Leadership

Doug Manoni
Founder & CEO

Doug Manoni is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CyberRisk Alliance. With over 25 years of experience in the information services industry, Doug is an innovative leader and an expert in applying transformative strategies. He has assembled a comprehensive portfolio including SC Media, InfoSec World, Security Leadership Exchanges, Cybersecurity Collaborative and Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum. Prior to founding CyberRisk Alliance, Doug was the CEO of SourceMedia and Founder and CEO of Wicks Business Information. Earlier, he was the COO and CFO of Cowles Business Media, and the Chairman of Connectiv. He serves as an Independent Director of Innodata, a publicly traded global digital services and solutions company.

John Whelan
President

John Whelan is President of CyberRisk Alliance. An experienced digital media executive with extensive experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, John was most recently Executive Vice President of HIMSS Media, a global non-profit serving the healthcare information and technology space. During his time at HIMSS, John oversaw the integration of several acquisitions and the rapid development of new product lines to drive growth and support HIMSS’ mission. Prior to joining HiMSS, John held senior management and business development roles at Summit Business Media, Wicks Business Information, SourceMedia (formerly Thomson Media) and Oxford University Press in the UK.

John Harrison
Chief Financial Officer

John Harrison is VP Finance & Administration of CyberRisk Alliance. Having joined the company in 2019, John has over 15 years year of experience as a Finance professional, and five years in senior management. As the CFO of The Real Deal John managed all aspects of Finance, including FP&A, Accounting, Operations, and Administration. In addition, John held the role of Director of Finance at venture capital backed start-up Some Spider Studios, and previously spent nearly a decade at Johnson & Johnson as a graduate of the Financial Leadership and Development Program. John is a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager, and is PE certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt. He holds degrees in Finance and Accounting from Lehigh University and a MBA from Pace University.

Ying Wong
Executive Vice President, People

Ying Wong is Executive Vice President of People at CyberRisk Alliance. Having more than 25 years of HR experience, Ying is responsible for the strategic direction, policy development and administration of human resources, including compensation, benefits, and organizational effectiveness. Ying previously served in numerous leadership positions most recently as Head of People at YouVisit, as SVP of Human Resources and Office Administration at SourceMedia and Thomson Reuters (formerly Thomson Financial). Ying is a graduate of New York University and Baruch College, and earned her masters in human resources management from New School University. Ying is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from Society for Human Resources Management. She holds certification in Mental Health Frist Aid and is a member of BEM HR/DEI Committee.

Bradford Rand
Founder & President, Cyber Security Summit & TECHEXPO Top Secret

Bradford Rand is the Founder and President of the Official Cyber Security Summit, TECHEXPO Top Secret. As a serial entrepreneur, he and his talented team have produced nearly 3,000 events since 1993. Under his leadership, the Cyber Security Summit has been rated “Top 5 Must-Attend InfoSec Conferences” featuring experts from The FBI, DHS/CISA, US Secret Service, The NSA, Google, IBM, Darktrace & more in over 30 cities. TECHEXPO is one of the nation’s premier hiring events for Defense, Intelligence & Cyber professionals. Rand is also Founder and President of RAND Luxury, which produces charity fundraisers for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Southampton Animal Shelter during its annual collector car Concours in The Hamptons, along with hosting film receptions during the Sundance Film Festival. Other notable events Bradford has produced include Go Green Expo, Fashion Career Expo and The Luxury Technology Show.

John DelMauro
Executive Vice President, CRA Events

John DelMauro is Executive Vice President of CRA Events, the company’s integrated events operation at CyberRisk Alliance. John has over 20 years of experience managing large portfolios and launching innovative, technology-focused events in various markets and sectors. As the President of NY-based CREtech, John led major live event introductions, international acquisitions and launched the industry’s largest virtual event with more than 5,000 participants. Prior to that, John was Senior VP, Conferences, Events and Subscriptions at Source Media, overseeing over 40 annual fintech, financial services, healthcare and technology events delivered in an extensive range of formats.

Parham Eftekhari
Executive Vice President, CRA Communities

Parham Eftekhari is a business executive specializing in cyber and national security. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, CRA Communities, leading its CISO services platform which consists of the Cybersecurity Collaborative and Cybersecurity Collaboration Forum. Parham also serves as the chairman of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT), the nation’s leading cybersecurity think tank, which he founded in 2014. Other leadership roles during his more than 15 years in this sector include co-founder and Vice President of research at the Government Technology Research Alliance, founder of the world’s first webcam cover manufacturer CamPatch, and Advisory Board member at the Ready Rock Institute. Parham has developed and authored multiple research publications, regularly engages with the media, and has addressed forums ranging from Congress, TED, RSA, and C-SPAN. In 2017, Parham was recognized by (ISC)2 for his contributions to the field of cybersecurity with the Most Valuable Industry Partner – Government Information Security Leadership Award.

Joe Haddock
Chief Digital Officer

Joe Haddock is Chief Digital Officer of CyberRisk Alliance. His role provides strategic, hands-on leadership to the organization with goals including scaling the digital platform, growing the total audience database, and expanding the range of products and services we provide. Joe has direct responsibility for managing the audience and data marketing teams; production (including ad ops) groups; and enterprise project management. Prior to joining CRA, Joe worked at HIMSS as VP, Digital Strategy. In that role, Joe architected and installed a digital platform to successfully support the growth of HIMSS’ annual global conference; launched HIMSSTV; and spearheaded the rapid expansion of HIMSS’ digital media and ABM capabilities. Joe has previously held senior-level technology leadership positions at Thomson Reuters; Wicks Business Media; the Daily Meal (Spanfeller Group); and American Lawyer Media (ALM).

Amy Hueppe
Vice President, Operational Excellence

As the Vice President of Operational Excellence, Amy is responsible for developing and optimizing daily operations for CRA. She oversees the annual planning processes, technology and initiative roadmaps, as well as product implementation, acquisition integration, and management of the customer success and sales operations teams. Amy has 25 years of experience in a broad range of roles in the events and media industry, most recently as the VP of Business Operations for Informa Markets’ manufacturing business unit.

Dave Kaye
Chief Revenue Officer

Dave Kaye is Chief Revenue Officer of CyberRisk Alliance. Previously, he was VP, Sales East at Future PLC, a global media company focused on the consumer, entertainment, and special interest media sectors, with responsibility for the tech and gaming products portfolio. Kaye has also held leadership roles at Informa and Xaxis, Group M’s programmatic media arm. For 10 years, Kaye worked at The Economist, rising to Chief Revenue Officer and Global Managing Director (Americas), where he unified cross functional departments to develop and marketing solutions across digital advertising, events, research, and content marketing formats.

Wayne Schepens
Chief Cyber Market Analyst

Wayne brings decades of security, product and marketing experience to CyberRisk Alliance, having lived what most of what cybersecurity marketing teams are going through. With an advanced technical pedigree that includes experience in the Intelligence community where he led software development efforts for military and critical infrastructure partners and succesfully launching a startup of his own, Wayne offers a unique perspective and keen understanding of the industry and a knack for boiling up deep concepts into intricate, differentiating messaging points for the marketplace, analyst community, and media. He holds a Master of Science degree from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Maritime College in Electrical Engineering.

Jessica Vose
Chief Commercial Officer

Jessica Vose is the Chief Commercial Officer at CyberRisk Alliance. Jessica brings 19 years of experience in high-tech and cybersecurity marketing and communications, both in agency and in-house assignments. Jessica’s range of accomplishments drove efforts from sales and internal communications, events marketing, management and executive coaching, presentation and media skills training, product marketing, content marketing, and demand generation. Jessica brings deep experience in cybersecurity-specific sales, content, and marketing from roles with Cylance, BlackBerry, SafeBreach and Zimperium and now with CyberRisk Alliance to ensure that our unique model continues to drive impact and efficiency for our valued clients and audiences. Jessica holds a master’s degree in Global Media and Communications from the American University of Paris, and a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.

Marcus Witte
Executive Vice President, CRA Connect

Marcus is a highly experienced and successful digital media executive with over 20 years of experience in film, advertising product strategy, client solutions, and creative services for some of the world’s largest online publishers and agencies. Marcus was most recently at Matterkind — part of the IPG network of agencies, which specializes in data-driven marketing activation for major brands, including Amazon, LEGO, AMEX, Geico, Nike, BMW and more. As EVP of Advisory Services at Matterkind, Witte played a key role in driving business development growth, advising clients on in-housing, campaign and channel strategies, technology infrastructure and change management to support their business objectives. Prior to Matterkind, Witte held senior integrated media leadership roles at SourceMedia (Arizent), About.com, and AOL.

Board of Directors

Bob Dethlefs
Chairman

Bob Dethlefs is a member of CyberRisk Alliance’s Board of Directors. Bob was the founder and former CEO of Evanta (which he sold to CEB/Gartner in 2016 for $285 million dollars). Under his leadership, Evanta organized 200(+) annual CXO conferences that attracted top leaders from 86% of the Fortune 2000 organizations. While at Evanta, Bob also created the CISO Coalition, a member-only community for CISOs from Fortune 2000 organizations, and founded the Professional Development Academy, a premier online leadership development academy that he developed with General Colin Powell, Marshall Goldsmith and over 160 CXOs from Fortune 1000 organizations.

Connor Dawson
Director

Connor Dawson is a member of CyberRisk Alliance’s Board of Directors. He is also a Principal of Growth Catalyst Partners, joining in January 2018 after having started in private equity at Wind Point Partners. Immediately prior to joining Growth Catalyst Partners, Connor co-founded Rhabit, an online sports coaching and media platform featuring over 75 of the most successful tour players and coaches in tennis. Connor began his career in the investment banking division of UBS where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity raises and strategic advisory for large and mid-cap global consumer and retail clients.

Malcolm Harkins
Hidden Layer

Malcolm Harkins is a member of CyberRisk Alliance’s Board of Directors. He is also the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Hidden Layer. He is responsible for enabling business growth through trusted infrastructure, systems, and business processes. Key areas of focus for Harkins include the ethics around technology risk, social responsibility, total cost of controls, and driving more industry accountability. He is also an independent board member and advisor. Previously Harkins was the Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cylance Inc. Harkins was also previously Vice President and Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at Intel Corporation. In that role, Harkins was responsible for managing the risk, controls, privacy, security, and other related compliance activities for all of Intel’s information assets, products, and services.

Scott Peters
Director

Scott Peters is a member of CyberRisk Alliance’s Board of Directors. He is also a co-founder and Managing Partner of Growth Catalyst Partners. Before that Scott was Co-President of The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (“JEGI”) and CEO of JEGI Capital LLC, a registered broker dealer, has represented a wide array of companies in an M&A advisory capacity over his career. Mr. Peters played an instrumental role in building JEGI to one of the top middle market investment banks serving the marketing, information, media and tech-enabled business services sectors. JEGI has led the Bloomberg M&A league tables in its core sectors since 2012. Mr. Peters sourced and managed 114 transactions with JEGI and is known as an innovative, strategic, and effective banker in his sectors.

Jim Tenbroek
Director

Jim TenBroek is a member of CyberRisk Alliance’s Board of Directors. He is also the co-founder and Managing Partner of Growth Catalyst Partners. Before that Jim played a leadership role in the growth and evolution of Wind Point Partners, a Chicago-based middle market private equity firm, over 19 years and five private equity funds. Since Jim joined as a Managing Director in 1997, Wind Point grew from $150 million of equity capital under management to over $2 billion when he departed in 2016. Jim is the former Chairman and current Executive Committee member of the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA). Jim’s industry focus has been primarily business, technology and consumer services, including information, marketing and tech-enabled business services. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for CyberRisk Alliance, Active Interest Media, Opus Agency, Beachfront Media and Trendline Interactive.

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