Management Team

Reed Taussig
President & CEO
Reed Taussig
President & CEO
Reed leads ThreatMetrix with over 30 years of experience in executive management at high growth Silicon Valley companies. As founding CEO of Callidus Software, he led the company from a 5 person start up to a successful IPO with $70m revenue and 350 employees. He’s also held CEO positions at Vormetric, Inc. and Inquiry.com along with Board of Advisory roles at Xactly and Mitratech Corporation.

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Alisdair Faulkner
Chief Products Officer
Alisdair Faulkner
Chief Products Officer
Alisdair is a technology entrepreneur and brings nearly two decades of industry experience to his role leading product management and strategy for ThreatMetrix. He is a noted industry expert in online fraud, cybercrime, identity theft, information security and networking technology and holds several patents in security, fraud and networking. Prior to ThreatMetrix he was founder and Chief Products Officer at NetPriva (now part of Riverbed).

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Armen Najarian
Chief Marketing Officer
Armen Najarian
Chief Marketing Officer
Armen leads worldwide marketing strategy and execution for ThreatMetrix. Previously, he directed the go-to-market strategy for IBM’s $1B portfolio of 100+ SaaS solutions. Armen joined IBM through the $440M acquisition of DemandTec, where as VP of Corporate Marketing he built a modern demand generation engine and repositioned the business supporting a 3x increase in revenue over a 5 year span.

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Andreas Baumhof
Chief Technology Officer
Andreas Baumhof
Chief Technology Officer
As the technology lead for ThreatMetrix, Andreas is also an internationally renowned cybersecurity expert with deep experience in the encryption, PKI, malware and phishing. Prior to ThreatMetrix, he was Executive Director, CEO and co-founder of Australian-based TrustDefender (acquired 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 pending in Europe and the U.S.

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Frank Teruel
Chief Financial Officer
Frank Teruel
Chief Financial Officer
Frank is a seasoned financial executive 25+ years of experience with venture-backed and tenured businesses. He has held executive management positions at Lightpost Holdings, Vormetric, Emagia Corporation, TelePost, Montgomery Financial Management, and SyQuest. Frank serves as adjunct professor at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business and is a faculty member at De Anza College. He has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including the Thomas Kinkade Foundation. He is the founder of Aqua Munda, an organization dedicated to clean water solutions for the developing world.

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Pascal Podvin
SVP Field Operations
Pascal Podvin
SVP Field Operations
Pascal leads Americas and EMEA sales and customer services. As a serial entrepreneur, he brings 20 years of international experience to his role, most recently as CEO of Compario software. Pascal also served as COO of blueKiwi, and has held senior management positions at Blue Martini, Vignette, i2 Technologies, PeopleSoft and ADP/GSI.

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Phil Steffora
Chief Security Officer
Phil Steffora
Chief Security Officer
Phil heads up information security and has more than 20 years of experience building, scaling and maintaining high availability Internet infrastructures to support high volume transactions. Prior to ThreatMetrix, he was the CIO and vice president of technical operations at Collarity. He has held senior management roles at Vendio Services, Inc. (now part of Alibaba.com), Mailblocks (acquired by America Online), and Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.

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Larry Venter
VP Customer Engagement
Larry Venter
VP Customer Engagement
Larry is responsible for expanding the future lifetime value within existing customers through higher product adoption, new services acquisition, customer satisfaction and overall health scores. Prior to Threatmetrix he held senior director positions with PayPal and Microsoft.

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