Bob Brennan brings more than 20 years of technology leadership experience to his role as Chairman and CEO of Veracode.
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 Xaverian Brothers High School and Cloud Health Technologies. He lives in Boston with his partner of 30 years and has two sons.
Christien Rioux, Co-Founder and 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.
Before founding Veracode, 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 Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer at Veracode, which he co-founded in 2006. He oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to 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.
Sam King is Chief Strategy Officer at Veracode. In this role, Ms. King is responsible for product management, marketing, corporate development and the company’s customer-facing solution architects. Ms. King is a recognized 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.
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. Prior to VeriSign, Ms. King served as program manager for i-cube/Razorfish.
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 serves as a mentor for the Boston Product Management Association. She loves to travel and enjoys rock climbing and yoga.
Greg Nicastro is responsible for Veracode’s product and service offerings beginning with market requirements through software development and SaaS delivery. Nicastro has more than 30 years of experience in the technology space, serving in executive leadership roles since 1997.
Before joining Veracode, Nicastro served as CEO of MyPerfectGig, a North Bridge/Commonwealth Capital Ventures-backed SaaS innovator focusing on predictive analytics and advanced search technology in the HR/recruiting space. Prior to that, Nicastro led the product management and systems development team at Iron Mountain, a publicly traded data protection and information management services company. He joined Iron Mountain via the Connected Corporation acquisition in 2004, where he served as VP of product management and corporate development.
Prior to Connected, Nicastro was EVP/GM of managed security services at Predictive Systems (BT/INS). Nicastro also spent time in product management and sales at Sun Microsystems and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Nicastro earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and a MBA from Boston University. Nicastro currently serves on the Board of Directors for Archive Systems—the Carlyle Capital/Edison Ventures backed innovator in cloud-enabled records archiving and management.
Greg is a student of Abraham Lincoln, and relishes his role as hockey, baseball and soccer dad.
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.
Bill Brown is Veracode’s Chief Information Officer and CISO. He is responsible for making information security, IT and systems engineering strategic assets in scaling Veracode’s SaaS platform. Bill has more than 25 years of management experience in information technology, operations/logistics and electronic commerce.
In 2010, Bill was recognized as a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader, an award that recognizes outstanding technology professionals who have successfully aligned technology with overall business goals to advance their company’s critical IT initiatives.
Prior to joining Veracode, Bill was CIO at Avid. Before Avid, Bill was at Iron Mountain where he served in several senior leadership roles, including CIO.
Bill was a co-founder of PCs Compleat, a PC retailer/distributor acquired by CompUSA and has also held senior management positions at PC Connection, Send.com, JWP/Businessland and Merisel.
Bill holds an MBA from Babson College and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Bridgewater State College. In his spare time, Bill enjoys time with family, offshore fishing and winter sports.
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.
Ed Goldfinger is a seasoned chief financial officer, with over 25 years of financial leadership experience. In his role at Veracode, Ed is in charge of planning and managing Veracode’s finances as well as providing strategic, operational and analytical insight to the business and overseeing investor relations.
Prior to Veracode, Ed was the CFO for Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network. While at Zipcar he helped bring the company public and played a key role in the company’s acquisition by Avis Budget Group. Before Zipcar, Goldfinger was the CFO of Spotfire, a business intelligence and analytics software company sold to TIBCO. This followed on the heels of a successful run at Empirix where he held the CFO and then CEO position and led the company through significant growth.
Earlier in his career, Ed worked at KPMG and spent nine years at PepsiCo. He also held the CFO position at Sapient.
He is a graduate of the Wharton undergraduate program at the University of Pennsylvania, and he was a CPA in the State of Connecticut. Ed is an aspiring bluegrass musician, and he loves cycling and playing chess.
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.
Dean Breda serves as Veracode’s General Counsel, responsible for all of Veracode’s legal matters. Prior to Veracode, Dean served as general counsel of several leading technology companies, including Zipcar, Demandware, VistaPrint and StorageNetworks. He helped lead Zipcar, VistaPrint and StorageNetworks through their initial public offerings.
Dean started his career at the Boston law firm of Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, spending time in both the corporate and employment law groups.
Dean is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and the University of Massachusetts. In his spare time, Dean enjoys boating, skiing and Pearl Jam concerts.