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.
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.
Glenn Lemons
Executive Director of Customer Success
Glenn Lemons is a Executive Director of Customer Success 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.
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
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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Q&A: Ron Yorgason, Technical Integrations Director

Januar 13, 2020
Ron Yorgason, Technical Integrations Director

Technical Integrations Director Ron Yorgason joined Flashpoint last September, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in software engineering, system deployment, custom integrations, and professional services. Since his days studying computer science at Portland State University—where he was an active member of the Computer Action Team—Ron has developed a deep, hands-on understanding of how to design, operate, and integrate networks and systems.

Ron recently sat down with us to discuss the numerous benefits our integrations deliver to users and partners, Flashpoint’s integrations roadmap heading into 2020, and his thoughts on the latest industry trends.

Q: We have some exciting integrations in development. What are some new use cases these integrations will enable, and how will they expand the applicability of BRI?

We’re just now getting ready to release some exciting integrations! While I can’t go into specifics just yet, we’re working on integrations to support diverse applications, from orchestration automation to real-time alerts. That’s all I can say for now, but stay tuned for updates!

Q: Can you walk me through some of the ways that our latest integrations augment partners’ IOCs and other datasets with Flashpoint targeted data acquired from highly curated sources?

There is no single source of intelligence that can capture every threat posed in the world. Attack methods—and the people behind the attacks—are in constant flux, and it’s impossible for any one group to track it all. Customers understand this, so they will select a mix of sources that will cover threats they might see.

Some OSINT (open source intelligence) feeds are noisy, with lots of false positives, but we take great care in making sure our raw datasets are high-quality and easy to sift through. Flashpoint’s collections span a broad range of sources, but these sources are carefully curated.

Q: Can you give some examples of how Flashpoint integrations can help customers take more well-informed, decisive action?

When we integrate our technical data and IOCs with our customer’s environments, they become actionable intelligence. You can automate certain aspects of cybersecurity by doing things like sending IP addresses directly to firewalls or URLs to proxy servers. In other words, you can prevent attacks automatically. Incorporating our file hashes can alert SOCs very quickly to malware on their systems, allowing them to contain the damage before it spreads, or critical data is exfiltrated.

When you understand the enemy, you can develop better defenses and manage your risk appropriately. Having our finished intelligence directly on hand allows threat hunting teams to quickly sort through reports relevant to them, helping them understand who may be targeting them, why they’re doing it, and what approaches they might take. Our CVE enrichment data allows customers to identify which vulnerabilities are of interest to threat actors and which threats are of immediate concern. Armed with this information, teams can determine if they need to patch certain vulnerabilities immediately, or if it’s safe to wait until the next maintenance cycle.

Q: Flashpoint is dedicated to making it easy to leverage our unparalleled data and intelligence in our customers‘ workflows. What’s an example of a time we’ve listened to our customers and incorporated their feedback to create integration features that support their needs and challenges?

We’ve been getting a lot of requests to make more of our datasets available via integrations. Our Splunk integration was released last summer, and our customers loved being able to use our data within their environment. After receiving feedback on suggestions for improvement, we’ve just released a second app that includes our finished intelligence reports, a dashboard, matching rules, and support for Splunk Enterprise Security. In 2020, we’ll work on bringing in access to our CVE enrichment data.

Q: What are some surprising ways that technical integrations benefit customers?

Hopefully there aren’t any surprising benefits. Everything we’re developing is for a specific reason and use case.

Q: In your 20 years working in tech, what are the most striking changes you’ve seen in how companies join forces though technical integrations?

I love how everyone is trying to work together to help simplify, streamline, and improve security. Twenty years ago, powerful technology companies were entrenched in an “Embrace, Extend, Extinguish” business strategy, with the intention of creating a monopoly of preventing competition. Many companies were focused on proprietary solutions to lock in clients, and there was no incentive for the big corporations to play nice with anyone. Companies would purposefully change their APIs just to break others’ attempts at interoperating.

But now, in the security space, everyone either has open APIs, or they wish they did. We’re all working to find better ways to provide customers with solutions that will help their team respond to incidents with efficiency and precision.

Q: What trends are you seeing now that you most look forward to watching flourish in the future?

I’m excited to see so many companies take security seriously. Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, security was little more than an afterthought, either in how software was developed or how companies kept their networks secure. Nowadays, software undergoes more rigorous security testing, and companies must invest considerably into ensuring critical data is kept safe.

Microsoft, for example, is one of the numerous powerful technology companies that many considered to have followed an “Embrace, Extend, Extinguish” strategy 20 years ago. But nonetheless, just last week, the company announced a new Rust-like programming language with a secure garbage collecting mechanism to help make programs more secure. Instead of using it to lock people in or hurt competitors, Microsoft is making it open source, allowing others to benefit from their advancements. That’s the trend I’m most looking forward to seeing more of; people working together to make the internet a safer place.

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