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Leadership

  • CEO

    Dr. Neil Costigan

    Neil serves as BehavioSec CEO and board member. He brings over 25 years experience in senior leadership roles in venture-backed startups... »

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  • FOUNDER & VP, SALES

    Olov Renberg

    Olov serves as Vice President of Sales and is one of the founders of BehavioSec. As a thought leader on behavioral biometrics, he has a... »

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  • FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING

    Peder Nordström

    Peder is our Director of Engineering and a founder of BehavioSec. In his role in Engineering, Peder goes hands-on in product planning and... »

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  • CRO

    Michael Nelson

    As Chief Revenue Officer, Michael leads our go-to-market organization and is responsible for strategy and revenue growth.  Michael is a... »

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  • CFO

    John McCormack

    As Chief Financial Officer, John guides our corporate financial strategy including funding, market positioning, and financial planning. He... »

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  • SVP, ENGINEERING

    Ingo Deutschmann

    Ingo is our SVP of Engineering. He is responsible for our engineering function, team, and strategy at the highest level, including... »

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  • VP, FINANCE & ADMIN

    Josh Pouliot

    Josh is our VP of Finance and Administration. In his role, Josh is responsible for financial strategy and growth, including for our... »

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  • VP, PRODUCTS

    Jordan Blake

    Jordan’s role as our VP of Products drives the vision, growth, and quality of our solutions, and client satisfaction with them. His... »

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  • VP, ALLIANCES & BUSINESS DEV

    Simon Naldoza

    Simon leads our efforts for business development and alliances with a focus on building out the BehavioSec global partner ecosystem and its... »

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Dr. Neil Costigan

CEO

Neil serves as BehavioSec CEO and board member. He brings over 25 years experience in senior leadership roles in venture-backed startups and global technology corporations throughout the EU and US.

Before BehavioSec, he was a Founder and CTO at Celo Communications (Celo), growing the company from Sweden into the US market, and to a successful exit. He also served as Vice President of R&D at Gemplus (Gemalto, now Thales), a cybersecurity leader in Aix-en-Provence, France.

A cryptographer by training, Neil received a B.S in Computer Applications and a M.Sc in Computer Science from Dublin City University in Ireland. He furthered his education 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 traveling to Luleå on business, he enjoys adventure motorcycling and a sporting match of pool.

Olov Renberg

FOUNDER & VP, SALES

Olov serves as Vice President of Sales and is one of the founders of BehavioSec.

As a thought leader on behavioral biometrics, he has a long track record of successfully introducing this technology across countries and continents. He is a highly capable, successful, international entrepreneur who brings many talents to our team, keeping BehavioSec at the forefront of the cybersecurity industry. And over the years while building BehavioSec, he has used these talents in a myriad of roles including business development, marketing, fundraising, administration, and program management.

Olov holds a BSBA in International Business and Economics from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden, with exchange studies at SUNY Potsdam, USA. His alma mater, Luleå University, recognized him as their 2016 Alumnus of the Year. Olov lives in Stockholm, Sweden and is an avid rock climber.

Peder Nordström

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, ENGINEERING

Peder is our Director of Engineering and a founder of BehavioSec.

In his role in Engineering, Peder goes hands-on in product planning and development. His leadership in behavioral biometric innovation has equipped him to oversee our entire R&D site in Luleå, Sweden – effectively supervising our engineering staff, handling all client-support relations, and managing our development releases. He previously served as a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at EB Solutions.

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

Michael Nelson

CRO

As Chief Revenue Officer, Michael leads our go-to-market organization and is responsible for strategy and revenue growth.  Michael is a well-rounded revenue leader with more than 20 years of experience building revenue organizations for B2B SaaS companies.

Prior to joining BehavioSec, Michael spent 10 years in the digital identity space as a founder and VP of Sales and Business Development for the Mitek Systems (MITK) Identity business.  During this time, he helped to create a new category in the digital identity verification space and led sales and revenue growth that helped Mitek scale from a $5m, US company to a $85m global Fintech leader.  Michael has also served in both direct and channel sales leadership roles for leading B2B SaaS companies like Ariba (acquired by SAP), Adobe and Arena Solutions.

Michael holds a B.S. degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and currently resides in San Diego, CA.   Michael enjoys coaching sports, playing golf and spending time with his family on the ski slopes.

John McCormack

CFO

As Chief Financial Officer, John guides our corporate financial strategy including funding, market positioning, and financial planning.

He brings decades of experience as a CFO, Executive Vice President, and operations executive in global, high-tech organizations. John’s areas of expertise include financial management, strategic planning and execution, mergers and integrations, supply chain management, business process, information systems, and more. Most recently, he served as the CFO of 4iQ and as Consulting CFO at BishopFox.

John has been licensed as a CPA, and holds both a Bachelor of Commerce from the University College Dublin in Ireland and an MBA from Pepperdine University in California.  He currently resides in Silicon Valley.

Ingo Deutschmann

SVP, ENGINEERING

Ingo is our SVP of Engineering. He is responsible for our engineering function, team, and strategy at the highest level, including spearheading and guiding the innovation of new technology, architecture, and features.

As a seasoned security professional, he brings a strong background in software development, consulting, and product services. Ingo holds an extensive worldwide patent portfolio, ranging from smartcards to behavioral biometric software. Ingo’s last role was as General Manager at Gemplus in Germany, leading security software development and R&D operations. He has also served as Vice President of Development at PKI Specialists, Celo Communications (Celo) and was a co-developer of the hardware antivirus solution called ExVira.

Ingo holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics from Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany, and currently resides in Merseburg, Germany. He enjoys sailing during the summer months and has circumnavigated the globe on his catamaran.

Josh Pouliot

VP, FINANCE & ADMIN

Josh is our VP of Finance and Administration. In his role, Josh is responsible for financial strategy and growth, including for our investors and shareholders.

With decades of experience in technology finance, strategy execution, negotiation of complex software contracts, and business risk assessment, he has previously worked in management roles at Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, and Ernst & Young.

Josh is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a B.A. in Accounting from St. John’s University in California. He resides in Luleå, Sweden.

Jordan Blake

VP, PRODUCTS

Jordan’s role as our VP of Products drives the vision, growth, and quality of our solutions, and client satisfaction with them.

His 20-year career in product management, cybersecurity, and cybersafety has spanned work with global industry leaders like IBM and Symantec. Most recently as Director of Product Management at Symantec, he led product efforts to integrate LifeLock after its $2.3 billion acquisition. He previously led the early product management function at FireEye (FEYE), leading to a multibillion-dollar IPO.

Jordan holds a B.S. from the University of Waterloo, Canada and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Simon Naldoza

VP, ALLIANCES & BUSINESS DEV

Simon leads our efforts for business development and alliances with a focus on building out the BehavioSec global partner ecosystem and its strategic partnerships.

As a Silicon Valley veteran with over twenty years of experience working with high growth startups, he has spent sixteen years in cybersecurity across business development, alliances, and channels roles. Prior to BehavioSec, Simon was Vice President of Business Development and Alliances at SafeBreach where his leadership helped secure global partnerships that aided global expansion and growth into new verticals. At both IronPort (acquired by Cisco) and FireEye (IPO), he built out key partner ecosystems and developed strategic partnerships during periods of growth for both organizations.

Simon is a graduate of the University of Kansas in the US, and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

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