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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.
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 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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Flashpoint Introduces Innovative Approach for Use Case-Driven Intelligence

A Transformational Year for Flashpoint: Series C and Q2 2017 Milestones

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July 12, 2017

Today is a day of tremendous celebration for the Flashpoint team. First, we exceeded our quarterly bookings target in Q2 2017, making it our sixth consecutive quarter for overachievement. Second, and with much excitement, we just announced the close of our $28 million Series C funding round, led by Georgian Partners.

I’ve said in my last two quarterly blogs that 2017 would be, and was turning out to be, the “Year of Business Risk Intelligence,” and these accomplishments further solidify this fact.

Business Risk Intelligence, or BRI, broadens the scope of cyber intelligence beyond threat detection to provide relevant context to business units not traditionally afforded the benefits of intelligence derived from the Deep & Dark Web. By informing decision-making and improving preparation, BRI mitigates risk across the enterprise resulting in better decisions that protect a company’s ability to operate. This includes use cases from traditional security operations and incident response, to combatting insider threats, fraud, money laundering, and even threats that could impact an organization’s physical, executive and employee safety.

This latest investment will empower Flashpoint to invest in supporting these and other emerging business risk use cases, and to accelerate worldwide adoption of BRI, coming on the heels of a successful expansion in EMEA and Asia Pacific this year. The funding will also support our recruitment of talent to support our technology roadmap and add even more specialized talent to our team of highly-skilled intelligence analysts.

Georgian Partners is a fantastic fit as an investor for Flashpoint. The Georgian team’s unique expertise in applied analytics, machine learning, and natural language processing will help us to further innovate ways of addressing the hard problems our customers face. With this round of investment, Steve Leightell, principal at the firm, will join the Flashpoint Board of Directors, which includes Ellie Wheeler, Glenn McGonnigle, and Brendan Hannigan. Steve and his entire team represent the entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus and team support that we pride as part of the Flashpoint culture.

I also need to thank our existing investors who participated in this round — Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, Leaders Fund, Jump Capital, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments — for continuing to believe in our ability to execute on our vision of BRI.

In addition to the  fantastic news about this funding round, I would be remiss in not calling out some of our Q2 2017 milestones, which our team worked very hard to achieve.

Expanding sectors and use cases for BRI

With our growth, we now support customers in 18 different verticals, adding consumer goods, hospitality and chemicals to the list of sectors we support. BRI continues to resonate with threat intelligence teams, risk and fraud teams, along with the traditional security decision-maker. We’ve received tremendous interest in helping companies combat the Insider Threat, even launching a new FPCollab Insider intelligence sharing group for our clients. We’re also gaining traction with Physical Security and Executive Protection teams.

We’ve also seen much more engagement with public sector organizations, as we have tailored support for Law Enforcement, Federal Civilian Agencies, and Defense & Intelligence agencies.

Finished Intelligence with Flashpoint Intelligence Platform 3.0

The Q2 2017 milestone we are most proud of is the release of Flashpoint Intelligence Platform 3.0. The latest version of our BRI platform grants access to our expansive archive of intelligence reports and Deep & Dark Web data. Users in enterprises of all sizes and maturities, and across all business functions and use cases, can improve their decision-making abilities. This version also includes a customizable dashboard, with an “onboarding wizard” for quick customization; intelligence-to-data pivoting; and tagging and content classification.

Forrester: “Focus on Finished Research”

Just one month after we introduced our own finished intelligence platform, Forrester issued its Forrester’s Vendor Landscape: External Threat Intelligence, 2017, a guide for users who need support building a successful intelligence capability. According to the report, “Security & Risk pros must build their intelligence capability on a foundation of strategic intelligence to understand the threat landscape.” The report also addresses why organizations should focus on finished intelligence, identify key risks, actors and the business impact of threats, and how to focus on specific threats to their organizations.

Thought-Leading Research for Security and Risk Decision-Makers

In Q2, we issued the midyear edition of our BRI Decision Report, which provides an analysis of key bellwether events in the geopolitical landscape. This report helps risk, cybersecurity and physical security decision-makers assess emerging threats and vulnerabilities, all while still accounting for existing mitigations. A couple of months prior to this paper’s release, we issued a Cybercrime Economy research paper, which provided an analysis of cybercriminal communications strategies. Based on Deep & Dark Web data collected between 2012 and 2016, the report analyzed the use of ten messaging services* among Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Persian/Farsi, and English-speaking cybercriminals. This type of linguistic analysis is very common for our highly skilled team, demonstrated further in May when they unveiled research that provided Linguistic Analysis of the WannaCry ransom notes, indicating Chinese-speaking authors.

New Leadership Reinforces Our Commitment to People and Talent

Finally, we brought on two amazing executives in Q2, to run People Operations and Engineering. Lisa Iadanza leads all functional areas of people operations at Flashpoint, including human resources, talent acquisition & management, employee engagement, and developing high performance teams. Ben Donohue leads our growing and world-class engineering team. I remain extremely humbled and grateful that Lisa and Ben have chosen to join Flashpoint and make this their new home.

All of these milestones, and the outstanding achievement of closing our Series C funding round, could only be accomplished with the support of our incredibly talented and dedicated Flashpoint team, our loyal customers who truly believe in the vision and benefits of BRI, and our partners who choose to build and grow with us. Thank you all!

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