Our Team

Meet the Team

Jim Zuffoletti CEO

Jim Zuffoletti

Chairman & CEO

As 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

CTO & President

As CTO, 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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Eric Marterella CRO

Eric Marterella

Chief Revenue Officer

Mr. Marterella is responsible for revenue operations globally and client success. He brings 20 years of digital transformation and cybersecurity experience to the team, with a passion has for partnering with and supporting companies to embrace disruptive technologies.

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Matt Prentis SVP

Matt Prentis

SVP, 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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Jim Ting VP

Jim Ting

SVP, Engineering & Professional Services

A veteran tech entrepreneur, Mr. Ting oversees overall engineering, technology development, and professional services operations.

 

 

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Randall Tidwell

Randall Tidwell

VP, Finance

Mr. Tidwell leverages strategic and analytical expertise from over 15 years of SaaS and software security experience to manage financial operations.

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Maritza Johnson

Maritza Johnson

VP, Privacy & Research

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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Kevin Walter VP

Kevin Walter

VP, Product Marketing

Mr. Walter manages product marketing at SafeGuard Cyber, leveraging extensive experience in bringing information management and compliance solutions to market for companies such as Hewlett-Packard and EMC.

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Ruben Jimenez

Ruben Jimenez

VP, Field Technology

Mr. Jimenez leverages his engineering background and broad experience in regulated industries to lead design and implement solutions for our clients.

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Arjun Gandhi

Arjun Gandhi

Enterprise Architect

Mr. Gandhi focuses on architecture and researching new technologies that can be used within our platform.

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Mike Danforth

Mike Danforth

VP, Partnerships & Alliances

Mr. Danforth leads Partnerships & Alliances at Safeguard Cyber, leveraging extensive experience in Social SaaS solutions and go-to-market strategies to help provide enterprise clients with transformational business outcomes.

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Chris Maurer

Chris Maurer

Sales Director

Mr. Maurer is responsible for business development and market expansion focusing on regulated industries. He has a track record of success helping companies implementing transformational technologies.

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Eric Morelli

Eric Morelli

Solutions Consultant

Mr. Morelli is the lead solutions consultant at SafeGuard Cyber, where he connects clients and prospects with customized solutions within our platform. He has spent more than 15 years working with a range of customers spanning federal, state and local government, and all verticals of the commercial sector. 

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Harrison Jones

Harrison Jones

Customer Success Director

Mr. Jones is responsible for Customer Success, ensuring that our clients derive all possible value from their relationship with SafeGuard Cyber. Before joining SafeGuard, he developed sales teams, customers success organizations, and partnership efforts for Fortune 500 clients.

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George Kamide, Director

George Kamide

Marketing Director

Mr. Kamide leads the corporate marketing efforts for SafeGuard Cyber. Previously, he designed and implemented digital marketing campaigns for enterprise B2B clients for a global agency.

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Ashley Stone Manager

Ashley Stone

Marketing Manager

Ms. Stone manages the execution of paid and organic media, events, and content. Previously she managed the paid media strategy for retail, B2B, and non-profit clients at a global marketing agency.

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Abby Bruce Manager

Abby Bruce

Brand Manager

Ms. Bruce is an experienced designer with a background in creative advertising, coming from James Madison University. She manages the creative direction of content marketing and brand assets.

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Sahil Mehra Account Executive

Sahil Mehra

Account Executive

As an Account Executive, Mr. Mehra finds solutions for defense and governance gaps in new and current customers' digital strategy. He brings a passion for delivering transformative outcomes to customers to drive revenue and efficiency. 

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Tom Springer

Tom Springer

Sr. Business Development Lead

Mr. Springer is responsible for coordination with Account Executives to uncover new opportunities to help prospects remediate cyber threats and reputational risks. He brings over four years of cybersecurity and business development background from IBM Security.

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Daniel Ryan Biz Dev

Daniel Ryan

Business Development

Mr. Ryan is at the front lines of bringing in new enterprise business. He applies his previous experience with new technology platforms, and if he can't do it on his phone, he might not do it at all.

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Madison Smith

Madison Smith

Team Lead, Client Services

Ms. Smith leads the Client Services department. She helps oversee projects as they transition from implementation to a live/steady state and supports the client throughout their contract. 

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Niti Nguansiri

Niti Nguansiri

Sr. Technical Product Manager

Mr. Nguansiri, develops and manages the process of getting our clients up and running with our solutions quickly and effectively, enabling them for success.

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Jason Harper

Jason Harper

Enterprise Account Executive (TOLA)

Mr. Harper leads Enterprise Sales at Safeguard Cyber for the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas region. He brings a successful track record of more than 14 years, and market expansion strategies to help enterprises adopt transformational technologies.

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Board of Directors

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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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Spencer Tall

Board Member & Managing Director of AllegisCyber

Spencer’s focus has been security and enterprise SaaS related technologies. He is an experienced seed and early stage investor, who assists young companies and their founders in recruiting and strategic relationships.

Prior to Allegis, he was co-founder of APV Technology Ventures, an early stage technology fund. He was also co-owner of Asia Pacific Ventures, a business advisory and consulting firm that focused on strategic relationships throughout Asia. During his tenure at APV, he worked with more than 50 companies in the USA, and consulted for large enterprises including Canon, Fujitsu, NEC, Sega, and Sony.

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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 SafeGuard Cyber Board of Advisors. As a renowned technology leader, he currently serves as 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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Laura Galante

Laura Galante

Founder, Galante Strategies

Laura Galante is recognized as a leading authority on cyber threats, information operations, and intelligence analysis. She founded Galante Strategies in 2017 to equip governments and corporations to respond effectively to cyber and information threats. Recent work has included: developing an operational cybersecurity framework for the Ukrainian government; briefing the US experience combating advanced cyber threats to the Italian government, financial sector and trade associations; and raising national awareness of cybersecurity issues in Kosovo and Serbia.

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Javvad Malik

Security Advocate, AlienVault

Javvad Malik is a Security Advocate at AlienVault, a blogger event speaker and industry commentator who is possibly best known as one of the industry’s most prolific video bloggers with his signature fresh and light-hearted perspective on security that speak to both technical and non-technical audiences alike.

Prior to joining AlienVault, Javvad was a Senior Analyst at 451’s Enterprise Security Practice (ESP), providing in-depth, timely perspective on the state of enterprise security and emerging trends in addition to competitive research, new product and go-to-market positioning, investment due diligence and M&A strategy to technology vendors, private equity firms, venture capitalists and end users.

Prior to joining 451 Research, he was an independent security consultant, with a career spanning 12+ years working for some of the largest companies across the financial and energy sectors.

As well as being an author and co-author on several books, Javvad was one of the co-founders of the Security B-Sides London conference.

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