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Board of Directors

Reed Taussig
President & CEO

Reed Taussig has more than 30 years of experience in the computer hardware and software field. Prior to joining ThreatMetrix, Mr. Taussig was president and CEO of Vormetric Inc., a leader in the data privacy and protection industry. Under Mr. Taussig’s direction, Vormetric established itself as a leading provider of encryption solutions for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Mr. Taussig also served as president and CEO of Callidus Software [NASDAQ:CALD], the leading provider of enterprise incentive compensation management application systems. As founding CEO and the fifth employee Reed Taussig has more than 30 years of experience in the computer hardware and software field.
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Mark Gill
Partner, Talu Ventures

Mark is a Managing Director with Talu Ventures, a leading Venture Fund Manager in Australia. Talu Ventures was founded in 2012 with a portfolio of investments formerly managed by CM Capital Investments. Mark joined CM Capital in 2006 and spent five years as a Partner responsible for all IT and Telecom investments before co-founding Talu. Mark is an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive with 23 years of operating experience in the technology sector. He has acted in General Management, Chief Executive, and Global Sales/Marketing capacities and has twice grown businesses as CEO to trade exit (Pacific Star Technologies, 1997; DSpace, 2007).
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Rick Lewis
USVP

Rick Lewis is a technologist and two-time software entrepreneur. Mr. Lewis joined USVP in 2004 and is a general partner in the firm. At USVP, he focuses on software (enterprise SaaS and security) and consumer Internet (social, mobile, and e-commerce). In software, Mr. Lewis serves on the board of directors at Act-On Software, Victrio, Yammer, and ThreatMetrix. In consumer Internet, he led USVP’s investment in myYearbook.com (acquired by Quepasa, NYSE:QPSA) and he serves on the board of directors at Hooked Media Group, ScoreBig, Trunk Club, and Wayin. Mr. Lewis also helped lead USVP’s investing activities in in energy-efficiency technology, including Intermolecular (NASDAQ:IMI), Redwood Systems and Xicato.
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Vivek Mehra
August Capital

Vivek Mehra is a partner at August Capital. Mr. Mehra invests broadly in IT infrastructure and areas of interest including security, storage, cloud computing and SaaS. Prior to joining August Capital, he co-founded Cobalt Networks. As chief technology officer and vice president of product development, Mr. Mehra built the first successful server appliance and grew Cobalt into a worldwide leader in the category, culminating in a successful IPO and acquisition by Sun Microsystems for $2 billion. At Sun, he served as the vice president and general manager of the Cobalt Business Unit and served as a member of Sun’s Technical Architecture Council.
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Mike Zappert
Adams Street Partners

Mike Zappert is a Partner at Adams Street Partners. He invests in venture and growth-oriented companies with a focus on the technology space. Mike sits on the Board of Directors of Visier, and is a Board Observer at Couchbase. Mike also led Adams Street's investments in Chrome River, ServiceMax and Boundary, and is actively involved with Adams Street's investments in RetailMeNot (SALE), Criteo (CRTO), Five9 (FIVN), Zynga (ZNGA), Skybox, Smule, TeleSign, Atlantis Computing, Matrixx Software, RadiumOne, Rimini Street and Integral Development.

Rhonda MacLean
MacLean Risk Partners, LLC

Rhonda MacLean has more than 30 years of information technology industry experience and is founder and CEO of MacLean Risk Partners LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategic security and risk advisory services. Prior to founding MacLean Risk Partners, Ms. MacLean was the global leader of information security for Barclays, PLC in London, England and Bank of America headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. For over 12 years she was responsible for the respective banks’ security policies; compliance reporting for relevant legal and regulatory statutes; security and risk technology implementations; cyber forensics and e-discovery; and general information risk management awareness.
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Steven Boutelle
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired)

Steve Boutelle brings decades of strategic and operational experience managing complex technology systems to ThreatMetrix. Most recently Mr. Boutelle served as the chief information officer of the U.S. Army responsible for the Army’s worldwide use of information technology. He has received numerous industry citations for his leadership, including “Top 100 CIO” by Federal Computer Week in 2006; the “North American Leadership Award” by Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association – Rocky Mountains in 2006; and “U.S. Department of Defense Executive of the Year” by Government Computer News in 2005.
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David Jones
Entrepreneur

David Jones co-founded ThreatMetrix in 2005. He has more than 15 years experience in technical and management roles within the software industry. Prior to co-founding ThreatMetrix, Mr. Jones founded SpamMATTERS delivering products used by federal government enforcement agencies for tracking phishing and spamming operations. At SurfContol, a leading Internet content filtering company that was later acquired by Websense, he served as vice president of global research. Among his major achievements at SurfControl was the management of the email filtering and flagship anti-spam solutions generating over 30% of company revenues.
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