As CEO of Industrial Defender, Williams is positioning the company as an integral enabler of the OT cybersecurity transformation and scaling it through the next phase of global growth. He is a highly regarded cybersecurity executive with 30 years’ experience in OT/ICS environments and 25 years’ executive leadership experience. His background spans roles creating and leading OT cybersecurity divisions at Ernst & Young, Veracity Networks, Parsons Corporation and Siemens. He is also an associate of the ICS Village and member of the Cybersecurity Advisory Council for the Syracuse City School District, teaching the next generation of students the core concepts to understand, assess and protect information security systems.
As chief operating officer at Industrial Defender, George is responsible for the operations of the company. He brings more than 27 years of operational experience to Industrial Defender. His experience and leadership have focused on the development and delivery of technology and compliance driven business services and solutions for critical infrastructure, the delivery of outstanding client service and operational profitability. As a former manager at National Grid US, George has operational experience as an asset owner and operations specialist.
Aaron has over 25 years’ experience working in IT and cybersecurity, with more than 15 of those focused on critical infrastructure and power utilities. While working at Ernst & Young, he worked hands-on to secure industrial environments at energy and utility organizations, building out multiple, large scale OT cybersecurity programs that reached across hundreds of sites, multiple states and different entities. Aaron brings valuable industry knowledge from his time as an asset owner and as a consultant advising and guiding large multiyear programs.
Gabe Authier has over 20 years of experience creating customer-centric software solutions in both the IT and operational technology spaces. As CPO at Industrial Defender, he guides the innovation behind cybersecurity and compliance products that protect critical infrastructure from cyberattacks. He holds certifications in both Agile practices and Pragmatic Marketing methodology and received a BS in Systems Engineering from University of Arizona and Executive MBA from the University of Oregon.
Alex brings over a decade of expertise selling SaaS and on-prem solutions to cyber and physical security teams across OT/ICS, IoT and IT environments. As Industrial Defender’s Chief Revenue Officer, he is responsible for growing and scaling the global sales, channel and sales operations functions. In his past executive sales roles, Alex was responsible for GTM strategy focused on revenue growth and managing a global security sales team.
Greg has over 30 years of experience in the high software industry. The past 15 of which has been focused on cyber security. Greg currently holds two certifications including an ISC2 – CISSP, and GIAC – GRID. Greg is responsible for building technical solutions for Industrial Defender so that our clients receive the most effective, and most efficient implementations of the Industrial Defender software. Prior to working at Industrial Defender, Greg held cybersecurity roles at Lockheed Martin, Capgemini, and Winternals Software (a sister company to Sysinternals, now owned by Microsoft).
TC is responsible for customer deployment and customer support operations at Industrial Defender. TC brings extensive experience in leading and growing high tech businesses. Previously, TC held VP and Director level positions at Norkom Technologies, Progress Software, Systinet, Lockheed Martin, and Leidos. He was also a founder and served as Chairman, VP of Business Development, and VP of Operations at Context Integration, a nationwide business system integrator. TC holds an engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Jeff is responsible for software engineering and quality assurance at Industrial Defender. Leading our high-caliber engineering teams, he ensures delivery of the innovative, quality products that our customers have come to expect. Jeff was an early contributor to the Industrial Defender solution and has provided continuity through Industrial Defender’s product history. Previously, Jeff has led engineering teams at Lockheed Martin, Leidos, and Capgemini.
Ray oversees global marketing, communications, brand and content at Industrial Defender. He brings over a decade of cybersecurity marketing experience spanning IT and OT. From heavy duty gas turbines to control systems, asset performance monitoring to security software and services, Ray has led marketing initiatives across several facets of security and industrial operations and is passionate about helping customers find the right solutions for their desired outcomes.