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Visionary Leadership

ThreatConnect® is helmed by visionary security professionals with decades of experience as analysts, cryptographers, software developers, and security operations leaders. We understand the challenges that organizations face in making sense of the increasing amount of threat data and taking action to mitigate risk.

Executive Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Balaji Yelamanchili

As CEO, Balaji Yelamanchili brings more than two decades of experience as an operating executive and investor in high-growth software companies. Previously he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Symantec’s Enterprise Security Business Unit. Prior to Symantec, he oversaw business analytics and enterprise performance management products at Oracle as Senior Vice President. He has also held executive positions at EMC Corporation, Documentum Inc., and Rational Software, now part of IBM. Balaji holds an M.S. in Engineering from the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Moser

Daniel Moser joins ThreatConnect with more than 20 years of finance and operational leadership in the technology space.

Daniel Moser joins ThreatConnect with more than 20 years of finance and operational leadership in the technology space. Dan is responsible for managing the company’s finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting. Dan had held CFO positions at ExecVision and Surefire Local, and in 2017, was awarded a top 40 trending CFO in the Washington DC area. Dan lives in Vienna with his wife, April, and three kids, Audrey (10), Emily (9), and Ben (7). Dan grew up in the DC area and is loyal to all the local sports teams (even the Commanders unfortunately), and when not bussing kids to activities or coaching, he still plays basketball a few times a week for exercise.

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EVP of Product

Andrew Pendergast

Andy is a community-respected analyst, innovator, and thought leader.

Andy is a community-respected analyst, innovator, and thought leader. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the Intelligence and Computer Network Defense Communities from within the U.S. DoD and Fortune 500 companies. He brings his passion for intelligence-led defense to his role as co-founder and VP of Product for ThreatConnect. Andy is a co-author of “The Diamond Model for Intrusion Analysis” – the most comprehensive method upon which cyber intelligence is built. Andy is a veteran of the U.S. Army, holds a Diploma in Chinese Mandarin, and a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior University. He lives in Columbia, MD where he regularly climbs rocks and enjoys getting Thai Dynamite Chicken with his wife and four children.

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EVP of Engineering and Chief Architect

Jason Spies

Jason has been designing and building enterprise security solutions for more than 10 years.

Jason has been designing and building enterprise security solutions for more than 10 years. Before joining ThreatConnect, Jason was a Sr. Solutions Architect at Layer 7 Technologies, where he helped numerous government and private sector customers architect and build secure web applications and APIs. Prior to Layer 7, Jason worked at Lockheed Martin as a Sr. Systems Engineer. He has multiple high-profile projects under his belt in both private and cloud deployments. Jason holds an MS in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from George Washington University, and he has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Charles Gold

As a four-time CMO, Charles brings more than 25 years of in-the-trenches marketing, product management, and business development leadership experience in high-growth cybersecurity, cloud, and infrastructure software companies.

As a four-time CMO, Charles brings more than 25 years of in-the-trenches marketing, product management, and business development leadership experience in high-growth cybersecurity, cloud, and infrastructure software companies. Charles has been instrumental in developing and executing growth strategies at category leaders like Virtru, Sonatype, FireMon, Progress Software, Red Hat, and others.

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Chief Revenue Officer

Burney Barker

Burney Barker is the Chief Revenue Officer at ThreatConnect and leads our worldwide sales efforts.

Burney Barker is the Chief Revenue Officer at ThreatConnect and leads our worldwide sales efforts. He has more than 30 years of directly relevant experience leading sales teams and driving growth in global IT and cybersecurity companies. He’s held executive roles at industry leaders, including Forescout, Gigamon, EMC, and many others. He holds an MIS and EMBA in Management Information Systems from Kennesaw State University.

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VP of Global Sales

David Hopland

David is the VP of Global Sales at ThreatConnect. He’s been with ThreatConnect since 2015 and leads a team that specializes in working with customers to understand what matters to them

David is the VP of Global Sales at ThreatConnect. He’s been with ThreatConnect since 2015 and leads a team that specializes in working with customers to understand what matters to them, and then working to implement those solutions. David holds a B.S. in marketing management from Virginia Tech, with a double minor in psychology and international business. Cybersecurity is his passion but love of food is what fuels him.

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VP of Accounting

Colette Gowda

Colette Gowda, VP of Accounting at ThreatConnect, is an experienced Accounting and Financial Controller with a demonstrated history of working in the software industry.

Colette Gowda, VP of Accounting at ThreatConnect, is an experienced Accounting and Financial Controller with a demonstrated history of working in the software industry. She specializes in accounting, business process improvement, systems implementation, due diligence, and mergers & acquisitions. Colette holds a BS in accounting from George Mason University.

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VP of Sales Engineering

Lara Meadows

Lara Meadows is a VP of Sales Engineering for ThreatConnect, a risk, threat, and response solution provider.

Lara Meadows is a VP of Sales Engineering for ThreatConnect, a risk, threat, and response solution provider. She has worked in the cybersecurity industry for 20 years, starting in network security and expanding more broadly into Security Operations. She began as a security systems engineer for McAfee and has worked with great companies like Cisco, Symantec, and ArcSight (Hewlett Packard/Micro Focus) to build and deploy custom cybersecurity solutions for Fortune 500 companies and Federal agencies. As an engineering leader, she has built cyber security teams that support worldwide security operations. She has helped grow several start-up technologies to mature Gartner-leading security solutions while working with many worldwide commercial and Federal agencies and within the US Government. She is CISSP, CISM and GIAC certified.

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VP of Product Marketing

Toby Bussa

Toby Bussa is VP of Product Marketing at ThreatConnect. He has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity as a practitioner and leader.

Toby Bussa is VP of Product Marketing at ThreatConnect. He has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity as a practitioner and leader. He recently was a VP Analyst at Gartner, where he covered security operations topics, including SIEM, SOAR, MDR, DFIR, and SOCs. He previously led IT security operations, data protection, security architecture and engineering, and 3rd party risk management for an FTSE100 enterprise, and the EMEA SOC threat detection team for a global MSSP.

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General Manager, Cyber Risk Quantification Products

Gerald Caponera

Jerry Caponera, General Manager, Cyber Risk Quantification Products at ThreatConnect, leads the effort to quantify cyber risk in financial terms.

Jerry Caponera, General Manager, Cyber Risk Quantification Products at ThreatConnect, leads the effort to quantify cyber risk in financial terms. He’s been working on cyber risk quantification efforts for a number of years and has a broad background in cyber, having worked for incident response, malware analysis, and services companies. He has spoken at a number of conferences worldwide, including ISS World MEA, InfoSecurity Russia, and TM World Forum. He holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buffalo.

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VP of Product Management

Dan Cole

Dan Cole, VP of Product Management at ThreatConnect, has spent nearly two decades as a product manager working to create awesome software that gets to the core of solving the unique problems that users face day-to-day.

Dan Cole, VP of Product Management at ThreatConnect, has spent nearly two decades as a product manager working to create awesome software that gets to the core of solving the unique problems that users face day-to-day. Dan believes that the right software (and intelligence!) can “defeat frustrations” and free users to focus on the key missions they’re most passionate about. He’s a big fan of Star Wars, canines (including foxes), and snobby foods.

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VP of Engineering

Danny Tineo

Danny is the VP of Engineering at ThreatConnect. He has been building and designing software systems for over 20 years in a variety of domains, including real-time trading systems, options modeling, scalable web applications, and finite state machines.

Danny is the VP of Engineering at ThreatConnect. He has been building and designing software systems for over 20 years in a variety of domains, including real-time trading systems, options modeling, scalable web applications, and finite state machines. Danny has worked in Banking, Finance, Healthcare, and the Security space to bring his diverse background to solve technical challenges in Cyber Security.

He is responsible for the strategic direction of Platform Engineering, including architecture and operational efficiency for the ThreatConnect Platform development teams. Danny has a bachelor’s degree from Fordham University. He lives in Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, with his wife and five kids.

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VP of Customer Success

Jody Caldwell

Jody Caldwell is the VP of Customer Success for ThreatConnect.

Jody Caldwell is the VP of Customer Success for ThreatConnect. Previously, he spent time in both the DoD and the Intelligence Community working with Network Security Operations Centers (NSOC) and Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTS) in a variety of positions that include cyber threat analysis and leading cyber threat hunt teams. Jody’s passionate about working with customers to strengthen security programs and leverage cyber threat intelligence to enhance their awareness while mitigating risks. Jody lives in Charleston, SC, and enjoys boating and golfing.

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