Guardian Analytics has assembled a team of industry leaders with diverse backgrounds in Internet and enterprise technologies.
Tom Tiernan is a seasoned chief executive officer who has successfully led fast-growing private and public companies across a variety of technology sectors and geographies. Prior to joining Guardian Analytics, Tom was an Operating Partner at Francisco Partners and a Senior Advisor at Vector Capital, acting as interim CEO, Board Member and Advisor for multiple portfolio technology companies. He was the CEO of Synaptics, a $600M public company delivering innovative human interface technology to consumer electronics markets, and the General Manager for Symbol Technologies' $1B mobile computing business. He began his career at Hewlett Packard, where he held various executive and general management positions around the world, including the $2B network storage business in the Americas, the $1.5B enterprise systems business in Asia, and the $600M personal systems business in Japan. Tom holds a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University.
Priess founded Guardian Analytics in 2005, introducing the industry's first individual behavior-based fraud prevention solution. He leads the company's fraud prevention product and service innovations. He also directs the company's Fraud Intelligence and Analyst teams, producing unique insights into fraud trends and fraud prevention best practices. Priess offers expertise in threats, banking and payment systems, and layered security strategies. He is a member of the NACHA Internet Council, the Association of Financial Technology, and FS-ISAC. Prior to founding Guardian Analytics, Craig held product strategy roles with several early stage enterprise software companies, including spearheading marketing efforts at Above All Software, a leading provider of integration technologies based on service-oriented architectures. Craig has also worked for Westinghouse and CRM pioneer Vantive Corporation.
Leslie Lucas has over 20 years of financial, operational and business leadership in the software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industries. Prior to joining Guardian Analytics, Leslie was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Voxify, a leading provider of automated speech technology solutions, where she successfully scaled finance operations, secured funding and completed the sale of the company to 247 Customer. As the CFO at Dantz Development, the leading provider of backup solutions for the SMB market, Leslie played a key finance and operations role to help grow revenue and improve profitability, and was instrumental in the sale of Dantz to EMC.Previously, Leslie held executive positions at FamilyWonder.com, Alysis and Vanstar, where she was responsible for strategic financial planning and analysis, accounting, legal, human resources, IT and technical support. Earlier in her career, Leslie held positions in finance and accounting at Oracle and KPMG. Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of California and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.
Eric LaBadie has been with Guardian Analytics for over seven years, working with companies of all sizes to reduce the fraud risk of offering competitive online, mobile, and payments products. Eric is a regular speaker at national and regional banking and credit union security, payments, and online banking events. He offers deep knowledge of online fraud, best practices for building layered security, and real-world customer successes with using anomaly detection to stop fraud and improve business operations. Prior to joining Guardian Analytics, Eric held various senior sales positions within IBM, including responsibility for managing the Fortune 500 financial services accounts for the Rational Software brand. Prior to IBM, he served as Director of Sales for iSharp, Director of Sales at Silicon Valley Networks, and was District Sales Manager for Pure Software.
Tiffany Riley has been Guardian Analytics VP of Marketing for over five years, educating the industry on attacks against users, online/mobile applications, payment systems and the best practices employing user behavioral analytics to defend against them. She is a regular presenter at security, banking, and payments events and author of contributed articles, white papers, and blog posts. Tiffany has over 20 years of enterprise software marketing and product strategy experience across a variety of industries including eCommerce, customer relationship management, and call center operations at companies such as Market Live, Nextance, Blue Pumpkin Software, Siebel, Scopus and Sybase.
Steve Schramm has over 25 years of executive and technical leadership within the computer networking and communications industry. Steve was most recently Director of Unified Communications at Cisco, having come to that position via the acquisition of Orative Corp. where Steve was co-founder and Vice President of Engineering. At Orative, Steve and his team pioneered and patented innovative secure integration of mobile phones and enterprise telephony and messaging. Previously, Steve was Sr. Vice President of Engineering at Vayusphere, CEO, President and founder of DataRover Mobile Systems, and Vice President and General Manager of the Communication Products Division at General Magic. Steve has also held management and technical positions at TCSI, Hewlett-Packard, British Telecom/Tymnet, and Gather Computer. Steve received a BS in Mathematical Studies from Stanford University.