Leadership

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Mike Armistead

CEO and Co-Founder

Mike has led several software companies from inception through high growth and to successful IPO’s or acquisitions. Mike’s passion for technologies that change how people work is as intense today as it was earlier in his career when he was the first product manager for Pure Software, where he helped lead the company from an early-stage start-up to become a top 10 public software company. A keen interest in IT Security in the early 2000’s led Mike to co-found Fortify Software. Fortify defined application security and continues to be the market leader after its acquisition by HPE Security and now Micro Focus. At HPE Security, Mike was the VP and General Manager of the Fortify and ArcSight businesses until he left in 2016 to start Respond Software.

Read Articles Mike Armistead has written or been featured in…

In cybersecurity, the A.I. debate Is “how”, not “if” | SC Media

5 ways small security teams can defend like Fortune 500 companies | Dark Reading

Five Ways Machines Protect Your Business From Cyberthreats | Forbes

Mike Armistead interviewed on CNBC | CNBC

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Chris Calvert

VP Product Strategy and Co-Founder

Chris has over 30 years of experience in defensive information security: 14 years in the defense and intelligence community and 17 years in the commercial industry. He has worked on the Defense Department Joint Staff and held leadership positions in both large and small companies, including IBM and HPE. He has designed, built and managed global security operations centers and incident response teams for six of the global Fortune-50. As he often says, if you have complaints about today’s security operations model, you can partially blame him. It’s from his first-hand experience in learning the limitations of the man vs. data SecOps model that Chris leads product design and strategy for Respond Software.

Read Articles Chris Calvert has written or been featured in…

How to boost collaboration between network and security teams | Network World

Can cross-border cooperation between U.S., China keep Artificial Intelligence benefits coming? | IT Pro Today

Report: Mid-sized businesses lose more to cybercrime than large or small ones | The Next Web

Is vulnerability management now out of our control? | Security Boulevard

Cybersecurity Threats: 7 Steps to Help Protect Your Company from Malware | American Express Open Forum

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Robert Hipps

VP Engineering and Co-Founder

Robert has decades of experience building highly-scalable enterprise solutions. Skilled at managing agile development teams, architecting and building enterprise software, and designing and developing modern user experience, Robert is responsible for Respond's Engineering, UX, DevOps, and IT teams. Prior to co-founding Respond Software, Robert ran software engineering organizations for HPE Security. Before HPE he was the VP of Development at Oracle Corporation, GM and VP of Engineering at Informatica, and a developer at IBM, Siemens, and Borland.

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Matt Eberhart

VP Global Sales

Matt has over 20 years of experience in the security industry from hands on operations to product management, go to market, and hyper growth. He was early at Secureworks, where he had the opportunity to create and grow several different security operations models, innovating on blends of people, process, and technology. Listening to and understanding the true needs of customers has been the north star in Matt’s journey, leading to hands on roles in security engineering and sales and ultimately executive positions in product management, sales, and go to market strategy. In recent years, Matt served as the Vice President of Global Product Management at Secureworks and Chief Revenue Officer of MediaPRO.

Matt holds an MBA from Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business, a CISSP certification, and was nominated as the ISE Information Security Executive of the year in 2006.

Read Articles Matt Eberhart has written or been featured in…

The Answer Isn’t in the Building | Medium

Business Leaders: Turn Security Investment into Action | Secureworks

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Dan Lamorena

VP Marketing

Dan Lamorena brings twenty years of experience in the technology industry. Dan will build Respond Software's hyper-growth marketing engine with innovative demand-gen strategies to drive a robust sales pipeline and will strive to extend brand awareness across the globe. Prior to Respond Software, Dan led FireMon's global marketing organization as CMO and led ForeScout's Product and Services Marketing for HP’s Enterprise Security products group. He has held product marketing, business development, and strategy management roles with Symantec, Cisco Systems, Electronic Arts, and Ernst and Young. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Chris Triolo

VP Customer Success

Chris’ security expertise includes building world-class Professional Services organizations as VP of Professional Services at ForeScout and global VP of Professional Services and Support for HP Software Enterprise Security Products (ESP). Chris’ depth in Security Operations and leadership includes a long tenure at Northrop Grumman TASC supporting various Department of Defense and government customers including Air Force Space Command (AFS PC) Space Warfare Center, United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) Computer Network Attack and Defense, Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), and others.

Read Articles Chris Triolo has written or been featured in…

Respond Software raises $20 million for ‘decision bots’ that emulate human security analysts | VentureBeat

Partnership strengthens cybersecurity in industrial sector | Water and Waste Management

How large-scale events need special security | Security Magazine

Staying ahead of the hack: Is government moving fast enough? | Government Computer News

Respond Software rolls out first partner program | Channel Partners

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Brett Wahlin

VP Security and Trust

Brett is a seasoned CISO who joined Respond Software to keep us focused on a global enterprise-grade implementation of Security and Trust for our customers. Brett’s 30 years of experience as a senior security VP and/or CISO includes leadership roles at HPE, Staples, Sony Networks Entertainment International, McAfee, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Wells Fargo. His background also includes military-grade security experience with the U.S. Army where he specialized in linguistics and counterintelligence. Brett’s extensive experience across a wide-range of industries and government agencies ensures we continue to deliver the ultimate best-in-class security experience for Respond Software customers. Brett holds three degrees from ASU: MBA, BA in Russian Language, and BS in Criminal Justice.

Board of Directors

Mike Armistead

CEO and Co-Founder

Max Gazor

Board of Directors, CRV

Paul Holland

Board of Directors, Foundation Capital

John M. Jack

Board of Directors, Independent Director

Jay Leek

Board of Directors, Clear Sky

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