Our mission is to empower every organization
with collaborative security intelligence.
CEO & Founder
Title: CEO and Co-Founder
Bio: Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy is the CEO and co-founder of SecurityScorecard (www.securitysorecard.com), the highest performing security rating platform. Since 2013, SecurityScorecard has grown to over 120 employees and is trusted by hundreds of customers across every industry including Symantec, Lifelock, Netflix, Allstate, Pepsi, Zurich, Investco, and Principal. Alex received the 2017 CEO of the year award from the 13th Annual Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards®, which also awarded SecurityScorecard with Gold in the category of Best Overall Security Company of the Year.
Previously he was a CTO of Cinchcast and BlogTalkRadio. BlogTalkRadio is the largest online radio network averaging over 40 million visitors a month. Prior to Cinchcast, Alex was Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt Groupe companies, responsible for all aspects of IT infrastructure security, secure application development, and PCI compliance. He’s been cited in New York Times, ComputerWorld, Observer, and other media. He’s a published author and speaks regularly on security and software development processes.
COO & Co-Founder
Title: COO and Co-Founder
Bio: Sam Kassoumeh is the COO and co-founder of SecurityScorecard. A seasoned cyber security professional, he has been the Head of Security and Compliance at Gilt and leading Global Security at FederalMogul. Sam has a keen understanding of the cybersecurity space that only comes with 10 years of experience leading security teams.
Bio: Bill Siegel was formerly the CEO of SecondMarket, and served as the Head of NASDAQ Private Market following Nasdaq’s acquisition of SecondMarket in 2015. Prior to joining SecondMarket, Bill was SVP and Head of Corporate Finance at The Receivables Exchange, a marketplace for SME working capital loans. Prior to his time at The Receivables Exchange, Bill worked in the hedge fund industry at SAC Capital and MD Sass. Mr. Siegel has a BBA from the University of Michigan Business School, earned his CFA, and holds a series 7, 63, 24 FINRA licenses.
Title: Chief Technology Officer
Bio: Jasson Casey is a 18 year veteran of the telecom & computer networking industry. Most recently he ran engineering for IronNet CyberSecurity a security startup run by Gen. (ret) Keith Alexander. He has held executive leadership positions in engineering and product management in both technology startups and S&P 500 companies. Jasson is a industry recognized expert in Software Defined Networking and helped define key technologies in carrier VoIP security and Wireless mobility. Jasson is also a member of the Software Leadership Council and Research Associate with the Open Networking Foundation, as well as a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University.
VP Global Sales
Title: Vice President, Global Sales
Bio: Based in New York City, Tom Wells is a sales leader with a proven track record of selling technology solutions to enterprise and mid-market accounts. He has successful experience closing, scaling businesses and building value for early stage companies. He has a strong network of relevant enterprise contacts in information management and security. Prior to joining SecurityScorecard, Tom was the Vice President of Sales at Agari, a SaaS solution that global brands and leading security professionals rely on to eliminate email threats, protect customers and their personal data, and proactively guard brand reputation. Tom joined Agari in 2013 as the first sales hire and built the Americas Sales team for Agari. Prior to Agari, he managed a team in the information intelligence sales group at Symantec. He joined Symantec through the acquisition of Clearwell Systems, an eDiscovery software provider. He’s also spent time in sales management in various roles, including at the VP level at Mimosa Systems (archiving/data protection software startup), FilesX (backup recovery software startup, ION Networks (network remote access solutions), StorageNetworks (enterprise cloud storage), Interliant (hosted messaging and collaboration solutions), and Lucent Technologies (manufacturer of voice and data networking equipment).
VP Strategic Alliances and Channels
Title: VP, Strategic Alliances and Channels
Bio: Michael is responsible for the planning and execution of SecurityScorecard’s indirect go-to-market strategy including business development initiatives and partnerships with a focus on driving incremental growth for SecurityScorecard. Prior to joining SecurityScordcard Michael was at Tanium where he served as Vice President, global VAR, Consulting and System Integration Partners and was responsible for architecting Tanium’s global partner program. Prior to Tanium Michael spent several years at Sophos as Vice President of of Alliances where was responsible for building and executing Sophos’s indirect go-to-market strategy which included North America channels as well as global alliances & OEM sales. Prior to Sophos Michael spent 7 years at McAfee in a variety of sales leadership roles including enterprise, SMB and consumer sales. Michael has a BS and MA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he serves on the Alumni Board of the School of Criminology and Justice Studies.
Title: Chief Research Officer
Bio: Alexander Heid is Chief Research Officer at Security Scorecard, and is Co-founder and President/CEO of HackMiami. HackMiami is the premier resource in South Florida for highly skilled hackers that specialize in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, and all manner of information technology and security. Much of the research he has participated in is frequently featured at national industry conferences and within mainstream media. Previously, Heid served as Chapter Chair for South Florida OWASP, and worked within the financial industry. Heid was also a founding member of the Prolexic Technologies PLXSERT team. In 2007, Alexander Heid founded the Information Security Services, Inc. a full service information technology and information consulting firm. Heid attended Florida International University. He is a regular organizer and featured speaker at industry conferences.
Head of Customer Success
Title: Head of Customer Success
Bio: Chris brings 15 years of experience in customer-focused technical service delivery to SecurityScorecard. He will lead the Customer Success organization delivering postsales support, deployment, onboarding and account management. Prior to SecurityScorecard, Chris was the Director of the global pre-sales engineering team at Agari Inc, and the Technical Director for financial and regulated industry deployments at Sendmail, Inc. Throughout his career, Chris has gathered extensive experience architecting and delivering solutions to customers in both the global 2000 and the public sector in both the United States and Europe. His mission is to leverage his prior success and experience to ensure jubilance among SecurityScorecard’s most valuable asset – our customers.
Vice President of Customer Success
Title: Vice President of Customer Success
Bio: Kuznia brings more than a decade of experience to SecurityScorecard, where his responsibilities include leading the customer success team, driving customer retention, and helping customers maximize the value of their SecurityScorecard platform deployment. Previously, Kuznia led the customer success team at Percolate, a hyper-growth enterprise-grade marketing platform, where he spearheaded efforts to drive customer satisfaction and retention. Prior to that, Kuznia held a number of positions in interactive marketing. Kuznia holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Le Moyne College.
Vice President of Marketing
Title: Vice President of Marketing
Bio: Thompson brings more than thirteen years of experience working for venture capital backed start-ups and hyper-growth companies. His extensive background includes a strong command of brand development, marketing communications, product marketing, demand generation, analyst relations, digital marketing and public relations. Previously, Thompson served as Vice President of Marketing at NS1, a market leading cloud-based application delivery provider. Prior to NS1, Thompson held senior level marketing roles with SSH communications Security (NASDAQ: SSH1V), Q1 Labs, and Building Engines, Inc., among other successful companies. Thompson earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science at Colorado University and a master’s in liberal studies at University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Board of Directors
Vice Chairman, Net App; Sequoia Capital
Title: Vice Chairman, Net App; Sequoia Capital
Bio: Tom joined NetApp in 1994 and was responsible for sales until becoming president in 2000. In 2009 he became vice chairman. Tom has given talks on the power of corporate culture and leadership all over the world to people in such diverse organizations as the U.S. Marine Corps, West Point, CIO forums, Oracle’s Leaders Circle, and Stanford University. In 2009 he was the co-recipient with NetApp Chairman Dan Warmenhoven of the Morgan Stanley Leadership Award for Global Commerce. Tom holds a BA degree from the University of Notre Dame and is an alumnus of Stanford University’s Executive Business Program. In September 2000 Notre Dame renamed its business school the Mendoza College of Business after an endowment made by Tom and Kathy Mendoza.
Managing Partner at Evolution Equity Partners
Title: Managing Parter Evolution Equity Partners
Bio: Richard focuses on investing in highgrowth businesses led by exceptional entrepreneurs that apply technology to help solve problems for consumers and enterprises primarily in information security, enterprise software & services and consumer related areas. He cofounded Evolution Equity Partners to address opportunities in these segments primarily in the United States & Europe. Past investments in technology, media, telecoms, financial services and consumer facing companies include AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), Cognitive Security acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), OpenDNS (NASDAQ: CSCO), Onapsis, The 60K Group, Nej TV, SecurityScorecard, B2B Center and EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM). He has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Juris Doctor from The New York Law School and a B.A., Business, from Pace University, awarded a Kauffman Fellowship by the Palo Alto based Society of Kauffman Fellows.
Former CTO, Gilt Groupe
Title: Former CTO, Gilt Groupe
Bio: Michael Bryzek is the co-founder and CTO of flow.io and was the Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Gilt Groupe. Michael brings to Gilt Groupe extensive experience in developing userfocused Internet software and a deep passion for leveraging technology. Prior to Gilt Groupe, Michael founded Volunteer Solutions, an Internet application service provider for the philanthropic sector. Volunteer Solutions was acquired by United Way of America in 2001. Michael then served as chief technology officer for United eWay, the United Way of America’s technology subsidiary. He holds a BSc and Masters in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
General Partner, GV
Title: General Partner, GV
Bio: Karim leads GV’s investments in enterprise software, data analytics, and security. He brings over a decade of operational and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Google’s corporate development team in 2008, the group responsible for all mergers and acquisitions and has been at GV since inception. Prior to Google, Karim was a venture capitalist at Atlas Venture, where he worked on investments in software and Internet infrastructure. Previously, he was director of New Ventures at Level 3 Communications, responsible for evaluating new business opportunities and has led product development for the company’s voice services. Earlier in his career, Karim held various product and marketing roles at Intel, initially on the i486™, and later as product manager for the Pentium® Processor. He started his career at Siemens as a software engineer working on the first vehicle navigation system for BMW. Karim holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a B.S. in computer engineering from Brown University where he published several papers on neural networks.
Partner, Lumia Capital
Title: Partner at Lumia Capital
Bio: Founder of Lumia Capital, an expansionstage VC partnering with leading tech companies in underinvested emerging markets and forwardthinking US companies targeting these markets to accelerate growth. Previously, he was one of five investment professionals at Focus Ventures, a technologyfocused venture capital firm in Palo Alto with ~$850M under management and ~110 expansionstage investments across three funds. Prior to Focus, he was a Product Manager at Oracle Corp., where he was responsible for core components of Fusion CRM, Oracle’s next generation CRM strategy, and a $1B+ product line. Prior to these roles, he was a management consultant for both Siebel Systems (Customer Strategy Team) and, post acquisition, Oracle (Insight Group), where he provided strategic recommendations across people, process and technology domains to Oracle/Siebel’s top global customers.
Former CEO, Travelocity BOD Vonage
Title: Former CEO, Travelocity BOD Vonage
Bio: Carl Sparks joined the Vonage Board in February 2011. Mr. Sparks was previously President and CEO of Travelocity from 2012 until 2014. Prior to joining Travelocity, Mr. Sparks served as President of Gilt Groupe, one of the leading online fashion and travel retailers in the United States. Mr. Sparks spent five years at Expedia Inc., serving as General Manager for Hotels.com USA and Canada and as Chief Marketing Officer for Expedia.com. Mr. Sparks has also served as Vice President of Direct Business and Brand at Capital One and held senior marketing and strategy roles at Guinness, PepsiCo and Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Sparks is a current member of the Board of Directors of Dunkin’ Brands.
Peter Y. Lee
Peter Y. Lee
Title: CTO, President, and CEO Rapidminer
Bio: Peter began his career as a strategy consultant for Deloitte International and as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan & Co. Peter earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs from The University of Pennsylvania and graduated AB cum laude from Harvard University. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Attivio and as an Independent Member of the Investment Committee of the Advanced Finance & Investment Group. He has previously served on the Boards of Ektron (acquired by AccelKKR, merged with EpiServer) and Upwardly Global. Before joining RapidMiner, Peter advised growth companies disrupting established markets such as Attivio, BlogTalkRadio, Ektron, Infomatix, Novus, NOPSEC, Reonomy, SecurityScoreCard and others as co-founder of Mister Wolf & Associates. Previously, Peter served as Executive Vice President of TIBCO where he was responsible for the Analytics/Big Data, B2B, Cloud, CXM and SIEM product groups. Peter joined TIBCO when it acquired DataSynapse, where he served as CEO and co-founder.
Former President, NASDAQ
Title: Former President, NASDAQ
Bio: Alfred R. Berkeley III currently serves as Chairman of Princeton Capital Management, Inc., a registered investment advisor. Previously, he was Chairman of Pipeline Financial Group. Mr. Berkeley has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Pipeline, Mr. Berkeley served as President and then ViceChairman of the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc from June 1996 until August 2003. Before NASDAQ, Mr. Berkeley was a General Partner and then a Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons, an investment bank. Mr. Berkeley cofounded the Firm’s Technology Group in 1975. The Group completed about 500 financial offerings for clients while he was associated with the firm. Berkeley is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania (MBA) and the University of Virginia (BA).
Dept. Chair and Professor, Yale University
Title: Dept. Chair and Professor, Yale University
Bio: Joan Feigenbaum is Department Chair and Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science and Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale University. 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 very 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 DARPA-funded DISSENT project, the NSF-funded PORTIA project, and the ONR-funded SPYCE project. Her current and recent professional activities include service as the Program Chair of the 2013 ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing and membership on the Editorial Board of the ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation and the Steering Committee of the NetEcon Workshop. Professor Feigenbaum is 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.