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About Us

Since 2014, Cyemptive has been on a mission to transform the cyber security industry from its current reactive nature to a fully proactive approach, preventing damage from even unknown Zero Day attacks. Our award winning solutions redefine security by using automated techniques to pre-emptively stop threats where human-dependent, post breech detection, and AI solutions do not. We empower our customers by putting them in command of their security and stopping the threat before damage occurs. Our customer partnership approach, award winning solutions, industry leading and recognized patents (over 100), global expertise, and global partnerships with companies like Hitachi, enable our customers to achieve a new level of cybersecurity safety.

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 a strong passion to solve our clients’ problems
We strive to ensure that our customers are taken care of and their security is our top priority

Our Leadership

Our leadership team is comprised with executives from several of the world’s most powerful technology and security organizations whom are dedicated to ensure that our customers are taken care of and their security is our top priority. In a dangerous world of constant threats, we know that every day the work we do makes a difference. Our drive to continually innovate and push the boundaries makes your world a safer place.

Rob Pike
CEO & Founder
Jim DuBois
Chief Strategy Officer
Gary Zelanko
Chief Information Security Officer
Jim fasone
Chief Risk Officer
Johannes riedl
Vice President Cyber Solutions Europe
Lynn Mclean
Senior Vice President Sales
Ray McCay
Chief Revenue Officer
Stewart MacLeod

Chief Technology Officer

Varun Vaid
Vice President Cyber Solutions
Jean-Luc Cervera
Business Development Consultant
Paul Hiteshew
Vice President of Solutions Consulting
Theresa Farris
Senior Vice President Customer Experience
Sara Lowry

IT Services Manager

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Rob Pike

CEO & Founder
As founder and CEO of Cyemptive Technologies, Rob Pike leads with a wealth of experience in creating new technologies and bringing them to market for companies both large and small.

Pike founded Cyemptive in 2014, with the vision of ushering in a new era of cybersecurity. Working in stealth mode, the company focused on developing a revolutionary approach to solving cyber threats, using a pre-emptive strategy to remove hackers and threats in real time. The resulting technology was so impressive that the Department of Homeland Security named it the most innovative border security related solution on the market in its first-ever national competition.

Prior to founding Cyemptive, Pike served as Chief Strategy Officer at Hitachi Data Systems in Japan, where he invented Hitachi’s cloud platform UCP. Before that, he was with Microsoft, where he served in a variety of capacities culminating with Virtualization Architect, where he invented an internal cloud solution. He has founded several startups, in addition to Cyemptive Technologies.
Pike holds numerous patents in servers, storage, networking, monitoring, security and management.

Jim DuBois

Chief Strategy Officer
Cyemptive Technologies’ Chief Strategy Officer Jim DuBois is a tech leader with a modern view of IT innovation and transformation.
He comes to Cyemptive from Microsoft, where he served in a variety of roles during his 25 year tenure with the company, including CIO and Chief Information Security Officer. While at Microsoft, he directed IT modernization through corporate growth, turnaround, acquisition integrations, and divestitures, including driving the digital transformation of the company for CEO Satya Nadella.
In addition to serving as Chief Strategy Officer for Cyemptive, DuBois sits on the board of a number of companies, including Expeditors, Catalina, and Collabra. He is a Venture Advisor for Ignition Partners and Venture Partner – Technology Practice for Ridge-Lane Limited Partners. He is an author and speaker who enjoys shaping enterprise technology global vision, industry leadership positioning, and customer product and service delivery strategies. His speeches include lessons learned at Microsoft including technical strategy, cybersecurity, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
DuBois holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and a bachelor of arts degree in business from the University of Washington.

Gary Zelanko

Chief Information Security Officer
As Chief Information Security Officer for Cyemptive Technologies, Gary Zelanko brings more than 35 years of experience in innovative computer designs and architectures, including as Chief Computer Architect for the National Security Agency (NSA).
In his role at Cyemptive Technologies, Zelanko is responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, overseeing and maintaining the company’s information security program. He also works on product development for the company’s proprietary, patented cybersecurity technology that pre-empts cyber attacks in real time, rather than days, weeks or months as compared to other solutions.
While at the NSA, Zelanko managed, developed and built dozens of systems to include Information Assurance Systems, Knowledge Systems and the Enterprise Knowledge System as well as Big Data Analytics and Extreme-Scale Data Analytics Systems. Zelanko has also served as Director, Advance Technology Strategic Development for ViON Corporation where he managed engineering programs and operations for projects in the compilation and dissemination of data. These included Large In-Memory Analytical Systems and Big Data Analytics. He also was involved with the developments in Knowledge System Designs, Ontology’s, and Cyber Intelligence.
Zelanko is a military veteran, having served in the United States Air Force, Electronic Security Division.

Jim fasone

Chief Risk Officer

Jim Fasone is an industry veteran and senior risk management/ insurance executive who has spent most of his career in the risk and insurance sectors.

As Chief Risk Officer of Cyemptive, Fasone is responsible for Cyemptive’s enterprise risk function and strategic risk transfer partnerships. His focus is on creating unique go to market strategies leveraging strategic partnerships and utilizing various alternative risk structures. He works with some of the industry’s best brokers and underwriters to help mitigate the cybersecurity threats.
Fasone brings with him more than 30 years of extensive experience in risk management, insurance brokerage, mergers and acquisitions, as well as creating unique scalable programs in the technology, healthcare and financial services sectors. His expertise includes enterprise risk management, strategic partnerships, go to market strategies, product development, mergers and acquisitions, and operational and process improvement. Fasone is also an innovator in the development of proprietary tools that improve KPIs, increase revenue, and reduce the long term carrying costs of unique and emerging risks.
Fasone is a graduate of the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, and has received designations as an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and a Registered Property Liability Underwriter (RPLU).

Johannes riedl

Vice President Cyber Solutions Europe
Johannes Riedl is a seasoned senior executive and non-executive director, with a focus on digital transformation. He has a passion for cybersecurity, having seen first hand its importance in protecting businesses and individuals from cyber threats.
As Vice President of Cyber Solutions Europe, Riedl serves as head of Cyemptive’s United Kingdom and German business, which he has set up from the ground up. Among his responsibilities are bringing in new clients and developing partnerships, with an emphasis on the financial services, manufacturing, and medium to large business sectors. While his initial focus is on the UK and Germany, Riedl also oversees the company’s expansion into additional European areas.
Riedl brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in digital transformation spanning multiple industries. Among the businesses he has helped build during his career include NETSOL Technologies, a NASDAQ-traded worldwide provider of IT and enterprise software solutions primarily serving the global leasing and finance industry. He is also a former senior executive for KPMG and a former board member for NETSOL.
He holds a degree in business administration from Munich Business School.

Lynn Mclean

Senior Vice President Sales
Lynn McLean is global sales executive and thought leader who is passionate about leading, coaching and mentoring direct and partner sales teams to win deals.
As Senior Vice President of Sales for Cyemptive, McLean is responsible for driving revenue growth as well as leading direct and indirect sales globally for the company.
McLean brings more than 35 years of experience managing large teams for companies such as Hewlett Packard and Hitachi. Prior to joining Cyemptive, McLean led the Americas Go-To-Market sales team at 3D Systems with accountability to drive revenue, profitability, and market penetration for their 3D Printer Solutions and On Demand parts manufacturing. Previously, McLean was with Hitachi Vantara where she was highly successful leading sales with Strategic Global System Integrators (GSIs) driving significant revenue growth for Hitachi’s Emerging Solutions, including solutions created by Cyemptive founder, Rob Pike. Prior to joining Hitachi, McLean served as the Vice President of partner development for Technology Integrator, MTM Technologies. Formerly, she spent more than eight years with Hewlett Packard, advancing through the sales management organization to the executive level, where she managed the HP Services Sales for consulting, outsourcing and technical support in the Western US.
McLean served as an Officer in the United States Navy, managing large system development projects supported by Federal System Integrators. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Marquette University.

Ray McCay

Chief Revenue Officer
Ray McCay is a veteran product, sales and marketing executive whose focus is to create and deliver unparalleled value to help customers achieve their missions.
As Chief Revenue Officer for Cyemptive, McCay is responsible for solution and customer value strategy, customer satisfaction, marketing, promotions, revenue generation and solution positioning for Cyemptive. His focus is on organizations and entities that prioritize the highest attainable security posture, such as critical supply chain organizations and high value organizations often targeted by organized crime and other cyber criminals.
McCay brings with him nearly 25 years of experience with Hitachi Data Systems in engineering and sales roles, including nine years as Senior Vice President of Global Product Strategy and three years as Senior Vice President of Global Solution Sales. Most recently, McCay was responsible for multicloud strategy for a private firm working with multiple US Federal Government agencies. Previously, he was responsible for technology acquisitions at McDonnell Douglas.
He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tennessee Technological University.

Stewart MacLeod

Chief Technology Officer
Stewart MacLeod is a senior leader and software innovator with 38 US and international patents for his inventions.
As Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cyemptive, MacLeod is responsible for helping define the short and long-term engineering strategy for the company. This includes overseeing the design and management of Cyemptive’s revolutionary cybersecurity software development, implementing advanced machine learning algorithms, leading worldwide research and development of next-generation security products, managing all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) and communicating the company’s strategy to investors, partners, and employees.
MacLeod brings with him more than 20 years of experience as a software innovator architecting new products and end-to-end management of the agile development process, program management, and marketing for companies such as Microsoft. While at Microsoft, MacLeod Introduced eight new products and components to more than 100 million customers. He invented software and hardware solutions to very hard problems obtaining 19 patents, with the results adding over $5 billion to Microsoft revenues. He was the company spokesperson handling all press tours and major media requests on SQL Server including live demonstrations.
MacLeod holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Regis University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also studied physics/astrophysics at the University of Chicago.

Varun Vaid

Vice President Cyber Solutions
Varun Vaid is an international business professional who has worked extensively in developing strategic partnerships and alliances across the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. His focus is on delivering exceptional value to all stakeholders, with a commitment to excellence and a passion for driving business success.
At Cyemptive, Vaid is responsible for the company’s strategic accounts in the Americas. This includes Cyemptive’s operations across the region with Fortune 100-500 companies. He also serves as regional head of Cyemptive in the Middle East and Africa, where he is initiating operations from the ground up beginning with Dubai. He is also responsible for developing partnerships for Cyemptive, initially in the Americas, the Middle East and Africa with plans to expand into other areas in the future.
Vaid brings with him more than 12 years of experience in consultative solution selling, business expansion, channel development, team management, alliances, and negotiations within the cybersecurity and cloud/SaaS sectors. This includes his tenure at AIC Inc, a prominent provider of OEM/ODM and commercial off-the-shelf server and storage solutions, where he held the position of Business Manager for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Prior to this role, Vaid held pivotal positions with leading cybersecurity providers in the Middle East and Africa. He played a central role in spearheading digital transformation initiatives for major clients across enterprise and government sectors throughout EMEA. Vaid’s proficiency in forging partnerships, cultivating ecosystems, driving channel sales, and implementing operational KPIs has consistently yielded tangible business outcomes.
Vaid holds a variety of degrees and certifications in business planning and entrepreneurship, including a post graduate degree in management (PGDM) and completion of an Advanced Global Management Program. He also has a diploma in software engineering as well as multiple sales and presales certifications in cybersecurity.

Jean-Luc Cervera

Business Development Consultant
Jean-Luc Cervera is an international expert in solutions sales whose mission is to define the quantitative and qualitative objectives of each company or business unit for which he works, including companies such as Hitachi Data Systems. He is dedicated to enhancing performance and profitability through innovative business models.
In his role with Cyemptive, Cervera is assisting the company in entering the French, Belgian and Italian markets. His initial focus is on insurance, healthcare and industry.
Cervera brings with him more than 35 years of experience in winning business model strategies, complex solution sales, optimizing GTMs, digital transformation of companies, innovation and smart cities. His background includes HItachi Data Systems, where he served as Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Compute Platform and Converged Solutions Sales, and responsible for the EMEA sales overlay organization which focused on working with the company’s existing global sales and channel organizations to bring Hitachi servers and Converged Data Center Solutions to market. He is also a founding partner of JLC Consulting, an international consulting firm specializing in helping businesses both large and small move forward to growing their businesses to the next level.
Cervera holds a DUT, Genie Electrique from the Université de Toulon and a master of science from Aix-Marseille University.

Paul Hiteshew

Vice President of Solutions Consulting

As Vice President of Solutions Consulting for Cyemptive Technologies, Paul Hiteshew brings with him a wealth of experience in all facets of executive and technical management in IT and cyber defense for companies such as Compaq, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Lighthouse Global.
In his role at Cyemptive Technologies, Hiteshew leads a team of deep cybersecurity experts that provide cybersecurity architectural blueprints for Cyemptive customers. His responsibilities include leading pre-sales technical support for strategic industry partners and their customers, consulting with customers to understand their current cybersecurity risk profile and mapping their journey to achieving maximum cybersecurity readiness.
Prior to joining Cyemptive, Hiteshew spent nearly 25 years in executive and technical management in IT operations, IT enterprise and cyber defense at Microsoft. Among the positions he held there include Principal Service Operations Engineering Manager (Delivery and Engagement) where he designed and deployed solutions for the Global Foundations Service Desk leveraging an automated workflow portal linked to the back end platforms enabling framework for self-serve functionality, and Principal Group Manager for Microsoft Operations Center, where he directed a global team of Service Managers, Engineers, PM’s, and vendors, to support the Microsoft Online Service ecosystems. Most recently, Hiteshew was with Lighthouse Global, where he served as Executive Director over IT and Security Engineering.
Hiteshew holds a Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management [ITIL], as well as certifications in Cloud and Engineering Leadership Bench, C&E Ring leader (Ring 15), Microsoft Bench Program, Situational Leadership – Microsoft and Management Excellence – Microsoft.

Theresa Farris

Senior Vice President Customer Experience
Theresa Farris is a result-oriented information technology, telecommunications and data management professional with more than 25 years of comprehensive experience in a complex, global enterprise environment including her extensive career at Microsoft.
Farris has served in a variety of roles at Cyemptive, in addition to her current position as Senior Vice President of Customer Experience. These include Senior Vice President of Productization, responsible for providing leadership for development and innovation resources and leading a team of developers, and Vice President of Customer Experience, responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of the company’s global customer experience organization.
Farris is an experienced software industry leader who has held positions involving consulting practice management, technical group management, technical field sales enablement, driving a learning organization and knowledge management systems, organizational communications direction, professional relationship building, cross-team collaboration and training development/delivery. At Microsoft, she served as Senior Program Manager focused on client services and experience including managing multimillion dollar budgets. Among her responsibilities included representing Microsoft IT explaining “How Microsoft Does IT”.

Farris’ educational background includes multiple licenses and certificates, including PMI, Project Management Professional (PMP), ITIL – Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, Microsoft Data Communications Curriculum and IMS – Overview of Internetworking Protocols.

Sara Lowry

IT Services Manager

Sara Lowry is a driven and compassionate professional with extensive experience in development, integration and implementation, with a strong focus on customer service. She has a track record of improving efficiency, productivity and profitability through process improvement.

As IT Services Manager for Cyemptive, Lowry is responsible for developing relationships with external clients and organizations to assess their technology, support, and security needs. This includes managing projects by creating timelines, adhering to budgets, establishing client and sales goals and maintaining relationships with technology, software, and security vendors. She also coordinates troubleshooting, support, and service for equipment and networks when necessary; and upholds customer service including measuring client satisfaction.

Prior to her current position, Lowry served as Project Manager for the company and before that, she held a series of progressively responsible administrative positions in the legal and healthcare industries.