Chief Executive Officer
Kevin joined the organization in November 2014, and brings considerable experience in data security, managed technology services, and high-growth technology companies.
From 2003 through 2007, Kevin was Chairman and CEO of Verid, a SaaS-based application that provides remote identity verification services to financial institutions. Kevin led the company’s sale to RSA, the security division of EMC.
From 1998 through 2014, Kevin was the co-founder and Managing Director of C/max Capital. While at C/max Capital, Kevin led the firm’s investments in About.com (taken public then sold to Primedia), Adjoined Consulting (sold to Kanbay), Verid (sold to EMC), Concordia (sold to Kadmon), and KMC Software. Kevin helped co-found KMC Software, a SaaS-based recruiting tool, in 2009, and led the company’s product launch in 2011. Kevin also served as the acting-CFO of About.com, leading the company’s $86 million initial public offering and helped About.com form its business-to-business unit as the CEO of About Industry.
Prior to C/max, Kevin worked as an investment banker in the technology groups of Dean Witter Reynolds and UBS Securities in New York.
Kevin received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Cornell University.
Chief Operating Officer
Jay joined the team in 2014, having served in operational leadership positions for growth-oriented technology businesses for over 30 years. Prior to joining Netsurion, Jay served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Alteva, Inc., a publicly traded, leading provider of cloud-based unified communication solutions, recently acquired by Momentum Telecom. From 2003 to 2008, Jay served as Senior Vice President, Operations at Verid, a SaaS provider of identity verification services, acquired by EMC in 2007.
Between 1986 to 1995, and 2000 to 2002, Jay worked for Equitrac Corporation, a market leader in intelligent print and cost management solutions. From 1995 to 2000, Jay held senior leadership positions in technology operations for the law firms Keesal, Young & Logan and Arter and Hadden, LLP. Since 2008, he also serves as an independent consultant for start-ups and emerging technology businesses, providing guidance on operational issues and growth strategies.
Jay holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach.
Chief Information Officer
Mark joined the company in 2016, and brings more than 20 years of progressive cross-industry IT leadership to the role. He oversees Netsurion’s engineers who build, manage, and monitor the company’s internal systems and technology. He most recently served as CTO of Swiss Watch International, following management roles at AOL, Chico’s FAS, Winn-Dixie, and Luxottica Retail. Throughout his corporate IT career, he has led significant business and technology transformation projects, including multi-year enterprise resource planning programs (SAP, Oracle, NSB) and e-commerce platform initiatives (IBM WCS, ATG, Magento). He has also directed large-scale POS implementations, business intelligence installations, and infrastructure migration programs.
After honorably serving his country for 20+ years, Mark retired from the military in 2016. His military career spanned 5 years in the Air Force as a Chinese Linguist Cryptographer; and included over 16 additional years in the Coast Guard Reserve as a Commissioned Officer from which he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR/O4).
Mark received a Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College in 1998; completed Reserve Officer Candidate Indoctrination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; and graduated from the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) with an Intermediate Certification in Mandarin Chinese.
Global Chief Information Security Officer
John joined the company in 2016, bringing many years of experience in technical and cybersecurity related operational, project, and program management. Having served clients both domestically and internationally, John leads cybersecurity and compliance efforts which provide support to both in-house corporate teams, as well as customers and partners.
John is an MSI Senior Fellow™ and holds various certifications including the ISC2 CISSP, PMP, Certified Fraud Examiner, AccessData Certified Examiner, HIPAA Security Specialist, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Certified Kaizen Facilitator, Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist, and is a Licensed Private Investigator. His experience includes several industry regulations including HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, FERPA, FCPA, FIPA, and PCI DSS.
John formerly served as the CISO and HIPAA Security Officer for Nova Southeastern University in Florida. He was also the co-founder and CEO for OMC Systems, a Florida-based cybersecurity advisory firm. He also served as the HIPAA Security Officer for Memorial Healthcare System, a multi-hospital public healthcare system. As Chief of Security, he also created and led the computer forensics division for eTERA Consulting, a firm located in Washington, D.C. that served AMLAW 100 clients.
As an accomplished author and blogger, his articles have appeared in publications such as Security Magazine, Executive Insight Magazine, 24/7 Magazine, and the ISSA Journal. He is frequently quoted in industry news sources, and is often a keynote and panel speaker at international, national, and regional events.
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Mark co-founded the company in 1989, and is the driving force behind the company’s technical direction and product offerings. Since 2004, Mark has been designing and implementing Netsurion's Network Detecting Firewall Architecture. His innovative network design has expanded the capabilities of cost effective VPNs using limited network hardware. With a specialization in N+1 redundancy and extensive network architecture knowledge of firewalls, switches, load balancers, IDP, secure access, monitoring systems, and VM architecture, he creates highly redundant, cost effective hardware solutions for Netsurion's PCI offerings. Recently, Mark developed a second-generation, customer-facing, malware-detecting, recursive DNS server farm. This agentless technology, combined with Netsurion’s other service offerings, help ensure clients are receiving cutting edge network security solutions. Mark is also responsible for working with the Patent Office to protect Netsurion's unique intellectual property.
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989.
Chief Financial Officer
Rene joined the team in early 2016, and is responsible for all financial aspects of Netsurion’s business. He has more than 17 years of entrepreneurial tech startup experience, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance and Operations at Joinem LLC, a private e-commerce and technology startup. Rene was also the finance leader of Woot, the daily-deal pioneer where he played an integral part in its acquisition by Amazon.com. Throughout his career, he also held financial leadership roles with LaneLogic, Inc., a private SaaS technology startup, and Bimbo Bakeries, a leading commercial bakery company where he helped drive and manage change and process improvement during a period of rapid and expansive growth nationwide.
Rene received a Bachelor degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from St. Mary’s University, and an executive MBA from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business.
Chief Revenue Officer
Mark joined Netsurion in 2015, and brings significant experience leading national and global sales organizations in data security, backup, cloud hosting, and datacenter outsourcing. From 2001 to 2011, Mark worked at Symantec Corporation, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of the SMB and mid-market business units in North America. At Symantec, Mark was a member of the strategic leadership council, an internal strategy think tank, as well as responsible for driving over $400,000,000 in annual revenue through both direct sales, as well as indirect channel partnerships. In 2012, Mark joined a global hosting company, Connectria Hosting, where he led global sales and was responsible for driving significant growth in sales and revenue during his tenure.
Mark received a Bachelor of Science in accountancy, computer science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1990
Senior Vice President of Support Operations
Lenny joined the team in November 2014, and focuses on quality of the overall customer experience for managed security and technical support. Lenny has almost 20 years of leadership experience within information security, risk management, and service delivery.
Lenny worked for EMC, a leading provider of cloud computing and big data products and solutions, from 2007 to 2014. He served in several leadership positions within the Global Security Organization. From 2003 to 2007, Lenny was the Information Security Manager for Verid (now RSA, the Security Division of EMC) a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of identity verification services. In his early career, Lenny was an IT consultant and auditor that worked with a variety of national and international organizations.
Lenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance and a Master’s degree in MIS from Florida International University, Miami.
Vice President of Marketing
Aaron Branson joined the company in August 2015, and brings substantial knowledge in digital marketing strategy and a wide-range of experience implementing marketing automation programs and customer experience management (CXM) platforms. From 2003 to 2015, Aaron served as Chief Marketing Officer of Roundedcube, a digital marketing technology agency, where he was a linchpin in all facets of the company’s operations, primarily business development, marketing, and digital marketing consulting services. Over the years, Aaron has consulted an extensive list of organizations on digital marketing strategies, including SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Hillshire Brands, and Feeding America to name a few. He provides thought leadership via his blog, and by presenting in-person and via webinars on various digital marketing topics.
Aaron has a Bachelor degree in advertising and marketing communications from Webster University.