Meet Our Team
Every leader in our organization has an impressive track record of success
We see a future cyber-world where Bad Actors are put in their place and the Good Guys are safe
Each of us has solved huge problems in the past
Each of us knows that being here for our clients is the most important thing
The Team of Experts
CEO & Founder
Rob founded Cyemptive, originally EnZoo, in February 2014. Before starting Cyemptive, Rob founded a storage solutions startup. Rob served the Chief Strategy Officer at Hitachi Data Systems in Japan from 2009 to 2012, where he invented Hitachi’s cloud platform UCP.
Rob held various positions at Microsoft from 2005 to 2009, most recently as a Virtualization Architect, where he invented an internal cloud solution. Rob has multiple patents in servers, storage, networking, monitoring, security and management.
Chief Strategy Officer
Jim is the Chief Strategy Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Cyemptive. Jim came to Cyemptive from Microsoft where he held many roles over an almost 25 year career, including Chief Information Security Officer, and leading several global infrastructure and application teams. From May 2013 to September 2017, Jim served as Microsoft’s Chief Information Officer driving the digital transformation for Satya Nadella. Jim is a tech leader with a modern view of IT innovation and transformation. Since retiring from Microsoft he also wrote a book and is a popular speaker on the lessons he learned at Microsoft including technical strategy, cyber security, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
Chief Information Security OfficerGary brings over 35 years of experience in innovative computer designs and architectures. Gary retired from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2006 as a senior technical executive. While at NSA, Mr. Zelanko managed, developed and built dozens of systems, to include Information Assurance Systems, Knowledge Systems, and the Enterprise Knowledge System, and Big Data Analytics and Extreme-Scale Data Analytics systems.
Gary held various positions at the ViON Corporation working on Large In-Memory Analytical Systems and Big Data Analytics. Zelanko was involved with the developments in Knowledge System Designs, Ontology’s, and Cyber Intelligence.
Gary joined Cyemptive in 2018 as the Chief Information Security Officer and has assisted in the product development of Cyemptive’ s Cyberslice and Ransomware technologies.
Chief Operations OfficerFor almost 20 years, Bryan has worked with businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses to securely integrate technology into their business process. At Adaptive, Bryan has built a team of professionals who support the day to day technical operations of over 50 businesses headquartered in the greater Seattle area. In addition to Adaptive’s day to day operations, Bryan focuses on providing CTO and CIO level guidance to clients looking for security, automation, cloud, and continuity solutions to meet their businesses growing needs.
Bryan has also spent significant time in the enterprise arena, where most recently, he was Senior Cyber Security Solution Architect for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s EG CTO division. Here he provided cyber security design and review services in support of the development of HPE products. Prior to this, he played an integral role in facilitating the technical split of Hewlett Packard and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and was one of the key architects responsible for the design of their state-of-the-art research facilities in which the company is advancing sustainable data center technologies. Bryan holds Bachelor degrees in Management Information Systems and Finance from Gonzaga University as well a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
VP Customer ExperienceTheresa brings 20+ years of technical Customer Support and Service Delivery experience from working in the Infrastructure Technology Group at Microsoft. She began her tenure creating and overseeing the operations of the International and Domestic Telecommunications Group. As the world flattened and technology advanced, she moved to Service and Support and later the Worldwide Account Management group. There she honed her focus on the Customer’s Experience and Services Deployments. She received numerous awards from her customers and business partners.
Theresa joined Cyemptive in late 2016.
Chief Technology OfficerStewart brings 30 years of innovative commercial software development experience to Cyemptive. Prior to joining Cyemptive, he was a 20-year veteran of Microsoft. There he introduced 8 new products and technologies that generated $5 Billion in revenue and was awarded 38 patents. His visionary technology has been used by more than 100 million customers worldwide.
He held many leadership positions including Group Program Manager SQL Server Development, Architect of Windows Server Distributed System, Director of Program Management for the Windows Management Division, and Director of Robotics R&D for Microsoft Research.
ControllerPat joined Cyemptive in October, 2018. He is a licensed CPA with over 35 years experience in public and private accounting, general management, and commercial lending. Recent work has included technology related companies. Pat has worked with several start-up companies, from inception to successful exit strategies.
Specialties include strategic planning and implementation and the design and implementation of management and financial reporting systems. He holds a BA in Business – Accounting, from the University of Washington.