Sam King is the General Manager of Veracode, a part of CA Technologies, with responsibility for all functions within the Veracode business unit. With more than 17 years of experience in InfoSec, Ms. King is a recognized expert in application security and the emerging practice of DevSecOps. She is a frequent speaker at industry events including RSA, Gartner Security Summit and InfoSecurity. She was recognized by Mass High Tech as a Woman to Watch, an award that honors contributions of women in technology and life sciences.
Previously, Ms. King held the role of Veracode’s Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for product management, marketing, corporate development and the company’s customer-facing solution architects. She joined Veracode from VeriSign and Guardent, where she led the development of security-as-a-service offerings and held product management, product marketing, professional services and customer relationship management responsibilities.
Ms. King received her Masters of Science and Engineering in Computer and Information Science from University of Pennsylvania. She received her BS in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, where she earned the prestigious Charles Babbage Award, awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class.
Ms. King loves to travel and spend time outdoors with her family.
Bob Brennan brings more than 20 years of technology leadership experience to his role as Executive Director for CA Technologies.
Bob previously held the role of Chairman and CEO of Veracode, successfully taking the company through its acquisition by CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) in 2017. Prior to joining Veracode in 2011, Bob was the CEO of Iron Mountain, an S&P 500 company focused on information protection and storage with 20,000 employees in 38 countries. During Bob’s tenure, Iron Mountain revenues grew from $1.8B to $3.2B including its SaaS business which grew from approximately $30M to $225M.
Prior to Iron Mountain, Bob was Chairman and CEO of Connected Corporation, a pioneer in SaaS storage which was acquired by Iron Mountain. Earlier in his career Bob was the General Manager for Network and Service Management at Cisco Systems. He also served as the CEO of American Internet which was acquired by CISCO.
Bob has a degree in Psychology from Manhattan College and serves on the Boards of Click Software and Cloud Health Technologies. He lives in Boston with his wife of 30 years and has two sons.
Christien Rioux, Chief Scientist of Veracode, is responsible for the technical vision and design of Veracode’s advanced security technology. Working with the engineering team, his primary role is the design of new algorithms and security analysis techniques.
Prior to co-founding Veracode in 2006, Christien founded @stake, a security consultancy, as well as L0pht Heavy Industries, a renowned security think tank. As a research scientist at @stake, Christien developed new software analysis techniques and applied cutting edge research to solve difficult security problems. He also led and managed the development for a new enterprise security product in 2000 known as the SmartRisk Analyzer (SRA), a binary analysis tool and its patented algorithms, and has been responsible for its growth and development since then.
At L0pht, Christien co-authored the best-selling Windows password auditing tool @stake LC (L0phtCrack) and the AntiSniff network intrusion detection system. His other activities with L0pht included significant security research, publication work and public speaking engagements.
Christien is also responsible for numerous security advisories in many applications, operating systems and environments. He is recognized as an authority in the areas of Windows product vulnerability assessment, application optimization and program analysis.
His background includes 30+ years of computer programming and software engineering experience on a wide range of platforms and for numerous companies, including financial institutions, mechanical engineering firms, educational institutions and multimedia groups.
He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. In his free time, Christien enjoys writing music, drawing and building electronics.
Chris Wysopal is Chief Technology Officer at Veracode. He oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to co-founding Veracode in 2006 Veracode, Chris was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.
In the 1990’s, Chris was one of the original vulnerability researchers at The L0pht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software.
Chris received a BS in computer and systems engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of The Art of Software Security Testing.
Chris is often called upon to download the latest Minecraft mods for his 6-year-old son. An avid photographer and nature-lover, Chris spends his free time hiking the many conservation trails near his home outside Boston.
Chris Eng has over 15 years of application security experience. As Vice President of Research at Veracode, he leads the team responsible for integrating security expertise into Veracode’s technology. Throughout his career, he has led projects breaking, building, and defending web applications and commercial software for some of the world’s largest companies.
Chris is a frequent speaker at premier industry conferences, such as BlackHat, RSA, OWASP, and CanSecWest, where he has presented on a diverse range of application security topics, including cryptographic attacks, agile security, mobile application security, and security metrics. Chris has been interviewed by Bloomberg, Fox Business, CBS, and other media outlets regarding security trends and noteworthy events. Additionally, he has served on the advisory board of the SOURCE Boston conference since its inception.
Chris holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California. Chris is an unabashed supporter of the Oxford comma and hates when you use the word “ask” as a noun.
Joseph Feiman is Chief Innovation Officer at Veracode. In this role, Joseph is responsible for advanced technologies that drive innovative detection and protection strategies. Joseph is a recognized industry leader with nearly two decades’ experience in application development and security, analyzing the market for Gartner Research.
Prior to joining Veracode, Joseph was a research vice president and Gartner Fellow, focusing on application and data security within the enterprise security research team. A trusted advisor to CISOs around the world, his work earned him two Gartner Thought Leadership Awards and excellence award. Joseph is widely credited with shaping the application security market and creating the runtime application self-protection (RASP) category, an innovative approach to protecting applications from cyberattacks. Jospeh is well recognized and sought after speaker at industry events and has helped shape the dialog on security and information risk for enterprises. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked for American Greetings, where he served as manager for the Advanced Technologies Group, for seven years.
Joseph earned his Ph.D. from Institute of Informatics at the Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Ellen Nussbaum is Senior Vice President of Services at Veracode, where she is responsible for the successful adoption of Veracode’s solutions by its customers. This includes program management, application security consulting, manual penetration testing and customer support.
Ellen has spent the majority of her career in the area of services management and delivery. Most recently she was vice president of client services, marketing and sales consulting at Fidelity Information Services (acquirer of Memento, Inc.), where she led the team responsible for the delivery of FIS’ Risk, Fraud and Compliance solutions. Prior to FIS/Memento, Ellen led the account management team at M-Factor (acquired by DemandTec, and subsequently IBM). She also led the professional services team at Oracle Retail, after its acquisition of ProfitLogic.
Ellen holds an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Ellen enjoys tennis, piano and horseback riding, and cheering for her boys at their soccer, basketball and baseball games.
Vivian Vitale brings over 25 years of HR leadership in the high-technology sector to Veracode, with emphasis on attracting and developing talent and building a culture of achievement.
Before Veracode, Vivian was SVP of human resources for Care.com, an online resource for childcare, elder care and related services. Vivian was also part of the senior leadership team of Unica, a global marketing analytics company acquired by IBM.
Vivian formerly served as senior vice president of human resources for RSA Security, now known as RSA, the Security Division of EMC. While at RSA, she played a key role in supporting the growth of the company from 150 to 1,500 employees and revenue growth from $76 million to $400 million at the time of its acquisition by EMC.
Previously, Vivian held executive positions at other Boston area technology firms. She also served as a part-time faculty at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. She is an avid reader, traveler and music lover.
Brian Fitzgerald is Chief Marketing Officer at Veracode. In this role, Brian is responsible for all marketing activities and brings more than three decades of experience shaping markets through innovative global programs.
Prior to joining Veracode, Brian served as senior vice president, marketing at RSA, the security division of EMC, where he led branding, communications and demand generation strategies as well as having responsibility for overseeing and expanding the world’s largest security trade show, RSA Conference. Brian previously served as senior director of marketing for EMC, responsible for positioning, branding, demand generation and corporate events. He also co-founded Reale/Fitzgerald Advertising, where he served as president and chief creative officer of a full-service advertising agency.
Brian received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College. He is an advisor to the Northeastern University Graduate School of Business and the Boston College Woods College of Advancing Studies for their Masters in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance program.
Brian is a consistent biker in the Pan-Mass Challenge to support cancer research, and pursues his hobbies in writing, fishing and blues guitar.
Mike serves as Executive Vice President of Sales for Veracode and is responsible for global sales growth including both the direct and channel sales teams.
A seasoned veteran of the software industry, Mike has spent more than two decades establishing rapid growth programs for a wide range of companies, most recently serving in senior vice president of sales roles for software quality solutions company SmartBear, and cybersecurity providers Bromium and Sophos. Earlier in his career, Mike also served as PTC’s head of sales, helping the company to triple its revenue in four years. His executive experience also includes stints as CEO of technology companies NuGenesis and PanGo Networks.
Mike is a graduate of Fairfield University where he served on the board of trustees from 2000 to 2012. In his spare time he is an avid cyclist and snowboarder.
Leslie Bois is responsible for developing and executing CA Veracode’s global strategy to build a strong partner network that will play a more significant role in the company’s go-to-market efforts. Bois will work cross functionally to align all aspects of the business to support channel partners to grow their businesses with CA Veracode’s leading application security solutions.
Before joining CA Veracode, Bois most recently served as vice president channel sales, North America, at Kaspersky Lab where she was responsible for managing VAR, LAR, Distribution and MSP partnerships as well as the creation and execution of a comprehensive strategy to increase market share in North America. In her role, Bois will help CA Veracode foster a thriving partner community, enabling them to take advantage of application security experts to help design programs that fit into the realities of today’s software and development-driven world.
Bois has a BS in Marketing from Plymouth State University.
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