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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

Why Executive-Protection Teams Need Finished Intelligence

Blog
January 16, 2019

By Glenn Lemons

To learn more about how Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) can support executive protection, download our BRI for Corporate & Physical Security Teams overview.
 
For executive protection teams tasked with safeguarding business leaders in an increasingly complex threat landscape, having rapid access to relevant information is essential. But as more threat actors shift operations online—and often to illicit, exclusive communities and platforms—many of the insights most useful to executive protection teams are becoming decentralized and difficult to access.
 
These challenges highlight the need for executive protection teams to augment their operations with a crucial resource: finished intelligence. Widely considered the most consumable type of intelligence, finished intelligence is derived from timely, relevant data that has been deeply analyzed, contextualized, and presented alongside all details needed to inform decisions.
 
Producing finished intelligence requires extensive resources, expertise, and bandwidth, but it is available from a select few vendors, including Flashpoint. The following examples demonstrate why finished intelligence is an invaluable investment for executive protection teams:
 
Overcoming ‘Analysis Paralysis’ to Make Informed Decisions
 
When sending prominent individuals to international destinations or high-profile events, executive protection teams must proactively establish an appropriate level of physical protection in a manner that is tactful and unintrusive. This requires a holistic awareness of the situation at hand and related risks, but given the potentially overwhelming volume of noise or misinformation surrounding emerging developments, teams may struggle to determine which information is accurate and relevant. As such, “analysis paralysis,” the stalling of key decisions in order to gather and analyze information, is a common pitfall for executive protection teams.
 
Moreover, without specialized subject-matter expertise and visibility into illicit communities, these teams may be basing decisions on only a partial understanding of the risks they face.
 
By leveraging finished intelligence gathered by external subject-matter experts, executive protection teams no longer need to waste time sifting through uncurated data. This buys back bandwidth for teams to focus on establishing appropriate defense measures based on comprehensive, accurate, and relevant information.
 
Communicating with Stakeholders Across the Organization
 
In order to justify their decisions and gain access to necessary resources, executive protection teams must effectively communicate risk to relevant stakeholders across the organization. But without concise reporting created with high-level consumption in mind, stakeholder communication can be yet another roadblock preventing executive protection teams from taking quick and effective action.
 
Finished intelligence reports are designed for dissemination to high-level stakeholders, offering bulleted key takeaways highlighting need-to-know information without having to read through a full report, followed by lengthier, more detailed reporting of interest to front-line defenders. This eliminates the need to further distill intelligence for internal audiences, freeing up additional time for building an effective defense strategy.
 
Assessing Executives’ Online Exposure
 
The internet’s integral role in daily life can lead to a surprising wealth of information about individuals ending up online, and business leaders are no exception. As such, in a broader, strategic sense, executive protection extends beyond physical security to encompass digital exposure as well.
 
It is crucial for organizations to be aware of any potentially damaging or sensitive information pertaining to executives available online. However, since personal data may be spread across various social media platforms, web archives, and in some cases, illicit dark web communities, many teams lack the capacity or ability to fully assess online exposure. To address this capabilities gap, organizations can leverage individualized executive exposure reports gathered by external analysts to assess what information is out there and determine appropriate mitigation measures and contingency plans.
 
Empowering executive protection teams with Business Risk Intelligence (BRI)
 
Given the importance of protecting business leaders and their data, failure is not an option when it comes to acknowledging and anticipating relevant threats. For this reason, a growing number of executive protection teams are leveraging Flashpoint’s finished intelligence, a component of BRI.
 

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Glenn Lemons

Senior Director of Customer Success

As Senior Director of Customer Success, Glenn Lemons plays a central role in enabling customers to leverage Flashpoint’s Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to combat threats and make informed strategic decisions. Glenn Lemons was previously the acting director of Citigroup’s cyber intelligence center, responsible for analyzing and reacting to intelligence from a variety of threats. He has extensive experience working with multiple clients across the financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, and public sectors. Glenn has over 26 years intelligence experience within the operational and support communities of the U.S. military and federal civilian service, seven of those years have 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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