Management ¦ Kudelski Security


Rich Fennessy

CEO of Kudelski Security

Rich Fennessy is the CEO of Kudelski Security. He leads the global cybersecurity business, focusing on the global expansion of the Group’s cybersecurity activities as well as broadening Kudelski Security’s solution offerings.

Rich has a proven track record as a successful Fortune 500 CEO with 28 years of international management experience in the technology industry. After 17 years at IBM, where he held various sales & marketing executive roles, he has been a successful President and CEO of several technology companies. Most recently, he served as CEO of Fishnet Security, the largest provider of information security solutions in North America.

Andrew Howard

Global Chief Technology Officer

As the Chief Technology Officer for Kudelski Security, Andrew Howard is responsible for the evolution, development and delivery of the organization’s technology strategy and solution architecture, including selecting and validating third party technologies and managing research, development and labs.  

Prior to joining Kudelski Security, Andrew was a Laboratory Director at Georgia Tech, spearheading the information security research and advisory programs. He has served as advisor on emerging security threats to Fortune 250 CISOs and government bodies and has extensive experience as a security architect, strategist and technical leader. Andrew has an MBA in Management of Technology and a master’s degree in Information Security from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Steve Speidel

Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Global Operations

Steve Speidel is Vice President of Global Operations. He has worked in the technology industry for 25 years, building high performance teams within Information Technology (IT) and Operational departments worldwide.

Prior to working at Kudelski Security Steve has held various executive roles, including Chief Information Officer and Chief Operating Officer at a fortune 500 company. He started his career with the IBM Corporation, where he worked in their services organization for more than 14 years. Steve is also an advisory board member of Chicago’s I.C. Stars, which provides an opportunity for future leaders to develop skills in business and technology.

John Van Blaricum

Vice President of Global Marketing

John Van Blaricum is Vice President of Global Marketing leading the teams responsible for solution marketing, demand generation, communications and technology partnerships. John has more than 20 years of high tech marketing and business experience, working internationally for public and private software, service and solutions companies.

Before joining Kudelski Security, John was the Vice President of Marketing at FireMon, a network security management software platform, and Vice President of Marketing for FishNet Security, which was the largest security solutions provider in the North America. John has a master’s degree in PR and marketing from Emerson College in Boston, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas.

Mark Carney

Vice President of Global Consulting Services

Mark Carney is Vice President of Global Consulting Services. He leads the strategy, growth and operational execution of Kudelski Security’s cybersecurity consulting services business in the U.S. and coordination of capabilities globally. Mark has 16 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry.

Previously, he was the CISO at FireMon and Vice President of Strategic Services at FishNet Security. Mark has an MBA with a specialization in management information systems and bachelor of business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mark currently holds the CISSP, CRISC and C|CISO designations.

Alton Kizziah

Vice President of Global Managed Services

Alton Kizziah is Vice President of Global Managed Services. He leads the Kudelski Security operations team and drives the development and growth of innovative managed security solutions. He has over 17 years in the IT Industry focused on Information Security and has been specializing in managed security services since 2006.

Prior to Kudelski Security, Alton led the Central Division for Forsythe Technology, and was the Vice President and GM of managed security services at Fishnet Security, and was responsible for the managed security services business line at Trustwave where he opened 4 security operations centers globally. His earlier experience includes serving as the CISO in a financial institution and several security engineers positions. Alton attended the University of Alabama and Kennesaw State University.

David Woodward

Vice President U.S. Sales

David Woodward is Vice President of U.S. Sales. He leads the expansion of Kudelski Security in the United States. Prior to his role, he was Vice President of U.S. Sales at Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions.

David has more than 20 years of high tech sales experience, working in executive roles for Technology vendors and Value Added Resellers, including Insight, Cisco and Lucent Technologies. David has business degree from the University of Phoenix, Arizona.

Tom Marsnik

Vice President U.S. Technology Services

Tom Marsnik is Vice President of U.S. Technology Services. Before joining Kudelski Security, Tom held various leadership positions at Milestone Systems, Minneapolis, a leading provider of network security and infrastructure. These roles included Vice President of Engineering Services, Director of Operations and Vice President of Professional Services.

Tom has been in the IT and IT management sector for over 26 years, working also for BORN Information and Fujitsu Consulting.  Tom did his undergraduate studies at St John’s University and completed a Business Education and Administration degree at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Philippe Borloz

Vice President Sales EMEA

Philippe Borloz is Vice-President EMEA Sales. He leads the expansion of Kudelski Security in Switzerland and across EMEA, including managing the company’s sales strategy and taking a key role in managing the many high-profile client relationships across the region. Philippe has almost 30 years of business and sales leadership experience, spearheading successful technology sales teams in Switzerland and throughout EMEA.Prior to joining to Kudelski Security, he served as COO Europe of Comsoft Direct, Bechtle’s Software specialist. Before that he was CEO of COMPAREX Solutions in Switzerland. Previously, he held several leadership roles at Insight Enterprises, Dell Computer & Apple. 

Martin Dion

Vice President EMEA Services

Martin Dion is Vice President of EMEA Services, previously holding the position of Vice President of Financial Services. Prior to joining Kudelski Security, he founded and led Above Security (Canada) and SecureIT (Switzerland) for over 10 years, after which he stepped into the role of Head of IT and Corporate Security in a private bank in Switzerland.

Martin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Administration from the Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Montreal and a Diploma in Operational Risk Management from Kaplan University, Chicago. Martin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and a Certified ISO 27001/20000/27005/22301 Trainer & Lead Auditor.

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