March 13, 2018
Reed Taussig is President and Chief Executive Officer of ThreatMetrix. With expertise in building high-growth companies at the forefront of technological change, Taussig has led ThreatMetrix since 2008. Under his leadership the company has become the driving force in an emerging digital identity space by leveraging pioneering global shared intelligence technology. Taussig has extensive executive leadership experience, and prior to ThreatMetrix served as CEO of Callidus Software. Here, he was responsible for a successful IPO, having led the company from its inception, to establishing it as a profitable business with $70+ million in revenue. He has also served as CEO for Vormetric, Inc. and Inquirey.com.
President and CEO
Alisdair Faulkner is a technology visionary, with two decades at the forefront of innovations in cybersecurity, machine learning and analytics. Since co-founding ThreatMetrix in 2005, he has been the driving force behind developing the world’s largest Digital Identity Network. He has pioneered and patented seminal technologies for Internet security. He is frequently cited by global press, including CNBC, Forbes, BBC News, and the South China Morning Post and his quarterly Cybercrime Report has garnered worldwide coverage for its data-driven insights on fraud, payments and cybercrime. Prior to ThreatMetrix, Faulkner was Founder and CPO at NetPriva, and he has held senior management positions at Accenture. He holds a MS from Adelaide University.
Chief Products Officer
Armen Najarian is CMO at ThreatMetrix, where he leads worldwide marketing strategy and execution. Najarian has 15+ years of experience in building brands and driving demand for cloud-based enterprise solutions. Since joining ThreatMetrix in 2015, he has established the company as a leader in the emerging space of digital identity, and has helped drive 50% year-on-year growth. A thought leader in technology marketing, Najarian is frequently cited in the industry press. Before joining ThreatMetrix, he directed go-to-market strategy for IBM’s $1 billion SaaS Portfolio. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.
Chief Marketing Officer
Andreas Baumhof is an internationally renowned cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur. As the technology lead for ThreatMetrix, Baumhof delivers the data science innovations behind the company’s pioneering anonymized global shared intelligence model. He is responsible for threat intelligence and malware research, as well as delivering innovations, such as clear-box machine learning, which keep ThreatMetrix solutions on the cutting edge. Baumhof was Co-Founder and CEO of TrustDefender before its acquisition by ThreatMetrix in 2012. He was also Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Microdasys Inc. where he developed the first SSL proxy and has patents in Europe and the U.S.
Chief Technology Officer
Frank Teruel is a technology executive and with 25+ years’ experience in venture backed start-up and tenured businesses. With deep expertise in finance, sales and operations, Teruel has led ThreatMetrix through rapid growth across geographies and industries. He has held executive management positions at Lightpost Holdings, Vormetric, and several software startups, and is a frequent speaker and thought leader on cybersecurity and fraud prevention topics. With a passion for developing the next generation of business leaders, Frank serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business.
Chief Financial Officer
Phil Steffora directs global network operations and systems for ThreatMetrix. With more than 20 years of experience building, scaling and maintaining high-performance Internet infrastructures, Steffora is an industry leader in energy-optimized technical operations that support rapid business growth. Before ThreatMetrix, Steffora served as vice president of technical operations for Collarity. He attended the Executive Leadership Certificate Program at Cornell University.
Chief Security Officer and SVP Technical Operations
Dan Welch is a business leader with extensive experience within high-growth organizations. At ThreatMetrix, Welch is responsible for all worldwide customer service initiatives, including the advancement of product engagement and driving total customer satisfaction. Welch’s career spans over 30 years, across customer success, business development and operations roles. He has held senior leadership positions at companies including Callidus Software, Vormetric, Miratech Holdings and HealthEdge.
SVP Global Services
Pascal Podvin leads the expansion of the fastest growing territories for ThreatMetrix of Europe, Middle East and Africa and the Asia Pacific region. Podvin is a regular presenter at international industry events, as a leading expert in software and next-generation technologies. A serial entrepreneur, he has successfully established, secured funding and led accelerated growth for multiple start-ups. Prior to joining ThreatMetrix Pascal was CEO of Compario. During his 20+ years of business success, he has also served as COO of blueKiwi, and has held senior management positions at Blue Martini, Vignette, i2 Technologies, PeopleSoft and ADP/GSI.
SVP Field Operations
John Lindner directs ThreatMetrix sales and business development for the Americas. With 20+ years of experience in building high-performance sales teams, Lindner brings expertise in navigating high-growth environments and bringing new solutions to market. Under his leadership ThreatMetrix has achieved rapid revenue growth across the region and expanded the company’s customer base by developing compelling new use cases for an expanding range of industries. Prior to joining ThreatMetrix, Lindner served in executive positions at Solariat, IBM, Cognos and Inktomi.
SVP Americas Sales