Paul Martini is the CEO, co-founder and chief architect of iboss. Prior to founding iboss, Paul was key architect for a wide-variety of complex security and technology solutions for clients such as Phogenix, the U.S. Navy, and Hewlett Packard. He was also a key contributor at Copper Mountain Networks which was a pioneer in introducing broadband networks used by Telcos to build the cloud. His work at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) involved building distributed real-time network systems for companies such as Rolls Royce. Copper Mountain and SAIC both launched successful IPOs. Paul has been recognized for his leadership and innovation, receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award and being named one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. Paul holds over 130 issued patents in cloud, cybersecurity, networking and technology and has had his work published in many scientific journals, including the Journal of Foundations in Computer Science and the Journal of Analytical Biochemistry.
As president and co-founder of iboss, Peter Martini has played a major role in developing iboss’ innovative technology, and has helped shepherd iboss’ phenomenal growth since its founding. He has been issued dozens of patents focused on cloud, network and mobile security. Peter is recognized with several prestigious awards including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and one of Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.
Before joining iboss, Kyle was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Decision Resources Group (DRG), a global provider of best-in-class healthcare data, analytics and insights products and services. At DRG, Kyle oversaw the company’s global legal functions and led strategic corporate and legal initiatives. Prior to DRG, Kyle served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for The Princeton Review, Inc., where he shepherded the company through multiple business transformation and capital restructuring initiatives, and was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Sapient Corporation, a global integrated marketing and technology services company. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston College Law School.
Mike joined iboss after serving over 20+ years at Cisco Systems. Starting at Cisco as an engineer, Mike’s career progression took him through several executive and technical leadership positions across Cisco businesses, including Service Provider, Small Business, Enterprise Networking and Security. His many achievements include the architecture and delivery of the ASR 1000 enterprise WAN router, leading the CTO cloud project to deliver enhanced authorization of users and devices to access applications and API’s, leading the effort to create a cloud platform for security event distribution, and connecting Cisco’s security products to the cloud. In Mike’s role as SVP of Product and Engineering at iboss, he brings his ability to blend business and technical perspectives and merge with his extensive background in cloud security. Mike has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.
Chris Park brings over 15 years of technology experience in corporate network security to his position as CTIO, where he is responsible for driving the company’s sales engineering operations. As an early founding team member and resident expert in all aspects of iboss solutions, he is responsible for iboss’ technical pre-sales operation, including network and system engineering and customer service and support. Prior to his CTIO position, Chris served as iboss’ CIO and in a variety of product management and network architect roles, working with public and private organizations to provide support and security solutions for their network infrastructures. As a proven leader, Chris is dedicated to helping drive the company’s technical sales operations that ensure future growth.
As iboss’ Vice President of Finance and Operations, Scott Tucker oversees the company’s Accounting & Finance functions as well as its Deal Desk, Sales Operations and Sales Analytics. Prior to joining iboss, Scott was a Vice President at JMC Capital Partners, an operationally focused private equity firm investing in industrial technologies. At JMC, Scott was responsible for developing and executing strategic, financial and operational initiatives to enhance stakeholder value. He has also held several operating roles, working directly with portfolio companies in various capacities, including as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development. Scott started his career in Consulting, at Cambridge Associates and subsequently State Street Private Edge. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.
Joe Cosmano has over 15 years of leadership and hands-on technical experience in roles including Senior Systems and Network Engineer and cybersecurity expert. Prior to iboss, he held positions with Atlantic Net, as engineering director overseeing a large team of engineers and a network operations center. As a data center engineer for XOS Digital, where he architected and supported a mission critical data center infrastructure and network. Joe also held a position with the National Center for Forensic Science, where he lectured law enforcement on cyber threats. He has a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Information Systems Security from the University of Denver.
Richard Quinones has spent over 20 years taking on important IT leadership roles at the county, state and national levels. His past experience includes being appointed Los Angeles County’s first chief education technology officer, where he led the delivery of IT services across 80 school districts and five community colleges. He was also appointed senior IT advisor to the National Advisory Council on Education Technology (NACET), and commissioned to advance the roll-out of the U.S. President’s National Public Schools Broadband Initiative. He has also served as senior technology advisor to Los Angeles Unified School District officials, including the office of the chief information officer, and chief executive officer of strategic planning and digital innovation. Richard holds a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in e-government from University of La Verne.
During his more than 15 years in corporate business development, Will Scola has worked with some of the world’s largest enterprise organizations. As business development, procurement and global e-sourcing director for Petco, he had responsibility for channel development and strategic sourcing, and was instrumental in the establishment of Petco’s first cross-border joint venture. Prior to that, Will held various leadership positions with GE. As part of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), he worked in Japan, Australia, Hungary, and Mexico, where his responsibilities included organizational development, staffing and business process development, financial diligence, and corporate compliance. Will has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Auburn University.
Eileen brings more than 20 years of recruiting experience in fast-paced, dynamic environments to her work at iboss, with expertise in recruiting for engineering, technical, and sales roles. With a focus on innovative recruiting strategies, Eileen successfully served as the Director of Talent Acquisition for Intepros Consulting for 10 years. Prior to that, she worked for nine years at Network Plus as The Director of Recruitment and successfully led the company’s aggressive growth strategy as they went public. Her ability to build strategic, best-in-class recruiting teams while streamlining and standardizing the process will greatly benefit iboss’ expansive planned growth. Eileen graduated from Seton Hall University and resides south of Boston with her husband, daughter, and son.
Andy MacDonald is Vice President of Cloud Services at iboss. He is the leader tasked with expanding the iboss global datacenter footprint supporting our tremendous expansion. In addition, Andy leads the Network Operations Center Team managing and developing strategic processes improving customer uptime. He brings a proven track record of achievement from previous experience at PowerAdvocate where he served as Director of IT supporting all aspects of their SaaS infrastructure. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Endicott College.
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Paul Martini is the CEO, co-founder and chief architect of iboss, where he pioneered the award-winning iboss Distributed Gateway Platform. Prior to founding iboss, Paul developed a wide-variety of complex security and technology solutions for clients such as Phogenix, the U.S. Navy, and Hewlett Packard. He was also a key contributor at Copper Mountain Networks working on designing and implementing FPGAs and broadband network infrastructure used by Telcos to build the cloud. His work at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) involved building distributed real-time systems for companies such as Rolls Royce. Copper Mountain and SAIC both launched successful IPOs. Paul has been recognized for his leadership and innovation, receiving the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year award and being named one of Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. He holds a Computer Science Degree from the University of California, and has had his work published in many scientific journals, including the Journal of Foundations in Computer Science and the Journal of Analytical Biochemistry.
As president and co-founder of iboss, Peter Martini has played a major role in developing iboss’ innovative technology, and has helped shepherd iboss’ phenomenal growth, since its founding. He has been awarded dozens of patents focused on network and mobile security, and with his brother, has been recognized by the industry with several prestigious awards, including, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year and one of Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. More recently, iboss was ranked number three for security companies in the Deloitte Fast 500.
Dave DeWalt, the founder of NightDragon Security, is a veteran CEO, advisor, and investor who has led companies, from startups to the Fortune 500, on a transformational journey of success. Focused on technology and cybersecurity, Dave helped create more than $20 billion of shareholder value during his 15-plus years as President and CEO of three major companies. That includes driving the most successful cybersecurity IPO ever in 2013, and leading the largest all-cash deal in technology history in 2010. Today, he serves as Managing Director of Allegis Cyber as well as investor and board member in the world’s most innovative companies such as Delta Airlines, Five9, ForeScout, Team8, DataTribe, Illusive Networks, Optiv, Airspace, Safeguard Cyber, and Securing SAM.
Stephen Kerns is a Vice President in Goldman Sachs’ Private Capital Investing team. In that capacity, he invests in private companies throughout North America in the software, tech-enabled business services, and healthcare sectors. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Princeton University.
Mr. Fanzilli spent almost 20 years at Credit Suisse (CS), where he became global chief information officer, managing the firm’s applications, infrastructure, and cybersecurity operations and a staff of over 4,000, across more than 20 countries. At CS, Frank was a Managing Director and member of the Firm’s Information Executive Board. He has also served on more than 12 corporate boards in the technology and banking field, where he has overseen risk, investment, and mergers and acquisitions. Frank’s recent boards include 1010data, Calypso Technology, and CommVault. He is also one of the longest serving independent directors at The Linux Foundation. He is based in the New York area.
John M. Connolly
Mr. Connolly has served as chairman, non-Executive chairman, or director on 15 boards. He is currently senior advisor at Bain Capital Ventures (BCV) and previously served as managing director and lead of the Operating Group at BCV, where he worked with over 25 portfolio companies developing strategies and tactics to accelerate growth. John has also founded two companies (Course Technology and MainSpring) and has been a CEO of five different companies. With over 30 years of experience innovating, executing and leading successful businesses, John will be of tremendous value to iboss as we continue to grow internationally. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
George Blank is a finance executive with over 33 years of experience, including 17 years as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Univision Communications Inc, the premier Spanish language media company in the United States. During George’s tenure with Univision, the company had a successful Initial Public Offering, listing on the NYSE. Before joining Univision, George held positions with NBC, serving as vice president and controller. He began his career in positions with Arthur Andersen & Co and RCA Corporation. He is a licensed (inactive) CPA, earning his Bachelor or Arts in accounting and his Master of Business Administration in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a board member for national nonprofit Cure Duchenne.
Hillel Moerman co-heads the Private Capital Investing team at Goldman Sachs. The Private Capital Investing team provides financing solutions for growth and middle market companies to support talented management teams in building leading companies. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was the CFO of Icahn Enterprises, LP (NYSE-IEP) and a senior member of the team responsible for operational oversight of the companies in which Carl Icahn had a controlling interest. Earlier in his career, Hillel was a senior manager with Ernst & Young, LLP, performing financial and business due diligence for private equity firms, in the Transaction Advisory Group. He began his career in public accounting with Grant Thornton LLP, and worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission in its corporation finance group. Hillel is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ner Israel College and a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.
Joel Wecksell has more than 35 years of experience in the technology industry, including 18 years with Gartner Research, where he served as group vice president for the Global Software Research Group. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Xerox. He possesses a broad-based knowledge of technology and cybersecurity issues, having held executive-level positions in technical sales, marketing, and research.