Our executive team consists of innovative leaders with decades of experience in risk management, security analytics, product development, business leadership and much more. Together with the broader Haystax family, they have built one of the world’s most advanced security analytics platforms, as well as award-winning incident management applications, helping public- and private-sector clients to gain a deep understanding of their risks and inform their mitigation and response activities.
Gary’s focus is to set strategy, assemble top talent, point the team in the right direction and let them do what they do best. Gary has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, technologist and CEO in the cybersecurity space. In his career he has bought and sold over a dozen companies and established himself as a thought leader in his space. Gary founded and built FishNet Security, the largest cybersecurity integrator in the world, and he also founded FireMon, the first software company focused on firewall policy orchestration. Gary graduated from DeVry University and was a proud member of the US Army National Guard.
Pete is responsible for executing on corporate strategy and leading Haystax Technology’s commercial, technical and operational teams. He brings to Haystax over 20 years of global software experience in driving customer success, revenue, profitability and enterprise value through a collaborative and disciplined framework. His prior experience includes executive leadership positions at InfoVista, Telarix and, most recently, Cyren. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Marketing from Penn State University.
Rob drives Haystax's technology roadmap and coordinates the efforts of our R&D, product and field engineering teams to implement new technology, features and capabilities into the company’s products. He brings more than 18 years of experience in building, deploying and supporting advanced analytic products for large and mission-critical enterprises. Rob holds a Masters in Engineering Management from The George Washington University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Andrew is responsible for all activities related to the company’s finances, as well as management of administrative, legal, tax, treasury and accounting concerns. He has over two decades of financial and operational experience in start-ups and new initiatives, including serving in similar positions in a number of other technology companies. He has raised venture funding, worked through successful company exits and post-acquisition integrations, and has extensive experience in intellectual property issues. Andrew earned his MBA from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Williams College.
Jaffrey brings more than 19 years of operating experience in technology companies, developing and scaling a wide array of products and businesses. He has significant experience with early-stage companies, having led product management, product strategy and marketing for four different Red Herring Top 100 award-winning companies and four Gartner Cool Vendors/Visionaries/Leaders quadrant product lines. Jaffrey graduated with a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts with Special Honors in Economics from the University of Texas in Austin.
Michael leads the development team responsible for the software created at Haystax Technology. He has over 18 years of professional software development experience, ranging from 3D graphics rendering, analytics work and mobile app development to full-stack web application development and operations. Michael has a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University.