Leadership

Carson Sweet
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Carson Sweet is co-founder and chief executive officer for CloudPassage. Carson led the team that created Halo, the patented security platform that changes the way enterprises achieve infrastructure protection and compliance. Carson’s information security career spans three decades and includes a broad range of entrepreneurial, management and hands-on technology experience. Carson and his teams have created groundbreaking security solutions across a range of industries and public sectors, with heavy focus on financial services, federal government, and high-tech.

Vitaliy Geraymovych
CO-FOUNDER AND VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING

With over 20 years of experience in engineering management, Vitaliy Geraymovych has hands-on development capabilities that span the application life cycle: design, prototyping, implementation, deployment, performance and quality assurance. Vitaliy’s design and engineering skills span multiple enterprise application platforms, agile development methodologies, extreme programming, and test-driven development. His experience extends to managing these processes for large-scale projects and teams.

Bernard Batang
VICE PRESIDENT, CUSTOMER SUCCESS

Bernard Batang oversees the Customer Success team for CloudPassage, supporting the needs of some of the worlds most demanding enterprise organizations. The team provides customer onboarding, professional services, automations/integrations, implementation/product support and technical account management functions to ensure that CloudPassage’s customers are realizing the full value of Halo Cloud Secure. He brings over 15 years of leadership experience to CloudPassage in areas such as: customer operations, organizational strategy, professional services, M&A, and sales and business development. Bernard joined CloudPassage from FishNet Security, prior to that he was at Deloitte.

Jeff Baumgarten
HEAD OF GROWTH

Jeff Baumgarten brings uniquely diverse skills and experience to his oversight of the the Marketing, Mid-Market Sales, and Sales Operations functions at CloudPassage. In his 15+ years of B2B leadership experience at startups, mid-market orgs, and large enterprises, he’s applied a data driven approach to unify corporate goals with customer needs.Jeff has led the global marketing functions at Digital Realty and Omnicom agency MarketStar, built a new consulting line of business at Accenture, and led a 300-person Inside Sales team for Cisco Systems.

Rocco DiGioacchino
HEAD OF FINANCE AND CONTROLLER

Rocco DiGioacchino, CPA, is head of finance at CloudPassage. Rocco is a forward-thinking executive with over a decade of leadership experience in high-growth environments. Immediately prior to joining CloudPassage, Rocco was the VP of Finance at First Aid Beverages where he led the finance function and prior to that Rocco was the controller at Penumbra and the Assistant Controller at FoxHollow Technologies, where he was on the teams that took the two companies public. Rocco has extensive experience in scaling the finance function and is highly-regarded for his leadership skills in the accounting department and the ability to build cohesive teams.

John Janetos
HEAD OF STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

John is responsible for channel and technology partners including resellers/VARs, global system integrators, and ecosystem technology partners. An experienced executive in business development, alliances, and sales, he has an established history of conceiving and launching new products and services including go-to-market plans. John has been a key driver of our partnerships with the leading cloud providers including AWS, Azure, and Rackspace. In addition to managing partnerships, John has spearheaded our go-to-market via managed security services providers.

Lindsey Orrick
HEAD OF SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

Lindsey Orrick, CISSP, brings two decades of progressive information security leadership to the team responsible for the security, risk, and compliance posture of CloudPassage and the CloudPassage Halo platform. Lindsey’s experience applying multiple security and compliance frameworks to cloud-based services makes him well suited to advising CloudPassage customers on cloud security issues. Holding a master’s degree in Computer Fraud Investigations from George Washington University, Lindsey’s career has spanned across the private and public sectors, most recently overseeing Information Assurance for Oracle’s Federal Managed Cloud Services.

Amol Sarwate
HEAD OF SECURITY RESEARCH

Amol heads CloudPassage worldwide security research responsible for cloud vulnerability and compliance research. He is a 20+ year veteran of the security industry and has devoted his career to protecting, securing and educating the community from security threats. Amol has presented his research on vulnerability trends, security axioms, SCADA security, malware, exploits, IoT, CPU vulnerabilities and other topics at numerous security conferences. He writes the ‘HOT or NOT’ column for SC Magazine and holds numerous US patents. Amol joined CloudPassage after a distinguished career at Qualys, McAfee and Hitachi Systems.

Shaane Syed
HEAD OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

As head of marketing communications for CloudPassage, Shaane owns all content and communications that tell the CloudPassage Halo story. She is an experienced B2B marketing leader hyper-focused on content, brand, and digital strategy across channels, producing highly engaging content that showcases Halo’s innovative, industry-leading security platform. A veteran of the SaaS and PaaS industries, Shaane brings a unique perspective to the security space in ever-changing software and infrastructure environments.

Ryan Thomas
HEAD OF PRODUCT

Ryan Thomas has spent the past 20+ years building products that help customers safeguard their applications, reduce risk, and prevent online fraud. He leads the product management function which identifies key market challenges and builds solutions into CloudPassage’s offerings. Beginning his career in securing high-bandwidth fiber optic networks, Ryan has been practicing security and developing products for the last 20 years. He has worked in technology, consulting, and financial companies including Verisign, US Bancorp , and most recently HP ArcSight.

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