At EdgeWave our mission is to enable enterprises to confidently embrace the cloud-connected world. We do this by providing simple but highly effective data security and advanced threat protection in bundled solutions that are affordable, scalable and easy to use, all from a trusted cyber security company in business since 1995. EdgeWave solutions allow enterprises to transition to the cloud at their own pace, providing assurance every step of the way.
Protection, via sandboxing and the world’s most accurate URL classification service
Privacy, by ensuring your data is encrypted in the cloud, in motion and at rest
Policy, by enabling and enforcing granular network policy management at the individual user level
CEO and President
Dave Maquera brings over 25 years of executive leadership experience. Prior roles include Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President at Clearwire, the nation’s first and largest 4G wireless wholesale carrier. Prior to that, he was the CIO and Vice President of Strategic Development at Leap Wireless/Cricket Communications, a first-mover in flat-rate wireless voice, data, and broadband service. He was Executive Vice President of Product and Technology at Backwire.com, an Internet media and technology company acquired by Leap Wireless. Mr. Maquera started his business career as an Associate with McKinsey & Company. He served for ten years in the United States Navy, where he was an aviator, a Chief Operations Officer, a Communications Security Officer, and he is a Gulf War veteran. Mr. Maquera holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard.
Thalia R. Gietzen
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Gietzen brings over 15 years of senior-level financial management experience within the technology industry to her position as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mrs. Gietzen was the CFO at Vycera Communications, a $20 million telecommunications company. Mrs. Gietzen has also served as CFO at Communications Telesystems International, a telecom company that went from a start-up to over $100 million dollars in annual revenue during her two-year tenure. Mrs. Gietzen started her professional career in public accounting at Grant Thornton and continues to be a licensed CPA. Mrs. Gietzen graduated Cum Laude from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.
Vice President, Engineering
As Vice President of Engineering, Mr. Crowe brings over 20 years of development and management experience to his position leading all technical functions for the company. Mr. Crowe is one of the pioneers of content filtering, having worked in this market since the early 1990′s. From 1992-2000, Mr. Crowe was a co-founder of and Vice President of Engineering at Internet Products, then a leading provider of award-winning turnkey Internet servers which was sold to St. Bernard Software in 2001. This acquisition became the technology platform upon which the company’s secure web gateway is based.
Vice President, Technical Operations
Mr. Thompson brings 20 years of technical support, customer service and operations management experience to the company. Mr. Thompson was Vice President of Central Services at technology company Mitchell International, where he led the organization to multiple national awards for technical support and service. Mr. Thompson also centralized customer service and order processing operations for catalog sales company Maintenance Warehouse, which was subsequently purchased by The Home Depot. He has held management positions at Continental Airlines, The Automobile Club of Southern California and the Institute for International Research, and has spoken on the topic of technical support operations at numerous industry conferences. He received his degree in education from Loughborough University of Technology in England.
Managing Director, Security Operations and Analysis
Mr Walls is a Navy Captain and Naval Aviator bringing over 28 years of experience in Cyber and Aviation Warfare to his position as Managing Director, Security Operations and Analysis. During his Navy career, Mr Walls successfully completed three command tours, most recently as Commander Task Force 1030/Commanding Officer Navy Information Operations Command Norfolk, where he reported directly to Commander Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. TENTH Fleet. As Commander TF 1030, Mr Walls led one of three Task Forces supporting Commander, Fleet Cyber Command war fighting objectives during a real world cyber operation. He personally directed forces conducting cyber operations across the global Navy cyber domain including all Navy unclassified networks and websites; oversaw development and implementation of the first Website Vulnerability Assessment capability for the U.S. Navy; directed the U.S. Navy’s cadre of sophisticated cyber security trainers and assessors conducting cooperative (Blue Team) and non-cooperative (Red Team) cyber readiness assessments across the global Navy cyber infrastructure; and provided penetration testing support to the U.S. Navy’s Operational Test and Evaluation Force. Mr Walls is a combat veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. He is a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Science, and a 1996 graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research.
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