Meet the Team

Bringing Innovation to the Cyber Security Market

There seems to be no end in sight for network security breaches, regardless of industry, geography, or budget.

Four information security professionals had enough. With decades of experience between them, HOPZERO’s co-founders decided to put their intelligence, innovation, and tenacity to work and thereby put hackers on notice.

Meet the team revolutionizing the network security industry.

Bill Alderson

Bill Alderson

CTO

Network General (IPO), PMG NetAnalyst (acquired by NetQoS/CA Technologies). Technology Officer, Major Accounts. 9/11 Pentagon Responder. Assisted 75 of Fortune 100, Government, and Military.

Ben Haley

Ben Haley

SVP Engineering

NetQoS (acquired by CA Technologies), Maxpoint (IPO and acquired by Valassis). Research Director, Development Architect, and Business Development.

Jim Rounsville

Jim Rounsville

VP Professional Services

Network Management Corp CEO, large-scale network services, data center design, critical infrastructure security.

Jay Walker

Jay Walker

Director of MSP Solutions

NetQoS/CA, Rackspace, BearingPoint, Simpler-Webb. Managed security services. CISSP.

Jason Graves

Jason Graves

Senior Software Architect

NetQoS (acquired by CA technologies), Vote iQ/IQ Technologies, Packet Design (acquired by Ciena). Leading software developer, Department of Homeland Security project contributor, open-source software creator.

Christine Solana

Christine Solana

Client Engagement Specialist

OutboundEngine, CACI. Customer Success, Sales, Background Investigator II.

Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Marketing & Sales

eRelevance Corporation, NetQoS (acquired by CA Technologies), Big Data startups, US Army. Software Product Management, Data Science, Military Intelligence.

Ben Merritt

Ben Merritt

Communications Director

Experienced communications professional, former journalist, PR professional.  Held senior positions at Regis McKenna, Network General (IPO).  Started award-winning nationally recognized PR firm Merritt Group.  Early in career officer in US Navy stationed in Japan.

Christopher Novosad

Christopher Novosad

Visual Communications

Creative consultant, UX professional, Expert-generalist. Forged brands for corporate and private clients.

Advisory Council

Shawn Mack

Shawn Mack

Co-Founder / Advisor

U.S. Air Force Combat Fighter Pilot, Delta Airlines Captain, MaxxJet CEO, Business Analyst.

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes

Advisor

U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, Morgan Stanley, Good Capital LLC, Vignette Corporation (IPO), Smart Technologies (acquired by i2 Technologies), Dazel Corporation (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Raytheon.

John Derrick

John Derrick

Advisor

CEO of Chicory Systems (Acquired by Parthus Technologies), Conformative Systems (Acquired by Intel Corporation), and Tonomi (Acquired). Interim CEO / Advisor for acquisitions by ObsidianSoft, NetApp, Qualcomm, and others. MIPS – led turn-around as COO. Advisor, Mentor, and Investor in Technology Companies.

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