technology officer and leads the company’s engineering efforts. Casey is an 18-year veteran of the telecom and computer networking industry. Most recently he managed the engineering team for IronNet CyberSecurity, a security startup founded by Gen. (ret) Keith Alexander. He has held executive leadership positions in engineering and product management in startups as well as S&P 500 companies. Casey is a industry-recognized expert in Software-Defined Networking and helped define key technologies in carrier VoIP security and Wireless mobility. He is also a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a member of the Software Leadership Council,  and a research associate with the Open Networking Foundation. Casey holds a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin and is a  Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering at Texas A&M University.

Alexander Heid

Chief Research & Development Officer

Alexander Heid serves as Chief Research & Development Officer at SecurityScorecard. Heid joined the company in June 2014 and has been instrumental in developing the company’s threat reconnaissance capabilities and building its security-centric platform. A recognized expert in the field, he frequently presents at industry conferences and is sought out by the media and analysts to discuss cybersecurity issues. Prior to joining the company, Heid held senior security roles within the financial industry, and was a senior analyst at Prolexic Technologies during the #OpAbabil DDoS campaigns. In addition, he is co­-founder and President/CEO of HackMiami and served as chapter chair for South Florida OWASP.

Bill Hogan

Chief Revenue Officer

Bill Hogan serves as chief revenue officer and brings over 28 years of sales and business development management experience to SecurityScorecard. Prior to joining the company, Bill was vice president of Fortinet, a global cybersecurity products company. While at Fortinet, Bill oversaw sales, systems engineering, channel, and business development for the northeast of the United States as well as global financial accounts. Prior to that, Bill served as president of Webhouse where he enabled customer success through the effective use of IT and business solutions. From 2003 to 2014, Hogan led NetApp’s americas east and America's Enterprise Sales and Business Operations. He started his career at EMC where he spent 10 years in various sales and leadership roles.

Sam Kassoumeh

COO and co­-founder

Sam Kassoumeh is co-founder and chief operating officer and is responsible for driving the company’s product portfolio. With extensive experience as both a cybersecurity practitioner and leader, Kassoumeh’s experience has been pivotal in the growth and development of the company as well as establishing the ecosystem risk management space. Kassoumeh’s passion for internet security started in his teens and propelled him into key cybersecurity roles including as head of security and compliance at Gilt Groupe and worldwide InfoSec lead at Federal-Mogul. Sam holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Fouad Khalil

Head of Compliance

Fouad Khalil is the head of compliance at SecurityScorecard and is responsible for internal and external compliance programs, auditor education, alignment with industry best practices and global sales support. Fouad has extensive experience in the technology space and brings more than 25 years of experience spanning disciplines in software development, IT support, program and project management and, most recently, IT security and compliance management. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Marquette University and CISA and ITIL Foundations certifications.

Marc Moesse

Vice President, Product Management

Marc Moesse serves as vice president, product management and leads the company’s product team. Moesse has an extensive background in delivering high-impact cybersecurity products to market and brings more than 15 years of experience working in the cybersecurity and technology space. 

Prior to joining SecurityScorecard, Moesse led the secure development product team at Veracode. Prior to that, he served in a number of product management and technology roles at Courion Corporation. Marc has an engineering background and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a BS in electrical engineering and computer science.

Carl Morris

Vice President, Field Sales

Carl Morris is vice president, field sales and brings 15 years of experience selling cybersecurity solutions into the enterprise. Prior to joining SecurityScorecard, Carl was the regional sales manager for Cylane and, prior to that, he held sales executive roles at several leading cybersecurity companies including Bromium, ForeScout Technologies, and Sophos. Carl holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the University of Virginia.

Samphel Norden

Vice President, Engineering

Samphel Norden serves as the VP of engineering and oversees the engineering team. Samphel started his career at Bell Labs and has extensive networking/telecommunication experience with a career spanning the areas of Mobile protocols, Optical switching, QoS Routing, and distributed systems including distributed databases. Samphel also has significant experience in reliable, sclalable and efficient processing of big data stores with machine learning applications. Most recently, Samphel was leading a cross-site data engineering team in the AdTech space interfacing between engineering and data science teams. 

Samphel holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Technology from IIT Madras.

Laurie Potratz

Vice President, Global Channels & Alliances

As the Vice President, Global Channels & Alliances at SecurityScorecard, Laurie is an experienced sales and marketing leader in cybersecurity, networking, virtualization, and storage. Her focus is expanding the business into new markets, and building partner and distribution channels for existing and acquisition solutions globally. Her field and Channel experience includes partnering with MSSPs, Solution Providers, Systems Integrators, OEMs, Alliances and 2-tier distribution.  She has held leadership roles at Symantec, VMware, Brocade Communications, Veritas and BMC Software, and has been named six times to the “Power 100 Women in the Channel” by Computer Reseller News, as well as one of the industry’s “Channel Chiefs,” by the Channel Company.

Jason Thompson

Chief Marketing Officer

Jason Thompson leads the company’s global marketing efforts and brings over 13 years of experience building early-stage and hyper-growth companies with a focus on selling and marketing infrastructure, security, and SaaS products to leading enterprises and government agencies. Prior to joining SecurityScorecard, he was Vice President, Marketing at NS1, a market leading application delivery provider, where he worked to redefine DNS as a mission critical component of the application stack. Prior to that, Thompson served as Vice President, Global Marketing at SSH Communications Security (NASDAQ: SSH1V) and held senior level roles at Q1 Labs, Building Engines, and a number of other emerging companies. Jason holds a BA in political science from Colorado State University and a MA in liberal studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Aleksandr Yampolskiy

CEO & co-founder

Aleksandr Yampolskiy is a globally recognized cybersecurity innovator, leader,  and expert. As co-founder and chief executive officer, Yampolskiy has led the company since its beginnings in 2013 to become one of the world’s most trusted cybersecurity brands. His vision is to create a new language for cybersecurity by enabling people to work collaboratively across the enterprise and with external parties to build a more secure ecosystem. Prior to founding the company, Yampolskiy was a hands-on CTO at Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio, the largest online talk radio and podcast hosting platform. Prior to that, he led security and compliance at Gilt Groupe, where he  managed all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. Yampolskiy has a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from New York University and a Ph.D. in Cryptography from Yale University.

Board of Directors

Upal Basu

General Partner, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP)

Michael Bryzek

Former CTO, Gilt Groupe

Karim Faris

General Partner, GV

Tom Mendoza

Vice Chairman, Net App; Sequoia Capital

Richard Seewald

Managing Partner, Evolution Equity Partners

Advisors

Martin Gedalin

Partner at Lumia Capital

Carl Sparks

Former CEO, Travelocity BOD Vonage

Peter Y. Lee

CTO, President, and CEO Rapidminer

Alfred Berkeley

Former President, NASDAQ

Joan Feigenbaum

Dept. Chair and Professor, Yale University

Karen Donoghue

Principal, HumanLogic

Nick Donofrio

IBM Fellow Emeritus

Ray Mabus

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

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