We Are Witfoo

We share an undeniable passion for cyber-security, the trust, the practice, and the craft.

Why of WitFoo

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.

executive team and board of directors

charles herring

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.

tim bradford

Chief Executive Officer, 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.

reese zomar

Chief Information Security 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.

advisory board

Leilani Lauger

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.

Bill Ritch

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.

Victor R. Garza

Lecturer of Information and Computer Sciences at Naval Postgraduate School

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.

Gautam Pulla

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.