Who We Are

Management Team


Bricata 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.

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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
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With more than 25 years experience, Gene has a proven track record of developing high-performance commercial software products. In 2002, Gene co-founded Fidelis Security Systems and was instrumental in leading the strategic vision of the product in its emerging market category. As the company expanded overseas, he played an important role in extending sales capabilities to foreign markets.

Gene Savchuk

CTO and Principal
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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
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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
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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
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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

CTO & Principal, Bricata

George Schu

President & Founder, Avanti Solutions

John Trauth

CEO/President & Co-Founder, Bricata
The Bricata Comprehensive Network Protection Platform Earns FIPS 140-2 Validation for Encryption
NIST Has Issued Certificate #3325 to Bricata, Completing Rigorous FIPS 140-2 Testing Process for Deployments in U.S. Federal Government
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