Board of Directors
Michael Menegay, CEO, Board Member
Mike is a successful Information technology and software entrepreneur with a strong skillset in leadership and general management, including being the founder and/or CEO of five privately-held technology companies and selling four of them to larger publicly-traded entities. He was recently CEO and President of Mobile Armor, and after its acquisition by Trend Micro he assumed the role of President and CEO of Oxygen Financial Americas. Mike has previously held leadership roles at Dell, Everdream, McAfee and Adobe.
Mark Lynd, Board Member
Mark is the Co-Founder of FireScope, where he brings more than 25+ years of experience across technology, media and security sectors. Prior to FireScope he served as Global CTO at Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm. Before Lone Star, Mark served five years as CEO of Vectrix, a venture-backed technology company and held executive and technology roles with Metromedia, GTE and Perot Systems. He served on several boards previously and has several industry certifications including CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP and CEH. Mark was named an Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of Year - SW Region" Finalist previously. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tulsa and served honorably in the United States Army's 3rd Ranger Battalion and the 82d Airborne.
Kevin Johnson, Board Member
Before joining FireScope, Kevin worked at Siebel Systems where he was a member of Siebel's Executive Committee and served as the head of Sales and General Manager of European operations. He also filled the roles of Senior Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Legal Affairs and Chair of the Siebel Pricing Committee. As Siebel's chief legal officer, Kevin helped CEO and founder Tom Siebel take Siebel Systems public in June 1996. Prior to this, he held various management and legal positions in Gupta Corporation, NETg and National Education Corporation. Kevin was a Litigation Associate with the law firm of Schramm & Raddue in Santa Barbara California, and also served as Atrari Inc.'s first Law Clerk while attending the University of Santa Clara School of Law. Kevin also attended the University of California at Davis where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Agricultural Economics.
Steve Kalman, Board Member
Steve has an extensive 25+ year executive track record and reputation in the high-tech sector of leading and growing venture backed companies from early or mid-market stage to significant international enterprises. In that time, Steve has successfully led as CEO of such companies as Oculis Labs, Inc. (sold to Allied Minds: LSE); Advanced Interactive Systems (Acquired by Cubic: NYSE CUB); UltraDNS (sold to NeuStar – NSR NYSE); Softbank Content Services, Inc. (Acquired by iLogistix, and Naviant); and InterpriseNow! with exit values totaling greater than $450m. Steve has served as a director on 13 boards and currently serves on 3 including Parle Innovation, Firescope and Oculis Labs.
Alan Howe, Board Member
Alan has a broad business background and has been exposed to a wide variety of complex business situations within large corporations, financial institutions,
start-ups, small-caps and turnarounds. Currently, Alan is Managing Partner of Broadband Initiatives, LLC, a small boutique corporate advisory firm that he manages.
His specialty is in providing board and executive leadership working with small-cap and micro-cap companies, particularly in turnaround situations.
Over the last decade, Alan has served on 20 different public and private boards. Alan currently sits on the following boards: Vice Chairman of Determine
(Nasdaq: DTRM), and Chairman of Data I/O (Nasdaq: DAIO) and several private boards. Alan is also Interim CEO and Chairman of ALSC (OTCBB: ALSC).
Previously, Alan held executive positions with Covad Communications, Teletrac, Sprint and Manufacturers Hanover (now JP Morgan).
Alan holds a B.S.-Bus. Administration from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A.-Finance from the Indiana University Kelley Graduate School of Business.
Leanne Porter, Board Member
Leanne brings over twenty years of experience after founding and expanding two highly successful businesses. She built Pangea Systems from the ground up with no external funding into a $15mm leading ITSM consultancy operating in both the UK and North America. Previously, Leanne also co-founded Netman Limited in 1993, an IT services company focused initially on selling Novell Netware, and then LANDESK Software. In 1998 Netman Limited was acquired by Computerland UK, which later became part of the Capita Goup. Leanne has a proven track record of recruiting and retaining fantastically knowledgeable and motivated individuals, and a highly innovative management team, which makes for successful business growth and ethos.