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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

Flashpoint Expands Presence in Asia-Pacific, Appoints Executive to Oversee Region

June 1, 2018

Company Grows Footprint in Asia-Pacific to Deliver Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) for Combating Insider Threats, Reducing Risk, and Providing a Decision Advantage over Threats and Adversaries

Singapore – June 1, 2018 – Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) from the Deep & Dark Web (DDW), has officially announced its expansion in the Asia Pacific market, with significant focus on Singapore, Japan and Australia. Overseeing operations in the region is security industry veteran Jankang Tao, whose appointment as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at Flashpoint follows his over 16 years dedicated to spearheading business initiatives throughout the region at global organizations such as Internet Security Systems, IBM, JouleX, and Cisco.

The company’s decision to strengthen its presence in Asia-Pacific was fueled by the ample opportunity for commerce and prosperity the region provides. Home to global leaders in industries such as technology, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, and financial services, Asia-Pacific is an ideal environment for Flashpoint to continue to innovate and grow in support of its roadmap and mission.  

However, as markets and business practices in Asia-Pacific continue to evolve, so do the types of threats and adversaries that organizations in the region are facing. Flashpoint analysts have been monitoring several cybercrime trends specifically in relation to the region’s core industries, including:

  • Law enforcement action against criminal Bitcoin exchanges and tumbler services
  • Cybercriminal groups increasingly seeking and recruiting insiders in financial institutions
  • The apparent adoption of financially motivated cybercrime techniques (ransomware and attacks on financial institutions for profit)
  • Consistent discussions of, and recruitment for, insider trading schemes leveraging data stolen from financial institutions, news agencies, and law firms

 

Given the ongoing complexity of the Asia-Pacific threat landscape, Flashpoint’s offerings are particularly suitable for the region. Fueled by the company’s unique DDW data, expertise, and technology, BRI empowers organizations with a decision advantage over threats and adversaries. By broadening the scope of intelligence beyond threat detection, BRI provides relevant context to business units not traditionally afforded the benefits of intelligence derived from the Deep & Dark Web.

“We are excited to be ramping up our presence in Asia-Pacific. Not only will this expansion provide Flashpoint with ample opportunity to partner and collaborate with leading experts in the region, it will enable us to provide even more organizations with a decision advantage over a broad spectrum of threats and adversaries,” said Josh Lefkowitz, Flashpoint CEO and co-founder.

“Flashpoint’s expansion in Asia-Pacific presents a fantastic opportunity for even more organizations to develop and enhance their security and risk postures with Business Risk Intelligence,” said Jankang Tao, managing director for Asia Pacific at Flashpoint. “I am excited to collaborate with esteemed experts in all sectors throughout the region to combat insider threats, fight fraud, and mitigate third-party risk, among many other use cases.”

“At Machina Record we strive to empower our customers with the tools and intelligence they need to proactively strengthen their security, which is why we’re thrilled to partner with Flashpoint. The company’s sophisticated technology and human-powered intelligence will enable us to provide even more organizations in Japan and throughout Asia-Pacific with a strategic advantage over threats and adversaries,” said Yusuke Gunji of Machina Record.

For a forward-looking assessment of the 2018 geopolitical landscape, download the Flashpoint Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) Decision Report. If you are interested in learning more about Flashpoint and BRI, please request a meeting here.

 

About Flashpoint
Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower business units and functions across organizations with a decision advantage over potential threats and adversaries. The company’s sophisticated technology and human-powered analysis enable enterprises and public sector organizations globally to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats, enhance physical security, assess M&A opportunities, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity. Flashpoint is backed by Georgian Partners, Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, K2 Intelligence, Jump Capital, Leaders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments. For more information, visit https://www.flashpoint-intel.com/ or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.

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