Mocana is led by an experienced team committed to protecting interconnected IoT devices and critical infrastructure.
David Smith brings nearly 30 years of experience to his role as Mocana’s president. In this position, he works closely with sales teams to drive shareholder value and improve alignment between all revenue-related functions.
Prior to joining Mocana, Dave held a variety of roles across security and technology companies ranging from sales to CEO to more. Most recently, he served as the CEO of KONEXUS where he led the company in their efforts to simplify mobile collaboration during a crisis . Dave also served as SVP of global sales and operations at CollabNet, SVP of global sales and enterprise success officer at WhiteHat Security, VP of global sales at GoGrid and FrontRange Solutions, senior VP of global sales at EdgeWave, and VP of American sales and service at 3Com.
David graduated from the Wharton School of Business on an executive acceleration program.
Jeanne Angelo Pardo comes to Mocana with more than 25 years of experience in senior financial positions, from technology start-ups to large, public companies.
Prior to joining Mocana as chief financial officer, Jeanne had her own CFO consulting practice for 10 years, advising primarily software companies. Her clients included a diverse set of market sectors including supply chain (Ultriva, Inc.), ad tech (Flurry, Inc.), and network management (LiveAction, Inc.).
Before starting her consulting practice, Jeanne served as CFO for DeCarta, Inc. and Pensare, and as treasurer for Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Jeanne graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in business economics. She holds a CPA certificate (inactive).
Srinivas Kumar has more than 30 years of hands-on engineering and management experience in computer networking and security.
Prior to joining Mocana, he was the CTO of TaaSera. He founded TaaSware in 2011 (acquired by TaaSera in 2012). During his time at TaaSware he served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at SRI International. Prior to that, he was a solutions architect in the networking and security business unit at VMware. He was previously the VP of engineering and solutions architect for identity-based access controls at Applied Identity, until it was acquired by Citrix. He has served in senior project and architect roles at Nortel, Lucent and TranSwitch. Earlier in his career, as engineering manager at Firearms Training Systems (acquired by Meggitt Training Systems), he led the design and development of real time marksmanship and squad engagement simulators for training law enforcement personnel and the military.
He holds 28 U.S. patents in the field of cyber-protection for IoT, cybersecurity, user and application identity-based access controls, network and endpoint security, and evidence based predictive analytics. He has led engineering efforts to certify products for common criteria, FIPS, DO-178, US DoD and NATO standards. He holds a BE degree in electrical engineering from Bombay University, and an MS degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clemson University.
As the VP of service provider and strategy at Mocana, Rolf O’Grady is responsible for customer-facing engineering and go-to-market strategies to ensure customers’ success. Rolf brings nearly 30 years of experience to this position and has been responsible for customer-facing engineering and go-to-market strategies for companies including NetScreen, Applied Identity and Juniper.
He also has experience in positioning an array to technologies into diverse market segments across international markets (EMEA, APAC and CALA).
Rolf received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Texas Wesleyan University in 1987.
Jon Mills brings more than 20 years of experience in both startup and large enterprise software and hardware companies to his role as Mocana’s senior VP of global sales.
Jon has held a variety of sales leadership roles in large enterprise companies, four of which were successfully acquired by blue chip firms such as Oracle & IBM. Prior to joining Mocana, Jon was in charge of Oracle’s middleware and security business where he drove significant and consistent year over year revenue growth. Jon joined Oracle as part of its acquisition of BEA where he ran one of their biggest global accounts. Prior to BEA, Jon was at Thor Technologies an enterprise identity and security management software leader where he led European sales.
Jon holds a bachelor’s degree in computing from the University of East Anglia, UK.
Bob Elias brings nearly 20 years of federal sales experience to his role as Mocana’s vice president of federal sales. In this position, he works closely across the sales and engineering teams to identify opportunities, develop solutions, deliver a high-quality product, drive shareholder value, while positioning Mocana for continued growth.
Prior to joining Mocana, Bob held a variety of roles across the federal space, holding positions in sales, business development, and operations. Most recently, he served as VP of sales for ManTech International where he led the sales effort across a large part of the federal space (including the Army, Air Force, various DoD agencies, and the Department of Energy). In this role he built a motivated and effective sales team that returned over $2 billion in awards while positioning ManTech to compete in the growing cybersecurity market.
Bob is a retired Army aviator and a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Additionally, he has received his MBA from Georgetown University.
Emily Miller brings over 14 years of experience supporting both physical and cybersecurity for the nation’s critical infrastructure. Prior to joining Mocana, Emily held a variety of roles in the federal government, both as a federal employee for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and as a prime contractor project manager for contracts with multiple federal agencies. In these roles, Emily worked exclusively in critical infrastructure protection across nearly every major economic industry, including defense, energy, emergency services, healthcare, food & agriculture, water, and transportation systems. Emily has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies, state, local and international partners, and senior government leaders to provide national level policy decision-making that protects the country from physical and cyber threats.
In addition, as a former member of the DHS Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), Emily has specific expertise with operational technology across critical sectors, including IIoT, embedded and control systems.
Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from Illinois Wesleyan University, and a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University.
Atul Gupta has more than 22 years of experience in engineering design and development of embedded devices, security protocols, and scalable cloud services platforms.
Prior to joining Mocana, he was the director of engineering at TaaSera designing scalable network traffic and flows based cyber threat analytics for preemptive breach detection. He has extensive experience in architecting and deploying robust and scalable solutions using cloud-based services, and he led the TaaSera network product migration to the AWS VPC cloud. Previously, he has held senior engineering roles in building complete communication and collaboration platforms. He has served as a technical led at Alacre Inc. in the field of gaming architectures and content rendering solutions for top-tier publishers. Prior to that he worked the Center for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) on embedded systems, networking, mobile and telephony protocols. He is a hands-on player and a strong analytical thinker with a can-do attitude. He is the inventor of nine patents in the field of cybersecurity and three patents in the field of communications and services convergence. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Panjab University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Delhi University.
Shreya Uchil has more than 15 years of experience in sales engineering, leading cross-functional teams to drive product development and launch, and program execution. She serves as a trusted technical advisor to client leaders helping match business needs and gaps to proposed solution.
Prior to joining Mocana, she was a senior sales engineer and solution consultant at Hughes Network Systems. She has extensive experience in leading full sales lifecycles from technical requirements analysis, proposal development, and proof of concept pilots to production handoffs. She is a hands-on technical manager with experience in embedded software development and web technologies. She is the co-inventor of eight patents in the field of cybersecurity. She holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics & communications engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India.
Alberto Yépez is a managing director at ForgePoint Capital (formerly Trident Capital Cybersecurity). He joined the Mocana board in August 2012.
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 Ingeniería in Lima, Perú.
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.
John Scull is a co-founding managing director of Southern Cross Venture Partners and is based in its Palo Alto, Calif. office. The firm also has 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 $1 billion in revenues.
John Scull earned an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma.