Our Team

Management Team

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Feris Rifai is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bay Dynamics®. Under his leadership, Bay Dynamics’ analytics solutions enable enterprises and government to continuously quantify the financial impact of cyber risk based on actual conditions detected in their environment. The company’s flagship platform, Risk Fabric®, calculates the value at risk associated with specific threats and vulnerabilities, that when mitigated, measurably reduce cyber risk exposure. Rifai co-founded the company in 2001 with its own financing. In 2014 Bay Dynamics raised Series A funding from Comcast Ventures, and in 2016 completed a Series B funding round led by Carrick Capital Partners. Rifai's effective leadership has guided the company’s rapid, sustainable growth by driving product innovation, go-to-market strategies, and long-term partnerships.

Feris Rifai

Founder, CEO
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Ryan has spent more than 20 years of his career solving big data problems with analytics. Starting in the early days of the Web, his first user behavior analytics challenges were to find innovative ways to recommend products to end users and drive sales on e-commerce sites. With the proliferation of the connected enterprise, his attention turned to new analytics challenges with internal IT, cloud, and cybersecurity initiatives. With two decades of experience in user behavior analytics, a portfolio of analytics patents, and an unparalleled leadership team, Ryan is focused on finding innovative ways to provide smart cybersecurity solutions for the enterprise.

Ryan Stolte

Founder, CTO
Jerry Skurla
As Chief Marketing Officer, Jerry leads marketing and branding strategy, planning and execution for Bay Dynamics and brings a 10-year track record of accelerating revenue and market share growth at cyber security companies. Prior to Bay Dynamics, he served as VP Marketing for advanced threats at Arbor Networks, the global leader in DDOS protection. Before Arbor Networks, Jerry was VP Marketing at FireMon, a leader in firewall policy management that was acquired by Insight Venture Partners in 2014. Prior to FireMon, Jerry led Marketing at NitroSecurity, a leader in the SIEM market who was acquired by McAfee in 2011. Jerry graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Penn State University.

Jerry Skurla

CMO
Bryan Koehler
As Chief Financial Officer, Bryan oversees all finance, accounting, legal, human resources, IT, and customer services of the company. He has over 20 years of extensive financial and operational experience with many notable companies in the software and high tech industry, including both start-ups and established companies. He has successfully guided and managed these companies by driving strong revenue, operational, and EBITDA growth; securing private equity and debt funding; and closing successful mergers and acquisitions. Bryan graduated with a Bachelors of Accounting and Business Administration and Masters of Accountancy from Brigham Young University and is a CPA.

Bryan Koehler

CFO
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As VP of North America Sales, Joe brings 25 plus years of experience in complex enterprise technology sales in both a selling and team leading capacity. Prior to Bay Dynamics, Joe helped define, shape and live the culture at NetApp for 17 years and was a key contributor to their growth from $300M to $6B+ (NetApp earned 13 consecutive years of being named "Best Companies to work for" - Fortune 100). His most recent role was leading the Americas Mid-Market sales team for NetApp. Joe earned a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.

Joe Santamorena

VP, North America Sales
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As Vice President of HR, Tracy brings 20 years of experience leading HR in organizations with exceptional cultures. At Bay Dynamics, Tracy is responsible for hiring the right talent, keeping employee satisfaction and performance as top priorities. Prior to Bay Dynamics, Tracy held executive positions at top companies such as Notable Solutions, NexTone and Visual Networks. Tracy holds a BA in Economics from the UC, Berkeley.

Tracy Behzad

VP, HUMAN RESOURCES
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Bill has more than 20 years of experience in services industry with global positions in both consulting and technical support services. At Symantec, Bill was responsible for the development and implementation of a Global Services Partner Program. Prior to Symantec, Bill held leadership positions at Altiris and Novell. Bill holds a BS Degree in Information Systems from BYU-Hawaii and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Bill Holzendorf

VP, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
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Humphrey has over 16 years of experience designing and implementing data analytics solutions. Since joining Bay Dynamics in 2002, Humphrey has directed the product strategy, architecture, and implementation of the widely adopted IT Analytics and Risk Fabric products. He began his career in IT as a member of the Accenture consulting team. Humphrey holds a BS in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Humphrey Christian

VP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
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Joe has over 10 years of experience designing and developing solutions to complex business problems. He has worked with numerous Enterprise Level companies helping them solve challenges ranging from process re-engineering to software development. Over the last several years he has worked primarily on the development and product management of IT Analytics. Joe has a BS in Computer Science from Dickinson College and an MBA from San Francisco State University.

Joe DeRobertis

VP, ENGINEERING
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Steven has over 20 years of management consulting and industry experience working with technology, security and business executives, driving solutions to their most critical and complex problems. At Bay Dynamics, Steven is responsible for ensuring our clients are successful in achieving their security and risk management goals. Prior to Bay Dynamics, Steven held senior positions at top tier consultancies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers and EMC, where he architected and managed programs focused on security, risk, business intelligence, big data analytics, enterprise program management offices, corporate legal operations, data privacy, cloud architecture and business continuity planning for global clients in the financial services and health care industries. Steven holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from Queens College and has achieved his CISSP certification.

Steven Grossman

VP, STRATEGY

Board of Directors

Feris Rifai

FOUNDER, CEO - BAY DYNAMICS

Ryan Stolte

FOUNDER, CTO - BAY DYNAMICS

Dave Zilberman

PARTNER - COMCAST VENTURES

Steve Unterberger

MANAGING DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS - CARRICK CAPITAL PARTNERS

Board of Advisors

Myrna Soto

SR VP, GLOBAL CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER - COMCAST CORPORATION

Robert Rodriguez

CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER - SECURITY INNOVATION NETWORK™

Charles R. Hudson

ED, NATIONAL GOVERNANCE, RISK & COMPLIANCE – COMCAST

John Jack

START-UP ADVISOR & BOARD MEMBER

Lieutenant General Rhett Hernandez (Retired)

FORMER COMMANDER OF ARMY CYBER COMMAND

Vice Admiral D. C. Curtis (Retired)

FORMER COMMANDER OF THE NAVAL SURFACE FORCES

Matthew Steele

VP, INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY - SALESFORCE.COM

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