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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 / VP Product
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.
Jennifer Leggio
Chief Marketing Officer / VP Operations
Jennifer Leggio is responsible for Flashpoint’s marketing, customer acquisition, and operations. Ms. Leggio has more than 20 years of experience driving marketing, communications and go-to-market strategies in the cybersecurity industry. She’s previously held senior leadership roles at Digital Shadows, Cisco, Sourcefire, and Fortinet. She’s been a contributor to Forbes and ZDNet, and has spoken on the importance of coordinated disclosure at DEF CON and Hack in the Box, and on threat actor “publicity” trends at RSA Conference, Gartner Security Summit, and SXSW Interactive.
Chris Camacho
Chief Strategy Officer
Chris Camacho leads the company’s client engagement and development team, which includes customer success, 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.
Rob Reznick
VP 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.
Lance James
Chief Scientist / VP Engineering
Lance James is responsible for leading Flashpoint’s technology development. Prior to joining Flashpoint in 2015, he was the Head of Cyber Intelligence at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. James has been an active member of the security community for over 20 years and enjoys working creatively together with technology teams to design and develop impactful solutions that disrupt online threats.
Brian Costello
SVP Global Sales and Solution Architecture
Brian Costello, a 20-year information technology and security solutions veteran, is responsible for leading the Global Sales, Solution Architecture, and Professional Services teams at Flashpoint. Throughout his career, Brian has successfully built security and cloud teams that have provided customers with innovative technology solutions, exceeded targets and consistently grown business year over year. Prior to Flashpoint, Brian led a global security and cloud vertical practice for Verizon. Brian also held senior leadership roles at Invincea, Risk Analytics and Cybertrust. Brian received his B.A. from George Mason University.
Tom Hofmann
VP 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
VP, Client Engagement & Development
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
VP 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.
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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.
Peter George
Peter George has an established track record of building companies that deliver sustained growth and profits and in identifying critical worldwide partnership opportunities that strategically expand market share. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Fidelis Security Systems in 2008, Mr. George spent the last seven years as President and CEO of Crossbeam Systems, the market leader in the high-end segment of the Unified Threat Management market, where he took the company from being a pre-revenue start-up to over $50 million in revenue. Previously, he was President of Nortel Networks Enterprise Business in Europe, Middle-East, and Africa, responsible for managing more than 5,000 employees and $2 billion in revenue. Mr. George came to Nortel via their 1998 acquisition of Bay Networks where he was serving as vice president of European operations. During his tenure at Wellfleet and Bay, he played key sales executive roles in New England and in Europe. Prior to joining Wellfleet, Mr. George served as the Northeast regional manager and GM of Canada at 3Com Corporation, and also held senior management positions at Ungerman Bass. He received his BA from the College of the Holy Cross, and has done graduate studies at Harvard and Oxford University.
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.
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From Decision Advantage to Market Advantage: BRI Holds Strong in 2018

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April 11, 2018

As a co-founder and CEO, I am both incredibly excited and humbled to review the company’s successes at the end of each quarter. I credit our continued successour ninth consecutive quarter exceeding our bookings targetto our extremely talented team delivering products that empower our customers with a decision advantage in navigating complex problems relevant to their organizations. I’m proud to share the following highlights from the last three months that helped us achieve this milestone:

Bringing Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to Global Markets

Following our successful expansion last year into Europe and the Middle East, we have now expanded into the Mexico market. Spearheaded by director of sales for Latin America Ryan Goss, this movement has catalyzed new opportunities for growth, research, and BRI collaboration with leading experts from across all sectors in Mexico. And second, our attendance at Black Hat Asia marked Flashpoint’s first major event sponsorship in Asia Pacific. Our warmly received presence in both regions reinforces BRI as a true requirement for organizations seeking to mitigate enterprise-wide risk and gain a decision advantage over threats and adversaries.

Bolstering Channel and Strategic Partner Network Initiatives

We were elated to welcome former IBM executive Jeff Seifert as executive director of global channels and partnerships. Jeff’s leadership will continue to fuel growth and geographic expansion for our partner programs following several key milestones in Q1. Specifically, the Channel Company’s CRN 2018 Partner Program Guide announced a 5-star rating for Flashpoint, demonstrating the strength of our Global Channel Program. In addition, our new integrations with Maltego, Silobreaker, and RiskIQ highlight the critical role of the Flashpoint Strategic Partner Network, which also includes Anomali, ThreatConnect, and ThreatQuotient.

Showcasing our Research and Leadership

Our team’s commitment to sharing their expertise externally helped make our Q1 such an inspiring time for the company. Noteworthy individuals and contributions include:

• Analyst Liv Rowley’s expertise on cybercrime and the Spanish-language underground earned her a speaking session at RSA Conference this month, where she will present “Cebolla Chan 3.0: A Window into the Chaotic Spanish-Language Underground.”  

• Thomas Hofmann, vice president of intelligence, has debuted as a regular contributor to The Security Ledger, where his column provides fresh insight into many of the complex challenges facing today’s security decision-makers. He also appeared on Reuters TV.

• Drawing upon his background as an acclaimed security journalist, editorial director Mike Mimoso launched Flashpoint’s first podcast series, Collective Intelligence, in which he regularly interviews industry experts and Flashpoint analysts on the latest security news and industry trends.

• Director of Counterterrorism Alex Kassirer was recognized by Dark Reading for her dedication to fighting terrorism, her support to law enforcement and intelligence agencies during investigations and prosecutions, and her expertise on the ties between counterterrorism and commercial security.

• Following her selection as a keynote speaker for the upcoming Hack In The Box security conference, chief marketing officer Jennifer Leggio was named one of the most influential people in cybersecurity by TechRadar.

Solutions Architect Jarrod Echols was recently chosen as John A. Logan College’s Alumnus of the Year for bolstering cybersecurity in the public sector during his tenure as a member of the White House information technology team.

Providing Exemplary Support to our Customers

The satisfaction of our customers has always been a core measure of our success, which is why I’m gratified to share the following feedback we received from customers in Q1:

“Flashpoint’s Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) empowers our cyber intel and incident response team to support the company as a whole by providing us with high quality, timely, relevant, and valuable insights. The Flashpoint team provides excellent analysis and service, and are very responsive. They have become an extension of our team, and we rely on them heavily to help us make more strategic decisions.” VP of Cyber Intel & Incident Response, Fortune 100 Financial Services Company.

“Flashpoint’s Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) immediately resonated with our executives. We approached Meltdown and Spectre from the BRI perspective, rather than a traditional, cyber-only focus, and it carried us much further, allowing us to communicate why cybersecurity matters to the business. Flashpoint’s BRI is by far more valuable than other intelligence partners. The quality and timeliness of the intelligence and collaboration we receive from Flashpoint is the best of breed and it’s clear that customer support is a core tenet for Flashpoint.Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence Team, Fortune 100 Retail Company

Not only do the above words reinforce that the people behind our products truly are our biggest asset, they’re a testament to why fostering collaboration and trusted relationships throughout the Flashpoint community have been pivotal to our growth since day one. With another exciting quarter now behind us, I’d like to thank our team members, customers, partners, investors, and friends for helping us shape the company into what it is today. I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished so far and am very excited about what’s next.

As we head into Q2 and beyond, we will continue to expand our capabilities to provide even more organizations with a decision advantage over the dynamic and complex threats that matter to them the most.

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Josh Lefkowitz

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Josh Lefkowitz is the Chief Executive Officer of Flashpoint, where he executes the company’s strategic vision to empower organizations with Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) derived from the Deep & Dark Web. 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.

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