Mocana is led by an experienced team committed to protecting cities, countries and families.
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, Mr. Smith 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 . Mr. Smith also served as SVP of Global Sales and Operations at CollabNet, SVP of Global Sales and Enterprise Success Officer at WhiteHat Security, the VP of Global Sales at GoGrid and FrontRange Solutions, the Senior VP of Global Sales at EdgeWave, the VP of American Sales and Service at 3Com.
David graduated from the Wharton Business School 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, Ms. Pardo had her own CFO consulting practice for ten 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, Ms. Pardo served as CFO for DeCarta, Inc. and Pensare, and as Treasurer for Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Ms. Pardo graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BS 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 is the inventor of 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 Customer Success at Mocana, Rolf O’Grady is responsible for customer-facing engineering and Go-To-Market strategies to ensure customers’ success. Mr. O’Grady brings nearly 30 years of experience to this position, including his position as Director of the Center of Excellence Cloud Builders and Director of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, VP of Engineering & Technical Services and Director of Systems Engineering at Applied Identity. He also has experience in positioning an array to technologies into diverse market segments across International Markets (EMEA, APAC and CALA).
Mr. O’Grady received his Bachelors in Mathematics from Texas Wesleyan University in 1987.
Alberto Yépez is a Managing Director at ForgePoint Capital (formerly Trident Capital Cybersecurity). 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 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 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.
William (Bill) Diotte is a technology entrepreneur, advisor and Board Member with over 20 years of experience in working with tech-driven companies from startup stage to Fortine 500.
Prior to joining Mocana, he was the co-founder and CEO of software defined networking pioneer BroadHop Inc., acquired by Cisco. Starting off his career as a manufacturing engineer, he became an executive and managing director with both Gemini and SRI Consulting serving high tech companies in the software and telecom markets. Bill has also served as a Board Member to LiveAction, Inc., and is an investor and advisor to several companies in the software infrastructure and security space.
In addition to his passion for winter sports, his favorite business hobby is working with young and scaling companies that are set on disrupting or creating new markets.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, a MBA from the Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario and is an alumnus of the International Business Program at the Stockholm School of Economics.