Inspiring Innovation in OT and IoT Security
Edgard brings an extensive background in successfully managing and expanding markets for both start-ups and established technology companies to his role as CEO. Previously he was Vice President of Product Management and Marketing for Imperva, where he led teams that made the company’s web and data security products leaders in their space. Prior to that he was a key executive at storage companies Data Domain and EMC.
Focused on developing Nozomi Networks’ global business, Edgard’s tremendous passion, energy, vision and drive-to-win is being brought to bear on guiding Nozomi Networks to its next stage of development. Edgard has a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Andrea is an expert and international leader in industrial network security, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He co-founded Nozomi Networks in 2013 with the goal of delivering a next generation cybersecurity and operational visibility solution for industrial control networks.
As Chief Product Officer Andrea defines the vision for Nozomi Networks products and is the voice of the customer within the organization. In this role he draws on his real-world experience as a senior security engineer with Eni, a multinational oil and gas company, as well as his academic research.
With a passion for cybersecurity that began in high school, Andrea went on to study the unique challenges of securing industrial control systems. His Ph.D. in Computer Science from Università degli Studi dell’Insubria focused on developing software that detected intrusions to critical infrastructure control systems. His Masters in Computer Science from the same institution involved creating malware designed to take advantage of the lack of security in some SCADA protocols and analyzing the consequences.
Andrea has published a number of academic papers, including one describing an early example of malware targeting SCADA systems.
Moreno is the technology expert behind Nozomi Networks industry-leading cybersecurity solution for industrial control networks. Armed with a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence, and an extensive background in systems engineering and software development, he has led the way in redefining the ICS cybersecurity product category. Together, Moreno and co-founder Andrea Carcano have created the most effective asset discovery and threat detection for OT networks available today.
Moreno leads an exceptionally talented software development team that uses agile development processes to quickly address the cybersecurity requirements of our enterprise customers and partners. A long-time member of the IEC TC57 WG15 subcommittee, he is also actively working to shape cybersecurity standards for power system communication protocols.
Chet brings more than three decades of cross-functional, cross-industrial executive leadership to his role as Senior Vice President of Alliances and Channel. He has deep expertise in industrial automation and control systems (IACS), manufacturing, operational technologies (OT), and industrial networking. Chet runs Nozomi Networks’ business development, channel sales, technology alliances, and corporate development partner strategies and business execution.
Prior to Nozomi Networks, Chet directed sales, business development, solutions architecture, and industry marketing teams at Cisco, where he led the attainment of worldwide market leadership for IACS and IT/OT converged networking within the manufacturing sector. Previously at General Electric, Chet managed product P&L revenue growth, market share advancement, and operational productivity in a variety of roles within GE’s industrial, power, controls, and lighting business units.
Chet holds a master’s from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.
A creative marketer with a proven track record of increasing demand and driving global sales, Mike brings more than 14 years of cybersecurity experience to his role as CMO. Previously he was CMO at Revver, where he developed a go-to-market strategy that helped ignite significant growth in annual recurring revenue (ARR), while successfully rebranding the company.
Prior to Revver, Mike was CMO at Shape Security, the world leader in application security, continuing that work as vice president of product marketing at security leader F5 after their acquisition of Shape. His experience also includes marketing leadership roles at Forcepoint and Symantec, as well as a stint as CMO at AI-for-sales pioneer InsideSales.
Mike studied chemical engineering at Brigham Young University.
George brings more than 17 years of financial leadership to Nozomi Networks, having successfully guided the strategic growth of startup technology companies as well as large public companies.
Before joining Nozomi Networks, he was Chief Accounting Officer at Inflection. At Inflection, George helped guide the company’s go-to-market expansion and lead the company’s successful exit in Q2 2022. Prior to Inflection, George held leadership roles at Esurance and PwC. During his time at Esurance, he scaled the finance team and led the integration with Esurance’s parent company, Allstate. At PwC, George helped his large public company clients solve some of their most complex business and financial issues. George is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Lehigh University.
An innovative global HR professional, Alan is passionate about driving growth through empowering the modern workforce. He brings over 15 years of organizational design and development experience to his role as Head of People and Culture, with expertise in high growth, high-performing international companies.
Prior to joining Nozomi Networks, he led Talent and Culture for R&D at Calix, helping transform it from a hardware company into a global provider of cloud, software platforms, system and services. He held HR leadership positions at Omidyar Network and PayPal. While at PayPal, Alan spent a year in India building out the company’s development center, 6 months in Tel Aviv integrating the company’s first acquisition and 4 years in Singapore where he led HR for Southeast Asia, India and Japan.
Alan is a certified Integral Coach and adjunct faculty at New Ventures West in San Francisco. He holds a BA in Psychology from Rollins College and a Japan-focused MBA from the University of Hawaii.
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Glenn has been a venture capitalist for 20 years, the last eleven with GGV Capital. He brings his love of working with startup and growing companies and serving as a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs to the Board of Directors of Nozomi Networks.
Glenn has been an investor or board member with many high profile start-ups including Slack, Airbnb, AlienVault, Synack, Opendoor, HashiCorp and Domo.
Nozomi Networks’ dedication to building a secure future for the world’s critical infrastructure is paying off. Given the incredible reaction of Nozomi’s customers and partners to the company’s steady stream of innovative new products, it’s resoundingly clear that the Nozomi team has emerged as the industry leader, with a track record of success, proven expertise and advanced technology needed to meet the ICS cybersecurity requirements of the industrial infrastructure that runs the world.
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Bilal has been investing in technology start-ups for more than 15 years. His area of focus is investing in “deep tech” and “big ideas”.
Bilal’s investments include Evolv Technologies (physical security), Locoroll (connected devices), Orbital Insight (machine learning & big data analytics), Deep Sentinel (artificial intelligence), and others.
Nozomi Networks’ impressive revenue and customer growth has been augmented by the rapid expansion of the company’s global partner network. Nozomi Networks’ partners now include an expansive list of global leaders in IT and OT networking and security. In a market where ICS Cybersecurity is now a C-level priority, it is a perfect opportunity for Lux to double down on our investment in Nozomi Networks.
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Dain has been a venture capitalist for over 16 years and was a co-founder of Triangle Peak Partners. He enjoys working with companies, providing strategic, process, and financing advice. He previously worked in private equity, investment banking, consulting and as a nuclear engineer on a US Navy submarine. He focuses on software, infrastructure and security across technology and sustainability. Investments include Fusion-io, Ping Identity, Bugcrowd, Versa Networks, Aerospike, Alphasense, Suzy and Skedulo.
With the OT and IoT security market on the verge of explosive growth, Nozomi Networks has not only risen to the top but is strongly positioned to continue to outpace the market,” said Dain F. DeGroff, Co-founding Partner and President, Triangle Peak Partners. “The company’s consistently strong performance in combination with an impressive R&D model and its ability to scale quickly set itself apart. We’re excited to be a part of Nozomi Networks’ future.
Triangle Peak Partners is a multi-stage investment firm that partners with companies in the technology, sustainability and energy sectors. The company has over $600MM under management across four funds.
John brings a unique combination of expertise to his role as a Nozomi Networks board member. This includes finance, investing and executive responsibility at a high-growth online energy marketplace start-up.
John was previously with the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & the Byers’ Green Growth fund, where he focused on platform investments at the intersection of technology and energy.
As cyber attacks against energy, oil and gas and other critical infrastructure continue to grow in frequency and sophistication, Nozomi Networks has emerged as the trusted provider in this space. With virtually every industrial organization looking for a solution, there couldn’t be a better time to fuel Nozomi Networks’ leadership in this space.
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Giovanni is CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Planven Investments. Previously he was the Senior Advisor and General Manager in charge of restructuring M&C, a listed investment company controlled by Planven Investments.
Giovanni has many years of experience leading industrial companies in transition and in investment banking for Merrill Lynch, Crédit Agricole and UBS Investment Banking.
Since our initial investment in the company, we’ve only grown more excited about this market and in Nozomi Networks management team’s ability to build a global enterprise software company. Nozomi Networks is a customer focused and reliable organization and it is uniquely positioned to address its clients’ most advanced ICS cybersecurity threats. Now is the right time to double down on our investment in Nozomi Networks.
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Recently retired as vice president and CISO for Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Allison was responsible for protecting the company’s IT and OT systems worldwide.
Before Johnson & Johnson, she was CSO and vice president for Medco, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States. There she was responsible for all aspects of the company’s security, regulatory and compliance including, physical and logical security.
Ms. Allison served as a Special Agent in the FBI working on undercover drug operations in Newark, New Jersey and on terrorist bombings in San Diego. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was part of the first class to include women.
She is a member of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee and is a founding member of West Point Women, currently serving on their Board of Directors. She served on the Board of Directors for H-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and ASIS International. Ms. Allison has received numerous awards, including being inducted into the CSO Hall of Fame in 2022 and named a 2023 Distinguished Graduate by the West Point Association of Graduates.
Former undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Spaulding led the National Protection and Programs Directorate (now known as CISA). At DHS she managed a $3 billion budget and a workforce of 18,000 that was charged with strengthening cybersecurity and protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure.
She is currently senior adviser for homeland security and director of the Defending Democratic Institutions project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She also serves as a member of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
Ms. Spaulding has worked in the executive branch in Republican and Democratic administrations and on both sides of the aisle in Congress. She was general counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and minority staff director for the House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She also spent six years at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she was assistant general counsel and the legal adviser to the director’s Nonproliferation Center.
Following the attacks of 9/11, she worked with key critical infrastructure sectors as they reviewed their security posture and advised the CEOs of the Business Roundtable.
Ms. Spaulding is a member of the CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. She serves on a number of corporate boards and advisory boards and is a member of the Homeland Security Experts Group (HSEG).
Retired SVP of Sales at Palo Alto Networks, John Spiliotis brings over 34 years of technology sales leadership experience across multiple industry verticals to his role as Advisor with Nozomi Networks.
During his tenure at Palo Alto Networks, John was responsible for driving the organization’s direct and indirect sales engagement activities in the Americas ($1.8B, 70% of all sales), including channel partner productivity, customer segmentation, management team hyper-growth, Service Provider and Federal sales, Systems Engineering and overall core sales strategy.
Prior to that, John served as Vice President of Avaya’s Global Channel organization where he was responsible for leading the customer-focused and partner-engaged go-to-market strategy. He has also held direct and channel leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, and Redback Networks, which was acquired by Ericsson.
John is currently a Senior Operating Advisor at LLR Partners, a $6B private equity firm, acts as advisor to several VC and PE-backed cybersecurity companies and integrators including Optiv, and is a Board member at Cherwell Software, a KKR-backed software company.
John holds a Masters in Finance and Banking from Hofstra University, and a BA in Mathematics from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.
Former Chief Marketing Officer of Nozomi Networks, Kim has been passionately leading awareness and adoption of cybersecurity solutions for industrial and critical infrastructure organizations for more than 15 years.
She has played a key role in building Nozomi Networks from an unknown company in a crowded field of competitors to the market leader in OT and IoT security and visibility.
Now, as Advisor to the company, she continues to provide her marketing and cybersecurity expertise to the Nozomi Networks team, helping the company grow to the next level.
Prior to joining Nozomi Networks, Kim served at Industrial Defender, a pioneer of industrial control system cybersecurity that was acquired by Lockheed Martin. As an early proponent of cybersecurity technologies, she’s held senior roles with Symantec, Core Security, and Cybereason.
Kim holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A from Nijenrode, The Netherlands School of Business.