Built by veterans of the military, law enforcement and cyber security, WitFoo is dedicated to delivering sustained success to the practitioners of cyber security operations.
Hundreds of hours of ongoing research in the trenches with analysts, investigators, managers and executives led to the forming of WitFoo and the subsequent work. We arm the good guys with better gear to win in cyber warfare.
Chairman of Board, CTO, WitFoo Project Lead, Co-Founder
Charles’ dedication to maturing the craft of InfoSec is built on a diverse career path across the industry. He started his career in InfoSec in the US Navy in 2002 serving as the Network Security Officer at the US Naval Postgraduate School. After leaving active duty, he was a contributing product reviewer for InfoWorld magazine focusing on network security products. Charles spent 7 years running Herring Consulting, a company dedicated to process orchestration, data sharing, and marketing. In 2012, Charles joined the Lancope team as a pre-sales engineer, promoted to Consulting Security Architect and later as Strategic Account Manager.
Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Reese is a native of Denver, Colorado and a 1991 graduate of the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He was commissioned in the US Navy in May 1991 through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program and completed his Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in August 1992. Reese attained the rank of Captain in the US Navy and his significant achievements include performing over 35 Cyber Security Inspections supporting U.S. Cyber Command Office of Compliance and Assessment’s Cyber Security Inspection and Certification Program (CSICP) and being the first embed CIO for the 7th fleet reserve unit. His most recent Navy position was being hand-picked to serve as the Deputy CIO of Pacific Fleet in 2018.
In the civilian sector, Reese worked as a Technical Advisor in Cybersecurity to the Department of Treasury Integrating IRS Security requirements into IT programs within the IRS. He worked for Cisco Systems as an Information Assurance Specialist to an elite business analytic team combining knowledge of network security, networking, advanced analysis, and business process to transform business decision-making. Currently, Reese is a Channel Manager for WitFoo Inc. for this block. Use this space for describing your block. Any text will do. Description for this block. You can use this space for describing your block.
Board Member, Co-Founder
Tim Bradford is a Senior Executive with 20 years of software sales and business development experience. Tim has lived in Atlanta since 1992 and holds a BBA degree from Roanoke College in Salem, VA. Tim started his software career at Telemate.Net Software where he was a top performer and quickly promoted to sales management. He took that experience to Seagull Software where he successfully sold legacy modernization solutions to Fortune 500 companies like FedEx. In 2004, Tim was recruited by Lancope, Inc. where he spent nine years in channel development and direct sales roles.
Consultant and Security Leader
Leilani Lauger is the Information Security Officer for The University of Chicago, where she is responsible for IT Security, Risk, and Compliance. Her expertise in higher education and the craft of information security is integral in shaping WitFoo initiatives.
Public Sector & Security Vendor Advisor
Bill is a detective in the Major Crimes Division, Organized Crime Section of the Los Angeles Police Department where he has worked for over 20 years. He has worked patrol, gang enforcement and as a homicide detective in South Central Los Angeles for most his career. Bill has been an active duty and reserve Army officer for nearly two decades. He is a graduate of the Army Airborne School and Army Ranger School. He served in Iraq in 2003 and 2006 and has been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star twice.
Cyber security lecturer and speaker
Cyber Security Technology Expert and Writer with over 25 years experience teaching and consulting for enterprise customers looking to secure and grow their businesses. An accomplished speaker and instructor recognized as a subject matter expert in the industry, the U.S.Government and NATO.
Finance & Fundraising Advisor
Gautam has assisted numerous startups, across stage and industry, with their scaling strategy and fundraising process. He has significant experience in applying deep financial analysis creatively to support company goals. He has also worked on a number of investment initiatives, including seed, Series A, and Series B capital raises. Gautam holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
President & CEO – NAVWERX | Partner @MISSION COWORK | Advisory Board Member | Motor Vehicle Enthusiast
Brian Erickson is the President and CEO of NAVWERX Inc, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing cybersecurity consulting services supporting the defense industrial and technical base. Brian has over 30 years of experience in Naval Aviation, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Information Operations, Strategic Programs and sourcing/acquisition. Brian is a retired Senior Naval Officer (Captain/O6) with proven experience and expertise across numerous technical domains.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from San Diego State University, a Master of Business Administration (Financial Management) from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Science (Information Technology) from the Naval Postgraduate School and an Executive Management Certification from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Additionally, Brian holds numerous defense and industry related certifications to include: CISSP, GSLC, CISSO, CISSM, DAWIA Level 3 PM, DAWIA Level 3 IT, CKM, ITIL.
Founding Partner at vSEC, LLC
John is a successful business and technology executive who is motivated to help both organizations and individuals achieve their potential. In 2017 John co-founded vSEC, LLC, a cybersecurity consulting firm that leverages his organizational, operational and technical experience. John holds a B.S. in Engineering from Northwestern University, Masters in Management from London Business School and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago.
Chief Investment Officer/Managing Partner
Mr. Burg, Chief Investment Officer/Managing Partner, along with Michael Craig-Scheckman, is responsible for the management of the Firm’s portfolios and portfolio risk management. Mr. Burg has experience in the mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities sector and joined Deer Park in October 2010. Prior to joining Deer Park, he was a Principal at General Capital Partners, where he focused on advising middle market companies in distressed situations. Previously, he was at Pursuit Partners, a $550 million fixed income hedge fund where his focus was on analyzing mortgage and asset-backed securities opportunities.
Mr. Burg received his MBA from Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver in 2007, and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado in 2001, where he played varsity football.
Product Management Executive
Charles Arnett has over 20 years within the cyber security industry helping organizations build successful products and services dedicated to evolving our ability to detect, prevent and respond to cyber security threats. Having leadership positions with organizations like Internet Security Systems, IBM, Lancope and Trustwave, Charles has benefited from learning from each of these experiences and understands how important it is to pay it forward. Charles has served on educational boards in support of STEM focused charter schools, and currently serves the Hiram Academy of Computer Science, and the local Atlanta ISC2 chapter in supporting educational programs in the community to protect those most vulnerable.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) | Founding Member, vSEC, LLC
Accomplished Risk, Privacy & Information Technology senior executive. Co-Founder of vSEC, LLC and Owner of Luminant Group, LLC specializing as a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO). Adjunct Professor at DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media teaching master’s curriculum including Information Security Management and Information Systems Auditing. Former Executive Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data Privacy Officer (DPO) at Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC., Assistant Vice President & Information Security Officer (ISO) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago & Director of Information Security for the Americas with UBS (Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services).
An active member of InfraGard, High Tech Crime Consortium, Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force, etc., Holds the C|CISO, CISSP, CISA, NSA IAM Certifications. Serves on the Advisory Boards of the National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA), Wealthblock.AI and the Illinois Digital Privacy Alliance, also a Strategic Advisor for OCA Ventures, an early stage (Seed, Series A, and Series B) venture capital firm. Former Head of the Judges Committee for the Chicago Area CISO of the Year Awards Program.
Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) | Principal Security Consultant | Board Advisory
Dan Putz has a successful strategic and tactical track record of building exceptional security programs and teams combined with an outstanding leadership presence. His extended knowledge covers a vast area of organizational entities with over 25 years working in software, technology, consulting, medical research, healthcare, health fitness, insurance, InsurTech, financial, highly regulated industries, manufacturing, higher education, and corporate business settings.