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Interpres Executive Leadership Team

Our team knows what it takes to build strong security teams and programs, because we’ve done it time and again for some of the most critical organizations. Our founding team, consisting of industry veterans and former DoD Intel execs/staff, witnessed firsthand how enterprises with “best of breed” security tools still struggle to understand and effectively communicate their overall cybersecurity capabilities.

So we set out to help organizations shift from an “attacked” mindset to a “defended” one.

Nick Lantuh

Nick Lantuh

Co-founder and CEO

Nick Lantuh has 25+ years of proven start-up, company building and strategic leadership experience. He is currently the CEO & Chairman of Interpres Security, a startup providing continuous security posture optimization. Prior to Interpres, Mr. Lantuh was President and CEO of Fidelis Cybersecurity, where he was brought in to execute a successful turnaround, selling Fidelis two years later to Private Equity in 2020.

Prior to Fidelis, he served as Executive Chairman of eSentire, where he led the company and provided both strategic and operational leadership to support the company’s growth and market expansion, culminating in the sale of eSentire to Warburg Pincus in 2017. Prior to eSentire, Mr. Lantuh was Founder and President of NetWitness (acquired by EMC in 2011), where he secured funding, built the management team and ran day-to-day operations from inception through the sale, culminating in a #21 overall ranking on the 2010 Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US and a #1 ranking as the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Software Company in the US. NetWitness was also recognized by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the Fastest Growing Company in the State of Virginia for 2011.

Mr. Lantuh had previously held senior executive roles in multiple startups in endpoint security, network security, optical networking, and wireless, culminating in an IPO and acquisitions by Cisco, McAfee and Ceridian. He was a two time Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Finalist (2010 & 2011) and served as a judge for the Greater Washington DC region, and an Association for Corporate Growth Finalist for the National Capital Chapter in 2011 for M&A Deal of the Year over $100M. Mr. Lantuh serves on numerous corporate & non-profit Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards.

Mr. Lantuh holds a BS from Cornell University, an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School and has also completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Michael Jenks

Michael Jenks

Co-founder and CTO

Michael Jenks has 22+ years of experience within the information technology field primarily focusing on offensive and defensive cyber operations. Michael is currently the CTO of Interpres Security, a startup that helps organizations optimize cyber defensive posture through a threat centric approach.

Prior to Interpres, Michael was the co-founder & COO of Adapt Forward, a defense contracting company specializing in cyber warfare. During his tenure at Adapt Forward, Michael led security operation teams that won various distinguished awards and became recognized as the best in the Department of Defense. Through his strategic leadership, Adapt Forward grew to over 200+ employees and generates over $40 million in annual revenue ending up at #542 of the 2020 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US and #1 in his home state of South Carolina.

Mr. Jenks holds a BS from Pennsylvania College of Technology along with various professional certifications within the project management and cyber security disciplines.

Ian Roth

Ian Roth

Co-founder and Head of Product

Ian Roth has 10+ years of experience in the information security space. Prior to his current role as co-founder and Head of Research at Interpres Security, Ian spent 5 years performing incident response, threat hunting, detection engineering, and security optimization for a Department of Defense Cybersecurity Services Provider. Ian also served in the U.S. Army for 4 years where he worked in a Division Fires cell and was a subject matter expert in the Army Battle Command System and digital integration.

Ian holds a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations from Dakota State University and various industry certifications.

Michael Maurer

Michael Maurer

Co-founder and Lead Developer

Michael Maurer has 10+ years of experience within the information security field with a primary focus on software development and digital forensics. Michael is currently the Lead Developer and a co-founder of Interpres Security. Prior to Interpres, Michael spent a combined 10 years performing digital forensics, incident response, malware analysis, and software development at a defense contracting company and as a civilian for the Department of Defense.

Mr. Maurer maintains several open-source projects and holds a BS in Computer Science from James Madison University.

Patrick Arvidson

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Patrick “Pat” Arvidson, Senior Executive Service retired, joins Interpres Security after a 36 year career in the Department of Defense. Career highlights include Technical Director for the Office of the National Manager for National Security Systems, Executive Director for the Principal Cyber Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Policy, Chair of the joint DoD Cybersecurity Analysis and Review (DoDCAR) program.

An innovative and creative leader, Mr. Arvidson has been on the cutting edge of cybersecurity for over 20 years, developing new capabilities combating advanced persistent threat. Projects have included the design and development of the largest zero-day net defense system, secure mobile devices, creation of the cyber national mission force and countering nation state activities.

Pat is extremely excited to move from development to delivering threat-based cybersecurity to the community enabling concrete return on investment metrics, countering adversarial tradecraft, and ensuring that resources are matched against threats.

Pat is a graduate of the University Maryland Global Campus and the Naval War College with an M.A and M.S., respectively in Information Assurance and National Strategy and Policy. He resides in Annapolis, Maryland.

Mike Persechini

Senior Vice President, Sales

Mike Persechini joins Interpres as the Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Persechini brings 25 years of Cybersecurity experience to the Interpres team specializing in developing and transforming high growth early stage companies. As a sales leader Mike has focused on building and scaling highly functional sales organizations and leading the expansion of go-to-market teams. Mike has spent the last several years executing comprehensive customer acquisition strategies and growing revenue from sub $1M to $75M.

Prior to joining Interpres, Mike served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Hunters leading revenue growth initiatives from Series A to Series C funding. Mr. Persechini has previously held roles as Area Vice President of Sales at Verodin, which was eventually acquired by FireEye/Mandiant, and as Area Vice President of Sales at Lancope (acquired by Cisco).

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