Chief Executive Officer - John C. Becker
John C. Becker is chief executive officer of Cybertrust Inc. With more than 20 years of industry expertise, Mr. Becker is a seasoned technology professional with a demonstrated and extensive track record of success. Guided by his leadership and vision, Cybertrust is well positioned to become the recognized leader in the information security intelligence and services market.
Prior to Cybertrust, Mr. Becker provided consultation to venture capital and technology firms. Before that, Mr. Becker was chairman and chief executive officer of AXENT Technologies, Inc. (AXENT), a publicly traded information security software and services company. Mr. Becker was instrumental in leading AXENT from start-up in 1994 to an initial public offering in 1996, and finally the sale of AXENT to Symantec Corporation for approximately $1 billion. Under Mr. Becker's leadership, AXENT was consistently recognized for achieving operational and financial excellence as a Deloitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 and a Fast 500 award winner.
Chief Technology Officer - Peter Tippett
Peter Tippett has led the computer security industry for more than 15 years, both as a vendor of security products and as a key strategist. Dr. Tippett is the author of one of the most widely accepted theories on the worldwide growth of microcomputer viruses. In addition, he was one of the world's leading experts on the "I LOVE YOU" virus that broke in May 2000 and provided key information to the Department of Justice about David Smith, the writer of the Melissa Virus.
Dr. Tippett advised the Joint Chiefs of Staff on cyber warfare during Desert Storm. He has been featured on national television and quoted in numerous business and industry publications. Prior to joining Cybertrust, Dr. Tippett was director of security and enterprise products at the Peter Norton Group of Symantec Corporation. He was president and founder of Certus International Corporation, a publisher and developer of leading PC anti-virus, security and enterprise management software, before its merger with Symantec in 1992.
He is the recipient of the 1998 Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by Ernst & Young. Dr. Tippett also serves on the Computer Ethics Institute Board of Directors and is chairman of the Alliance for Internet Security. Dr. Tippett is a trained scientist with both a Ph.D. and MD from Case Western Reserve University and studied at the Rockefeller University under Drs. R.B. Merrifield (Nobel Prize, 1980) and S. Moore (Nobel Prize, 1973).
Chief Financial Officer - James Murphy
Jim Murphy is the chief financial officer for Cybertrust, responsible for the reporting, planning and supervision of all finance and accounting functions. Prior to Cybertrust, Mr. Murphy served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Summerville Healthcare Group, Inc. Before that, he served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Group, Inc.
Mr. Murphy's experience also includes serving as assistant controller for Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and audit senior for Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Murphy has a BS in Accounting and in Information Systems from California State University-Hayward and received his MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.
Chief Strategy Officer - Stijn Bijnens
Stijn Bijnens is the chief strategy officer at Cybertrust, and the chief executive office and member of the Board of Directors of Ubizen, a majority-owned subsidiary of Cybertrust. Mr. Bijnens has served as the CEO of Ubizen since he co-founded the company in 1995.
Mr. Bijnens is an internationally recognized leader in e-Security, and a regular speaker for ITWorks and the Institute for International Research. He has been widely recognized for his outstanding business and management skills, and was named Manager of the Year 1999 in Belgium by Trends Magazine. He also received the DataNews Award of Excellence for a Startup Company.
From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Bijnens investigated network security and object oriented distributed systems. He's a researcher at the Department of Computer Science at KULeuven, Belgium's largest university, and at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
His research background was instrumental to Ubizen's growth and success. In addition to leading Ubizen, Bijnens is also co-founder and Chairman of the Board for GlobalSign. Mr. Bijnens has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from KULeuven.
Senior Vice President, Global Services - Kerry T. Bailey
Kerry Bailey is the Senior Vice President of Global Services for Cybertrust. Mr. Bailey is responsible for developing the company's service offerings, managing the global operations of the Cybertrust's managed security services worldwide as well as managing the U.S. Federal business unit. Mr. Bailey formerly was the CEO of the Americas for Betrusted, where he was responsible for developing and growing the business through Professional and Managed Security Services.
Mr. Bailey is an 18 year veteran of the information systems industry with extensive experience in both the private and public sector. Prior to Betrusted, Mr. Bailey was the CEO of Security Assurance Group, a Security Consulting firm acquired by Betrusted. Earlier, Mr. Bailey was the Vice President of Customer Care at Digex, held senior leadership positions with KPMG, and key executive positions at USinternetworking, Inc. Mr. Bailey also held key positions at ARINC, GTE and the U.S. Federal Government, where he served as Chief of the Enterprise Services Division at the Office of Naval Intelligence. Mr. Bailey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Technology Management from the University of Maryland.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas - Bryan Gernert
Bryan Gernert is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cybertrust's Americas organization where he is responsible for managing Cybertrust's North, Central and South Americas sales and services operations. Mr. Gernert brings more than 15 years of services, software and security technology sales as well as operational and management experience.
Mr. Gernert served as Senior Vice President of Sales for TruSecure Corporation where he was responsible for sales and sales operations. Prior to TruSecure, Mr. Gernert was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Services for Digex Corporation, where he was a founding member of the company's $200 million application hosting business. During his tenure he was involved in raising $1.5 billion through two IPOs and a secondary offering. Most recently he was a principal consultant at BT Consulting where he provided strategic consultation on sales, marketing and customer service to venture backed technology companies. Previously to Digex he held various management positions in sales, and operations at Evergreen Information Technologies in McLean Virginia and at RCI Inc, in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Gernert holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of Delaware.
Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager, EMEA - John Holland
John Holland is the Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager of Cybertrust's EMEA operations, responsible for directing Cybertrust's international sales, marketing and services operations in the EMEA regions. Mr. Holland brings more than 25 years experience in sales, marketing and technical management from the technology industry.
Mr. Holland served in a similar role at TruSecure Corporation where he helped manage and expand the company's European operations. Prior to TruSecure, Mr. Holland held various executive positions in several global companies. He was responsible for QinetiQ plc's Trusted Information Management business. Before that, Mr. Holland was the vice president of worldwide security services at Symantec, responsible for the company’s professional, education and managed security service business. He came to Symantec from AXENT Technologies, Inc., where he was instrumental in the company’s penetration of the European market.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing - Jim Ivers
Jim Ivers is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cybertrust. Mr. Ivers is responsible for directing and enhancing Cybertrust's brand and market position, as well as driving all marketing and communications activities worldwide. Mr. Ivers has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, with focused leadership in corporate marketing, communications, business development and intelligence, and sales.
Prior to Cybertrust, Mr. Ivers served as the vice president of corporate marketing and vice president of product marketing at webMethods, providing strategic marketing support to help position the company as a leading provider of business integration software. Earlier, Mr. Ivers spent 15 years with Information Builders, where his positions included director of business strategy, sales director, regional sales support manager for emerging technologies and professional services branch manager. Mr. Ivers holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida.
Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific - Paul O'Rourke
Paul O'Rourke is the Senior Vice President and Regional General Manager of Cybertrust's Asia Pacific operations. With operations in Singapore, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Australia, Mr. O'Rourke has developed practices and alliances across the region to support the growth and coverage of Cybertrust's business. Mr. O'Rourke joined Betrusted at its inception in June 2000, serving as the CEO of Betrusted Asia Pacific where he managed the business operations, acquisitions and regional business mergers.
Mr. O'Rourke has an extensive background covering security, facilities management and operational risk services, and his experience includes senior management positions within IT organizations and Financial Institutions. Based on this background, Mr. O'Rourke has a thorough understanding of the security and risk requirements faced by governments, financial institutions and corporate clients surrounding the deployment and maintenance of their security and risk environment. Mr. O'Rourke's holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.