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About NopSec

What Does NopSec Mean?
  • NOP
    Nop is short for NOP Slide, a long line of NULL operator codes used in hacking. We were founded by white hat hackers aiming to help companies improve their cybersecurity from attacks.
  • SEC
    Sec is the opposite defensive mechanism against cyber threats and data breaches. Combined we apply both offensive and defensive philosophy to our solution, because the best defender thinks like a hacker.
Our Vision
To create a world where organizations hold more cyber control than those who seek to exploit them.
Our Mission
To organize the chaos of cybersecurity and provide defense information to security teams worldwide.
Our Purpose
To empower every cybersecurity defender to manage threat exposure with confidence.
Leadership
Our team is passionate about building technology that helps customers simplify their work, manage cyber exposure effectively, and empower them to make more informed decisions.
  • Lisa Xu Chief Executive Officer
    Lisa Xu Chief Executive Officer

    Lisa Xu serves as Chief Executive Officer where she is responsible for overseeing the overall strategic and operational functions for NopSec. Lisa has a passion for connecting business with technology and thrives in transforming disruptive technology into leading solutions. Over the past two decades, Lisa has advised Fortune 500 enterprises on data security, privacy and technology risk management, and led many diverse teams at Ally Financial (GMAC), KPMG, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Lisa holds a B.A. in Economics and a Master’s in Finance from Boston College.

  • Michelangelo Sidagni Chief Technology Officer
    Michelangelo Sidagni Chief Technology Officer

    Michelangelo Sidagni serves as Chief Technology Officer leading technical development, security research and operations for NopSec. Prior to NopSec, Michelangelo was the Director of IT Security Services at Ciphertechs and served as a lead internal security consultant at Blue Cross Blue Shield advising on HIPAA security and privacy initiatives. Michelangelo holds numerous professional certifications in information security including CISSP, CISA, and CIA and is a frequent speaker at information security events around the country. He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Pavia in Italy.

  • Shawn Evans Head of Security Research
    Shawn Evans Head of Security Research

    Shawn is the Head of Security Research at NopSec. He brings a strong background in cybersecurity and consulting, with more than 10 years experience performing network, application, and physical security penetration assessments. Shawn has a passion for developing and understanding security related software, in addition to playing music. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Computer Science.

  • Michael Tucker Director of Marketing
    Michael Tucker Director of Marketing

    Michael serves as the Director of Marketing where he oversees all marketing, sales enablement, and martech automation systems. Business growth is Michael’s game. His professional passion is rooted in bridging marketing and sales organizations through technology and maturity-arch strategy. He has intentionally developed a resume to do so by leading demand gen. programs, architecting CRM and automation systems, and hitting quotas in sales positions for a variety of organizations of different sizes. Michael holds a B.A. in Marketing from Texas State University.

  • Kevin Barcellos Director of Sales Engineering
    Kevin Barcellos Director of Sales Engineering

    Kevin Barcellos is the Director of Sales Engineering for NopSec and his team is responsible for all pre-sales technical customer engagement. He has been selling and implementing Risk Based Vulnerability Management and ITGRC Solutions for over a decade. His 30 year Enterprise Software sales career has primarily been spent with early stage companies such as eGain (NASDAQ: EGAN), Vantive (acquired by Peoplesoft) and Liquid Engines (acquired by Thomson Reuters.)

  • Larry Rivera Headshot
    Larry Rivera Director of Product
    Larry Rivera Headshot
    Larry Rivera Director of Product

    Larry Rivera is a cybersecurity leader with over a decade as a civilian for the National Security Agency as a computer network exploitation operator, cyber product manager, and strategist. As the Director of Product at NopSec, Larry combines his cybersecurity expertise, leadership, and love of solving problems. Larry’s mission at NopSec is to make Unified VRM the industry’s best Risk-Based Vulnerability Management platform, truly giving its clients more control than those who seek to exploit them.

Board of the directors and advisors
  • Deb Kemper Board Member
    Deb Kemper Board Member

    Deb Kemper is a partner at Golden Seeds Ventures, an early stage venture fund where she invests in enterprise software, advanced materials, and medtech companies. Prior to using her expertise to lead Golden Seeds Ventures, she built a portfolio of over two dozen early stage investments via Libra Global Partners, LLC. Deb earned her MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College where she was named an Edward Tuck Scholar. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Cornell University where she graduated With Distinction and was a member of the Varsity Women’s Crew.

  • J Paul Haynes Board Member
    J.Paul Haynes Board Member
    J Paul Haynes Board Member
    J.Paul Haynes Board Member

    J. Paul Haynes serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at Cambridge, Ontario-based eSentire, Inc. In his role he oversees all security operations and customer success functions and leads the Corporate Development team. J. Paul is a subject-matter expert and frequently quoted in industry and national media on the topics of advanced threat management, insider threats, managed security services, competitive market analysis and enterprise risk mitigation. He is most noted for his ability to bridge complex technical issues to the enterprise security risks executives face on a 24X7 basis against sophisticated advanced threat adversaries. J. Paul is a professional engineer and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from the University of Guelph.

  • Kim Nguyen Board of Directors
    Kim Nguyen Board Member
    Kim Nguyen Board of Directors
    Kim Nguyen Board Member

    Kim Nguyen is an investor in emerging companies in DC Area. Kim has over 17 years of business development and project management for a rapidly growing IT services company focused on the Federal Govt. Kim earned a B.A., in Economics from Harvard University and his PH.D, in Economics from the University of California, Berkley.

  • Felix Knoll Board Advisor
    Felix Knoll Board Advisor
    Felix Knoll Board Advisor
    Felix Knoll Board Advisor

    Felix is a Sales and GTM Leader, specializing in rapid team building and coaching top talent. Felix’s approach centers around the belief that we should always be learning, adapting, recruiting, and winning. Felix holds a BS, from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Nimmy Reichenberg Board Advisor
    Nimmy Reichenberg Board Advisor
    Nimmy Reichenberg Board Advisor
    Nimmy Reichenberg Board Advisor

    Nimmy is a four-time CMO and cybersecurity industry veteran with 20+ years of experience growing B2B technology companies. His passions are building, leading and mentoring world-class marketing teams and working with companies to solve their cybersecurity challenges. Nimmy holds a BA and MBA from Tel Aviv University.

  • Pejman Pourmousa Board Advisor
    Pejman Pourmousa Board Advisor
    Pejman Pourmousa Board Advisor
    Pejman Pourmousa Board Advisor

    Pejman is an enthusiastic professional with extensive experience in delivering and consulting on successful client outcomes and revenue growth by creating cutting-edge customer success/sales strategies while driving comprehensive organizational redesign processes. This experience – coupled with his strategic leadership skills and SaaS knowledge – has enabled Pejman to design, lead, and consult on programs for market leaders and startup organizations. Pejman holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MBA from Columbia Southern University.

  • David McLeod Board Advisor
    David McLeod Board Advisor
    David McLeod Board Advisor
    David McLeod Board Advisor

    David is an experienced Chief Information Security Officer with demonstrated success across multiple industries. Currently, David serves as the CISO for Cox Enterprises. He contributes skills in Privacy, Enterprise Risk Management, IT Strategy and Governance, and Information Risk Management to NopSec’s advisory team. His strong technology innovation background and history of building strong teams serves as additional product guidance for NopSec. David holds a BS, Computer Engineering from Clemson University.

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