Chief Executive Officer
Josh Lefkowitz executes the company's strategic vision to illuminate the Deep and Dark Web and deliver unparalleled insights to customers, empowering them with the industry standard in intelligence from these areas of the Internet. He has worked extensively with federal, state, and local authorities to track and analyze terrorist groups. Mr. Lefkowitz also served as a consultant to the FBI's senior management team and worked for a top tier, global investment bank, where he gained experience with Fortune 500 companies and ultra high net worth individuals.
Mr. Lefkowitz holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Williams College.
Chief R&D Officer
Evan Kohlmann is responsible for innovation and product development at Flashpoint. He has served as a private sector International Terrorism Consultant who has spent over a decade tracking Al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations. In addition to being an on-air terrorism analyst for NBC, he has consulted on terrorism matters for the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTFY) at the Hague, the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the U.K. Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Scotland Yard's SO-15 Counter Terrorism Command, the Central Scotland Police, West Yorkshire Police, and the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET).
Mr. Kohlmann holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BA in International Politics from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Chief Operating Officer
Josh Devon focuses on operations at Flashpoint, working to ensure that the company's departments function synergistically and effectively during its rapid growth to ensure customers continue to receive best-in-class products, services, and support. Prior to joining Flashpoint in 2013, Mr. Devon co-founded the SITE Intelligence Group in June 2002 where he served as Assistant Director. Spending more than a decade researching the contemporary state of terrorism in the world, with an emphasis on jihadist use of the internet, he has assisted and consulted governments and non-governmental organizations in studying and monitoring terrorists and their supporters. Mr. Devon has published numerous articles intended to educate the public on issues surrounding terrorism. He speaks, reads, and writes Arabic.
Mr. Devon holds an MA from the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, where he focused on Middle East studies. At the University of Pennsylvania, he received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Mark Herschberg oversees Flashpoint's engineering team, driving the technical process behind the company's innovative work. Prior to joining Flashpoint, Mr. Herschberg spent his career across organizations large and small, including startups, Fortune 100 companies, and academia. He has met engineering challenges in supporting a variety of technology-driven businesses, including wireless application platforms, online advertising, lead generation, OLAP, media, entertainment, and new language development.
Instrumental in launching the Sears online home services labor market ServiceLive.com, Mr. Herschberg also helped fix NBC's online video marketplace, the predecessor to what is now Hulu.com. In academia, Mark spent a year at Harvard Business School working with finance professors to create the upTick system now used to teach finance at many of the top business schools.
Among the founders of the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at which he lectures annually, Mr. Herschberg also teaches at SUNY Levin Institute. In his spare time, he works with numerous non-profits, including serving on the advisory board of the Museum of Math, and was one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the United States.
Mr. Herschberg holds an ME in Cryptography and a BS in Physics and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Strategy
Steve Laskowski leads all sales and business development initiatives at Flashpoint. His team is responsible for thoroughly understanding both the business and technical requirements of our clients in order to tailor Deep & Dark Web intelligence solutions that exceed our clients' highest expectations.
He is fortunate to have worked with some of the best and brightest in successfully bringing new groundbreaking technology solutions to market while a member of the management teams at such companies as Internet Security Systems (ISS), Veracode, EMC, Intel, Webroot and IOActive. Mr. Laskowski is a strategic, hands-on technology executive with over 25 years of deep expertise in monetizing technology on an international scale.
Mr. Laskowski holds a Bachelor of Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Lance James serves as Chief Scientist at Flashpoint where he helps guide research and engages in thought leadership. Prior to joining Flashpoint, Mr. James was the Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
An internationally renowned information security specialist, Mr. James has more than fifteen years of experience in programming, network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, counterintelligence, and protocol exploitation. He provides advisory services to a wide range of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations including America’s top financial services institutions. Credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware, Mr. James is an active contributor to the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies.
Mr. James was the founding force behind the CryptoLocker Working Group, where he and his team of researchers were acknowledged for their critical role in disrupting CryptoLocker as part of an FBI-led takedown operation. Over the years, he has championed other takedowns of criminal organizations through his strategic alliances with industry, academia, and law enforcement.
Vice President of Business Development
Domenic Perri serves as Vice President of Business Development at Flashpoint where he drives growth through strategic alliances and technology partnerships. Prior to joining Flashpoint, Mr. Perri was Senior Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Juniper Networks where he spearheaded the company's partnership and M&A strategy. Prior to Juniper, Mr. Perri held senior leadership roles at Caymas Systems (acquired by Citrix), Internet Security Systems/ISS (acquired by IBM), and Brak Systems (acquired by AT&T).
Mr. Perri is a business graduate from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario Canada.