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Team

  • CEO and Board Member

    Neil Costigan

    Dr. Neil Costigan brings over 25 years of effective entrepreneurial and technical leadership in venture-backed startups and global

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  • VP of Engineering

    Ingo Deutschmann

    Ingo Deutschmann is a seasoned, exceptionally motivated, security professional with more than 20 years of experience in development,

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  • VP Business Development and Strategic Partners, Co-Founder and Board Member

    Olov Renberg

    Olov Renberg is one of the founders of BehavioSec and currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partners,

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  • Director Engineering, Co-Founder

    Peder Nordström

    Peder is a co-founder of BehavioSec since 2006. Peder has over 12 years of highly technical software security expertise, research, and

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  • VP Finance & Administration

    Josh Pouliot

    Josh is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) with 20 years of experience in technology finance that includes strategy execution,

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  • VP of Products

    Jordan Blake

    With more than 19 years of experience in Product Management, Internet Security, Cyber Security, and Cyber Safety Solutions, Jordan brings

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  • CxO, Advisor

    Freddy Mangum

    Freddy is an industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience. Freddy serves as an go-to-market advisor to various companies and has

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  • Board Member

    J. Alberto Yépez

    Alberto Yépez is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry (founder enCommerce in 1995) and has played significant roles as a

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  • Board Member

    Myrna Soto

    Myrna Soto is a seasoned cybersecurity practitioner with more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive and public company director.

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  • Board Member

    Luke Hakes

    Luke Hakes is a Partner at Octopus Ventures, where he works with the team to identify, invest in and partner with some of the best and most

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  • Board Member

    Chris Barchak

    Chris Barchak combines a balanced background of 8 years of pan-European venture and growth investment experience with 10 years of

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Neil Costigan

CEO and Board Member

Dr. Neil Costigan brings over 25 years of effective entrepreneurial and technical leadership in venture-backed startups and global technology corporations throughout the EU and US. Before BehavioSec, he built his career in software development, executive leadership, and entrepreneurship. As the co-founder and CTO at PKI Specialists Celo Communications (Celo) first in Stockholm then California, he advanced the technical strategy, and formed strong strategic partnerships. He’s also served as Vice President of R&D at Gemplus (now Gemalto), a digital security giant in Aix-en-Provence, France.

A cryptographer by training, Neil received both a B.S in Computer Applications and a M.Sc in Computer Science from Dublin City University. He furthered his education by graduating with a Ph.D in Computer Science for his thesis on Elliptic Curve Cryptography on Modern Processor Architectures. He currently resides in San Francisco, USA. When he isn’t travelling between San Francisco and Luleå, he enjoys exploring the outdoors.

Ingo Deutschmann

VP of Engineering

Ingo Deutschmann is a seasoned, exceptionally motivated, security professional with more than 20 years of experience in development, consulting and product services. Ingo was General Manager at Gemplus in Germany leading security software development and R&D operations. He also served as Vice President of Development at PKI Specialists Celo Communications (Celo) and co-developer of the hardware antivirus solution ExVira. Ingo holds an extensive worldwide patent portfolio, ranging from smartcards to behavioral biometric software.

Ingo holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and currently resides in Merseburg, Germany.

Olov Renberg

VP Business Development and Strategic Partners, Co-Founder and Board Member

Olov Renberg is one of the founders of BehavioSec and currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partners, managing Partnerships and Global expansion. He has previously served in various roles within BehavioSec and his international entrepreneurial experience in marketing, business development, fundraising, administration & program management keeps BehavioSec in the forefront of the cyber-security industry. As a thought leader on behavioral biometrics, he has a long track record of successfully introducing behavioral biometrics technology across both countries and continents.

Olov holds a BSBA in International Business and Economics from Luleå University of Technology with exchange studies at SUNY Potsdam, USA. His alma mater Luleå University awarded him alumnus of the year in 2016. Olov currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden.

Peder Nordström

Director Engineering, Co-Founder

Peder is a co-founder of BehavioSec since 2006. Peder has over 12 years of highly technical software security expertise, research, and development experience. His leadership in behavioral biometric innovation and development has equipped him to oversee our entire R&D site in Luleå, Sweden. He supervises all engineering staff, confidently handling client-support relations, and effectively executing all software development with his team. He previously served as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at EBSolutions delivering innovative e-business solutions to food producers.

Peder holds a B.S in Computer and System Sciences from Luleå University of Technology where his thesis work inspired him to launch BehavioSec and create a few of his many patents. Peder currently resides in Luleå, Sweden.

Josh Pouliot

VP Finance & Administration

Josh is a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) with 20 years of experience in technology finance that includes strategy execution, negotiation of complex software contracts, and assessment of business risk. He has previously worked in management roles at Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, and Ernst & Young, including ten years internationally.

Josh holds a B.A. in Accounting from St. John’s University and currently resides in Luleå, Sweden.

Jordan Blake

VP of Products

With more than 19 years of experience in Product Management, Internet Security, Cyber Security, and Cyber Safety Solutions, Jordan brings his management expertise and proven track record to shape the vision and direction of cyber safety solutions to BehavioSec. Jordan has held many Product Management roles at global industry leaders like IBM, and Symantec. Most recently as the Director of Product Management at Symantec, he led the complex integration of Lifelock after its $2.3 billion acquisition by Symantec. He previously led early Product Management at FireEye (FEYE), inevitably leading to a multi-billion dollar IPO.

Jordan holds a B.S. from the University of Waterloo with focuses in Biology and Psychology. Jordan currently resides in San Francisco, USA.

Freddy Mangum

CxO, Advisor

Freddy is an industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience. Freddy serves as an go-to-market advisor to various companies and has held a various C-Level roles at companies like Lastline Roambi (acquired by SAP) Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) Piston (acquired by Cisco). He has also advised companies like ISS (acquired by IBM), IronPort (acquired by Cisco), Permeo (acquired by BlueCoat), Sarvega (acquired by Intel), Lucid Security (acquired by Trustwave) and Secure Software (acquired by Fortify/HP.)

Freddy holds a B.S. in economics from George Mason University and received various summer fellowships at Princeton, American University, Georgetown and University of Colorado with continued studies at Stanford University. Freddy currently resides in San Francisco, USA.

J. Alberto Yépez

Board Member

Alberto Yépez is one of the pioneers of the cybersecurity industry (founder enCommerce in 1995) and has played significant roles as a serial entrepreneur, public company CEO, board member and venture capital investor. He is recognized as one of the leading investors in cybersecurity and for his company building skills. Alberto spent 10 years at Apple, 2.5 years at Oracle and was CEO of enCommerce, Entrust and Thor Technologies. He serves on the board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and is chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).

Myrna Soto

Board Member

Myrna Soto is a seasoned cybersecurity practitioner with more than 25 years of experience as a senior executive and public company director. She has led multiple cybersecurity transformation programs in major communications, media, hospitality, financial services and critical infrastructure organizations.

Most recently, Myrna was Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer of Comcast Corporation, which she joined in 2009. In this role, she was responsible for the alignment and development of cyber and data security strategies and policies across the entire Comcast enterprise, including Comcast Cable, NBC Universal, Comcast Spectacor and Comcast Platform Services.

Earlier at Comcast, she was chief infrastructure and information security officer, responsible for enterprise information and infrastructure security strategy and operations for Comcast Cable. In addition, she held information security and technology leadership positions at American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Kemper Insurance and MGM Resorts.

Myrna was recently named to Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business for the second consecutive year and has been recognized by SC Magazine among the “top 10 Power Players for Women in Security” and among the top 100 Technology Executives by the Hispanic IT Executive Council.

She serves on the board of directors at CMS Energy/Consumers Energy (NYSE: CMS) and Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) and on the advisory board of Bay Dynamics. She served on the advisory board of Skyhigh Networks until its recent acquisition by McAfee and is vice-chair of the board of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).

Luke Hakes

Board Member

Luke Hakes is a Partner at Octopus Ventures, where he works with the team to identify, invest in and partner with some of the best and most inspirational technology Entrepreneurs across Europe. Prior to helping start the Octopus Ventures journey 9 years ago, Luke began his career as a research scientist in the area of Computational Genetics and latterly went on to spend time as a Technology and Management Consultant specialising in the financial services sector. Since being at Octopus Luke has sat on the board of and worked with more than 20 early stage companies, being fortunate enough to help some of them exit to acquirers like Amazon and Twitter and others to go public. Outside of Octopus Luke sits on the Investment advisory committee of Queen Mary University and is the chairman of UMI3 the University of Manchester’s Innovation Company.

Chris Barchak

Board Member

Chris Barchak combines a balanced background of 8 years of pan-European venture and growth investment experience with 10 years of operational experience in private and public technology companies on both sides of the Atlantic. A dual Finnish and US citizen who has lived in 8 countries, he is used to being a bridge between cultures.

Chris has a deep technology background which began with an early childhood of recreational programming and continued with his formal education earning two degrees in Computer Science from MIT. He worked briefly as a professional software developer before moving to customer facing operational and strategic roles, and finally after an INSEAD MBA to venture capital.

Chris joined Conor in July 2013 from Fidelity Growth Partners Europe, where he was a Principal based in London. He began his venture investing career at Index Ventures in Geneva where he served as an Associate.

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