About Us

About Us

OPĀQ changes the way security is delivered — from the cloud. Our groundbreaking network security-as-a-service empowers organizations with the easiest way to tighten security control and improve business agility. With OPĀQ, you can have one network — simplified, centralized, and secure.

OPAQ Management Team

Glenn C. Hazard
Chairman & CEO

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A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of security and technology industry experience, Glenn brings to OPAQ Networks a notable record, having served as CEO at both venture-funded and publicly held companies. Glenn leads OPAQ’s vision and business, focusing on accelerating company growth by capitalizing on its unique service offering and strong customer base. Prior to joining OPAQ, Glenn was CEO of Xceedium, a privileged access management product company which he led through a successful acquisition by CA Technologies in 2015. As a managing partner at Zero-G, Inc., Glenn led a venture-management firm that invested in and governed early-stage technology companies. Before that, he served as chairman and CEO of NetSec, a leading managed security service provider (MSSP) that was acquired by MCI/Verizon. He also has served as chairman and CEO of FTP Software, Inc., a public company and leading provider of Internet network technology and connectivity software. Earlier in his career, Glenn was the senior vice president and chief information officer at Legent Corporation, a provider of systems management software and solutions. He also spent 17 years with AT&T Corporation, serving in a variety of executive-level sales, marketing, and general management roles.

Kenneth Ammon
Chief Strategy Officer

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A recognized technology executive and expert in security issues, Ken leads the corporate strategy, technology vision, and partnerships for OPAQ Networks. Prior to OPAQ, Ken served alongside CEO Glenn Hazard as the Chief Strategy Officer at Xceedium, a privileged access management product company acquired by CA Technologies in 2015. Before joining Xceedium, Ken founded and served as president of NetSec, a leading managed security service provider (MSSP). After selling NetSec to Verizon Business Systems, Ken accepted the role of senior vice president with the communications and IT-solutions giant. Prior to founding NetSec, Ken was with Trusted Computer Solutions, which was acquired by Raytheon.

Specializing in security matters relating to the federal government, Ken has testified before the House Government Reform Committee on dramatic security vulnerabilities affecting sensitive government information and infrastructure. Ken also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the National Cryptologic School, where he was recognized with the Scientific Achievement Award. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a captain assigned to the U.S. National Security Agency.

Tom Cross
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Tom is a highly experienced and respected information security leader who oversees all technical elements of the company and is responsible for communicating the technology strategy to partners, employees, and investors. He is the co-founder and former CTO of Drawbridge Networks, an information security company that developed a unique approach to network micro-segmentation, which enabled organizations to learn, detect, and automatically respond to internal attacks. Prior to founding Drawbridge, Tom was Director of Security Research at Lancope, where he led research into network anomaly detection. He also was Manager of the IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Advanced Research team, which built state-of-the-art network intrusion prevention technologies. Tom is credited with discovering a number of critical security vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software and has written papers on collateral damage in cyber conflict, vulnerability disclosure ethics, security issues in Internet routers, securing wireless LANs, and protecting Wikipedia from vandalism. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Lauren Gwin
Chief Financial Officer

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Lauren is a highly accomplished and recognized CFO who is leading all strategic financial operations for OPĀQ Networks. Lauren was formerly the CFO of UNICOM Government (formerly GTSI Corp.), where she has a 12-year track record of driving profitable growth while ensuring overall integrity, quality, and stakeholder satisfaction. Lauren was named ‘CFO of the Year’ by Washington Business Journal after delivering the record-setting 2014 financial results for the company in more than a decade. No stranger to mergers and acquisitions, Lauren performed due diligence on more than a dozen multi-million dollar acquisitions, asset purchases, and divestitures since 2012. Prior to UNICOM Government, Lauren was director of internal audit for GTSI Corp., where she led the team charged with remediating and redesigning the Sarbanes-Oxley compliant control system for the company. Lauren’s process improvement and efficiency expertise stems from her background as an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP, where she served clients in the technology and biotech sectors. Lauren’s passion for technology is derived from her early career experience working for several government contractors in the Washington, DC area.

Anurag Jain
SVP, Engineering

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Anurag is an accomplished engineering executive with more than 20 years of experience leading development and continuous delivery of innovative and disruptive software and security technologies. As OPAQ’s SVP of Engineering, Anurag leads the delivery of cutting-edge features for the OPAQ Cloud. Anurag previously led engineering for Bat Blue. Prior to Bat Blue, Anurag served as CTO of Recyclebank and VP of Engineering at WebMD. While at WebMD, Anurag led the company’s product development efforts, which maximized the value of the company’s rich data set. He also led software development for WebMD’s consumer division, which included development responsibility for the company’s online properties, including WebMD.com. Before joining WebMD, Anurag held technology roles with a number of companies across four continents.

Stephen McCarney
SVP, Marketing

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Stephen is an innovative information security marketing technologist and accelerated growth executive with more than 20 years of experience, 10 of those years focused on leading the design and implementation of branding and rapid-growth strategies and programs for start-ups and divisions of blue-chip technology companies. Stephen defines the marketing strategy and leads the go-to-market initiatives for OPAQ Networks. Prior to OPAQ, Stephen was VP of Marketing for Arxan Technologies, a leading application security company, where he developed and drove global branding and go-to-market programs. Stephen also led global security marketing at Unisys Corporation, converting a technical software security technology into a transformative enterprise solution for the business. Before joining Unisys, Stephen led the marketing department for Serco North America, collaborating with the CEO, Chief Strategy Officer, and other executive leadership to reinvigorate growth. While at Serco, Stephen supported the merger and acquisition of SI International, which scaled the company from less than $500M to beyond the $1B mark.Stephen then formed and led a strategic marketing and business growth consulting firm. While there he spent several years serving as an advisor to clients such as Deltek, Marine Healthcare Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Army, and others. Earlier in Stephen’s career, he held management positions with organizations, including a full-service marketing and communications agency catering to technology companies such as CA, Cisco, EMC, and other clients.

Alexander McMillen
SVP, Operations

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Alexander is a seasoned engineering and operations executive with deep security expertise, who leads operations for OPAQ Networks. With his unique blend of technical know-how and operational experience, Alex designed and implemented solutions for mission-critical data center operators, web hosting companies, and cybersecurity firms. His background is immersed in systems and network engineering, as well as critical facilities construction and operations. Prior to joining OPAQ, Alex was responsible for global datacenter architecture and operations for security consulting firm Roka Security. Alexander’s professional achievements include leading the day-to-day construction and operations of a 123,000 square-foot data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia’s notable “Data Center Alley.” He also built four Autonomous Systems (ISPs) from the ground up. In 2009, Alexander founded the Washington, DC chapter of the Vyatta Secret Society, a user group that enables companies to perform Software Defined Networking functions on commodity hardware. Alexander has contributed to open letters sent to Congress by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Stanford Cyber Law Center regarding Net Neutrality and Cyber Threat Information Sharing programs. Alexander is a member of the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Infrastructure Masons, 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance, and Phi Beta Cyber Society.

Scott Shreve
SVP, Product Management

Scott is a veteran of 27 years in the network and information systems industry, with the past 17 years focused on security operations and intelligence-led product development in managed security provider environments, threat detection solution providers, and commercial cyber threat intelligence organizations. Prior to joining OPAQ, Scott led a product team focused on developing intelligence collection and analysis tools for iSIGHT Partners, which was acquired by FireEye in 2016. Over the past two decades Scott has provided his security and operational expertise to many commercial and federal organizations including: Federal Communications Commission, Department of Justice, The United States Air Force, The United States Army, Zurich-Farmers, Toyota Motor Sports, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Proctor and Gamble, and the 2012 London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).

Board of Directors

Glenn C. Hazard
Chairman and CEO

Arun Gupta
Partner, Columbia Capital

Jason Booma
Partner, Columbia Capital

James Tholen
CFO, Broadsoft Inc.

Joshua S. Levine
CEO, Kita Capital

Advisory Board

John Terrill 
President of the OPAQ Advisory Board
Chief Information Security Officer, Fox News Channel

 

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