Leadership

Our leadership team consists of seasoned business leaders and cyber security experts. They nurture a culture of openness, dedication, and ingenuity to better serve our clients.

Senior Executive Team
Board of Directors
Advisors

Jason Crabtree

Chief Executive Officer & Co‑Founder

Jason Crabtree

Chief Executive Officer & Co‑Founder

Jason Crabtree co-founded QOMPLX in 2014 with Andrew Sellers. It is QOMPLX’s mission to reimagine the complexity of the modern data-driven economy for our clients. As the CEO of QOMPLX, Mr. Crabtree is responsible for the overall vision and long term direction of the company, in addition to overseeing all aspects of company operations.

Prior to QOMPLX, Jason most recently served as a Special Advisor to the senior leaders in the Department of Defense cyber community, with responsibilities ranging from policy advice and operational support, to research direction and technology transition. He partnered with a wide variety of organizations within both the Intelligence Community and Defense Enterprise.

He is a licensed professional engineer and has a strong background in modeling, simulation, and data analysis who is currently focused at the nexus of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and operational risk management.

He has been an invited participant, panelist, and speaker on energy, risk management, finance, and security for organizations including the Financial Services Roundtable, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Center for New American Security, the Ditchley Foundation, the Gridwise Architecture Council, and RAND in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

John Ferrari

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

John Ferrari

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

As CFO/CAO, Mr. Ferrari is responsible for leading the financial modeling, accounting, financial audit and corporate structuring functions. Ferrari joined QOMPLX after a distinguished 32-year career in the U.S. Army, having retired as a Major General. Over the course of his military career, he ran business operations, implemented data analytics and led numerous financial management activities within the Department of Defense. He brings a wealth of expertise in information technology, data science, and computer science. Mr. Ferrari is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and he holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Kelley

General Manager,
Q:CYBER & Platform

Richard Kelley

General Manager,
Q:CYBER & Platform

As General Manager, Q:CYBER and Platform at QOMPLX, Mr. Kelley is responsible for the Q:CYBER solution portfolio, Q:OS data platform and solutions, as well as research and development initiatives across the company including rapid prototyping and proof of concept feature development

Mr. Kelley has over 20 years of experience in information security. He served in the US Air Force as a communication officer responsible for managing network operations and security for mission critical systems. After leaving the Air Force, he contracted for military and government clients including the US Army 1st Information Operations Command, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and National Security Agency (NSA) as a network engineer, software engineer, and penetration tester. Immediately before joining QOMPLX, he co-founded Gray Tier Technologies to provide security assessments to both government and commercial clients and led the Pentagon Joint Service Provider Vulnerability Research and Exploit Development Team (VRED), where he was responsible for finding 0-day vulnerabilities in Pentagon networks.

Mr. Kelley holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, and a M.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering with a focus on Computational Engineering from Purdue University.

Natalie Alexander

Vice President, People

Natalie Alexander

Vice President, People

As the Vice President of People, Ms. Alexander is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the company's talent and culture management strategy which includes all facets of the employee journey. She partners with the leadership team to design dynamic and inclusive programs that help advance the mission and enhance business results.

Prior to joining QOMPLX, Inc., Ms. Alexander served as Senior Manager of Community Relations at Capital One. She developed and led multiple enterprise-wide employee engagement initiatives for over 40,000 associates.

Prior to Capital One, Ms. Alexander served as Director of Corporate Relations at Points of Light, an international nonprofit focused on volunteer mobilization. Here, she advised Fortune 500 companies in developing best-in-class employee engagement programs.

Ms. Alexander earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College, a Master’s in Public Administration from Georgia State University, and holds a certificate in Human Resources Management from Cornell University.

Chad Kite

Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

Chad Kite

Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

As Vice President of Sales, Mr. Kite is responsible for leading the global sales, marketing, pre-sales engineering, partner, account management and customer experience teams.

Mr. Kite joined QOMPLX after spending the last 15 years working at three high growth start-ups across the analytics, big data, and cybersecurity industries. Each company resulted in successful exits - Cvent (IPO, Goldman Sachs / NEA), Distil Networks (acquisition, Imperva), and Basho (acquisition, Bet365). Over the course of his career, he remained in high-growth sales organizations, focused on selling into enterprise companies (F500 globally), aggressively scaling pre-revenue teams and driving high customer retention rates. Mr. Kite believes in building highly determined teams that operate with alignment and high integrity.

Mr. Kite holds a B.A. from College of Charleston.

Maria Quan

Vice President, Marketing

Maria Quan

Vice President, Marketing

As the Vice President, Global Marketing at QOMPLX, Ms. Quan is responsible for growing QOMPLX’s brand awareness and increasing adoption of QOMPLX’s innovative technology to help customers mitigate risks across their enterprises and organizations.

Ms. Quan brings over 20 years of experience working in the technology sector where she has worked to build and bring opportunities to all sizes and growth stages of companies from startups to fortune 100 multinational corporations including T-Mobile (Sprint) and Google. She has built teams, accelerated business growth through strategic marketing plans, and developed executive thought leadership and insights-driven programs for decision-makers. Over the course of her career, Ms. Quan authored content on a range of subjects including data insights and caller identification.

She is an active member of WICT, an equity and diversity advocacy non-profit, and volunteers for multiple Washington, DC based charities.

Ms. Quan holds an M.S. in Project Management from George Washington University and a dual B.A. in Economics and History from American University.

Kevin Lemmon

Vice President, Customer Experience

Kevin Lemmon

Vice President, Customer Experience

As Vice President of Customer Experience, Mr. Lemmon is responsible for leading the global CX team to ensure that a smooth, unfragmented, and consistent customer experience is achieved across all touchpoints and at all stages of the customer journey.

Mr. Lemmon joined QOMPLX after spending the last 20 years working at various cybersecurity start-ups. At Axent (acquisition by Symantec), ArcSight (acquisition by HP), and Distil Networks (acquisition by Imperva), he led over achieving Sales Engineering teams, each resulting in successful exits. Throughout his career, Mr. Lemmon has built and led both pre-sales and post-sales teams at high growth companies, while continuously attaining high customer retention rates.

Taylor Tresselt

Vice President, Sales

Taylor Tresselt

Vice President, Sales

Responsible for Global Commercial Sales, Taylor Tresselt has been a strategic sales leader for more than 25 years. He has delivered high growth for sales organizations large and small, helping customers with Big Data and Advanced Analytics initiatives while at Oracle, MemSQL/SingleStore, and Basho Technologies, and with enhanced network security while with Funk Software (Juniper Networks), Micromuse (IBM) and Nominum (Akamai).

Taylor holds a B.A. from Carleton College.

Randy Quirk

Randy Quirk

John Crowley

John Crowley

Arnold Chase

Arnold Chase

Mr. Chase is President and a Director of Gemini Networks, Inc. and Co- President of Chase Enterprises Holding LLC, Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Chase previously served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Avangrid, Inc. from December 2015 to June 2019, and of UIL Holdings Corporation from 1999 to 2015. Mr. Chase is also a Trustee of Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. and Talcott Mountain Science Center and a member of the board of directors of Hartford Hospital. Mr. Chase holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College. Mr. Chase has an extensive background in technology-driven business building and security matters pertaining to critical infrastructure.

Jason Crabtree

Chief Executive Officer & Co‑Founder

Jason Crabtree

Chief Executive Officer & Co‑Founder

Jason Crabtree co-founded QOMPLX in 2014 with Andrew Sellers. It is QOMPLX’s mission to reimagine the complexity of the modern data-driven economy for our clients. As the CEO of QOMPLX, Mr. Crabtree is responsible for the overall vision and long term direction of the company, in addition to overseeing all aspects of company operations.

Prior to QOMPLX, Jason most recently served as a Special Advisor to the senior leaders in the Department of Defense cyber community, with responsibilities ranging from policy advice and operational support, to research direction and technology transition. He partnered with a wide variety of organizations within both the Intelligence Community and Defense Enterprise.

He is a licensed professional engineer and has a strong background in modeling, simulation, and data analysis who is currently focused at the nexus of cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, and operational risk management.

He has been an invited participant, panelist, and speaker on energy, risk management, finance, and security for organizations including the Financial Services Roundtable, the Casualty Actuarial Society, the Center for New American Security, the Ditchley Foundation, the Gridwise Architecture Council, and RAND in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Clay DeGiacinto

Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Axonic Capital

Clay DeGiacinto

Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Axonic Capital

Mr. DeGiacinto founded Axonic Capital LLC in 2010. The Firm’s primary business is to manage client capital through various Structured Credit, Commercial Loan, and Systematic Fixed Income strategies. Axonic currently manages over $4 billion in assets and employs a staff of over 55 people including traders, analysts, and administrative personnel.

Prior to forming Axonic, Mr. DeGiacinto was responsible for building out the mortgage investment platform at Tower Research Capital LLC and was the Senior Portfolio Manager for Split Level LLC, the predecessor fund to the Axonic Credit Opportunities Funds. He previously led a mortgage trading desk in the Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities division at Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. DeGiacinto’ s duties included the securitization and retention of bonds backed by adjustable rate and negatively amortizing residential mortgages. He was also responsible for managing the trading risk of the mortgage credit book for all prime, alt-A and negatively amortizing structures.

Mr. DeGiacinto previously served as a Captain in the U.S. Army in the 25th Infantry Division (Hawaii) after completing the U.S. Army Ranger School, Airborne School and Air Assault Course. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

David Ducommun

David Ducommun

David Ducommun serves as President Cannae Holdings. Previously, Mr. Ducommun was Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance from August 2020, and served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance of Cannae from November 2017 until December 2020. Mr. Ducommun has served as President of the Cannae portfolio companies Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation I and Austerlitz Acquisition Corporation II since January 2021.

Mr. Ducommun served as Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions of Fidelity National Financial, or FNF from 2011 until November 2019. He also served as Secretary of FGL Holdings from April 2016 until December 2017. Prior to joining FNF, Mr. Ducommun served as Director of Investment Banking at Bank of America Corporation, since 2008. Before Bank of America Corporation, Mr. Ducommun was an investment banker at Bear Stearns.

Sid Browne

Managing Director, Credit Suisse

Sid Browne

Managing Director, Credit Suisse

Sid Browne most recently served as Head of Quantitative Investment Strategy Research and Portfolio Solutions at Credit Suisse. There, he was responsible for heading the research and development of systematic and quantitative strategies across all asset classes as well as initiating and leading the institutional systematic portfolio solutions and Risk Premia efforts. Previously, he was in Credit Suisse Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer and Global Head of Research for the Systematic Liquid Alternative Trading Strategies group, and the lead Portfolio Manager of the Liquid Alternatives funds. Previous positions also include Brevan Howard Asset Management where he was Head of Quantitative and Systematic Strategies from 2006-2009, and before that at Goldman Sachs, where he was Head of Quantitative Strategies Research and Risk across GSAM alternative assets, and before that Head of Quantitative Modeling in the firmwide risk group. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was in academia for 10 years at Columbia University, as a tenured full Professor in the Graduate School of Business. He has published numerous academic and practitioner articles on quantitative methods and analytic portfolio theory, and holds 4 patents in the areas of volatility modeling, portfolio and risk management (assigned to Goldman Sachs and Co.).

Richard Foster

Emeritus Director at McKinsey & Company and Managing Partner of the Millbrook Management Group LLC

Richard Foster

Emeritus Director at McKinsey & Company and Managing Partner of the Millbrook Management Group LLC

Mr. Foster is an Emeritus Director at McKinsey & Company, Managing Partner of the Millbrook Management Group LLC, Venture Partner at Lux Capital, board member of Memorial Sloan Kettering, and Advisory Board member of QOMPLX. Prior to forming Millbrook, Mr. Foster was with McKinsey & Company for 30 years, where he served as a Senior Partner and Director for 22 years. Mr. Foster co-founded the firm’s Private Equity, Healthcare, Chemicals, and Technology and Innovation practices. He also led McKinsey’s worldwide knowledge development and served over fifty leading global companies, as well as several nonprofit institutions.

Mr. Foster is Chairman of Ancera Diagnostics, the Lead Director at ZocDoc, and a Director at both Advantia Health and LeanTaas. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is Chair of the President’s Circle of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. He is a member of the Policy and Global Affairs Committee of the National Research Council at the National Academies. He led the Study Group for the Council on Foreign Relations on Innovation and Economic Power, which led to the publication of Technological Innovation and Economic Performance.

Mr. Foster is also a member of the board of directors of: Athenahealth (Chairman, Governance Committee); the Santa Fe Institute; the Oak Ridge National Laboratories; Trust Company of the West, a wholly owned subsidiary of Société Général (Audit Committee); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (Executive and Finance Committees); Yale School of Medicine Dean’s Advisory Board; W. M. Keck Foundation (Medical Research Committee); Council of Foreign Relations (Nominating and Membership Committees); Council for Aid to Education (Chairman, Strategy Committee); a member of the Chambers Street Executive Network of Goldman Sachs; and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Genomic Biology at The University of Illinois.

Mr. Foster has written two best-selling books: Innovation: The Attacker’s Advantage (1986) and Creative Destruction (2001). He received his BS, MS, and PhD from Yale University in Engineering and Applied Science.

Dan Geer, Sc.D

Chief Information Security Officer, In-Q-Tel; Owner, Geer Risk Services

Dan Geer, Sc.D

Chief Information Security Officer, In-Q-Tel; Owner, Geer Risk Services

Dan Geer is a prolific cybersecurity and risk management expert currently serving as the Founder and Owner of Geer Risk Services and as the Chief Information Security Officer for In-Q-Tel, a not-for-profit technology company that assists the CIA in developing cybersecurity efforts. He has been heavily involved in the security space for his forty-six-year career, operating in both the business and academic worlds. Previous to In-Q-Tel, Dan has been an officer or major consultant for numerous security and risk management firms, most recently serving as Chief Scientist Emeritus and Vice President of Verdasys Inc. and as Chief Technology Officer for @stake.In the academic space, Dan’s remarkable body of work includes some of the most-cited resources in the industry. He has authored and coauthored multiple papers, journal articles, and books on cybersecurity, most famously “CyberInsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly” for the Computer & Communications Industry Association. He has delivered keynote speeches for several industry-leading evets, including the annual RSA Conference in 2015 and BlackHat 2014. Aside from earning his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, he was a significant contributor to that university’s Project Athena, which produced the X Window System and the Kerberos protocol, among other innovations.

As a noted cybersecurity expert, Dan has been involved with the public sector in advisory roles with the Federal Trade Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Treasury Department, the National Research Council, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Department of Defense, the National Institute of Justice, and the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection.

Chris P. Hsu

Advisory Partner, Technology Executive, Board Director

Chris P. Hsu

Advisory Partner, Technology Executive, Board Director

Mr. Hsu is an experienced CEO, C-level executive, and Board Member with a proven 26-year track record as a highly effective and strategic business leader. Chris has driven results and business performance across a diverse set of industries and organizations in an international context as both an adviser and a P&L owner. He has a unique ability to build, lead, and manage teams and to mobilize people and organizations around a common vision and to drive change. He is experienced in M&A and divestitures.

In addition to joining QOMPLX as member of our Advisory Board, Mr. Hsu currently serves on the Board of Directors at Neustar, Inc. and is an Advisory Partner for the venture firm a16z (Andreessen Horowitz).

Previously, he was the CEO of Micro Focus, a $4B revenue enterprise software company that included mission critical security software; EVP and GM of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software Division; and EVP Chief Operating Officer of HPE where his responsibilities included IT and Cyber Security. Also, Chris was a Managing Director and Private Equity Operating Partner in the KKR Capstone Operating team following his tenure as an Associate Principal at McKinsey and Company.

Mr. Hsu graduated as a Distinguished Cadet from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Economics and a minor in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated first in his class in both Social Sciences and Men’s Athletics. After completing his military tenure as a US Army Captain and his early career training as a brand manager at General Mills, he obtained a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated with Distinction (4.0 GPA) from the Four Quarter Accelerated MBA program and was selected by the Marketing Department Faculty for the Richard M. Clewett Award for Top Student in Marketing.

Marco Antonio Lopez

President & CEO, International Business Solutions, Intermestic Partners

Marco Antonio Lopez

President & CEO, International Business Solutions, Intermestic Partners

Marco Antonio Lopez is President and Chief Executive Officer of International Business Solutions, Inc. (IBS), a business advisory firm he founded in 2011 to provide strategic business development and policy direction to both international and domestic organizations.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as Senior Adviser to the Chairman of Grupo Carso and The Carlos Slim Foundation. Mr. Lopez previously served as U.S. advisor to the successful presidential campaign of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto on topics of border security and safety, border trade and commerce, and economic development. Before founding IBS, he was Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), helping lead an organization with a $12 billion budget and 60,000 employees.

Prior to his transition into the private sector, Marco exhibited strong leadership skills in the public sector from a young age. At 22, shortly after graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in Liberal Studies and Political Science, he was elected mayor of Arizona's largest border community of Nogales, Arizona—making him one of the youngest mayors in the United States. From there he moved into Janet Napolitano’s gubernatorial administration in Arizona as an advisor and eventual Director of Arizona’s Department of Commerce.

William F. Murdy

Chairman, Thayer Leader Development Group & Thayer Hotel

William F. Murdy

Chairman, Thayer Leader Development Group & Thayer Hotel

Mr. William F. Murdy is Chairman of the Thayer Leader Development Group & Thayer Hotel in West Point, NY. Prior to this role he was Chairman of Comfort Systems USA (Houston) (NYSE:FIX), a $1.5 billion company providing heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) installation and services in the commercial/industrial/institutional sector countrywide. Comfort Systems operates from over 80 locations employing more than 7,000 people.

Until January 1, 2012 he was both Chairman and CEO of Comfort, having joined the company in 2000 in those positions. Before joining Comfort he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Club Quarters (NYC), a privately owned, rapidly growing chain of membership hotels catering to corporate travelers to major cities in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to Club Quarters he was Chairman, President, CEO and Co-Founder of LandCare USA, Inc. (Houston) (NYSE:GRW). LandCare grew to be the country’s largest commercial landscape and tree services company before merging with ServiceMaster (NYSE:SVM) in 1999. Preceding LandCare, Mr. Murdy was President and Chief Executive Officer for 8 years of General Investment and Development (Boston), a large, privately held, diversified real estate investment, development and operating company. From 1981 to 1989, he was Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of the Morgan Stanley Venture Capital Fund and President of its associated management company. (NYC) From 1974 to 1981 he served in a number of positions including Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Resources (Honolulu) (NYSE:PRI), a rapidly growing, then $1 billion company in the oil refining and gas utility sector.

He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (1970) and West Point (1964). He served in the United States Army from 1964 to 1974, including one year in the Dominican Republic (82nd Airborne) and two years in Vietnam (173rd Airborne Brigade). He was awarded three Bronze Stars, four Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. After three years teaching (Economics) at West Point, he left the active Army as a Major and served in the US Army Reserve.Currently, he is the Lead Director on the Board of Directors of LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU) where he is also Chair of the Compensation Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors and Audit and Governance Committees of Vectrus (NYSE:VEC). He is on the Boards of two private companies: Global Infrastructure Services and Knomatics. Previously, he served on the Boards of UIL (NYSE:UIL now AGR) and Kaiser Aluminum (NASDAQ: KALU). He is a Founder and former Chairman of Warrior Gateway (connecting Veterans with services), a Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Business Executives for National Security and a member of the Board of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Mr. Murdy is a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army and a former member of the Board of Visitors of West Point. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of the West Point Association of Graduates and a principal owner and Chairman of the Hotel Thayer and the Thayer Leader Development Group. He was recently designated a Distinguished Graduate of West Point.

Stephen Daffron

Stephen Daffron

Stephen C. Daffron is a Co-Founder and Industry Partner at Motive Capital Management, LLC since November 2018. Previously, he was a Founding Partner of Motive Partners through December 2018. Mr. Daffron has also been President of Dun & Bradstreet Corporation since February 8, 2019.

Mr. Daffron has been a fixture in the development and implementation of technology, data, and operational processes in financial services for over two decades. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Data and in senior leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Technologies, and Goldman Sachs. Mr. Daffron was involved in the creation of the earliest electronic trading systems in the early 1990’s, pioneered the operational processes that allowed an explosive growth in derivatives trading and processing, managed the integration of major acquisitions. He oversaw the growth of technology and operations that spring-boarded the prime brokerage business, moved to the buy-side to supervise the growth of processing capability at one of the industry’s most successful hedge funds. Mr. Daffron served as Head of Operations, Technology and Data at Morgan Stanley, Chief Operating Officer at Jim Simon’s Renaissance Technologies, Managing Director leading Operations and Technology for Global Custody, Securities Processing, and Asset Management at Goldman Sachs, chaired SIFMA’s Operations and Technology committee and served on the board of DTCC, before becoming Chief Executive Officer at Interactive Data.

Before his career on Wall Street, Mr. Daffron served in various command and staff positions in the U.S. Army. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point as well as M.B.A., M.A., M.Ph. and Ph.D. from Yale.