Leadership Team

Nat Maple
Chief Executive Officer

Nat is an accomplished Cybersecurity software executive with experience leading sales, marketing, eCommerce, product management and engineering teams; in both enterprise and consumer businesses over the past 25 years. Nat has a strong track record of scaling worldwide businesses ranging from $2M to over $1.3B in annual revenues, with a focus on recurring subscription models. Nat previously held senior executive roles at Symantec and Acronis in addition to his tenure at Intel and Merisel.

Stewart Rose
President

As President of ThreatReady – Stewart leverages his experience having been founder of several companies including Truebridge Inc., 46 Financial and KFS. Through his previous roles in sales, marketing, and senior management, he has led the growth of leading brands including Paine Weber, McCann Erickson, Citicorp, and Fidelity Investments. Stewart’s focus has been to combine technology and the principles of sound marketing to change consumer behaviour in a way that generated more revenue.

Patti Caswell
Vice President of Customer Service and Operations

Patti has over 20 years of client service and relationship management experience. At SAI Global and Integrity Interactive she worked closely with companies of all industries and sizes to ensure successful implementations of their global Ethics and Compliance training programs in multiple languages. Patti has extensive experience strategically defining and deploying annual learning curriculums that help companies mitigate priority corporate risks. Previous experience includes SAI Global, Integrity Interactive, IBM and OpenOrders.

Jon Cook
Chief Financial Officer

Jon brings over thirty years of senior level financial management experience.  Jon initially spent three years as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand in their audit practice. He then worked as the International Financial Controller for Waters Corporation and Prime Computer, before serving as the CFO/COO of seven high tech companies, five of which were early stage. These companies included Access Technology (acquired by CompuServe), AVID Technology (IPO/ Public), and Integrity Interactive (private equity acquisition and subsequent sale to SAI Global).

Kirsten Liston
Vice President of Product & Market Strategy

Kirsten specializes in designing compelling learning products that genuinely change behavior – her effective approach blends the best ideas from learning theory, brain science, and digital marketing. Previously, Kirsten led product strategy for the learning businesses within SAI Global and Integrity Interactive, both market leaders in corporate compliance risk management. After 15+ years of working closely with Fortune 500 and Global 2000 clients, she is deeply familiar with the challenge of trying to communicate a unified risk management message across a diverse, global employee base. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College, a certified compliance and ethics professional, and a highly-engaging speaker. Her articles have been published in Compliance & Ethics Magazine, Compliance & Ethics Professional, Compliance Week, and Directors and Boards magazine.

Bill Williams
VP, US Sales

Bill is a Business Development professional with 20 years of experience in the learning and development space. His expertise includes planning and executing sales strategy and building sales teams from the ground up. He has been involved in several start-ups and has strong knowledge of all aspects of building a business from sales and marketing to business strategy and management. Bill’s previous experience include Pluralsight (co-founder), DevelopMentor, MVP training, and consulting for various start-ups. Bill is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BS in Marketing and Finance.

Gert Veendal
VP, EMEA Sales

Gert is a forward thinking seasoned Sales leader with a successful career in growing Sales for High-Tech and e-Learning companies in EMEA. He has been working with multiple early stage as well as large software companies and specializes in improving sales, strategy, teams and organizations. Gert holds a BA in Education and has a +20 year experience in relevant management positions with leading Internet Security and Education companies. Previous engagements include AVID Technology (IPO/ Public), Brightmail (Acquisition), Symantec and most recently Blackboard.

Dean Fossella
Vice President of Technology

Dean has worked at the intersection of content and technology for the past 20 years. While at Thomson Corporation he focused on developing new e-learning solutions as well as building new technology programs. At SAI Global he managed content development, production and delivery to fortune 1000 customers as SVP of Product Technology. Previous experience includes SAI Global, Jones and Bartlett Learning, and Cengage Learning.

Advisors

Marcus McInnis
COO at Lone Star International

Marcus McInnis is an award winning executive in the development of Cyber Security solutions for the commercial, intelligence and federal marketspace. As the Director of Operations for Lockheed Martin’s Cybersecurity Innovation Center, he provided the full range of system security solutions for complex enterprise and system environments contributing to over $2 billion in new business growth. As an advocate for increased security awareness he promoted the concepts of brand assurance while developing internal cybersecurity practices and policies across a $40 billion corporation. Previously, Mr. McInnis was the Program Director for the $200 million integration of new security technology and architecture across the FBI enterprise, and he contributed to cybersecurity capabilities and services to other three-letter intelligence agency clients. As a Research Director, he managed 21 research programs as part of a $100 million R&D portfolio to include the development of innovative approaches to multilevel security and cloud computing environments for information systems. Earlier, Marcus was the Program Manager of various Information Warfare programs for the USN and Defense Intelligence Agency with a focus on all source collection. Marcus has an MS in Aerospace Engineering, MPA from the George Washington University and is a graduate of the National Defense University and the US Naval Test Pilot School. He holds /has held professional certifications in Program Management, Enterprise Architecture and Information Security.

Martin Clements
CMG OBE

Until recently Martin was a Director General responsible for Technology and Transformation at the United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, where he gained an outstanding vantage point on global cyber security. After three decades of British Government service Martin headed a major technology, data and cyber development portfolio, including defensive and offensive cyber, combining an understanding of emerging cyber threats with knowledge of their practical mitigations. Previously an audit committee member and senior information risk owner for some of the UK’s most secure information technology, Martin has considerable risk management experience. Until retirement in 2016, he oversaw the work of the Chief Information Officer, Technical and Cyber Operations, the Chief Data Officer, Chief Scientific Advisor and a world class technology park. Martin worked across the British Government with counterparts on main boards, in particular on national security-related information risk questions, and was responsible for engagement with industry as well as with close allies – especially the US – on technology, data and cyber matters. He has previous military service, including in UK Special Forces.

Henry L. Roediger, III
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University | Co-Author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Henry L. Roediger, III is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated with a B.A in Psychology from Washington & Lee University (1969) and received his Ph.D. from Yale University (1973). Roediger’s research has centered on human learning and memory, and he has published about 300 articles and chapters, mostly on various aspects of cognitive processes involved in remembering. His recent research has focused on illusions of memory (how we sometimes remember events differently from the way they actually occurred); effects of testing memory (how retrieving events from memory can change their representation, often making them more likely to be retrieved in the future). He has recently undertaken the empirical study of collective or historical memory, how people in a group remember their past. He has published three textbooks that have been through a combined total of 23 editions. He is co-author of Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, published in 2014. In addition, Roediger has edited or co-edited ten other books. Roediger served as editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition (1985-1989) and was founding editor of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (1994-1999). He has served as President of the Association for Psychological Science (2003-2004), Chair of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society (1989-1990), President of the Midwestern Psychological Association (1992-1993), President of Division 3 (Experimental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (1999-2000), and Chair of the Society of Experimental Psychologists (2003-2004). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Education Research Association. He held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993-1994. In 2008 Roediger received the Howard Crosby Warren Medal from the Society of Experimental Psychologists for his work on illusory memories. In 2008 he received the Arthur Holly Compton Faculty Achievement Award from Washington University. In 2012 the Association for Psychological Science honored him as a William James Fellow for lifetime achievements in psychology.

Cynthia Larose
Chair of Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Practice | Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Cynthia Larose is Chair of Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Practice and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP). Cynthia provides guidance and counseling to public and private companies, alike, in a wide variety of industries on privacy, data security, and information management matters, including state, federal, and international laws and regulations on the use and transfer of information, behavioral advertising, data security breach compliance and incident response, data breach incident response planning, as well as data transfers in the context of mergers and acquisitions and technology transactions. She conducts privacy audits and risk assessments to determine data and transaction flow and to assess privacy practices and assists with drafting and implementation of privacy policies and information security policies and procedures and monitoring of privacy “best practices” across all levels of the enterprise. Generally, Cynthia has broad experience in technology and business law, including online contracting issues, licensing, domain name issues, software development, and complex outsourcing transactions. Cynthia received her JD and MS from Boston University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts.

Peter Schablik
Partner of WeiserMazars LLP Banking and GRC Practice | Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)

Peter Schablik is a Partner responsible for WeiserMazars LLP’s banking and governance, risk and control (GRC) practice. He provides a wide range of information technology, security and privacy services to clients. Services provided include cybersecurity risk and readiness assessments, internal audit co-sourcing, policy development, third party examination reports such as SSAE 16 reviews, and infrastructure assessments. Peter previously held GRC leadership roles with Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton and has more than 30 years of industry experience with internal audit, external audit and management consulting. Peter received his BBA in Accounting and MBA in Finance and MIS from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He serves on the board of the University of Massachusetts Charlton business school and participates in cybersecurity research initiatives

Paul Basson
Advisor

Paul is an advisor and has been a senior executive in eight high tech growth companies. These companies included Access Technology (acquired by CompuServe), AVID Technology (IPO/ Public), and Integrity Interactive (private equity acquisition and subsequent sale to SAI Global).

Holger Kunst
Chief of Information Officer at Infinex

Holger has 15 years of experience in information technology, strategic implementation and analytics. He was an early innovator in Internet technology and has an extensive background in web development, relational database design and client server system implementation. Holger has used his analytical expertise in building financial models and establishing relevant metrics along with skills in project management to help several companies successfully implement their strategic vision. At Separation Technologies, Inc., Holger was responsible for all IT initiatives, maintaining complex control systems, and management of one of their production units. He developed a cost analysis system that allowed the company to build better strategic pricing and capital investment strategies. Earlier, Holger founded digital-investor.de, one of the first companies in Germany to build an Internet system for aggregating financial information for retail investors. He was responsible for developing marketing alliances (including Deutsche Bank), which resulted in over 10,000 daily subscribers. At Tonger Publishing, Holger built a technology platform and reorganized internal processes that resulted in more than doubling of overall efficiency. Holger has a “Diplom-Kaufmann” degree (graduate degree in business administration) from the University of Cologne.

Jim Rose
Chief Marketing Officer at InterSystems – Former Head of Advertising

Jim has spent the last 30+ years in the marketing of technology products. He started his career on the agency side working at leading marketing agencies McCann-Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather, and FCB working with clients such as Texas Instruments, Xerox, Compaq Computer, AT&T and Lucent. After moving to the client side Jim was in charge of branding and marketing for the IBM Software Group, then ran marketing for the Citibank Internet Payment Products group and oversaw all corporate marketing and communications for Symantec – the world’s largest provider of internet protection products and services. While at Symantec, Jim became immersed in computer security issues – from complicated Stuxnet attacks to simple email phishing schemes. During those eight years two things became obvious: 1) The Achilles heel of every security system is the user, and 2) None of the existing training systems are adequately changing user behavior. Throughout his career Jim has studies and experimented with techniques for understanding and modifying human perceptions and behaviors. Jim received a BS in Aerospace Technology from Indiana State University and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot certificate.