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Summary

Seasoned Executive with over 17 years of domestic and international experience with strong technical and subject matter expertise in cyber security, software development, product innovation, governance, risk management and compliance.

Demonstrated success transforming new ideas into successful businesses, including launching and directing 12 companies, and creating and selling over 200 software products to Fortune 500 companies and other corporations. 

Expert in transforming strategic plans into tactical initiatives for national and international programs. 

Proven leadership in building and managing large teams, budget planning, and securing IT operations within complex working environments.

Success in designing and guiding implementation of leading-edge technology solutions while balancing security initiatives to risks, business operations and innovations.

Sought after adviser and speaker, including participation in multiple industry conferences and experience working in close collaboration with many Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Government.

Distinguished for an entrepreneurial mindset, creative problem solving, and leadership to maximize performance. 

At age 16, became very early pioneer and early contributor to the programming language PHP. 

Work History

Oct 2016Present

Cyber.gov Subject Matter Expert and Lead Architect

Department of Homeland Security (The Patuxent Partnership)

Joined DHS in October 2016 to create the new cyber security architecture for the civilian .Gov agencies.

Key achievements:

  • Provided visionary leadership in the creation of Cyber.gov,
  • Designed a turnkey asset management process to assess Department and Agencies software and hardware inventories,
  • Designed a holistic cyber security architecture with over 34 cyber security components that mitigate modern threats by leveraging best practices and implementable solutions with minimal impact to workforce efficiency for the .Gov domain,
  • Assessed gaps and threats for three Federal Agencies within 3 months,
  • Provided feedback to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework revision,
  • Gathered best practices and recommendations across National Labs, private sector companies and Federal Department and Agencies,
  • Led teams across National Labs and DHS, and
  • Secured engagement of private sector companies, such as Google, Microsoft, Cryptzone, to support the .Gov cyber security architecture and provide critical solutions as a service to DHS.
Jul 2015Present

Chief Information Security Officer

Cyber Revolution, Inc

Founded Cyber Revolution in 2015 to provide tailored cyber security services and solutions to Fortune 500 companies and other corporations.

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a strategic, comprehensive enterprise-wide information security and risk management program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information owned, controlled or processed by our clients,
  • Provided network and endpoint defense services, assessment and penetration testing of IT systems, 24x7 monitoring and incident response, encryption services for higher-sensitivity data, forensics, and security consulting for IT projects.
  • Developed cyber security policies and participated in several cyber security conferences,
  • Supervised a team of security consultants and led the development and implementation of a global IT security strategy and staffing plan to meet the needs of our clients,
  • Deployed cyber security solutions in organizations of various sizes, 
  • Advised and assisted C-Level executives with their cyber security policies, compliance requirements and risk assessments,
  • Led project delivery within tight time-frames using cutting-edge technologies,
  • Provided guidance and management of capital and operating budgets, and strategic direction of the team to ensure a fit with the overall mission,
  • Ensured compliance with federal and state laws, while providing leadership, oversight and maintenance of the IT policies,
  • Oversaw IT-related risk and information security management policies and plans to ensure alignment with IT security and information assurance goals and priorities, and
  • Developed a Governance Risk and Compliance Cloud-based solution to provide complete 360° visibility compliance to our clients.
Dec 2008Present

Chief Technology Officer

AFTER-MOUSE.COM

In 2008, established this highly successful worldwide corporationAFTER-MOUSE.COM, a company specialized in the development of innovative solutions, including multi touch, wearables and motion recognition business applications.

  • Opened 13 offices in 10 countries within 6 months,
  • Assessed legal and market compliance requirements across 10 countries,
  • Developed and sold over 180 custom software products totaling over $15 million dollars,
  • Brought the collaborative touch table concept to life with deployments in over 10 verticals including retail, hospitality, healthcare, and more.
  • Sold solutions in over 40 countries,
  • Led international teams across 10 countries, and
  • Built strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Intel , 3M, Google and Samsung.
Jan 2014Present

Chairman of the Board

Holding AKT

Since 2014, serving as the Chairman of the Board of Holding AKT, a software incubator whose goal is to provide innovation and nascent tech solutions in the IT sector.

  • Developed and managed relationships with founders, partners, and other stakeholders, 
  • Provided leadership for reviewing annual budgets, audit reports, and material business decisions,
  • Responsibly stewarded legal and fiduciary responsibilities,
  • Coordinated annual performance evaluation to review outcomes and metrics for evaluating impact, as well as led regular assessments of performance and effectiveness using defined metrics, and
  • Planed, presided over, and facilitated board and committee meetings to ensure that board resolutions were carried out. 
Jun 2013Present

Founder and Chief Information Officer

anyGuest.com

In 2013, founded anyGuest.com, a multifaceted mobile and online guest ordering application for hotels, resorts, casinos, stadiums and golf courses. 

  • Created business plan and marketing strategy,
  • Researched markets to identify best fits,
  • Developed solution's road-map and project plan,
  • Managed development and sales teams,
  • Developed a complete Point of Sale integration middleware, a world premiere at the time, and
  • Deployed the solution in over 100 locations, including Atlantis, Hyatt, Accor and others.
Mar 2015Oct 2016

Chief Technology Officer

Nesting Partners

Founded Nesting Partners, a 360° incubator that takes a disciplined approach to transforming innovative ideas, based on patents, into successful businesses.

  • Built a unique incubation model that covers the full life cycle of a business - from prototyping to strategic product development, to marketplace through to seeing the business to exit.
  • Assessed and selected patent portfolios from over 50 portfolios received per week,
  • Operated and managed our portfolio companies by providing leadership, “at cost” development, design, marketing and even sales support,
  • Increased development speed, effectiveness and efficiency,
  • Took ideas from patent to product to market to exit through a streamlined process in less than 6 months, and
  • Led a global sales force comprised of carefully selected and enduring partnerships.
Jan 2015Oct 2016

Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Wait List Ordering LLC

Co-founded Wait List Ordering, a white labeled mobile software solution designed to manage a restaurants wait list and reservations. 

  • Leveraged two software patents,
  • Built the entire solution from the ground-up, and
  • Piloted the solution at several key locations.

The solution was bundled with anyGuest.com in October 2016. 

Mar 2015Nov 2015

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer

LuxurInvest LLC

LuxurInvest is the first secure online platform fully dedicated to pre-construction projects in the luxury real estate market. LuxurInvest essentially offer its investors access to a global database of investment opportunities in the premium, pre-construction market. Our patent pending scoring algorithms evaluates investment projects (on the basis of risks, reward potential and custom investor preferences). 

As Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Officer, I managed teams in Florida, New York and Washington, DC to bring this product to life from scratch.

I made Cyber Security part of the Software Development Life Cycle to ensure proper continuous assessment and monitoring.

Dec 2013Oct 2014

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

PublishMenu.com

In 2014, founded PublishMenu.com, a menu publishing and SEO company for local dining establishments and eventually extended its service to local SMBs.

  • Assessed competition,
  • Built business plan and project management plan, and
  • Developed the entire solution within 2 months.

PublishMenu.com's assets were successfully sold in September 2014 to a confidential strategic buyer with a 20X return on investment.

Jan 2005Nov 2011

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

SOFTAKT

Founded SOFTAKT in 2005.

SOFTAKT was a website solutions company dedicated to small businesses and online e-commerce companies with a particular focus on e-commerce cyber security.

  • Created more than 1,000 institutional and e-commerce websites and serviced notable French market players at the time including: FNAIM.fr, LaMaisonDuGlobe.com, Uranie-Astronomie.fr, Vente-en-Or.com, among others,
  • Led teams in Paris, Lyon and Marseille,
  • Built a complete e-commerce solution from the ground-up,
  • Integrated with dozens of e-commerce payment processing partners, and
  • Created two of the world first payment processing solutions for two leading French Banks.
Feb 2000Dec 2011

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Information Security Officer

AKT

Founded AKT at age 16 .

AKT was a leader in development of cyber security software for corporations in France. AKT grew rapidly and developed more than 2,000 solutions and complex security algorithms.

  • Seamlessly coordinated and collaborated with clients and third-party partners,
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of a strategic, comprehensive enterprise information security and risk management program to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of information owned, controlled or processed by our clients,
  • Directed a team of security consultants and led the development and implementation of a global IT security strategy and staffing plan to meet the needs of our clients,
  • Ensured compliance with French laws, while providing leadership, oversight and maintenance of the IT policies,
  • Oversaw IT-related risk and information security management policies and plans to ensure alignment with IT security and information assurance goals and priorities, and
  • Drove strategic planning and developed innovative direction.
20002002

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

GamesAKT

Founded GamesAKT in 2000, the first game server hosting company in the world, based in France, for multi-player gaming, a world premiere at the time.

19992002

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

WorldAKT

At 15, became one of France's youngest entrepreneurs by creating the first hosting company for shared servers, WorldAKT.com.

The company merged with AKT in 2000.