Passionate about protection
Cylance's Brains extends far beyond our leadership. The true brainpower comes from the dedicated experts inside Cylance who forgo countless hours, forgotten nights and weekends to deliver our vision. They are the real brains and true power behind the company. Meet our team here.
Joel BaumanVP of Corporate and Business Development
The security world has failed to communicate to enterprise in embedded and critical infrastructure how to truly think like a hacker. Cylance excites me, because of our maniacal focus to arm our customers and partners against all threats.
Joel Bauman is Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Cylance. In this capacity, Joel focuses on all forms of inbound and outbound partnership including outbound marketing programs and ISV relationships, channel programs, inbound and outbound OEM relationships, and M&A. Joel joined Cylance from McAfee, where he led corporate development. During his tenure at McAfee, Joel helped to build the company's inorganic growth strategy and guided the company through 8 acquisitions, plus numerous inbound licensing arrangements and complex partnerships, ultimately concluding with the $7.7B acquisition of McAfee by Intel. Prior to McAfee, Joel held positions at Webroot Software and BMC Software. At Webroot, Joel helped the company complete its first acquisition and drove strategic partnership and licensing activities. Similarly, for BMC, Joel built the company's inbound licensing program and drove product strategy and M&A projects. Previously, Joel also held positions at the Southern Technology Council/Southern Growth Policies Board. Joel received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA from Duke University.Connect with Joel Bauman:
Corey WhiteVP of Professional Services
As humans, we are driven to protect and defend. At Cylance, a deeply talented team is harnessing the power of threat intelligence to protect those who can't.
Corey leads the direction for services and engagement with customers through a team of deeply experienced, highly respected experts in threat analysis, research, prevention and recovery. Prior to joining Cylance, Corey served as Director of Consulting for Foundstone and McAfee/Intel Professional Services where he was responsible for all aspects of the business for the Southwest Region.
Corey is a proven security industry veteran backed by more than seventeen years of success managing security practices, consulting teams, delivering on strategic projects as well as tactical assessments, penetration tests and incident response engagements. His work encompasses virtually every industry sector, including defense, technology, government, critical infrastructure, automotive, finance, healthcare and manufacturing. Corey has a deep technical background, which has allowed him to deliver and oversee technical assessments, incident response engagements, strategic planning and risk assessments.
Corey has a degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).Connect with Corey White:
Glenn ChisholmCSO and VP of Products
Leveraging the science of security, we are working to create clean and simple solutions to difficult security problems.
Glenn drives product directions for Cylance. His experience as an operational security expert guides highly innovative, practical and effective products and solutions applicable for the 'real world'. Prior to Cylance, Glenn was CISO and Director Security Operations for Telstra, the leading telecommunications provider in Australia and Asia. Prior to Telstra, Glenn was at Cisco in roles across development and consulting engineering.
At Telstra, Glenn was responsible for the security of a $50 billion telecommunications organization and its managed services and consumer customers across the Asia Pacific region. Glenn was also responsible for building the Telstra Security Operations Centre and developing an institutional security program. Glenn holds a master's degree in business administration from the Melbourne Business School in Melbourne, Australia.Connect with Glenn Chisholm:
Stuart McClureCEO/President and Founder
Solving the world's most difficult problems is our mission. Online protection and empowerment; simple and silent solutions; and preventing before responding is our passion.
Stuart leads Cylance as its CEO and visionary for a new approach to threat detection, protection and response. His leadership sets the strategic direction, operational execution, and fiscal investments of the company. Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Global CTO and General Manager of the Security Management Business Unit for McAfee/Intel where he was responsible for a $3 billion consumer and corporate security products business.
During his tenure at McAfee, Stuart established an elite team of security researchers called TRACE, which frequently discovered 0-day vulnerabilities and emerging threats in embedded and critical infrastructure. Before McAfee, Stuart formalized the cyber security program at Kaiser Permanente, a $34 billion healthcare company.
In 1999, Stuart launched Foundstone, Inc., a global consulting and products company, which was acquired by McAfee in 2004. Stuart is the creator and lead-author of the most successful security book of all time, Hacking Exposed. He is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, and is one of the industry's leading authorities in information security today.Connect with Stuart McClure:
Ryan PermehFounder and CTO
Our industry has been built largely on the past, using antiquated solutions for increasingly complex problems. A new method needs to be formed, a scientific method. We are building a mathematical and algorithmic approach to security to protect and empower our customers to stay ahead of the most advanced threats in the world today - by looking ahead, not behind.
Ryan is THE brain behind the architecture of a new approach to security. He leads the research and threat intelligence teams digging into the hacker mindset. Prior to co-founding Cylance, Ryan was the Chief Scientist at McAfee. He worked with the Office of the CTO to envision how to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow. In addition he led innovation efforts through advanced technology exchange with Intel. Along with Stuart McClure, Ryan built TRACE, McAfee's elite security research team.
Ryan has over 15 years of experience in vulnerability research, reverse engineering, and exploitation. Ryan frequently speaks at well-known security and technology conferences on advanced security topics, published many blogs and articles and contributed to a litany of books on the subject.Connect with Ryan Permeh:
Dr. Shane ShookChief Knowledge Officer/Global VP of Consulting
Indicators of compromise can help you find risks, but to qualify those risks and differentiate them from threats, you need to understand their use. Cylance leverages knowledge and experience to consult with clients to identify and respond to threats, a vision I believe in and something I'm excited to be a part of.
Dr. Shane Shook is well-known in Fortune 100 global companies for providing experienced leadership in incident analysis and response. He has led small and large teams of forensic investigators and systems analysts in many of the most notorious information security breach events of the past two decades. A veteran of the USAF, he also served as a Cryptologic Linguist for 10 years. Shane leads investigations and analysis for litigation and information security issues, including computer and network forensics, data analytics, software development and analysis, and infrastructure planning and testing. As CKO he helps the company stay aware of changing customer needs to adapt Cylance's services portfolio and talents, and as VP of Consulting he works with clients and staff to build capabilities to detect, respond, and prevent compromises where possible.
Prior to joining Cylance, Shane worked with McAfee as an independent consultant, and with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LECG, and KPMG where he led services teams as a Managing Director.
Shane speaks several languages and is fluent in many techologies. He has a PhD in Organization and Management, Communications Technology, an MBA, a Bachelor of Technology Management, and AAS in Applied Communications Technology, as well as a Diploma in Modern Standard Arabic.Connect with Dr. Shane Shook:
Greg FitzgeraldChief Marketing Officer
Security is a never ending game of leapfrog. Attackers break in, defenders learn to block, eventually better than the attacker. Then the process repeats. Cylance changes the game.
Mr. Fitzgerald serves as Cylance Chief Marketing Officer. His leadership drives the company's strategic positioning, brand, field engagement, and product go-to-market. He comes from Fortinet, where he served as the Senior Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Marketing and helped drive their position in four Gartner Magic Quadrant leadership positions and continued position as UTM market pioneer. Prior to joining Fortinet, Mr. Fitzgerald was SVP Marketing for Sourcefire, Intrusion Prevention System leader; CEO of DisplayPoints, a privately held web 2.0 media company, from inception to its profitable sale in September 2009; Global Vice President of Marketing, Product Management, Channels and Inside Sales at TippingPoint, a division of 3Com and leading provider of Intrusion Prevention Security Systems. Prior to this, Mr. Fitzgerald was an executive for growth-stage ventures, and high growth public organizations. He has also been an instructor of marketing and sales at ACTON MBA, Austin Texas. Mr. Fitzgerald holds a BBA in Marketing and Finance from Emory University, an MBA in Product Marketing from the University of Colorado, and a MIM in International Marketing Strategy from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.Connect with Greg Fitzgerald:
Although I had the pleasure of working with, and overseeing some great consumer brands, it had been some time since I felt that there was a broader good and worthwhile mission in place at my previous companies. It didn't take long to see that there was a definitive vision with Cylance and the team that was being brought together had some of the best pedigree to make that vision happen.
With over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and operations, Jeff Ishmael has been the CFO of Cylance since its inception. Prior to joining the company, Jeff was the CFO and SVP of Operations for DC Shoes North American division (a subsidiary of $2.2 Billion Quiksilver.) During his tenure, Jeff dramatically improved all financial and operational metrics of a market segment valued at $325 million and successfully led the SAP integration team's launch of the brand. Before joining DC, Jeff was the N.A. CFO for MGE UPS System, a company focused on mission-critical infrastructure and subsidiary of the $12b Schneider Electric. At the forefront of a $205m products and services operation, Jeff increased both financial and operational performance beyond expectations.
Jeff received a BS in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange Country Marathon Foundation and previously sat on the Board of Directors for the Quiksilver Foundation.Connect with Jeff Ishamel:
Every paradigm shift throughout history has begun by asking the same question; "What if there's a better way?" Visionaries searching for the answer have transformed entire countries, political systems and schools of thought by refusing to think inside of the box.
Cylance is made up of numerous dedicated and passionate individuals that don't seek out fame or accolades but rather silently apply their craft to protection and empowerment of the masses. Our elite security researchers, dazzling product teams of software and QA engineers, our veteran security consultants and incident responders - all protect the real world everyday with their tireless desire to stop the bad guys. This company is for you.
The Board of Directors
"The time is now to change the paradigm in security. Companies like Cylance know how to solve this problem at its core, and we WILL help them deliver on that vision. Cylance's executive pedigree has seen it all in the security world and I am confident in their mission to fix the industry's failures as well as protect and empower the world through its top talent, products, services and research." — Vinod Khosla
"If you can secure the very fabric of our society and economy – critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR) – you can secure anything. The security industry is ready for an overhaul and Cylance has the vision, strategy and talent to lead the way."
"As a long time driver and investor in security, we've seen visions come and go but Cylance has a truly pioneering plan."
US Central Command
"With Cylance, you have unequaled passion and talent that can change the security landscape. Their deep technical talent and strong executive leadership will ensure their success."
"The rules have changed. Following checklists, running AV, having a firewall and many of the other "standard defenses" are not enough anymore. The new world of security is defined by adversaries, not auditors. Cylance brings fresh thinking and innovative technology for cyber-success."
The investors in Cylance are highly successful in identifying industry changing organizations and technologies. Their investment is not just financial, it is experience. Cylance has the successful combination of people, process and technology to be a leader in the new era of security.
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