Board and Management Team

Tony Vargas

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

20+ years software engineering and security experience; (ISC)2 President’s Award Winner 2014; Cisco Product Security Champion of the Year 2013; Worldwide recognized cybersecurity expert; Former Chair of (ISC)2’s Application Security Advisory Council; California Cybersecurity Task Force Member; Former Sacramento FBI InfraGard Advisory Member; CSSLP, CISSP-ISSAP  

Ken Tallo

Board Member

Sacramento Angels Board Member; Sr Director, Product Management at Intel; Co-Founder/Board Member/Advisor/Investor of multiple companies; General Manager, IP and Technology Licensing at Intel Capital Sacramento FBI InfraGard Advisory Member; Executive Women’s Forum member; PHR, SHRM-CP  

Dave Petree

Chief Operations Officer

Over 20 years experience in the tech industry specializing in sales and management; Creator of Cloak and Dagger encryption software; speaker at numerous events including the United Nations and the Federal Bar; Member-CyberSec Task Force; Magna Cum Laude- Colorado Tech;Graduate with distinction- Data and systems analysis, Oxford University

Adam McMeans

CFO & Board Member

  BS Business Administration; MBA with concentration in MIS; Managed $100M+ annual budget for Kaiser Permanente IT Digital Health Technology; Knightsen Elementary School Board President   

Cristina Vargas

Co-Founder, CBO and Board Member

15 + years Business administration and human resources experience in public (DOD) and private industries; BS in Business Administration/Organizational Systems Management; California Cyber Security Task Force Member; Sacramento FBI InfraGard Advisory Member; Executive Women’s Forum member; PHR, SHRM-CP 

Engineering Team

Ian Kluft

Security Together Distinguished Engineer; CSSLP; MS in Computer Science; Former Sr Software Engineer at Akamai; Former Software Engineer at WhiteHat Security;  Former Cisco Software Engineer;

Andy Harvey

Security Together Distinguished Engineer; Former Distinguished Engineer at Cisco; Former MTS at SGI

Ryan Skinner

Software Enginer

Greg Skinner

Software Engineer

Tom Newman

Security Together Distinguished Engineer

Company Advisors

Hord Tipton

Former Executive Director of (ISC)2; Named “one of the most influential people in security” by Security Executive Council; Received Distinguished Rank Award from the President of the United States; 5+ years as Chief Information Officer (CISO), U.S. Department of the Interior; CISSP, CAP  

Kim Box

President & CEO Gatekeeper Innovation; Former Vice President at Hewlett-Packard where she led a $1B global IT Services organization of over 10,000 HP employees and 5,000 contractors in over 100 locations;  Director, American River Bank; Chair of the Directors Loan Committee;  American Red Cross Sierra Delta Region Board of Directors  

Jeff Enderwick

Co-Founder and CTO at Nacho Cove; Co-founder & CTO of Nukona; Co-founder, Allegro Systems   

Dave Angulo

MTS at SalesForce: Former Co-Founder & CTO of SpotRight; Start-up veteran with 25 years’ experience; Architect of SpotRight’s data and analytics platform   

Branimir Tasic

Director of Hardware Engineering at Infoblox; Former Technical Leader and Senior Hardware Engineer at Cisco; MASc, EE University of Toronto  

Jessica Archer

Sr. Competition Development Coordinator, Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, UTSA