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Josh Lefkowitz
Chief Executive Officer
Josh Lefkowitz executes the company’s strategic vision to empower organizations with Business Risk Intelligence (BRI). He has worked extensively with 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. Mr. Lefkowitz holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Williams College.
Evan Kohlmann
Chief Innovation Officer
Evan Kohlmann focuses on product innovation at Flashpoint where he leverages fifteen years’ experience tracking Al-Qaida, ISIS, and other terrorist groups. He has consulted for the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Justice, the Australian Federal Police, and Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Command, among others. Mr. Kohlmann holds a JD from the Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School and a BSFS in International Politics from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown Univ.
Josh Devon
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Product Officer
Josh Devon focuses on product vision and strategy at Flashpoint while ensuring the company’s departments function synergistically during its rapid growth. He also works to ensure that customers receive best in class products, services, and support. Previously, Mr. Devon co-founded the SITE Intelligence Group where he served as Assistant Director. He holds an MA from SAIS at Johns Hopkins Univ. At the Univ. of Pennsylvania, he received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Chris Camacho
Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Camacho leads the company’s sales and client engagement & development teams, which also includes customer success, solution architecture, business development, strategic integrations, and the FPCollab sharing community. With over 15 years of cybersecurity leadership experience, he has spearheaded initiatives across Operational Strategy, Incident Response, Threat Management, and Security Operations to ensure cyber risk postures align with business goals. Most recently as a Senior Vice President of Information Security at Bank of America, Mr. Camacho was responsible for overseeing the Threat Management Program. An entrepreneur, Mr. Camacho also serves as CEO for NinjaJobs: a career-matching community for elite cybersecurity talent. He has a BS in Decision Sciences & Management of Information Systems from George Mason University.
Lisa Iadanza
Chief People Officer
Lisa M. Iadanza leads all functional areas of People Operations at Flashpoint, including human resources, talent acquisition & management, employee engagement, and developing high performance teams. In addition to collaborating with the executive team to drive strategic growth, she plays an integral role in fostering Flashpoint’s culture and mission. Driven by her passions for mentorship, employee advocacy, and talent development, Ms. Iadanza has more than twenty years of experience in building, scaling, and leading human resources functions. Prior to Flashpoint, she held leadership roles at Conde Nast, Terra Technology, and FreeWheel. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and holds a bachelor’s degree in management with concentrations in human resources and marketing from State University of New York at Binghamton.
Donald Saelinger
President
Donald Saelinger is responsible for driving strategic and operational initiatives to accelerate Flashpoint’s growth and scale. In this role, Donald leads a broad portfolio including Marketing, Customer Success, Revenue Operations, Legal and related functions, and is focused on helping the company execute on a go-to-market approach that maximizes value to our customers. Prior to Flashpoint, Donald served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Endgame, Inc., an endpoint detection and response company acquired by Elastic N.V. in 2019, and where he led a range of teams focused on growth, scale, and legal and compliance matters. Donald also previously served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Opower, Inc. (NYSE: OPWR), a global provider of SaaS solutions to electric and gas utilities that was acquired by Oracle, Inc. in 2016. Donald graduated from Columbia University in 2000 and received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2006.
Rob Reznick
SVP of Finance and Corporate Development
Rob Reznick leads the finance, accounting, and corporate development teams at Flashpoint. Rob previously served as Director of Finance & Accounting for 1010data (acquired by Advance/Newhouse), and Director of Finance for Financial Guard (acquired by Legg Mason) after prior work in forensic accounting and dispute consulting. Mr. Reznick is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA and MAcc from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, and a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Tom Hofmann
SVP Intelligence
Tom Hofmann leads the intelligence directorate that is responsible for the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of Deep and Dark Web data. He works closely with clients to prioritize their intelligence requirements and ensures internal Flashpoint operations are aligned to those needs. Mr. Hofmann has been at the forefront of cyber intelligence operations in the commercial, government, and military sectors, and is renowned for his ability to drive effective intelligence operations to support offensive and defensive network operations.
Jake Wells
SVP Solutions Architecture
Jake Wells leads strategic integrations and information sharing as part of the client engagement & development team, which serves as an internal advocate for our government and commercial clients to ensure Flashpoint’s intelligence solutions meet their evolving needs. He leverages a decade of experience running cyber and counterterrorism investigations, most recently with the NYPD Intelligence Bureau, to maximize the value customers generate from our products and services. Mr. Wells holds an MA from Columbia University and a BA from Emory University.
Brian Brown
SVP Business Development
Brian Brown is responsible for the overall direction of strategic sales and development supporting Flashpoint’s largest clients. In his role, Mr. Brown focuses on designing and executing growth-oriented sales penetration strategies across multiple vertical markets, including both Government and Commercial, supporting Flashpoint’s Sales and Business Development Teams. An experienced entrepreneur, Mr. Brown also serves as CSO for NinjaJobs, a private community created to match elite cybersecurity talent with top tier global jobs and also advise growth-stage cybersecurity companies.
Justin Rogers
VP Marketing and Revenue Operations
Justin Rogers leads the Marketing and Revenue Operations teams at Flashpoint, aligning marketing, sales, partnerships, and customer success across vision, planning, process, and goals. He leverages over 15 years of experience in security, strategy, product design, and implementation to drive growth, provide an end-to-end view of the customer journey, and a seamless customer experience. Recently, Justin led Marketing for Centripetal, bringing the first Threat Intelligence Gateway to market. Previously, he managed operations of a Counter IED lab electronics forensics division while forward deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Justin holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Peter Partyka
VP Engineering
Peter Partyka leads Flashpoint’s engineering teams. Peter previously worked in the quantitative hedge fund space in New York City, implementing security and administrative solutions around proprietary trading platforms, high-availability cloud deployments, and hardening of applications and infrastructure. Peter leverages more than 16 years of experience in technology specializing in application security, red-teaming, penetration testing, exploit development, as well as blue-teaming. Peter has a long track record of managing tech teams and implementing engineering security best practices. Recently Peter led Flashpoint toward GDPR and CCPA compliance and has been a key architect of Flashpoint’s robust compliance programs. Peter has taught advanced cybersecurity courses at New York University and consulted at various tech startups during his career.
Matthew Howell
VP of Product
Matthew Howell leads the Product Management and Product Marketing teams for Flashpoint. He is responsible for developing a strong team that drives product adoption and user engagement through outcome based prioritization, continuous process improvement, and metrics driven development. Matthew brings a passion for diverse ideas, experience launching B2B SaaS products, building integration ecosystems, supporting five 9s SLAs, and leading distributed teams. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Virginia
Glenn Lemons
Executive Director, Strategic Accounts Engagement
Glenn Lemons is Executive Director, Strategic Accounts Engagement at Flashpoint. He previously served as the acting Director of Citigroup's Cyber Intelligence Center where he was responsible for analyzing and reacting to intelligence from a variety of threats. These threats ranged from fraudulent activity and attempting to defraud Citi's clients to supporting security operations for the firm's worldwide network presence. He has extensive experience working with multiple clients across the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and public sectors. Glenn also has more than 26 years of intelligence experience within the operational and support communities in the U.S. military and federal civilian service; seven of which focused on both defensive and offensive cyber operations. While working for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, he testified numerous times before U.S. Congressional committees and member requested open and closed sessions.
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Steve Leightell
Steve started his career in Internet sales in the early 1990s and was always a top sales rep before transitioning to business development. By the early 2000s, he was the Director of Business Development at DWL, where he managed a team that built partnerships with Accenture, Oracle, Tata Consulting, Wipro, Cognizant and IBM. Steve designed the channel and strategy that ultimately culminated in the acquisition of DWL by IBM in 2005. He went on to lead a global team within IBM that was responsible for major system integrator partnerships. In 2008, he left IBM to found a niche consulting firm focused on business development for SaaS organizations. Steve holds a BA in anthropology and sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Ellie Wheeler
Ellie Wheeler is a Partner at Greycroft and is based in the firm’s New York office. Prior to joining Greycroft, Ellie worked in a similar role evaluating investment opportunities at Lowercase Capital. Ellie also worked at Cisco in Corporate Development doing acquisitions, investments, and strategy within the unified communications, enterprise software, mobile, and video sectors. While at Cisco, she was involved in multiple acquisitions and investments, including PostPath, Jabber, Xobni, and Tandberg. She began her career in growth capital private equity at Summit Partners in Boston. Ellie graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a BA in Psychology and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Glenn McGonnigle
Glenn McGonnigle is a General Partner at TechOperators. Prior to launching TechOperators in 2008, Glenn was CEO of VistaScape Security Systems, a venture-backed provider of enterprise intelligent video surveillance software. He lead the company through its successful sale to Siemens Building Technologies. Previously, Glenn was a co-founder and senior executive of Atlanta-based Internet Security Systems (ISS) where he helped raise initial venture capital and launch the business. For 7 years, he led the business development team in developing sales channels and entering the managed security services market. During his tenure, the company grew from startup to revenues of over $225 million and was later acquired by IBM for $1.3 billion.
Brendan Hannigan
Brendan joined Polaris Partners in 2016 as an entrepreneur partner. In this role, he focuses on funding and founding companies in the technology sector with a concentration in cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity. Brendan is a co-founder of Sonrai Security and chairman of Twistlock, both Polaris investments. He also currently serves on the board of Bitsight Technologies and Flashpoint. A 25 year technology industry veteran, Brendan was most recently the general manager of IBM Security. Under Brendan’s leadership, IBM Security grew significantly faster than the overall security market to become the number one enterprise security provider in the world with almost $2B of annual revenue.
Matt Devost
Currently, Devost serves as CEO & Co-Founder of OODA LLC as well as a review board member for Black Hat. In 2010, he co-founded the cybersecurity consultancy FusionX LLC which was acquired by Accenture in August 2015, where he went on to lead Accenture's Global Cyber Defense practice. Devost also founded the Terrorism Research Center in 1996 where he served as President and CEO until November 2008 and held founding or leadership roles at iDefense, iSIGHT Partners, Total Intel, SDI, Tulco Holdings, and Technical Defense.
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Flashpoint Acquires CRFT to Bring No-Code Automation to Threat Intelligence

Blazing the Path Forward at FUSE 2020

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October 23, 2020

While the Fall 2020 edition of FUSE looked different than in past years, it did not disappoint! 

In two action-packed days, we gathered (virtually) hundreds of security and threat intelligence practitioners and leaders for our semi-annual user conference.  This event came at a critical time for Flashpoint and the industry, as Flashpoint customers face an increasing number of new threats each day and finite resources to ensure their organizations remain safe.  

We focused on these issues in our presentations and discussions, by sharing best practices, diving into recent threat actor trends and their tactics, techniques, and procedures, and identifying how Flashpoint can help save teams time and money. We also held a fireside chat with entrepreneur, Cyber CEO, and ABC Shark Tank investor, Robert Herjavec, who is also a Flashpoint investor and advisor.

Day 1: Adding Value Through Action

Kicking off our FUSE fall event were Flashpoint’s CEO Josh Lefkowitz and Chief Strategy Officer Chris Camacho. They recapped some of Flashpoint’s most exciting developments and business highlights from the year so far. 

With still a few months left in 2020, we’ve already announced three new product lines, including our new Compromised Credentials Monitoring (both Enterprise and Customer versions), Data Exposure Alerting, and major enhancements to existing tools like the Flashpoint Dedicated Knowledge Base and Flashpoint Alerting Dashboard.

A core theme for Josh and Chris was the importance for threat intelligence to deliver higher levels of automation, action, and business value. Intelligence is at its best when it’s delivered in real-time, with meaningful and practical response options, and resource-efficient as possible. Later in the day, we explored this concept in more detail outlining enterprise examples for how any organization can turn IoCs into actionable intelligence.

The ROI of Flashpoint CTI

Josh also shared with the audience Flashpoint’s head-turning 482% ROI, which was calculated as part of the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study. Forrester’s independent TEI methodology runs an in-depth cost-benefit analysis based on the financial parameters of real Flashpoint customer implementations. Needless to say, we were pleased with their findings!

This Forrester TEI also concluded that the Flashpoint customers in this study saw a minimal <3-month payback period and a net present value (NPV) of $1.9 Million based on a 3-year subscription license.

You can access your copy of the Forrester TEI report here if you haven’t already.

Sharing Key Findings and Best Practices Across our Customer Community

A core part of the Flashpoint approach is to ensure that we are building a collaborative community across our customer base, which includes helping customers to share best practices with one another and empowering our own team to be thought leaders on the issues that are critical to our customers’ success.

To further this goal, day 1 featured a keynote presentation from Jim Routh (CISO of MassMutual) on how he prioritizes his time in a high-volume and high-threat environment, as well as insights from a large retail customer on best practices in stopping fraud — leveraging Flashpoint’s data and intelligence. Our analyst team further shared actionable and hands-on insights on the resurgence of the one-two punch of Emotet and Trickbot, as well as other evolving malware threats that impact our customers.   

Day 2: Card Shops, Ransomware, and What 2021 Has In-Store

On the second day of FUSE, we dove into some of the emerging trends our threat analysts are seeing in carding forums and the rampant spread of ransomware variants worldwide.

In particular, ransomware continues to hit organizations hard this year. Coronavirus and the necessary work-from-home measures put in place caught many organizations off-guard and unprepared to handle an entirely remote workforce. Of course, where security pros see risk, cybercriminals see opportunity.

Walking the FUSE audience through recent case studies, Bryan Oliver–who specializes in ransomware on our analyst team–outlined the recognizable patterns in recent ransomware attacks and offered concrete mitigation strategies to identify and minimize the financial fallout of ransomware attacks. Threat intelligence is one effective ransomware mitigation tool to ensure organizations are prepared and respond rapidly to every threat.

Flash Forward to 2021 and Beyond!

We are in exciting times at Flashpoint right now. There’s a lot happening and we have big plans for 2021. Those who joined us for day 2 at FUSE were treated with a sneak-peek into our product roadmap and some of the major areas of investment for our platform. While we can’t go into too much more detail here, we can say that you won’t be disappointed.

To close out FUSE, Chris Camacho and Robert Herjavec sat down for a virtual fireside chat. Mr. Herjavec shared what life has been like for him on-set in quarantine in Las Vegas as they film the entire upcoming season of ABC’s Shark Tank in isolation. As an investor and security practitioner himself, Herjavec emphasized the importance of digital identity in a WFH world and the need for capabilities to validate legitimate identities and quickly identify fraudulent activity, at massive scale.

Revisit FUSE Fall 2020 and Join Us For More This Year

If you missed the Fall 2020 edition of FUSE, check back here for links to session recordings and other content from the event. Or contact us directly!

Moreover, we aren’t done with 2020 just yet! We have a lot more happening in the next couple of months. Please join us at one (or many) of our upcoming digital events in 2020.

As always, if you like what you read here, give us a shot and start your 30-day trial today!

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