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Chairman of the Board, Secuvant, LLC.
Jared is currently serving as President and CEO of Lighthouse Business Catalysts, a business consulting firm he founded. Jared’s experience spans work with Fortune 500 as well as mid/lower middle-market companies across more than a dozen industries including tech, cyber security, private equity, software, banking, foreign investment consulting, and government.
He serves on multiple boards and he and the companies he has founded have formed boards composed of top executives from over 20 of the Fortune 100 companies including Google, 3M, Amazon, Disney, Oracle, Delta, Boeing as well as Motorola, Deloitte, and PWC.
His work focuses primarily on M&A, turnarounds, and catalyzing growth of private equity funded companies and companies looking to exit or acquire growth capital. Jared regularly works in-depth with C-level executives to significantly accelerate the accomplishment of revenue and operational goals.
Jared speaks fluent Spanish and has lived and worked in several countries throughout Southeast Asia and Latin America.
For over 20 years he’s been actively involved in humanitarian aid projects, with a focus on helping individuals lift themselves out of poverty through microenterprise in the U.S., Argentina, Honduras, and the Philippines.
Jared graduated with Honors with a degree in Business and Information Systems from Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from Babson.
Board Member, Secuvant
An experienced leader and enterprise security expert with over 40 years in the public and private sectors. As former Rackspace Chief Security Officer, Brian Kelly looked out for the safety and security of Rackers, facilities, infrastructure and data/information worldwide while also protecting over 300,000 customer organizations.
Brian joined Rackspace in October 2014 after three plus decades of leadership experience in security, special operations/intelligence, and business operations with the U.S. government, Department of Defense (DoD), and private sector. He previously led the Giuliani Advanced Security Center in New York and served as CEO of Defense, the first cyber threat intelligence provider for the private sector.
Brian was also selected for a prestigious Department of Defense fellowship in Washington, D.C. He later earned an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MS from the Air Force Institute of Technology. In the Air Force, Brian rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, and managed highly sensitive operations around the globe. Brian often briefed senior US Officials, Heads of State, Ambassadors and the President of the United States. As a DoD Fellow, he advised the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense, regarding information warfare strategy, concepts and warfighting doctrine and received a DoD Meritorious Service Medal.
Brian left the Air Force in 1995 and moved to San Antonio to lead business operations for Trident Data Systems, which provided support to the intelligence community and developed information warfare tactics, strategies and technologies. He later served as a partner (select) at Deloitte and Touche, president of Newbrook Technologies, and Executive Director of IT risk transformation for Ernst and Young. In each role, he honed his skills in executive leadership, personnel, data and facility security, incident response, and forensic evidence collection. He has also worked closely with senior executives for leading companies in global financial services, technology, health care, and manufacturing.
Robert (Rob) Dyson
Board Member, Secuvant
With more than 30 years of experience in the Information Technology field, Rob Dyson has held technical and leadership positions while providing IT services for many companies within multiple industries. Rob is currently the Global OT/IoT Security Services Leader for IBM. He is responsible for building, operating, and maturing IBM’s OT/IoT security business to help companies mitigate their OT & IoT cyber risks.
Prior to this role, Rob served as the Global SSRC (Security, Strategy, Risk & Compliance) Competency Leader whereby he was responsible for developing unique and relevant solutions to to assist clients in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of their information security program. This includes designing solutions to establish relevant information security strategies, comprehensive IT governance processes, redesigning security organizations, effective security policy management and governance processes, and compliance with leading security standards/frameworks and regulations.
In addition, Rob has been at the forefront of delivering leading IT GRC solutions based on market leading IT GRC applications such as OpenPages ITG, RSA Archer, and SAP GRC.
Prior to joining IBM, Rob held senior leadership positions at Accenture as the Global Leader for Application & Infrastructure Security Services; at Deloitte as the Mid-America Region Leader for Security Services; at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in positions of escalating responsibility providing IT professional services; and as an Officer in the U.S. Army where at the rank of Capitan he was in charge of the 82nd Airborne Division Data Center Operations.
Rob is an active CISSP and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.
Board Member, Secuvant
Bill is a retired Deloitte Consulting Senior Partner, with over 37 years of strategy and operations consulting experience world-wide for many of the firm’s foremost multi-national clients. In addition, Bill served as the global alliance leader for SAS Advanced Analytics, and led the conceptual design team for Deloitte University, the firm’s premier leadership development center. After Sept 11th, Bill was appointed the leader of the firm’s Global Crisis Management Team, responsible for coordinating activities of the Assessment and Response Teams of Crisis and Functional Specialists within the Firm, as well as third-party resources for:
In retirement, Bill is serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Climb for Cancer Foundation, associated with the University of Florida Shand’s Hospital Children’s Cancer Center. Bill has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St Michael’s College in Winooski, VT; and completed the Executive Education Program in Business Strategy at The Wharton School.
Board Member, Secuvant
Mark is a driven leader and educator with a strong business acumen and passion for resource management, customer outreach, and cyber security.
Holding a TS/SCI clearance, Mark has extensive experience and expertise supporting national security programs at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the Intelligence Community (IC), and Department of Defense (DoD) in multiple leadership and operational roles within areas of cyber security and information technology.
Over his professional career, Mark has built a reputation as a trusted executive advisor to the C-Suite of the organizations he’s service. He was appointed as the Chief Information Security Officer for the NRO, one of the largest intelligence agencies in the world, where he built the foundation of NRO’s information assurance (IA) and Cyber Security program. Mark also worked diligently to build an extensive outreach to security leaders in the Intelligence Community. Further, Mark established NRO’s IT Project Management Center of Excellence and Led transformational change in the delivery and management of global IT systems/services.
Presently Mark serves as an advisory on multiple boards leveraging his 35+ years of experience in the cybersecurity and the intelligence communities.
Board Member, Secuvant
Mark recently retired from Deloitte as the US Industry Sector Leader for Higher Education in Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory Services business.
Mark’s experience in risk consulting services and the information protection consulting profession goes back more than 24 years. Before consulting, Mark served as an officer in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corp.
The hallmark of Mark's success in the Big 4 professional services firms was his drive to establish and grow new businesses. Accordingly, Mark was a founder and leader of Deloitte’s Identity and Access Management practice, serving as the national and global leader for approximately 10 years.
In 2009 he was asked to build the firm’s cybersecurity team in healthcare, growing the healthcare vertical for 8 years. Mark’s healthcare consulting experience has included clients from all of the major sectors including Life Sciences, Health Plans and Health Care Providers. Mark experience includes serving many of the U.S. top Academic Medical Centers which served as a bridge for his role as the Firm's risk services leader in the Higher Education industry, a relatively new industry vertical for the Firm.
Board Member, Secuvant AG/CE Focus
Mr. Jim Walker is an Executive Vice President with 40 years in the agriculture and heavy equipment industries recently retiring from CASE IH as their EVP of North American Operations.
Jim’s Board role at Secuvant is to bring the cybersecurity capabilities and expertise of Secuvant to the industry he knows so intimately.
Jim has expertise in business startup, expansion, consolidation, distribution development and specialty marketing achieved through the experience of facing unique and cyclical challenges and the creation of innovative solutions. Jim built an industry reputation as “Mr. Case IH North America” and of one whose results-oriented Leadership was felt through his strong passion and high energy, with a focus on employee development and distribution partnerships.
Prior to CASE IH, Jim spent 18 years serving in executive roles at AGCO Corporation and Claas North America.
Jim began his career in the AG/CE industry in sales at John Deere Company.
Jim’s professional affiliations include serving as Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM), an association of industry leaders throughout North America representing over 1000+ agricultural and construction manufacturers and suppliers. He also served as President and Board Member of AEM’s Agricultural Board.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tri State University where he also started as a left-handed pitcher for the Varsity Baseball.
Kelly is an accomplished demand marketing leader in the cybersecurity industry and has been working in various marketing roles in high tech for over 15 years. Currently, she works at Menlo Security as the Senior Director of Global Demand. Kelly's responsibilities include generating marketing sourced pipelines, managing global integrated campaigns, lead generation programs, field marketing, and channel marketing. She also oversees the marketing operations function that includes the MarTech stack, demand funnel process, and analytics.
Kelly has successfully built the demand generation function from scratch for early startups, and has led the global demand center at larger technology companies. As a board member for Secuvant, her role is to provide marketing leadership and coaching to help the company adopt best-in-class marketing practices to achieve high ROI and predictable pipeline generation.
Kelly received her MBA in Marketing and Finance from Simon Business School, at the University of Rochester in 2002. She has extensive international work experience, lived and worked in China and Singapore for many years. Now she lives with her husband and two children in California.