Who We Are

Management Team

Bricata is a network security company was founded by three industry innovators in 2014 and has subsequently grown an experienced management team with over 11 decades of combined global cyber security, engineering, sales, marketing, and management experience.

network security company – john trauth

John brings more than 25 years of demonstrated success in driving market expansion, revenue growth and operational excellence at large established companies such as BEA, Oracle, IBM, and Tektronix, as well as with smaller companies such as Cybertap, QMS, Enterworks and Merlin International. Trauth previously served as President of both Cybertap (acquired by IBM) and Merlin International.

John Trauth

CEO/President and Co-Founder

Phil brings more than 25 years of financial and operational experience, including extensive experience in M&A, raising capital, and scaling operations. He played a key role in the success of security pioneer AXENT, from startup, to IPO, to CFO at the time of Symantec acquisition ($975M). Phil later served as CFO for high-growth companies BroadSoft and Notable Solutions, and was co-founder/CEO of Illumineto.

Phil Salopek

Chief Financial Officer

Andre brings more than 20 years of in-depth technical experience and 10+ years of product management experience. His career has spanned across multiple sectors, such as core internet infrastructure, government contracting, research and development, law enforcement and counterintelligence, and commercial security product development. Andre has served as founder and head of Capital One’s Cyber Security ML practice (CyberML), CEO of the Honeynet Project and CTO of the Global Cyber Alliance.

Andre Ludwig

Chief Product Officer

Jason joins Bricata with years of leadership experience in the cybersecurity industry with extensive knowledge in sales, business development and government. Prior to joining Bricata, he was General Manager of Emerging Technologies at Mainline Information Systems. Before that he held roles as VP Worldwide Sales at BluVector (now part of Comcast) and SVP of Americas Sales at Endace a leader in Network Visibility solutions.

Jason Moore

Vice President of Sales

Susanna brings more than 15 years of marketing and public relations experience, developing and executing transformative strategic initiatives to drive business growth. She has extensive experience in brand development, product and program launches, customer engagement and strategic planning for organizations ranging from startups and SMBs to professional sports leagues, the government and top global companies.

Susanna Palmer

Vice President of Marketing

As a proven leader in product development and groundbreaking software, Orville has demonstrated success in cross-platform communication security. As the Vice President of Engineering at KoolSpan Inc., he was engaged in the creation and evolution of the front and back end infrastructure supporting TrustCall, the company’s flagship voice and messaging encryption application.

Orville Pike

Vice President of Engineering

With more than 20 years experience building high performance teams, Kent leads the sales engineering, professional services, and support teams to drive world-class customer experiences at Bricata. Kent is a veteran of the U.S. Army and has previously served as Director of Public Sector Sales at Rapid 7 and leader of the Cyber Threat Analysis Program at Symantec.

Kent Wilson

Vice President of Customer Experience

Board of Directors

Bricata’s Board of Directors provides invaluable guidance and insight to assist the Management team. We are honored to have the following business and cyber security leaders as part of the extended Bricata family.

John Becker

Chairman of the Board of Directors, KEMP Technologies & former CEO, Sourcefire

Ben Levitan

CEO, Cedalion Partners

Lenard Marcus

Partner, Edison Partners

Gene Savchuk

Acting Bricata CTO, Co-founder Fidelis

George Schu

President & Founder, Avanti Solutions

John Trauth

CEO/President & Co-Founder, Bricata