Management

Executive Team

Jim Zuffoletti

Jim Zuffoletti

CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Mr. Zuffoletti determines the company’s strategic direction and forges critical relationships with customers in the heavily regulated industry segments who are looking to build and secure their social networks.

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Otavio Freire

Otavio Freire

CTO & President

Mr. Freire creates the company’s enterprise technology solutions that enable customers in global, regulated industries to significantly impact their sales, marketing risk management and compliance efforts.

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Matt Prentis

Matt Prentis

VP, Product Management

Mr. Prentis manages the design, development, and implementation of the combined SafeGuard Cyber and customer vision throughout the entire suite of products and solutions.

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Maritza Johnson

VP, Privacy

Ms. Johnson is a veteran security researcher, having come from Facebook and Google. As part of the SafeGuard Cyber research team, she helps people better understand the privacy and security decisions they encounter in their daily lives.

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Jim Ting

Jim Ting

VP, Engineering & Cloud Services

A veteran tech entrepreneur, Mr. Ting oversees the overall engineering, technology development and IT operations.

 

 

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Board

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Dave DeWalt

Board Vice Chair & Founder, NightDragon Security

Dave DeWalt is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, Dave helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15 plus years as President & CEO of three major companies. That includes driving the most successful cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013, and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010. Today he serves as the managing director of Allegis Cyber as well an investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Phantom Cyber, CallSign, Claroty, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks, and Optiv. 

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Chuck Cullen

General Partner & Chief Operating Office, Grotech Ventures

Chuck Cullen joined Grotech Ventures in 2000. Chuck is a General Partner, responsible for all financial, accounting and administrative functions for the Grotech funds as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, while also being instrumental in the formation of recent funds.

Chuck is active on several portfolio company boards, including buySAFE, HCIActive, Social Safeguard and WiserTogether. He previously served on the boards of Biotix (acquired by Mettler Toledo), MEDecision (Nasdaq: MEDE, subsequently acquired by HCSC), Brandywine Senior Care (acquired by Warburg Pincus and two public REITs), Sagittarius Brands (holding company for Captain D’s and Del Taco restaurants), and Entek (acquired by DuPont). He also worked with HealthScribe (acquired by Spheris, Inc.) and First Service Networks.

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Brian Carney

General Partner, Harbert Growth Partners

Brian Carney is a General Partner at Harbert Growth Partners. Mr. Carney joined HMC in 2007 and currently serves on the boards of Anutra Medical, Clinipace Worldwide, Envera Health, Healthcare Interactive, Social Safeguard, and WiserTogether. Mr. Carney is a board member of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in Durham, NC and is a former Board member of the Richmond Venture Forum. Prior to joining HMC, Mr. Carney was an associate with Morgan Stanley Venture Partners where he executed healthcare growth equity investments. Prior to Morgan Stanley Venture Partners, Mr. Carney was a financial analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group.

Mr. Carney holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with honors from Washington & Lee University.

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Board of Advisors

Raj Samani

Raj Samani

Chief Scientist, McAfee

Raj Samani is spearheading the Social SafeGuard Board of Advisors. As a renowned technology leader, he currently servesas Chief Scientist for McAfee, and formerly the Chief Technology Officer with McAfee. He drives the innovation strategy for McAfee globally and is a well-known expert in the global cybersecurity community. He holds board seats with the Cloud Security Alliance and the ISSA, has authored multiple articles and is a regular blogger on cybersecurity issues and trends. Find him on LinkedIn.

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Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer, F-Secure

Mikko Hypponen is one of world’s foremost authorities on cybersecurity and privacy issues and a visionary for pushing the boundaries of cybersecurity. He’s served as the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure for over 25 years, and has a wealth of experience in public speaking, strategic briefings and keynotes, including TEDTalks. Mikko serves on numerous boards. Find him on LinkedIn.

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Evelyn de Souza

Evelyn de Souza

Privacy and Compliance Executive

Evelyn de Souza is a well-known and well-established privacy and security professional, and is currently a Data Privacy and GDPR consultant to leading global technology firms. She has held positions with Cisco Systems, where she was the Cloud Security and Data Privacy leader, McAfee, BigFix, and Trend Micro. Evelyn was the Co-Chair of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and founded OpenSource Privacy. Evelyn leverages her deep privacy and compliance expertise to advise early stage firms. Find her on LinkedIn.

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Kris Lovejoy

Kris Lovejoy

CEO, BlueVector

Kris Lovejoy is the CEO of BlueVector, a dynamic cybersecurity company, and is a former CISO of IBM and General Manager IBM’s security services division. Kris leverages her breadth of experience to advise early stage companies to success and consistently contributes to the cybersecurity industry through major keynotes, articles and blogs. Find her on LinkedIn.

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Brian Honan

Brian Honan

CEO, BH Consulting

Brian Honan is a highly experienced information security professional, and one of Ireland’s foremost experts in cybersecurity. He has spearheaded large, global cybersecurity initiatives with commercial and government teams, and is a regular speaker at conferences like RSA, and an authority on cybersecurity. Find him on LinkedIn.

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David Evans

David Evans

PhD Founder of the University of Virginia's Security Research Group

David Evans is the founder and leader of the University of Virginia's Security Research Group. Current research projects focus on security multi-party computation, web security, and adversarial machine learning. David Evans holds SB, SM, and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has led and co-led research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, DARPA, NASA, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and Google.

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