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  

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

Deborah Simpson

Board Member

Chairman and Co-Founder of Gatekeeper Innovation; Partner, COO & CFO at the Brenner Group and Manager at Arthur Andersen; Consulted in 18 startups with 14 successful exists  

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   

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  

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  

Advisers

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 & COO 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