Jeff BottariActing COO
Scott OlsonActing CTO
Moshe GoldbergFounder and CEO
Mark StrutnerDirector of Sales
Chuck BrooksMarket Development
Yona ShaposhnikTechnologist and Chairman
Jeff Bottari is a highly motivated and accomplished Senior Executive with over 25 years of experience in sales leadership and operations management with a focus on cyber security, fraud and risk management. His exceptional skills in the areas of executive sales management complement a record of success in growing start-up businesses into high value companies.
Prior to joining ToucanX, Jeff held several executive positions with start-up and early stage companies including VP of Worldwide Sales at ThreatModeler, and VP of Global Sales at Cymmetria. Before Cymmetria, Jeff held executive positions in high-tech start-ups including Prelert and Trusteer (now IBM Security).
In 2007, Jeff was named Vice President and General Manager of CheckFree’s (now Fiserv) Risk Solutions Group by the company’s COO with the mission to turn around the failing business unit. Within nine months, Jeff had increased the unit’s sales by over 400 percent making the group profitable again.
Prior to joining CheckFree, Jeff was President of SOFTPRO North America where he held this position since January 2001. He was responsible for creating and managing SOFTPRO’s North American operations, including business development and growth, finance and marketing, and customer relations. He created new revenue exceeding $20 million in just under 6 years.
Jeff started his sales career as a Regional Vice President with CSC’s Financial Services Group in Dallas, Texas where he was responsible for business development and maintaining customer relationships. Before joining CSC, was a commercial lending officer at First Fidelity Bank (now Wells Fargo) and became Vice President of the bank’s Credit Policy and Administration division.
Jeff holds a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University and earned a M.B.A. with honors from Fordham University in New York City.
Scott Olson is an experienced executive and advisor to scientific and technology companies, bridging the gap between great ideas and effective business development. He has consulted to hundreds of early stage technology and life science companies on business planning and go-to-market strategies. He has been an executive or strategic advisor to 14 companies which have raised tens of millions of non-dilutive and investment capital; three of these have exited, most recently a SaaS telemedicine company in a strategic sale.
Earlier in his career, Scott was a business banker for a $20 billion specialty finance company. Scott earned his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and lives in Ann Arbor MI with his wife of 30 years and the youngest two of their four children.
Moshe Goldberg is a founding partner of ToucanX, a leading global cybersecurity product company. A Michigan native, he has been active in innovation programs, teaching, and community service through his career. His passion for technology and cybersecurity is derived from his work with informations security SMES, and venture capital. Moshe has aspirations for a safe digital future. He sees the need to change from the traditional approaches in protecting data (that are not working) to the unconventional and more effective, agile and affordable offerings of ToucanX.
Chuck Brooks is the Principal Market Growth Strategist for General Dynamics Mission Systems for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies.. LinkedIn named Chuck as one of “The Top 5 Tech People to Follow on LinkedIn” out of their 550 million members. He is also an advisor to LinkedIn on cybersecurity and emerging technology issues. In both 2017 and 2016, he was named “Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. He is also a Cybersecurity Expert for “The Network” at the Washington Post, Visiting Editor at Homeland Security Today, and Executive Editor of a forthcoming Newsweek publication on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
Chuck’s professional industry affiliations include being the Chairman of CompTIA’s New and Emerging Technology Committee, as a member of The AFCEA Cybersecurity Committee, and as member of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Working Group. Some of Chuck’s other activities include being a Subject Matter Expert to The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC), a Department of Defense (DoD) sponsored organization through the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), as a featured presenter at USTRANSCOM on cybersecurity threats to transportation, as a featured presenter to the FBI and the National Academy of Sciences on Life Sciences Cybersecurity. He is an Advisory Board Member for The Center for Advancing Innovation, and was also appointed as a Technology Partner Advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has served as the lead Judge for the 2014,15,16,and17 Government Security News Homeland Security News Awards evaluating top security technologies.
In government, Chuck has received two senior Presidential appointments. Under President George W. Bush Chuck was appointed to The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the first Legislative Director of The Science & Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. He also was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of Voice of America under President Reagan. He served as a top Advisor to the late Senator Arlen Specter on Capitol Hill covering security and technology issues on Capitol Hill. In local government he also worked as an Auxiliary Police officer for Arlington, Virginia.
In industry, Chuck has served in senior executive roles for Xerox as Vice President & Client Executive for Homeland Security, for Rapiscan and Vice President of R & D, for SRA as Vice President of Government Relations, and for Sutherland as Vice President of Marketing and Government Relations. He was also Vice President of Federal R & D for Rapiscan Systems.
In media, Chuck is the featured Homeland Security contributor for Federal Times, featured cybersecurity contributor for High Performance Counsel on cybersecurity, and an advisor and contributor to Cognitive World, a leading publication on artificial intelligence. He has also appeared in Forbes and Huffington Post and has published more than 150 articles and blogs on cybersecurity, homeland security and technology issues. He has 45,000 followers on LinkedIn and runs a dozen LI groups, including the two largest in homeland security.
In academia, Chuck is Adjunct Faculty at Georgetown University teaching a course in homeland security risk management. He was an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University where he taught a graduate course on homeland security for two years. He has an MA in International relations from the University of Chicago, a BA in Political Science from DePauw University, and a Certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.
Yona Shaposhnik is a senior architect & executive consultant with over 20 years of commercial industry experience. He started IT at the age of 15 co-developing a graphical calculator in assembly and machine languages. Current focus: ergonomic cybersecurity. Recently Yona was a lead architect of new smartphone-as-a-key feature for Ford. Demonstrated tremendous success leading and supporting complex business transformation, operational efficiencies, and strategic planning and execution. Yona’s creative talent for innovation – from profitability, cash flow, improved customer service, to drive for SLA fulfillment has proven to be a competitive advantage – and leveraged to benefit the corporation as a whole. His talent has enabled EDS to retain a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually and, after personal intervention with the CEO of HP, enabled a unique solution that was the decisive factor in the Company’s acquisition of a contract worth close to $1 billion annually.