VERODIN CLOSES $21M SERIES B FINANCING to CAPTURE GLOBAL DEMAND

teneleven's mark hatfield joins board of directors
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MAJ GEN MATTHEWS, USAF (RET.), JOINS VERODIN’S EXEC TEAM

“FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO THE BOARDROOM, I AIM TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY AND DEDICATION”
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VERODIN OPENS ITS NEW GLOBAL HQ IN TYSONS, VA!

NEW GLOBAL HQ IN TYSONS, VA FOLLOWING 400% GROWTH IN 2017
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backed by industry leaders

WE ARE MISSION-DRIVEN

Today, cybersecurity is based on assumptions. Verodin is mission-driven to help organizations remove assumptions and prove cybersecurity effectiveness with evidence-based data. Verodin’s Security Instrumentation Platform (SIP) enables customers to continuously validate that their cybersecurity controls are fully protecting their business-critical assets.

Verodin has a global customer base, spanning all major verticals, and is backed by world-class investors and advisors.
 
Chris Key
CEO, Verodin

leadership

Christopher Key

CEO & Co-Founder
Chris is CEO and Co-Founder of Verodin, Inc., a company pioneering the instrumentation of cybersecurity. He brings 20+ years of strategic and technical experience across cybersecurity, network engineering and software design. Previously, Chris was Chief Architect of Network Products at ArcSight (HP), a global leader in cybersecurity software solutions, where he continued to develop the incident response and network automation product line that was acquired from ENIRA Technologies, a company he founded in 2003.

Ben Cianciaruso

COO & Co-Founder
Ben Cianciaruso has 20+ years of experience across technology fields ranging from cybersecurity to business intelligence. Previously serving as a managing partner at ESM Strategies, he was also the CEO and Co-Founder of ENIRA Technologies, a network automation company he created with Chris Key. Ben previously co-founded strategic consulting company Global eTicket Exchange, where he and his former GEE colleagues were granted a U.S. patent for their “Entertainment Event Ticket Purchase and Exchange System.”

Robert Potter

Chief Revenue Officer
Robert Potter joined Verodin’s executive team in 2017 after spending several years as VP of the Americas at Symantec, where he oversaw a $1B security product portfolio. His extensive amount of industry experience includes many senior leadership roles at organizations such as EMC (RSA), IBM, Attachment (WRQ), and Lancope. Rob currently serves as an advisor for BroadBranch Advisors, Measured Risk, and Boundless.

Maj. Gen. Matthews (ret)

SVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Major General Earl Matthews USAF (Ret) is an award-winning retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and information management technology. His strengths include his ability to lead large-scale, diverse, global organizations that operate, extend, maintain and defend global networks. He has earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations that resolve complex challenges.

Brian Contos

CISO & VP of Technology Innovation
Brian Contos is the CISO & VP of Technology Innovation at Verodin. With over 20 years of security industry experience, working across more than 50 countries and six continents, he is a seasoned executive, board advisor, security company entrepreneur & author. After getting his start in security with DISA and later Bell Labs, he began the process of building startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs & acquisitions including Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee and Solera Networks. Brian is frequently interviewed by the press and is a speaker at conferences like Black Hat, BSides, RSA, Interop, SOURCE, SecTor, and OWASP.

Mark Bagley

VP of Products
Mark Bagley brings over two decades of strategic and technical experience across product management, cybersecurity, network engineering, and data center environments. Before joining Verodin, he held roles in Product Marketing at Cisco as well as various Product Management, Strategy, and Business Development roles at Symantec, Splunk, and EMC. Mark has worked with hundreds of customers spanning over 20 countries in developing cybersecurity and data protection offerings for commercial and government organizations.

Andrew Barnett

VP of Business Development
Andrew is VP of Business Development at Verodin, leading efforts in strategic partnerships, channels, and strategy in new and existing markets. Before Verodin, Andrew served as Senior Director of Portfolio Programs at Optiv where he served as a liaison to the 150+ Blackstone Portfolio companies’ security leadership. His other past roles include Solutions Director at Accuvant and building networks for companies like McKesson and News Corp.

Ray Patterson

VP of Customer Success
Ray Patterson leads Verodin's Field Technical teams as well as Customer Success Management and Field Technical Enablement functions. Prior to Verodin, Ray served as the VP of Global Services for dominant infrastructure software companies Mesosphere and DataStax where he built the capability from inception. As an early executive of ArcSight, Ray launched and led the Education, Consulting Services and Security Operations functions for 10 years through ArcSight’s IPO and subsequent acquisition by Hewlett Packard.

Christopher Key

CEO & Co-Founder
Chris is CEO and Co-Founder of Verodin, Inc., a company pioneering the instrumentation of cybersecurity. He brings 20+ years of strategic and technical experience across cybersecurity, network engineering and software design. Previously, Chris was Chief Architect of Network Products at ArcSight (HP), a global leader in cybersecurity software solutions, where he continued to develop the incident response and network automation product line that was acquired from ENIRA Technologies, a company he founded in 2003.

Ben Cianciaruso

COO & Co-Founder
Ben Cianciaruso has 20+ years of experience across technology fields ranging from cybersecurity to business intelligence. Previously serving as a managing partner at ESM Strategies, he was also the CEO and Co-Founder of ENIRA Technologies, a network automation company he created with Chris Key. Ben previously co-founded strategic consulting company Global eTicket Exchange, where he and his former GEE colleagues were granted a U.S. patent for their “Entertainment Event Ticket Purchase and Exchange System.”

Robert Potter

Chief Revenue Officer
Robert Potter joined Verodin’s executive team in 2017 after spending several years as VP of the Americas at Symantec, where he oversaw a $1B security product portfolio. His extensive amount of industry experience includes many senior leadership roles at organizations such as EMC (RSA), IBM, Attachment (WRQ), and Lancope. Rob currently serves as an advisor for BroadBranch Advisors, Measured Risk, and Boundless.

Maj. Gen. Matthews (ret)

SVP & Chief Strategy Officer
Major General Earl Matthews USAF (Ret) is an award-winning retired Major General of the U.S. Air Force with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and information management technology. His strengths include his ability to lead large-scale, diverse, global organizations that operate, extend, maintain and defend global networks. He has earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations that resolve complex challenges.

Brian Contos

CISO & VP of Technology Innovation
Brian Contos is the CISO & VP of Technology Innovation at Verodin. With over 20 years of security industry experience, working across more than 50 countries and six continents, he is a seasoned executive, board advisor, security company entrepreneur & author. After getting his start in security with DISA and later Bell Labs, he began the process of building startups and taking multiple companies through successful IPOs & acquisitions including Riptech, ArcSight, Imperva, McAfee and Solera Networks. Brian is frequently interviewed by the press and is a speaker at conferences like Black Hat, BSides, RSA, Interop, SOURCE, SecTor, and OWASP.

Mark Bagley

VP of Products
Mark Bagley brings over two decades of strategic and technical experience across product management, cybersecurity, network engineering, and data center environments. Before joining Verodin, he held roles in Product Marketing at Cisco as well as various Product Management, Strategy, and Business Development roles at Symantec, Splunk, and EMC. Mark has worked with hundreds of customers spanning over 20 countries in developing cybersecurity and data protection offerings for commercial and government organizations.

Andrew Barnett

VP of Business Development
Andrew is VP of Business Development at Verodin, leading efforts in strategic partnerships, channels, and strategy in new and existing markets. Before Verodin, Andrew served as Senior Director of Portfolio Programs at Optiv where he served as a liaison to the 150+ Blackstone Portfolio companies’ security leadership. His other past roles include Solutions Director at Accuvant and building networks for companies like McKesson and News Corp.

Ray Patterson

VP of Customer Success
Ray Patterson leads Verodin's Field Technical teams as well as Customer Success Management and Field Technical Enablement functions. Prior to Verodin, Ray served as the VP of Global Services for dominant infrastructure software companies Mesosphere and DataStax where he built the capability from inception. As an early executive of ArcSight, Ray launched and led the Education, Consulting Services and Security Operations functions for 10 years through ArcSight’s IPO and subsequent acquisition by Hewlett Packard.

board of directors

Christopher Key

CEO & Co-Founder
Chris Key, CEO and Co-Founder of Verodin, brings 20+ years of strategic and technical experience across cybersecurity, network engineering and software design. Previously, Chris was Chief Architect of Network Products at ArcSight (HP), a global leader in cybersecurity software solutions, where he continued to develop the incident response and network automation product line that was acquired from ENIRA Technologies, a company he founded in 2003.

Mark Hatfield

TenEleven Ventures
Mark Hatfield is a founder of Ten Eleven Ventures, the original venture capital fund investing solely in digital security. Inside security, the firm invests globally, is stage agnostic, and partners with KKR for growth stage and later investments. Since its founding in 2015, Ten Eleven has invested in twelve companies. Mark sits on the boards of JASK, CyberGRX, BlackHorse, CounterTack, Cylance, Digital Shadows, and Hexadite (acquired by Microsoft).

Jay Leek

Managing Director, Clearsky
Jay Leek, CISM, CISA, CISSP is a Managing Director and the Chief Information Security Officer for Blackstone since joining in May 2012, where he also oversees the Blackstone Portfolio Company Information Risk & Security Community. In addition to 20 years of experience as a product manager and consultant, Jay acts as an industry advisor for information security organizations and government agencies and serves as a Board Director for organizations like Optiv Security, RedOwl Analytics, and CyberGRX.

Matt Bigge

Partner, Crosslink Capital
Matt Bigge is an entrepreneur and investor with over 14 years of successful general management and multi-stage venture investing experience. Prior to joining Crosslink, Matt was a Venture Partner with Paladin Capital, as well as the CEO and Co-Founder of Strategic Social Holdings (acquired by Constellis Group). He lectures in the areas of information operations related to critical infrastructure protection and has lectured throughout the US as well as Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

Charles Beeler

General partner, Rally Ventures
Charles has been a venture capitalist for more than 15 years and has focused on early-stage business technology companies throughout his career. Charles started his venture career at Scripps Ventures in 1997 then helped manage a technology venture fund at Piper Jaffray before joining El Dorado Ventures in 2000 as a General Partner. Charles produces the Node Summit conference series, which focuses on the evolution and future of web application development.

Christopher Key

CEO & Co-Founder
Chris Key, CEO and Co-Founder of Verodin, brings 20+ years of strategic and technical experience across cybersecurity, network engineering and software design. Previously, Chris was Chief Architect of Network Products at ArcSight (HP), a global leader in cybersecurity software solutions, where he continued to develop the incident response and network automation product line that was acquired from ENIRA Technologies, a company he founded in 2003.

Mark Hatfield

TenEleven Ventures
Mark Hatfield is a founder of Ten Eleven Ventures, the original venture capital fund investing solely in digital security. Inside security, the firm invests globally, is stage agnostic, and partners with KKR for growth stage and later investments. Since its founding in 2015, Ten Eleven has invested in twelve companies. Mark sits on the boards of JASK, CyberGRX, BlackHorse, CounterTack, Cylance, Digital Shadows, and Hexadite (acquired by Microsoft).

Jay Leek

Managing Director, Clearsky
Jay Leek, CISM, CISA, CISSP is a Managing Director and the Chief Information Security Officer for Blackstone since joining in May 2012, where he also oversees the Blackstone Portfolio Company Information Risk & Security Community. In addition to 20 years of experience as a product manager and consultant, Jay acts as an industry advisor for information security organizations and government agencies and serves as a Board Director for organizations like Optiv Security, RedOwl Analytics, and CyberGRX.

Matt Bigge

Partner, Crosslink Capital
Matt Bigge is an entrepreneur and investor with over 14 years of successful general management and multi-stage venture investing experience. Prior to joining Crosslink, Matt was a Venture Partner with Paladin Capital, as well as the CEO and Co-Founder of Strategic Social Holdings (acquired by Constellis Group). He lectures in the areas of information operations related to critical infrastructure protection and has lectured throughout the US as well as Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.

Charles Beeler

General partner, Rally Ventures
Charles has been a venture capitalist for more than 15 years and has focused on early-stage business technology companies throughout his career. Charles started his venture career at Scripps Ventures in 1997 then helped manage a technology venture fund at Piper Jaffray before joining El Dorado Ventures in 2000 as a General Partner. Charles produces the Node Summit conference series, which focuses on the evolution and future of web application development.

strategic advisors

Frank Kim

Frank is the founder of ThinkSec, a security consulting and CISO advisory firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His previous positions include CISO at the SANS Institute, where he led the information risk function for the highly-trusted source of computer security training, and Executive Director of Cybersecurity at Kaiser Permanente. Frank holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and instructs courses on strategic planning, leadership, and application security, and DevOps.

Art Coviello

Art Coviello spent two decades at RSA before retiring in 2015 as Executive Chairman, where he led the company in evolving from its roots in authentication and encryption to being a leader in the most important emerging areas of information security, including security analytics, identity, and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). Art works with organizations to continue informing and shaping the evolution of security strategy to meet the challenges facing organizations today and tomorrow.

John Pironti

John P. Pironti is a founding member of Cyber Security Industry Advisory Board at Champlain College in Vermont. Since graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1996, Pironti has designed and implemented a variety of enterprise-wide electronic solutions for business in over ten industries. He holds seven Information Security industry certifications and is a published author and award-winning speaker.

Tim Richardson

Tim has extensive experience as a Founder, Senior Executive and Board Member of multiple technology companies. He was a founder and senior executive of Liquid Robotics which was sold to Boeing in 2016. He was President and CEO of Micro Linear Corporation (Nasdaq: MLIN) which was acquired by Sirenza Microdevices and President and Co-Founder of VeriFiber Technologies which was acquired by Bandwidth 9. Tim currently serves on the board of IXYS Corporation (Nasdaq: IXYS), a public semiconductor company.

Frank Kim

Frank is the founder of ThinkSec, a security consulting and CISO advisory firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His previous positions include CISO at the SANS Institute, where he led the information risk function for the highly-trusted source of computer security training, and Executive Director of Cybersecurity at Kaiser Permanente. Frank holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and instructs courses on strategic planning, leadership, and application security, and DevOps.

Art Coviello

Art Coviello spent two decades at RSA before retiring in 2015 as Executive Chairman, where he led the company in evolving from its roots in authentication and encryption to being a leader in the most important emerging areas of information security, including security analytics, identity, and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC). Art works with organizations to continue informing and shaping the evolution of security strategy to meet the challenges facing organizations today and tomorrow.

John Pironti

John P. Pironti is a founding member of Cyber Security Industry Advisory Board at Champlain College in Vermont. Since graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1996, Pironti has designed and implemented a variety of enterprise-wide electronic solutions for business in over ten industries. He holds seven Information Security industry certifications and is a published author and award-winning speaker.

Tim Richardson

Tim has extensive experience as a Founder, Senior Executive and Board Member of multiple technology companies. He was a founder and senior executive of Liquid Robotics which was sold to Boeing in 2016. He was President and CEO of Micro Linear Corporation (Nasdaq: MLIN) which was acquired by Sirenza Microdevices and President and Co-Founder of VeriFiber Technologies which was acquired by Bandwidth 9. Tim currently serves on the board of IXYS Corporation (Nasdaq: IXYS), a public semiconductor company.

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