Executive Leadership Team

 

Dan Burns

Chief Executive Officer

Dan Burns brings more than 23 years of business, technology and security industry experience to his role as chief executive officer for Optiv, which was created in 2015 as a result of the Accuvant and FishNet Security merger. In this role he is responsible for the development and implementation of high-level strategies and direction of the company’s growth. Being able to provide clear insight into navigating the complex information security landscape is a priority for Burns. His philosophy is to focus on building long-term relationships with clients, working with them to simplify their lives and becoming a trusted information security partner rather than a reseller or outside consultant.

From 2002 when he co-founded Accuvant, until 2012 when he assumed his position as the company’s first CEO, Burns served as senior vice president of Accuvant’s sales organization. In that role, he was responsible for strategic planning, sales growth and problem resolution. Burns co-developed and helped to successfully execute on Accuvant’s initial vision – to build a company with the breadth, depth and capabilities to address the information security needs of organizations worldwide. He launched the sales force and grew it to a national powerhouse organization within a 10-year period, conducting business with nearly half of the Fortune 500, and driving $740 million in revenue in 2014.

Prior to his achievements with Accuvant, Burns was the regional vice president of sales for the western region of OneSecure. He played an integral role in transitioning the organization from a managed security services (MSS) provider to a product company, delivering to the marketplace the first intrusion prevention system (IPS) and generating $40 million in product sales in the first year.

Previously, as the western region vice president for Exault, an integrator, consulting organization and reseller, Burns secured some of the largest enterprise clients in the Rocky Mountain region and helped grow revenues to nearly $150 million in two years. He also held positions at Access Graphics, Arrowpoint, and Netrex where he supported some of the largest telecommunication companies in building their information security programs, implementing technology and taking advantage of Netrex’s world-class MSS.

Burns earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Jose State University.

 

David Roshak

Chief Financial Officer

David Roshak is a seasoned technology veteran with more than 20 years of financial and operational leadership experience. As chief financial officer for Optiv, which was created in 2015 as a result of the Accuvant and FishNet Security merger, he is responsible for major M&A initiatives as well as managing all financial activity for the organization. 

Previously, Roshak served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Accuvant, responsible for managing all financial activity as well as overseeing the company’s daily operations. Roshak played a critical role during the equity transaction between Blackstone and Accuvant, which was completed in April 2014. He also played a large part in the merger between Accuvant and FishNet Security.

Prior to joining Accuvant in early 2012, Roshak served as the CFO for iBAHN where he doubled the company’s international footprint to 45 countries by expanding in new, high-growth global markets such as China, India and the Middle East; managed the business development function, including creating new enterprise-level partnerships; and raised $20 million of debt financing to support new service offerings.

Before his role at iBAHN, Roshak was the senior vice president of finance, mergers and acquisitions for Insight Enterprises where he managed the successful acquisition of Calence, a leading Cisco partner. He also served as CFO for the Information Services Group of Level 3, which included Software Spectrum, a $2 billion global reseller of business software, and (i)Structure, which owned and managed large corporate data centers.

Roshak received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

 

Nate Brady

Chief Accounting Officer

Nate Brady has 20 years of public accounting and financial management experience. In his current role as chief accounting officer for Optiv, which was created in 2015 as a result of the Accuvant and FishNet Security merger, he is responsible for all day-to-day transactional accounting for the company; management of the company’s cash flow, credit and collection policies; financial reporting; internal and external budgeting and forecasting; and providing insightful business analysis and intelligence to the business leaders.

Previously, Brady served as chief accounting officer for FishNet Security where he was charged with overseeing the company’s financial organization, including processes, reporting, budgeting and decision support. He was instrumental in steering the strategic and operational direction of the finance department beyond financial and transactional management, and he played a key role in the company’s transformation to strategic decision making based on real time data.

Prior to joining FishNet Security in 2013, Brady held several high-profile financial leadership positions. He spent three years as CFO for Waller Truck Company Co., one of the Midwest’s largest truckload carriers, where he helped drive significant revenue and net income growth during his tenure. Prior to Waller Truck he was Corporate Controller for Ascend Learning, a leading edge education technology company that serves healthcare and other high-growth career industries.

Brady started his financial career with Ernst & Young LLP, where he served five of his twelve years as a senior manager working with a mix of public, international and private-equity owned companies. While at Ernst & Young, Brady gained significant experience with M&As, SEC financial statement preparation and Sarbanes Oxley.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Pittsburg State University where he lettered in varsity football, and is a certified public accountant (CPA).

 

Veena Bricker

Chief Human Resources Officer

Veena Bricker brings more than 20 years of experience to her role as chief human resources officer for Optiv, which was created in 2015 as a result of the Accuvant and FishNet Security merger. In this position she is responsible for building a strong and cohesive purpose-aligned culture for the company, and for making Optiv the employer of choice in the information security industry. Bricker is focused on attracting, growing, training and inspiring employees, while creating an even more engaged workforce. The end result will be new and innovative services and solutions, leading to higher levels of client satisfaction and loyalty.

Bricker’s background spans from start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations. She has extensive expertise in all facets of human capital management, including operations, staffing and recruiting, organizational design and development, training, compensation and benefits, employee development, employee communications, M&A, and international human resources. Bricker also has led organizations and their people through successful integration and cultural transformations.

Previously, Bricker served as senior vice president of CoreSite, a Denver-based data center solutions provider, where she was responsible for all human resources efforts, helping the company double in size in three years. Prior to joining CoreSite, she held a variety of human resources leadership roles during her eight years at Avaya, a next-generation business collaboration and communications solutions company. Among her responsibilities, Bricker led worldwide talent acquisition and the integration selection process for the Nortel acquisition, which resulted in 6,500 new employees globally. Bricker also served as vice president of human resources at McData Corporation, and held HR positions of increasing responsibility at Quest Cybersolutions, Storagetek, US West, Whirlpool Corporation and Baxter Healthcare.

Bricker earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in human resources from Cornell. She also graduated from the Advanced Human Resources Executive program at the University of Michigan.

 

Jason Clark

Chief Security and Strategy Officer

Jason Clark is fueled by a great passion – to help and unite the security community to accomplish good. As chief security and strategy officer for Optiv, which was created in 2015 as a result of the Accuvant and FishNet Security merger, Clark has the opportunity to bring the CISO community together to discuss concerns, share ideas, innovate and help each other overcome challenges. It allows him to help organizations go beyond technology to resolve their struggles, and to work with business executives to deliver solutions that create real value for organizations.

Clark brings to his role more than 20 years of experience building and executing successful strategic security programs. He leverages innovative approaches to develop and deliver a comprehensive suite of services and solutions that help CXO executives change their security strategies to ensure success, while aligning to business goals. Clark created the Office of the CISO, which brings value to the security executive community by helping them think differently about their strategy. Clark is the founder and president of the Security Advisor Alliance, which includes 350 CISO members from many of the largest companies in the United States. He is focused on growing the next generation by mentoring many first time CISOs to be savvy business executives. 

Prior to joining Accuvant, Clark was the chief security and strategy officer for Websense, where he was a driving force behind the company’s transformation into a strategic player and provider of critical technology for chief security officers (CSOs). In his previous role as chief information security officer (CISO) and vice president of infrastructure for Emerson Electric, Clark significantly decreased the company’s risk by developing and executing on a successful security program for 140,000 employees across 1,500 locations. He has served as CISO for The New York Times, senior manager of security and infrastructure architecture for EverBank, and has held technical leadership positions of increasing responsibility for BB&T and the U.S. Army.

Clark, a well-known thought leader and highly requested speaker, hosts 20 CISO roundtables per year and has been ranked as a top 10 Global Security Leader by ExecRank. He has been quoted in and published by multiple media outlets and has presented at or keynoted more than 40 conferences worldwide, including RSA, Gartner Security Summit, CSO Perspectives, CSO Security Standard, Evanta CISO Summit and ISSA events. He participates on several corporate and advisory boards in the information security space, helping to drive innovation and guide companies toward success. Clark earned his master’s degree from Olin Business School at Washington University and his bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Central Florida.

 

William Croutch

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

William Croutch has 20 years of global legal and leadership experience. In his current role as senior vice president and general counsel for Optiv, which was created in 2015 as a result of the Accuvant and FishNet Security merger, he is responsible for the entire legal function for the company. He oversees mergers and acquisitions, litigation and claims, compliance, risk, contracts, human resources and patents and trademarks. Croutch also serves as secretary of Optiv’s board of directors.

Previously, Croutch was vice president, general counsel and secretary for FishNet Security, where he was responsible for all day-to-day activities of the legal department. During his tenure, he designed and implemented a refined, efficient contract review process, and managed the company’s entire risk and insurance portfolio.

Prior to FishNet Security, Croutch served as senior counsel at Euronet Worldwide, a provider of electronic payment services, where he resolved all employment-related matters and assisted with SOX compliance. Before joining Euronet, Croutch held roles of increasing responsibility at Seaboard Corporation and its subsidiary Seaboard Marine, including vice president and general counsel. During his 10 years with the companies, his duties included coordinating and resolving business, risk and legal matters abroad, and overseeing international deals in Europe, South America and Africa. Croutch began his career with Hillix, Brewer, Hoffhaus, Whittaker & Wright, a Kansas City, Mo.-based legal firm representing large organizations and financial institutions.

Croutch received his Juris Doctor degree with distinction from Drake University Law School and was a member of the Order of Coif. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University. He serves on the board of directors for KCnext, the technology council for Greater Kansas City.

 

Tim Hoffman

Executive Vice President of Worldwide Client Solutions

Tim Hoffman brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience to his position as executive vice president of worldwide client solutions for Optiv. A proven leader with a deep understanding of the cyber security industry and the ability to solve unique client needs, Hoffman is responsible for developing and ensuring the company is executing on its go-to-market strategy, and overseeing all client-facing functions including sales, marketing, services and partner solutions, as well as client satisfaction.

For more than 12 years, Hoffman developed revenue growth opportunities and co-defined sales direction, vision and strategy for Accuvant. He joined the company in early 2003 as area vice president of sales for the Western U.S. and continued to grow his responsibility within the organization, ultimately assuming the role of overseeing Accuvant’s worldwide sales organization in 2012. Hoffman played a strategic role in expanding Accuvant’s presence to 36 offices across North America, enabling the company to achieve its first mission of developing a national footprint.

Hoffman’s belief in establishing long-term, trusted relationships with clients, business partners and manufacturers was central to Accuvant’s growth, resulting in nearly 90 percent of revenues being driven from Accuvant’s existing client base, which included almost half the Fortune 500.

Prior to joining Accuvant in 2003, Hoffman held sales positions with technology companies Blue Coat Systems and Calence.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in international business from Ohio Wesleyan University.

 

Paul Lehman

Chief Information Officer

Paul Lehman is an experienced senior executive and leader with more than 25 years of business, technical, operational and financial experience. As chief information officer (CIO) for Optiv, Lehman is responsible for spearheading the company’s information technology vision, strategy and execution of enterprise-wide information technology initiatives to better serve internal and external clients, and help optimize business results.

Lehman has a long track record of accomplishments while leading large international teams and transformational programs. He also has extensive experience in leveraging the power of technology and operations to achieve business goals. Before joining Optiv, Lehman served as CIO and senior vice president of global technology services for Experian. Prior to Experian, Lehman spent nearly 15 years with Affiliated Computer Services, a Xerox Company, in various CIO and senior vice president roles for a number of business groups.

Lehman sits on the executive board of the CTO Forum, providing leadership for the RETHINK series, a program that addresses common challenges in information technology, software development, and research and development. He also volunteers and is involved with mission work for local organizations and charities. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Christian Brothers University.

 

Chris Scanlan

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Chris Scanlan has nearly 20 years of sales experience in the technology and information security industries. As senior vice president of worldwide sales for Optiv, he is responsible for overseeing and directing the company’s sales, sales operations, business development and pre-sales engineering teams.

Scanlan served as a dedicated leader of the Accuvant sales team for nearly a decade. After joining the company in May 2005, he immediately made a positive impact by serving as regional director over a $90 million business unit of the company. This led to his growth into an executive role where he was responsible for multiple sales regions that achieved 51 percent of all company revenue during his oversight of $350 million in revenue.

Scanlan’s belief in establishing long-term, trusted relationships with clients, business partners and manufacturers has been central to the company’s growth, resulting in nearly 90 percent of revenues being driven from Accuvant’s existing client base, which included half the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500.

Prior to joining Accuvant, Scanlan held sales manager positions with Blue Coat Systems/Cache Flow, Network Catalyst and U.S. West.

Scanlan earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from California State University-Chico. He is a graduate of the Anderson School of Business from the University of California, Los Angeles and received a certificate in computer networking from the University of Colorado Boulder.

 

Stu Solomon

Senior Vice President, Security Solutions and Operations

Stu Solomon has nearly 20 years of information security experience across all aspects of the space. As vice president of security solutions and operations at Optiv, Solomon is responsible for the direction and operations of major segments of the organization’s solutions and services businesses. These include global managed security services, programmatic solution delivery, technical services including architecture and implementation, as well as advisory services spanning areas such as software security, identity and access management, incident response, cyber threat intelligence, technical and vulnerability research, and attack and penetration testing.

Previously, Solomon served as Optiv’s vice president of strategy, innovation and research responsible for building programmatic strategies and solutions for the organization’s global client base. He focused on connecting the dots between technology and business processes while taking into account architectures, strategies and operational considerations.

Formally a member of the iSIGHT Partners executive team, Solomon was responsible for building out many of their client facing functions and ultimately spearheaded the company’s efforts to manage operational, legal and reputational risks as well as leading the legal and corporate development functions. Prior to joining iSIGHT, following a number of active duty assignments as an Air Force Officer, Solomon served in a series of information security, business continuity and risk and compliance leadership roles while an executive with Bank of America, and as a consultant to Fortune 500 and government entities.

A proud graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Solomon also received his Juris Doctor from Rutgers University. After leaving the active duty U.S. Air Force, he continues to participate in the military as a senior officer in the Delaware Air National Guard focused on advanced cyber security operations, and has been fortunate enough to serve as a Squadron Commander of logistics and cyber functions on several occasions.