Bob Lyle

Bob brings 25 years of mobile experience to SpyCloud’s leadership team. With a background in the device security and IP licensing spaces, he leads SpyCloud’s efforts to engage with the mobile ecosystem to best serve enterprises and consumers globally and protect them from account takeover (ATO).

In parallel, Bob is also the Chair of GSMA’s Device Security Group (DSG), which advises mobile network operators, mobile device OEMs, and mobile ISVs on device security, theft, malware and spyware protections and assists with industry recommendations and standards around device security matters.

Prior to SpyCloud, Bob co-founded and served as CEO of a mobile device enterprise security software company, which he led to a successful exit in just 18 months. Earlier in his career, Bob held leadership roles at Samsung, Motorola, Qualcomm, and multiple venture-funded startups.

Bob was a Fulbright Scholar for part of his Master’s work in Electrical Engineering (MSEE and BSEE from Purdue University), and holds an Executive MBA from Arizona State University.

Nada Lulic

Nada has led and delivered comprehensive, strategic human resources programs for growing technology companies for more than 20 years. Prior to joining SpyCloud, she was Director of Employee Success at Zenoss, where she created and implemented culture-building programs in talent acquisition, onboarding, compensation, talent management, retention, and performance coaching. As Senior HR Business Partner at VRBO (formerly HomeAway), she worked with a global team to deliver HR programs and led change management initiatives during acquisitions, integrations, site closures, and reorganizations. She has also designed and supported compliance programs including Affirmative Action, GDPR, and E-Verify. Nada attended Reed College in Portland, OR and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Public Policy from St Edward’s University.

Heather Smith

Heather has more than fifteen years of experience in marketing leadership roles. Prior to joining SpyCloud, Heather ran events, field marketing and customer briefings at Rackspace, and created the company’s first hosted events platform, Rackspace::Solve, which engaged over 6,000 IT decisions makers across the globe between 2014 and 2018. She also led North America marketing for arcplan, a Germany-based business intelligence software firm that was acquired by Longview Solutions; and digital marketing for ActiveStrategy, which was acquired by The Advisory Board Company.

Outside of work, Heather enjoys playing and designing board games (she is co-creator of Valiant Universe: The Deckbuilding Game and Vikings: The Board Game).

Heather holds a B.S. in Information Technology and a B.A. in Film/Video from the Pennsylvania State University.

Ronak Patel

Ronak Patel has held senior and lead roles in Software Development over the last 10 years, for companies of various industries and sizes.

In 2008, Ronak started his career at IBM in the Global Business Services group implementing smart meter data management systems for utilities. While at IBM, he helped build an automated outage management system that interfaced realtime smart meters with mainframe systems.

In 2013, Ronak joined Waterfall, a mobile messaging start-up, as the Lead Platform Engineer. There he expanded the platform to include seamless messaging over social media services and helped scale up the platform to handle large SMS campaigns.

In 2014, Ronak joined ReIntent, an automated contact enrichment and sales prospecting start-up, as the Lead Software Engineer and first hire. At ReIntent, Ronak built an automated, scalable solution that powers contact enrichment for large enterprises such as S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Ronak holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Chip Witt

Chip Witt has nearly twenty years of diverse technology experience, including product management and operations leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Webroot, VMware, Alcatel, and Appthority. He is currently the Vice President of Product Management and oversees the Customer Success Program at SpyCloud, which provides cloud-based security services to help businesses of all sizes prevent data breaches and account takeover attacks by alerting when employee or company assets have been compromised. Chip works closely with field intelligence teams specializing in OSINT and HUMINT tradecraft, actor attribution and underground monitoring.

Jason Lancaster

Jason began his career performing pen testing, designing and implementing secure network infrastructures. First as a government contractor and then at a Fortune 500 healthcare company. In 2003, he joined TippingPoint where he held several roles including SE Director. TippingPoint was acquired by 3Com in 2005 and later by HP in 2010.

At HP, Jason ran a cross-functional team as Director with the Office of Advanced Technology. In 2013, Jason co-founded HP Field Intelligence, as part of the Security Research organization, delivering actionable threat intelligence to a wide audience.

Jason spent 15 months at a cloud security start-up CloudPassage prior to joining SpyCloud where he leads the Investigations team.

Chris LaConte

Chris has a proven history of helping organizations rapidly grow through partnerships, leading the strategic roadmap and guiding them through new markets and opportunities. As Chief Strategy Officer, Chris LaConte is responsible for identifying, closing and maintaining SpyCloud’s strategic relationships and helping us shape and execute on our strategic vision.

Before joining SpyCloud, Chris was Senior Vice President of Emerging Growth at Green Dot (NYSE: GDOT), the nation’s largest provider of prepaid cards and an emerging player in Financial Technology. During his tenure, he was a key player in the design and launch of their Disbursement Platform including the launch Uber’s Instant Pay service. Chris began his career with Higher One where he spent thirteen years helping grow the early-stage fin-tech startup into a publicly-traded company which reached over a billion-dollar valuation on the NYSE. Ultimately he was named Senior Vice President of Corporate Development due to his success in completing multiple acquisitions, successfully executing their IPO, and signing critical strategic partnerships with some of the country’s largest technology and financial services companies.

Chris is a big fan of traveling and has had the opportunity to participate in some of the world’s most exciting events and festivals with the highlights being running with the bulls in Pamplona and helping to take care of elephants at a sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In his downtime he enjoys hiking, golfing and spending time with his wife and their dog, Coco. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing at Southern Connecticut State University after transferring from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Jerry Karels

Jerry has held sales and sales leadership positions for a variety of companies in the network security and network infrastructure sectors. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Jerry has specialized in joining companies early in their development, helping them establish initial success and then building sustainable revenue growth.

Tipping Point, Netscreen (Juniper), Riverbed, Talari Networks, Extreme Networks and FORE Systems are among the market leaders for whom Jerry has worked. For both Tipping Point and Netscreen, he helped establish strategic partnerships with several large North American MSSPs, including AT&T, Verizon and Telus.

Jerry holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from SMU.

Jennifer Parker-Snider

Jennifer Parker-Snider serves as Chief Financial Officer. She brings to the company more than 25 years of strategic planning, financial management, and global sales operations experience with both early stage growth companies as well as publicly-traded, multi-national organizations including Apple, HP and Arthur Andersen. She is responsible for all aspects of SpyCloud’s corporate finance, legal and human resource operations.

Prior to joining SpyCloud, Jennifer served as Chief Financial Officer at NSS Labs, an independent cybersecurity research and testing company. Before NSS, Jennifer served as Vice President at Click Security responsible for financial planning and sales operations activities. Jennifer was Director of Worldwide Sales Operations for HP’s $700 million Enterprise Security Products Group. Jennifer joined HP through its acquisition of 3Com and previously TippingPoint Technologies, where she served as Director of Finance. In addition to her 15 year experience in the cybersecurity industry, Jennifer has led finance teams for Apple in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions and worked at Arthur Andersen in the Strategic Valuation Services Group.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Farmer School of Business of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Alen Puzic

Alen took a plunge into the world of entrepreneurship at age 16 when he designed and sold a block cipher algorithm to a prominent software solutions provider. A year later he launched his first startup, MyriadGalleries, one of the world’s first artist-centric online art marketplaces focused on connecting underserved artists from all over the world with prominent art collectors and galleries.

In 2006, Alen joined IBM where he worked on creating a dynamic support documentation platform serving hundreds of thousands of customers. In 2007, he transitioned to IBM’s Linux Technology Center where he contributed to system enhancements for IBM enterprise servers running RedHat and SuSe Linux distributions. A year later, Alen joined IBM’s AIX OS division where he worked on implementing the OS IPv6 network stack, SSL encryption and OVF (Open Virtualization Format).

In 2010, Alen left IBM to join TippingPoint, a prominent security company that specializes in Intrusion Prevention Systems. At TippingPoint, he was a security researcher focused on web exploit toolkits and automated malware classification systems.

In 2012, Alen founded PwnedList, a startup that focused on protecting customers by alerting them of their risk exposure resulting from 3rd party breached credentials. PwnedList was acquired by InfoArmor in 2013, where he served as VP of Development until 2016.
Alen holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Texas at Austin.