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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 served as CEO of multiple software or SaaS companies for over 15 years, including the award-winning GTeam and Elemental Security.


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

Derek Maki
Chief Solutions Officer & General Manager

As an early leader in McKinsey & Company’s cybersecurity practice, Derek has spent the last 15+ years helping enterprises around the world better address the cyber risk challenge through innovative technology solution design and delivery.


With experience at McKinsey and Deloitte, Derek is passionate about helping organizations innovative their cybersecurity program, helping organizations deal with the cyber talent shortage through automation, and advising senior leadership on communicating and reporting cybersecurity risk and effectiveness.

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 CPO and CMO, Ram drove product leadership for CloudPassage’s Workload solutions and led the transformation of venture-backed security startup GuardianEdge into a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader, resulting in their acquisition by Symantec.

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.

Mike Schwartz
Advisor & Acting VP of 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 engineering teams that create great products, and in ensuring predictable and high-quality delivery, achieved via a collaborative style and a balance of technical, organizational, product and business leadership.

Our Advisory Board
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.

Rich Isenberg

Rich brings experience from his 20+ year career as an executive leading teams focused on Cyber Security 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.  

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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TalonX can help you automate, optimize, and manage your security program through distinctive solutions across Security Operations, Cloud Security, Identity & Access Management, Endpoint Security, and Application Security

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