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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 partners with Flashpoint’s executive team to develop, communicate, and execute strategic initiatives pertaining to Business Risk Intelligence (BRI). 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.
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 Customer Success
Jake Wells leads the company’s customer success team, serving 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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Business Risk Intelligence Continues to Fuel Growth, Innovation in 2018

Blog
July 12, 2018

Quarter after quarter, Flashpoint’s driving goal is to make the world a safer and more secure place through better decisions. We strive to empower a growing number of organizations worldwide with Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to combat the threats and adversaries that matter to them the most. To deliver the best BRI, we focus intently on understanding and satisfying our customers’ unique and complex needs, and of course applying what we learn to the evolution of our products and services.

I’m extremely humbled and proud to share that in Q2 2018, we were able to help even more organizations in both the private and public sectors realize the impact of BRI. In pursuit of supporting our customers, we also achieved our 10th consecutive quarter exceeding our bookings target. This milestone is largely due to our team’s talent and unrelenting commitment in the following areas:

Growing our global footprint

International growth has always been a top priority for Flashpoint, and last quarter was no different. Following last year’s expansion into Europe and the Middle East, and Q1’s expansion into Latin America, we were thrilled to expand even further in Asia Pacific in June.

With significant focus on Singapore, Japan and Australia, this latest expansion was overseen by industry veteran Jankang Tao, who recently joined Flashpoint as director of sales, Asia Pacific after more than 16 years leading business initiatives at organizations including IBM, JouleX, and Cisco. In addition to increasing the reach and accessibility of BRI, the Asia Pacific market has since given us ample opportunity to grow, innovate, and collaborate with leading experts throughout the region.

Empowering defenders with critical research and analysis

The Flashpoint team’s collective expertise and research capabilities not only remain integral to the growth and success of the company, but they also continue to help members of our community combat a broad spectrum of threats and adversaries more effectively. I couldn’t be more impressed by our team’s research contributions during Q2, including:

• Amina Bashir, analyst, Paul Burbage, senior malware researcher, and Vitali Kremez, director of research, conducted exhaustive analysis on a crimeware kit called the Rubella Macro Builder, thereby uncovering its indicators of compromise (IOCs) and key details about why the kit has rapidly gained appeal among cybercriminals: it is affordable, easy to use, and can bypass static antivirus detection. Armed with this information, organizations can better protect themselves and their stakeholders from this threat.

• Thanks to his extensive expertise and investigative support, Ronnie Tokazowski, senior malware analyst, was critical to the success of a years-long international law enforcement operation that led to 74 arrests of those allegedly involved in hundreds of business e-mail compromise (BEC) schemes.

• The Flashpoint analyst team’s research on SIM swap fraud provided crucial insight into an insider recruitment campaign that targeted employees of mobile phone carriers, a number of high-profile fraud incidents involving phone number takeover, and tactics for mitigating the resulting business risks. These insights have since enabled numerous organizations to more effectively detect and combat SIM swap fraud.

• After discovering leaked source code from TreasureHunter, a point-of-sale (PoS) malware family, Vitali Kremez, director of research, teamed up with researchers from Cisco Talos in order to disrupt potential copycats who may have their hands on the source code. Not only did this cross-organizational collaboration reveal new information about TreasureHunter, it also helped improve malware protections and enhance detection mechanisms.

• When David Shear, analyst, investigated the compromise of data via Trello, he identified hundreds of public Trello boards containing exposed passwords and other sensitive information. Shear then worked with security blogger Brian Krebs to document and report these findings to Trello, enabling the company to address the incident, notify the affected users, and mitigate any further exposure.

• The 2018 mid-year update to our Business Risk Intelligence Decision Report reinforced the critical need for decision-makers to regard geopolitical context as a core component of their security and risk strategies. This fourth installment of our biannual report was warmly received by our customers, partners, and community for its insightful analysis of key trends shaping the geopolitical threat landscape. As the primary author of the report, Jon Condra, director of Asia Pacific research, earned media coverage in publications including Infosecurity Magazine, Threatpost, and most notably, in an on-air and incisive interview with news anchor Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television.

Serving as a go-to resource and trusted partner for our customers

As BRI has continued to gain traction across the public and private sectors worldwide in recent years, our esteemed customer base has grown and diversified rapidly. Although this growth and diversification is a key measure of Flashpoint’s success, it also reinforces the critical need for us to continue to tailor and enhance our capabilities and BRI offerings to help further address the increasingly complex threats and challenges our customers face. Handling these intricacies is why I am especially honored to highlight the following customer-engagement milestones from Q2:

• Helping online gambling and betting leader William Hill to understand, detect, and mitigate the enterprise-wide risks posed by DDoS activity and credential stuffing attacks more effectively.

• Empowering the cybersecurity team at a Fortune 500 global infrastructure bank with comprehensive visibility into the cyber threat landscape, thereby enabling the team to proactively combat a broad spectrum of relevant cyber threats.

• Providing one of the largest life insurance providers in the U.S. with finished intelligence and tailored Deep & Dark Web monitoring services that helped the company’s threat intelligence team combat alert fatigue and more accurately identify, prioritize, and mitigate the risks posed by fraudsters, cybercriminals, and advanced persistent threat (APT) groups.

• Earning industry-wide recognition by the SC Awards Europe in the best customer service category for our exemplary service, dedication, and customer support.

The above highlights not only underscore the fact that our unique combination of talent and technology differentiate Flashpoint as best of breed in BRI, but they also serve as a testament to the collaborative and trusting relationships that have been integral to our growth and success since day one. With another noteworthy quarter now behind us, I’d like to thank our team members, customers, partners, investors, and friends for helping us shape Flashpoint into the company it is today. And now, as we head into Q3 and beyond, I look forward to continuing to challenge ourselves, innovate, and grow in support of our mission and vision.

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Josh Lefkowitz

CEO

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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