About Us

Leadership

 

We founded TalonX to help address the cybersecurity talent shortage (there are 2.5 million unfilled security job openings) and help organizations scale their existing talent and technology.


TalonX leaders have built and led cybersecurity products and businesses at both venture-backed startups and established large companies; as well as built or led the cybersecurity practices at leading consulting firms.

Dayne Myers

Chief Executive Officer

A senior executive with extensive experience in venture-backed startups and management consulting, Dayne has led and grown multiple software or SaaS businesses. As CEO, he oversaw the development of several new software products, including the award-winning GTeam (acquired by Trimble) and Elemental Security Compliance System.

 

Prior to co-founding TalonX, Dayne was the global leader of McKinsey & Company's Cyber Solutions group, which developed software to help clients track and manage cybersecurity risks.

Derek Maki

Chief Solutions Officer

Derek has spent 15+ years helping enterprises around the world better address cybersecurity risk through innovative technology solution design and delivery.

As an early leader in McKinsey & Company's cybersecurity group, Derek helped drive business and capability development, resulting in unprecedented growth. Prior to joining McKinsey, Derek helped build and grow Deloitte's cybersecurity practice in the US and Europe, helping to lead it to become the largest cybersecurity practice in the world.

Derek started his career as a network engineer working in a Network Operating Center (NOC), evolving to a cybersecurity engineer helping to build Security Operation Centers (SOC).

Ram Krishnan

EVP, Products & Go to Market

Ram’s experience in Business, Product, and Go-To-Market leadership spans nimble start-ups to global corporations. As a General Manager, he accelerated F5’s Security business growth, led HP’s $900M Applications business and expanded Symantec’s Risk and Compliance product line globally.

 

As a Chief Product Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Ram has brought multiple new SaaS and software products to market.  He drove product leadership for CloudPassage’s cloud workload solutions, helped lead the design and development of Elemental Security’s award-winning security compliance system, and transformed GuardianEdge’s mobile data protection platform into a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, resulting in its acquisition by Symantec.

Mike Schwartz

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Mike has extensive experience as an engineering leader at some of the most innovative and influential companies in Silicon Valley, including Airbnb, Square, Wikia, Opsware and Sun Microsystems. He has also led Engineering and Operations at cutting-edge SaaS and software startups known for the quality of their engineering teams.

 

Mike’s forte is in building high-performance dev teams that create great products in a predictable and high-quality manner.  In previous engineering leadership roles Mike led the development of initial releases at Opsware, Elemental Security, Big Tent, and Moka5.

Adam Tyra

VP, Solution Delivery

Adam Tyra is Vice President of Solution Delivery for TalonX. With over 14 years of experience in cybersecurity and technology, Adam was previously a leader in the cybersecurity practices of McKinsey & Company and EY. Before becoming a consultant, he worked as a software development team lead, architecting and implementing automated cybersecurity tools for the US defense and intelligence communities. Adam also served as a cybersecurity officer in the US Army.

Our Advisory Board

Rich Isenberg

Rich brings experience from his 20+ year career as an executive leading teams focused on Cybersecurity strategy and operations, Risk Management and Digital transformation.

 

Rich brings experience from SunTrust Bank, where he was CISO, from Capital One as VP of Information Security, and at Fiserv as VP of Security Engineering. He has also done extensive work advising C-suites and boards on Cyber Risk Management.  

Mike Lloyd

Dr. Mike Lloyd has more than 25 years of experience in the modeling and control of fast-moving, complex systems. He has been granted 21 patents on security, network assessment, and dynamic network control. Before joining RedSeal, Mike Lloyd was Chief Technology Officer at RouteScience Technologies (acquired by Avaya), where he pioneered self-optimizing networks.

 

Mike served as principal architect at Cisco on the technology used to overlay MPLS VPN services across service provider backbones. He joined Cisco through the acquisition of Netsys Technologies, where he was the senior network modeling engineer.

Satish Gannu

Satish Gannu is currently at ABB as Chief Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer Digital, ABB., responsible for the security of all products, services, and cybersecurity services. Satish is also responsible for ABB Ability™ Architecture and  Analytics. Satish brings to this position a background in computer programming and more than 30 years of experience in security and analytics.

 

Prior to joining ABB, Satish was the Vice President of Technology at Vidder Inc., a security startup that provides unified access control across internal networks, clouds, and external users. Before that, Satish spent 21 years at Cisco, the world’s leader in networking and communications technologies. At Cisco, he led engineering organizations including Orchestration, SDN, NFV, and Cloud Virtualization, as well as Security and Media Experience in emerging technologies and businesses.

 

In addition, Satish holds three patents in computer networking and has 17 patents filed in the field of text, speech, video analytics.

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