Leadership

Leaders of the New Adaptive Access Control Management

Diverse backgrounds. Singular vision.
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CEO
Craig Lund

Craig Lund, CEO

Craig Lund, the CEO and founder of SecureAuth, has over 25 years of experience managing high-performing teams in some of the world’s leading technology companies and startups. Under his leadership, SecureAuth has become recognized as a leader in adaptive authentication and information security solutions.

Before founding SecureAuth in 2005, Lund worked at IBM, where he was a member of the World Wide Security Management division and was responsible for security sales teams for the United States, Canada and Latin America. He developed and managed the execution of sales strategy for five security product lines that resulted in more than $100 million of annual revenue. In addition, Lund developed and managed a worldwide program for global service integrators, such as KPMG, using the IBM Security Suite for their integrated security solutions. 

Prior to his time at IBM, Lund was the Vice President of Sales and Operations for the Western region for Netegrity. During his tenure, Netegrity grew from a startup company into the industry standard for Internet access control. Lund helped Netegrity build its sales and support teams, which resulted in the company’s $1 billion market capitalization before its acquisition by CA. He has also held sales and sales management positions at Dassault Systems, Intelligent Environments, Prime Computer and Digital Equipment Corporation.  

Lund holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Utah State University.

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CFO
Thomas C. Stewart

Thomas C. Stewart, CFO

Thomas C. Stewart has served as SecureAuth’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of its board of directors since shortly after the company’s founding.  He brings to SecureAuth’s executive team a unique mix of finance, marketing, operational and entrepreneurial experience.  A specialist in capital formation, Stewart raised over $30 million in equity financing and leads the company’s growth forecasting and strategy.  He manages all of the financial activities of the company, including business planning and analysis, treasury functions and financial reporting, and investor relations, as well as overseeing HR, legal and other administrative matters. 

Stewart joined SecureAuth in 2007 after six years at Intel Corporation. At Intel he held senior positions in both finance and marketing.  He was responsible for strategic analysis and financial controls within the information technology group and Intel Capital.  While at Intel, Stewart spent two years building a European sales and marketing team to manage system integrator partners responsible for more than $80M in Intel revenue. Prior to Intel, he held management positions at data networking and application services firms.

Stewart holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College and a master’s degree in business from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.

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COO
Jeff Kukowski

Jeff Kukowski, COO

Jeff Kukowski is the Chief Operating Officer at SecureAuth. His 25 years of experience building companies and solutions span multiple industries, geographies, technologies and cultures, and include three solutions that grew from <$1m to $24m, $33m and $55m. Kukowski leads the sales, marketing, technical services, support, and operations teams with the goal of positioning SecureAuth IdP as the premier solution in strong, adaptive authentication.

Kukowski comes most recently from TASER International, where as COO he led growth in revenues from $90m to $165m while building the SaaS digital evidence management business from startup to $55m in ARR in three years. Prior to TASER, Kukowski held senior executive positions at high growth, venture-backed companies like Destinator (now Intrinsyc), Cyclone Commerce (now Axway) and RIMS (now Cognizant), as well as sales, marketing and consulting roles at Pansophic (now Computer Associates), SPSS and Cognos (now both IBM).

Kukowski holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

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CTO
Keith Graham

Keith Graham, CTO

Keith Graham is the Chief Technology Officer at SecureAuth Corporation. His expertise comes from 17 years in security, product management, product development, and consulting. As CTO, Graham leads the product group in the creation and development of innovative features and upgrades for SecureAuth's products.

Before joining SecureAuth in 2014, Graham was the Senior Product Manager at Mandiant and managed the Mandiant for Intelligent Response (MIR) product, where he focused primarily on endpoint forensics. Following the acquisition of Mandiant by FireEye, Graham shifted to be the Principle Product Manager in charge of integration of the Mandiant product line in to the FireEye portfolio; and ultimately became responsible for the Endpoint product line.

Prior to Mandiant and FireEye, Graham worked as a Solutions Architect, Product Management and Development Manager, and a consultant at Quest Software for 8 years (now part of Dell). Graham ultimately came to architect security and identity management solutions for some of Quest’s largest customers, including the UK Ministry of Defense, HMRC, HSBC, UBS, and PwC.

Graham holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computing from the University of Greenwich, UK, and a Master’s of Science in Information Security and Biometrics from the University of Kent, UK. Graham also holds Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status from the British Computer Society.  

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Senior VP of Business & Corporate Dev
Mike Desai

Mike Desai, Senior VP of Business & Corporate Dev

Mike Desai is a bold, strategic thinker with more than 20 years of leadership experience in the technology and software security industry. As Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development at SecureAuth Corporation, Desai is responsible for expanding SecureAuth's partner ecosystem and leading corporate development.

Desai comes most recently from xMatters, where he was instrumental in recruiting, onboarding, and nurturing global partners. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Global Business Development & Channel Sales for Ping Identity, where he gained deep experience with the identity and access management (IAM) space. There, he architected and operationalized a successful program for recruiting and retaining indirect channel partners, which resulted in 100% YoY growth. He also collaborated with engineering and product management in the design of the company’s first cloud-based solution targeted for large managed security service providers (MSSPs). 

Desai holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Boston University.

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Senior VP of Customer Success
Rohit Khanna

Rohit Khanna, Senior VP of Customer Success

Rohit Khanna, Senior Vice President of Customer Success at SecureAuth Corporation, has more than two decades of experience in security, business-to-business integration and infrastructure management solutions. He is a results-driven leader with a successful track record of building effective teams that make technologies work together for customers, make customer successful and at the same time grow renewals and services revenue. 

Khanna came to SecureAuth from Trax technologies (Big Data analytics), where as a Chief Customer Success Officer, he led a global customer success (professional services, managed services, technical support and renewals) team.  Prior to that, Khanna served as Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Corporate Development for SEEBURGER AG, where he led Americas P&L and started a new global channel and alliances group that extended the company’s business integration platform into new vertical markets resulting in three folds annual revenue growth. Earlier, Khanna worked with SecureAuth COO Jeff Kukowski at Axway as SVP of global services, and he has more than 15 years of additional experience in business-to-business integration, managed file transfer, infrastructure management and enterprise application integration with Cyclone Commerce, Peregrine Systems, Harbinger, and Premenos.

Khanna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences from San Francisco State University and an MBA in Telecommunications from the University of San Francisco School of Management. He has continued his executive education with a Product Innovation & Negotiation certification from Harvard Business School. 

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Executive VP of Worldwide Sales
Nick Mansour

Nick Mansour, Executive VP of Worldwide Sales

Nick Mansour is the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at SecureAuth. With over 13 years of experience in enterprise software sales, Mansour leads SecureAuth’s global sales organization, including sales, pre-sales, and post-sales engineering teams, in developing and executing our global strategy. Mansour also oversees the business development operations, including market competitiveness, pricing, distribution and channel strategy.

Prior to joining SecureAuth, Mansour spent over four years as the Vice President of Sales at BlueCat, where he was responsible for both sales and pre-sales engineering teams in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Mansour built the foundational processes to enable these field teams to execute and drive sales performance. He also developed and implemented their MSP strategy, which attracted marquis providers like Verizon, IBM, AT&T, HP and CSC. Prior to Bluecat, Mansour spent over nine years at Quest Software in a variety of roles, including Director of Sales for North America.

Mansour holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Southern California.

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VP of Technical Services
Tim Arvanites

Tim Arvanites, VP of Technical Services

Tim Arvanites is Vice President of Technical Services at SecureAuth Corporation. With over 20 years of experience in IT security, architecture, engineering, administration and consulting, Arvanites provides direct leadership for all customer-facing technical teams within SecureAuth.  Tim and his team work with both potential and existing customers to ensure that SecureAuth delivers the right solutions, best possible experience and outstanding value.

Before joining SecureAuth in 2012, Arvanites was the owner of a private IT consulting firm.  His experiences providing engineering and architecture services for a wide range of customers sharpened his customer-centric approach to solving IT and business challenges and his understanding of the art of business relationships.

Arvanites holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and maintains a number of certifications including: CISM, CRISC, MCSE, MCSA and MCDBA.

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Chief Security Architect
Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox, Chief Security Architect

Stephen Cox is a technology veteran with over 15 years in the information technology industry, including 10 years experience leading software development teams in the security industry. His expertise includes systems architecture, threat intelligence and malware analysis, as well as endpoint and network forensics, gained through employment with some of the most impactful IT security firms in the world.

As Chief Security Architect, Stephen is responsible for driving thought leadership in the rapidly evolving security marketplace and is focused on the unique opportunities the convergence of  cyber threat detection and adaptive authentication represent.  Stephen’s thought leadership shapes SecureAuth’s product and technical alliance strategies. 

Before joining SecureAuth in 2015, Stephen served as technical lead of the Endpoint and FireEye-as-a-Service development teams at FireEye/Mandiant. These teams specialized in endpoint forensics and endpoint event monitoring as part of the FireEye HX platform.  Before Mandiant, Stephen was at RSA NetWitness, as principal developer of NetWitness Spectrum, served a number of years at VeriSign in support of the DNS Resolution Operations team, and also in various software development roles at Northrop Grumman and America Online.

Stephen holds a Master of Science in Software Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies, both from George Mason University.

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