President, AtHoc Division
Under Guy's leadership, AtHoc's become the number one provider of networked crisis communication. Today, the Silicon Valley company helps safeguard millions of people in thousands of organizations – including the vast majority of US federal government personnel, leading corporations, industrial giants, healthcare institutions and universities. The firm's client list includes the US Dept. of Homeland Security, Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente Healthcare and UCLA.
Guy raised the initial and growth-stage funding from top-tier investors including Greylock Partners and Intel Capital, then focused on accelerating AtHoc's aggressive growth and preeminent market position. The effort has paid off: the firm has experienced a 40% compounded annual growth and profitability rate for the past six consecutive years.
Prior to AtHoc, Guy cofounded and served as CEO at Kinetica Ltd. – an Internet business consulting and technology integration company – and drove the firm's growth from a zero-capital start-up to profitability in less than two years. It was later acquired by NetVision.
Guy earned his MBA at Harvard and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, and holds five crisis communication patents. He's an active member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and served on the board of a nonprofit that develops talented yet underprivileged high school students.
Guy lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, three beautiful children and dog. He enjoys mountain biking, scuba diving, squash and photography.
Senior VP, Sales, AtHoc Division
Ly Tran leads worldwide sales for AtHoc. In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategy and mission to globally expand the company's core lines of business that will reach the world's leading enterprises and government institutions as they seek modern and interactive crisis communications technologies to ensure the continuity of their operations and the protection of their personnel and communities. Ly graduated from Harvard University (MBA) and Princeton University (AB History). He served as a term member in the Council on Foreign Relations, the publisher of Foreign Affairs.
Senior VP, Operations and Engineering, AtHoc Division
Sanjay Saini leads Athoc's Global Business Operations, Engineering, Deployments and Customer Service.
Sanjay's unique blend of business and technology skills gained over 20 years of leading complex operations, including engineering, professional services, support, education, partner networks and business development have taken Athoc to the next level of revenue and customer experience.
Prior to joining AtHoc, Sanjay served as a VP of Global Operations at Polaris Wireless, the global leader in software-based wireless location-based services. Before that, he was VP of Global Services at Kabira Technologies, where he led worldwide services operations. Sanjay has held other technical and management positions at Mercury, Kintana and Oracle.
Sanjay earned his MBA from Wharton School and holds a Master of Science in Economics along with a BE degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), India. Sanjay lives in the rolling hills of Silver Creek in San Jose, California with his wife and two handsome sons. Sanjay is a voracious reader and is called an amazing chef outside of work.
VP, Defense and Intelligence
John H. Schnibben is Vice President, Defense and Intelligence, AtHoc Inc. He has overall responsibility to expand sales and relationships for AtHoc in the Defense and Intelligence Communities, and has been a member of the AtHoc Team since November, 2010.
John retired as a Colonel, after serving 30 years in the US Army in Operational assignments in the US and abroad. He is married with three children, and lives in Carlisle, Pa. John has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Economics from Clemson University, and is a graduate of the US Army War College.
VP, Federal Sales and Customer Success
Dubhe Beinhorn is responsible for AtHoc's federal civilian, homeland security agencies, state and local government sectors, overseeing sales, business development and channel relationships. Dubhe brings more than 25 years of sales and operations experience in federal, service provider and international markets. Prior to joining AtHoc, she served as VP and general manager of Unisys Corporation's Federal Government Group, Systems and Technology practice. Prior to Unisys, she helped establish Juniper Federal Systems and served as its VP, while growing the business to more than $100 million. Dubhe has served in numerous executive sales, marketing and management positions including: general manager of the SafeNet Products Division of SafeNet Corp.; VP of international sales with Netrix Corp.; and account executive at N.E.T. Inc. and Contel. Dubhe received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Roanoke College.
Senior Director, Human Resources
Heading up AtHoc's Human Resources, Karen Garavatti's responsibilities encompass the advancement of recruiting, team organization, talent assessment and career development for AtHoc's growing needs. A seasoned professional, Karen brings a wealth of experience to AtHoc, with a background that includes Sr. Director and Global HR Business Partner of Ericsson telecommunications; HR Director of Better Place, an electric vehicle start-up where Karen designed global human resources programs and processes. Her prior roles also include senior management positions at Trend Micro and SAP. Karen holds an MS from San Francisco State University.
Former SVP of Marketing, Oracle Corporation
Mary-Lou brings 20 years of worldwide sales and marketing experience and has served as SVP of Global Applications & Services Marketing for Oracle Corporation. Previously, Mary-Lou has advised clients on strategic transformation initiatives at Booz & Co. and worked on oil rigs for Exxon Mobil and then Shell Oil. Mary-Lou has a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, and received her MBA from Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in The Netherlands.
Major General, US Marines (Ret.)
Peter Talleri served over 30 years in the United States Marine Corps. At retirement, he was the U. S. Marine Corps senior logistics professional in the Pacific and a recipient of the prestigious National Safety Council's "CEOs Who Get It" award. General Talleri has also been assigned to senior staff positions at U. S. Central Command and the Marine Corps Forces Central Command, located at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. While at CENTCOM, he was responsible for the information technology logistical planning efforts during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. This included providing the strategic and operational plans to ensure that total asset visibility was accomplished during the war. Operation Iraqi Freedom was the first time "Active RFID" was used on a strategic scale. Since retiring from the Marine Corps, General Talleri has served in several civilian positions He is currently the VP Federal Services at World IT Solutions; President at Peter J. Talleri & Associates and a strategic advisor with Stellar Solutions. He also has led the International Division at Anglicotech, LLC, and was a former Board Member at Soldiers to Civilians.
Owner, Heitkamp Consulting LLC
Ken Heitkamp's career has spanned over 42 years in information technology, software development, acquisition management, strategic sourcing and consulting. As principal of Heitkamp Consulting, LLC, Ken provides support to corporate and government executives in acquiring and using information technology to improve enterprise performance. Ken participates directly with client executives and staff to solve strategic and operational issues involving the acquisition, implementation and effective use of information technology.
Previously, Ken served as Associate Director for Life Cycle Management at U.S. Air Force Office of Warfighting Integration & CIO and he was also Director at Air Force IT Commodity Council. As an Advisor for AtHoc, Ken is focusing on the Department of Defense and other Federal Government agencies.
On three occasions, Ken was selected as one of Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 annual award recipients. In 2008, he was selected by Government Computing News as the Defense IT Executive of the Year. Ken has earned degrees from Auburn University, Troy State University, and Air War College. He has an MPA in Public Administration and an MBA in Business Administration from Auburn University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Senior Executive Fellowship Program.
VP, Product Management
Oded Shekel is responsible for AtHoc's Product Management and User Experience. He brings more than 15 years of product experience in both consumer and enterprise products. Oded's strong leadership coupled with his technical background offers a strong product direction to AtHoc. Prior to joining AtHoc, Oded worked as a product manager at Microsoft for OneDrive where he lead the product strategy for the OneDrive client applications. Earlier he was a product manager on various enterprise security products, Windows PKI, Active Directory and more. Oded graduated from Ben Gurion, Israel (BS Computer Science cum laude).
VP, Technology, AtHoc Division
Aviv Siegel spearheads all technical architecture design as the CTO of AtHoc. Aviv has 20 years of experience in architecting and developing communications and security systems for both top-secret military and complex commercial applications, both as a Captain in the military and senior R&D executive of technology companies. His technical and engineering achievements include managing mission critical R&D projects in real-time communications, security and classified high-bandwidth communication and imaging systems. Immediately prior to AtHoc, Aviv was co-founder and CTO of Kinetica Ltd. where he led development projects for multiple government and commercial organizations and was the lead creator of Kinetica's WISE methodology for Internet project development. Aviv graduated from the Technion (BS Electrical Engineering cum laude).
Ramon J. Pinero
Senior Director, Connect Adoption
Ramon Pinero joined AtHoc in 2000 and is currently responsible for the implementation and deployment of AtHoc newest technology, AtHoc Connect. Ramon interfaces closely with AtHoc customers, as well as product, sales, support and marketing groups within AtHoc to create outstanding customers experiences. In prior roles, Ramon was a web application developer, manager of pre-sales, implementations, customer support and training.
A Bay Area native, Ramon attended San Francisco State University and has three children.
Julius "JC" Caesar
Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret.)
Julius "JC" Caesar brings 30 years of business acumen and outstanding senior executive leadership in both industry and the U.S. Navy. His extensive experience opens key insights in opportunities and initiatives in the defense sector and new markets.
JC has served as a SVP at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a $10B Fortune 500 company. He was a Sector VP at EDO Corporation and an Executive VP & COO of InoMedic Health Applications, a company delivering medical, environmental and health information technology services to NASA. He is currently a Director at Addx, Inc., a management consulting and information technology firm. JC presently serves on the Board of the Naval War College Foundation and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Foundation (Athletic & Scholarship Programs). He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
JC is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has earned an MBA from The College of William & Mary; he is also an MIT Seminar XII Fellow in Foreign Politics and International Relations. JC retired as a Rear Admiral from the U.S. Navy.
Hon. Jay M. Cohen
Former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, DHS
Honorable Cohen's distinguished career in government service includes the position of Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, assuming responsibility for the department's science and technology assets. Previously, as Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Jay had served as Chief of Naval Research and Deputy Chief of Navy Legislative Affairs, where he led the Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology Program.
Jay provides critical experience and insights in the development of AtHoc's business strategy and execution toward enhancing government operations and serving customer needs in the homeland security and public safety market, as well as providing strategic national and global perspective into modern age technology and security solution innovation.
Honorable Cohen is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He also holds a degree in Ocean Engineering and a Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group and serves on multiple corporate boards.
Daniel J. Keefe
President & COO, Technical Services Group, ManTech
Retired General Keefe has over 30 years of management experience, leading progressively complex organizations in both industry and government. Dan served as a combat arms officer in the U.S. Army, culminating his career as a Brigadier General. As a General Officer, he served as the Commanding General of all U.S. Forces in Kosovo and as the Corps Chief of Staff of V Corps during operations in Iraq. In his current position, Dan is the Executive VP for ManTech International Corporation. ManTech, with annual revenue of $3B, is a leading service provider for both the federal government and commercial industry.
Dan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and he also holds a Master Degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.
Wayne D. Moore, P.E., FSFPE, F.NSPE, CFPS, SET
Principal and VP with fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates
Wayne is a licensed professional fire protection engineer and a Principal and VP with the fire protection engineering and code-consulting firm, Hughes Associates (www.haifire.com) and is located in the company's Warwick, Rhode Island office.
He is currently a member and Chairman of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (NFPA 72-2013) Emergency Communications Systems (Chapter 24) Technical Committee. He is also a member and Vice Chairman of the RI Professional Engineering Licensing Board.
Mr. Moore has written numerous articles, is the Co-Editor of the Fourth Edition of the book Fire Alarm Signaling Systems, and is the Editor or Co-Editor of five editions of the National Fire Alarm Code Handbook ®.
In December of 2012, NFPA published his new book, "Designing Mass Notification Systems – A Pathway to Effective Communications". He is the 2009 recipient of the NFPA Standards Medal and the 2012 Recipient of the AFAA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Moore is an instructor of many fire alarm systems and emergency communications systems seminars.
Principal, International Strategic Insights and Former CEO, ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia
Daniel Nelson currently is a managing partner of International Strategic Insights, a Washington, D.C.-based advisory firm that he and several partners founded in 2009. Nelson spent 33 years with ExxonMobil Corporation, most notably as chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil Saudi Arabia upon the 1999 merger of Exxon and Mobil. Based in Riyadh, it was a position he held until 2004. Nelson then served as a corporate VP directing the company's government relations efforts from 2004 to 2009.
Nelson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. He completed a graduate degree at George Washington University and began work for Mobil Corporation in 1976. He has served on the boards of a number of organizations, including the American Petroleum Institute, American Near East Refugee Aid, Meridian International Center, Arena Stage, the Toys for Tots Foundation, Ford's Theatre and N Street Village.
George W. Norwood
Major General, USAF (Ret.)
General Norwood was a tactical fighter pilot and Air Force officer, planner and leader, serving in posts throughout Europe and Asia. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the United Nations Command and United States Forces in Korea. In this role, General Norwood was responsible for the critical general officer level negotiations with the North Korean military. He was also Commander of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base in Japan where he was the senior US Military Member in Northern Japan.
Since retiring from the Air Force, General Norwood has served in a variety of civilian roles. He was the executive VP of the Air Force Association in Florida, and is on the Board of Directors for the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), for Scalable Network Technologies, and for WidePoint Corporation. In addition he is President and CEO of Norwood & Associates, Inc.
Major General, US Army (Ret.)
James Nuttall is a retired United States Army major general who served as deputy director of the Army National Guard and deputy commander of the United States First Army. A 40-year veteran of the Army, Nuttall enlisted in the Rhode Island National Guard in 1971 and retired from active duty in 2011, after also serving as deputy director for Operations, Readiness and Mobilization in the office of the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. During his esteemed career, General Nuttall earned the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal, among many other awards and recognition.
General Nuttall completed the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and is a 1988 graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. In 1991, he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Roger Williams University. He also completed a Master of Arts degree in International Relations at Salve Regina University in 1995. Finally, General Nuttall is a 1997 graduate of the United States Army War College. In 2009 he completed the CAPSTONE course at the National Defense University.
Robert E. Day, Jr.
Rear Admiral Coast Guard (Ret.)
Rear Admiral Day is currently the Principal at Bob Day and Associates LLC, where he provides cyber and technology consulting services to public and private sector organizations. He is also Executive Director for the Commonwealth of Virginia Cyber Commission. Day is the recipient of several military awards including the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal.
VP of Engineering
Jeetendra (Jeetu) has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive engineering management experience in telecom, healthcare, enterprise verticals. Jeetu most recently led platform and cloud engineering organization at Streetline. Prior to Streetline, Jeetu co-founded Wellcore, a healthcare and safety startup, where he brought multiple products to the market including personal emergency response systems and connected fitness monitor. Before Wellcore, Jeetu was VP of Engineering at Veraz Networks which went IPO in 2007. At Veraz, he managed a large engineering and OSS team across the globe.
Jeetu has bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Computer Science from Pune University. Jeetu holds multiple patents in advanced pattern recognition. Jeetu is an avid hiker and has hiked multiple peaks across the globe.
Gregory J Frey
Former SES, Dept. of Homeland Security
Jade Gong & Associates LLC
Mr. Frey is a consultant to AtHOC. Mr. Frey recently retired from the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service (SES). His responsibilities included directing the information technology operations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Headquarters. This included management of a $120M/year cost reimbursable business that delivered IT services to over 70 sites in the United States, direct support to the Secretary of Homeland Security and support for continuity of operations. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Frey has led the way in adopting managed service delivery for IT services including the use of cloud services. The use of managed service delivery models and through public/private partnership, Mr. Frey dramatically raised the quality of service to his customers while reducing the total cost of services delivered.
Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Frey served as the Deputy CIO and Chief Architect for the Executive Office of the President, Vice President for Corporate Development for a mid-size IT security company, Director for Corporate Development for Fannie Mae, and Senior Principal for American Management Systems. He has been an innovator throughout his career resolving tough issues such as email record keeping for the White House Office and re-engineering the Fannie Mae business model to leverage emerging ecommerce capabilities in the mortgage industry. Mr. Frey started his career as a nuclear trained submarine officer. He recently retired from the military after completing his reserve duties.
Mr. Frey is a graduate of the University of Illinois with undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Chemistry and a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering.