The IT Services Report is pleased to announce The Top 25 Cybersecurity IT Executives of 2020. As companies look to digitize their operations, particularly with the increased prevalence of remote work, cybersecurity is more important than ever. These companies and their expert executives provide cutting-edge security solutions and services that protect companies’ data and other assets, allowing them to focus on what they do best. With the ever-present threat of cyberattacks on the forefront of companies’ agendas, these leaders are looked to for their deep insight and best-in-class security services.
This year’s awardees were selected based on nominations for their breadth and depth of knowledge in cybersecurity, the effectiveness of their services and solutions, and their demonstrated ability to lead high performing teams. Their expertise spans threat detection, quality assurance, systems monitoring, endpoint security, and many other areas. The need for the services offered by these leaders and their organizations is increasing. This year’s awardees are among the most seasoned leaders who can meet the needs of business owners and executives seeking to protect their companies from future cyber threats.
Please join us in recognizing the accomplishments of The Top 25 Cybersecurity IT Executives of 2020.
1. Kris Lovejoy
Company: Ernst & Young
Title: Global Consulting Cybersecurity Leader
Kris Lovejoy leads EY Global Consulting Cybersecurity services. Known globally as an expert in cybersecurity, risk, compliance, and governance, she regularly keynotes at RSA, InfoSec, and Security World conferences and appears in publications such as Forbes, Fortune, SC Magazine, InfoWorld, and USA Today. In her executive role with EY, Lovejoy works with organizations in every sector to help them protect their enterprises and grow their businesses through strong cybersecurity initiatives. In addition, she is passionate about promoting diversity in the cybersecurity industry and more broadly in the workplace.
Prior to EY, Lovejoy was the CEO of an AI-driven network security company. She was also the general manager of a multinational information technology company’s security services division, charged with building end-to-end cybersecurity programs for clients worldwide. In this role, she participated internally as a member of the growth and transformation team. Lovejoy has also served as an advisor to and sat on the boards of a number of public and private organizations. She earned her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College.
2. Sean Joyce
Company: PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S.
Title: Global and U.S. Cybersecurity, Privacy & Forensics Leader
Sean Joyce is an accomplished executive with both public and private sector experience. Most notably, he served as a deputy director with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and oversaw the organization’s 36,000 employees and $8 billion budget. He was with the FBI for over 25 years. Currently, as a Principal in PwC’s Advisory Practice, he leads the professional services firm’s cybersecurity practice in both the U.S. and across the globe. Since joining PwC in 2013, Joyce has worked with clients across sectors providing strategic guidance, leading transformational initiatives, and advising on incident breach response and cybersecurity. He has consulted in some of the most prolific cyber breaches, providing guidance and expertise to top executives.
Additionally, he previously led the U.S. and Global Financial Crimes Unit for PwC, focusing on the interplay between cybersecurity, anti-money laundering and sanctions, fraud, and anti-bribery/anti-corruption. Joyce is a 2013 recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Director’s Award, the DIA’s Director’s Award, the FBI Meritorious Medal, and the 2011 Presidential Rank Award. He graduated from Boston College where he earned his undergraduate degree in business administration and computer science and received his Master of Business Administration degree from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
3. Deborah Golden
Title: Principal, U.S. Cyber & Strategic Risk Leader
Deborah Golden currently leads Deloitte’s U.S. Cyber & Strategic Risk practice, which supports commercial organizations and government agencies with their cybersecurity imperatives and aligns them with their cyber risk and strategic business priorities. The practice aims to transform business strategies and operations and strengthen cyber resilience. Golden led the opening of the “Deloitte Cybersphere” in Rosslyn, VA – a 25,000 sq. ft. cyber collaboration space that provides next-gen capabilities to help address evolving cyber threats and experience emerging cyber technologies. She oversees cyber centers in the U.S., India, and Israel, which provide 24/7 global reach and regional support to proactively detect, mitigate, and respond to security vulnerabilities and threats.
Previously, Golden led the Government & Public Services (GPS) Cyber Risk Services practice, GPS Risk & Financial Advisory clients and markets portfolio, and GPS Empowered Well-Being program. Golden began her professional career as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. She graduated from The George Washington University School of Business where she earned a Master of Science degree in information technology, and from Virginia Tech where she earned her undergraduate degree in finance and financial management services.
4. Dr. Sundeep Oberoi
Company: Tata Consultancy Services
Title: Global Head of Cybersecurity Services
Dr. Sundeep Oberoi is the Global Head of Cybersecurity Services at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). A highly accomplished executive, Dr. Oberoi leads the organization in designing and implementing cybersecurity risk management frameworks on behalf of its clients. He works across sectors addressing the security requirements in the banking, finance, insurance, government, and telecom industries. Dr. Oberoi is also designated as the TCS CEO’s deputy on the Future of Internet initiative of the World Economic Forum. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Public-Private cooperation.
Prior to this current role, Dr. Oberoi was the Global Delivery Head for the Cybersecurity Practice Unit at TCS where he was responsible for the delivery of all managed security, professional services, and operations support services for all TCS customer engagements globally. Before that, he led the Niche Technology Delivery Group, a part of the Technology Excellence Group at TCS, which provides delivery in specialized technology domains like security, RFID sensors and NFC, Web2.0 technologies, user experience, collaboration and unified communication, cloud computing, and next-generation networks. Dr. Oberoi earned his PhD in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
5. Valerie Abend
Title: Managing Director, Senior Security Executive and Global Banking Security Lead
Valerie Abend is the Managing Director, Senior Security Executive and Global Banking Security Lead for Accenture. She has over 20 years of advisory and operational experience in both the public and private sectors working with premier organizations. Abend has been recognized for developing and implementing enterprise-wide and sector-wide cyber risk management strategies. She is a frequent featured speaker for board directors, CEOs, and other senior bank and agency management. A thought leader in cybersecurity, she has also testified in front of Congress and frequently speaks on cybersecurity issues in the media.
Prior to Accenture, Abend was the senior critical infrastructure officer with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and before that was a managing director with BNY Mellon. Additionally, she held the positions of deputy assistant secretary and director at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In the early 2000s, Abend was the associate director for public policy and homeland security coordinator.
6. John Wheeler
Title: Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer of Global Delivery
John Wheeler, a well-known and highly respected cybersecurity executive, recently joined Cognizant to develop and implement its information security vision and strategy. He came from IBM where he was the firm’s security CISO and VP of services and integrated solutions. Wheeler has spent the last two decades building high-growth, market-leading cybersecurity businesses that have helped enterprises, governments, and institutions around the world defend themselves against an evolving and dynamic range of cyber risks.
Wheeler was with IBM for nearly a decade where he focused on security and held a number of senior executive roles. Wheeler’s first stint at IBM came through its acquisition of Internet Security Systems, where he was the director of managed security services. He then went on to become IBM’s worldwide delivery executive for managed security services. Notably, Wheeler also served in the Army National Guard from 1993 to 1999 attaining the level of Sergeant. He graduated from Northern Illinois University where he earned his undergraduate degree in operations management and information systems.
7. Drew Morefield
Title: Head of North American Cybersecurity Practice
Drew Morefield is a Vice President at Capgemini where he focuses on and leads its cybersecurity practice in North America. Morefield is a versatile executive with both sales and delivery experience. He has overseen a portfolio of outsourcing and technology services that covers all aspects of infrastructure to provide true end-to-end solutions focused on business outcomes. At Capgemini, his emphasis in the market is driven by close client collaboration, leveraging the firm’s full portfolio of services that include cloud computing, managed hosting, cybersecurity, data center services and virtualization, remote infrastructure management (RIM), service desk (traditional, digital & intelligent), service integration and management (SIAM), and workplace services.
Morefield has a long history in the cybersecurity space having served in leadership positions with prior companies including GuidePoint Security, Catbird, and Verizon where he was the VP of security services. Morefield began his career with CA Technologies as a sales specialist quickly rising to the manager level at his next employer, Digex, which was subsequently sold to WorldCom. Morefield earned his undergraduate degree in business management and marketing from Longwood University.
8. Charles Jacco
Title: Americas Cyber Security Leader and Principal
Charles Jacco is a Partner at KPMG and the firm’s U.S. and Global Cyber Security Services and Financial Services Industry Lead. He has focused extensively on multiple disciplines of the information security field including security strategy and governance, security transformation, digital identity, and cyber defense over the last 15 plus years. Previously, Jacco was a managing director with Accenture, where he spent over 13 years in various roles of increasing responsibility. He has substantial experience leading a variety of complex technology efforts with and on behalf of his clients. His primary industry experience includes capital markets, banking, payments, and insurance clients, but he has served clients in the telecommunications industry as well.
Jacco has held leadership roles on projects demonstrating the full IT delivery lifecycle including business-IT strategy, architecture planning, systems integration, custom platform integration, and large-scale security program delivery. His career experience includes designing and implementing a wide variety of technology-based security solutions, which has resulted in a broad background in technology and infrastructure planning, transformation, and delivery. Jacco earned his undergraduate degree in computer systems engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
9. Rohit Sethi
Company: Security Compass
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Rohit Sethi is the Chief Executive Officer of Security Compass and joined the company as the second full-time employee. Security Compass, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions and advisory services, enables organizations to adopt Balanced Development Automation for rapid and secure application development. With their flagship product, SD Elements, the company helps automate significant portions of proactive manual processes for security and compliance that improves time to market for new technology. In addition, they offer advisory services on how organizations can embrace emerging technologies like cloud to strengthen their security posture. Security Compass is the trusted solution provider to leading financial organizations, technology enablers, and renowned global brands. The company is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in the U.S. and India.
In his former role as COO with the company, Sethi was responsible for setting and achieving corporate objectives, company alignment, and driving strategy to execution. Previous to this role, he managed the SD Elements team. Sethi specializes in building security into software, working with several large companies in different organizations.
Sethi has appeared as a security expert on television outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, FoxNews, and several others. He has also spoken at numerous industry conferences and written articles for major websites such as CNN.com, the Huffington Post, and InfoQ. Prior to Security Compass, Sethi was a consultant at Deloitte and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from The University of Western Ontario.
10. Vincent Liu
Company: Bishop Fox
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Vincent Liu is the Chief Executive Officer at Bishop Fox, a company he has been with for 15 years. Bishop Fox is a security consulting firm providing services to Fortune 500 companies, global financial institutions, and high-tech start-ups. With just shy of two decades of experience, Liu is an expert in security strategy, red teaming, and product security; and at Bishop Fox, he oversees firm strategy and client relationships. Liu is regularly cited and interviewed by media and writes as a contributing columnist for Dark Reading. He has presented at Microsoft BlueHat and Black Hat and has co-authored seven books.
Before founding Bishop Fox, Liu led the Attack & Penetration team for the Global Security unit at Honeywell International. Before that, he was a consultant with the Ernst & Young Advanced Security Centers and was an analyst at the National Security Agency. An industry leader, Liu sits on the advisory boards of AppOmni, Elevate Security, Mod N Labs, and the University of Advancing Technology. Liu received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
11. Rick Tracy
Company: Telos Corporation
Title: Chief Security Officer
Rick Tracy has been the Chief Security Officer of Telos Corporation since 2004 and has been with the organization for a total of 34 years. Telos offers solutions that empower and protect the world’s most security-conscious organizations. It provides cybersecurity to defend systems, networks, and information and cloud security to enable companies and individuals to work in the cloud with peace of mind. Telos serves commercial enterprises, the military, civilian and intelligence agencies of the U.S. federal government, and allied nations around the world. In his time with Telos, Tracy has led the development of innovative and highly scalable, industry-leading enterprise risk management technologies for the federal government and the financial services verticals.
Tracy is the co-inventor of Xacta and the principal inventor of five issued patents in the areas of IT risk and compliance management and continuous monitoring. He is also a strategic advisory committee member of the Global Cyber Alliance. Tracy attended the University of Southern Maine and Thomas Edison State University.
12. Sug Sahadevan
Company: Testhouse Ltd.
Title: Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer
Sug Sahadevan is the Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Testhouse Ltd., an IT consultancy business focusing on IT risk mitigation. Founded in 2000, Testhouse Ltd. is now a thought and market leader in software quality management, application lifecycle management, and DevOps. The company provides on-site and off-shore test services either outsourced or on-demand, including consulting, software testing solutions, and training services, focusing on traditional IT, mobile, cloud, and the emerging internet of things platform. With 200 staff across four continents, Testhouse’s innovations and strong global partner ecosystem provide the expertise and solutions needed to fill the largest gap in the testing industry.
Before founding Testhouse Ltd., Sahadevan worked his way up through the banking industry. In his most recent tenure, Sahadevan was the business continuity consultant for Deutsche Bank for two years. He has also been the technical services manager at Centrica, a developer at the Bank of America, and a consultant at Digital Equipment Corporation. He was also an electronic engineer for GCHQ. Sahadevan received a Bachelor of Science degree in electronic engineering from the University of Ulster.
13. Renan Levy
Company: Matrix IFS
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Renan Levy is the Chief Executive Officer of Matrix International Financial Services (IFS), a company providing bespoke financial crime services for the financial sector. Matrix IFS is a leading global specialist, providing business and technology solutions specifically for the complex needs of the global financial industry and capital markets. Today, over 8,600 employees cater to more than 50 financial institutions, including both top-tier and local banks that rely on Matrix IFS’ solutions. Levy brings to Matrix IFS over 20 years of experience as a leader in the sector.
Prior to Matrix IFS, Levy was a partner at analytics firm Riverton for two years and CEO of ActivePath for a year preceding that. He has also been the president of Intellidyn Corporation and the president and COO of KaBloom. In 1998 he founded and was the president and CEO of eSupportNow which he left in 2001. Levy received his Master of Business Administration degree in information systems and marketing from the Boston University School of Management.
14. Gary Fish
Company: Fishtech Group
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gary Fish is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fishtech Group. Founded in 2015, Fishtech is a data-driven cybersecurity solutions provider for any computing platform that identifies gaps and solutions to help organizations minimize risk, maintain compliance, and increase efficiency. Recognized for his many achievements and contributions to security, Fish has received numerous accolades including being named Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, a Security Super Star by CRN, a Kansas City Top 100 Business Leader for four years running, a Distinguished Alumni by DeVry University, the Henry W. Bloch School of Management Entrepreneur of the Year, and was inducted into the Kansas City Business Hall of Fame.
A serial entrepreneur, investor, and pioneer in cybersecurity, Fish previously founded and sold FishNet Security, the first security integrator in the world to reach $100 million in annual revenues, and eventual revenue of $800 million before it was sold. In 2005 Fish founded and sold FireMon after five years while running FishNet Security. He has also served in the United States Army National Guard. Fish received his Associate of Applied Science degree in electronics technology from DeVry University.
15. Dr. Joey Rivera
Company: Rivera Group
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Joey Rivera is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rivera Group. Founded in 2002, Rivera Group is a certified SDVOSB IT services provider with deep roots in the U.S. military. With over 120 employees across 11 states, Rivera Group has developed a deep bench of talent specializing in solving IT challenges for DoD and civilian agencies within the Federal government. Dr. Rivera also founded and is the CEO of Eagle6, a Rivera company and IT platform designed to simplify the management of change within large, complex IT infrastructures, providing a rock-solid foundation for cybersecurity operations.
Dr. Rivera is a retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who served 34 years in uniform before finding his calling for entrepreneurship and starting his two security companies. He actively serves on the Indiana University Southeast Board of Advisors. Dr. Rivera studied at Indiana University-Southeast and received his PhD in software engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
16. Carla Stone
Company: TechGuard Security
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Carla Stone is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TechGuard Security. Founded in 2000, TechGuard Security operates toward a singular purpose and mission: cyber protection of the U.S. critical infrastructures and provision for the national cyber defense. Since its inception, TechGuard Security has compiled a comprehensive portfolio of services and products for the intelligence community, Department of Defense, federal and state government agencies, and the commercial sector. TechGuard is also recognized as a founding member of the National Cyber Security Alliance with multiple Top 50 Company Awards. At TechGuard, Stone oversees the program management of multi-million-dollar complex contracts, develops business strategies, cultivates strategic partnership alliances, oversees personnel, and fulfills the Facility Security Officer role at the corporate office.
Stone has been with TechGuard Security since September 2006 where she joined as VP of federal programs. Before joining TechGuard Security, Stone was the vice president of finance for W.A. Schickedanz between 2001 and 2006. Stone received her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and business administration and her Master of Business Administration degrees from McKendree College.
17. Marty Andrefski
Marty Andrefski is the President of IntegraONE, an IT solutions provider offering a full range of networking and technology solutions including network infrastructure, data center/server/storage solutions, security technologies, unified communications, managed services, cloud solutions, and technical services. A veteran of the IT industry and having gained experience within roles of increasing responsibility over the past 29 years, Andrefski brings immeasurable expertise to IntegraONE. He has been with IntegraONE since 1992 ascending from sales management to operations management, general manager, and vice president before landing a role at the top.
Prior to IntegraONE Andrefski began his career in the computer industry in 1984 and worked his way through the industry across roles from field service technician and sales director. Now at IntegraONE, Andrefski oversees the execution of the company’s overall growth strategy and sets strategic direction, manages vendor partner relations, and oversees the daily operations of the company.
18. Ronn Bailey
Company: Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Title: Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Technology Officer
Ronn Bailey is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Technology Officer of Vanguard Integrity Professionals, a company that has nearly reached its 35th year of operation. Since 1986 Vanguard Integrity Professionals has become the largest independent provider of enterprise security software solutions addressing complex security and regulatory compliance challenges. Vanguard proudly enables customers to safeguard mission-critical data and applications while proudly protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure including the financial, insurance, healthcare, education, communications, utilities, transportation, and government sectors.
A recognized and highly respected expert in cybersecurity and information technology, Bailey works closely with government agencies and Fortune 1000 companies worldwide, helping to identify and resolve the ever-changing threatscape related to cybersecurity, governance, risk, and forensic analysis. His achievements include co-writing the “cyberspace security policy” for the Bush Administration. He served in the United States Air Force with deployment in the Vietnam War during his military tenure.
19. Paul Mauritz
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Mauritz is the President and Chief Executive Officer of NetCraftsmen, a provider of consulting, solutions design, and ongoing management for a variety of technologies including network, collaboration, data center, cloud, security, and other innovative technologies. Mauritz is responsible for all areas of NetCraftsmen, with a specific focus on growth through strategic relationships and M&A. Mauritz is proud to be a part of the NetCraftsmen team. When asked why he chose NetCraftsmen, he shared that it was “because of the people and the high expectations they hold for themselves. Working every day with the best in the industry makes you stay at the top of your own game.”
Prior to NetCraftsmen, he was a vice president at BAE Systems, where he was on the executive team for the IT and Cyber business. Mauritz has more than thirty years of experience in operations, corporate and business development, sales, and marketing, and has led companies through all phases of the business lifecycle—start-up, growth, M&A, and restructuring. He is active in the Maryland community as a Board Member of the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and has served on the Board of The Pride of Baltimore II. Mauritz received his Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola College.
20. Tushar Garg
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Tushar Garg is the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Excelicon. Considered one of the fastest-growing companies in the Washington DC area, Excelicon (formerly Blueprint Consulting Services) is a provider of agile, cybersecurity, and advisory services to the government sector. With over 15 years of technology and entrepreneurship experience, Garg has served ten of those at Excelicon. At Excelicon, Garg provides executive oversight for all aspects of the firm, including strategy development and business expansion, service delivery, and day-to-day operations.
Previously, Garg served federal and commercial clients across the healthcare, finance, and law enforcement/public safety domains. Since 2012, he has also been active as a technical project manager for FEMA. Before Excelicon, Garg was the project manager for Enlightened, Inc. for two years. His experience also includes serving as a senior consultant for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a business analyst for Primatics Financial, and a senior consultant for XPrudent on the Fannie Mae project. Garg received his Bachelor of Science degree in information technology from American University.
21. Ralph Loewen
Title: President Chief Executive Officer
Ralph Loewen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Itergy. Founded in 2001, Itergy is an award-winning company that helps organizations deliver secure, reliable, and agile access to their end-users. The company does this by integrating and optimizing the performance of the Microsoft directory services and related infrastructure platforms for medium- and large-sized organizations. At Itergy, Loewen brings strong leadership, managerial, and communications skills, leading the company through nearly 20 years of consistent growth that has enabled it to be twice ranked among the 100 fastest growing companies in Canada by PROFIT Magazine.
Prior to Itergy, Loewen distinguished himself as a Microsoft Certified Trainer and technical architect consultant across Eastern Canada. He also has previous business experience spanning diverse ventures which include leadership training and mentoring. Loewen received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College and a Master’s degree from Regent College, UBC.
22. David Gardner
Company: Advanced IT Concepts
Title: Chief Executive Officer
David Gardner has been the Chief Executive Officer of Advanced IT Concepts for just shy of a year. Based in Florida, Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) is an established systems engineering and IT company that focuses on full systems integration, professional services for technology products, end-to-end solutions, and value-added reselling. An experienced business development executive and capture manager, Gardner has secured over $25 billion in total in contracts for Fed100, Inc. 5000, and Fortune 100 IT services firms. He brings to AITC his history of excellence in negotiation, as well as an extensive network.
Concurrent to his current role, Gardner is a Senior Consultant at David E. Gardner Executive Consulting Inc., a company he’s run for almost nine years. He has also been a member of the advisory board for ESGI, Washington since 2015. Before his career in consulting, Gardner was the chief operating officer for ACCESS. He was also previously the corporate senior vice president at RSIS, STG, and NCI over a period of five years, and served in senior roles at major corporations Northrop Grumman and Battelle. Gardner received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, as well a Master of Business Administration degree from The College of William and Mary.
23. Mark Newns
Company: Armadillo Managed Services
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Mark Newns is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Armadillo Managed Services. Founded in 2001, Armadillo has become one of the U.K.’s most experienced cybersecurity specialists. Newns founded Armadillo with a view that the world’s networks were set to become a whole lot more sophisticated and sought to tackle what he foresaw as far-reaching security challenges for organizations of every shape and size. Today, Armadillo focuses on enabling businesses to conduct their business in confidence, without fear of security attack and without compromising how they operate with clients like Camelot, GSK, and Deutsche Bank. Newns oversees the day-to-day running of all Armadillo’s operations.
Prior to Armadillo, Newns was a sales and business development manager working at UUNET, ENG LTD, Allied Worldwide, and Everex over a span of 12 years. He was also responsible for the international telecommunications strategy at WorldCom, where he was asked to attend the company’s President’s Club. Newns completed his post-graduate degree in counseling and psychotherapy at CCPE.
24. Tessema Getachew
Company: Zeneth Technology Partners
Title: Founder and President
Tessema Getachew is the Founder and President of Zeneth Technology Partners. For 13 years, Zeneth Technology Partners has been a fast-growing small business providing information technology and cybersecurity services to federal and commercial clients. With the main objective of delivering “security simplified,” Zeneth offers its clients information technology and security services that enable and optimize client business processes by ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Getachew brings to Zeneth over 20 years of management consulting experience leading and delivering IT strategy, program management, and information security engagements to numerous organizations within the federal government, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries.
Before founding Zeneth, Getachew was the co-founder of Invisible Hands Networks where he worked in corporate strategy before being a principal. His entrepreneurial career started in security in previous roles as an associate director for Gartner for almost four years, senior consultant of digital strategies for Booz Allen Hamilton, and fixed income sales and trading analyst for JP Morgan. Getachew received a Bachelor of Science degree in quantitative finance from James Madison University and a Master of Science degree in information systems and technology from The George Washington University.
25. Adam Petrilli
Company: Net Reputation
Title: Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Adam Petrilli is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Net Reputation, a company that provides high-class online reputation management solutions to rid the internet of negative information. Petrilli develops and executes winning strategies while inspiring teams to embrace change to promote business excellence. He thrives during challenging situations and in making high-risk decisions with a strategic revenue-focused perspective to generate achievements while boosting EBITA, business analysis, and free cash flow during start-up, growth, and turnaround phases.
Petrilli has a proven track record in positioning companies for long-term growth with an eye toward building enterprise value. He is known for his ability to create and facilitate enterprise-level planning and decision-making, form mutually beneficial partnerships, and position products and services in alignment with customer needs and market requirements. Petrilli has a record of success in analyzing the viability of business ideas, developing creative strategies, and implementing effective processes. Prior to Net Reputation, Petrilli founded Web Holdings and co-founded BetterCredit.com.