A deeply experienced team of business and security leaders
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 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.
Jill Aitoro is the Editorial Director of CyberRisk Alliance and serves as SC Media editor in chief. Having 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy, Jill has interviewed executives from Fortune 500 companies and government officials from around the globe, and is a regular speaker at conferences, on network and cable news outlets. Jill was previously editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. Prior to that she worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News. Jill has received multiple award honors for her reporting, editorial writing, and multimedia editorial projects and has been a regular fixture on local and cable news broadcasts, focusing on the intersection of business, technology, and government.
Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence
Matt Alderman is the Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence at CyberRisk Alliance and the host of Business Security Weekly. He was previously CEO of Security Weekly, which was acquired by CyberRisk Alliance in September 2020, Matt has 25+ years of experience as an information security, compliance, and risk management professional. Prior to Security Weekly, Matt was the Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer at Layered Insight, which was acquired by Qualys in October 2018, and the former VP of Strategy at Tenable. Matt holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (BS) and Computer Engineering (MS) from Case Western Reserve University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Chief Innovation Officer
Paul Asadoorian is the Chief Innovation Officer at CyberRisk Alliance. He is also the founder of Security Weekly, a security podcast network providing free security information to the community and security market validation to a wide variety of security companies. Paul is the primary host to several shows, including Paul’s Security Weekly and Enterprise Security Weekly, providing the security community with valuable knowledge and insights. Paul is also a founding member of Active Countermeasures, a startup dedicated to providing reliable sources of actionable intelligence. Previously Paul has held technical (and marketing) positions at Tenable Network Security, penetration testing firms, and universities. Paul has also spent time as an instructor for The SANS Institute, an IANS faculty member and has presented at security conferences including RSA, Derbycon, Brucon, SOURCE Conference and more.
Executive Vice President of Learning
John DelMauro is Executive Vice President of Learning, 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.
SVP & Executive Director, Cybersecurity Collaborative
Parham Eftekhari is Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Collaborative, a membership community that offers cybersecurity executives peer-to-peer collaboration and exclusive CISO created content. He was previously Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a cybersecurity think tank, where he curated thought leadership at the highest levels of industry and government and led strategic growth for the organization. Parham is a passionate advocate for national security, with an ever-growing catalogue of publications, media engagements, and speaking events.
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).
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.
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.
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
David Sigel is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications of CyberRisk Alliance. David is the Founder and CEO of Sheepdog, serving growth companies as a fractional marketing leader, working with their leadership and internal teams. David’s brand experience spans a diverse range of consumer and B2B categories, from DTC startups including Slice, Plated and Ladders to blue-chip leaders Citi, BMW, Travelers, Rocket Mortgage, Wall Street Journal and New York Stock Exchange. Prior to forming Sheepdog, David was with the renown creative agency Fallon for 26 years, most recently leading the account management department and the agency’s largest client relationships.
Vice President of People
Ying Wong is 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.
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 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 is a member of CyberRisk Alliance’s Board of Directors. He is also the Chief Security and Trust Officer for Cymatic. 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 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 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.