Executive Team

Gene Fay

Gene Fay

Chief Executive Officer

Gene has a lengthy track record as an executive at technology companies, including COO at White Ops, General Manager at Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM), and VP of Worldwide Sales and Global Alliances of Network Intelligence (acquired by EMC and integrated into RSA). Gene has extensive experience building high-impact teams at early-stage startups in storage, virtualization, and cybersecurity. He has specific expertise in go-to-market strategies, marketing, customer success, and channel development. Gene holds an MBA from Northeastern University, where he guest lectures on topics such as product management, marketing, and sales.

Bret Settle

Bret Settle

Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer

Bret has served in multiple executive roles for Corporate Express/Staples and BMC Software. He has extensive knowledge of the software development and security products industries. Bret has been responsible for enterprise security in multiple roles and has been an innovator throughout his career. His proven track record of building and developing high performing organizations and dynamic cyber security teams helps ThreatX deliver AppSec services that meet enterprise needs.

Andrew Useckas

Andrew Useckas

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Andrew has a varied career ranging from ethical hacking, penetration testing and security product development for the US Department of Defense, senior consulting positions for Fortune 500 enterprises, and corporate CISO responsibilities for large enterprises. Andrew has an exceptional blend of software development skills combined with extensive knowledge and experience of the network and security industries.

Tom Hickman CPO

Tom Hickman

Chief Product Officer

Tom has a long track record of building and scaling product delivery capabilities at mid- and growth-stage startups. He served as the VP of Engineering at Edgewise Networks, where he led engineering through early releases of Edgewise’s zero-trust micro-segmentation product. While at Veracode, a leader in AppSec, Hickman led engineering through an Agile transformation, and helped the company become a true multi-faceted AppSec platform prior to its acquisition by CA Technologies in 2017. Tom holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Gwendolyn Quest

Gwendolyn Quest

Chief Financial Officer

Gwen has proven expertise in financial modeling, purchase accounting, M&A due diligence, and intercompany accounting. Before joining ThreatX, she led finance at Resilient Systems and guided its acquisition and integration into IBM. As controller at Brand Networks, she successfully integrated two acquisition targets and underwent a five-period audit. Before finding her niche in the early- to mid-stage startup sector, Gwen was an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she served its largest asset-management clients. Gwen is a CPA in the state of Massachusetts. She holds an MBA from Suffolk University and MS in Accounting and BS in Accounting and Finance & Insurance degrees from Northeastern University.

Jackie Fredericks

Jackie Fredericks

VP of Marketing

Jackie has built and managed several highly productive marketing organizations throughout her career. Before joining ThreatX, Jackie led the marketing communications team at LogRhythm, fueling the company's growth trajectory from start-up to a leader in the security information and event management (SIEM) market. She has proven expertise in all facets of marketing--from digital marketing and advertising to content marketing and event strategy to customer marketing. Prior to LogRhythm, Jackie served in various marketing and marketing communciations leadership roles at storage and networking hardware manufacturers including Iomega, Quantum, OnStream and Neterion. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida.

Billy Toomey

Billy Toomey

VP of Sales

Billy has 10 years of sales experience in cybersecurity and startup sectors. He has helped build, scale, and lead go-to-market teams at multiple early- and mid- stage companies. Most recently, Billy led western region enterprise sales go-to-market at AtScale. Previously, Billy was the initial sales hire at Komand (acquired by Rapid7), where he developed and led go-to-market strategies. Prior to Komand, he was an early sales hire at Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM). Billy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern New Hampshire University..

Board Members

Gene Fay

Gene Fay

CEO, ThreatX

Bret Settle

Bret Settle

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, ThreatX

Andrew Useckas

Andrew Useckas

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, ThreatX

Frank Medicino

Frank Medicino III

Managing Director, Access Venture Partners

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Andy Grolnick

Andy Grolnick

Board Member

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Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Investor

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Joseph Zell

Steve Fredrick

General Partner, Grotech Ventures

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Board Advisors

Karen Higgins

Karen Higgins

A financial executive with 25 years of experience, Karen brings more than 20 years of financial and operational experience across early stage and established cybersecurity brands. Karen is currently CFO at ZeroNorth which provides an application security automation and orchestration platform. Previously, Karen was CFO of Resilient Systems, a leading incident response platform successfully acquired by IBM Security. Post-acquisition, Karen spent the more than three years as part of IBM Security in various financial and operational executive roles.

Sonali Shah

Sonali Shah

A technology executive with 25 years of experience in product management, marketing, corporate strategy, finance, and M&A, Sonali currently advises companies on strategy and organizational design. Sonali was Chief Product Officer at WhiteOps and VP of Product Management and Marketing at Veracode. She has also held leadership positions at McAfee, Guardent, VeriSign, and BitSight Technologies. Sonali has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a masters from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Wharton Businesses School.