Mobilize anything, securely.

Mocana securely mobilizes enterprise data and protects millions of the smart connected devices that comprise the Internet of Things. The company’s award-winning enterprise mobile app security platform provides organizations with an easy way to deliver business-critical mobile apps, with a high-quality end user experience, tap-and-go simplicity and strong security, for internal and external users. Mocana's customers include Fortune 50 enterprises, government agencies and the world’s leading smart device manufacturers.

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Our Smart Team

Employee Spotlight

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Sanjay Kalyanasundaram
Director, Developer Relations

Sanjay truly believes that there should be nothing between the creators of great software experiences and their users. He loves working with customers building an awesome new user experience in the enterprise. Being a software engineer, he also runs a vibrant developer community that has grown exponentially. He loves that he is able to see the both sides of the platform – creators and the consumers of truly amazing mobile apps – and spends his time figuring how best to enable the creators to reach users in the enterprise. he likes that everything he learnt building software, working in start ups and creating mobile experiences in the past is now put to great use in shaping Mocana’s incredible platform for the truly mobile enterprise. He is in the middle of getting everyone he knows to be truly mobile - just iPhone and iPads, no laptops . He also believes, when you have not been taught to do something, you don’t have to be great at it - you just need to keep trying – which explains his golf game.

Management Team

James Isaacs
CEO

James Isaacs is a technology industry veteran with more than 20 years in key management roles at successful Silicon Valley companies. James joined Mocana from 41st Parameter, a SaaS provider of security, monitoring and fraud prevention services for Internet and mobile ecommerce transactions, where he served as EVP Sales, Operations & Business Development. Prior to that, James was vice president of Concentric Network Corporation, and part of the management team that achieved a successful acquisition of the company by XO Networks. He also served as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales & Alliances at mobile computing pioneer Danger, Inc. which was acquired by Microsoft. James also has held a variety of senior marketing roles at Apple, and been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Khosla Ventures. He has an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, and a BA degree in International Relations from Stanford University.

 

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John Aisien
SVP, Marketing and Corporate Development

John leads corporate development and marketing at Mocana. He brings a wealth of relevant experience as a successful enterprise software go to market executive, spanning roles in strategy & IT consulting, and successful stints running marketing & business development functions in both fledgling & large enterprise software firms. John was most recently VP Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, which encompasses solutions for mobile application security & platform services for IoT applications, amongst other application platform technologies. John joined Oracle as part of its acquisition of Thor Technologies, an enterprise identity and security management software leader, in November 2005. At Thor, he ran marketing, product management & business development, was instrumental in re-engineering its branding & positioning, and in establishing & managing its partnerships with RSA Security & Accenture, amongst others. Prior to Thor, John also completed stints as a strategy & IT consultant at Deloitte Consulting & Gemini Consulting.
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James Blaisdell
CTO

James Blaisdell is CTO of Mocana, and one of the world's most respected experts on embedded security. Under his leadership, Mocana's research and development team has created entirely new technologies for device security, device and app management and embedded cryptography, for which they have received numerous patents. Mocana's Office of the CTO consults directly to some of the most prestigious and sensitive security organizations in the world, both public and private, military and commercial. Previously, Mr. Blaisdell held the role of Principal Engineer of the handheld group at Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, James was founder and chief technology officer at RapidLogic, Inc (later acquired by WindRiver) a company focusing on device management for embedded systems. James conceived, developed and led several key RapidLogic products, including the RapidControl Backplane (the first unified object management database), RapidControl for Web (a web-based management system), RapidControl for CLI (Cisco Craft Interface), and MIBway (Legacy SNMP interface). At WindRiver, James led the architecture and design for WindManage, a 2002 InterOp best-of-show finalist. James also consulted with Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems, RedBack Networks, Tut Systems, PairGain, Brocade Communications, and other leading network and telecom companies on their embedded systems offerings.

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Alan Brenner
Chief Product Officer

Alan Brenner's extensive experience building secure global platforms and enterprise-grade products and services makes him uniquely qualified to extend Mocana's lead in the exploding enterprise smart device security market. Brenner reports to Mocana CEO James Isaacs and leads Mocana's product and engineering development efforts.

Most recently Brenner was senior vice president, BlackBerry Platform Services at RIM, responsible for the development and delivery of RIM's end-to-end services platform. During his tenure, those platforms included BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), BlackBerry Enterprise Software (BES), BlackBerry Internet Software (BIS) and BlackBerry App World among others. Previously, Brenner was a senior vice president at Sun Microsystems, responsible for the J2ME Java Mobile Enterprise Platform, Java Card, Open Office and other Sun software businesses.

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Peter Graham
VP, Worldwide Sales

Peter has successfully sold new and transformative security and technology innovations to over 200+ global Fortune 1000 OEMS and Enterprises, including contributing to robust sales growth at Mocana. Prior to Mocana, Peter served as Sr. Director and GM for publicly traded Certicom Corp, driving majority of Certicom's annual revenue growth and international expansion, eventually leading to the successful acquistion by Research in Motion. Before Certicom, Peter was the first sales headcount and lead sales for security provider Consensus Development, ultimately leading to the acquistion by Certicom Corp, within two years. Prior to these roles, Peter had Sales VP level roles at an early Java source software Silicon Valley company acquired by Juniper, and VP level roles at Wells Fargo. In his spare time, Peter roots for the Golden State Warriors, and continues to believe they can mount back/ back winning seasons.

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Alan Panezic
Vice President of Products

Alan Panezic is vice president of products and leads the company's product management and product marketing activities. Prior to joining Mocana, he partnered in a software development company creating custom mobile applications for Fortune 500 companies. Before that, he served in numerous executive-level positions for 12 years at Research In Motion (RIM) where he ran the company's enterprise business, services business, and developer strategy organization. He also had extensive IT consulting experience prior to joining RIM. Panezic holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and holds the designation of Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.

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Sandy Taylor
CFO

Sandy has a wealth of experience as financial executive starting with a solid grounding of 8 years in public accounting at KPMG and is a CPA. Sandy has deep experience in growing entrepreneurial software ventures. She was VP Finance at Respond Networks, online lead generation, reporting to the CEO guiding the growth of the company through its acquisition. She was VP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Danger, Inc., Smartphone software platform, through its growth from zero to $100 Million/year revenue, attainment of profitability, S-1 filing for a public offering and ultimate acquisition by Microsoft for $500 Million in cash. She went on to be CFO at Zong, a successful mobile payments company, which grew to scale size and was successfully sold to Paypal in a $240 million cash transaction. Post acquisition she became CFO of Paypal Mobile. Most recently she was CFO of Work4Labs, social recruiting, in San Francisco before joining Mocana.

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Board of Directors

Alberto Yépez
Chairman of the Board

Alberto Yépez is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mocana Corporation and a Managing Director of Trident Capital. He joined the Mocana board in August 2012 and became Chairman in March 2013.

Alberto has more than 25 years of experience in growing innovative, industry-leading technology companies. He is an experienced investor and serial entrepreneur, actively investing in IT Security, Enterprise Software and Mobility.

Alberto is Chairman of the Board of AlienVault and Neohapsis, serves on the boards of AirTight Networks, BlueCat, and HyTrust and was an observer on the Qualys (QLYS) Board of Directors. In addition to his board work on behalf of Trident, Alberto is on the Board of Coveo, the Board of Trustees of the University of San Francisco and is Chairman of the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC).

Alberto's past Directorships include Solera Networks (acquired by Blue Coat Systems), enCommerce (acquired by Entrust), Entrust (ENTU - acquired by Thoma Bravo), Third Brigade (acquired by Trend Micro), Thor Technologies (acquired by Oracle) and Vitria (VITR - taken private).

Prior to Trident, Alberto was a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record in building global businesses and leading them to successful exits. He was founder, Chairman & CEO of enCommerce, co-CEO & President of Entrust (ENTU) and Chairman & CEO of Thor Technologies, and held senior management positions at Oracle and Apple. He is an angel investor in Apigee and Securent (acquired by Cisco).

In addition, Alberto worked as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Warburg Pincus, served as Executive Chairman of a Bain Capital portfolio company, and was a consultant to the US Department of Defense as part of the DeVenCI Initiative. He is currently a member of the World Economic Forum as part of the Technology Pioneers Program.

Born and raised in Perú, Alberto earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Electronic Physics from the University of San Francisco; attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria in Lima, Perú.

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James Blaisdell
CTO

James Blaisdell is CTO of Mocana, and one of the world's most respected experts on embedded security. Under his leadership, Mocana's research and development team has created entirely new technologies for device security, device and app management and embedded cryptography, for which they have received numerous patents. Mocana's Office of the CTO consults directly to some of the most prestigious and sensitive security organizations in the world, both public and private, military and commercial. Previously, Mr. Blaisdell held the role of Principal Engineer of the handheld group at Kenamea. Prior to Kenamea, James was founder and chief technology officer at RapidLogic, Inc (later acquired by WindRiver) a company focusing on device management for embedded systems. James conceived, developed and led several key RapidLogic products, including the RapidControl Backplane (the first unified object management database), RapidControl for Web (a web-based management system), RapidControl for CLI (Cisco Craft Interface), and MIBway (Legacy SNMP interface). At WindRiver, James led the architecture and design for WindManage, a 2002 InterOp best-of-show finalist. James also consulted with Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems, RedBack Networks, Tut Systems, PairGain, Brocade Communications, and other leading network and telecom companies on their embedded systems offerings.

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Rob Coneybeer
Shasta Ventures

Rob Coneybeer brings to Shasta Ventures deep experience in building early-stage companies. Prior to co-founding Shasta Ventures, he was a general partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) where he led 15 investments in core infrastructure technologies spanning semiconductors, software and networking equipment.

Prior to joining the venture capital industry, Rob served as a lead integration and test engineer in the Astro Space division of Martin Marietta. While at Martin Marietta, Rob helped build the first EchoStar spacecraft.

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James Isaacs
CEO

James Isaacs is a technology industry veteran with more than 20 years in key management roles at successful Silicon Valley companies. James joined Mocana from 41st Parameter, a SaaS provider of security, monitoring and fraud prevention services for Internet and mobile ecommerce transactions, where he served as EVP Sales, Operations & Business Development. Prior to that, James was vice president of Concentric Network Corporation, and part of the management team that achieved a successful acquisition of the company by XO Networks. He also served as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales & Alliances at mobile computing pioneer Danger, Inc. which was acquired by Microsoft. James also has held a variety of senior marketing roles at Apple, and been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Khosla Ventures. He has an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, and a BA degree in International Relations from Stanford University.

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John Scull
Southern Cross Venture Partners

John Scull is a co-founding Managing Director of Southern Cross Venture Partners and is based in its Palo Alto office. The firm also as an office in Sydney, Australia and a strategic partnership with Softbank China Venture Capital based in Shanghai & Beijing. John is also on the investment committee of Blackbird Ventures, an affiliated micro-VC fund based in Sydney Australia, which is focused on internet start ups. Previously, he was a Venture Partner and member of the investment committee of the venture capital firm Allen & Buckeridge.

Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, John had a successful 20-year operational career with leading edge technology companies primarily in Silicon Valley. He has been the CEO of two successful venture backed software companies (Macromind, which merged to form Macromedia (MACR) and PF.Magic, which was successfully sold to The Learning Company). John was also an innovative marketing executive at Apple Computer, where he helped launch the Macintosh personal computer and then started and grew the company's Desktop Publishing business to over US$1B in revenues.

John Scull holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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Awards

Mocana is fortunate to have garnered many awards over the years, including the “2012 Technology Pioneer” award from the World Economic Forum in Geneva, a “2012 Cool Company” award fromGartner, a nod as one of the “Top 100 Privately Held Technology Companies in the World” from Red Herring and Frost & Sullivan’s “Technology Innovation of the Year” award. Below are a few of these,and other honors bestowed on Mocana and our products.

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EVENTS

Catch us at one of our upcoming events.

SINET: Innovation Summit NYC, July 17
Black Hat USA 2014, August 6-7
Gartner Catalyst, August 11-14
SINET: Global Summit, September 1

 

 

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