Leadership

Leaders of the New Adaptive Access Control Management

Diverse backgrounds. Singular vision.
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CEO
Jeff Kukowski

Jeff Kukowski, CEO

Jeff Kukowski is the Chief Executive Officer at Secure Auth. His 25 years of experience in growing disruptive and innovative companies span multiple industries, technologies and cultures. Kukowski originally served as SecureAuth Chief Operating Officer, where he extended the solution portfolio by adding Identity-as-a-Service, passwordless authentication and detection-oriented abilities to its award-winning adaptive authentication suite. Having established SecureAuth as the vanguard in next-generation access security, Kukowski will continue to drive the company’s momentum as a world leader in identity and access management.

Kukowski comes most recently from TASER International, where as COO he led the return to growth in revenues and predictability while building the SaaS digital evidence management business from startup to industry leader 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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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 uniqe mix of financial, 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, treasure functions and financial reporting and investor relations. Under his leadership, SecureAuth has paired business value with technological ingenuity, offering a platform that can reduce IT costs while strengthening security and frictionless user experience.

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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CTO
Keith Graham

Keith Graham, CTO

Keith Graham is the Chief Technology Officer at SecureAuth Corporation. With 17 years in security, product management, product development and consulting, Graham is recognized as an industry leader in developing adaptive identity security and access control solutions. Today as CTO, he leads the product group in creating innovative tools that address evolving business challenges by providing maximum security and a frictionless user experience.

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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Chief Information Security Officer
Danielle K. Jackson

Danielle K. Jackson, Chief Information Security Officer

Danielle K. Jackson is the Chief Information Security Officer at SecureAuth Corporation. With 15+ years of leadership experience implementing Vendor Security Risk and Assessment Programs for startups and Fortune 500 companies, Jackson defines the security road map for SecureAuth’s suite of adaptive authentication and IS solutions.

Prior to joining SecureAuth, Jackson served as Director of Information Security for Bloomberg BNA and Mandiant, enabling integrity, accountability and assurance across various networks, systems, applications, data, cloud and security design. She is recognized as a subject matter expert in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) frameworks.

Other key roles in Jackson’s background include supporting various privacy and security efforts at Verisign, Accenture Federal Services, and AOL. She has executed advisory and consultative engagements with public, private and global companies across multiple industries.

Jackson holds a Bachelor of Science and a Project Management Certification from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. She also previously held a Certified Information Privacy Professional certificate and is routinely selected as a featured panel speaker at high-visibility industry events.

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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 in solving customer challenges through technological innovation. At SecureAuth, he has guided the business vision in delivering the best possible user experience while maximizing protection, productivity and profitability. In making the digital world a safer place, he has helped SecureAuth reset the standard for what customers deserve from their identity security and access control solutions.

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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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. By driving growth through advantageous partnerships, Desai has accelerated SecureAuth’s rise as a leader in the adaptive identity and access management market.

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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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 while overseeing business development operations, including market competitiveness, pricing, distribution and channel strategy. By developing a global strategy that has helped IT leaders protect their organizations with the world’s most advanced adaptive identity access platform, Mansour has steered SecureAuth to the top of the field.

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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Chief Security Architect
Stephen Cox

Stephen Cox, Chief Security Architect

Stephen Cox is a technology veteran with over 15 years in the IT industry, including 10 years experience in leading software development teams in the security industry. A key player in some of the most influential IT security firms in the world, he is recognized as an expert in systems architecture, threat intelligence and malware analysis as well as endpoint and network forensics.

As Chief Security Architect, Stephen is a top thought leader in the rapidly evolving security marketplace. Specializing in the unique opportunities represented by the convergence of cyber threat detection and adaptive authentication, Cox’s expertise shapes SecureAuth’s product and technical alliance strategies. With a deep understanding of evolving threats and the technologies that stop them, Cox is a recognized innovator in protecting the increasingly diverse world of VPN, legacy, mobile, on-premise, and cloud applications.

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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Senior VP of Identity Strategy
Robert Block

Robert Block, Senior Vice President of Identity Strategy

As a Senior Vice President of Identity Strategy at SecureAuth, Robert Block is responsible for executing on SecureAuth’s strategic vision of preventing the misuse of stolen credentials. Considered a thought leader in IAM with numerous focus areas, Robert will interact with customers, other vendors, and leading industry analysts on the transformation of the authentication industry being led by SecureAuth.  

Robert has over 19 years of results-oriented Information Technology experience - of which 15 years have been focused on Identity Management, Access Management and Access Governance solutions. Robert has an in-depth understanding of various Information Security and IT challenges and requirements across multiple industries, and has worked with a diverse set of clients ranging from Global Fortune 500s to privately held small businesses.

Robert Block has written several industry white papers and a number of blogs addressing a wide range of topics relevant to the Identity & Access Management Industry

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